The Hazel Pearl

On Tuesday afternoon the Heritage Foundation and the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. launched the booklet The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl. The booklet launch took place in the Ella Freeman Heritage House in Champney’s West, Bonavista Peninsula. There were twenty community members who came out for the launch including four of the people who were interviewed about the wreck of the Hazel Pearl. The Heritage House provided tea, coffee, and some treats for everyone to enjoy.

 

Please check out the full article from the Intangible Culture Heritage, Folklore  and Oral History website

http://www.ichblog.ca/2016/11/collective-memories-booklet-launch.html

Booklet Launch – The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. invite you to the official public launch of our new booklet:
The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl

 


Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
3:00 pm
Free Admission
Ella Freeman Heritage House, Champney’s West, Bonavista Peninsula

“The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl” is the second booklet in the Collective Memories Series produced by the Heritage Foundation. This booklet focuses on the history of the Hazel Pearl and the memories of several community members about the wreck of the boat and the rescue of the spar.

“We saw the Hazel Pearl coming in around, coming in here on their full sail, fully rigged,” recalls Ben Hiscock. “She come on in and she hit the hard ice and and he holed her up, holed her upward and the water started pouring in.”

Hiscock was one of several residents of Champney’s West who was interviewed as part of the oral history project completed by the Foundation. The booklet which developed out of the interviews was edited by Heather Elliott with research conducted by Terra Barrett and Sarah Hannon.

“The booklet focuses on the story surrounding the shipwreck of the Hazel Pearl and the spar (a mast off the boat) which was retrieved by local fisherman Wayne Freeman and is displayed outside the Heritage House,” says Barrett, a researcher with the Intangible Cultural Heritage office of the Heritage Foundation of NL. “The booklet contains transcribed excerpts and portraits of community members, background research, memories of the wreck as well as a detailed drawing of the spar.”

The Hazel Pearl booklet is part of the foundation’s Collective Memories Project. This project is an initiative of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, with funding provided by the Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development. The Collective Memories Project invites seniors to record their stories and memories for sharing.

The booklet launch is open to the public and will include tea and light refreshments. There will be printed copies of the booklet available at the launch and a PDF version will be placed online.

For more information please go to www.collectivememories.ca, call Terra Barrett at 1-888-739-1892 ext. 5 or email terra@heritagefoundation.ca

Walking Sticks and Wood Spirits – yours with a donation

Everett Piercey has generously donated carved walking sticks and carved wood spirits in support of our fundraising. While quantities last, a minimum donation of $100 will receive a carved walking stick; a minimum donation of $50 will receive a carved wood spirit.  You can make a donation using the Donate button on our website at:  www.champneyisland.net , submitting a cheque payable to “Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc.” or making a cash donation at the Heritage House in Champney’s West.  Donations will be used to support:  Champney’s West Heritage House;Champney’s West Aquarium and the Fox Island Trail.

 

Spirit stick spirit vase

More memories of Champney’s West

Please check out this lovely interview with Roy Hiscock

http://doodledaddle.blogspot.ca/2015/07/roy-hiscock-of-champneys-west-weekly.html

Again thanks to the  Intangible Cultural Heritage, Folklore and Oral History team for carrying out these interviews – look out for more over the next few weeks

 

Saving Our Stories – An introduction to Community Oral History in Port Union

save our stories

Saving Our Stories – An Introduction to Community Oral History with folklorist Dale Jarvis.
A free workshop organized by the Sir William F Coaker Heritage Foundation, Champney’s West Heritage Group, and the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in local history, culture and folklore. It is intended to give a background on how to conduct research interviews, and will give people a chance to try their hand at creating interview questions and to explore the world of oral history! It is free to attend, but you need to register in advance.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Factory/Advocate Building, Port Union, NL

Contact:
Terra Barrett at 1-888-739-1892 x 5 or email terra@heritagefoundation.ca