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Volume 8

May 2010

TTT kicks off Thursday with School Night!

May 14 to 23, 2010

Mattie Mitchell Walk/Run Was a Great Success! Allison Eaton

/ The Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival wants to send a big thanks to the walkers and runners who participated in the Mattie Mitchell Run on Saturday, May 2nd. The fun run featured local runner Marie Vaters and Corner Brook runners Glenys Simon and Darren Stone. All three ran successfully from the Norris Point Community Hall to the Mattie Mitchell site and nearly 40 people completed the walk from the Jenniex House. Another huge thank you to all the volunteers who pitched in on race day and those involved in advertising the run. We couldn’t do it without you!


Mattie Mitchell Walk/Run a Success!


Three Successful 10k Runners


Featured Profile: Francesca Swann


Reservation & Assisted Seating Information


Kevin Barnes-Rod Mitchell ☼ School Night at GMA


Food, Lodging and things you might need…

The runners shown above are: Glenys Simon, (left) Darren Stone (middle) both from Corner Brook, and Norris Point’s own, Marie Vaters (right).Photo by Joanie Cranston

Please contact Lynn at the Trails, Tales & Tunes Office at 458-3399 if you require assisted seating or need extra space for a wheelchair for any of the events you plan to attend. We may not be able to accommodate you if we do not know in advance so be sure to let us know early so we can make your experience an enjoyable one.

Reservations: Profile of Francesca Swann Francesca Swann has worked with CBC for 24 years and has been producing Musicraft, CBC Radio’s regional music program in Newfoundland and Labrador for 14 of those years. A graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England, Francesca then completed two years of graduate studies in Germany before coming to Canada to enter a journalism program at the Banff School of Fine Arts. A cello player since age 6, Francesca shows off her talents while playing with Tickle Harbour and the Picket Line. She was awarded the Patron of the Arts Award for her ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2005. We are fortunate to have her at Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival this year. We are in for a real treat.  Photo used with permission of

Tickets are going fast for many events! If you wish to purchase tickets for the following events: Sunroom Concert Neddies Harbour Inn Harry Martin & Boyd Chubbs CBC Sunroom Concert Neddies Harbour Inn Dan Bursey, Tina Cassell & George Keeping Labrador Night Elizabeth Penashue, The Montagues, Mina Campbell-Hibbs & Dave Paddon Please contact the Trails, Tales & Tunes Office: 709-458-3399

Remember, these tickets won’t last long!

This wonderful view of Norris Point is just one of the fabulous scenes you will encounter along the James Humber trail if you join in the Wild Cove Walk which begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday May 18 during the Trails, Tales & Tunes festival this year. Don’t forget to bring your camera. ©Charlotte L. Richardson All Rights Reserved

School Night at Gros Morne Academy Be sure to attend our very first event, School Night, at Gros Morne Academy, Thursday at 8 pm. This concert will feature host Sherman Downey, the Gros Morne Seniors Dancers as well as a variety of music and drama featuring GMA students. 

Want to try something new? Why not try one of Trails, Tales & Tunes Workshops Creative Stitches Rug-hooking workshop Intermediate level Senior’s Building Register at 453-2538 by May 10th $60 pp – all materials included.

Fiddle Workshop Entry level J.A. Walsh Centre Register at 458-3399

Hand–Drumming Workshop J.A. Walsh Centre Register at 458-3399

Parks Canada employee, Kevin Barnes, who is also the Mi'kmaq Chief of the Benoit's Cove Indian Band and Rod Mitchell, the great-grandson of Mattie Mitchell, taken at the Mattie Mitchell site. Kevin supplied most of the information related to the Mi'kmaq culture, provided most of the details concerning the history of Mattie Mitchell as well. Photo courtesy of Patricia Dawe

Accordion & Guitar Workshop Entry level J.A. Walsh Centre Register at TTT Office 458-3399

Whistle Workshop Entry level J.A. Walsh Centre. Register at TTT Office 458-3399

Thinking of visiting? Look no farther for Food & Lodging. Please note that all businesses listed on this page have provided a donation to Trails, Tales & Tunes Festival

For accommodation in Norris Point please check with the following properties:

For accommodation in Rocky Harbour please check with the following properties:

Sugar Hill Inn (709) 458-2147 - a luxurious country inn, quality accommodations and gourmet cuisine.

Ocean View Hotel (709) 458-2730

Neddies Harbour Inn (709) 458-3089 - a luxurious waterfront inn overlooking Bonne Bay.

Bottom Brook Cottages (709) 458-2236

Burnt Hill Cottages (709) 458-2269 Gros Morne Tourists Apartments (709) 458 7111 Big Garden Cottages (709) 458-2470 Pittman's Rooms (709) 458-2324 Terry's B&B (709) 458-2373 Gros Morne/Norris Point KOA (800) 562-3441/(709) 458 2229 窶田ampground

The following restaurants are available in Norris Point: Sugar Hill Inn (709) 458-2147 - offers fine dining

Fisherman's Landing Inn (709) 458-2711

Gros Morne Cabins (709) 458-2020 Shears House B&B (709) 458-2534

The following restaurants are available in Rocky Harbour: Ocean View Hotel (709) 458-2730 Java Jacks (709) 458-3004 Fisherman's Landing (709) 458-2060 Earle's Restaurant (709) 458-2577 Jackie's Restaurant & Take-Out (709) 458-2649 Treasure Box (709) 458-3007

Neddies Harbour Inn (709) 458-3089 - offers fine dining Pittman's Restaurant (709) 458-2324 Cat Stop (709) 458-3343 Kayak Cafe (709 458-2722

For accommodation in Woody Point please check with the following: Seaside Suites (709) 453-2777 - four star waterfront suites

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