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Eat lobster, kiss a cod at Newfie party Newfie Kitchen Party promises good times in museum parking lot


Tickets to the Newfie Kitchen Party (4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 18) are $35 and include a traditional lobster dinner with potato salad and dessert. Kids can get a hot dog and potato salad for $15. Proceeds from the party help support programs at the museum. Contact or 604-9391648.


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Almost 7,500 km separate St. John’s, N.L. and St. Johns Street in Port Moody but on June 18, that distance will disappear when the Port Moody Station Museum hosts a rollicking Newfie kitchen party on Father’s Day. And while the event will be held in the museum’s parking lot rather than in a kitchen to accommodate all the anticipated guests, it will have all the traditional trappings of an east coast kitchen shindig including live maritime folk music by The Navvies and a lobster dinner. There may even be a cod to kiss. The museum’s executive director, Jim Millar, pretty much guarantees it will be a good time. He should know: He’s a native Newfoundlander. Millar said the kitchen party is a cultural icon in his native province because the home is the heart of the community and any gathering of friends, family or neighbours quickly gravitates to the kitchen as it’s the warmest place in the


Dorian Nijdam, Markus Fahrner, Irene Reed and Jim MIllar break out the lobster, screech and fiddle music for a good ole’ Newfie Kitchen Party that will be held at the Port Moody Museum June 18. home. It also gives the host a bit of control to end the party, eventually. “When the owner of the house wants everybody out, they just turn up the stove


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When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

and it gets too hot so everybody leaves,” said Millar, who headed west in 1991 to seek better job opportunities. Newfoundland’s harsh landscape, long winters and

history of tough economic times mean its residents like to keep their celebrations simple and spontaneous. A kitchen party doesn’t require months of planning or em-

bossed invitations. “We’d just go over to somebody’s house, somebody would bring the screech and somebody would bring a fiddle,” said Millar. “That was

our entertainment.” Dorian Nijdam, an assistant at the museum, grew up in B.C. but discovered kitchen party culture when he attended the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, N.L. “Some of the best parties I’ve been to were in Newfoundland,” said Nijdam. “They’re so friendly and raucous. There’s a sort of love for life and seizing the moment.” Millar said the swapping of family stories at kitchen parties helps bond the community and make visitors “from away” feel more welcome. “The world would be a better place if there were more Newfie kitchen parties,” said Millar. @mbartelTC

Notice of Disposition Pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter, the City of Port Moody hereby gives notice of its intention to dispose of the following lands to Rocky Point Developments Ltd. for a total purchase price of $205,000. See map below:

LOCATION MAP - 2821 Murray Street



Where: Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive Port Moody, B.C. Times: Public Hearing 7pm • Regular Council Meeting immediately following the Public Hearing Television coverage airs on Shaw Cable 4 at 9am on Saturday, June 17, 2017. We live stream our Council meetings online at While you’re on our website, sign up for Council e-notifications. Get an agenda package at City Hall, the Port Moody Public Library or

a) Parcel Identifier: BLOCK 7, DISTRICT LOT 201, NEW WEST DISTRICT PARCEL F, PLAN BY-LAW NWP61152, GROUP 1, OF PLAN 72. (Civic address: 2821 Murray Street) Contact Jennifer Velthuijzen, Manager of Corporate Purchasing and Risk Management at 604.469.4522 or for further information on this transaction.


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