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The World of Tone playlist for 07/25/2017
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Tony meets with CJSF Public Affairs coordinator Jesse to chat about his amazing experiences on the Canada C3 expedition. They talk accessibility and education in Canada's North, the difference between Newfoundland and Labrador, and Tony's Tips from his time abroad

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  • Posted on: 9 August 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/24/2017
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When we landed, we were met by Nain’s brass band. It was really cool because a lot of the songs they played, I have heard on recordings, and to hear it live and in person is something else. What a treat! And how often do you get greeted by a brass band? The band originally was derived from the Moravian church that came to the community to teach them about the Moravian religion. According to the residents of Nain, these people would not only help counsel people in their problems and guide them through their religious beliefs, but also help with certain laws and ensured that the community got along and ran smoothly. In the olden days, the brass band would practice no matter how harsh the weather. No matter what they would always practice and made it a habit, a weekly tradition to travel round town and play music, so everyone can enjoy the sound of brass. Today the brass band is having a revival since it died for many years after the Moravian church left. Now the community is too spread out so they do their brass band concerts in the church or in more common areas of the community rather than walking around. It’s great to see that they’re bringing the brass band traditions back. I also learned that just like in Hopedale, the Moravian ministers have left their people here after the RCMP and the government came to the region. A little history lesson from what I understand: earlier in the 20th century, when the residential schools came into being, RCMP and government officials came to these small communities to enforce laws and ensure that the people would send their children to the residential schools. When that happened, Moravian missionaries left since many of the roles that they once played, such as helping run things, were now being done by the RCMP and the federal government. These were dark times for the people in these Northern communities just like in Nain. Even today after the residential schools have closed, the people in Nain along with other communities such as Hopedale have been asking the Moravian church ministers to come back. But since there is no money, the Moravian church ministers have not returned, and so each community is doing the best they can to practice the religion and to run services despite not having a minister. There are people in the community who have stepped up and volunteered to do the duties that were once done by the minister. It’s amazing how people in the north find ways to thrive and to do what is needed despite not having ideal situations or lack of resources and support.

 

https://theworldoftone.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/day-12-nain/

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  • Posted on: 3 August 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/23/2017
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Another expedition member I had the opportunity to chat with today was Jeff Hutcheson, former Canadian weather and sports anchor for Canada AM. He is a very boisterous and fun person to be around. You may think at first that his nature is developed from years being on TV, but this is how he truly is. He always makes time for people and ensures everyone has an excellent time. He is the life of the ship. He gave me some great advice today about making a travel show to share my experiences exploring the world and learning about the things around us with other people.

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  • Posted on: 3 August 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/22/2017
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Today I learned more about participant Sherwyn Solomon and his love of being a school principal. He explained how he didn’t like teacher school so much, but despite it all has become a very good educator. It is evident in the way he explains things and the joy he has when talking about helping students learn and solve their life problems. I experienced Sherwyn’s love of learning first hand when he was showing me the different things encountered on our journey. His enthusiasm and his constant upbeat nature helps keep our energy up when we are deprived of sleep.

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  • Posted on: 3 August 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/21/2017
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Tony had a chance to meet with the C3 Expedition's ever busy chef, Anne Desjardins, for a brief interview. He learned that she was responsible for the new trend of using fresh ingredients provided by local farmers in restaurants today. She is a trend setter and pioneer. She is so unbelievably humble and Tony would not have realized her accomplishments had he not asked her directly about the history of her life. She has the talent of making local ingredients into magical creations that not only taste amazing but are also very healthy. Anne Desjardins is a woman who found her way despite adversity and worked hard to get where she is and is a very good example for what Tony believes he must do in his life.  Anne Desjardins is a Senior Chef Consultant in hospitality and agribusiness and a geographer. Anne has been the Chef and co-owner of Restaurant-Hôtel-Spa L’eau à la Bouche, Que. for 34 years. She is a Knight of the National Order Of Quebec and has gained a reputation and credibility at the highest level as a member for 20 years of the reputable Grand-Chef & Relais & Châteaux. 

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/20/2017
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Tony chats with crewmate  Adam van Koeverden, the Canadian Olympian for men’s canoeing. You wouldn’t have guessed he was an Olympian and brought back so many metals over 3 Olympics because he never talks about it. He’s a guy who is very considerate and observant. He knows not to baby me or try to flood my mind with too much information when we are hiking or doing something that might be difficult for a person with no sight. He finds ways to only give information I need and lets me fall and learn on my own what I should and shouldn’t do. He’s a great travelling companion and always does his best to help people out.

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: cjsfpa
The World of Tone playlist for 07/18/2017
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I met up with archaeologist Kayley Sherrett and I had to opportunity to interview her. She took us around town, which was absolutely amazing! I got to meet so many people from Rigolet and check out all the exhibits within both of their museums, and I mean really check them out; Kayley and the workers there let me feel and touch everything in the museums. We first went to the Lord Strathcona House, where I got to touch things like old soy machines, Hudson’s Bay blankets and wooden dolls that were carved. Those are just some of the many things that I got to interact with there. From there, Kaylee took me to the second museum which was an old Hudson’s Bay Company Outpost building called the NetLoft where we could touch more artifacts.

 

https://theworldoftone.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/day-9-rigolet/

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: cjsfpa
The World of Tone playlist for 07/17/2017
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Our first stop in Labrador was Red Bay, where we met with Catherine Toni Collier who is a woman infantry soldier from 1 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, attached to the Canadian Rangers, who showed us around the Red Bay National Historic Site.

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/16/2017
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My last experience on Fogo Island was meeting Janice Thompson and Tony Cobb. Tony is Zita Cobb’s brother and they run an organization, called Fogo Island Fish, which is a social business which promotes hand fishing of cod. This is the equivalent of let’s say, free range cattle, but instead, the cod are caught by hand by fisherman and the fishermen are paid double the market price and can make a living out of it. They are just not allowed to catch huge numbers, and these fish are then sent to high quality, renowned restaurants in Toronto and other parts of Canada and sold for a high price because the fish are killed quickly, bled and frozen right away so that it yields better flesh. The flesh is more firm and white and free of imperfections that can be found in mass produced fish. The organization’s goal is to help the economy grow and provide a beacon of hope and an example for the out port communities in Newfoundland so that they don’t become extinct. It’s sad to note that some places that rely heavily on fishing have now dwindled to low populations because no one can find work, and the only people left in those communities are elders. This is a common issue throughout Newfoundland, and Fogo Island is doing its best to survive and thrive by using its art and the Shorefast Society’s business ventures.

 

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/15/2017
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On a small island off the main Fogo Island, I got the opportunity to hike up one of the corners of the earth, called Brimstone Head, which is a mountainous outcrop of rock with steep terrain on both sides, dropping down to the water. This was alleged to be one of the four corners of the earth for those who believe the earth is flat. It was a nice hike with lots of stairs and a beautiful view of the icebergs, harbour, Atlantic Ocean and the island. At the top of Brimstone Head, we met Iris Taylor who is the current president of the Flat Earth Society of Canada. She presented research papers pulled out of her bag that showed experiments to prove that the earth was flat. Her main point was showing us that it is important not just to believe what people say, but to actually find ways to experience things for yourself and experiment to prove what people are saying is true. Through your own discovery, you can make a judgement on whether something is true or not, rather than rely on what others say.

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/14/2017
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On Fogo Island, we met Zita Cobb, who is the founder of the Shorefast organization, which consists of the Fogo Island Inn, the Fogo Island furniture store, and also the Fogo arts studios. Her initiative is to bring back economy to the islands so that they can survive and thrive. The population at Fogo Island has dwindled down to three thousand in the last few years due to lack of economy and opportunities for them to thrive. This organization helps to preserve the culture of the island and helps bring business and raise the economy so residents can continue to survive, and hopefully build a future for the young people to stay there and have work, rather than having them move away. It was very interesting to visit the Inn. Everything in the Inn is built and run by locals and the furniture was built by locals. They offered us a lot of great local food, showed us a good time, and promoted their social business and how it’s important to preserve their culture.

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/13/2017
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We began our day at 5:30 AM with a drive to the most eastern point of North America: Cape Spear. Here we waited for the sun to rise while we were led through a tobacco offering. 

Later in the afternoon, we arrived at Petty Harbour and participated in a cod fishing outing and preparation demonstration with the organization, Fishing for Success. It is a nonprofit company that provides heritage experiences and programs to continue the traditional fishing knowledge and culture in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
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The World of Tone playlist for 07/12/2017
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Tony just finished his first day on the Canada C3 expedition. From his trip today, he wanted to highlight the Crow’s Nest Officers Club that he visited in St. John's, Newfoundland. The Crow's Nest is a bar/serviceman's club opened in 1942 for World War II. The audio features talks and legends told by the current president, Gary and the past president Margie. 

https://theworldoftone.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/day-1-st-johns/

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  • Posted on: 27 July 2017
  • By: cjsfpa