Snow Flurries – A Keith Chicoyne Original

About a month ago I left Gaspé and headed back to St. John’s, Newfoundland where I’m finishing my PhD at Memorial. As much as I’m enjoying the special holiday atmosphere here, with plenty of local traditions, visits, potlucks, and music, I can’t help but miss Gaspé and the people with whom I developed close friendships … More Snow Flurries – A Keith Chicoyne Original

Merry Christmas from the Leo Fitzpatrick fonds

In archival terminology, a “fonds” describes a collection of unique documents created by an individual or organization through their regular activities. Modern archival practice largely traces itself to post-revolutionary France and the conscious effort to safeguard the records of the new republic; the idea of an archival “fonds” has its roots here and we still … More Merry Christmas from the Leo Fitzpatrick fonds

Christmas Time’s A Comin’: Gaspesian Sounds From Last Weekend (Nov 28-29)

The past weekend was a busy and festive time around Gaspé and seemed to mark an unofficial start of the holiday season with a full-schedule of Christmas parties and community events. On Saturday, there was a dinner at the Mason’s Lodge, a nighttime concert by Nash Stanley at the Legion, and a carol singing in Cap-aux-Os. … More Christmas Time’s A Comin’: Gaspesian Sounds From Last Weekend (Nov 28-29)