For over three decades, one of Mount Pearl’s big contributions to Newfoundland & Labrador art and culture has been punk rock music.
The first women’s wrestling match in Newfoundland took place in the summer of 1955 at the Memorial Stadium. The advertised photos of Alberta’s Alma Mills peaked curiosity across the island prior to her arrival, but audiences were shocked when they finally got to see her in the ring.
Kitty Power started with Newfoundland’s Traveling Library in 1940.
“Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.”
“In January 1964, Halifax City Council voted to authorize the relocation of Africville residents. Before this decision was made, there was no meaningful consultation with residents of Africville to gather their views.
There are many more important resources out there and we encourage everyone to seek them out, learn and contribute what you can.
We wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the fight against systemic racism and police violence, and we will do whatever we can to help amplify the voices that need to be heard. As allies, it is important for us to understand our privilege so we can learn when to use it to help, and when to get out of the way.
Folk songwriter Kyle Gryphon debuts his new album with a haunting ballad of the broken working Newfoundlander: “don’t think, don’t feel, get back to work.”
Did you know The Rock’s father was a Amherst-born Nova Scotian who broke down racial barriers in the world of wrestling?