THE BAY ROBERTS CULTURAL FOUNDATION -
COMMUNITY STORIES AND FOLKLORE
The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation seeks to find and preserve stories and folklore to pass on the future generations. The work has been carried out in a number of ways including: the Holdin' Ground Project with Seniors, Story Telling Events, "Hauntings - Ghost Stories and Fairy Stories," Stories Enacted during "Toutons and Tunes," "Heart of Heritage" and "Cellars and Songs," and the development of the booklet "Folk Belief and Legends of Bay Roberts and Area" in cooperation with Dale Jarvis and Linda Wilson of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Folk Beliefs and Legends of Bay Roberts and Area - edited by Lisa Wilson and illustrated by Graham Blair.
In 2013 the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation entered into a contract with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador to supply an Oral History Researcher, Lisa Wilson, to document some of the intangible culture of the Bay Roberts area with particular attention to oral history, folk belief, and supernatural traditions. A number of seniors were interviewed in the summer of 2013 and these recorded stories were placed on Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative and copies of recordings given to the BRCF on DVD. A couple of visits to Ascension Collegiate by Lisa and Dale Jarvis also produced some great stories from students. Both the interviews and the school visits resulted in development of the booklet "Folk Belief and Legends of Bay Roberts and Area". It is hoped that the information collected will be used by the BRCF in further development of
cultural heritage programming in the town.
The Foundation is working with individuals in the community to develop materials about local culture. Mike Flynn, author of "Bay Roberts - Not Your Typical Small Town," is currently researching and writing a play about the Mummer Murders in Bay Roberts.
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