Friends and visitors gathered down to the George Hawkins Memorial Stadium to enjoy the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival festivities. From left to right, Barry Ashley, Darryl Snyder, Jim Waterman, Elaine Devlin, Jennifer Ashley, Tracy Snyder, Jill Waterman, Susan Paszt and Paul Paszt.
The partakers in the screech-in down their shots of Screech, most did not look very pleased afterwards.
In full attire, Karen Churchhill asks the mainlanders partaking in the screech-in to repeat “deed I is me old cock, and long may your big jib draw!” The responses included confused recitations like “bed I am in my own cod”.
Screech master Karen Churchill initiates the mainlanders into honorary Newfoundlander-and-Labradorian status with the kiss of the cod. Here, Jayne Nelson of Wasaga Beach, Ont. reluctantly kisses the cod. The screech-in was held at the George Hawkins Memorial Arena on Tuesday, July 24 for the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival.
Marvin and Gladys Stuckless are both from Twillingate but now live in Toronto. They came home this summer to be married. The two shared their first date 60 years ago. When they got back together many years later, they returned to their hometown to tie the knot.
Vance Webb of Brantford, Ont. kisses the cod and seems to be delighted to now be crowned as an honorary Newfoundlander and Labradorian.