Cod is King

Date: Jul 2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Everywhere
Family Fun

July 2, 2022 marks 30 years since the cod moratorium was declared. Join us for a day of all things cod including films and activities as we look back on the cod fishery and how it has impacted Newfoundland and Labrador.

1 pm – 4 pm

Cod Print Crafting - Learn printmaking techniques, using cod designs and printing inks to create your own school of swimming fish.

Join Fishing for Success to try your hand at net-knitting, rope weaving and withe making.

2 pm (Level 2 Theatre)

Join us for the screening of the animated short-film, Last Fish, First Boat. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with the co-producer, Jenn Thornhill Verma. 

This screening is included in the cost of admission but space is limited so please ensure you reserve your ticket by pressing "buy tickets' or by calling 757-8090. 

3 pm

Fishing for Cod – on this tour, explore three exhibitions, From This Place: Our Lives on Land and Sea and Here, We Made a Home, to learn about the salt cod trade in the province. Take a look at 30 Years On – The Cod Collapse, a small exhibit developed to mark the anniversary.

Masks are encouraged.

Events & Programs

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakspeare By The Sea

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mallory Fisher

This production marks Artistic Director Mallory Fisher's directorial debut with the company, and will broaden the appeal of Shakespeare by re-examining one of his lesser known and infrequently staged plays—Coriolanus—in a contemporary context. Set in present-day Newfoundland, the production will underscore the play’s extant themes of corruption of power, instability of capitalism, desensitization to violence, and toxic masculinity to examine our current political and social zeitgeist.

Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (students, seniors, unwaged)