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Joshua Jamieson – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador
Occupation: Communications/Marketing, Filmmaker (Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson), Author (The Teenage Years… Mapped) & Occasional DJ
Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL (but ‘home’ is Swift Current, NL)
Currently Resides: St. John’s, NL
Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a coffee?
Starbucks in Atlantic Place - pick it up and go out to the deck to look at the narrows and the ocean, or the Jumping Bean on Harvey Road – awesome locally roasted beans.
Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a pint?
Somewhere that has a White beer on tap or the deck of my downtown home.
Where’s your favourite place to shop in Newfoundland & Labrador?
Working downtown makes it easy to twack through the shops and I tend to spend at Ballistic, Living Planet and I have a wish list of things from Home. For visitors, Downhome, NL Weavery, Fred’s and the Tickle Trunk are great spots to stop.
Where in Newfoundland would we stand to see your favourite view?
On the wharf out in Swift Current, NL or the deck of one of the cabins at Kilmory Resort at dawn or dusk.
Name 3 things I’ve gotta do when I visit Newfoundland & Labrador:
1. Visit The Rooms, the art gallery and café there are my favourite spaces; I love to go sit on the couches and get lost in the view.
2. Take a trip down ‘the boot’ (a.k.a. the Burin peninsula) and sneak away to St. Pierre before coming back up.
3. Do the festival circuit – June has the Nickel Independent Film Fest and the Screech Comedy Fest, July has the Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Fest and August has the Folk Festival… if it’s a fall trip you’re after, in October you can catch the Festival of New Dance and St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. They’re some top ones for me but there are so many throughout the province, there’s never a shortage of things to do.
What makes Newfoundland & Labrador such a special place on earth for you?
It’s where my roots are, family and friends. The place is beautiful and different areas of the province offer such a variety of experiences. The convenience, that you can be in a metro-area like St. John’s but escape into nature so easily, whether it’s a little pocket in town or going to the amazing places outside of it. The rich history, culture and character here is second to none. It’s also pretty cool to have your own time zone and be the first in North America to welcome every New Year, another fun time to be here!
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