Christy Ring – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador

AKA: Skipper/Chick

Occupation: Actor/Writer/Musician/Music Producer/Filmmaker/Film and Stage Director/Stuntman (Stunt Jake – Republic of Doyle)

Place of Birth: St. John's, NL

Currently Resides: St. John's, NL

Where's your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a coffee?

 Coffee Matters in St. John's – great coffee and Belgian waffles

Christy Ring with RofD season1Where's your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a pint?

 Erin's Pub on Friday nights for Open Session, Sons of Erin and a pint of Guinness or more

Shamrock City on Tuesdays to hear Darryl Power and Kevin Evans play and two pints of Guinness 

Bar None for free after hours pool (they don't serve Guinness) – hidden in the alleyway behind Scanlon's (164 Water Street)


Where's your favourite place to shop in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Posie Row –

Downhome –

Ballistic -

Where in Newfoundland would we stand to see your favourite view?

The home my father built into a cliff overlooking Quidi Vidi Village, known locally as “Kitty Vitty” or “The Gut” (North America's oldest fishing village, in St. John's), where I grew up and where my family emigrated to from Cork, Ireland. Best view in the Village.  

Name 3 things I've gotta do when I visit Newfoundland and Labrador:

1. I'd have to say attend the Royal Annual St. John's Regatta on the first Wednesday every August. My family has been involved since the late 1800's and the Regatta is also the topic of my first feature film, based on a true story. (have a look)

2. Strenuous hike 16 km into Gros Morne National Park. On the other side of the mountains you'll find a huge ocean, a beach and a place to pitch and tent and light a campfire. Stay for a few days and enjoy the peace and scenery. No need to take water, just stick your head under one of the natural spring falls.

 3. Visit during open fishery and go cod jigging in a small boat. Even better with Mike Hawco in the boat. (yes, Allan's dad)

What makes Newfoundland & Labrador such a special place on earth for you?

The beautiful people and culture. You'll hardly ever pass someone on the street without a wink, a nod or a “yat” (short for wadda ya at).


SABS Notes of Noteworthiness

Christy RingChristy Ring wasn't the first in his family with the name check out the great history behind his namesake


Christy recently directed a self-funded music video with the sole goal of helping people. To check it out click here




  1. True Glory Looks Amazing. Can't wait to see it!

    Comment by Jill Ryan — July 11, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

  2. Really cool! Great music video too! Move over Allan Hawco! That movie is going to be wicked!

    Comment by Rita — July 11, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

  3. Awesome~~ What can I say we have a talented family lol

    Comment by colleen — July 12, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

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