CRUISE LINES AND EXECUTIVES

Resource People and Technical Specialists
Jean Pierre Andrieux
Courtyard by Marriott
131 Duckworth Street
St. John's, NL  A1C 1E9

Tel: (709) 722-6636
E-mail: jpa@spmtours.com
Has numerous profusely illustrated PowerPoints of the region elsewhere which are available for presentation. These presentations have been specifically developed for cruise ship lectures, but have been presented to various other groups.

Some examples of topics include: Cod Fishing on the Grand Banks from The Days of Colonization to its Demise, International Vessels in Newfoundland Waters, Early Newfoundland Cruises, Rum Running During the Prohibition, Ship Wrecks, Newfoundland A Century of Progress, St. Pierre et Miquelon, and Newfoundland in the World Wars.

Eric Baggs
Department of Biology
Memorial University, Science Building
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 737-7525 (w)
(709) 781-2505 (h)
Email: ebaggs@mun.ca
Marine Biology/Ecology and wildlife expert.
Mary Barry
Tel:
Fax:
(709) 722-0474
(709) 722-3905
Email: info@marybarry.net
Web Site: www.marybarry.net
A native of St. John's, Mary Barry is an award winning singer and songwriter. Mary is a bilingual artist who has thrilled audiences from across Canada, the US and France moving easily from jazz to blues to "chanson". She won the 2007 Female Artist of the Year and Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year at the Newfoundland and Labrador Awards.

Dr. Stephen E. Bruneau
Dept. of Engineering & Applied Science
Memorial University
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Tel:

Fax:
(709) 737-2119 (w)
(709) 722-6542 (h)
(709) 737-4042
Email: sbruneau@mun.ca
An expert on the Icebergs of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Paul Butler
HB Creativity
Email: paul.butler@nl.rogers.com
Web Site: www.paulbutlernovelist.com
Author of the book St. John's: City of Fire (Flanker Press), released in September 2007, tracing the influence of fire on the City's history. He is also the author of novels, NaGeira which appeared on Donna Morrissey's 2007 Canada Reads shortlist, Easton's Gold and Easton. He is interested in giving talks on aspects of Newfoundland folklore, especially as seen in fiction.
Marlene Creates
Boreal Poetry Garden
15 Blast Hole Pond Road
Portugal Cove, NL  A1M 2J6
Tel: (709) 895-1020
Email: marlene.creates@nf.sympatico.ca
Web Site: www.marlenecreates.ca
The Boreal Poetry Garden is a seven acre site, 20 minutes from Downtown St. John's, of mixed boreal forest with paths developed by the environmental artist Marlene Creates.

Brief texts reflect the artist's interaction with the land where she lives, as well as some of the site's particular geophysical and climatic characteristics, its plant life, wildlife and social history.

Appointments can be made with the artist who will provide guided walks, readings of site-specific poems, and flora interpretation of over 50 native species.

Refreshments using local wild berries available. Individuals welcome or groups of up to 30 people can be accommodated.
Glenn Downey
108 Springdale Street
St. John's, NL  A1C 5B6
Tel: (709) 753-6616
Provides a combination of home-grown Newfoundland comedy and music.

Maura Hanrahan
Boreal Poetry Garden
HB Creativity
Email: maura.hanrahan@nl.rogers.com
Web Site: www.maurahanrahan.com
www.writingworkshops.ca
Best-selling Canadian author specializing in Newfoundland and Labrador maritime history. Her works include Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster; Domino: The Eskimo Coast Disaster; The Doryman; and The Alphabet Fleet, which was released in September 2007. She is also an independent anthropologist and an expert in the Aboriginal cultures of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is available for talks and workshops throughout the province.
Dr. James Hiller
Memorial University
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Tel:
Fax:
(709) 737-8435
(709) 737-3123/2164
Expert in many aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador history.
Frank Holden
502 Blackmarsh Road
St. John's, NL  A1E 4V1
Tel: (709) 579-9990

Newfoundland actor, folk singer and story-teller -
Sharon Jeans
The Fluvarium
5 Nagle's Place
St. John's, NL  A1B 2Z2
Tel:
Fax:
(709) 754-3474
(709) 754-5947
Email: info@fluvarium.ca
Web Site: www.fluvarium.ca
Executive Director of the Fluvarium.
Kevin Major
27 Poplar Avenue
St. John's, NL  A1B 1C7
Tel: (709) 738-3374
Email: kmajor@nl.rogers.com
Web Site: www4.newcom.net/kmajor
Award winning Canadian author. Author of 14 books for young people and adults. Kevin has adapted two of his novels for the stage, including No Man's Land about the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in WWI. Also the author of the best seller, History of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dennis Minty
121 Riverside Avenue
Clarkes Beach, NL  A0A 1W0
Tel: (709) 786-1587
Email: dennis@thehumannaturecompany.ca
Web Site: www.thehumannaturecompany.ca
A photographer, biologist and author that is well versed in the flora and fauna of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Works on cruise ships as photographer, lecturer and naturalist. Good source for slide presentations. Offers small group tours with emphasis on natural history and photography.
Dr. Bill Montevecchi
Memorial University
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Tel: (709) 737-7673
Email: mont@mun.ca
Seabird and ecology expert. Lecture on a broad range of topics such as: eco-tourism, conservation biology, penguins of the North Atlantic, the ocean, what's unique about Newfoundland seabirds, seabirds in the cold ocean and tracking of seabirds throughout the Atlantic Ocean
Keith Nicol
36 Raymond Street
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 2S1
Tel:

Fax:
(709) 639-1770
(709) 637-6288
(709) 639-8125
Email: knicol@swgc.mun.ca
A professor of Geography at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College of Memorial University. His research and writing interests are varied and include aspects of environmental interpretation and outdoor recreation.

Keith has lectured on cruise ships in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, as well as Newfoundland. His lectures deal with climate change, ice bergs, and sea ice, geology and permafrost.
Fergus O'Byrne
53 Newtown Road
St. John's, NL  A1C 4E3
Tel: (709) 576-4759
Email: fobyrne@nl.rogers.com
Web Site: www.singsonginc.ca/liners/cdhgiml
Newfoundland and Celtic music.
Shane O'Dea
English Department
Memorial University
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Tel:

Fax:
(709) 737-8119 (w)
(709) 722-0562 (h)
(709) 737-4569
Email: sodea@mun.ca
Local University professor, preservationist and architectural historian who has written and lectured on the architecture and culture of Newfoundland.
Dr. Paul O'Neill
115 Rennies Mill Road
St. John's, NL  A1B 2P2
Tel: (709) 722-7372
Newfoundland Historian who has been speaking about the historical background of Newfoundland, in particular the City of St. John's, since the 1950s.
Jim Payne
P.O. Box 6371
St. John's, NL  A1C 6J9
Tel: (709) 726-8622
(709) 726-3570
Email: jim.payne@singsonginc.ca
Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and storyteller featuring music that reflect the Newfoundland experience.
Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne
P. O. Box 6371
St. John's, NL
A1C 6J9
Two of Newfoundland's most respected performers combine instrumental prowess and humorous repartee, to cover a broad spectrum of Newfoundland folk culture, including songs, stories and dance tunes.

Their repertoire includes rousing sea shanties and work songs, poignant ballads, comic ditties, folk tales and recitations, and toe-tapping jigs, reels and polkas on a variety of instruments. They are also producers of events that can be tailored to meet any requirements requested by cruise lines and /or cruise planners in any part of the province.
Bob Piercey
The Fluvarium
5 Nagle's Place
St. John's, NL  A1B 2Z2
Tel:
Fax:
(709) 754-3474
(709) 754-5947
Email: rpiercey@fluvarium.ca
Web Site: www.fluvarium.ca
Well versed in Newfoundland's freshwater ecology and wildlife.
Mr. Mark Power
The Colony of Avalon
Ferryland, NL  A0A 2H0
Tel:
Toll Free:
Fax:
(709) 432-3200
1-877-326-5669
(709) 432-2842
Email: info@colonyofavalon.ca
Web Site: www.colonyofavalon.ca
Executive Director-working from the Colony of Avalon, an active archaeological site uncovering the remains of Lord Baltimore's colony first settled in 1621. In addition to the archaeology dig, the site features an interpretation center, conservation laboratory, three heritage gardens, gift shop and 17th century reproduction kitchen
Doug Robbins
Labrador Straits Historical Dev. Corp.
P.O. Box 112
Forteau, Labrador  A0K 2P0
Tel:

Fax:
(709) 931-2072
(709) 931-2013
(709) 927-5833
Email: drobbins@labradorstraits.net
Executive Director of the Labrador Straits Historical Development Corporation.
Kelly Russell
Pigeon Inlet Productions
Tel: (709) 488-3821
Email: kellyrussell@nf.sympatico.ca
Web Site: www.pigeoninlet.com
Renowned for his musical talents and fiddling, Kelly has performed around the world and can provide a range of talents from story telling to music and historical backgrounds on the music culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. Kelly and his wife Tonya also present Dance Up, an interactive event in which participants learn the easy moves for square dancing Newfoundland style.
John Ryan
P.O. Box 129
Colliers, NL  A0A 1Y0
Tel:
Cell:
(709) 229-4065
(709)690-2018
Email: dennis@thehumannaturecompany.ca
Web Site: www.thehumannaturecompany.ca
Known for his humorous commentary dealing with Newfoundland folklore. Well versed in Newfoundland dialects and folktales.
Matthew Sharpe
Matt Sharpe Magic
Tel: (709) 682-5925
Email: matt@newfoundlandmagic.com
Web Site: www.newfoundlandmagic.com
Through the years, Matt Sharpe has become a popular entertainer in the St. John's area. Matt Sharpe is a young magician, who keeps up with all the modern trends in the magic world, however also introduces audiences to the true classics of the art.
Christina Smith & Jean Hewson
Tel: (709) 754-1330 (Christina)
(709) 722-2863 (Jean)

Email: csmith@nf.sympatico.ca
jhewson@nf.sympatico.ca
Award-winning Newfoundland music duo. Jean (voice, guitar) and Christina (fiddle, cello) perform their unique arrangements of Newfoundland songs and fiddle tunes in Canada, the US and Britain. They also give lively, humorous and informative workshops in Newfoundland song traditions, dance and dance music, fiddle styles and Christmas traditions such as mummering.
David Snow
Wildland Tours
124 Water St., P.O. Box 383
St. John's, NL  A1C 5J9
Tel:
Fax:
(709) 722-3123
(709) 722-3335
Web Site: www.wildlands.com
Email: wildtour@nfld.com

Newfoundland born writer and marine biologist, he operates Wildland Tours, a local tour company specializing in nature based holidays and province wide shore excursion services. Winner of Governor General's Award for Conservation and provincial Cruise Vision Award. Author of booklets on Newfoundland and Labrador seabirds, land mammals and prehistory. Environmental educator, active whale researcher, cruise ship naturalist and guest lecturer. In 2008 and 2009 Wildland Tours was listed as one of the best Adventure Travel companies in the world by National Geographic.
Michael Sullivan
Image Inspired
P.O. Box 5563
St. John's, NL  A1C 5W4
Tel: (709) 722-7617
Discuss the history of icebergs in Newfoundland, including notable icebergs that have passed by Newfoundland, as well as other topics such as the Titanic.
Dr. Jim Tuck
Archaeology Department
Memorial University
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Tel: (709) 737-8873
Email: jtuck@mun.ca
Archaeologist - working from The Colony of Avalon, a 17th century colony.
Birgitta Wallace
7 Ladyslipper Drive
Halifax, NS  B3M 3R5
Tel: (902) 443-5281
Email: birwallace@eastlink.ca
Renowned Viking archaeologist, she is currently retired from Parks Canada.
Wonderbolt Productions

Contact:
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Website:
Beni Malone
(709) 728-1819
info@wonderbolt.ca
www.wonderbolt.ca

Wonderbolt was founded in 1981 in St. John's by Beni Malone, a graduate of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown College. In over two decades, Wonderbolt has created more than 30 critically acclaimed shows and has toured every nook and cranny of Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada and beyond! Wonderbolt continues to showcase the best in Circus and theatrical entertainment and will offer more workshops, special events, mainstage productions and the Wonderbolt Circus Show.
NOTE: Memorial University has a Speakers Bureau. For more information contact:
Division of Marketing and Communications
Memorial University
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:
Website:
(709) 737-8663
(709) 737-8699
marcomm@mun.ca