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Tales from the Boot! The Supernatural Traditions of Burin: A Memory Mug-Up

History & heritage Museum Performance Storytelling Writing & literature
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Oldest Colony Trust Building

Burin, NL

Directions: The Oldest Colony Trust Building is located on the Burin Hertiage Grounds, adjoining the boardwalk.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Do you have a scary story that needs to be told? Are there strange creatures—monsters, ghosts, spirits, and faeries—that we must beware? Can they be warded off with remedies, spells, and incantations? We need to hear them and we need to hear them now . . . before it’s too late!

The Burin Heritage Tourism Association invites you to its very first Memory Mug-Up session, Tales from the Boot! The Supernatural Traditions of Burin, September 29th at the Oldest Colony Trust Building from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

What is a Memory Mug-Up? It is an informal storytelling session meant to help preserve our intangible cultural heritage, including anecdotes, traditions, and beliefs. All participants are invited to speak, but you are also welcome to come and listen to others. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served and the event is entirely free!

In anticipation of Halloween, this first session will focus on the paranormal. Please come and take part as we share our memories of mysterious events, creatures, and superstitions.

For more information or to pre-register, please email Dennis Kilfoy at [email protected] or phone 709-891-2355.


Burin Hertiage Tourism Association

The Burin Heritage Association consists of a Heritage House, also known as the Reddy House, and a museum in the first Bank of Nova Scotia building. On the premises we also have a Craft Shop for local goods and an Oldest Colony Trust Building which is used for events.