Back in time Imagine being transported back to the 1950s, what would you be doing, and what would things be like? The answer to that question might just possible.
If you have an imagination, and hunger for something different, then the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce and Avion Players have a treat for you. Mr. Tibbo wrote the script based on the minutes of the first ever meeting of the 11 gentlemen, who got together to form the Chamber. According to Dorothy Wood, Chamber special events chairperson, this evening will be the beginning of many events during the next year to commemorate its birthday. The gathering will occur at the Hotel Gander on the very day 50 years ago, June 29, that the original meeting took place. The name of the play is Go Back in Time to '59. "Being from Gander, I'm very excited about this evening," said Ms. Wood. "One of the main men involved was Roland Goodyear, and that is where I got my first job." Other members who attended that meeting over 50 years ago included William Lahey, owner of the Crescent Theatre; Edgar Baird, sawmill woods operator; Eli Baker, town manager; Eric Dunn, manager Bank of Nova Scotia; Mathew Foote, plumbing supplies shop; Wilbur Osmond, store manager; Ernie Peyton, flower shop owner; Bill Toytman of Toytman's Department Store; Reg Tuma, jewellery store owner and mayor Jack Robertson. Also, Member of Parliament Charlie Granger appeared halfway through the meeting. From this original group, Mr. Tibbo tried to take the minutes and add something to it. "The minutes alone wouldn't make it very interesting," said Mr. Tibbo. "I was little reluctant at first to write it, because I was going to Hawaii and wasn't sure I could put the time in. It wasn't that I didn't want to, but I began to write it and completed it." Mr. Tibbo said he used his imagination, and knowledge of the men to add something more to the script. "I knew most of the men and some of their idiosyncrasy's, and I used that to make the play a little more interesting," said Mr. Tibbo. He also said that coach bags outlet prices it was remarkable that the men all got together to do this, since they all had businesses to run. "It's quite an accomplishment putting aside their responsibilities for the greater good of the business community," said Mr. Tibbo. "It turns out the Chamber has been very successful." So, Mr. Tibbo handed over his script to the Avion Players, and they have had the opportunity to rehearse it. However, it is not a traditional dinner theatre in the sense that the audience will not be playing any characters. The group will sit a table as they did in 1959, and act out the beginnings. "I'm hoping we get coach outlet stores houston area a few minutes to give a little blurb on each of our characters," said Claude House, who is playing Mr. Baird. Mr. House said he has done some coach outlet locations near me background on his character and has found that he was quite a man, who was involved in the lumber industry, and a leader at a young age. "He was coach outlet in atlanta the founder of the Junior Forest Rangers, and was the commander of the forestry unit, which he led 963 men to Scotland to cut wood for the war effort during the Second World War. Mr. House also said Mr. Baird was asked to become the first mayor of Gander, but he declined. However, Mr. House said they're not trying to look like the characters, but rather playing the roles of each. "I would call it a docu drama, rather than a play," said Mr. House, "I'm excited about doing this," he said. "It has been very interesting doing this project, because this is about my town, and its historical nature. As for Mr.
Baird's role 50 years ago, Mr. House said, although he was an influential man, he didn't play a large role at that meeting, but others like Mr. Goodyear did.
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