NEWFOUNDLAND Bees – who got married in Ontario…

posted 3 years ago in Ontario
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I am not sure there are any… Good luck finding people who know what that is, haha 😉 (really tho, good luck – I don’t have any suggestions for ya :(. )

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Am I understanding that you want a stranger to perform this at your wedding?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Well I didn’t know that, very cool. In Quebec, we have the sock dance, lol.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

@MsGinkgo:  It would be cool to have your girlfriends do it! Add a personal touch 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @MsGinkgo:  Great topic !!

And a fabulous idea for a Wedding…

Here is my best advice (as an Ontarian living in an area myself where there are a lot of Newfs)

Look for a connection in the community… Newfs are very social, and community oriented.  A lot of them in my experience have ties to the Restaurant biz.

Here in Eastern Ontario, in Ottawa we have an Annual Newfie Dinner / Newfoundland Ball / Jiggs Dinner etc.

That is the type of connection you are looking to find for Toronto… because thru that info you’ll be able to discover who is the Emcee and does the “Screeching In” Ceremonies.

I can’t say I know the GTA like the back of my hand, but I did a bit of Googling and came up with this potential lead for you…

The Newfoundlander Restaurant = 472 Danforth Road (Scarborough Junction area)

I’d call em, and tell them what you are looking to do.  They may have some suggestions / leads.

Outside of that you might have to use Google to find yourself a Fundraiser that is serving a Jiggs Dinner / Newfoundland Scoff… if you do, ask them who they are using to do the “Screeching In” portion of the Evenings Entertainment

Hope this helps (some)

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @O.My.Heart:  lol, a Sock Dance (I’d forgotten about those, been so long since I’ve been to a French Canadian Wedding)

Don’t they still only do those for the “elder” siblings who have been beaten to the alter by a younger Brother or Sister ?

Whereas “Screeching In” is a custom that is done when someone joins the family… (or becomes an honorary Newfoundlander… by moving there, or visiting)

Call it a right of passage if you will.

 

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