On November 6, 1612, Governor John Guy and other colonists from Cupids, Newfoundland, met with a group of Beothuk near Frenchmen's Island in Sunnyside harbour. They danced, shared a meal and exchanged gifts.
In honour of that joyful event, Guy named our harbour Truce Sound. The next day the colonists began construction of a building on Frenchmen's Island for future meetings.
Join us as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of this historic meeting between cultures.
Want to learn more? The links below provide more information on John Guy, Cupids colony and the Beothuk. You may also want to visit Cupids Legacy Centre, Boyd's Cove Interpretation Centre in Boyd's Cove, Mary March Provincial Museum in Grand-Falls Windsor orThe Rooms in St. John's.
Journey of the Indeavour to Sunnyside: http://www.crossroadsforcultures.ca/english/index.php?narId=6&language=en
John Guy of Bristol and Newfoundland: http://www.flankerpress.com/john_guy.shtml
John Guy Biography: http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=329
Beothuk History: http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/beo_inst.html
Beothuk Institute: http://beothukinstitute.org/