Congratulations Sarah Long, winner of the painting

The raffle was a great  success with the ticket sales raising over $2000

Our winner Sarah Long is in the picture below receiving her painting

20150812_135731 cal parsons resettlement painting

Thank you to Cal Warren for donating the picture and to everyone who bought tickets.

Cal kindly told us this when donating the painting

“It is with great pleasure that I donate this painting to the Heritage Group of Champney’s West.  During resettlement we moved from our home in Fox Island to Isle aux Mort’s.  This painting relates my memories of that era and is inclusive with the beauty of that area of Newfoundland and Labrador.  I give willingly and freely and strongly suggest that you support this small group in their effort.”    Cal Warren 2015


This painting was inspired by a small black and white photograph taken in 1964 or 1965.  Local residents have shared their recollection of the colours of the homes and other details.  The home being towed is on its way from Traytown to what is now called, Champney’s Arm.  It was the home of Max and Dolly Cooper.   Dolly had refused to move unless she could take her home.  The house had to be brought over a hill, down a cliff and floated to Champney’s Arm.  The boats towing the house belong to Gus (Augustus) Pippy, William Watton, and Max Cooper.  The house now belongs to Brenda (Toope) VanTent, Max and Dolly’s niece.

The yellow house on the left belonged to Rhuben Hookey; it is now the summer home of Gary Latorre.  The house in the center belonging to Ambrose and Ada Goldsworthy has been taken down.  The white house on the right, with the fenced area belonged to Walt Goldsworthy.  It is now the home of Martin and Ann Hiscock.

The funds raised will be used to assist in the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of the community and the relationship with marine ecology through the development and operation of educational facilities.

Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. has three priority developments, the: Heritage House, Aquarium, and Fox Island Hiking Trail.