A Different Kind of Cod Scoff Coming to Quidi Vidi on Saturday

“We're closing out the season in Quidi Vidi,” says architect and Wondering Pavilion creator Emily Campbell, “where the Pavilion will help celebrate the area’s rich fishing heritage.”

In case you haven’t already heard, the ever-changing Wandering Pavilion has been travelling around St. John’s this summer, showing us what kind of cool things architecture can add to our community.

Through a series of public discussions and consultations around St. John’s, different people and organizations explained what their neighbourhood needed, and the Wandering Pavilion shapeshifted to fill that niche.

The Pavilion has served a ton of functions such as a story collector, a wind shelter, a stage, a soap box and a rest stop. It has also been involved in events such as the NL Folk Festival, a family day, a contemporary art festival, and a pop up farmers market.

“We’re closing out the season in Quidi Vidi,” says Wandering Pavilion creator Emily Campbell, “where the Pavilion will help celebrate the area’s rich fishing heritage.”

The Wandering Pavilion will be assembled in The Gut, at the top of the slip way near The Quidi Vidi Plantation.

“For this event, we’ve teamed up with the Quidi Vidi Brewery, Mallard Cottage, and Fishing for Success.  The festivities will start at 3pm on September 25th and are open to all ages.  Each half hour, there will be a workshop teaching you what to do with a whole cod. If you’re out fishing, you can bring your own, but we’ll also have lots to spare, and there will be snacks!”

The outdoor events are weather dependent, so stay tuned here for more information.

“At 6pm we’ll move over to the Quidi Vidi Brewery where the Kyle Mooney, a wonderful piano player and vocalist that you may have seen at the Fifth Ticket, will perform an original song, based on lyrics we collected while the pavilion was at the Folk Festival.”

Spectators will have a chance to weigh in on what’s next for the Pavilion, and while the formal part of the festivities will be over around 8, the brewery will remain open as long as there are people down there.

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