Events & Resources

EVENTS

Fogo Island Christmas Concert

FICA Cafeteria

December 12, 2022

6:00 pm

Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted and will be directed to the school music program.

A Whale of a Time

SUF Hall, 2nd Floor, Barr'd Islands

December 17, 2022

10:00 am

to 12:00 pm

Join Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) for a hands-on workshop where we’ll learn about conservation measures and whale anatomy. We’ll also learn how to sculpt our very own clay whale from Steel and Stone’s Fraser Carpenter. RSVP required by emailing environment@shorefast.org FREE and all ages are welcome, though we recommend this workshop and activity most for ages 5+

RESOURCES AND VIDEOS

SERVICE DESIGN GLOBAL CONFERENCE

Zita Cobb: Design in Service of Place: Community Business on Fogo Island (2019)

Video

EG CONFERENCE 

Zita Cobb, Social Entrepreneur, EG13 (2019)

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE 

PLACE Model of Community Development (2019)

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

Shorefast Community Newsletter Summer 2018 (PDF) (2018)

RETELLING: A CONVERSATION WITH ZITA COBB

Zita Cobb in conversation with Joel R. Burton, a PhD Candidate in English at Western University (2017)

Video

AND NOWHERE ELSE | FOGO ISLAND: FOGO ISLAND SHOP

The Fogo Island shop is an exercise in the preservation of culture through artistry and entrepreneurship (2017)

Video

MCGILL UNIVERSITY HONOURARY DOCTORATE

Zita Cobb honourary doctorate acceptance speech at McGill University, Montreal (2016)

Video

D3 CONFERENCE

Zita Cobb presentation at D3 conference in Toronto (2014)

Video

 

CBC IDEAS WITH PAUL KENNEDY – BACK TO THE FUTURE IN FOGO 

CBC Ideas host Paul Kennedy takes a tour of Fogo Island with Zita Cobb (2013)

Audio

OUTPORT JOURNEY AT UNB POND DESHPANDE

Zita Cobb’s presentation at the Social Enterprise Development Dialogue (2013)

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

Shorefast Community Newsletter Summer/Fall 2017 (PDF) (2017)

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Zita Cobb presentation at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver (2017)

Video

HAND. LINE. COD.

National Film Board (NFB) film highlighting Fogo Island Fish, and the connection between the people of Fogo Island and the cod (2016)

Video

PURE LIFE EXPERIENCES CONFERENCE

Zita Cobb presentation at PURE Life Experiences; major hospitality conference in Marrakech, Morocco (2015)

Video

STRANGE & FAMILIAR: ARCHITECTURE ON FOGO ISLAND

Documentary highlighting Shorefast’s contemporary buildings on Fogo Island, designed by architect Todd Saunders (2014)

Video

CARLETON UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION ADDRESS

Zita Cobb received an honourary doctorate from Carleton University and gave the convocation address (2013)

Video

ZITA COBB KEYNOTE 2013 ADVENTURE TRAVEL WORLD SUMMIT 

A featured presentation at the Adventure Travel World Summit held by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (2013)

Video

THE WAY FORWARD: FOGO ISLAND SHOREFAST FOUNDATION: ZITA COBB

Zita Cobb delivers a talk at TEDxFortTownshend (2012)

Video

FOGO ISLAND INN – ESCAPE FROM THE NUMBING UNIFORMITY OF MODERN TIMES

Fogo Island Inn is a refuge, on an island, off an island, on one of the four corners of the Earth (2015)

Video

Reading List

Non-Fiction

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher
Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson
Culture in a Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman
The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge
Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

FICTION

February by Lisa Moore
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston
Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness
The Big Why by Michael Winter