NEWS & IDEAS

CALENDAR OF
EVENTS

Geology Hike: Fogo Island Inn Foreshore

Joe Batt's Arm

October 7, 2022

10:00 am

Join geologist-in-residence, Peter Croal, for a guided hike to explore the foreshore by the Fogo Island Inn. Community members are asked to meet at the end of the driveway to the Inn for the 10:00 AM hike.

Geology Hike: Brimstone Head

Fogo

October 3, 2022

10:00 am

​Join Geologist-in-Residence, Peter Croal, for a guided hike at Brimstone Head. The group will meet in the Lion’s Club parking lot at 10:00 AM.

Beginner Rug Hooking

Punt Premises

October 2, 2022

2:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

Learn how to rug hook during a hands-on demonstration with Joyce Coffin and practice by creating your own coaster. No experience needed & all materials provided! Limited space available, please RSVP by emailing programmes@shorefast.org or by calling Jackie Mercer, 709-572-9146

Geology Hike: Change Island

Change Island

October 6, 2022

11:00 am

to 4:00 pm

Join geologist-in-residence, Peter Croal, for a guided hike on Change Islands. Attendees are asked to meet at Change Islands trailhead for 11:00 AM, and are advised to pack a trail lunch. Participants joining from FOGO ISLAND: please RSVP by emailing programmes@shorefast.org so we can provide you with additional transportation and ferry instructions.

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