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  • Lina Payne
    September 03, 2010 - 11:08

    If they are looking to increase the tourism, they should think about hosting weddings at the location. Then they could really play up the Cupids!

  • CANADAFIRSTAID
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Why isn't the Legacy Centre finished?? Get crack'n - visitors are come'n . . . CFA

  • don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    I agree with Philip Bishop from Cupids. This whole Cupids celebration thing is very questionable. Where is the evidence to prove the Cupids celebrations claims? I believe there is ample evidence to show that John Guy NEVER settled in Cupids. It appears that the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have pumped millions of taxpayer dollars into this so called historic and tourism event without checking the validity of the claims and getting the facts. The Cupids celebrations could be just like the fake lake that Harper and his cronies are building in Toronto! The Auditor General and the opposition in both St. John's and Ottawa should be looking into this scandalous waste of taxpayer monies in Cupids. I have read documents myself which clearly prove that John Guy landed at a place called Cuperre's (Cuper's)Cove which was a branch of and located near a place called Sammon (Salmon) Cove. The Salmon Cove which appears on maps of Conception Bay in the 17th century is now known as AVONDALE. The Salmon Cove which is now located near Cupids did not appear on any maps from the 17th century! Maps from the 17th century clearly show that Cupids Cove and Salmon Cove (AVONDALE) were in existence but were separated by miles from each other. Clearly, John Guy was not referring to the Salmon Cove near Cupids in his letter of October 6, 1610 because there was no place called Salmon Cove located near Cupids in 1610! Why are the celebrations being held in Cupids? The real location of Cuperre's Cove has never been found! I have read all of the letters which John Guy, Henry Crout and Percival Willoughby wrote about Cuper's Cove and there is no mention in any of these letters about a place called Cupids . If you were writing a letter from Cupids you would likely say that you were writing from Cupids wouldn't you? I understand that the archaeologist in Cupids has not found any artifacts that can be directly linked to John Guy! There have been claims that the cemetery containing the remains of the original colonists at Cuper's Cove has been found at Cupids. No evidence has been provided to prove those claims! Apparently, the remains in the graves at Cupids have never been exhumed and subjected to DNA analysis, forensic examination and mass spectrometer and other testing by independent scientists. Nobody really knows who is in those graves in Cupids! Apparently, the Cupids claims are based on a trust us and take our word for it and what else could it be kind of science. This project in Cupids appears to be based on pseudo-archaeology and local folklore. What's next? Will somebody claim they think that the Holy Grail is buried in Cupids and ask for a $10 million dollar Government grant to dig it up? The way things are going, they would probably get such a grant! I believe that the Auditor General, the media and the opposition members should be investigating what is really going on in Cupids and be looking for real answers and facts and not simply listening to local folklore and unproven claims! Perhaps the media are afraid to rock the boat and risk losing advertising revenue and the opposition is afraid of upsetting the Premier so close to his ribbon cutting ceremony that is scheduled for Cupids in August 2010!

  • heathet
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Could you be so kind as to forward some of your events. Thank-you

  • Philip
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Why don't somebody give definite proof that John Guy's Cupperes coue and Cupid's are the same place. From documents written 1610-1630 it doesn't appear to be the case.

  • CANADAFIRSTAID
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Why isn't the Legacy Centre finished?? Get crack'n - visitors are come'n . . . CFA

  • don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    I agree with Philip Bishop from Cupids. This whole Cupids celebration thing is very questionable. Where is the evidence to prove the Cupids celebrations claims? I believe there is ample evidence to show that John Guy NEVER settled in Cupids. It appears that the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have pumped millions of taxpayer dollars into this so called historic and tourism event without checking the validity of the claims and getting the facts. The Cupids celebrations could be just like the fake lake that Harper and his cronies are building in Toronto! The Auditor General and the opposition in both St. John's and Ottawa should be looking into this scandalous waste of taxpayer monies in Cupids. I have read documents myself which clearly prove that John Guy landed at a place called Cuperre's (Cuper's)Cove which was a branch of and located near a place called Sammon (Salmon) Cove. The Salmon Cove which appears on maps of Conception Bay in the 17th century is now known as AVONDALE. The Salmon Cove which is now located near Cupids did not appear on any maps from the 17th century! Maps from the 17th century clearly show that Cupids Cove and Salmon Cove (AVONDALE) were in existence but were separated by miles from each other. Clearly, John Guy was not referring to the Salmon Cove near Cupids in his letter of October 6, 1610 because there was no place called Salmon Cove located near Cupids in 1610! Why are the celebrations being held in Cupids? The real location of Cuperre's Cove has never been found! I have read all of the letters which John Guy, Henry Crout and Percival Willoughby wrote about Cuper's Cove and there is no mention in any of these letters about a place called Cupids . If you were writing a letter from Cupids you would likely say that you were writing from Cupids wouldn't you? I understand that the archaeologist in Cupids has not found any artifacts that can be directly linked to John Guy! There have been claims that the cemetery containing the remains of the original colonists at Cuper's Cove has been found at Cupids. No evidence has been provided to prove those claims! Apparently, the remains in the graves at Cupids have never been exhumed and subjected to DNA analysis, forensic examination and mass spectrometer and other testing by independent scientists. Nobody really knows who is in those graves in Cupids! Apparently, the Cupids claims are based on a trust us and take our word for it and what else could it be kind of science. This project in Cupids appears to be based on pseudo-archaeology and local folklore. What's next? Will somebody claim they think that the Holy Grail is buried in Cupids and ask for a $10 million dollar Government grant to dig it up? The way things are going, they would probably get such a grant! I believe that the Auditor General, the media and the opposition members should be investigating what is really going on in Cupids and be looking for real answers and facts and not simply listening to local folklore and unproven claims! Perhaps the media are afraid to rock the boat and risk losing advertising revenue and the opposition is afraid of upsetting the Premier so close to his ribbon cutting ceremony that is scheduled for Cupids in August 2010!

  • heathet
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Could you be so kind as to forward some of your events. Thank-you

  • Philip
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Why don't somebody give definite proof that John Guy's Cupperes coue and Cupid's are the same place. From documents written 1610-1630 it doesn't appear to be the case.