NLC hopes to help make Sino-Screech-in a success
...Continued from previous page
Spokeswoman Charlene Hounsell said that apart from Canada and in parts of New England, the NLC doesn’t have distributors to sell Screech around the world.
“It’s a problem, but we’re trying to increase our distribution,” she said.
Then Hounsell put the reporter on hold.
A few moments later, she came back and said, “We’re getting him a bottle.”
She said, “fingers crossed, it’ll make it in time (for Canada Day.)”
In the package that the NLC is mailing will also be some Screech certificates to certify the participants as honorary Newfoundlanders.
Boyce said he hopes the whole thing will provide at least a few Chinese citizens with a chance to learn a bit more about Canada.
“And I know some people in Newfoundland think the Screech-in isn’t … it’s not a longstanding tradition, but if it gets the place on people’s radar, why not?”
Hounsell said the NLC is “very pleased” to help.