Sunday, December 13, 2015

Goofie Newfie

Taste of the Maritimes

Goofie Newfie is a pub and grill in Fergus, Ontario, and this relatively small mural is tucked behind the restaurant on its patio overlooking the Grand River.

For those of you who live outside of Canada, a Newfie is someone who comes from the southern part of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's most eastern province.  Newfoundland is an island and, as you might expect, they eat a lot of seafood. YUM!

Many Newfies have a fantastic sense of humour who enjoy poking fun at themselves (and sometimes the rest of Canada too). The name Goofie Newfie is an example of their kind of humour.

I am joining Monday Mural HERE

24 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun!! They sound like "my" kind of people! I do love people with a sense of humor -- these days we all need the best one we can have!! I hope you have a great new week!!

DeniseinVA said...

I like those Newfies already. Great photos EG.

TexWisGirl said...

very cute mural.

GreenComotion said...

Nice mural - an original Canadian one!
Newfoundland - I have flown over it, dreamt of going to school there too :)
Have a Beautiful Day, Tina!!
Peace :)

Revrunner said...

Don't remember the Newfies being goofy. But I know gander was a most welcome stop on several international flights.

Kay said...

I'd like to go to Newfoundland and this post makes it sound all the more interesting. I like the mural, too.

Debs said...

Love the name :)

Barbara Wójcik said...

Great photos:-)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo uma obra de arte.
Um abraço e boa semana.

eileeninmd said...

Cute mural of the Goofie Newfie. Have a happy week!

Tom said...

What a character.

Sandra said...

really interesting, i had expected a DOG, because the Newfie Dogs are goofy... did not know there are human goofie Newfies...

Lowell said...

Fantastic! I never knew about Newfies. But the name sure fits this guy who reminds me a lot of my uncle!

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

very cool piece of art. whimsical. i love it!! ( :

Tanya Breese said...

fun name and cute mural!

Darla said...

What an amusing work of art. Fun to learn the meaning behind the name as well

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

What a great piece of art!

Karl Demetz said...

A nice mural !

William Kendall said...

I like this one!

cieldequimper said...

Count me in!

LOLfromPasa said...

Learn something every day!

Anvilcloud said...

The pub sounds like a good place. In ract, Newfoundland sounds like a good place.

Rose said...

Sounds like a place I would like to know...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I don't see "goofy" in this, only Newfie charm. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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