Cupids

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Cupids
Town
Official seal of Cupids
Seal
Coordinates: 47°32′52″N 53°13′28″W / 47.54778°N 53.22444°W / 47.54778; -53.22444
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Settled 1610
Population (2006)
 • Total 790
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Cupids is a town of 790 on Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It has also been known as Coopers, Copers Cove, Cupers Cove, and Cuperts. It is the oldest continuously settled official British colony in Canada and the second oldest in North America (the first is Jamestown, Virginia). Cupids is believed to be the site of the first child born of European parents on the continent.[1] The town was established by Englishman John Guy in 1610.[1]

In November 2009, the community was visited by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. In August 2010, the community was visited by many people from around the world to celebrate the Cupids 400th anniversary, including Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean. On August 17, 2010, Canada Post released a commemorative stamp in honour of the founding of the community.[2]

2010 also saw the opening of the Cupids Legacy Centre. This facility includes a world class museum, archeology lab, Faerie Garden, Family History archive, Legacy Hall (a modern 2000 square foot open space), and a spacious boardroom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cupids, Canada's Oldest British Colony". Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ Canada Post, Details/en détail, vol. 19, no. 3 (July to September 2010), p. 17.

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Coordinates: 47°32′52″N 53°13′28″W / 47.54778°N 53.22444°W / 47.54778; -53.22444