I was born in St. John’s in 1953 and with the exception of private school (Ridley) and a period in a geodesic dome (St Philips) have lived in the city for five decades before moving to Pouch Cove twenty years ago.
I have had (amongst other things) a chain of convenience stores and gas bars, (Capt Quik), a book store (Wordplay), a newspaper (Current), and have run in federal politics (Liberals), done tv and radio commentary (CBC), though I am always more interested in what is next, rather than what has transpired in the past.
I have been told that I have things ass backward. That I was supposed to have money prior to being a philanthropist. But using smoke and mirrors, begging, borrowing, trading and bartering I have, with the help of friends, created the residency which brings me much pleasure as I hope it does others.
Shane Bruce of no fixed address since 1969.
Spent most of my working career and self-employed operations in Atlantic Canada but retired from active duty in the ACME Group of Companies in 2017.
I became an art lover by demand (demanded by James Baird) and finally have a fixed address in Pouch Cove so whoever said “no good deed goes unpunished” was wrong, but I’ve always been the exception to the rule.