The People

James Baird

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.


P.O. Box 693
14 Gruchy’s Hill
Pouch Cove, NL
A0A 3L0

Call Us

(709) 771 9490

Follow us on Instagram

© Copyright 2021 The Pouch Cove Foundation