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The following is an excerpt of an article on, written by Paul Waldie.

Giving Back: The Fine Art of Hooking up with Business | Paul Waldie

The Donors: John and Peggy Fisher

The Gift: Creating Business and Arts Newfoundland and Labrador

The Cause: Supporting local artists

When John and Peggy Fisher moved to Newfoundland from Toronto 25 years ago and opened an inn, they brought their passion for the arts with them. Both had been deeply involved in arts groups in Toronto; Mr. Fisher ran a theatre where Ms. Fisher, an art historian, worked as well.

They launched Fishers’ Loft in Port Rexton, 260 kilometres northwest of St. John’s, a 33-room lodge spread across seven buildings. The couple filled the rooms with paintings from local artists, with all proceeds from sales going to the artists. That was just the start.

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