Raven KASTER PodKast

Raven KASTER PodKast

Stephanie and Kaitlyn, two junior high students from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, experienced an incredible journey when their miniboat, Raven KASTER, set sail in November 2018. Months later, in February 2019, Raven KASTER made landfall on Dookinella Beach in Achill Island, Ireland. Now, what was once merely a dream—relaunching their boat in Ireland—is turning into a remarkable reality. Join this podcast as it delves into the collaborative efforts of students from Canada and Ireland, all working toward the incredible goal of relaunching the Raven KASTER miniboat.


August 18, 2023 22 mins

In this episode, Stephanie and Kaitlyn talk about the upcoming trip to Ireland on August 22, 2023.  They discuss the trip, the events, plans during the trip and how much they are looking forward to seeing  Ireland. Their conversation also leads to some hilarious moments as they joke about doing an Irish version of a scene from the Sound of Music in a white dress running through an open field, a fear of getting bit by sheep, a debat...

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We recorded this episode live at the Conception Bay South Library on June 22, 2023. Stephanie and Angelina talk with Conception Bay South Mayor Darrin Bent and Deputy Mayor Andrea Gosse about the Raven KASTER Miniboat Project, our town, and the town's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Andrew and Angelina talk about the Raven KASTER School Team comprised of students from Conception Bay South schools, which is helping to support Stephanie and Kaitlyn and their miniboat relaunch project in Ireland.

The Raven KASTER...

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In this episode, Kaitlyn and Stephanie talk about their experience attending the Canadian Women in Ocean Leadership Conference (CWOIL) in May 2023! It made quite the impression on them both.


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In this episode, Stephanie, Kaitlyn and I update everyone on the project. 

  • Stephanie and Kaitlyn talk about what they have been doing since our last podcast.
  • Update on the Raven KASTER Miniboat Relaunch Project in Ireland.
  • Fundraising Priorities
  • Events in Ireland during our trip in August (Dublin, Galway and Achill Island).
  • Our RK Team in Conception Bay South at Frank Roberts Junior High School and Queen Elizabeth Regional High Scho...
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In this episode, Tom is joined by Pat Wells and Matt Murphy to talk about the three miniboats that they helped get relaunched in Newfoundland and Labrador.

First up, Matt talks about his experience with relaunching BHS Roweboat with his students at Fogo Island Central Academy. Next, Pat discusses the relaunching of HK Pride and Teal Turtle. All three miniboats landed on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland in 2021. Pat lead...

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September 29, 2022 40 mins

In this episode, Kaitlyn and Stephanie talk with Ambassador Eamonn McKee about the connections between Ireland and Newfoundland which center around the ocean. The Ambassador talks about our oceanic connections, the Raven KASTER project, his visit to our province, and our shared history and culture. 

Ambassador Eamonn McKee is from the Embassy of Ireland in Canada. He visited us back in May 2022 in Conception Bay South at a...

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August 9, 2022 12 mins

This is the first episode of the Raven KASTER Podkast! In this episode, Stephanie, Kaitlyn and I discuss the project, the plans for the podcast, and the the visit to our province by Ambassador McKee at the Embassy of Ireland to Canada.

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