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Back to School Program 2015

SPAN is seeking donations of school supplies, backpacks and monies for its annual Back to School Program. Each year SPAN helps some 300 school age children with backpacks filled with grade appropriate supplies. Please call 738-3401 or email to offer your support.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Please support the Single Parent Association of NL with their frozen cookie dough fundraiser. Available in 6 delicious flavours. Call 738-3401 for info or drop by SPAN at 472 Logy Bay Road to pick up your cookie dough.

Sunday Nature Programs at MUN Botanical Garden

Drop by the Botanical Garden every Sunday for nature programs. Activities may include: bird watching, nature hikes, duck feeding, ‘meet the critters’ story time and more. These programs go ahead every Sunday rain or shine, until Labour Day weekend. Fee: General admission. Registration is not required. FREE for members of the Friends of the Garden, MUN students and children 5 years old and younger. For more information, please call 864-8590, email or visit

An Afternoon in the Garden

Join our horticulture staff and see what’s in bloom at MUN Botanical Garden every week. This outdoor program will take place in the flower garden area, every Wednesday afternoon, 2–3 p.m., May to November.

To participate in this program, please check-in at the visitor services counter 10 minutes before the program start time. General admission fees apply; free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, suitable for gravel paths. Everyone welcome. Bring your gardening questions.

For more information, please call 864-8590, e-mail or visit

Bowring Park Swimming Pool Closed During Construction

The swimming pool at Bowring Park is closed for 2015 while the City of St. John’s constructs a new $3.5 million pool house. The new pool house will have enhanced washrooms and change rooms, including family change rooms.

The splash pad at Bowring Park will be operational from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, beginning Thursday, July 2nd to Sunday, August 30th. Please note that in order to operate the splash pad the pool will be filled.

For further information contact Access St. John’s, available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online at

Coastal Sounds Choir Association

Coastal Sounds Choir Association is excited to announce our upcoming Fall season! We now have four projects available to the community: Coastal Sounds Community Choir, Aurora Women’s Choir, the new Con Fuoco Youth Choir and the Christmas Cantata Project. Con Fuoco is a mixed youth choir for ages 15-23. Auditions for both Con Fuoco and Aurora will take place on Wednesday, August 19th at 7 p.m. and September 5th at 12 p.m. at Topsail United Church, by appointment only. For all other start dates and rehearsal locations, please visit, email or Like us on Facebook at

English Harbour Arts Centre

On August 30th at 8 p.m., Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne will be appearing at English Harbour Arts Centre.

For more info, call (709) 726-3570, e-mail or visit

Grief and Bereavement Session

Tuesday, September 8th

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Cafeteria Conference Room, L.A. Miller Centre

Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes

For more information, please contact Mag Snook, Administrative Assistant at 777-8972 or Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Regional Bereavement Coordinator at 777-2167.

Loon Bay Camp Family Day Fundraiser

Loon Bay United Church Camping Centre

Family Day – September 12th

Begins at 10 a.m.

Coffee and muffins

Sale table

Silent auction

Entertainment (local music)

Big lunch ($8)

– Soup
– Fish and Brewis
– Baked beans and bologna
– Chili
– Macaroni and cheese

Hot dogs/chips/drinks for children $3.50

Take-out cold plates $8

Come out and meet old friends and make new ones while supporting your camp.

Children welcome.

Arts funding opportunities

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and groups). Deadline is Tuesday, September 15th. Projects must start on or after November 15th, 2015. Contact ArtsNL for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, call 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), visit, or e-mail

Grief and Bereavement Information and Support Group

An 8-week program for people experiencing loss.

Start Date: Thursday, September 24th

Time: 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Location: Health Sciences Centre

Facilitators: Jacintha Penney and Paul Grimes

To register, please call Jacintha or Paul at 777-6959.

Confirmation of appointment slips available.

Newfoundland MS Bike Tour

Gear up to end MS – Register now!

The Newfoundland and Labrador MS Bike Tour is part of the largest cycling series in North America. This year, cyclists can bike from Paradise to Torbay on September 26th in a fun cycling event suitable for various fitness levels, and bringing people together for an important cause – to end Multiple Sclerosis.

Register now as an individual or make a team! Challenge yourself: pedal to raise money and help those in your community who are living with MS. You can choose how challenging you want to make your route and your fundraising goals.

To register, visit or call 1-800-268-7582. To learn more about the event or MS, visit

Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Tumour Walk

Join us and be part of the National Movement to End Brain Tumours!

Sunday, September 27
Rotary Paradise Youth Centre
28 McNamara Dr
St. John’s, NL A1L 1Y5

Route: 2.5 km or 5 km walk or fun-run

NEW* Community Pancake Breakfast and Brain Tumour Speaker 9 – 11 a.m.

Walk starts at 11 a.m., BBQ to follow!

More details at

Upcoming Deadline – Community Arts Program

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Community Arts Program to support projects by community-based non-profit arts organizations and groups. Application deadline: Wednesday, September 30th (projects must start on/after December 1st). Contact ArtsNL for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5H5 or P.O. Box 2243, Station B, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, A0P 1E0, #709-869-9596 or toll-free 1 (888) 869-9565 (NL only);

Urban Pursuit 2015

ARE YOU READY? November 7th

Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is excited to give 50 teams the opportunity to win $10,000.

Teams of two will travel around St. John’s using their own vehicle visiting famous landmarks and other locations while completing a variety of tasks along the way. Teams will race against the clock as they navigate along the course, relying on their teamwork as they try to complete 10 tasks in order, in the least amount of time.

Registration is $250 per team.

All proceeds support Easter Seals programs for persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador. All fees are non-refundable.

All teams are encouraged to get friends/family to sponsor their team by making a donation online directly to their personal Urban Pursuit page. Each team can earn up to a 20-minute head start by fundraising to support the event. A 30-second advantage will be given for every $100 raised to a maximum of 20 minutes. The top fundraising team will receive a free pass through one of the ten challenges or may choose to take a head start based on their total amount raised.

Once registered, teams will receive more information about rules and regulations for the event.

Challenge yourself and change lives!

For more info, visit

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