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Alcoholics Anonymous

Is drinking causing problems?
Alcoholics Anonymous can help. Call 1-888-579-5215 or visit

2016 Heroes are Human Resiliency Tour

In 2014: 19 military personnel died by suicide.

Between April 29th and December 31st, 2014: 27 first responders died by suicide.

2015: 39 first responders and 12 military members have died by suicide.

2016: to date, 12 first responders and 3 military members have died by suicide.

To meet the demand for information the 2016 Heroes are Human Resiliency Tour will be going on the road again. The cross-country tour will begin in St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 2nd and will travel coast to coast and end in Toronto, Ontario on July 22nd. Attendees will hear from a panel of experienced first responders who will share their stories and best practices about how to deal with acute cumulative and post-traumatic stress and how they came out the other side of that darkness.

This two-hour event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about operational stress injuries. Frontline communications, correctional, emergency services, and military personnel are welcome.  We also encourage family members and friends, mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, and human resources professionals to attend.

At each event we will screen a special version of the documentary “The Other Side of the Hero”. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion discussing operational stress injuries. There will be a nominal fee to attend these sessions.

“Froglets” The Fluvarium’s Parents and Tot Program

“Froglets” The Fluvarium’s Parents and Tot Program

This spring 2016 program will take place every Monday from April 11-June 13 from 10:45-12:00 noon.

Children ages 1-6 and their parents are invited to join us at The Fluvarium for our Froglets program. We will walk and explore near Long Pond and Nagle’s Brook Hill, share stories, songs and watch for critters who call this their home.

Pre-registration is required. Limit of 10 families per session

The program’s cost will includes 1 adult and 1 child; each additional person will be an extra fee. Also offered is a season rate.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents and tots to have fun while learning about rivers, ponds and forests. We emphasize respect for nature and all its “critters” while encouraging gentle hands-on discovery.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact:
754-3474 –

Cowan Heights United Church Women

Cowan Heights United Church Women (UCW) Outreach Ministry: Our UCW is calling on all knitters to begin an exciting new project that will provide prayer shawls and comfort quilts to members of our congregation and in the community as well. Donations of wool would be greatly appreciated, and if you are a knitter or know a knitter, you are invited to use the wool and patterns in the basket at the back of the Cowan Heights United Church sanctuary.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

You may be eligible for free assistance through the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Trained community organization volunteers will prepare and electronically file your return. To be eligible, you must have a modest income and a simple tax return. Even if you have no income to report for 2015, you should still file your return to be eligible to receive certain tax credits and benefits.

In partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries, CVITP volunteers will be offering free tax preparation services at the following library locations across the province:

Fogo Island Public Library
Fogo Island Central Academy, Main Street, Fogo Island
March 2 to June 2
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Walk-ins welcome
Call 709-266-2210

Corner Brook Public Library
4 West St., Corner Brook
Varying times, call for more information
With appointment
Call 1-855-516-4405

Deer Lake Public Library
8 Poplar Road, Deer Lake
Varying times, call for more information
With appointment
Call 1-855-516-4405

Fox Harbour Public Library
2 Southside Road, Fox Harbour
Varying times, call for more information
With appointment
Call 1-855-516-4405

Placentia Public Library
14 Atlantic Avenue, Placentia
Varying times, call for more information
With appointment
Call 1-855-516-4405

Stephenville (Kindale) Public Library
45 Carolina Avenue, Stephenville
Varying times, call for more information
With appointment
Call 709-643-4262

These suggested maximum income levels are a guideline for determining eligibility:

Individual – up to $30,000
Couple – up to $40,000
Individual with a dependent – up to $35,000

To find out more, or to learn the location of another clinic near you, visit or call 1-800-959-8281.

Spousal Grief and Bereavement Support Group

Spousal Support group meets on Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Daffodil Place, 70 Ropewalk Lane.

If you are experiencing grief due to the death of your spouse, please join us at this time.

This support group provides an opportunity for individuals to meet and discuss the loss of your spouse, provide support to each other, and share information that may help during the grieving process.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you feel that life is getting you down? Do you need to see a light at the end of the tunnel? Come to worship, praise and prayer on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. – Inner Healing Ministry – Wesley Church basement. For more information, call Roger Maunder at 895-3499 or just drop by. This is open to all walks of life…come as you are!

Humane Services Offering Microchip Clinic

On Wednesday, June 1, Humane Services is hosting a microchip clinic for privately owned pets (cats and dogs) of St. John’s residents. The clinic takes place at the Animal Care and Adoption Centre, 81 Higgins Line, from 1 to 3:45 p.m.

Each appointment will take approximately 15 minutes at a cost of $25 per animal, payable when the appointment is reserved. Residents wishing to take part in the clinic are required to pre-book appointments via the City’s RECconnect system.

Residents who don’t already have a RECconnect account can create one:
– online –
– by calling 576-8499 or 8631; or,
– by visiting either the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre (40 Mundy Pond Road) or Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre (47 Gleneyre Street).

The City of St. John’s is providing this microchip clinic at an affordable cost to residents so that lost pets can be reunited with their owners as quickly as possible upon arrival to our animal shelter.

For further details on this event, please contact:
Access St. John’s
Call 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489)

Kids Club at The Fluvarium for June: Salmon the Leaper

“Salmon the Leaper”

Kids Club Program for June at The Suncor Energy

Join your friends at The Fluvarium and discover the salmon life cycle, hear a story of the mysterious Salmon People, and play a game about the great journey a salmon takes to the ocean.

Every weekend from June 4-26 at 1:30 p.m.
Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes

This Fluvarium Kids program is Family Fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft!

Fluvarium Kids Club Weekend Programs
Have you heard? Kids ages 5–10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers, and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months!

Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission.
Ask about our Annual Family Pass.

For more information contact:
754-3474 –

Upcoming Grief and Bereavement Session in Carbonear

Grief and Bereavement Session

Date: June 7

Time: 7–9 p.m.

Location:  Carbonear General Hospital, Meeting Room#3 on 8th Floor

This two-hour session co-facilitated by Gladys Collins and Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Regional Bereavement Coordinator, Eastern Health will provide information on understanding grief, guide you through the grieving process, and provide tips on what you can do to help yourself and others during times of grief. There are short videos, discussions and sharing (optional) of thoughts and feelings on grief.

Session is free and open to the general public. For further information, please call Mag Snook at 777-8972.

St. John’s Choir Concert – “As Time Goes By”

The St. John’s Choir presents “As Time Goes By”, a program of music. Join the Choir on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (“The Kirk”) on Queens Road. Tickets are available from choir members, by calling Andrea at 683-2762 or at the door.

The Collingsworth Family in Concert

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an evening of family worship and praise with the Collingsworth Family!

They will be touring Newfoundland in 2016 at the following locations:

June 15, 2016
Corner Brook
Contact Person: Wendy Woodland
Corner Brook Temple
177 O’Connell Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 7J5

June 16, 2016
Grand Falls – Windsor
Contact Person: Darren Andrews
Windsor Pentecostal Church
97 King Street
Grand Falls – Windsor, NL

June 17, 2016
Contacts: June Pearcey/Glenys Woodland,
Eastlink Events Centre
15 Blackmore Avenue
Clarenville, NL A5A 1B8

June 18, 2016
St. John’s
Contacts: June Pearcey / Glenys Woodland,
Salvation Army Citadel
25 Adams Avenue
St. John’s, NL A1C 4Z1


Upcoming ArtsNL Deadline – ArtsSmarts

ArtsNL is accepting applications from schools, school boards, or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. Application deadline: June 15, 2016 (for projects starting after September 15, 2016 and completed by June 22, 2017).

Contact ArtsNL for an application form and details: 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or visit

Celtic Harp Lessons (Upper Gullies)

Interested in learning to play the Celtic Harp? 10 weekend sessions beginning in September.

It will be held in St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Upper Gullies. Open to adults and children. Instructor: Ed Kavanagh, Harpist

Registration deadline : June 15. Weekly fee will include the harp rental. Family discount available.

For more information, call 834-2609 or email

Indigenous Arts Symposium back by popular demand (New Brunswick)

Petapan: First Light is a three day arts symposium for Indigenous artists and arts practitioners in Atlantic Canada organized by the Atlantic Public Arts Funders (APAF). The second bi-annual event will take place June 16 – 19 at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre in New Brunswick.

Similar in format to the 2014 symposium, Petapan: First Light will feature keynote speakers, demonstrations, workshops, opportunities for information exchange and networking, an art exhibit, and performance showcases.

This year there are opportunities for the public to share the excitement and to join the conversation. There will be a curated exhibition of Atlantic Indigenous art in the gallery space at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre throughout the month of June, a performance showcase on the evening of June 18, and pop-up shops from 7-9 p.m. on June 17 and 18.

Attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Open to 110 indigenous artists and art practitioners, the symposium is free, but registration is required. Breakfasts, lunches and accommodations will be covered. Artists and arts practitioners can register for the event online at or by phone (902) 719-4479.

20th Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser

June 16 – Reception 6:00 – Dinner 7:00
Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road

Open to all current and former faculty, staff, students, graduates and friends of the Centre for Nursing Studies

Proceeds from this event will support the Health Care Foundation’s Comfort in Care Program

For further information or to purchase a ticket, please contact:

Paula Roberts

Canada’s Garden Day

Garden Days is Canada’s coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration and is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favorite garden experience, or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favorite garden.

At MUN Botanical Garden, in celebration of this event, admission will be free, and a variety of garden activities and tours will be available on June 17.

Schedule of Programs:

10:30 a.m. – Flower Garden Tour
12:30 p.m. – Official Opening of the Tuscan-Style Greenhouse, followed by a Flower Garden Tour
2:30 p.m. – Flower Garden Tour

MUN Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Road.
For more information, please visit

National Inside Ride Tour

On June 18th ride for…a child you know who is battling cancer, a family who is adjusting to a ‘new normal’, a sibling who has to be the strong one.

On June 18th grab five of your friends, coworkers, family and…ride like you never have before, dress up in a silly costume, sing, dance, smile.

On June 18th stand with us as we…kickoff the Inside Ride National Tour in NL, raise funds for the Candlelighters Association and Camp Delight, share an unbelievable and unforgettable experience.

How? Reserve your team bike today by emailing or by calling 745-4448 / 1-866-745-4448. We promise you will have an exceptional June 18th this year! – Inside Ride Video – Candlelighters Association Video

Teen Challenge 5K Trail to Triumph

Teen Challenge NL is partnering with the Running Room and Body Quest to host a fun run, for all ages and fitness levels, on June 18 at 8:15 a.m. Registration is required. The top fundraiser will receive a one year membership at the Paradise Fitness Centre. Join us on the Trail to Triumph and help make a difference for men and women in our province struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Visit for more info.

5th Annual Rhododendron Festival at MUN Botanical Garden

Everything’s Coming Up ‘Rhodies’ at MUN Botanical Garden!

MUN Botanical Garden has over 200 varieties of rhododendrons. Join us for special exhibits, talks and walks, workshops and information, all about rhododendrons. Workshop and walks presented by Todd Boland, research horticulturist.

Rhododendron Walk and Talks

Join Todd Boland, research horticulturist, for a walk and talk showcasing the rhododendrons in our gardens. Did you know these garden varieties are rhododendron cousins to our Labrador tea, blueberry, partridgeberry and other Newfoundland favorites?

The walk and talks will take place from 2:30 – 4 p.m. on June 18 and June 19. This is an outdoor garden walk. Fee: General admission / Free for Friends of the Garden and Memorial students. Pre-registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Workshop: Care and Cultivation of Rhododendrons

Learn all about rhododendron care. All participants will go home with a one-of-a-kind rhododendron/azalea hybrid created here at the Botanical Garden.
Date: June 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Format: PowerPoint presentation and walk

Online registration is available and pre-registration is required. Please visit to register. Maximum: 20 participants

The Fluvarium’s Father’s Day Lunch

The Fluvarium’s Father’s Day Lunch

Join us to celebrate Father’s Day and support environmental education work at The Fluvarium.

Sunday, June 19th at 12 p.m.

Fathers and their families are invited to a lunch of Moose Stew or Chicken Stew with assorted salads and sticky toffee pudding. After your meal, families are welcome to visit the Exhibits, see the fish, and explore the amazing things the Fluvarium has to offer.

Limited seats available, buy your tickets now by visiting The Fluvarium or calling 754-3474.

Coastal Sounds Summer Adult Music Camp

The Coastal Sounds Summer Music Program is back with its third annual Adult Choir Camp, taking place from August 15-19 at Topsail United Church. Visit for more information or to register. Deadline is July 1st. Early Bird discount date is June 1st.

The Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camp

The Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camp Registration is now open!

The Fluvarium is offering Summer Nature camps designed to capture the interest and the imagination of young campers ages 6-12. Fish on Long Pond, swim at the Aquarena, relax in the forest, and explore nature through engaging and thought provoking programs.

Group size is a maximum of 12 campers to one Lead Counsellor. Assisting the Lead Counsellor will be two Junior Counsellors (ages 13-19).

Contact the Fluvarium for Camp cost. Campers will be provided with a T-shirt (personalized size selection available until May 27)

Discovery Camps are for campers just finishing Grades 1, 2, or 3. Adventure Camps are for campers just finishing Grades 3, 4, or 5. Individual camp schedules repeat weekly, be sure to call for availability.

Register today at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 754-3474.

Forms can be found on our website at

Easter Seals Drop Zone

Challenge yourself and change lives!

On August 6, rappel down the side of Atlantic Place in St. John’s in support of Easter Seals NL programs for persons with disabilities.

Register today at

For more information, contact or 754-1399 ext 229.

The Run To The Rock Christian Motorcycle Rally and Gospel Blues Festival

August 20

Newfoundland and Labrador’s first annual Christian motorcycle rally and gospel blues festival

7 a.m. – Breakfast at The Emmanuel Convention Center

8 a.m. – An approximately three hour motorcycle ride through some of the most beautiful scenic areas that God has created.

1 p.m. – Show and Shine. Time to show off that iron.

3 p.m. – Three hours of great gospel music featuring Newfoundland and Labrador’s own gospel blues man Jimmy Lee Howard, Wilfred Norman and Neil A. White.

7 p.m. – Church service featuring anointed Bible teacher Steve Peckford.

Admission is free. No one should have to pay to learn how much Jesus loves them.

For more information, please check out our event page at

Piper’s Frith Writers’ Retreat

Buy yourself time to create with the Piper’s Frith Writers’ Retreat, in beautiful Kilmory Resorts, Swift Current, Newfoundland coming up this October. You’ll get five days in a chalet surrounded by the Piper’s Hole River, fifteen meals, five small-group sessions with one of our three mentors, and two private meetings with either playwright, Robert Chafe, poet, Don McKay, or fiction writer, Leslie Vryenhoek. For more information, visit Registration closes August 30.

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