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The Fluvarium’s Junior Counsellor Program

The Fluvarium is seeking Volunteers for our Junior Counsellor Program!
For Youth in Grades 7 – 12

Apply to be a Nature Camp Counsellor and become someone’s hero this summer! The Fluvarium is welcoming enthusiastic, dependable Youth Volunteers to share their love of nature and the outdoors with children ages 6-12. Junior Counsellors will lead and participate in camp activities, ensuring safety and fun for all campers.

Apply today! Applications will be accepted through April.
Call 754-3474 or email for more info.

Find the registration form or more details about the Junior Counsellor Program at

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Health and Wellness Seminar

Dr. Tim Riesenberger is returning to Corner Brook for 4 evenings of healthful info to inspire and motivate. Topics such as: How to Live Long and Well, Nutrition Myths, Dealing with Depression, Anxiety and Burnout, and having a Total Makeover for the Heart and Mind. Join him Friday, April 29 through Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. each evening at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Room LC301 in the Library Building. Unlike many things in our lives today, admission is still free!

Healing Voices Movie

On April 29, the premiere of a social action documentary about “mental illness” at Bruneau Centre Theater, MUN Campus.

“Healing Voices” – Let’s change the conversation.

Doors open at 7 p.m., movie begins at 7:30.

Cowan Heights United Church Community Garden

Announcing an exciting new outreach project that will be starting next weekend: a community garden to be planted on our grounds near the lower parking lot and everyone in the congregation and the community are invited to take part. The community garden will consist of individual raised garden beds which will be built and rented to gardeners. Anyone signing up this year will be given a credit towards next year’s fees. If anyone knows of any community and non-profit groups who would like to take part, please get in touch with us. We would especially welcome any donations or sponsorship from the congregation. To make this project a success, we’re also going to need help from the congregation to build the garden: if you have tools you’d like to lend or can offer on the weekend of April 30 – May 1, please let us know. For more details, or to sign up as a gardener, please contact the Church office or Andrew Collins at Thank you to everyone for your interest and assistance with this outreach project.

Need help preparing your tax and benefit return?

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 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.

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

Single person – up to $30,000
Couple – up to $40,000
One adult with one child – up to $35,000

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

Spring Sale and Luncheon

Church of the Good Shepherd, 111 Richard Nolan Drive in Mount Pearl

April 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Sale and Soup and Sandwich Luncheon with dessert

Bake sale, towel basket, grab bags for adults and kids

Fundraiser for Syrian Refugee Family

The parishes of New Hope (Bay Bulls, Goulds and Petty Harbour) and All Saints (Foxtrap) have come together to raise awareness and funds to contribute to the sponsorship of a Syrian Refugee Family. On April 30th, 6:00-9:30 p.m., at All Saints Parish Hall, Foxtrap, there will be a fun-filled evening with food (chicken breast dinner) and entertainment. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available by contacting Aura Farrell at 834-9384 or Joan Smith at 834-8517. If you wish to organize seating for a group, please indicate that at the time of purchasing your tickets.

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 –

Grief and Bereavement Information Session (Carbonear)

Date:  May 2
Time:  7–9 p.m.
Location: Carbonear General Hospital, Meeting Room #1, on 3rd Floor

This two-hour session 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.

For further Information please telephone Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes at 709-777-2167 or Mag Snook at 777-8972.

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.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you feel fearful in the world? Do you feel fearful in your finances or job situation? Do you want to feel peace? Come to the Inner Healing Ministry on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Wesley Church basement. Come as you are…come and be free! Admission: Free. You are welcome from are walks of life! A time of prayer…a time for you! For more info, call Roger at 895-3499 or just drop by.

Inspirational Concert (Topsail)

2015 East Coast Music Award Nominee, Infinitely More, is coming to the Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Topsail on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Tickets are available by calling 834-3445 (Stephanie) or 834-9712 (Valerie). Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go towards expenses for the Syrian Refugees who have relocated to Newfoundland.

To learn more about their music and ministry, please visit

The NL Book Awards 20th Anniversary Reading

May 5, 6:45 p.m.

Stellar Newfoundland writers, Mary Dalton, Ed Kavanaugh, Kevin Major, Bernice Morgan, Joan Sullivan, read short, favourite selections from past shortlisted books.

New Community Room off Children’s Library, A.C. Hunter Library

14th Annual Rosary and Light Procession

The 14th annual Rosary and Light Procession, organized by the Knights of Columbus, takes place on Thursday, May 5th at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this holy event. Come along and bring a friend.

Coastal Sounds/Aurora Ladies Choir Spring Concert

Coastal Sounds Community Choir and the Aurora Women’s Choir invite you to their 2016 Spring Concerts. Coastal Sounds will hold theirs on May 6th at All Saints Anglican Church in Foxtrap, and Aurora’s will be on May 13th at Topsail United Church in Topsail. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Food and monetary donations for the CBS Food Bank gratefully accepted. Tickets available at Taylor’s Fish Market in Kelligrews, online at and from choir members.

Flea Market (CBS)

The ACW of St. John the Evangelist Church will be holding a Flea Market on May 7th. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish hall on Rectory Road, Topsail, CBS.

All Saints Parish ACW (Foxtrap)

All Saints Parish ACW of Foxtrap will be hosting a Flea Market on May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. If you wish to book a table, please contact Barb at 834-4795 or the Parish Office at 834-45

Anna Templeton Centre – “To Make a Mark”

For the first time in its 22-year history, the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design is hosting an exhibition of original work created by its evening and weekend students in a gallery outside their own building. Opening on May 7 at the Eastern Edge Rogue Gallery, “To Make a Mark” will showcase the range and depth of skills acquired by the many talented people who enroll in craft and art classes at the Anna Templeton Centre.

Everyone is encouraged to visit this exhibition at the Eastern Edge Rogue Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive, St John’s. Viewing hours are 12 noon to 5 p.m., May 7 – 21 (except Sundays and Mondays).  The public is also invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on May 7, 7-9 p.m.

Family Fun NL Book Awards Birthday Party

May 7, 2 p.m.

A. C. Hunter Library, New Community Room off Children’s Library

Readings from picture books:

“What If Your Mom Made Raisin Buns” by Catherine Hogan Safer

“Free Flight” by William Pryse-Phillips

Book awards, birthday cake, art activities and free prizes

Everyone welcome.

Topsail United Church Dinner

Topsail United Church Annual Dinner will take place on May 7th at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the main course, there will be Caesar salad, pasta and potato salad, oven-roasted potato, dessert, tea and coffee. For more information and tickets, please contact the church office at 834-4567 or by e-mail at

Women’s Provincial Conference

Women’s Provincial Conference, May 13-15, at the Comfort Inn, St. John’s hosted by Hillgate Joys Christian Fellowship.

Theme: “Blow the Trumpet! Sound The Alarm! Herald Christ’s Coming!” Joel 2, Revelation 19. Praise and Worship by Pastor Kim Porter and her team.

Special Guest Speaker: Pastor Louise Young.

Come, join us in this wonderful event! Contact Jean Hill at 364-2219 for full details.

Crossan on the Rock

Dr John Dominic Crossan will deliver a 4-session lecture series at St. James United Church in St. John’s on May 13-15. This Continuing Education event will be of interest to clergy and lay alike. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. For registration information, please contact Susan Sheppard at or 722-1881 (ext. 204), or on FaceBook at ‘Crossan on the Rock’.

Better Than Today Concert with Kevin Collins, Ray Walsh

Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., an evening with Kevin Collins and his ‘Better than Today’ Concert with special guest Ray Walsh at St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Avenue. Tickets are available from St. James Church office, Monday  to Thursday. Phone 722-1881, ext. 200. Information about Kevin at

18th Annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service

The St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church at 30 Aldershot Street cordially invites you to attend the 18th Annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service on Wednesday, May 18, at 11:00 a.m. We encourage you to join us to show our support to the uniformed men and women who serve to protect us and remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

If you cannot attend the service, you can listen in on VOAR. VOAR will broadcast the service live from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

51st National Prayer Breakfast

The 51st National Prayer Breakfast will be held in Ottawa on Thursday, May 19th. This year’s Leadership Dinner, Prayer Breakfast and Seminar will be hosted at the Westin Ottawa Hotel, which is just a short distance from Parliament Hill. A National Student Forum is also being held in conjunction with the Breakfast.

For more information, please visit: or call 613-947-4526.

Piper’s Frith NLCU Scholarships

Three NLCU Scholarships are available in either: Poetry, Fiction, or Playwriting, for the 2016 Piper’s Frith Writers’ Retreat (October 10-15). Scholarships include meals, accommodations, and mentoring sessions with Robert Chafe (playwriting), Don McKay (poetry), or Leslie Vryenhoek (fiction). Eligible scholarship applicants must be 19-35 years of age and born in, or resident of, NL. For more information and application forms, visit Competition ends May 25.

Zoe Aionios Ministries Presents A Love Banquet (Lewisporte)

He brought me to His banquet hall and His banner over me is love. – Song of Solomon 2:4

Zoe Aionios Ministries presents our first Love Banquet, featuring Newfoundland and Labrador’s own gospel blues man Mr. Jimmy Lee Howard.

This is a great opportunity to bring a family member or other loved one who doesn’t know Jesus as their own personal Saviour, to a place where they will hear of God’s unconditional love for them. You will enjoy some fabulous gospel music blues style, and a great meal as well.

The Love Banquet will be held at the Kin Community Center, Centennial Street, Lewisporte on May 28th. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets may be picked up at Tetford’s Furniture and Appliance Gallery, 435 Main Street, Lewisporte. Outside of Lewisporte, please call 709-701-8406, visit our page at or e-mail us at

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


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.

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.

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

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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