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Find Your Fit – Activity Challenge

Recreation NL’s Find Your Fit! Community Physical Activity Challenge is a province-wide physical activity challenge taking place throughout April that aims to get communities motivated and moving towards healthy, active living.

ParticipACTION’s 150 Play List is the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Inspired by the 150 Play list,the Town of Paradise has put together three weeks of activities that will help residents find their fit! From April 10-29 follow along with the schedule below for a combination of home exercises, Town skating, and other organized recreational activities that will get you moving!

You can also create your own activity list using Recreation NL’s Physical Activity Guidelines for all ages, or browse their other pages for fun resources and tips.

West Central NL 2017 Programs

For more info on any of the following programs and events, call 293-0538.

Weekly Programs:

Grand Falls-Windsor and Botwood Prayer Meetings – Every Wednesday night (except for last Wednesday of each month) at 7 PM, February-May and September-November. Held in Botwood at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in Grand Falls-Windsor (call 293-0538 for location). Suitable for ages 18+.

The Huddle Club – Every Thursday night at 6:30, February-April and August-October. Most Huddles are geared towards men playing a sport or an interactive activity of some sort, with a cool-down time for a safe, open discussion of questions, issues, and personal updates. Facilitating a positive atmosphere and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Call 293-0538 for next Huddle and location. Suitable for ages 18+.

The Junction – A place where youth can intersect with God and ask questions about life. Suitable for ages 13-18.
Cottrell’s Cove (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– After School Sports, every Monday except for the last of each month (January-April and September-November)
– Movie Discussion, last Monday of the month (January-April and September-November)
Point Leamington (call 293-0538 for times and location)
– Gym Night, every Wednesday night (January-May and September-November)
– Discussion, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (January-May and September-November)


Monthly Programs:

Kids for Christ (K4C) (call 293-0538 for times and locations) – An afternoon each month will be dedicated to children’s and/or family activities. The meeting location will be the Botwood Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2:30 PM. Suitable for ages 8-12.

– April 29
– May 27
– June 10
– July 15
– August 12
– September 9
– October 28
– November 4

Friendship Suppers at the Botwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, last Wednesday of each month at 5:15 PM, except for June-August and December

VOAR Concert – Wednesday, May 31

HeLP Cooking Class – Wednesday, September 27 – Healthy Living Practices, or HeLP is a health ministry to encourage healthy lifestyle changes through free cooking classes and other programming.

Dinner and a Movie – Wednesday, November 29


One Time Events:

Cottrell’s Cove Movie night – November 27 (call 293-0538 for time and location)

Grand Falls-Windsor Film Screening – November 28 (call 293-0538 for time and location)

Cottrell’s Cove Singings – At the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An organized interdenominational informal event for local and guest musicians to come and provide an evening of gospel singing. A devotional thought will be given with a lunch afterwards.

– Friday, June 16 – 7 PM
– Friday, September 22 – 7 PM
– Friday, December 8 – 7 PM

Botwood Christmas Concert – December 16, 7 PM at the Botwood SDA Church – Our annual Christmas concert featuring the New Life Singers. An offering will be collected for Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and following the concert there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.

St. Theresa’s Prayer Group

Meets every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Office upstairs in the St. Clement’s room. Contact Sheila at 745-9297.

Community Volunteers Wanted

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is looking for volunteers to help file simple tax returns for people in their community.

If you have a basic understanding of income tax and want to help your community, come lend a hand! You can register to become a CVITP volunteer at

The CRA offers free training and tax preparation software to community organizations and volunteers.

For more information about the CVITP, to find out how to become a volunteer, or to find a participating community organization in your area, go to, or call us at 1‑800‑959‑8281.

Manuels River April Community Events

April at Manuels River

(Visit for more info on any of these events)

April 17-21: Spring Science Camp

April 22, 10 am – 12 pm: Earth Day Celebrations

April 24, 11 am: Babies@Manuels Movie – Hoodwinked 2

April 25, 7 pm: Paint with Bobbi Pike

April 27, 7 pm: Dinner and a Movie

April 28, 1-3 pm / April 29, 1-3 pm / April 30, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Young Scientist – Spring Science

The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is at 7 Conception Bay Highway, in Conception Bay South. Keep up to date with us @ManuelsRiver on Twitter, ‘The Manuels River experience’ on Facebook, or

Holocaust Memorial Service

The Jewish Community Havura of Newfoundland and Labrador invite the public to the Annual Holocaust Memorial Service on April 23 at 4 p.m. at the Bruneau Centre.

The theme for this year’s observance is Why We Remember. It will connect what happened in the Holocaust to events that have been happening today, particularly the rising incidence of hate crimes targeted not only against Jews, but many others as well. Dr. Sharon Roseman, Memorial University Professor of Anthropology, will introduce the topic. We will also play recordings of survivors recounting what they went through.

In addition to lighting six candles to remember the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and a seventh candle for other victims of Nazism, we will light an eighth candle to honour the victims of recent hate crimes such as the murder of six men in the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, victims of homophobia and missing and murdered women.

WHERE: The Bruneau Centre auditorium of Memorial University (IC2001) (the former Inco Centre)

WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 4:00 p.m.

NO COST: The event is free of charge.

FREE PARKING: Parking is available in Lot 1A in front of the Arts Building (off Elizabeth Avenue). A campus map is available online at

Jewish Community Havura’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance

The Jewish Community Havura’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance will take place on Sunday, April 23rd at 4:00 PM in the Bruneau Centre Auditorium (IC2001).

The theme for this year’s observance is “Why We Remember”. It will connect what happened in the 1933-1945 period to things that have been happening today.

Please join us. All are welcome.

Parking is available in lot 1A in front of the Arts Building (off Elizabeth Avenue).

St. George’s Day Holiday City Schedule

Due to St. George’s Day holiday on Monday, April 24, most City offices and facilities will be closed. This includes Access St. John’s front counter service, the Animal Care and Adoption Centre, and the Business Information Centre.

The City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Please note the exceptions:
· Garbage and recycling collection is unaffected by the holiday. Garbage (1A/1B) and recycling (1A) will be collected on Monday.
· The Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility is open for commercial users only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Parking meter regulations will be enforced because Monday is not a shops closing holiday.
· All recreation facilities are open on Monday.
· Washroom facilities will be open at Bowring Park, Bannerman Park and Quidi Vidi Boathouse.

The Access St. John’s Call Centre is available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online at

Grief and Bereavement Information and Support Program for Men

Time: 7–9 pm beginning March 28 (every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks)

Location:  St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, 6th Floor, Room 6140

To register, please call Mag Snook at 777-8972 or email

All Saints Parish Easter Luncheon (Foxtrap)

ACW of All Saints Parish, Foxtrap are hosting an Easter Luncheon and bake sale on April 27 at 12:30 pm. This luncheon will be a cold plate, dessert, tea and coffee. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Barb at 834-4795.

Wesley United Church Soup Luncheon and Social

Wesley United Church will host a soup luncheon with a social to follow on Thursday, April 27th starting at 12:30 pm. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

NSO Presents National Arts Centre Orchestra with Shallaway Youth Choir

On Thursday, April 27, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra will present the concert event of the season, as the National Arts Centre Orchestra comes to town, under the direction of Alexander Shelley.

The concert, which also features internationally renowned Grammy and Juno award winning Canadian violinist James Ehnes and Newfoundland and Labrador’s own Shallaway Youth Choir, under the direction of Kellie Walsh promises to be a great evening of world class performances.

As the event falls during provincial Volunteer Week, the NSO is also partnering with the Community Sector Council to offer volunteers complimentary tickets to the event. Tickets for this special offer are limited and more information is available through the Community Sector Council.

Details on the concert are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, April 27
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Place: Arts and Culture Centre

Tickets are available at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900) and online at
For more information please visit:

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra

Tutor Training Workshop

Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop on April 29th. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

Clothing Drive and Coffee House (Foxtrap)

Free Clothing Drive and Coffee House at Faith Pentecostal Church, 36 Foxtrap Access Road on April 29 from 10 am to 12 pm. For more information, please call Louise at 834-1284.

Lupus NL Health Info Session


Phil Gushue, Occupational Therapist


Dean Penney, Social Worker

April 29, 2:30 pm

Location: Mount Pearl City Hall

All are welcome!  Refreshments will be provided.

Registration kindly appreciated by calling 368-8130.

Kiwanis Short Story Competition 2017 – Now Open

The Kiwanis Club of St. John’s, in partnership with Investors Group, is very pleased to announce the second annual short story award competition for high school students (Grade 10-12 or Level 1-3) in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Entrants may submit an original short story of no more than 1500 words. Three prizes will be awarded: 1st place will receive $1000, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $250.

Information regarding the competition may be found at
Deadline is April 30.

Information Session: Leary’s Brook Bridge Upgrade

Construction for Leary’s Brook Bridge upgrades on O’Leary Avenue will begin mid to late May, with work expected to be complete by the end of September. Residents and business owners are invited to attend an information session about the project from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at Leary’s Brook Junior High, 15 Larkhall Street.

The project requires replacement of the existing bridge structure, additional flood-proofing measures, and minor vertical realignment of O’Leary Avenue. Project consultant CBCL Limited will be completing the work on behalf of the City.

Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be permitted, however delays can be expected. There will be some noise and disruption as this work proceeds. Efforts will be made to maintain access to properties located within the work site and to minimize traffic delays as much as possible.

If you have additional questions, the Access St. John’s Call Centre is available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online at

“AMUsing Tour” – Dan Macaulay

Canadian Christian artist, Dan Macaulay, and Christian Comedian, Leland Klassen, will be bringing their “AMUsing Tour” to Newfoundland and Labrador, with a fantastic mix of live music and comedy. The Amusing Tour will be a night your whole Church will love!

Tour video promo:

Tickets for all the shows:


May 5, 7:00pm AMUsing Tour




Pasadena Pentecostal Church


3 Fourth Avenue Pasadena, NL A0L1K0


May 6, 7:00pm AMUsing Tour




Windsor Pentecostal and (held at) Evangel Pentecostal


131 Grenfell Heights Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J3






Evangel Gander


59 Elizabeth Dr. Gander, NL. A1V 1G4




Virgin Arm


Emmanuel Pent. Tabernacle


61 Main Street Virgin Arm/Carters Cove, NL A0G 1P0


May 8, 7:00pm AMUsing Tour


Virgin Arm


Emmanuel Pent.Tabernacle


61 Main Street Virgin Arm/Carters Cove, NL A0G 1P1


May 9, 7:00pm AMUsing Tour




Grace Pentecostal Tabernacle New Wes Valley


128 Main St New-Wes-Valley, NL A0G 1B0


May 10, 7:00pm AMUsing Tour


St. John’s


West End Baptist


314 Topsail Road St. John’s, NL A1E 2B5


Shred For Wishes

With a donation, shred your documents from your home, or small business, safely and securely. Help grant wishes 1 box at a time.

10 box limit. In support of the Children’s Wish Foundation, NL Chapter.

May 6th
10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

Shred Guard Parking Lot
14 Austin Street

Canadian gardening to be celebrated at botanical garden fundraiser

As part of its 40th anniversary, Memorial University’s Botanical Garden will host a special presentation. Well-known gardening expert Owen Reeves will present on the subject of Canadian gardening on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute.

Tickets may be ordered in advance by visiting the Compost of Canada website. Proceeds from the event will be directed to the Memorial University Botanical Garden.

For more information, please contact Anne Madden, Memorial University Botanical Garden, at 864-8590,; or Tyrone Biljan, Compost Council of Canada, at 1-877-571-GROW(4769),

Celebrate Gardening in Canada with Owen Reeves

On the occasion of International Compost Awareness Week (May 7 – 13) and Canada’s Sesquicentennial Year, come help celebrate the start of the gardening season by attending a presentation with garden writer, Owen Reeves, hosted by MUN Botanical Garden!

Also come be part of a fun, interactive event which includes a photo booth and gifts from BIOMAX CQA-certified Composts!

Location: Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road Campus, 155 Ridge Road
To purchase tickets:
For more information:

St. John’s Choir Presents “A Spring Bouquet”

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Come join the St. John’s Choir, as we celebrate Spring and Mother’s Day with songs that will lighten and brighten your day! The concert will be held on Sunday, May 14th at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, The Kirk, on Queen’s Road starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 747-4760 or at the door. Get your tickets early as this concert is usually sold out.

19th Annual International Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service

The 19th Annual International Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service will be held May 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Aldershot Street. All are encouraged to join us for this community event to show our support for the uniformed men and women who serve and protect us, and remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

This service will also be broadcast live over VOAR. Refreshments will be served downstairs following the service.

National Prayer Breakfast

The 52nd National Prayer Breakfast will be held in Ottawa on Thursday, May 18th. The Prayer Breakfast and Seminar will be hosted at The Westin Ottawa Hotel, which is just a short distance from Parliament Hill. This year’s Leadership Dinner and the National Student Forum will be hosted at The Sir John A. MacDonald Building – Parliament Hill.

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

8th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis

We are holding our 8th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis on June 4th at the Paradise Rotary Youth Community Centre. Participants can find more information or register at

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