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The Fluvarium’s Field Trip Opportunity

The Fluvarium is reaching out to all Day Camps, Recreation Groups, and Summer Youth Groups and offering a fun and unique experience for summer camp kids.

The hour-long field trip will allow kids ages 5-12 to explore The Fluvarium and take part in indoor and outdoor activities including toad talks, fish feedings and scavenger hunts.

Chaperones are free!

For more information and cost, phone 754-3474 or email

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

Afternoon in the Garden

Held every Wednesday afternoon, 2-3 p.m. 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. To participate in this program, please sign-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. For more information, please visit

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, suitable for gravel paths. Everyone welcome. Bring your gardening questions.

Water Street Combined Sewer Cleaning will Continue in August

Sewer cleaning and investigative work to evaluate trenchless technologies for Water Street infrastructure improvements will continue in August.  The trial cleaning from Clift’s-Baird’s Cove and Job’s Cove was completed in late June, with the remaining cleaning to begin on the west end of Water Street at Waldegrave, then moving east.

As the full contract details are being finalized the exact start date has not been determined; however work will start no earlier than August 8. Notifications will be provided in advance.

Once work is underway, the cleaning crew will move east, section by section, based on progress. Advisories will be provided approximately 48 hours in advance of crews moving to a new section of the street. Sidewalks will remain open and two-way traffic will continue.

Impact on Water Street

All cleaning will be completed in the daytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. There will be localized loss of parking during these hours to allow for two-way through traffic with flag persons in place to facilitate movement. There will be noise associated with the equipment used for the cleaning, as well as the pump used to bypass the sewer. Note the following details:

Parking meters will remain bagged for the duration of the work in a section, parking will be permitted during the evening and overnight hours. Vehicles must be removed from the bagged meters by 6 a.m.

Metrobus will be notified of potential loss of bus stops and will advise riders accordingly.

Deliveries will be accommodated but not necessarily in the existing loading zones depending on the cleaning equipment set-up.

Traffic advisories will be issued on the City’s website. Residents and businesses can sign up for e-Updates here, please choose ‘Traffic Advisories’.

A representative will be on site at all times during the work to address any concerns that businesses, property owners or residents may have.  Should you have questions or concerns please contact Access St. John’s by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online.

Trail Patrol Training at MUN Botanical Garden

Do you and your family enjoy getting outside, hiking trails, and chatting with visitors? Volunteering with MUN Botanical Garden’s trail patrol may be the right job for you. Trail patrol volunteers are members of the Friends of the Garden who help during open hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily, May – November. Families are welcome to volunteer as a group.

Duties can include, while hiking the trails: collecting litter, checking for fallen trees or any other hazards along the trails, providing assistance to visitors on the trails and communicating with staff via the visitor services desk.

Please email if you are interested in attending an upcoming training session.

Upcoming “New” Support Group Program For Adults Who Have Lost A Parent

This is a 6-week program for adults who are grieving the loss of a parent.

Start Time: June 23
End Time: July 28

Location: Daffodil Place

Participants will meet every Thursday starting June 23 for a 6-week period at Daffodil Place from 7–9 p.m.

Registration is required.

Call Mag Snook at 777-8972 or Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes at 777-2167.

Sunday Morning Nature Hike

Explore Newfoundland barrens, boreal forest, or bog as you hike one of our nature trails with education staff. Learn about Newfoundland plants and animals while you enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise. Meet in the field centre at 10 a.m. This program is suitable for people of all ages who can walk for at least 1 hour. The nature trails are not wheelchair accessible. Fee: General admission. Free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students. For more information, please visit

Sunday Nature Programs

Families are welcome to visit MUN Botanical Garden for Sunday Nature Programs. Activities may include:
• Meet the Critters – every Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
• Duck Feeding – every Sunday, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• Story Time – every Sunday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: General admission. Free for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students. For more information, please visit

Old Historic Anglican Church (Topsail)

Evening Prayer will be held at the Old Historic Anglican Church, Church Terrace, Topsail at 7 p.m. on July 24/31 and August 7/14/21/28. All are welcome.

High Power Soccer Camp

July 25-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Found Life Bible Camp operates this Soccer Camp at Larkhall Academy. Program includes skill periods, Bible lesson, canteen, games and a soccer scrimmage each day.

Registration is required.  Call 437-5637 for more info.

Upcoming Grief and Bereavement Sessions

Are you grieving due to having lost someone you love? Would you like to find out information about grief and the grieving process? Do you wish to learn some things you can do to help yourself and others during times of grief?

If so, please join Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, Regional Coordinator of Bereavement Services, Eastern Health on Tuesday, August 9th from 7–9 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at L.A. Miller Centre.

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 will be short videos, discussions and sharing (optional) of thoughts and feelings on grief.

For further information, call Peter Barnes at 777-2167, email or call Mag Snook at 777-8972, email

PLEASE NOTE:  These sessions are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at L.A. Miller Centre and on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. in the Boardroom at Daffodil Place.

All sessions are free and open to the general public.

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!

Loon Bay United Church Camping Centre (Lewisporte)

“Forget Us Not” – written and performed by Lloyd White

On July 1, 1949 Abram Penny remembers his son, Billy, and recalls his death at the Battle of Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. On this day, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

Performance at St. Matthew’s United Church, Lewisporte on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office or by calling or texting Rev. Steph at 541-2756 and at the door.

Proceeds go to Loon Bay United Church Camp.

Free Gospel Concert

July 31, 6 p.m.

Gospel concert at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, Kenmount Road, featuring award-winning gospel artist Jimmy Lee Howard and Angelina Richards and The CMFI Choir (Christian Missionary Fellowship International).

Floor Hockey Camp

August 1-5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Found Life Bible Camp’s newest Camp for kids ages 7-13 at Larkhall Academy. Enjoy a week of skills, Bible lessons, games, canteen and much more.

Registration is required.  Call 437-5637 for more info.

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.

VOWR Presents – Kevin Collins In Concert – “Better Than Today”

VOWR presents Kevin Collins “Better Than Today”, at Wesley United Church (corner of Patrick Street and Hamilton Avenue) on September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Radio Station VOWR at 579-9233; Fred’s Records, 198 Duckworth Street; Outfitters Army Navy Store, 1091 Topsail Road; or O’Brien’s Music, 278 Water Street. Last year’s concert tickets sold out fast so get yours early this year and you wont be disappointed!

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