THE BAY ROBERTS CULTURAL FOUNDATION -
The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation, with the support of the Bay Roberts Town Council, Canadian Heritage (Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage), and local businesses and individuals, is now involved with organizing and participating in events in 2016 and 2017. Here are photos from ongoing events.
The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation 50/50 ticket draw took place at the Bay Roberts Visitor Information Centre. The lucky winner of $825 was Benjamin Bowering.
Sandra Roach presenting $825 to winner of 50/50 draw Benjamin Bowering
Great audiences for both our Christmas Events.
"Annual Grand Old Christmas Time" with Dennis Flynn as MC at the Bay Roberts Lion's Club.
Grand Old Chritmas Time - 2017
"Finding Christmas" at the Red Shed on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail. December 11th
Finding Christmas- 2017
Thank you to Canadian Heritage for a grant of $9300.00 for our Holdin’ Ground Festival - 2017. The funding helped to develop and to produce many community events during the four weeks of the festival.
Thank you to all who participated in our summer events. The weekly walking tours - Heart of Heriage, Cellars and Songs, and Toutons and Tunes went very well. "How's About a Time?", The Haunting on Coley's Point, An Evening with the Gosse Family at the Bay Roberts Royal Canadian Legion, and The Bay Bazaar at the Bay Arena were all very well attended and received many positive comments.
Culture Days 2017 - September 29, 30 and October 1
Sunday, October 1 - Mussels and Music at Mack's Beach Traditional Music by Paul Drover of Team Norman. Mussels and fresh toutons sponsored by Team Norman, EXIT Realty Oceans Edge, Mussels donated by Atlantic Grocery Distributors (AGD), Prizes - Carolyn Drover of LeGrow's Travel in Bay Roberts. Paul Drover providing entertainment (Video) >>
Culture Days Mussel Boil Photos: Dennis Flynn.
Friday September 29, Saturday September 30, and Sunday, October 1 - Geocaching for Cultural Heritage. Prizes sponsored by Bartlett's Irving Bay Roberts. Caches placed by Dennis Flynn Prizes won by Darlene E. Butler and Steve Lane, Jordan and Sydney Bungay, and Dianne Lane and Marie McCabe.
Geocaching for Cultural Heritage
Tuesday, November 14 Presentation of Luggage Set (donated by LeGrow's Travel Bay Roberts) plus a $5000 Travel Voucher from the Cultural Foundation ($500 of which was donated by LeGrow's Travel) to winner of Draw - Ross Petten of Port de Grave.
(l-r)Edmund J Dawson-BRCF, Carole Sparkes-BRCF, Marilyn Dawe-BRCF, Tammy Gifford-LeGrow's Travel, Clarence Mercer-Chair-BRCF, Ross Petten of Port de Grave-Prize Winner, Sandra Roach-BRCF, and Lori Pike-LeGrow's Travel.
Travel will be arranged by LeGrow’s, Bay Roberts. Draw for winner in October.
JUNE 8 - The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University Folklore Department, and the heritage and culture groups of Bay Roberts are working on a project to identify places that hold special meanings, stories, and memories in the different neighbourhoods of Bay Roberts. We’d love your help in making a list of possible places for university folklore students to research this September. Share your stories, knowledge, and memories with us! We’ll have the kettle on!
Shearstown Community Centre
(Old Lion’s Club)
June 8th, 2017, 7pm
For more info, contact Dale Jarvis at:
On May 1st, the first night at the Shearstown Community Centre for the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation "Chase the Ace Fundraiser",
Johnny Parsons drew the Ace of Spades winning a total of $16,612.50! Congratulations!
Sandra Roach presenting $16,613.50 to Johnny Parsons.
Sarah Gosse won $548 on the 50/50 draw.
Dianne Trenchard presenting $548 to Sarah Gosse.
Please keep checking our website. A decision will be made shortly about whether there will be future games. Thank you to all who supported past games. The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation is working to build a badly needed Performing Arts Centre for the town. "Chase the Ace" has been a major fundraiser for this project.
Mike Flynn displaying the winning Ace of Spades!
Thank you to Paul Stevenson for the entertainment and for laying the cards for the draw! (left to right) Mike Flynn, Paul Stevenson, and Johnny Parsons.
The Annual "Grand Old Christmas Time" at the Bay Roberts Lions Club was held Wednesday, December 7 at 8pm
Finding Christmas at the Red Fishermen's Shed on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail was held on December 18th at the Red Fisherman's Shed on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail.
Finding Christmas - 2016 - Great turn out dispite the weather!!
Events for Summer 2016 were a tremdous success. We are looking forward to events in 2017.
The Holdin' Ground Festival - July 13 to August 1
The theme of this year's festival was "On her their lives depend - the role of Newfoundland Women in WWI. Photos from the Opening of the Holdin' Ground Festival 2016
(above)Margot Duley(r), well known author, historian, and authority on the role of women in WWI, including the Womens Patriotic Association with Enid Starr, granddaughter of L.T. Stick, number one of the first 500.
(right) Members of the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation in Period Costume for the opening.
Jackpot winners for "Chase the Ace" on December 21, 2016
Winners - Sandara Roach with Mr. Ray Butt and Mr. Mervin Boone, Jackpot winners on December 21. Thank you to all who gave their support during the last game.
Dianne Trenchard with card which had been removed from the deck.
Clarence Mercer, Chairperson, explaining "Chase the Ace"
"Finding Christmas-2015" An event to awaken your inner Christmas Spirit, featuring songs, stories and recitations of yesteryear. The site is found at Red Fisherman’s Shed next to Pender's Hill on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail. (Sponsors Tim Hortons, Dominion Supermarket, and Shoppers Drug Mart) The foundation charges $10 per person and the money is donated to a local charity.
Finding Christmas 2015
Enjoying a "cup of tea" after the music, stories, and readings at the Red Fisherman's Shed
People share stories and music of past Christmas Celebrations in a cozy and intimate setting.
Sonya Gosse entertaining
Lights along the path.
"Grand Old ChristmasTime" is an old fashioned community concert which is presented annually by the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation.
Performers on Stage
Large audience at the Bay Roberts Lions Club
Thank you to MC Dennis Flynn and all performers who volunteer their time for music, stories and skits. The costumes were designed and made by Agnes Butler assisted by Sandra Roach.
The Bay Roberts Lions Club Santa Claus Parade-
Members of the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation as elves in the Lions Club Santa Claus Parade
Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation Members as elves in the Lions Club Santa Claus Parade.
Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman, of the BRCF, collecting items for the Food Bank.
"Memorial Day - 2015" At the Annual Memorial Day Service Chair Clarence Mercer and Board of Directors Member Dianne Trenchard layed floral arrangement which was designed and made by Sandra Roach, General Manager, at the cenotaph
Chair Clarence Mercer and Board of Directors Member Dianne Trenchard layed floral arrangement
Floral arrangement which was designed and made by Sandra Roach, General Managere.
Chair Clarence Mercer accompanying and directing Men's Choral Group from Central United Church as part of the ceremony
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