Community calendar

Published on March 11, 2017

Have a look at what's happening in the area:

March 13

Variety Concert

St. Paul’s New Wine Choir will be having a Winter Carnival Variety Concert on Monday, March 13 at the Lion’s Club. There will be a variety of singers and music as well as skits. Proceeds will be for the ongoing expenses of the church. Come out for a fun filled evening. For tickets call Doreen at 695-3747 or Effie 695-3963.

March 16

Winter Carnival Folk Festival

The St. James’ Men's Choir will be hosting an old-fashioned Winter Carnival Folk Festival with a St. Paddy’s Day theme on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the St. James Memorial Centre. To purchase your ticket, please call Chris at 695 3977 or the Church Office at 695-2592. All proceeds will be donated to the church to assist with winter damage. Plan to come out for an evening of delightful entertainment and bring along a friend.

March 17

Luncheon, 12-2 p.m.

The UCW will be having a soup and sandwich luncheon from 12-2 p.m. on March 17 at the United Church Hall, Port aux Basques.

Senior Men's Ball Hockey

The Port aux Basques Senior Men's Ball hockey league will be starting up again in April. Anyone who is 16 years old or older can play. Registration includes a 16 game regular season plus playoffs. The season runs from the later part of April to the end of June. Anyone interested in playing please call 694-2452.

Volunteer Peer Group Facilitation training

CHANNEL is offering a free volunteer peer support group facilitation training in Port aux Basques. If you are interested in hosting a mental health peer support group in your area or in furthering your skills as a group facilitator, please contact Bonnie (collect) at 709-643-4361 or Joel at 694-0636.

First Tuesday of the month

Card game, 8 p.m.

Hosted by the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Hospital Auxillary at the 50+ Club. Contact Doreen Burton at 695-2850 for more information.

The Rec House

As a drop in centre, youth from 12-18 can come by Monday to Thursday till 9 p.m., Friday till 10 p.m., and Saturday 3-10 p.m. There are darts, ping pong, air hockey,  Wii games, X box games, Netflix, board games and arts and crafts available. We do have special events on our schedule and do plan specific activities for staff to involve the youth in. For more information, call 695-6901.

Gateway Curling Club

Want to join curling? Contact Gary O’Brien at (695-7582); Facebook page (Gateway Curling). No special equipment required and lessons are free. Upcoming events include:

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Social

March 28-April 2 – Provincial Mixed Curling

Qalipu First Nations Band

Have you been turned down for status with the Qalipu First Nations Band? If so, consider joining the Mi'Kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland. Contact them at 1-709-388-6362 or visit their website

Alzheimer Society Information

An information session is available to Newfoundland and Labrador residents. Anyone interested in registering for the sessions should call 709-576-0608 or email The series is for individuals and their families diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Includes sessions on an overview of dementia, coping strategies, community resources and supports.

Volunteer opportunity

Are you interested in volunteering? Western Health is looking for volunteers to assist as greeters at Western Memorial Regional Hospital and Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre. Greeters help welcome visitors and clients and assist them in finding locations throughout the building.

 For more information contact Volunteer Resources Department at 709-637-5369 or visit our website at

Volunteers wanted

Hospital Auxiliary inviting volunteers to work at their gift shop two-hours/week minimum. Shop is open seven days a week (2-4 p.m.) and (7-9 p.m.); accepting applications from males/females. High school students welcome. Training provided. Police check required. Call Doreen Burton at 695-2850.

Public library hours

Tuesday 12-5 and 7-9;

Wednesday 9-1, 2-5, 7-9;

Thursday 10-5, 7-9;

Friday 10-12, 1-5, 6-9;

Saturday 9-5.

Closed Sunday and Monday.

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