Spaniard’s Bay celebrating 50th year of incorporation
Town set for a promising future
The Town of Spaniard’s Bay will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation on June 8. The town continues to grow and appears set for a bright future moving forward. With the Veteran’s Memorial Business Park and an upcoming move to a new council building on the horizon, things are trending upwards.
Aslight mist settles over the Town of Spaniard’s Bay on the afternoon of May 19.
Feet below the cemetery on Brown’s Road, cars and people move about their day like ants in a colony. They’re running errands, performing daily tasks and all for the betterment of themselves, and by extension the community-at large.
The sun is shining as residents go about tending their gardens, shooting hoops at the playground and mending fences. In the distance, the shrill of a power tool from a nearby automotive centre fills the air.
Spaniard’s Bay is a busy spot, more so than you might realize when passing through the community along the Conception Bay Highway. Just recently, the town completed renovations to one of its ball fields and has eyes on a soccer pitch in the near future.
The town will celebrate its 50th year of incorporation this summer. Over the half century, the town has seen many changes in both population and services available to its residents.
From this high up, you notice a couple of things. Chief among those is a town that offers its residents a plethora of amenities. From the wharf heading towards Bishops’s Cove to Holy Redeemer Elementary, there is plenty the town has to offer right now and has the potential to grow even more.
“It’s just a matter of watching where you’re going and playing your cards right,” says Mayor Tony Menchions.