Awards presented at Age Friendly Fair
PLACENTIA, NL — Bridging Generations Awards were presented June 10 as part of the Placentia Area Chamber of Commerce’s Age Friendly Fair.
The awards recognize the contribution residents of all ages make through their volunteer work in the community.
The winning volunteers are selected from the area served by the Chamber of Commerce and include the Placentia Area, the Cape Shore and St. Mary’s Bay North.
During the presentations, the first two certificates of recognition were presented to Genesis Employment Corporation (represented by Jane Canning) and the Placentia Phillies Squirt Softball Team (represented by Blake O’Keefe).
Senior Awards were presented to Violet Griffiths of Ship Harbour and Mary Dobbin of Admiral’s Beach. The Individual Award was won by Liz Roache of Freshwater. The Youth Award went to Blake O’Keefe of Southeast.
There was a tie for the Group/ Business Award — Star Ladies Auxiliary (represented by president Nellie Moore) and to the Fox Harbour 50+ Club (represented by president Ann Griffiths).
The awards were presented at a Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner & Dance in the Star Hall. Master of ceremonies at the dinner was Chamber president Pam Constantine. Speakers included Thirteen-year-old Tiger Lilly Keoghan plays the bagpipes at the awards ceremony at the Age Friendly Fair in Placentia.
Mayor Wayne Power and Placentia-St. Mary’s MHA Sherry Gambin-Walsh.
Three special guests from Ireland also attended the event — Dr. Maxine Keoghan and her daughter Tiger Lilly accompanied by Dr. Nora Duggan.
Dr. Keoghan gave some comments related to her research and on the value of empowering seniors. She also sang Irish songs with her daughter. Thirteen-year-old Tiger Lilly gave a demonstration of playing the bagpipes.
This event concluded the fifth-edition of the two-day Placentia Bay Age Friendly Fair. The fair had approximately 350 attendees, who learned about such subjects as health and wellness, estate planning, funeral planning, investment planning, legal advice, banking, sexual health, life termination, local businesses, government services, senior’s support agencies, police services and youth agencies.
Illustrated talk at Harbour Grace library
The Harbour Grace War Memorial Library will host an illustrated talk on Sir Henry Pynn, son of Harbour Grace, merchant, soldier and clubman. Event starts at 7 p.m.
Illustrated talk at Harbour Grace library Victoria & Winterton Memorial Day parades
All Carbonear Legion members going to the Victoria & Winterton parades are asked to be at the Branch June 25 at 9:45 a.m. to be bused to Victoria at 10 a.m. Parade will form up at the Victoria Carpet Shop and parade to the Pentecostal Church for the service to start at 10:30 a.m. After the service you will get back on the bus to form up at Victoria Irving and parade to the War Memorial for service to start at 11:40 a.m. Lunch back at the Fire Hall. Bus will leave Victoria at 1:20 p.m to go to Winterton to form up at the Manor and parade to the War Memorial for service at 2:30 p.m. For more info call 596-3691.
Family Worship Centre service time change
Starting, Sunday, June 25, church services at the Family Worship Centre in Harbour Grace will be start Sunday at 6 p.m. until further notice. For further information, contact Pastor White at 596-5426.
Carbonear Memorial Day Parade
Any members of the Carbonear Legion that wish to take part in the July 1st parade are asked to be at the Legion that day by 9:45 am to be bussed at 10 a.m. to the Salvation Army parking lot to form up for the Parade at 10:30 a.m. The service will start at 10:50 a.m. at the Cenotaph in Carbonear. Anyone laying a wreath please have it at the branch no later then Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. For more info call 596-3691.
Come Home Year New Perlican Old Perlican Celebrations
Carbonear Legion chase the ace
At the Royal Canadian Legion, Carbonear, every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with the draw taking place at 9 p.m. For info call 596-3691.
New Hope Al-ANON
Meets every Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Addictions Centre in Carbonear, at 46 Powell Drive. A 12-step recovery program for relatives and friends of alcoholics.
The Trinity Conception NARANON Family Group offers a 12step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of their addiction. We always maintain personal anonymity. Meetings Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Addictions Centre, 46 Powell Drive, in Carbonear. For information, call 7861797 after 5 p.m.
Museum and gallery
The Road to Yesterday Museum and the Christopher Pratt Gallery in the Cable Building, Water Street, Bay Roberts,
Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is offering an opportunity to improve reading, speaking and comprehension (in English) in a confidential and convenient way from home for FREE using the TOTI Virtual Teaching program. Registration open across Newfoundland and Labrador but spots are limited. For more information email email@example.com or call 709-634-5081.
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 as we fight this decision. Contact us at 1-709-388-6362 or check us out on our website www.mfnan.org.
Celebrating Come Home Year in New Perlican. For details contact the Town of New Perlican at 5832500.