The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation, incorporated in 2009, has been established to peserve and sustain the traditions and practices of outport life for present and future generations.
UPDATE - Potential Events and Activities for Summer 2018
We are working on our summer schedule and these are the potential events and activities discussed so far: Madrock Theatre (July 24, 31; Aug 7th, 14th, & 21st); Walking Tours -Heart of Heritage (Fridays starting July 6th); Cellars & Songs (Saturdays starting July 7th); Toutons & Tunes (Sundays starting July 8th); Picnic French’s Park (Thursday July 19th and Thursday August 2nd); Bay Bazaar (Saturday July 21st; Haunting (Thursday August 9th; Gosse Evening(Friday August 17th); and Culture Days (September 28, 29, 30th with Mussel Boil 30th)
PLAN NOW for the 2018 Bay Bazaar at the Bay Arena on July 21!
Tables are 2 x 8 feet and are provided.Cost $25 each.
Email email@example.com for information. (All tables are currenly booked, but you can contact Dianne to place your name on a waiting list if there are cancellations.)
A fundraiser for the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation.
at the Bay Bazaar
Working with Schools
Clarence Mercer (centre) with Deanne Delahunty (left) and students from the Amalgamated Academy who had been presented with Heritage Fair Awards.
Funding to the Clothing andTextiles program at Ascension Collegiate to develop the traditional skill of rug hooking
“Coves, Streets, Fields and More: The Places of Bay Roberts: A Booklet"
Memorial University’s Folklore Department. Booklets will be on sale at the BayRoberts Visitor Information Centre and the Bay Roberts Town Council Office. For information contact Sandra Roach: t:(709) 683-1195, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lois Dawe : t: (709) 683-6377, email: email@example.com Events on Saturday March 24
(l) “Coves, Streets, Fields and More: The Places of Bay Roberts: A Booklet" Memorial University’s Folklore Department. (above)Dale Jarvis, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Development Officer Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador speaking at launch.
(above)Dr. Diane Tye (l) and Dr. Jillian Gould(r) - Memorial University Folklore who assisted the students through their field school. (r)Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood speaking at launch.
(above)(l)Natalie Dignam and (r)Naomie Barnes(r)Abigail Crocker, Aida Dalvand, and Wyatt Shibley (International Students Memorial University) who conducted interviews.
Students interviewers with a number of the participants who were interviewed
Clarence Mercer, Chair of the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation, presented Darlene Kearley, Manager of the Helping Hand, with a cheque for $250.00 on behalf of the Foundation. The money was taken up as a collection during the Foundation's Annual "Finding Christmas" Event. The Helping Hand is located on Patterson Street in Bay Roberts. Their telephone number is (709) 786-0740.
Clarence Mercer, Chair BRCF, presenting cheque to Darlene Kearley