The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation, incorporated in 2009 as a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization, has been established to preserve and sustain the traditions and practices of outport life for present and future generations.
Welcome to our new summer students - Emily Vokey, Melanie Mercer, Chloe Harris, and Todd Butler. They will be performing and participating in all Cultural Foundation events over the summer.
l-r Emily Vokey, Todd Butler, Chloe Harris, Sandra Roach ( Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation), and Melanie Mercer With historic Fergus Island in the background
Events for Summer 2016
The Holdin' Ground Festival - July 13 to August 1
The theme of this year's festival is "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.
NEW - "Chase the Ace Fundraiser" - will be starting with a jackpot of $4000.00 later in August at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #32 on Water Street in Bay Roberts.
The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation is working with Bay Roberts Sports and Recreation to build a badly needed Sports and Performing Arts Centre for the town. "Chase the Ace" is a major fundraiser for this project.
Congratualtions to Jim Walsh of Georgetown who was the most recent winner. He found the Ace and won $24,589.80.
Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation Chair Clarence Mercer presenting jackpot to winner Jim Walsh.