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Thank you to all who sponsored and all who participated in: Canadian Culture Days - 2013
Two Events were held for the 4th Annual Canadian Culture Days Geocaching for Cultural Heritage and Mussels, Toutons, Tunes. Both were sponsored by community businesses. Town Sponsors Photos > >
Mussels, Toutons and Tunes Photos >>
Geochaching for Cultual Heritage Photos >>

Holdin' Gound Festival 2013
July 10 to August 5
Thank you to all our sponsors, including Canadian Heritage and the Town of Bay Roberts.
Thank you to sponsors, to volunteers, and to those who participated in another very successful Summer of Events.

"It's the 24th of May" was held on Friday, May 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bay Roberts. Organized by the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time for this great event. The musicians - Paul Drover; The Bay Roberts Four - Russ" with Lee Masters (who are well-known from Bluegrass and Old-Time Country); as well as "Long Drung" with Les Cooper and friends - were great. Mike Flynn and Randy Smith told stories. Randy Smith looked after the sound system. The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation and friends cooked and served the food. And the Royal Canadian did not charge rental. Real community spirit by all involved.
Photos from "It's the 24th of May", 2013 >>

The Cultural Foundation Spnsored another very successful Culture Days on September 28, 29, 30 with the cooperation of the town business community.
Photos from the events:
"A Time in Pigeon Inlet" >>
"How's About a Time"
Mussel Boil - Three Sisters >>
Geocaching Weekend

Photos from the Very Successful Summer production of
“How’s About A Time?” > >
A Night of Newfoundland Comedy
by Nick Mercer & Kim Wiseman
FEATURING The Mad Rock Theatre Troupe Directed by Michele Gosse Dove
Victoria LOL#3 Museum & Playhouse, Patterson Street,

Bay Roberts 50Plus Club
Interviews with seniors
in the 50 Plus Club Community
about their "holdin' ground"
by Students from Ascension Collegiate, in a variety of formats: video, audio, etc.

The Holdin' Ground Project Website > >
Sponsored by New Horizons, Services Canada, Ascension Collegiate, the 50Plus Club & Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation

Wayside Signs Project
10 New Wayside Signs
August 2012
Describing Significant Places
in Bay Roberts.
Sponsored by Cupids 400 Inc, Town of Bay Roberts, Tourism Committee & Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation

Many Events Continuing
Calendar of Events in Bay Roberts
Information Call: Sandra Roach: 683-1195

The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation is offering a grant of $500 to any individual or group interested in developing an event depecting some aspect of NL Culture such as a play, music, poem, or story. For further informaiton Sandra Roach: 683-1195


Congratulations to the two students at Ascension Collegiate were awarded scholarships by the Cultural Foundation:

Christian Morgan was awarded the Bay Roberts Cultual Foundation Scholarship for Drama and Theatre Arts. The scholarship of $200 is for a graduating student with a keen interest in Drama/Theatre Arts.

Michael Kennedy was awarded Bay Roberts Cultual Foundation Scholarship for Newfoundland Studies. The scholarship of $100 is for the student with the highest mark in Newfoundland Studies.


The Cultural Foundation assisted with the Lantern Tours of the Community Gardens for Halloween on October 29 & 30 - Lantern Tour Photos > >

The Second Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise was held on October 14 - A walk on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail (from the Crane's Hill Access to the Red Fisherman's Shed, a non- denominational Thanksgiving Service with music, and breakfast sponsored by Cowan's Optical and Republic Eyeware. Tim Hortons provided coffee and timbits. Photos > >

The weekend of September 13, 14, and 15 was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of SS Kyle, which is an icon of social and cultural history in our province. Events are supported by NL Department of Tourism and the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation. Sponsors:  Atlantic Grocery Distributors (Powell’s Supermarket),  Avalon Coal Salt & Oil Ltd; Baccalieu Consulting;  Exit Realty On The Rock - Team Norman;  St. George’s Heritage Church;  The SS Kyle Historical Foundation;  The Rorke Store Museum - Town of Carbonear;  Vanda Maunder Dancers

On Friday, September 13  ”’Twas on the Labrador” took place at the Rorke Store Museum, Carbonear - Photos > > 
On Saturday, September 14 - The 4th Annual “Swim the Kyle” in Harbour Grace. Photos >>.
On Saturday, September 14 – “Sail the SS Kyle in 1916” -  Bay Roberts Hotel,
Photos > >

On Sunday, September 15- “Remembering the Kyle”- St. George’s Heritage Church, Brigus
 7:30pm  Jim Payne & Fergus O’Byrne, Photos > >


Other events during the summer included: Fire & Fairies with S'mores - Photos > >

Two Hauntings Photos > > And the extremely successful How's About A Time with the Mad Rock Theatre Troupe Photos > >


Encore of " How's About A Time" with the Mad Rock Theatre Troupe Supporting Belize Mission

An special encore version of "How's About A Time" with the Mad Rock Theatre Troupe was held Tuesday, August 27 at Victoria LOL#3 Museum & Playhouse. This event was a fundraising for the 22 Tones for Belize Mission. Rev. Bill Stong, star of the Mad Rock Theatre Troup, from the Anglican Parish of St. Peter's in Upper Island Cove is a leader for the Mission. He was very pleased that the Troupe offered their time and assistance.


CONGRATULATIONS TO KELLY RUSSELL who has just been named "Member of the Order of Canada"!!
Kelly (whose Dad, Ted Russell, was born in Coley's Point) has been part of our cultural heritage programme in Bay Roberts for a number of years. When his daughters were younger the family particiated in "A Time in Pigeon Inlet." Summer 2013, he presented "Tunes and Tales in Pigeon Inlet" on July 4, 11, & 25 and August 1. In addtion, Kelly has been working with Ray Johnson to present a four week "Ted Russell Legacy Project:: Story Telling and Traditional Music" to students at Ascension Collegiate.

Ascension Collegaite
L-R. Kelly Russell, Michael Kennedy (3rd), Chelsea Porter, Katrina Hutchings,
Kristina White, Ray Johnson, Austin Bowering, Samantha Linthorne (2nd), Daniel
Seymour (1st)

PLEASE CALL: 683-1195

Congratulations to Agnes Butler, Marilyn Dawe, and Edmund Dawson, all members of the Cultural Foundation Board of Directors, who were each awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community. A total of 12 citizens of Bay Roberts were awarded Medals

Photos Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Celebration > >


"Memory Box Workshop" was held a tthe Bay Roberts Visitor Information Centre, Veterans Memorial Highway. February 20th, 2013.

Photos from the Memory Box Workshop >>



Fergus Island - Story of John Fergus.
Sign at Fergus Island

Signs Describing the Cultural History of Bay Roberts.
in Bay Roberts in Words and Photos .
Sponsored by Cupids 400 Inc, Town of Bay Roberts
& Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation.


The town of Bay Roberts has matured from its humble beginning as a fishing settlement to one of the most prosperous towns in the province.

See an issue of the Atlantic Guardian from August 1956, five years after incorporation > >


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Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation.     Sandra Roach: General Manager
PO Box 1759, Bay Roberts, NL A0A 1G0 Canada
Telephone: 709-683-1195       Fax: (709) 786-2128