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Community events


River Gold Fundraising is a community fundraiser in partnership with three local service organizations: Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, Exploits Valley SPCA, Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society. We run a bi-weekly 50/50 draw that costs a Toonie per week to play a registered number. A winning number will be drawn every second Wednesday at the RBC in the Exploits Valley Mall at approximately 7:30 pm.   If a winning number is drawn, the winner will receive 50 per cent of the week’s net revenue with the balance shared equally among the three not-for-profit community service organizations we support.  In the event that a winning number is not drawn, the jackpot will carry over to the next week.  On the tenth week with no winning number we will continue to draw numbers until we finally have a winner. For more information go to http://rivergold.ca/rg/

Feb. 15-16

Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinics at Windsor Pentecostal Church in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Feb. 15

Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, marks the 51st Anniversary of the Nation Flag of Canada. It is our opportunity to strengthen and celebrate our identity, heritage and symbol. The Building Community Spirit Committee of Bishop’s Falls and The 512 Exploits Air Cadet Squadron invite you to join us on that day, 8:15 pm  at the Leo Burke Gymnasium. Come by and celebrate with us and enjoy the marching, the band music and the refreshments.


Feb. 17

Fun for Children and Parents Workshop at the Harmsworth Public

Library  starting 6:30 p.m.. Games, fun, rhymes, experiments, stories for parents, caregivers and

children ages 0-5 years. Call

489-2303 to register for the

four-week session.

Feb. 20

CRAFT FAIR (Bishop’s Falls

Building Community Spirit)

Sat., Feb. 20, 2016

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lion’s Club,

80 Main Street, Bishop’s Falls

Please come along and bring a friend to our monthly Craft Fair. There is something for everyone:  ladies accessories, jewelry, art, baked goods, quilts, candles and crafts of all kinds. If you are interested in renting a table ($10)  or for further information, please contact Sheila at 258-5451 or email sheila@bishopsfalls.ca.

Hope to See You There!


March 11

World Day of Prayer 2016 - Bishop’s Falls. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer 2016 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on March 11 at 7:30 p.m.


Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace Lottery is held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall every Sunday from 7:15 – 9:15 Jackpot now at $14,160 with 23 cards left in the deck.




Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador Grand Falls-Windsor

Our local group meets every

Monday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm. from September to May (holidays may cause some exceptions). We meet at the Community Room of IBEX Fuels (Irving Station), Hardy

Avenue located at the rear of the building. If you are interested and require further information either drop in or contact June Oldford at e-mail june.oldford@gmail.com or 709-489-6039.


Bridge Game

The Exploits Valley 50+ Club Edwards Place have resumed their Public Bridge Game, for Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Admission $4.

Everyone welcomed.



We’ve started our Fall session and meetings are resuming. Join us every 2nd Monday and find out what being a member of Toastmasters can do for you. Call on Dave Ellis at 489-4257 to get more information or visit our FB page: www.facebook.com/GFWToastmasters.



St. Joseph’s Parish

St. Vincent De Paul Shop at St. Joseph’s Parish open every Tuesday starting Sept. 1, 2015 from 1-4 pm.



Story time at Harmsworth

Public Library

The library will hold a regular

preschool story time program, for children aged 3 -5, every Wednesday morning, 10:30 a.m. To register your child drop by or call the library: 489-2303.


Diabetes Education Clinic

The Diabetes Education Clinic offers a “drop-in” service on Wednesdays between 1-4 p.m. Have your blood sugar, blood pressure and weight checked. Bring your diabetes-

related questions to the nurse and dietitian. Come back and get on track. No appointment necessary.


Youth Alpha for Ages 11-14

Join us each Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at E.M. Bishop Hall, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, for fun, food, games, music and teaching presentations about the Christian faith. Each session will start with a meal. No cost for participants. Contact Linda Pafford at 489-9801 or Barbara Leyte at 489-9332 for more info.


Exploits 50 + Club Card Game

The Exploits 50+ Club, Edwards Place, holds a public card game every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.. Admission is $4. Everyone welcome.


Rotary Club

If you’re looking for a great organization that helps both locally and internationally, look no further than the Rotary Club. Find a friendly Rotarian and ask them about joining – we’d love to have you on board! We meet every Thursday 12:30 – 1:30 at the Mount Peyton Hotel.



Antique Autos

The Central Nfld Antique Auto Club hold meetings every third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m.

at Ibex Fuels on Hardy Ave or the Creed Club in Botwood. For more info contact Bruce Critch at 257-3360. Check out their website at www.cnaac.ca. Having an antique auto is not mandatory.



Exploits 50+ Club

Edwards place will hold a Public Card Game every alternate Friday at 1:30 pm.  Admission $4.


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12

Chase the Ace is held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 on Queen Street, Grand Falls-Windsor every Friday from 4-6 p.m..




SA Thrift Store

The Salvation Army Thrift Store new hours for Saturday are 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Topic line: Community

Headline: Local reminders



Harmsworth Public Library


The Harmsworth Public Library will hot the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. For more information contact the library at 489-2303.



Exploits Community Centre

They are looking to recruit new volunteers for the following programs: Child and Youth, Adult and Senior and Special Events.  If you have a skill to share or time to offer please feel free to drop by our centre located at 30 Bartel Place in GFW or call 489-2141 for more information.


Cancer Survivors Choir

Central Cancer Survivors Choir will be resuming practice Memorial United Church GFW all Cancer Survivors are welcome!  For info contact Jackie 486-2973


Alcoholics Anonymous

Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays in room 138 at the West Wing of the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre for more information call 489-5756. Help is just a phone call away.


Harmsworth Public Library

Now offering free basic computer training! All ages and skill levels welcome. Lessons will be available Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend courses offered if needed. Topics covered, managing e-mail, social networking, online shopping, banking, basic Microsoft Word and Power Point skills, navigating tablets, phones and cameras to organize files and pictures. Please contact Zyta at 489-2303 for details or to book a session!


Hospital Auxiliary wants donations

CN Hospital Auxiliary is seeking donations of knitted baby goods as well as new small toiletry items (i.e. tooth brushes, combs, soap, baby power, etc.) to sell at the Hospital Gift Shop. All proceeds of the gift shop are donated to the South and Central Health Foundation to help in the purchase of medical equipment for the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre. For more information contact Judy Gosney at 489-8242 or drop items at the Hospital Gift Shop.



The Literacy NL Learn Line can provide information on a variety of local programs and services including private volunteer tutors for adults, ABE, extra help for your school age child, learning English as a Second Language, family learning, GED, preparation for post-secondary and workplace learning. The number is 1-800-563-1111. For more information visit www.literacynl.com.


Religion program for kids

St. Joseph’s Parish is now accepting registration for children wishing to enter the religion programs from Grades 1-6. If you have any questions or wish to register a child (children) please contact Margaret Moore 489-0198 or by email: margaretmoore@nl.rogers.com.

Overeaters Anonymous


In OA, you’ll find members who are:

Extremely overweight, a bit overweight, average weight and underweight. Symptoms are varied as our membership: extreme overeating, starving, purging, abuse of laxatives, constant thoughts about food, etc.

If you want to stop harmful eating behaviours and reclaim your life, maybe Overeaters Anonymous can help. For information call 709-738-1742 or email info.oa.nl


Volunteers needed

The Exploits Community Centre is looking for volunteers for youth, every Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Eileen Sullivan, program co-ordinator at 489-2141 or through email at programs@exploitscc.ca.

Youth 2000 Centre


Narcotics Anonymous

Meetings of narcotics anonymous (NA) will begin in the near future in Grand Falls-Windsor. For more information call 709-489-1993. Support and help is just a phone call away.


Harmsworth Public Library

Searching for yearbooks to be donated to the library from the following schools in this area: Notre Dame Academy and St. Catherine’s.


Rotary Club

If you’re looking for a great organization that helps both locally and internationally, look no further than the Rotary Club.  Find a friendly Rotarian and ask them about joining-we’d love to have you on board!  We meet every Thursday 12:30-1:30 at the Mount Peyton Hotel.


Used Furniture Wanted

The Status of Women, Central, will take good used furniture for homes helping homes project. Do not place your old furniture on the curb, please, pass it along to someone in need. Give us a call and we will pick it up 486-5353. Must not be broken, soiled or torn. Thank you for supporting our program!


Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program

We want the things you don’t! Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in our red drop boxes located at Home Hardware and Riverside Variety in Grand Falls –Windsor; Wishes Flowers and Gifts in Bishop’s Falls and Herm’s Variety in Botwood. For further details call 1-800-505-5525.


Join Your Local Voluntary Fire Department

The Botwood Fire Department is now accepting application for Firefighters. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older, have driver license and be a resident of Botwood.  Those interested should submit an application to Botwood Fire Dept. Box 880 Botwood, NL A0H 1E0 phone/fax 257-3592.  botwoodfiredept@nf.symaptico.ca


Cancer survivors

Are you a cancer survivor living in Central Newfoundland? Would you like to share your experiences and offer support to others facing a cancer diagnosis in your area? The Canadian Cancer Society would like to establish cancer support groups in various communities around Central Newfoundland. Please contact Cathy Farr at 1-866-545-9534 for more information on how you can become a support group volunteer.


St. John Ambulance

The Central Community Services Division is currently recruiting volunteers. Volunteers will be trained to Advanced Medical First Responder Level 1 to give prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.  For more info call 489-5213 or email: sjacentralnl@gmail.com

Organizations: Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, RBC, Blood Services Windsor Pentecostal Church The Building Community Spirit Committee of Bishop Edwards Place Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Newfoundland and Labrador Grand Falls-WindsorOur Community Room Rotary Club Irving Station Education ClinicThe Diabetes Education Clinic Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre Holy Trinity Anglican Church Mount Peyton Hotel.THURSDAYSAntique AutosThe Central Nfld Antique Auto Club Creed Club Royal Canadian Legion Branch SATURDAYSSA Thrift StoreThe Salvation Army Thrift Store Local remindersHarmsworth Public LibraryThe Harmsworth Public Library Community CentreThey Memorial United Church GFW Hospital Auxiliary Hospital Gift Shop South and Central Health Foundation Exploits Community Centre Notre Dame Academy Mount Peyton Hotel.Used Furniture WantedThe Status Diabetes Association Clothesline ProgramWe Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Local Voluntary Fire DepartmentThe Botwood Fire Department Canadian Cancer Society Advanced Medical First Responder Level 1

Geographic location: Grand Falls-Windsor.Feb, Nation Flag, Canada 80 Main Street Botwood GameThe Exploits Valley Grand Falls-Windsor Queen Street West Wing Newfoundland Grand Falls

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