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22226_KlondykeM4 5/4/11 3:05 PM Page 1 May 2011 www.bayroberts.com Page 1 Mayor’s Update The signs are up, No, not the election signs, the con- ment should be at the cost of the developer and our role struction signs along the highway. They may be a year is to ensure that the developer abides by these regula- late but better late than never as the saying goes. Work tions. Council should not be subsidizing development at has started on the installation of the new water and sewer the expense of individual taxpayers. As well, council line going along the Conception Bay Highway. This will shouldn’t have to spend considerable taxpayer dollars re- cause delays, slow moving traffic and create dusty con- pairing or correcting what could be perceived as poor de- ditions for much, if not all, of this summer and fall. This sign in the first place. work is long overdue but without it we do not have the Before I conclude, please allow me to speak to the capacity necessary to supply our community. This work issue of privacy and privileged meetings. I believe that will affect every business owner, resident and visitor to before initiatives or announcements are made public that Bay Roberts in the coming months. I ask that everyone the ì`s are dotted and the `t`s are crossed so there is no consider taking alternate routes, showing patience, being misinformation or misleading conceptions in the public. courteous and working with the construction company I know there are lots of rumors out there about possible to help them complete their work. We will, for a period businesses, new ventures, etc. coming to Town. When of time, be down to two lane traffic so, drive slowly and and if any possible deals are completed and are ready to keep an eye out for pedestrians. move forward you will be the first to know. As well, I We recently held a public meeting on our new Mu- believe that respect and privacy are principles used when nicipal Plan. I would like to thank all the residents who dealing with land, legal and labour issues. If, for exam- participated and provided input into our new 10 year ple, we have an issue with an employee. I feel that out of plan. Council has received the report and will adopt the respect for that employee it should be dealt with in pri- new plan in the coming months. This plan is the footprint vate. I believe that if you as an individual were in dis- Writing an article every quarter for our Klondyke council will use going forward to guide future growth cussion to buy or sell a business that you would want that Gazette is a great opportunity for me to communicate to within our community. Planning to meet that growth is a done privately until an agreement was reached. If this is all of our residents about what’s up in our town. It pro- challenge to all of us as well as maintaining the delicate being secretive or privileged, then I apologize to you. But vides me the chance to talk about what lies ahead, pro- balance between urban and rural, residential and com- I believe and council believes, that this is being respectful vide information and in some cases address issues which mercial, the present and our past and being mindful of of an individual’s rights. arise in between editions of our community paper. the need to protect and respect our environment. The days are longer and with that means more peo- I want to begin by wishing our town a belated happy I continue to hear criticism about our ongoing ini- ple out and about the Town either walking or riding 60th birthday. On February 24th, 1951 we officially be- tiative regarding our planning regulations. In the past we bikes. Drive safely and defensively as our people are our came an incorporated municipality. We will be celebrat- were criticized for not having a plan or not sticking to most precious resource. ing this feat with various community activities the plan when development occurred. This I have heard Until next time!! throughout the year. We hope that you will join us for loud and clear, year after year, since my election to coun- Glenn Littlejohn many of these events. cil 14 years ago. Bottom line, council feels that develop- Mayor, Town of Bay Roberts Pigeon Inlet Quilters’ Guild The Pigeon Inlet Quilters’ Guild was founded by a main lobby of the school. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece group of friends in September 2006 with an initial charter To celebrate our fifth anniversary has drawn viewers from right across Canada and as far membership of 25 ladies. Since then membership has we are planning to host away as New Zealand! grown to 60 quilters who come from all over the northern Several merchants will be in attendance, selling every- Avalon spanning communities from Torbay to Old Perli- our first ever quilt show thing from a spool of thread to a computerized sewing ma- can. There is one meeting per month along with two work- “Quilts From Pigeon Inlet” chine. In addition to quilts, the guild will also have a booth days or workshops held at the Avalon Wolverines Search with some smaller hand made products (in a broad range of and Rescue Building. Over the years the guild has actively on June 25 and 26 prices) for you to purchase. There will be a prize draw participated in the community by providing quilts to a va- at Ascension Collegiate. every hour and on Sunday afternoon the grand prize draw riety of organizations including the Bay Roberts Library, will take place. Should you need some light refreshments Daffodil House, and O’’Shaughnessey House, as well as Inlet Quilters’’ Guild President, Michelle Zwicker, Angel you will be able to visit Aunt Sophie’s Kitchen where you pillowcases for children with cancer at the Janeway Hospi- Fund Rep., Helen Clarke, Angel Fund Rep., Catherine Ed- can have a mug-up and enjoy some local entertainment. tal and baby blankets for newborns at the Carbonear Hos- munds, Guild Programme Coordinator. Community support for this event has been wonderful pital. Last year we presented the Pigeon Inlet Quilt to the In preparation for this event, and with assistance from and we hope to see a huge turnout. There will be something Bay Roberts Cultural Committee. It is based on the works the town’’s Special Events Committee, a ticket draw (on a for everyone, quilters and non-quilters alike. We invite you of Ted Russell and is on permanent display at the Bay full size quilt, pictured below) was held in the fall. At our all to visit our show and spend some time taking in New- Roberts Visitors Pavilion. Recently, a quilt was presented to February meeting the draw took place and the winner of foundland traditions, hospitality and talent. Doors open at members of the Angel Fund Committee for them to use in the quilt is June Mercer, Bay Roberts. 10:00 am on Saturday, June 25 and 26 - admission $5.00. their fund raising endeavours. L-R Georgina King, Pigeon Now that funding is secure we are proceeding at break- neck speed to plan a show which will be the first one held in Bay Roberts. This “Event” is not just for quilters. For two days there will be a display of 150 quilts and dozens of other quilted products including baby blankets, wall hangings, tote bags, table toppers, etc. As well as the display of quilts there will be special sections featuring Christmas, Hallowe’en/Au- tumn, and Baby. You will be able to see several quilting demonstrations from basic information to more compli- cated techniques which viewers will find of interest. We also plan to have a full size quilt on a quilt frame at which several members will take turns showing how to hand quilt. The Pigeon Inlet Quilt will be proudly displayed in the 22226_KlondykeM4 5/4/11 3:05 PM Page 2 Page 2 May 2011 Congratulations!! Allan Cup Champions photo credit Terry Roberts, The Compass photo credit Terry Roberts, The Compass To Natalie Keeping, daughter of Stan & Lynn Keeping, and Adam Drover, son of Paul & Car- olyn Drover, both residents of the Town who represented NL at the recent Canada Games held in Halifax. Natalie played with the Female Ice Hockey Team while Adam played with the Table Tennis Team! Right to left: Matthew French, Brandon Roach, Chris Crosbie photo credit Brian Tuck To Chris Crosbie, Brandon Roach and Matthew French who recently, while playing with the Clarenville Caribous, won the Allan Cup. The Allan Cup is awarded annually to the top senior amateur hockey team in Canada. It’s the first time the Allan Cup was won by a NL team in 25 years and the first time any players from the Town won the prized cup!! The trophy is quite an honour to win as a result of its long history. It was donated for the first time in 1909 to replace the Stanley Cup which was then awarded in a professional competition. Also, con- gratulations to Cody Roach who, while playing with the Grand Falls Cataracts, won the Herder Trophy! Way to Go Boys! photo credit Mark Bennett To Andrew Dale of Coley’s Point and a member of the music group The Once who at the recently held East Coast Music Awards held in Charlot- To our very own Ron Delaney who won the tetown, PEI, won the award for Group Record- Cyril Hoskins Memorial Award for recreation ing of the Year. Other members of the group practitioners. This award honours an individ- include Geraldine Hollett and Phil Churchill. ual who has contributed significantly to the Their album is the self titled album call “The growth and development of recreation, parks Once”. and leisure services. The provincial award is Carbonear native, Duane Andrews, from the presented annually by Recreation Newfound- Baccalieu Trail, also won an award for the Jazz land and Labrador!! Great Job Ron! Recording of the Year! 1955-56 Boston Bruins DID YOU KNOW ...? 1) The Town of Bay Roberts was incorporated on and became a Town on February 24, 1951. 2) The first Mayor of the Town was Robert J. Mercer. 3) The budget for the first Town Council in the Town of Bay Roberts, 60 years ago in 1951, was approximately $50 000. Hayley Crosbie is 11 years old and is not received gold, including last year’s 4) The budget for the Town in 2011 is $6.4 million. one of 6 Level II gymnasts to travel this competitions. Taking dance lessons from 5) That the Boston Bruins, after missing out of the playoffs by one point, in April 1956 year to Moncton representing Team New- Catherine’s Dance Studio from the age of toured Nfld. One stop in that tour was Bay Roberts. They played here on April 9th. foundland in the Atlantics Gymnastics 3 to 9 (when she joined gymnastics) has While visiting the Town the team was treated to a dinner hosted by the Kiwanis Club. competition. Her first year competing in definitely helped her. Her tumbling lines At which they were given a memento of their visit - a small Newfoundland seal. Some Level II, she earned overall gold in all three and movements to which she performs of the players who played against the Bruins included, Graham Sparkes, Eric (Josh) competitions – The SnowBowl, Frosty Flip have given her amazing scores! When Mercer, Billy Arthur, Irving Snow, Allan Mercer, Vic Mercer, Rob Dale, Irving Snow, and Provincials. Hayley trains from asked what Hayley wants to be when she Clayton Russell, Dave Badcock and Henry Deering. Gerald Saunders was the only Campia in Mount Pearl – 2 to 3 times a grows up the answer has not changed for person who beat Terry Sawchuk who played goal for the Bruins. Sawchuk would win week for 4 hours per training session. It’s quite some time …. “A gold medal gym- over 500 games in the NHL and was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971. Some a tough schedule but Hayley works hard at nast”! Everyone is so proud of all she has of the players who played for the Boston Bruins were Doug Mohns, Cal Cardner and competing and performs well under pres- accomplished and the experience of the At- Fleming Mackell. Mackell, following his retirement from the NHL, played for a season sure. Her strength in competition can be lantic’s is something she is looking forward in 1967 – 68 with the St. John’s Capitals. According to the Telegram newspaper, “it easily seen when she competes the floor to. was a foggy night with less than ideal ice conditions despite this the Bruins enjoyed routine. She has only in two competitions their visit here. They received a hearty response given by the people who came from miles around to watch them play”. 22226_3KlonM4 5/4/11 3:37 PM Page 3 May 2011 Page 3 Shearstown’s First Agricultural Fair by Elizabeth (Betty) Jerrett, Bay Roberts Heritage Society As I write this, the signs of spring are everywhere; the Butler of the Department of Natural Resources, assisted by popular with the children and grown-ups alike. This was snow is gone, the crocuses are up, the birds are singing, the Mr. Lloyd Sparkes, Manager of the Demonstration Farm. followed by a show kindly provided by the Newfoundland ground is warming in preparation for planting. It seems The highlight of the day was the heavy draught horse Film Board. the ideal time to write about a different and important part hauling competition. The competition ended in a draw; the The Bay Roberts Fire Brigade put off a demonstration, of our heritage and culture – agriculture. winners being Mr. John Mercer and Mark Gosse & Son. which proved most effectively the efficiency of the local Small-time agriculture was always a mainstay of out- The weight hauled was 2,400 pounds. Both horses Brigade under the capable direction of Fire Chief Jack port life. It encompassed the “front garden” with lilac trees weighed 1,200 pounds. The hauling contest for the pony North. and flowers such as rockets brought over from the old class also resulted in a draw between John Holmes and Jack The lighting effects provided by the United Towns country blending with native flowers. Sometimes there Dwyer. The weight hauled was 1,500 pounds. Electric Co. made the grounds a most attractive sight, and would be a “kitchen” garden, probably so named because On Thursday, the vegetable exhibits and the ladies’ with the music and general spirit of a country carnival that it was close to the kitchen window, or because it contained handiworks were judged. Mr. Butler judged the vegetables, goes with a Fair, success crowned the efforts of the hard- a variety such as beet and the like prepared in the kitchen. and Miss Emerson of the Handicrafts Center judged the working committee. These gardens were under the care of the women of the ladies’ exhibits. In each case, the judges expressed them- The Clover Leaf Agricultural Society, the Ladies Com- household. selves as highly pleased with the exhibits, both as to the mittee, and Mr. R. S. James, the Agricultural Officer, had The “back garden” was the domain of the menfolk. quality, the arrangements, and the keen spirit of competi- every reason to be proud of the very outstanding effort in The size depended on the need for the produce of mainly tion. organizing and putting off the first Exhibition at potatoes, turnip, and carrot. In most cases, the ground was In the afternoon the poultry were judged by Mr. Lloyd Shearstown. Judging by the comments passed, it was con- plowed and drilled using a Newfoundland pony. Sparkes. This was followed by the bareback horse riding sidered one of the best efforts seen in respect of Agricul- In the Shearstown area, agriculture took on a different competition in the following classes: Heavy Harness, tural shows and was a most outstanding success. The meaning. The glacial delta provided level fertile ground in Roadsters, and Ponies. The Heavy Harness class was won Clover Leaf Society expressed their sincere thanks to the a sheltered location, ideal for farming. Eventually, the by Frank Earle; the Roadster class by Roy Batten; and the ladies who did such a grand job also the following for do- farming grew beyond household needs into commercial en- Pony class by Bruce Holmes nations: Messers John Parsons, E. J. Bradbury, Augustus terprises – the industry of the area. Its prominence was Another interesting event was the inter-town tug-of- Keefe, S. E. Mercer, and Wilfred Dawe, Bay Roberts; and highlighted by annual exhibitions or fairs. I’d like to share war contests between Bay Roberts and Shearstown. There Gaze Seed, Mammy’s Bakery, St. John’s. the account of the first fair as related by the late C. E. Rus- were two events – senior and junior, and the Shearstown My own personal recollection of a Fair in Shearstown, sell. teams were the victors in both contests. when I was a child, is of seeing Hank Snow, The Singing The first Agricultural Exhibition was held on Wednes- Deserving of special mention was the exhibit dis- Ranger, all decked out in white western clothing, standing day, October 6th and Thursday, October 7th, 1948 at played by the Shearstown Rural Youth Club. This Club by his horse for photos. He performed at the Orange Shearstown. The Fair was sponsored by the Clover Leaf was comprised entirely of school children, and a most cred- Lodge, and the admission fee, according to Henry Deering, Agricultural Society and attended by 3,000 people. itable display of some 20 varieties of vegetables elicited was $2. All I could think of was, “I’m looking at a real In spite of the disadvantages of rain all morning on very favorable comments from all who viewed this booth. cowboy!” What a thrill and a treasured memory! Opening Day, the livestock were judged and the showing A special prize list was arranged for these exhibits. was very creditable. The judging was done by Mr. H. A. During the evening, a fireworks display proved very B a y Ro b e r t s P h o t o C o n t e s t Over the summer months take some pictures of Beautiful Bay Roberts and send them in for the next edition of the Klondyke Gazette, email your pictures to email@example.com- roberts.nf,ca Below are a few examples. Lupins on walking trail Double rainbow, by Jerry Mercer Bir thdays and A n n i ve r s a r i e s e-mail a picture and info to firstname.lastname@example.org,ca We will have a section dedicated to residents celebrating their 80+ Birthday Three sisters or 50+ Anniversary 22226_KlondykeM4 5/4/11 3:05 PM Page 4 Page 4 May 2011 THE BIRTH OF OUR TOWN by Mike Flynn pleased. Smallwood eventually agreed to extend the pave- T hough the beginning of Bay Roberts was small, of a humble character, and moreover of no ancient date, ment to Barnes Road just east of Mercer’s residence. there is everything to encourage us to hope that a Vic Cave, a popular barber in the town, was hired as bright future is before it and that it will one day takes its the first town clerk. “The work was pretty easy,” he said. “I place among the most prosperous settlements in New- worked from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM each day which gave me foundland. (Rev. Martin Blackmore in a lecture on the his- free time in the mornings to run the barber shop. At that tory of Bay Roberts, January 24, 1865) time, there were nineteen Bill Mercers living here and the History has proven that Rev. Martin Blackmore’s only way I could keep track of them was by their nick- statement made 146 years ago was indeed a prophetic one. names. Some of them liked those names but there were oth- The town has matured from its humble beginning as a fish- ers who didn’t, but for a long time, everybody in Bay ing settlement to one of the most prosperous towns in the Roberts had one.” province. While the town flourished as a commercial centre The town grew considerably following the first ten during the early part of the 1900s, it was after incorporation years of incorporation, and in 1961, council agreed that it in 1951, that it firmly established itself as a major service was time to increase both his hours and salary. Vic Cave hub for the Avalon Peninsula. says he was facing a dilemma, whether to pursue a career The Bay Roberts Guardian had, for years before its as a full time clerk or as a barber. He chose barbering, be- final edition rolled off the presses on July 9, 1949, editori- cause, as he says, “there was no better way to keep up on alized on the benefits of a town council. However its pro- the news and gossip of Bay Roberts”. posal was met with more apathy than opposition. With the growth of the neighbouring smaller areas The paper warned the people, on February 22, 1947, the possibility of having the streets of Bay Roberts paved. such as Bay Roberts East, Coley’s Point, Country Road and that sooner or later they would have to face the question of Smallwood agreed to pave the streets at government’s ex- Shearstown, the stage was now set for the creation of a local government. As we see it, there is no escape. We can- pense if the community opted for incorporation. larger town. Bay Roberts was by far the largest of the areas not hope to have complete unanimity, but we are of the A public meeting was held in the old court house (site and had experienced a diversification in its economy with opinion that if the public were acquainted with the facts by of the present day War Memorial) under the chairmanship the establishment of dozens of successful, commercial es- a government official, there would be a changed attitude. of John C. Snow, Dawe says. A resolution was passed to in- tablishments, thus allowing the town to free itself, some- What will it cost us? That seems to be a major question. vestigate and ascertain from citizens whether or not they what, from dependency on the uncertain fishing industry. There are other questions people are asking, and it is unfor- were in favor of a council. Then an investigation committee However, further expansion was stymied by lack of space. tunate that that we cannot get together and discuss them in was set up to circulate a petition. That problem was solved with little fanfare in 1965, the presence of an authorized government spokesman. It is The committee consisted of Bill Crosbie, Eric Mar- when the Bay Roberts town council raised the idea of amal- not a case of what was good for my father is good enough shall, Magistrate William E. Mercer (Billy Shears), Fred gamation with neighbouring areas. At that time, Bay for me. We love our town and desire to have her take her Oates and Victor Sparkes. The committee was successful in Roberts East, an area from Barnes Road to Mad Rock, had place amongst progressive communities and surely we can- convincing the people of the town- which then extended formed a separate council and Coley’s Point and not expect to have improvements without paying some- from the main highway to Barne’s Road- to incorporate. Shearstown were each considering the feasibility of incor- thing towards them. The date of incorporation was February 24, 1951 and the poration. The editorial sparked a letter to the paper on March 1 first election was held shortly afterwards. The council of- The Bay Roberts council circulated a petition in each of that year. The writer, identified only as I.B.M., scoffed fice was set up in a small room in St. Matthew’s Hall, and of the areas, and except for the western end of Shearstown at the idea of an elected council and suggested an alternate Dawe says at the time, the gross revenue for the year was and Butlerville, surprisingly, found little opposition to the form of local government. He suggested, it may not be less than $50,000, a far cry from today’s $6 million. There proposal. When the final results were tabulated, council necessary to have a body of men holding the dignity of were three forms of taxation – a municipal service fee, a moved to annex the areas that had indicated approval. With “Lord Mayor” or “City Fathers” if four or five honorable vehicle tax and business tax. government’s permission, the annexation took place shortly citizens were appointed by a public meeting to take an in- Robert J. Mercer was chosen as the town’s first mayor afterwards. In 1990, the dissenting regions, as well as the terest and be spokesmen in local matters. On July 1947, the in1951 and Fred Winsor became deputy mayor. Others Birch Hills area, were also annexed. paper wrote, lack of public spirit and community interest elected included Dawe, Alton Churchill of Churchill’s Eric Dawe, who was mayor at the time, said that loss lie at the back of our unwillingness to incorporate our town. Building Supplies, John North, an early volunteer fireman of identity was the only major concern at the time. He says We are, however, still hopeful that something will be done with the town and later owner of a popular outdoor skating “that didn’t happen despite the fact that council refused to in this direction. rink on Central Street, Victor Sparkes, Eric Marshall (Mar- institute a ward system of representation because it felt that It was three years later that action was finally taken, shall’s Hardware and later Marshall’s Restaurant), magis- such a system was divisive. The move increased the popu- not for political and economic considerations, but for the trate William E. Mercer and Ray Cave. lation of Bay Roberts from 2600 to over 5000 and gave the most trivial and innocuous reasons. In the summer of 1950, Smallwood was true to his word and paved both town a greater tax base and more political clout.” the town doctor, who took great pride in maintaining a Water Street and the Cross Roads. Dawe says this was done The amalgamation was one of the first in the province shine on his large, luxurious, black car complained vehe- to appease the four major religious denominations in the and was unique in that residents of all the affected commu- mently to 30-year old Eric Dawe about the amount of dust town. The Salvation Army, Anglican and United Churches nities opted to go under the name of Bay Roberts rather generated by traffic in the Cross Roads. But when Dawe’s were located on Water Street and the Roman Catholic than a multiple hyphenated name common in later mergers. mother, Jean, and his aunt Gertrude added their voices, and Church was on the Cross Roads. The Water Street section Eric Dawe is only surviving member of the original complained about dust on their flowers, Eric knew it was of pavement initially ended at the Anglican Church and this town council and can be affectionately referred to by resi- time to act. did not please Magistrate William Mercer who lived east of dents as the Only Living Father of the town’s incorpora- He became a member of a committee that was man- the church. Mercer, who was a member of both the initial tion. dated to meet with then premier Joseph Smallwood about investigative committee and the first town council, was not S U M M E R P RO G R A M 2 0 1 1 Tiny Tot & Day Camp Summer is here, and what better way for your son or the Bay Roberts Pool. And for all of you kids who enjoy daughter to enjoy their summer than by joining our Sum- camping and sleeping in tents, at the end of the summer Tiny Tots are of ages 4-5 years. mer Youth Camp! Youth Camp is a seven-week program, we have our famous Tent City at the Bay Roberts field Day Campers are of ages 6-8 years. running from June 27th to August 12th. The camp is ideal and we ensure a bundle of fun and games. for children who are interested in having fun, playing Morning Schedules for Tiny Tots, sports, and meeting new friends. Fees Afternoon Schedules for Day Campers Our camp is designed to entail 3 days a week of fun Wednesdays: Outside Activities at the Bay Roberts Recreation Complex. These days will Cost for the Day/Tiny Tot camps is $100.00 for the full Thursdays: Field Trips be filled with many sports such as basketball, softball, summer, all inclusive. Fridays: Special Activities and Swimming tennis, ball hockey, volleyball, soccer, etc as well as many new cooperative games such as dodge ball, flag tag, steal Cost for Youth Camp is $50.00 for the full summer, plus Tiny Tots and Day Campers enjoy multiple crafts, the football, etc. the cost of field trips. activities and games every day they attend. Provided with a setting where they may interact and make new friends For those really hot days we have at 30 ft slip-n-slide Registration will take place from June 23rd to June and have unlimited fun! to cool everyone down. 25th at the Ground search and Rescue building in Bay Roberts from 9:00am – 4:00PM. If you have any ques- Youth Camp Thursdays will be FIELD TRIP DAYS!! We have tions regarding cost or family rates please feel free to call Ages 9-14 years Mon-Wed: 9am - 4pm many fun field trips planned such as the Aquarena and 786-9347. Thursdays: Field Trips Empire Theatres. However, the fun doesn’t stop there be- Fridays: Swimming cause on Fridays, there will be an hour of swimming at 22226_KlondykeM4 5/4/11 3:05 PM Page 5 May 2011 Page 5 Environmental Efforts at The Green Section Amalgamated Academy by Councillor Walter Yetman by Stewart Ralph Clean up Day in Bay Roberts Envirofest 2011 Amalgamated Academy's second edition of Enviro- On May 14 the Town of Bay Roberts Green Committee will be sponsoring fest will be held on Thursday, June 2, from 6:30-8:30 PM. a Clean-up Day in Bay Roberts. Residents are asked to select a roadway Last year, with the support of Newfoundland Power, the or property to tidy, town staff will be picking up the garbage bags through- school tidied their school grounds, created an outdoor out the day. Please note, residents will have to contact 683 5780 for litter classroom, and planted a large number of trees and other pick up. Garbage bags can be picked up at the Bay Arena Parking lot 9 plants around the school grounds. This year's program am. hopes to see a walking trail, a new shed with greenhouse, and further beautification of our school grounds. We will 10am Team litter busters – For those who are trouble litter areas and be holding work bees on our school grounds each Satur- would like to help, we will be assembling teams to attack various areas day of May. Contributions of time, labour, or supplies of the community. If you are interested in being part of our teams please would be greatly appreciated in support of Amalgamated bring a friend and join us at the Bay Arena Parking Lot!! Academy's Envirofest 2011. Household Hazardous School Recycling Waste Day At Amalgamated Academy, recycling has quickly become part of the school and community culture. The school got off to a great start with Saturday Blitzes early in the A Huge Success Fall of this school year. With the help of the Town of Bay Roberts, Amalgamated Acad- emy has held Recycling Blitzes on the first Saturday of every month, inviting students, Once again our Household hazardous waste day was a huge success staff, and community members to drop their recyclables to the school in support of this with over 180 vehicles bringing a staggering 25, 000 pounds of haz- positive program. ardous waste for safe disposing. Thanks to all who participated. The school also participates in weekly in-school recycling, when Green Team repre- sentatives from each class collect and bag the recyclable containers that are used in the school throughout the week. Compost Bins for Sale Amalgamated Academy would like to invite community members to drop their re- cyclables to the school on May 7th and June 4th in support of our The Town of Bay Roberts will be selling compost bins during the months program. of May and June while supplies last. Bins can be purchased at the town Again we would like to thank the Town of Bay Roberts and our school community council offices on 321 Water Street for $24.85 your help in supporting our recycling program. Bay Roberts to launch Anti-Litter Campaign In an effort to reduce the amount of litter in Bay Roberts we will be pro- moting an anti-litter campaign to help reduce the amount of traffic related littering. The policy will include a community awareness promotions as well as a litter hotline to report those who litter in our community as fines can be given to the maximum of $1500.00. Chomper's Tips Carry REUSEABLE grocery bags to hold things from stores like supermarkets, drug stores, and the Bulk Food Store, and reuse it instead of plastic bags. In Europe, most women come to the stores with their net/cloth bags. Some people even make their own gro- cery bags! They are stronger and can be rewashed and hold more groceries. REUSEABLE BAGS can be purchased at local Supermarkets and at Shopper's Drug Mart. The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador needs your help with their most cur- rent community folklore project. We have started to gather information about Old Time Concerts in the Baccalieu Trail Area. We need help gathering peopleʼs memories about old Time Concerts in the area and are hoping that some of you may be able to help by providing us with yours! If you have a memory of about concerts in the area and are willing to be recorded for our online Old Time Concert Collection please contact Mel at the Heritage Foundation by call- ing 1-888-739-1892 ext. 3 or emailing email@example.com 22226_6KlonM4 5/4/11 3:41 PM Page 6 Page 6 May 2011 “Retire your Blades” program a huge success! by Norman Littlejohn, Recreation Committee member The good news is that your child played hard last year, and he or she is ready and rar- ing to go again this season. The bad news is the gear you bought last season no longer fits. Now you can reward all those hours of dedicated practice with some quality used gear for less than you think. The Town of Bay Roberts is pleased to report on the success of the new Retire Your Blades Program initiated this year at the annual Winter Carnival activities. The collection of over 40 pairs of previously owned skates were donated to schools in the area, as well as The Helping Hand, to help underprivileged children participate in sports or other winter activities. Because of the success of this new program, the Bay Roberts Recreation De- partment is currently exploring the possibility of expanding this program to include other sports. Each association will identify children that might need equipment, such as softball gloves, soccer cleats, etc. Please keep this in mind in your spring cleaning, and take the opportunity to help a child participate in recreational activities, or just a chance to bring new life to old equip- ment. Our Deser ving Honorar y Patron by Mike Flynn Eric Dawe can best be described as a paragon of both success and civic mindedness and his contributions to the town of Bay Roberts have not been overlooked by the com- mittee organizing a celebration of sixty years of incorporation. Dawe has been wisely cho- The 24th annual Bay Wheels Car sic one-of-a-kind ‘rods’. THe show has 18 sen as the honorary patron of the town's diamond anniversary. Show will take place at the Bay Arena, Bay to 20 corporate sponsors each year demon- The choice was an obvious one as Dawe is the only living member of the first town Roberts on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, strating the great support it gets from local council elected in 1951 and was part of a committee mandated to convince the townspeo- June 5th, 2011. This showcase of new, an- businesses. We reward the car owners for ple of the benefits of incorporation. (See related article in this issue) tique, classic and special interest vehicles donating their time and vehicles with a is organized by Cupids L.O.L. with profits BBQ and charity auction in aid of Cupids The Dawes are synonymous with the growth and development of Bay Roberts and donated to various charities in our area. The Museum. Total visitors for the show week- their family tree can be traced back to the 1500s when the first of them arrived at Port de main charity for the past several years has end are usually in the range of 2500 to 3000 Grave from England. The modern day Dawe family began with the birth of Elijah Dawe been VOCM Cares Foundation which sup- with most visitors choosing Sunday after- in Port de Grave in 1807. He purchased the property known as "the good water" where ports charitable causes involving the health, noon. it is a great family outing. Tickets are Avalon Coal Salt and Oil is now located. This land was passed on to his sons, Eli, John education and safety of children. Last year purchased at the door at $5.00 or $10.00 for and William who started the company in 1918. our total donations were over $4000 and a family. Eric's father, Wilfred (descendant of Elijah), served as delegate to the National Con- our total donations to various local charities (Note: Joyce Morgan and all the staff vention in 1946 as a representative for Bay Roberts. This was fourteen years after he had over the life of the car show has been ap- at Bay Arena have been top notch; their been named a delegate to the Imperial Economic Conference at Ottawa. proximately $85,000. support and co-operation over the years Eric, however, is the best known Dawe among the current residents of Bay Roberts. The car show continues to host a wide have made Bay Wheels a model of a well In 1940, at the age of nineteen, he joined his father's business of Dawe's Nail and Hardware variety of antique and classic cars as well oiled machine). and advanced to manager within six years. After his initial election to council, he went on as unique motorbikes, drag racers, and clas- to serve two terms as mayor and also served, for a time, as president of the Newfoundland Federation of Mayors and Municipalities, (now Municipalities Newfoundland and Employment Opportunity Labrador). He entered provincial politics in 1962 as the Liberal MHA for Port de Grave and was appointed to cabinet in 1969 as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. However, in October, 1971, he lost the district's Liberal nomination, but four years later he was re- Departments of Recreation elected under the Liberal Reform banner. Tourism and Special Events In 1965, he spearheaded a committee whose goal was to raise $100,000 for the con- The Town of Bay Roberts are currently accepting applications for the follow- struction of a hospital in Bay Roberts. The hospital had been promised by government ing positions: and residents responded with huge financial contributions. However, the government was falling out of favor throughout the province and six years later it lost to the Progressive - Outdoor Recreation Leaders Conservatives who cancelled the project. - Day Camp Leaders Also during his term as an MHA, he participated in a mammoth walk-a-thon with - Tourism Officers Premier Joseph R. Smallwood, along with 700 other participants on May 3, 1969. The - Special Events Staff walk resulted in more than $7000 being raised for the construction of the Lions Swimming Pool. Qualifications must include: Dawe's greatest disappointment was the failure of the provincial government of the - Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP early 1980s to reach an agreement with Ottawa on the question of ownership and jurisdic- - First Aid Training tion of offshore resources. At the time, he was a representative of Birch Point Investments, - Proof of attendance to a post-secondary institute for the fall of 2011 a subsidiary of Port Atlantic Limited headed by former Premier Frank Moores. The com- (if graduated from high school). pany planned to develop the harbour at Bay Roberts for use as a major offshore supply base. The eventual signing of the Atlantic Accord came too late for Moores and the idea Positions range from 7 to 10 weeks and are for high school students or for stu- dents who must be attending post-secondary education in the fall of 2011. Appli- was scrapped. cations may be picked up at the town council office. Deadline for applications With such a wealth of experience and knowledge of the town, Eric Dawe-the Only is May 31st., 4:30PM. Living Father of Incorporation), says he is honoured by the recognition and says Bay Roberts will continue to be one of the fastest growing towns in the province. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. If there are more Eric Dawes in the future, Bay Roberts can't lose. 22226_KlondykeM4 5/4/11 3:05 PM Page 7 May 2011 Page 7 The Bay Roberts 2011 BAY ROBERTS Visitors Pavilion SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE For further information please call 786-3770 Time Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri 10 - 11 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Rental 11 - 12 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Rental 12 - 1 Lessons Lessons General Shallow Junior Shallow General Swim Water Lifeguard Water Swim Aerobics Club Aerobics 1-2 Parent General Junior General General General General & Tot Swim Lifeguard Swim Swim Swim Swim Club 2-3 General General Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Bay Swim Swim Roberts 3-4 General Rental Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Bay The Bay Roberts Visitors Pavilion Swim Roberts will be opening its doors May 20th!! 4-5 Rental Parent Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Rental & Tot Hours of Operation 10:00am-5:00 5-6 Shallow Family Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim Water Swim Team Team Team Team Team Aerobic 6-7 General General General General General General General Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim Swim Doreen Samways 7-8 Family Swim Family Swim Shallow Water Family Swim Shallow Water Family Swim Family Swim Named - Retailer of the Year Aerobics Aerobics 8-9 Aqua Shallow Deep Private Deep Shallow Shallow for 2010 Fit Water Water Lessons Water Water Water Aerobics Aerobics Aerobics Aerobics Aerobic Congratulations to Doreen Samways of the Great Canadian Dollar Store who was 9 - 10 Rental Aqua Aqua Adult Aqua Rental recently named Retailer of the Year for 2010 by Traders Forum. Doreen began working Fit Fit Swim Fit for the Great Canadian Dollar Store in Bay Roberts which is owned Don and Jackie Prices Spencer. Doreen is now responsible for the Bay Roberts Store along with four other Dollar Stores throughout the province. Doreen was recognized for “being aware of potential Children and seniors – 2.50, Adults – 3.50, Children under the age of 3 are free trends and understanding what customers are looking for.” Passes – Children and seniors 25.00, Adults 35.00, Aerobics 40.00 and Full Summer Passes 100.00 The Great Canadian Dollar Store currently has over 100 franchise stores in the coun- Rentals – 65.00 + 10.00 for every 10 children over 25 try. Traders Forum is the largest producer of trade shows for discount and mass merchan- For further information please call the pool at 786 – 3770 dise industry in Canada. Way to go, Doreen, Don and Jackie!!! Schedule Subject to Change based on Program Demand 22226_KlondykeM4 5/4/11 3:05 PM Page 8 Page 8 May 2011 Kids Section Help Lacy Lemonade Get Back to her Stand I Y S U N B L O C K I O L X R Z B M N A V J A F B F S L E E P O V E R S A U E J F F F R V H O T D O G S Z Z X E L S J I F H C L X J D O I Z W J Q A C V L I E H N U O F S P O T L I G H T U G U H C D Q R K G L U G O I C E C R E A M A O M A L W H N S I M K J S E L Y J Z V A C A T I O N I U I D R A B U V T Q B B M K B K C J X M K R N A E Q T N B Z V I A E L B J H A M T Q B N Y C S R B D P L B Y U G G I W I N F I E E S C V E U E Z E G E C P M C W Y V A S S T K O W C R L C C B A H D H S N D E W D H Q O S J N N Q J E Y K E S E I R R E B W A R T S K O P V R H G I A P E G E B E A C H D W Z N C G R G F Z G O D I R N Z K H M W O A N R G I O M E W O A O I Q Y Z C D R Q D L Y C E Q R E H L R G F L L A B E S A B J K P S D A R Z L A A P S O T O F R H L A X I D K W F C S P K M J L L L V V S U N N Y N G Z R B X V S A C H P S L L A B T F O S G Z M S O O H C Z C N Z C G K J J G R C Q Y A SPOTLIGHT HOLIDAYS HOTDOGS STRAWBERRIES BALLHOCKEY ICECREAM SUNBLOCK BASEBALL MRFREEZIE SUNBURN BBQ MUSIC SUNNY BEACH PARADE SWIMMING BLUEBERRIES POOL TENNIS CAMPFIRE SLEEPOVERS VACATION CANADADAY SOCCER WALKING CONCERT SOFTBALL WARM Ocean Quest Dive Is Your Family & Property as Safe as it can be? In 2010, at the request of emergency services personnel, the Town Council passed a by-law requiring all households and businesses to put their street civic address numbers on their property. This request is to assist First Responders in locating an emergency site as quickly as possible. Many homeowners already had their property numbers displayed and many more put their street numbers out following the renewed request from the Town. However, there are still many people who have not yet complied with this by-law. Once again, on behalf of emergency serv- ices personnel (fire, police and ambulance), we request all residents and businesses to display the civic address number on their property. If you are unsure of your street civic address, please contact the Council Office at 786 -2126. Thanking everyone in advance!!!
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