Check out all that the 2018 Winterfest Celebration has to oﬀer in this year’s Brochure! 1
Winterfest is the Town of Conception Bay South’s annual celebration of winter! There are so many reasons to embrace this season, and Winterfest is just one more way to get involved and show your community spirit! This year’s festival brings us back to our roots with a focus on families. Sliding and snowshoeing - well, they go together like hot chocolate and a boil-up - and you can enjoy both during Winterfest 2018. Opening weekend is packed with events for all ages, including a pancake breakfast, a volleyball tournament, and seniors’ social activities. In the days to follow, we will release our creative energy with a paint night event, burn some energy with free swims, and re up our competitive spirit with annual hockey tournaments to round out the week. In addition, an eagerly anticipated comedy night featuring Mike Lynch is sure to bring a smile to your face! For the full schedule of events, please visit the Town’s website, and stay up to date via our social media accounts. As a municipality, we strive to make Winterfest as aﬀordable, inclusive, and accessible as possible. Our many free events help bring the community together and create memories to last a lifetime! We also thankfully acknowledge that none of these activities would be possible without the commitment of countless hours from community volunteers and support from our sponsors! Their eﬀorts and resources are what make Winterfest a success! We look forward to seeing you at Winterfest 2018!
Family Fun.....................................5 Entertainment ........................12 Keeping Active.........................16 Contests.......................................21 Stay connected with all the latest news and updates during Winterfest 2018!
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Winterfest Committee 2018 Each year, the Winterfest Celebration is put together by a dedicated combination of Town staďŹ€, Council members and local volunteers. This years Committee includes (leftright): Doug Halliday, Program Supervisor Carla Hodder, Program Supervisor Gerard Tilley, Council Representative for Winterfest 2018 Jillian Whittle, Manuels River Deborah Quinlan, Resident Janine Howse, CBS Lions Club Missing: Junior Bursey, Councillor Jackie Bursey, Resident Stephanie Strowbridge, Resident 3
Winterfest 2018 is proudly sponsored by: Platinum Sponsors
Winterfest Pancake Breakfast Conception Bay South Arena 8:00 - 11:00 am
Feb 17, 2018
Enjoy a free, hardy pancake breakfast of scrambled eggs, bologna and pancakes to start your day oďŹ€ right! Served by your Mayor, Council, the Winterfest Committee and volunteers from the CBS Lions Club.
OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN DAY Richard Parsons Memorial Field 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Get ready for some awesome outdoor fun! There will be lots of fun activities including sliding, snowshoeing, snow art (weather dependent) and more! Cozy around the re pit, roast a hot dog, or enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate. 5
Family Snowshoe Hike and Boil-Up February 24 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center Snowshoe along a trail to a camp re, where you can warm up and enjoy a tasty treat. This event is free! No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. Weather and trail conditions permitting.
Winterfest Little Explorers
February 21 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center Admission: FREE Come along for an engaging and interactive hour of stories, songs, activities and play, as we learn about the world around us. No pre-registration required. This program is designed for children 2 to 4 years old and their caregivers.
Young Scientists: The Science of Winter Sports
February 23 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm or February 24 from 10:30 - 12:30 pm at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center Admission: FREE Ever wondered how those Olympic Athletes pull oďŹ€ some of those fantastic feats? Speed skate on in to nd out about the laws of physics they overcome to bring home a medal! Program is oďŹ€ered FREE as part of Winterfest. No pre-registration required. Parent or guardian must attend with children. This program is designed for children aged 4 to 7 years old.
In celebration of Winterfest, from February 17 - 25, all skates at the Robert French Memorial Stadium and the Conception Bay South Arena will be oďŹ€ered
On Sunday, February 25, the Town will host a special Winterfest Skate from 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm. From 1:15 - 1:50 pm during the skate, music levels will be turned down and lighting will be adjusted to be sensitivity friendly.
Winterfest Scarves are $20 each and will be sold at the Town Hall, and during all Hockey Games! While quantities last! All pro ts go to the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank.
Outdoor Family Fun Day High School Alumni Hockey Challenge
Free Shallow Water Fitness
Conception Bay Family Resource Program Winter Friendship Party
Annie Parsons Shield Game 1
Akita Shield Game 1
Afternoon Car River
Free Seniors Swim
Fred Squires Shield Game 1
Winterfest Dinner and a Movie
Free Adult Swi
Akita Shield Game 2
Afterschool Mo River
SUF Jam Sessio
Fred Squires Sh
25 Winterfest Free Skate CBS Library Board Story Time Winterfest Coed Dodgeball Tournament 10
26 Winterfest Photo Competition Deadline Winterfest Snow Sculpture Deadline Winterfest Coloring and Drawing Contest Deadline
Paul Nippard Memorial Volleyball Tournament
Pancake Breakfast Paul Nippard Memorial Volleyball Tournament Free Bowling at Riverdale Lanes Worsley Park 50+ Potluck, Card Game and Dance
Free Public Swim
shoe and Boil Up
rds at Manuels
Annie Parsons Shield Game 3 Fred Squires Shield Game 3
ovie at Manuels
Young Scientists at Manuels River
Family Snowshoe Hike and Boil Up
Free Public Swim
Jim Webb Memorial Badminton Tournament
Akita Shield Game 3 Comedy Night with Mike Lynch
Winterfest in CBS Craft and Gift Fair SUF Winterfest Open Mic Dinner Show - ABBA: Gotta Get the Scoop
s Shield Game 2
hield Game 2
In celebration of Winterfest, from February 17 - 25, all skates at the Robert French Memorial Stadium and the Conception Bay South Arena will be oï¬€ered FREE! 11
Afternoon Cards at Manuels River
February 21 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center Admission: FREE If you like a fun game of 120s or crib, drop by the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center! Cards, crib boards, door prizes, and coﬀee/tea included. Instruction provided too, if you’ve never played but have always wanted to learn. This program is oﬀered FREE as part of Winterfest 2018. No preregistration required. This event is hosted and sponsored by the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center.
Afterschool Movie at Manuels River
February 21 at 3:30 pm at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center Admission: FREE The Manuels River Afterschool Movie presents Eddie the Eagle (2016, PG-13, 106 min), based on the inspiring true story of British Ski Jumper Eddie Edwards. Join the Center for a movie in their comfortable theatre. Popcorn will be provided! This program is oﬀered FREE as part of Winterfest. No pre-registration required. Children under 11 years old must attend with a parent/ guardian. Hosted and sponsored by the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center.
WINTERFEST COMEDY NIGHT
FEBRUARY 24 All Saints Parish Hall Assigned seating upon purchase of tickets. In the event of poor weather, the show will be rescheduled. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meal served at 7:00 pm. 14
Feb 19 at Riverdale Banquet Hall Bingo patrons attending Bingo sponsored by the CBS Amateur Sport Association at the Riverdale Banquet Hall, Kelligrews will be asked to bring along a food item in aid of the Conception Bay South / Paradise Food Bank. Bingo patrons who bring along a food item will receive a ticket that will make them eligible for a number of prize draws. Prizes include free nights of bingo ($25 value).
SUF Jam Session
February 21 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at the SUF Hall in Topsail Drop by the SUF Hall for a Jam Session! Bring your own musical instrument to play or sing, or just come out to watch and listen. Snacks, tea and coﬀee will be provided. Free will oﬀering. This is a 19+ event. For more information, please contact Bill Cox at 8348585. Hosted by the SUF Hall.
Feb 17 at 6:00 pm at Worsley Park, Chamberlains Admission: FREE The Worsley Park 50+ Club will be hosting a potluck supper followed by a card game and musical entertainment by Brian Finn. Come along and bring a dish! Everyone welcome! The Dance will start at 9:00 pm (BYOR). New members always welcome.
SUF Open Mic
February 24 at 8:00 pm at the SUF Hall in Topsail Admission: $5.00 Come out and hear some of the good old country, rock n’ roll, country gospel and more at Open Mic. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This is a 19+ event. For more information, please contact Bill Cox at 834-8585. Hosted by the SUF Hall.
Mark your Calendars! Tickets are going on sale!
Paint Nite - Aurora Moonlit Mountains
February 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the CBS Lions Club Admission: $45 plus HST 19+ event Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Guests spend two hours creating a one-ofa-kind painting and laughing with friends. No experience necessary. You don’t have to be artistic to get creative. This is a 19+ Paint Nite where participants will create “Aurora Moonlit Mountains”. Alcohol will be available for purchase during this event. Register with promo code “Winterfest2018” to receive 40% oﬀ your registration! To register for this session, please visit www.paintnite.com. Registration will only be available via the Paint Nite website.
Winterfest Dinner and a Movie
February 20 at 7:00 pm at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center Admission: $20 plus HST Enjoy a complete night out, right in your own backyard! Start with a delicious three-course dinner by Coﬀee Matters, followed by a movie in the Theatre. Vote for the lm you’d like featured on the Facebook event page! Tickets $20 plus HST and must be purchased in advance by February 18. Tickets can be purchased at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Center. Cash bar available. This is a 19+ event, valid ID required.
Jim Webb Memorial Badminton Tournament Feb 24 from 8:00-5:00 pm Frank Roberts Junior High
The Annual Jim Webb Memorial Badminton Tournament will take place as part of CBS Winterfest on Saturday, February 24 at Frank Roberts Junior High. This will be a doubles tournament with Junior players playing from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm , Recreation Mixed teams and Competitive Ladies teams playing from 12:00 - 2:00 pm and Competitive Mens teams playing from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. The entry fee for this tournament is $10. There will be water and fruit available for sale. Registration is $10 per player. You can register your team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Wednesday, February 21. Jim Webb was a rare volunteer that stuck to his sport long after his children had passed through the program. His contributions to badminton extended far beyond our community, serving in a variety of positions on the Badminton Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Executive, including a four year tenure as Vice-President. Jim will always be remembered for his enthusiasm and dedication for badminton, and his wonderful spirit for having fun.
CBS Winterfest 8th Annual Paul Nippard Memorial Coed Volleyball Tournament Feb 16 and 17 Holy Spirit High School
Must be 19 years or older. Registration is $140 per team. All proceeds go towards the Paul Nippard Scholarship Award (Presented by Holy Spirit High School) and the Holy Spirit Girls Senior B Volleyball Team. For more information, please email Steve Batten at email@example.com Paul Nippard was a resident of Conception Bay South who played competitive volleyball from high school until he passed away in 2010 at age 42. Paul was known as one of the most under rated volleyball players in this province. He was a phenomenal player who nished second quite often in the Senior A and B provincials, but never won either championship. He has done a lot for the sport of volleyball in Conception Bay South and this Memorial Tournament serves as a tribute to a great athlete and person.
Seniors Snowshoe and Boil Up Feb 21 at 10:30 am at Manuels River Admission: FREE
Enjoy a wintery walk along the Tâ€™Railway! This is the nal day of the Winter Walking for Wellness Program. Snowshoes are available to loan from the Town at no charge (quantities limited!) and must be booked in advance by calling 834-6500 ext. 601. This hike is approximately 3 km. Weather and conditions permitting.
ALUMNI HOCKEY CHALLENGE February 18 at the Conception Bay South Arena 5:00-6:00 pm - 45+ Alumni 6:00-7:00 pm - 44 and under Alumni Admission: $5.00 (Admission covers both High School Alumni Hockey Challenge games and Game 1 of the Akita Equipment Challenge) Itâ€™s a double header for this yearâ€™s High School Alumni Hockey Challenge! Past graduates of the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers and Holy Spirit Falcons hockey teams will play 2 games, 45 and over and 44 and under. There will be a cumulative score kept during both games with the winning team receiving the highest overall score. Players will be accommodated as they express interest. If you are interested in participating, please contact the appropriate team by noon, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. For the Holy Spirit Falcons, please contact Gerard Tilley at 727-3925 or gtilley@ conceptionbaysouth.ca. For the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers, please contact Kirk Youden at 631-3909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds of this game will go towards local schools in Conception Bay South.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY The Villanova Vipers and the Frank Roberts Ravens will showcase their talents on the ice during this tournament. In the event of a series split, a third game will be played. Games will take place at the new Conception Bay South Arena. Admission is $5 per game. All proceeds of this game will go towards the local junior high schools in Conception Bay South.
AKITA EQUIPMENT SHIELD Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 (if necessary) 18
Sunday, Feb 18 7:30 pm Tuesday, Feb 20 6:00 pm Friday, Feb 23 8:00 pm
HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY It wouldn’t be Winterfest without the Annie Parsons and the Fred Squires Shields. These hockey tournaments draw hundreds of residents in Conception Bay South, all ready to cheer for their favorite teams, the Holy Spirit Falcons and the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers. This year will mark the nineteenth year of the Annie Parsons Shield and the twenty second running of the Fred Squires Shield. Both tournaments honor prodominant members of the hockey history of Conception Bay South. This year’s games will take place at the Conception Bay South Arena. Admission to all games is $5, with pro ts going back to the schools. Come out and support your local teams and watch some great hockey!
ANNIE PARSONS SHIELD
FRED SQUIRES SHIELD
Monday, Feb 19 6:00 pm
Monday, Feb 19 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Feb 21 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Feb 21 8:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 22 6:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 22 8:00 pm
Game 3 (if necessary)
CBS Winterfest Junior Squash Tournament Feb 9 - 11 at the Conception Bay South Recreation Complex Registration: $15 per player. Must be or become a member of Squash NL
The CBS Winterfest Junior Squash Tournament is hosted by the CBS Squash Club and sponsored by the Town of Conception Bay South / Winterfest. The tournament will be held from Friday, February 9 to Sunday February 11 at the Conception Bay South Recreation Complex. The tournament will be open to male and female junior players (10-18 yrs). Contact email@example.com or 8347498 for further information.
Free Swims during Winterfest
February 19 February 20 February 21 February 22 February 23 20
Shallow Water Fitness
Seniors Swim Adult Swim Public Swim Public Swim
2:30-3:25 pm 2:30-3:25 pm 12:00-1:25 pm 3:00-4:00 pm 7:30-8:25 pm
Winterfest Photo Competition Deadline: Feb 26, 2018
Say cheese! The Town of Conception Bay South will be holding a Winterfest Photo Competition for the residents of Conception Bay South. The theme of the photo competition is “Scenic CBS”. All photos must be submitted by February 26 by email to chodder@conceptionbaysouth. ca. All submissions must be accompanied by the application form found on our website, www.conceptionbaysouth.ca. No professionals or edited photos please. You can also share your entries on the Town’s Twitter @TownofCBS #WinterfestCBS.
Winterfest Snow Sculpture Contest Deadline: February 26, 2018
Love to build in the snow? Send us your entries for the Winterfest Snow Sculpture Competition. Entries can be from families or individuals. The deadline for entries is February 26. Photos of entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the name of the creator(s), the address, and a contact phone number. For more information, please call 834-6500 x 601.
Winterfest Coloring and Drawing Contest Deadline: Feb 26, 2018 Coloring contest open to Kindergarten to Grade 3 Drawing Contest open to Grade 4 to Grade 6 Coloring contests will be available on the Town’s website and will be distributed to all elementary schools. Drawing Contest entries should be completed on an 8.5” x 11” size piece of paper. The theme of the Drawing Contest will be to draw “Animals in Winter”.