Jun 26

Champney’s West Aquarium is Open for Business – Summer 2017

We’re excited to announce that Champney’s West Aquarium is officially opened for the Season! 

The Aquarium  will be open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm!
 
Admission: Adults $7, Youth (6 to 18 years of age) $4, Children 5 and under Free.
 
If you have any questions please call the Aquarium (709) 464-2510 or the Heritage House (709) 464-2173
 

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Jun 08

Aquarium and Heritage House Update

 

Heritage House – June opening hours – Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Aquarium – Delayed opening.  The ice has stopped the installation of our sea water intake, we hope that the ice will leave soon.  Check back regularly for opening date announcement

 

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May 26

Divers needed ASAP

Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. needs the support of diver(s) to assist in collecting specimens for the marine Aquarium in Champney’s West

For information telephone (709)464-2173 or email cwcdo@bellaliant.com

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May 25

Job Creation Partnership Opportunities – Deadline 1st June 2017 – Pending Funding Approval

Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. is currently accepting applications for a Job Creation Partnership Project – PENDING FUNDING APPROVAL.

 

Job Opportunity:  6 Interpreters

Interpreters will be responsible for interpretation of the marine Aquarium and Heritage House and may be called upon to support hiking groups.  Other duties include:  assisting with site preparation; organization and delivery of events and programs; reception/front desk duties and cash handling; care of living sea animals, aquaria cleaning and maintaining clean work areas.   The sites are open 7 days a week from June to October – specific dates to be determined.

Job Creation Partnership:  PENDING GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Applicants Must be EI Eligible

Applications/Resumes: telephone 709-464-2173 to arrange drop off; email cwcdo@bellaliant.com; or fax 709-464-2631

Application Deadline:  4 pm Thursday June 1, 2017

Start and End Dates:  to be announced upon approval of funding

 

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Mar 26

Champney’s West 25 years on from the moratorium

Fantastic article on the CBC about the community and how the residents have ensured that  it has managed to flourish over the last 25 years .  Well done Wanda Pippy on a  great interview

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/champneys-west-community-spirit-1.4039507

 

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Feb 21

50/50 Draw $600 jackpot – February 2017

No winner in the 50/50 draw this week (Feb 20 2017) – the jackpot next week will be over $600.  Get your tickets for a chance to win

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Nov 21

The Hazel Pearl

On Tuesday afternoon the Heritage Foundation and the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. launched the booklet The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl. The booklet launch took place in the Ella Freeman Heritage House in Champney’s West, Bonavista Peninsula. There were twenty community members who came out for the launch including four of the people who were interviewed about the wreck of the Hazel Pearl. The Heritage House provided tea, coffee, and some treats for everyone to enjoy.

 

Please check out the full article from the Intangible Culture Heritage, Folklore  and Oral History website

http://www.ichblog.ca/2016/11/collective-memories-booklet-launch.html

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Nov 14

Booklet Launch – The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. invite you to the official public launch of our new booklet:
The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl

 


Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
3:00 pm
Free Admission
Ella Freeman Heritage House, Champney’s West, Bonavista Peninsula

“The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl” is the second booklet in the Collective Memories Series produced by the Heritage Foundation. This booklet focuses on the history of the Hazel Pearl and the memories of several community members about the wreck of the boat and the rescue of the spar.

“We saw the Hazel Pearl coming in around, coming in here on their full sail, fully rigged,” recalls Ben Hiscock. “She come on in and she hit the hard ice and and he holed her up, holed her upward and the water started pouring in.”

Hiscock was one of several residents of Champney’s West who was interviewed as part of the oral history project completed by the Foundation. The booklet which developed out of the interviews was edited by Heather Elliott with research conducted by Terra Barrett and Sarah Hannon.

“The booklet focuses on the story surrounding the shipwreck of the Hazel Pearl and the spar (a mast off the boat) which was retrieved by local fisherman Wayne Freeman and is displayed outside the Heritage House,” says Barrett, a researcher with the Intangible Cultural Heritage office of the Heritage Foundation of NL. “The booklet contains transcribed excerpts and portraits of community members, background research, memories of the wreck as well as a detailed drawing of the spar.”

The Hazel Pearl booklet is part of the foundation’s Collective Memories Project. This project is an initiative of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, with funding provided by the Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development. The Collective Memories Project invites seniors to record their stories and memories for sharing.

The booklet launch is open to the public and will include tea and light refreshments. There will be printed copies of the booklet available at the launch and a PDF version will be placed online.

For more information please go to www.collectivememories.ca, call Terra Barrett at 1-888-739-1892 ext. 5 or email terra@heritagefoundation.ca

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Nov 06

Quilting Party – Nov 10th

Quilting Party – Thurs, Nov 10th at 1 pm.

We have partially completed quilts and material that has been donated to the Heritage House.

Come join us in completing these projects.

Elizabeth Freeman will be on hand to guide us through quilt making.

Free admission.

Sewing machines and irons are welcome and needed!

Tea and cookies will be shared.

Please call 464-2173 to register.

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Oct 10

Champney’s West Trail get Expansion and Overhaul

Some great publicity in The Packet this week

Excerpt from an article this week in The Packet

The trail has been expanded from 2.7 km to 5.3 km to go right around the peninsula of Champney’s West.

With the upgrades, the trail is now part of the provincial trail system along with famous local trails like the Skerwink in Port Rexton and Trinity’s Gun Hill.

“So we’re all at the same standard now. We’ve got our kiosk and we’ve got our trail marked completely on it. We’re at the same as those trails in the provincial system,” Hiscock told The Packet.

A team led by John Vivian put a lot of work into building the kiosk, developing the parking lot at the mouth of the trail and marking the trail.

There is still some work to done in the way of getting material to mark the map showing the entirety of the trail, Hiscock says.”

 

To view the full article please visit

http://www.thepacket.ca/News/Local/2016-10-05/article-4657185/Champney%26rsquo%3Bs-Trail-gets-expansion-and-over-haul/1

 

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