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Resettlement Festival starting Thursday in Arnold’s Cove


In combining the annual Heritage Week and Fog Festival, Arnold’s Cove will be home to 11 days of summer events and activities, starting Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 31.

Come have a fish supper, walk in the mummer’s parade, bring your kids to fun day or visit the Drake House.

Watch as a resettled house from 50 years ago is towed down to the beach and floated back home to the islands.

And end off your week with the annual Fog Festival outdoor concert, headlined by Newfoundland’s own high energy, Irish and traditional party band, Shanneyganock!

The 2016 Resettlement Festival promises to be a great way to spend your vacation in Placentia Bay.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 21

Festival Opening at 7 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

The Resettlement Festival will be officially opened with speeches and a flag raising ceremony at the Drake House. The Arnold’s Cove Heritage Foundation will unveil a resettlement history board sign and model boats. There will be music performed by Dave Saunders and a lunch provided.

Friday, July 22

Heritage Fish Supper at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Lion’s Club, 26 High Liner Drive

The Arnold’s Cove Heritage Foundation will be offering their annual Fish Supper, which includes fried cod, fish cakes, fish and brewis, fish chowder, salads, dessert, tea & coffee for $10. There will also be hot dogs, juice and ice cream for children under 12 at $4. Entertainment with Checkpoint 8 from 8-10 p.m. and cost of admission for the entertainment is a donation. Deadline to purchase tickets is July 15, and can be purchased by calling Alva at 680-0461, Edna at 427-4965, Flo at 690-6880, Gail at 766-9292 or Phylis at 463-2223.

Saturday, July 23

House Floating at 10:30 a.m. (depending on the weather, this event may be scheduled for a different date and time)

Location: Tack’s Beach Place, Arnold’s Cove

A house that was resettled in the 1960’s will be floated into Arnold’s Cove harbour.

Soup Supper at 4:30-6 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Community Centre, 40 Spencer’s Cove Road.

A soup and sandwich supper provided by the Pentecostal Assembley. The meal will be free of charge but will be collecting donations for humanitarian work.

Mummers Parade at 6:30 p.m. Starts at Tricentia Academy to the Drake House, 319 Main Road

Afterwards, music provided by The Bolts and a lunch. The Arnold’s Cove Heritage Foundation asks members of the community to decorate their homes for Christmas in July and have their lights on for the parade.

Dance at 9:30 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Lion’s Club, 26 High Liner Drive

The Arnold’s Cove Lion’s Club will be hosting a Saturday night dance at the Lion’s Club with the Heartland Band performing. Tickets are $10 each and can be ordered by calling Sharon Slade at 463-8561, Lorraine Lockyer at 463-8733, or Flo Peach at 463-4040 .

Sunday, July 24

Resettlement Monologues at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

The Resettlement Monologues are a series of individual performances that tell stories of the resettlement of the Placentia Bay islands. Written and directed by playwright Agnes Walsh, local students will perform the monologues next to the Drake House; the last house floated into Arnold’s Cove from the Placentia Bay islands. Shows are 30 minutes in length and performed at an outdoor venue so the audience is asked to dress for the weather.  Admission to the show is a donation, and parking is available on Hollett’s Avenue.

Flower Service at 3 p.m. at the Interfaith Cemetery, Cemetery Road

The local churches will host a flower service at the interfaith cemetery on Cemetery Road. Cemetery Road starts near the Arnold’s Cove Inn off of Main Road.

Ecumenical Service at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s & All Angels Anglican Church, 30 Merasheen Crescent

The local churches will host an ecumenical service that is open to everyone for an evening of fellowship.

Monday, July 25

Resettlement Monologues at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

School Memories at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Public Library, 5 High Liner Drive and Arnold’s Cove Community Centre, 40 Spencer’s Cove Road

The Arnold’s Cove Heritage Foundation will be unveiling two new history boards at the Arnold’s Cove Public Library at 7 p.m.. Afterwards at 7:45 p.m., there will be a meet and greet at the Arnold’s Cove Community Centre where there will be a display of class pictures from St. Michaels Integrated and St. Michaels & All Angels schools.

Tuesday, July 26

Documentary Screening at 10 a.m. at Salvation Army Multi-Purpose Room, 249 Main Road

John Tolson of Heirline Films has been gathering stories about the resettlement of the Placentia Bay islands over the last couple of years in preparation of the 2016 Resettlement Commemoration. This documentary will revisit resettled communities and delve into the memories of the people who remember it as if it was yesterday. Come join us to reminisce about the days of yesteryears or learn about resettlement for the first time.

Resettlement Monologues at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

Old Fashion Concert at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s & All Angels Hall, 30 Merasheen Crescent

A common event from years past, a variety concert at the church hall with lots of laughs. Tickets $10 per person (first come – first serve – limited seating) Advance tickets available by calling Janet Hynes – 766-1547, Lorraine Lockyer – 463-8733 and Shirley Brinston – 463-2286.  If not sold out – tickets may be available at the door.

Wednesday, July 27

Resettlement Monologues at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

Stories and Songs at 7 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Outdoor Rink, 64 Spencer’s Cove Road

A night of music and stories on the outdoor rink with performers including Linda & Joe Byrne, Baxter & Leeland Wareham, Mose & Harry Ingram, Steve Best & Evan Gale, and The Bolts. All ages event. $5 on the door. Canteen will be open but no alcohol will be sold. There will be no seats provided, but people can bring along their folding chairs.

Thursday, July 28

Resettlement Monologues at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

Descendants of Ambrose Guy Reunion at 1 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Lion’s Club, 26 High Liner Drive

Details can be found at the Descendants of Ambrose Guy Reunion Facebook page.

Friday, July 29

Community Jiggs Dinner, doors open at 4:30 p.m., last sitting at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s & All Angels Hall, 30 Merasheen Crescent

A traditional jiggs dinner will be prepared by the St. Michael’s & All Angels Anglican Church. Cost $15 per person (first come – first serve – limited seating). Tickets available in advance by calling Janet Hynes – 766-1547, Lorraine Lockyer – 463-8733,  Rexene Daley – 463-8804 and Shirley Brinston – 463-2286.  If not sold out – tickets may be available at the door.

Bingo at 8 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Lion’s Club, 26 High Liner Drive

The Arnold’s Cove Lion’s Club will be hosting a traditional bingo night.

Saturday, July 30

Community Breakfast at 8-10:30 a.m. at the Fire Hall, 270 Main Road

The Arnold’s Cove Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual breakfast, which includes a variety of everything!

Arnold’s Cove Day at 1-5:00 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Recreation Facilities, 64 Spencer’s Cove Road

The Arnold’s Cove Recreation Committee will be providing a variety of activities for children and families, including jump castles, face painting and field events from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $1 per ticket with one ticket per activity.

There will be music playing on the rink from 2-5 p.m. by local musicians including Barrasway, Sound Island, Jeanette Pitcher, The Dits and Checkpoint 8. Free admission for all ages. An alcohol section will be separated and open from 2-5 p.m.

Canteen services will be open.

Outdoor Concert with Shanneyganock at 7 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Outdoor Rink, 64 Spencer’s Cove Road

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with performances starting at 7 p.m. Line-up includes Steve Best & Evan Gale from 7-7:45 p.m., Cider & Stout from 8-8:45 p.m., Craig Young & Leeland Wareham from 9-9:45 p.m. The annual fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. followed by Newfoundland’s premiere party band, Shanneyganock. Tickets to the concert are sold out! This is a 19+ event. Bar and canteen services will be available.

Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Arnold’s Cove Recreation Grounds, 64 Spencer’s Cove Road

The annual fireworks show will start at 10 p.m. at the Arnold’s Cove Recreation Grounds.

Sunday, July 31

Resettlement Monologues at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Drake House, 319 Main Road

Gospel Concert at 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s & All Angels Anglican Church, 30 Merasheen Crescent

The Morgan Brothers will be performing an afternoon of gospel music at the St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Town Office or by calling (709) 463-2323.

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