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Summer, it only comes once a year so get out and enjoy!

Summer is finally here! Although I think someone forgot to tell mother nature! Whatever the weather looks like St. John’s has a ton of activities going on all weekend that are great for the whole family! www.gobabyrentals.ca has great day rental rates for the Beco Gemini Carriers   only $15 a day! This carrier is perfect for watching the races at Quidi Vidi Lake. Its lightweight and ergonomically designed to ensure you and your baby are comfortable ! Enjoy the long weekend and don’t forget to like us on Facebook for your chance to win a MEC happy trails hiking pack!

 

Check out the Discovery day EVENTS!

Saturday, June 21

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Discovery Day Regatta: Quidi Vidi Lake
Come out and watch the first competitive race of the 2014 season for Royal St. John’s Regatta Crews.
Wind/rain day: Sunday, June 22

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Commissariat House: 11 Kings Bridge Road
Discover 1830’s St. John’s with fun for the whole family.  Drop in and enjoy tasty treats straight from the hearth and fun crafts throughout the weekend: make a shadow puppet, write with a quill pen and more.
Free admission and activities

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ride the Metrobus Trolley Line
Free rides today only
More details at metrobus.com/trolley

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Windows on the West
Free admission to historic & culturally significant sites on Water Street west:

  • Railway Coastal Museum and City Archives, 495 Water Street
    • Visit the City of St. John’s Archives to learn about City Council or take a tour of our building. While kids are learning how to prepare a scrapbook and digging for treasures, view the historic photograph collection or search the history of your neighbourhood.
    • All aboard! Dressed in costume, join the folks at the Railway Coastal Museum to experience the days of the railway, as well as face painting, balloon sculptures, bouncy castle, fire truck, puppet shows, Little Ray’s Reptiles, cupcakes and much more.
      • Little Ray’s Reptiles 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
      • Historic Walking Tour 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • Bouncy Castle 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Lantern Making Workshop hosted by the Lantern Festival 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Newman Wine Vaults, 436 Water Street
    • With tales of profit, pirates and port, the walls of the Newman Wine Vaults really are infused with the spirits of old St. John’s! Discover the fascinating history of the Newman’s celebrated port and participate in hands-on activities: Design your own bottle label, learn how to build a vaulted roof and test your nose at our scent station.  Can you identify the aromas? Guest performance by Musical Friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Apothecary Hall, 488 Water Street
    • Visit our heritage drugstore circa 1895. Have a look at a ship’s medicine chest to see what drugs were used in the early 1900’s. View pill making demonstrations and equipment used in the preparation of medications.
  • Tommy Ricketts Memorial Park, corner of Water Street and Job Street
    • Pay respects to one of our most honoured war heroes.  The RNC Mounted Unit will visit during the day.

 

Sunday, June 22

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Commissariat House, 11 Kings Bridge Road
Discover 1830’s St. John’s with fun for the whole family. Drop in and enjoy tasty treats straight from the hearth and fun crafts throughout the weekend: make a shadow puppet, write with a quill pen and more.
Free admission and activities

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Whale Festival: Cape Spear National Historic Site
A celebration of the arrival of whales off our shores.  Cape Spear National Historic Site and the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium will host the 4th annual festival.
Free activities, whale watching and interactive displays, touch tanks and much more for the whole family.

2 to 4 p.m.

St. John’s Folk Jam: Prince Edward Plaza, George Street
The City of St. John’s, Newfoundland Folk Arts Society and the Craft Council Clay Studio come together to bring you an afternoon of  free Family- friendly folk music and craft on George Street.  Folk music featuring talented young performers including singer/songwriter Jenna Maloney to open the show followed by a set of fiddle tunes and traditional song from Maria Peddle and Anthony Chafe and a closing set from local indie band City on the Coast. The Craft Council Clay studio will be set-up onsite to provide free hands-on community folk art project. Residents will have an opportunity to get creative and  work with clay artists to put their mark on a clay totem pole.

ENJOY

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