important: Household Hazardous Waste Collection
We encourage residents of Carbonear to gather their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) material in preparation for HHW collection, September 20, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm, Parking lot, Conception Bay Regional Community Centre (Civic Centre).
The 34th CBN Terry Fox Run/Walk for Cancer Research is being held on Sunday, Sept 14 at St. Francis Field in Harbour Grace. Registration is at 2:30 pm and the event starts at 3 pm. Pledge sheets are available online at www.terryfoxrun.org , from Council offices in Harbour Grace, Carbonear and Bay Roberts, as well as the Carbonear Pool. Walk, run, wheel or push a stroller! There is no minimum pledge, no entry fee or minimum distance to walk/run. You can show up on the field on the day of the event and participate, if you choose. If you are a cancer survivor and want to become a member of “Terry’s Team”, check online or call 709-576-8428, or 596-6390.
"All Around the Table" Menu Planning on a Budget. Starting September 13th at the Society of Saint de Paul Food Bank at St. Patrick's Centre in Carbonear 10 classes FREE For more information or to register call 596-5945 or email: email@example.com
August 31st - The Carbonear Sprint Triathlon
NOTICE: Performers of the "Good Old Carbonear Opry", which was staged at the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear on June 5, your copy of the show, will be available to pick up at the Town of Carbonear Office during regular business hours starting August 22
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The town of Carbonear has won the prestigious Tidy Towns 2013 Award of Excellence from Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador through its environmental committee. This award is given to communities that have scored the highest overall during the evaluation for two consecutive years. See article in Compass about the Award > > Three boys from Carbonear, Andrew Green (14), Josh Griffin (13), and Anthony Griffin (11) will be attending “We Day” in Nova Scotia in recognition of their good deed in selflessly fixing five-year-old Ben Clarke’s beat up go-cart, which had been vandalized. For the full story in this week's Compass > >
The town of Carbonear has won the prestigious Tidy Towns 2013 Award of Excellence from Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador through its environmental committee. This award is given to communities that have scored the highest overall during the evaluation for two consecutive years. See article in Compass about the Award > >
Three boys from Carbonear, Andrew Green (14), Josh Griffin (13), and Anthony Griffin (11) will be attending “We Day” in Nova Scotia in recognition of their good deed in selflessly fixing five-year-old Ben Clarke’s beat up go-cart, which had been vandalized. For the full story in this week's Compass > >
The Rorke Store Museum, the Railway Museum, and the Post Office Museum may be opened for special tours on request . Call 709.596.3831
Great Canada Day / Memorial Day Weekend in Carbonear.
May 14, 2013, Coral Springs, FL – The Producers of Communities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw are pleased to announce that the Town of Carbonear will be featured in an upcoming series “Best Places to Live, Work, and Play”. - See press release > >
(l-r)Former Mayor Sam Slade, Donna Nolan, Bride Power, Frances Saunders, Sarah Ferber (behind), Bride Martin and Jim Fitzpatrick. Provincial launch of the film "All Around the Table." In our search for a sustainable food system, we can look to traditional ways of growing, preserving, and preparing our food that still make sense today. Hosted through partnership of The Food Security Network of NL, Town of Carbonear, Carbonear Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre.
Carbonear's World Cup of Tiddly was featured on Cultural Secrets with Anthony Germain. Here is the link. The section on Tiddly is near the end. Cultural Secrets with Anthony Germain > >
Carbonear as Regional Centre for the Baccalieu Trail
The Town of Carbonear, seated like a jewel in a peaceful valley, is one of the oldest towns in Canada. It was first mentioned by Fishing Admirals in 1550. By 1631, Nicholas Guy informed Sir Percival Willoughby, his backer in England, that he needed two more men to help him, because he and his family had settled in Carbonear and were doing quite well.
Today, Carbonear is one of the most attractive communities in Atlantic Canada, having won the Tidy Towns award twice. The extensive boardwalk and walking trails, the preserved cultural heritage, the educational facilities, and the strong cultural life demonstrate the pride that citizens take in the town.
Carbonear has been known historically as the "hub of the bay." Over the years, it has grown into the unofficial capital of the Baccalieu Trail, as a service centre for the region. Services include: the Trinity Conception Square Shopping Centre, the regional hospital (Carbonear General Hospital), the regional campuses of the College of the North Atlantic and Keyin College, and a number of regional government offices. In addition, offices for many regional organizations including M-RON (the Regional Economic Development Board), the Trinity-Conception Community Development Corporation, the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, and the Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association are located in Carbonear.