Giv'er On The River
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Join Manuels River and the Villanova Junior High Community on Sunday June 2 2013 8:30 am for the first annual Giv'er On The River Fun Run Event
It's a 3km fun run starting from Villanova Junior High to the new Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre using the Manuels River trail system as its route.
Medals will be presented to all participants. Prizes and T-Shirts are also available.
Get your team together now. Open to all age groups that want to participate but geared to grades 5-9.
For more information and registration forms contact the Running Room. http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=9397
Sponsors for this event include the TD Bank and many others.
Call 834-2099 for more details.
Summer Exchange Program
Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) is a national, non-profit exchange program offering 16- and 17-year-old youth the opportunity to improve their second official language skills while also gaining valuable work experience through a paid placement in the non-profit sector or public sector.
For six weeks during the summer, participants live with a host family and work in a french community; at the same time, their own family usually hosts their French-speaking counterpart. They travel with a group of peers, and take part in activities every weekend and some weeknights to deepen their connection to each other and their new community.
SWSE is a non-profit exchange funded by Exchanges Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage), and is offered at minimal cost ($75) to the participants.
If you would like to participate in the program, or if you would like to volunteer as a host family for the summer, then apply today at www.summer-work.com or contact email@example.com for more details!
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Family Campfires 2013
Our Family Campfires will return this summer starting on July 5th 2013.
We look forward to meeting old friends and making new friends. If weather is unsuitable the campfire will be held indoors in our new Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre.
See You There
Guided & Self-Guided Tours 2013
Come explore the natural history of the Manuels River. Self guided tour literature is free to allow you to enjoy tour own nature walks and basic geology tours in both guided form and self-guided (see map of the trail with details describing the area).
We are now currently taking bookings for guided tours during the summer months. Please call the Manuels River Interpretation Centre at 834-2099 to schedule a tour. Formal guided tours now have a small fee for this service, please contact the Centre for details.
Should you have a question at any time regarding the river please send it along and we will be only to happy to get the answer for you.
Planning a Wedding, Family Get Together, a Corporate Event
The new Manuels River Hibernia Center is expecting to open its doors in the spring of 2013.
We are now accepting requests for bookings. If you are planning an event in the newest attraction location in CBS then we are your location. Book early to reserve your event.
For booking inquiries and more information regarding the availability of the center, its capacity, event type capabilities, etc., call Keith Moore 834-2099 or by email Keith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You For Supporting Our Gala Event
On Saturday, November 3rd the Society held its first annual Gala and Auction at Holy Spirit High School. A fabulous Dinner was presented by Cordon Blue Chef Maria Clarke and followed by a Live and Silent Auction. All funds raised will be used in support of constructing and completing the new Manuels River Hibernia Interptretation Centre.
We thank all our donors, businesses and volunteers for your generous support.
Look again in the spring of 2013 when we will hold this event in our new building.
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Donate Your Recycling to Manuels River
Thanks to all residents in Conception Bay South who have generously donated their recyclables in support of Manuels River. As a result, we have raised over $500.00! Please continue to support us in our work of maintaining and upgrading Manuels River.
Donations can be made at the recycling depot on Topsail Road next to Holy Spirit High School. Please remove all caps and covers (all containers with them attached will not be accepted by the depot) and mark your bags clearly with "Manuels River". No waiting required - just notify a staff member that they are for the Manuels River.
If you have recycling that needs to be picked up, give us a call at the Chalet - 834-2099.
We thank you very much in your continued support of the River!
Geocaching on the River
Our caches are always active and receive hundreds of 'hits' every year. There are now 15 active geocaches on the River. These caches receive dozens of hits each month from people from all over the region. As well there are a number of caches within the area of the T'Railway and in Chamberlains Park.
This year's 6th annual 'Geocaching Adventure Day' was quite a success! We had over 25 teams come out to participate. It proved to be a great afternoon of caching - seasoned cachers also got to mingle afterwards with our geocaching newcomers. Refreshments were served post-caching and prizes were given out. The staff at the Manuels River would like to thank everyone who came out on Sunday! We all had a great time!
If you missed the event and are still interested in geocaching on the River, drop by the Chalet for a list of the new coordinates. One of our summer staff will gladly assist you.
In the meantime, you can always visit www.geocaching.com to find more information about geocaching itself.
For more information on these and other events, please contact
the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society.