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Cupids 400 – What's Happening

21th ANNUAL CUPIDS – CUPERS COVE SOIREE

Posted by Crout On August - 7 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

AUGUST  15-17, 2014

Advance tickets for Saturday night’s dance available from 528-4795 or 528-4428.

Friday, August 15

5:30pm to 7:00pm   Filet of Salmon Dinner with Appetizer, Medley of Vegetables, Potato and Skipper Ben’s Coleslaw. Dessert and Tea/Coffee Cost $20.00 (tax included) at Skipper Ben’s Bed & Breakfast. For reservations call 528-4436.

7:00pm The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Perchance Theatre (Behind Cupid’s Haven, 169 Burnt Head Loop. Featuring Greg Malone, Andy Jones, Janet McDonald, Paul Wilson, Alison Woolridge, Willow Kean, Erin Mackey, Bruce Brenton, Gaston LeTourneau, Darryl Hopkins.

7:30 pm Opening ceremonies on the main stage Pointe Beach. Parade from the Community Centre. Line up between 6:45 and 7:00 pm. Children are invited to decorate your bikes and parade along. In case of rain, opening ceremonies will be held at the Cupids Legacy Centre.

10:00 pm to 2:00 am Adult Dance and Cash Bar at the Festival Grounds on the Pointe Beach. Music by Rick and the Romans. Admission $5:00 per person.

Saturday, August 16

8:00 am to 10:00 am Breakfast at the Church of the Resurrection, South River. Cost $10.00.

11:00 am Flag raising at the flag site. John Guy and Settlers in period costume. Parade to Cannon Site and back to Cupids Legacy Centre.

12:00 noon Lunch at the Cupids Legacy Centre (Soup & Sandwiches) Sponsored by the Cupids Historical Society. Cost $7.00

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Children’s entertainer Terry Kelleher. Festival grounds on the Pointe Beach. Show is FREE. However, $2.00 bracelet required for all persons six and older to enter festival grounds.
2:00 pm Henry V at the Perchance Theatre (Behind Cupid’s Haven, 169 Burnt Head Loop.) Featuring Brian Marler, Alison Woolridge, Erin Mackey, Bruce Brenton, Darryl Hopkins, Willow Kean. Janet McDonald, Paul Wilson, Gaston LeTourneau
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Cultural/Folk Festival at the Festival Grounds. Entertainers listed in the beer tent. Various food concessions, children’s entertainment & games of chance.
2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Ken Snow and Students
2:50 pm – 3:30 pm Terry Kelleher (Children’s Entertainer)
3:40 pm – 4:20 pm Derrick Batten
4:30 pm – 5:10 pm Robert Howell
5:00 pm Barbeque Chicken or Ribs with baked potato, local vegetables home-style coleslaw and rolls and for dessert partridgeberry or blueberry cake served with brown sugar sauce. Cost $20.00 (tax included). Location Cupid’s Haven For reservations call 528-1555.

10:00 pm to 2:00 am Adult Dance at the Festival Grounds, Pointe Beach. Cash bar with tickets for beverages. Music by Traces Admission $10:00 per person. Sponsored by the Soiree Committee. For information call 528-4795 or 528-4428. Restricted to ages 19 and over Gates open at 9:00 pm

Sunday, August 17

11:00 am Ecumenical Church Service at Cupids United Church. Brigus-Cupids-Georgetown Male choir in attendance.

12:00 noon Brunch at the Orange Hall, Cupids. Fish ‘n Brewis. Cost $8:00 per person. Sponsored by the LOL # 26, Cupids.

2:00 pm Henry V at the Perchance Theatre (Behind Cupid’s Haven, 169 Burnt Head Loop.) Featuring Brian Marler, Alison Woolridge, Erin Mackey, Bruce Brenton, Darryl Hopkins, Willow Kean. Janet McDonald, Paul Wilson, Gaston LeTourneau

2:00 pm to 6:30 pm Cultural/Folk Festival at the Festival Grounds. Entertainers listed in the beer tent. Various food concessions, children’s entertainment & games of chance.
2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Accordion Band
2:50 pm – 3:20 pm Steve Stockley
3:30 pm – 4:10 pm Jason Murphy
4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Marie Parsons and Friends
5:20 pm – 5:40 pm Sheila’s Brush

5:00 pm Evening meal specials.@ Skipper Ben’s at 528-4436 or Cupid’s Haven at 528-1555

6:00 pm Mr. & Mrs. Pageant at the Festival Grounds, Pointe Beach.

7:00 pm – Upside Clown by Wonderbolt Circus.  at the Perchance Theatre (Behind Cupid’s Haven, 169 Burnt Head Loop.)

7:30 pm Bobber Race. Located behind the community centre. Bobbers on sale all weekend by the Recreation Committee

8:00 pm Wiener/Marshmallow Roast on the Beach. Sponsored by the Soiree Committee and the Town of Cupids. Bring your roasting sticks.

Dusk Fireworks display, Cupids Harbour. Sponsored by the Soiree Committee.

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During the weekend there will be concessions rides for the kids; breakfasts lunches and dinners; church services; fireworks; wiener roasts; and more.

Visit the  Cupids Legacy Centre to see, hear, read, and explore how life has changed since the founding of the colony in 1610.  Artifacts are on display which have been found  Bill Gilbert and his team from the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation at the Cupids Cove Plantation Site

The Archaeological Dig, just a five-minute walk from the Cupids Legacy Centre, is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Canada and a designated Provincial Historic Site.

Trails:

The Burnt Head trails (at the far end of Burnt Head Loop) starting behind the Perchance Theatre take you along the seacoast and forest trails with an impressive  view of the sea arch. At this time, you may find ripe wild berries along the way.

Spectacle Head dominates Cupids – a short hike—just over 35 minutes will take you to its barren top 100 metres above sea level. Look for the trail’s entry point across the harbour from the Legacy Centre. See the “American Man,” a rock sentinel that has guided fishermen and sailors safely to our little cove for generations.

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July 1 to 7

Posted by Crout On June - 29 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Tuesday, July 1st.
Canada Day Breakfast

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Legacy Hall in the Cupids Legacy Centre. $8
Cupids Historical Society is holding a breakfast

Beginning July 1st
MAMMOTH BOOK SALE

at the Cupids Legacy Centre
- Newfoundland Books
- Out-of-Print Editions
- Collector’s Books
- Fiction and Non-Fiction
- Mystery Bags for Sale $1 or $2

Wednesday, July 2nd  – Giant Canadian Flag Raising
Each Wednesday at 10am during the summer, the Cupids Legacy Centre will raise a giant Canadian flag outside our facility.
Interested individuals can help hold the flag as it is raised, or take a photo of this impressive sight.

Wednesday, July 2
Growing up in Dem Days

This year Cupids Legacy Centre is celebrating Traditional Newfoundland Games.
Spend an evening sharing stories of “unplugged” games and recreational activities from your childhood.
7:30 pm  Cupids Legacy Centre  Cost: $8

Friday, July 4th
Whale Watching Hike

Join us on a family hike along the Burnt Head Trail. You will experience panoramic views of our coast, see the historic Sea Arch, and perhaps encounter a whale.
We include a hot dog picnic. Everyone is welcome to join us for an adventurous afternoon.
Meet at Cupids Legacy Centre
1-2:30 pm
Preregister by calling the Cupids Legacy Centre 528-1610.
$10 per participant

Saturday, July 5th
Traditional Newfoundland Games:Play Unplugged!

This year Cupids Legacy Centre is celebrating Traditional Newfoundland Games. We will be offering a variety of “unplugged” recreational activities.
Children, parents and grandparents are welcome to join us for a fun afternoon of games.
Cupids Legacy Centre 2-4 pm
No Charge.

Sunday, July 6th
Pillow Top Workshop by Nicole Penney

Pillow Tops are a unique woven decoration made on a wooden frame. They have a long history in Newfoundland, and were often crafted by workers in the lumber woods.
(Pre-register by July 3rd)
Cost: $20 (Includes all materials to make your own Pillow Top)
Bring sharp scissors.
To register contact Tiffany or Robin at 528-1610.
1-5 pm Cupids Legacy Centre

Monday, July 7th
Traditional Newfoundland Games Demonstration

Each Monday during the summer, the Cupids Legacy Centre will be offering a special bonus to visitors taking a tour from 2-2:45pm.
Visitors will be given a demonstration, and opportunity to play, of one or more traditional Newfoundland games.
This additional interactive experience will be at no additional cost to our usual $8 tour fee.

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Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador

June 8 – July 31, 2014 Legacy Centre, Cupids

HOW IT CAME TO BE

In the fall of 2012, the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador asked members of the Guild to hook stamps commemorating the stamps of Newfoundland.  In 1840 Great Britain issued the first adhesive postage stamp, but it was not until 1857 that Newfoundland issued its first stamp, and continued to do so until 1949.  The last postage stamp issued was in 1947 to commemorate the 450th anniversary of John Cabot’s discovery of Newfoundland in 1497, but Postage Due stamps continued to be printed until 1949 when Newfoundland joined Canada.  Almost 20 rug hookers took up the challenge and chose stamps issued over the years.

12 stamps commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Sailors in World War I.

Stamps commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Seven of the stamps were from the Trail of the Caribou Issue of 12 stamps commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Sailors in World War I.

SALE OF HOOKED RUGS ON DISPLAY

Some of the rugs on display will be for sale following the end of the display.  If desired they can be purchased prior to the end of the display but cannot be passed to the purchaser until the end of the display in August 2015.

Further details will be available at the display.

Other Display Places and Dates.
August 3 – 13, 2014  Old Post Office, Carbonear

Aug 14-17, 2014 Rug School – College of the North Atlantic St. John’s, NL

Aug 22-Oct 11, 2014 Twillingate Museum

Oct 14-Dec 1, 2014 To be decided

Dec 2—31, 2014 Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Jan 5-31, 2015 Grand Falls Arts & Culture

Jan 22 – June 28, 2015 To be decided

Jul 1-Aug 16, 2015  Heart’s Content

For information on the display or about rug hooking in your area, please contact one of the following:

Diana Dove 709-596-0907 mddove@belliant.net

Marilyn Moore 709-588-2282  moorem@belliant.net

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