On September 30th, 2018 the park will be closed for the season. It as been a wonderful few months. The season was a success to say the least. Thanks to our seasonal patrons, its been a pleasure having everyone of you here at our park and hopefully see you all back on May 15th, 2019 for the next camping season.
Also, Thanks to all transients that visited our park, I hope your stay with us was a good one and that you will return in the summer of 2019.
On behalf of the Park Managers and the Shriners Park board, we wish you a safe and healthy winter.
On September 10th, 2018, A bus tour of Nobles and their ladies from British Columbia visited the park. Upon their arrival they were greeted by our Park Shriners as well as management. After their arrival they were served a hot beverage with a sweet treat. They were very impressed with the park as to the size and was amazed at our Recreation Centre. Park Treasurer George Joseph Spoke to the group and gave them a brief history of the park and role it has played in raising money for the Patient Transportation Fund.
When time for them to depart they were so happy that they decided to make the stop at our park. We thank them for visiting and as they were leaving on the bus they were waving good-bye.
They toured around the Eastport peninsula and as the pass by our park on their way back out of town the bus honked its horn many times. This gesture was assurance that they really enjoyed their stop at our park.
Thanks to McCarthy’s tour bus for taking such great care of our Nobles and their ladies.
August 11th at the Recreation Centre a Fundraiser concert was held by the Willis Brothers Newman and Lorne. They played some old time country, gospel and Newfoundland music. They had the people attending the concert tapping their feet and singing along. Their Sister Juanita Button joined them on stage for a few tunes as well, Juanita is a Seasonal Resident of the Park. They played for about two hours and everyone just had the most wonderful time as their singing and little jokes was well received by those in attendance. The Park Board and Park Management would like to extend very sincere thank-you to Newman, Lorne and Juanita. Funds raised from the concert will go to the Patient Transportation Fund.
An event was held at the Recreation Centre On July 1st to Celebrate Canada’s Birthday. The weather was cool but that did not prevent us for parading around the park waving our Canadian Flags to show how proud we are to be Canadian.
We then all met at the recreation Centre where refreshments was served.
Thanks to all that came out to celebrate this great country.
On June 30th a Fundraiser concert was held at the Parks Recreation Centre. Three Decades played to a full Rec Centre. The member of Three Decades are Lloyd Gosse, Kimberly Bailey-Tucker and Chess March.
Lloyd Gosse and Kimberly Bailey-Tucker are seasonal patrons of our park and Chess March Is the owner of a Music Store in Clarenville. They entertained the crowd with many country classics and gospel songs.
The concert was about two hours. The crowd was so pleased by their performance that they wanted more, and they gladly obliged by singing a couple more tunes.
The Shriners Park Board as well as the Staff would like to thank Three Decades for stepping up and hosting a fundraising concert to help contribute to the PTF (Patient Transportation Fund).
Maybe next year they will be back again for another concert, and we would be more than happy to have them back to perform
The Gander Shrine Club had their annual visit on June 23rd, 2018 at our park.
It was a gorgeous day as they walked around the park to view some renovations that has been done since their visit last year, and to see the progress of other renovations that is still underway.
They then met at the Recreation Centre where they were served a Lobster Dinner. Noble Everett Green welcome the club to the park on Behalf of The Park Board.
Park President Kevin Butt also thank the Gander shrine Club for their visit and spoke to the effect about the importance of fellowship and through everything Shriners stand for and that’s the Children.
This years opening weekend was very successful. The weather was sunny but cool. A meet and Greet was held on Friday night to welcome our seasonal campers back as well as transients.
There was Gospel music on Sunday morning.
A good weekend was had by all.