We are hiring – staff and students

 

 

We are hiring staff and students for the summer – if you would like to join our team please see information below

Job Openings

Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.

Champneys West Aquarium and Heritage House

Gift Shop Manager

Aquarium Interpreters

Assistant Manager and Coordinator

Maintenance Workers

 

JCP Program pending Approval

All applicants must be E.I Eligible

Or have received E.I within the last 3 yrs.

 

We are also accepting Applications for 4 summer students

Apply by regular mail, fax or email

                           Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.

Box 12, Site 9

Champneys West, NL

A0C2H0

Fax 464-2631

Email – cwcdo@bellaliant.com

 

For Information on the above postings

Phone 464-2173

 

 

Show and Tell at the Aquarium

Come to the Aquarium on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 1 pm. Admission to the Aquarium will include a special Show & Tell session by Fiona Cuthbert, Laboratory Instructor Biology Department and Dr. Bob Hooper, retired Professor of Biology, Memorial University. Fiona and Bob are past Manager and Director of the Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point. We hope to see you there!

 

Champney’s West Aquarium is Open for Business – Summer 2017

We’re excited to announce that Champney’s West Aquarium is officially opened for the Season! 

The Aquarium  will be open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm!
 
Admission: Adults $7, Youth (6 to 18 years of age) $4, Children 5 and under Free.
 
If you have any questions please call the Aquarium (709) 464-2510 or the Heritage House (709) 464-2173
 

The Hazel Pearl

On Tuesday afternoon the Heritage Foundation and the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. launched the booklet The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl. The booklet launch took place in the Ella Freeman Heritage House in Champney’s West, Bonavista Peninsula. There were twenty community members who came out for the launch including four of the people who were interviewed about the wreck of the Hazel Pearl. The Heritage House provided tea, coffee, and some treats for everyone to enjoy.

 

Please check out the full article from the Intangible Culture Heritage, Folklore  and Oral History website

http://www.ichblog.ca/2016/11/collective-memories-booklet-launch.html

Booklet Launch – The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Champney’s West Heritage Group Inc. invite you to the official public launch of our new booklet:
The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl

 


Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
3:00 pm
Free Admission
Ella Freeman Heritage House, Champney’s West, Bonavista Peninsula

“The Story of the Spar: An Oral History of the Hazel Pearl” is the second booklet in the Collective Memories Series produced by the Heritage Foundation. This booklet focuses on the history of the Hazel Pearl and the memories of several community members about the wreck of the boat and the rescue of the spar.

“We saw the Hazel Pearl coming in around, coming in here on their full sail, fully rigged,” recalls Ben Hiscock. “She come on in and she hit the hard ice and and he holed her up, holed her upward and the water started pouring in.”

Hiscock was one of several residents of Champney’s West who was interviewed as part of the oral history project completed by the Foundation. The booklet which developed out of the interviews was edited by Heather Elliott with research conducted by Terra Barrett and Sarah Hannon.

“The booklet focuses on the story surrounding the shipwreck of the Hazel Pearl and the spar (a mast off the boat) which was retrieved by local fisherman Wayne Freeman and is displayed outside the Heritage House,” says Barrett, a researcher with the Intangible Cultural Heritage office of the Heritage Foundation of NL. “The booklet contains transcribed excerpts and portraits of community members, background research, memories of the wreck as well as a detailed drawing of the spar.”

The Hazel Pearl booklet is part of the foundation’s Collective Memories Project. This project is an initiative of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, with funding provided by the Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development. The Collective Memories Project invites seniors to record their stories and memories for sharing.

The booklet launch is open to the public and will include tea and light refreshments. There will be printed copies of the booklet available at the launch and a PDF version will be placed online.

For more information please go to www.collectivememories.ca, call Terra Barrett at 1-888-739-1892 ext. 5 or email terra@heritagefoundation.ca

Champney’s West Trail get Expansion and Overhaul

Some great publicity in The Packet this week

Excerpt from an article this week in The Packet

The trail has been expanded from 2.7 km to 5.3 km to go right around the peninsula of Champney’s West.

With the upgrades, the trail is now part of the provincial trail system along with famous local trails like the Skerwink in Port Rexton and Trinity’s Gun Hill.

“So we’re all at the same standard now. We’ve got our kiosk and we’ve got our trail marked completely on it. We’re at the same as those trails in the provincial system,” Hiscock told The Packet.

A team led by John Vivian put a lot of work into building the kiosk, developing the parking lot at the mouth of the trail and marking the trail.

There is still some work to done in the way of getting material to mark the map showing the entirety of the trail, Hiscock says.”

 

To view the full article please visit

http://www.thepacket.ca/News/Local/2016-10-05/article-4657185/Champney%26rsquo%3Bs-Trail-gets-expansion-and-over-haul/1

 

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