Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Schedule of Events Trinity Festival

AUGUST 18-20 2017


 It’s that time of year once again when we are looking for a few volunteers to assist with the Toll Gate during the Trinity Festival. We truly appreciate those that have volunteered in the past and those that have already agreed to again for this coming weekend. However most of the time slots on Sunday remain open and we need to fill them in order to make the most of the Toll Gate collections. We understand that several folks may be unavailable, working or have other commitments however if you have an hour or two to spare please let us know.

The funds collected specifically from the Toll Gate assists the Town with the purchase of the Fireworks that makes for such a wonderful display to end a great weekend. Sadly if we are unable to fill the remaining time slots the fireworks will need to be scaled back for 2018 or even cancelled.

Please touch base with Sherry to see what time slots are available and to assist us with ensuring we remain being able to have the best fireworks display – call or text her at 709-464-7148

Trinity Historical Society Annual Auction

Friday, August 18 starting at 2:30 pm the Trinity Historical Society will be holding its Annual Auction and Garden Party in the Trinity Museum Garden.

A wide selection of items will be up for bidding – accommodation, golf and restaurant packages; handcrafted items from the Green Family Forge and Cooperage; hooked mats from Trinity Museum; books; antique furniture (beds, trunks etc), stained glass art work, paintings and prints. Be sure to check out the Trinity Historical Society Facebook page all week for daily postings of items that will be up for bidding on.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.

Come along and enjoy a fun filled afternoon while supporting the Trinity Historical Society as we continue to Preserve, Present and Promote our Heritage.

A $2.00 admission fee will cover your entry and provide you with an auction paddle and catalogue.

For more information please contact us at (709) 464-3599 or

Fiddle Head Soup Acoustic Trio at Two Whales

7:30 PM
$20 advance tickets    $22 at the door

Bonavista Biennale Launch Celebrations

Join us for a
CANADA 150 Celebration
the launch of

1:00 p.m. at Ye Matthew Legacy Centre, Bonavista

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Scotish Artist Grant McNicoll at Mirabella

Mirabella is Delighted to Host 
Grant McNicoll
from Glasgow Scotland

A one night show of 
 photo realist oil paintings & studies on
 miniature 6 x 4" blocks

Come meet the Artist & enjoy a light refreshment 

5:30-7:30 pm 

Grant was born is Paisley Scotland and studied at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen.
He has shown in many exhibitions across Scotland however this is his first in Canada.
Grant fell in love with our beautiful Island since his first visit in 2015 & has a particular
 affinity for the Bonavista Peninsula. 
He has arrived with 14 spectacular paintings of seascapes, 
vistas & silhouetted tree lines to name a few painted into photo size paintings.

* Mirabella will close at 5:00 pm to the public to host this event


100 year old Skipper's house, completely rebuilt

Open House
Toulmans Lane
Trinity East
Saturday August 5, 2017

Maureen Baker
ReMax United
709 746-0652

Gord Tentrees & Jason Haldane

Gordie Tentrees and Jason Haldane
  at the 
English Harbour Arts Centre 
Saturday Aug 5th at 8pm.
.Gordie Tentrees with Jaxon Haldane perform with 9 instruments (banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, porch board bass, harmonica, & mandolin), 
brotherly harmonies and masterful storytelling.

Champney's West Days

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Congratulations to Jim Miller- Appointed to Board of Trustees

Representatives Appointed to 
Eastern Regional Health Authority Board of Trustees

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed seven people to the Eastern Regional Health Authority Board of Trustees. The appointments were made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission.
Effective today, the following people have been appointed:
  • Marilyn Butland
  • Alastair O'Rielly
  • Tara Laing
  • Lynn Marie Wade
  • James (Jim) Miller
  • Marilyn Thompson
  • Caroline (Kay) Young
In addition, Robert Andrews has been reappointed to the Board of Trustees for another term. Biographical information is provided in the backgrounder below.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the first Canadian province to establish a legislated merit-based appointment process. The Independent Appointments Commission and Public Service Commission are actively recruiting for a number of positions with agencies, boards and commissions.
“The Independent Appointments Commission has recommended these individuals based on their expertise and merit. We are pleased to accept these recommendations. I would like to offer sincere gratitude to the current board members, and the outgoing trustees, for their dedicated service.”

Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“I welcome the new members to Eastern Health’s Board of Trustees and, on behalf of our staff, thank them for volunteering their time to the role of governance at Eastern Health. I look forward to working with them as together we embark on our new strategic plan for 2017-2020, Lighting the Way: Navigating Together.”
David Diamond
President and CEO of Eastern Health

Jigg's Dinner at Old Bonaventure

Random Passage Presents

Jigg’s Dinner

At the
Good Times Hall Old Bonaventure  
(bigger venue same great meal and show)
(End of route 239)

Monday August 7th, 2017 – 6:30pm

Partridge Berry Pudding/custard sauce for dessert
Book by reservation only – Dead line August 5th , at 4pm
Cost $25.00 per person

Included in Dinner
Traditional Music and Song by
Mildred and Ed Webster
Come experience our Newfoundland Culture of Mummering

Become an Honorary Newfoundlander by getting
Screech In ($5.00 extra)
To Book a reservation call 709-464-2233
Or email

Trinity Garden Party & Auction Needs you!

It’s that time of year once again, the planning for our Annual Auction and Garden Party, our 17th, please remember that it will be held on Friday, August 18th starting at 2:30 pm. (please take note of the start time). It will take place at the Trinity Museum Garden, located on Church Road, with our auctioneer being Mr. Chris O’Dea of O’Dea’s Auction & Realty Room.

At this time we are seeking donations for the event. Items can include antiques, works of art and prints; books, furniture; accommodation and other gift certificates; pottery; jewellery; collectors items; heritage plants from your garden; handcrafted items (wood, art, knitwear, quilts, hooked items etc); food items (fresh baked goodies; jams; preserves; cold pack items) something funny and unique...we will accept any and all items to auction off.

The possibilities of what your contributed auction item(s) may be are endless and we ask that you put on your thinking caps to come up with something that may be unique.

It would be greatly appreciated if you can drop items off to me at the Lester-Garland House by Monday August 14th or please notify me of what your item(s) may be in order for me to get a better idea of what we will have for the event. Please remember your contributions to our event helps us raise the necessary funds to allow the Society to continue to operate. We can also possibly arrange for pick-up of any items in the Clarenville to Bonavista region; some parts of St. John’s and would ask those that may be donating gift certificates to please mail them to us at the following address: P.O. Box 8 Trinity, NL A0C 2S0.

Funds that are raised assist with funding the annual costs that are associated with the operation of our Historic Sites that are owned and operated by the Society as well as for the development and offering of our educational programming which is offered throughout the year. Whether that be demonstrations at the Cooperage, Forge or Museum; programming that includes Lunch and Learns during the Fall/Winter; School programming and much, much more that takes place over the course of the year.

To recognize all of our donors and partners we provide recognition in our auction program and a thank you letter after the event.

Should you wish to donate something for the auction, you may telephone the event organizers – Daphne or Jim at 709-464-3599 or email us - or reach out to us through our Facebook Page – we can be found under Trinity Historical Society.

With your support our auction will continue to be the success that it has been in previous years, since 2001 we have fundraised almost $180,000.00. Please help us make this another successful year.

Many thanks for your continued support of our efforts to preserve, present and promote our heritage and we look forward to hopefully seeing you on August 18th at the Auction and Garden Party.

Please Note Again: We would ask and greatly appreciate it if all donations could be dropped off if possible to the Lester-Garland House by Monday, August 14 in order to ensure their placement in the auction catalogue.

Thank you.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Provincial Fire Ban Advisory


* Fires Must be covered with Fire Screen *

Fish Lunch & Rummage Sale in Trinity

The ACW of St. Pauls
will hold a 
Fish Cakes & Coleslaw
Fish & Brewis
Dessert, Tea & Coffee 
St. Pauls Parish Hall
11am-2 pm 
Cost $12 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Alan Stein at English Harbour

Christmas in July at Random Passage

Sherry Ryan at Two Whales

Bonavista Biennale

This exciting month-long Canada 150 project brings together works by 26 Canadian artists to 
be exhibited at 24 sites around the Bonavista Peninsula
August 17 to September 17

We hope you can join us: 
COMMUNITY LAUNCHSaturday, August 19th1:00-3:00 p.m. at Ye Matthew LegacyBonavista


EXPLORE the land of Beothuk, Mi'kmaq and other indigenous peoples where Giovanni Caboto landed The Matthew in 1497. Biennale explorers trace the past and encounter the present through contemporary art in historic settings. 

ENCOUNTER traditional and interdisciplinary art practices that reflect the diversity of social exchange and the on-going negotiation of Canadian cultural perspectives. Meet the artists and their work on Opening weekend. 

ENJOY Speakers Robert Mellin, Gloria Hickey, Peggy Bulger; Workshops with Omar Badrin, Susan Wood, Gayle Young;Dance Performance by Sarah Joy Stoker,  Art Film Night with Katherine Knight, Birdsong with Sara Angelucci, Music by Pamela Morgan

EDGE of the continent, tip of the iceberg, rugged coasts of unbound beauty. Join us for an adventure!

Bonavista Biennale is a project of 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects. 

Bonavista Biennale is generously supported by Canadian Heritage, Canada Council, ArtsNL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and private funders that include Fishers' Loft and Bell Group. 

Aquarium Hours

Exciting Aquarium Event Not to be Missed !

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!


Fox Tales Film Showing at English Harbour Arts Centre

                          ENGLISH HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE 
                                         FILM SHOWING 

Fox Tales
English Harbour Arts Centre

July 20th- 9:00pm

Intelligent, resourceful and intrepid the red fox thrives in environments from the Arctic tundra to the spectacular coast of English Harbour, Newfoundland to deep into the heart of bustling cities. These resilient creatures are able to change their behaviour to successfully make a home in new environments at a rate that astounds even the scientists who have spent a lifetime studying them. 

They're a complex species a fascinating species to study. You think you know it all and then you realize you know very little.
Stephen Harris, University of Bristol

Fox Tales reveals new research into everything from their first hours of life to their first steps into uncharted territory to offer a visually rich and fascinating look into the secret life of red foxes. 

Produced by Fantastic Mrs. Fox Inc. in Association with CBC and WNET Thirteen.
With participation from The Canadian Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund, Rogers Telefund,
and the Canadian and Ontario Film & Television Production Tax Credits

Allan Byrne and Scott Schilleref at EHAC

                                Allan Byrne and Scott Schilleref 
                                    English Harbour Arts Centre 
                                             July 22nd at 8pm.

 It'll be a great evening of old-timey and bluegrass w
ith a healthy dose of passion, pathos and pluck. 
String Theory at it's best!

Friday, July 7, 2017



Date:  Sunday July 9th
Location:  Sweet Rock at High Street
Weather permitting games and prizes for the kids
Complimentary piece of chocolate with all cone purchases!
Plus one more surprise

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

RENEW Advertising Deadline is TODAY


We will assume a anyone who has not contacted me 
by July 5 will no longer wish to advertise on the
 Trinity Anchor for 2017

Summer is here visitors are visiting the Trinity Bight!

Advertise your business on the Trinity Anchor 

Almost 70,000 visitors to our website in the past 5 years
For $60 Per year you receive  
12 months of side bar advertising
3 free event ads to be used in the 12 months June-May ( no carry overs)

 Contact us for more information or 709-436-2033

Remember as always all community events in the Trinity Bight 
and not for profit groups advertise free of charge

             All Funds raised through the Trinity Anchor go to support community initiatives

Readings at Fisher's Loft Inn

  • Stan Dragland & Michael Crummey
    Read from Gerald Squires (Pedlar Press, May 2017)

                     Sunday, July 16 from 5:45 PM - 7PM

  •                                            Fishers' Conference Centre.
                                               Fishers' Loft Inn, Port Rexton.

NL artist Gerry Squires was a friend to Trinity Bight on the Bonavista Peninsula.
 His painting of the Skerwink Trail stack is iconic.
Come celebrate the work of this esteemed artist and 
hear Stan Dragland and Michael Crummey read from their essays.

Atlantic String Quartet at The Garrick

The Generations at The Garrick

Ian Foster at English Harbour

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Art Show Opens at Two Whales

Trivia Night at the Brewery

Film Night at Two Whales

Chamneys Aquarium Now Open!

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

Open 7 days a week 
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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Line Up at English Harbour Arts Centre

Matthew Byrne at English Harbour Arts Centre

Champneys News

Trinity Historical Society Gift Shop Opening

Massage Therapy Trinity East Welcomes You!

 Come and relax, restore, rejuvenate, repair and rehabilitate ... 
Experience a customized massage therapy treatment

 Registered Massage Therapy Trinity East

Situated in a cozy sea view location tucked into the gentle slope of Trinity East we strive to offer the ultimate in relaxation. Whether your goal is treatment specific or simply to enhance the benefits of your vacation.

Enjoy your massage then sit back on our little deck and enjoy a hot cup of tea while you overlook the picturesque village of Trinity across the harbour. If weather isn’t cooperating, sit by the wood fire in our adjacent lounge area and enjoy a home-made biscotti while the benefits of your treatment sink in!

We are currently offering Massage and Hot Stone therapy, and will soon be expanding our services to include relaxation facials.

Massage Therapy Trinity East is the joint venture of Newfoundland Vacation Homes ( and Cherith Hyndman RMT.

Cherith has been a practising Registered Massage Therapist since 1996.  She has held positions in spas and multidisciplinary healthcare facilities throughout Canada and other parts of the world. For the last nine years Cherith has been teaching massage therapy students at a college in Ottawa, Ontario and operating a private practice. Cherith came to visit Trinity Bight a year ago and fell instantly in love with the rugged beauty of Newfoundland and the people that live here. She is looking forward to becoming part of the community.

Same day and next day appointments are often available.

 For Appointment call:        709-436-2062 or message at  or