Registration Open for Big Five Community Come Home Year

These Five Small Communities Are Going to Have a BIG Time

Registration Open for Big Five Community Come Home Year

Five small communities in Green Bay will share a ‘Come Home Year‘ in 2018. The Facebook Group for the event is called Come Home Year 2018 – 3 Coves, a Harbour and a Dale, and that name says a lot. Jackson’s Cove, Langdon’s Cove, Nicky’s Nose Cove, Harry’s Harbour and Silverdale are going to have a pretty big time.

The week-long event will include kayak/canoe races, a kitchen party, a farmers market and more. It will be held July 23-29, 2018.

Registration is open, to give the Come Home Year 2018 Committee an opportunity to better plan events.

*EDIT, March 12 – email [email protected] for information, and to see if registration is still open

E-registrations and e-transfers can be sent to: [email protected]. Or make cheque payable to Come Home Year 2018 and mail to P.O. Box 40, Harry’s Harbour, NF A0J 1E0.

The cost of EARLY BIRD registration is ~
Adults: $25.00 (‘Early Bird’, by January 1st)
Children (2 – 16): $10.00
(Children under 2 are free)

Tickets cover:
Entrance into all events (with exception of the dance and boat tours)
A cold plate dinner with entertainment at ‘the Kitchen Party’ and free Newfie Scoff lunch in Jacksons Cove

Registrations can also be dropped off to any committee members listed below.
Come Home Year Committee 2018 ~
Nancy Moore – Chair
Gail Budgell – Vice-Chair
Janice Sharpe – Secretary
Brenda England – Treasurer
Sherri-Stuckless-Hawkes – Registrar

The newly formed Harry’s Harbour/Jackson’s Cove Volunteer Fire Department will be the beneficiary of Come Home Year 2018.

SCHEDULE for Come Home Year 2018 (Times/details of events may change)

Monday, July 23rd ~

Opening Ceremonies/Welcome/Pick up of Registration Packages
Location: Sports Field, Harry’s Harbour
Lead: CHY2018 Committee
Time: Early Afternoon
Welcome remarks, handing out of registration packages, signing of waiver.

Kitchen Party
Location: Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building
Lead: Janice Sharpe/Gail Budgell
Time: 5:00 pm
Cold plate supper with musical entertainment/comedian

Tuesday, July 24th ~

All About the Kids Event
Location: Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building and Upwards Cove beach
Lead: Stuckless/Foster Family
Time: 10:00 am
A kid friendly craft workshop, followed by a scavenger hunt and a beach fire with hot dogs and marshmallows

Newfie Scoff
Location: Jackson’s Cove Fire Hall
Lead: Anita Kelly
Time: Noon
Sit down/take out — favourite NL foods

Farmers Market
Location: Sports Field, Harry’s Harbour
Leads: Dale Wells/Donna Pynn/Carol Sharpe
Time: 1:00 pm
Local crafts, baked goods, and a display local memorabilia

Kids Walk-a-thon
Location: Silverdale to Nicky’s Nose Cove Beach
Lead: Brenda England
Time: 3:00 pm

Mussel Boil Up
Location: John White’s Beach
Lead: Glen Upward
Time: 7:00 pm

Silverdale

Wednesday, July 25th ~

Breakfast with Santa
Location: Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building
Lead: Vera Downton and family
Time: 9:00 am
Breakfast with gifts to kids (Bought by parents, max value $10-$15)

Christmas in July Parade
Location: All Communities
Lead: Vera Downton and family
Time: 2:00 pm
Decorated floats and a parade through all 5 communities

Night Walk and Christmas Light Contest
Location: All Communities
Lead: Communities
Time: 9:30 pm
People will be able to stroll through communities to view the Christmas Lights and perhaps some mummering. This will be a great chance to meet old friends and maybe do some visiting. The Christmas displays will be judged and a prize awarded.

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Thursday, July 26th ~

Sports Day
Location: Sports Field, Harry’s Harbour
Lead: CHY2018 Committee
Time: 10:00 am
Series of sport competitions with ribbons for winners

Soft Ball Game
Location: Sports Field, Harry’s Harbour
Lead: Kelsie Moore
Time: 2:00 pm
Softball game with locals and visitors.

BBQ & Beer Garden
Location: Sports Field, Harry’s Harbour
Lead: CHY2108 Committee
BBQ with beverages, hot dogs, hamburgers, mooseburgers, and 19+ beer garden

Ladies Wake-a-thon
Location: Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building
Lead: CHY2018 Committee
Time: 10:00 pm
All-night fundraiser featuring movies, sing-along and card games

Friday, July 27th ~

Canoe/Kayak Races
Location: Harry’s Harbour
Lead: Joy Skanes
Time: 10:00 am
Races from the bottom of the harbour and around the island. Prizes for best times.

Boat Poker Run/Boat Tours
Location: Bottom of the Harbour, Jacksons Cove
Lead: Tony Foster
Time: 1:00 pm
Each boat will pick up cards at 5 designated locations. The best poker hand gets the prize!

Pot Luck Dinner/Miss Come Home Year
Location: Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building
Lead: Brenda England/Selby Knight (Tentatively)
Time: 6:00 pm
Includes a pot luck dinner/finger foods

Jackson’s Cove, Newfoundland

Saturday, July 28th ~

1st Annual Bob Bowers Memorial Fishing Derby
Location: Jackson’s Cove Government Wharf/Harry’s Harbour – David’s Wharf
Lead: Bud Budgell
Time: All weigh in’s by 11:00 a.m.

Tea & Cake Walk
Location: Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building
Lead: Judy Crocker/Kay Gillis
Time: 12 noon
Details: Hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, and desserts will be available with a cake walk after lunch

Adult Scavenger Hunt
Location: All five Communities, starting in Harry’s Harbour
Lead: TBA
Time: 3:00 pm
Details: Entrants will be given 5 items to either take a photo of or pick up

Dance at Harry’s Harbour Recreation Building
Lead: CHY2018 Committee
Time: 9:00 pm
Cash bar, 19+, canteen open. Prizes for Fish Derby will be announced

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Sunday, July 29th ~

Gospel Concert
Location: Jacksons Cove (outdoor venue)
Lead: Dianne Knight
Time: 1:00 pm
Participants will be asked to bring their own chairs.

Fireworks and Closing Ceremony
Location: Nickys Nose Cove
Lead: Gail Budgell
Time: 9:00 pm
Closing ceremony and fireworks!

Nicky’s Nose Cove

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