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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:15pm
Pokemon Go is bringing many new users to our parks, playgrounds, trails and open spaces in the city, which is fantastic. We encourage all park users to be respectful and follow signage.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
The City of St. John's celebrates diversity and recognizes and supports Pride Week and St. John's Pride.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:45pm
Our introductory paddling courses, for ages 18 and above, have emphasis on basic strokes and techniques while also focusing on how to be safe and have fun on the water.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:45pm
Dream about being in the Regatta one day? Or maybe want to explore our amazing coastline close up? Our Youth Learn To rowing courses will get youth ages 12-16 started!
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 3:30pm
Take our survey so we can plan the types of programs and services you want to see offered at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre at Wedgewood Park.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
There's still room in our upcoming Hiking & Camping expedition camps for youths ages 12 to 14, in July and August.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
Established visual artists are invited to submit a proposal by 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 to paint a mural on the George Street east stairwell.
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 1:15pm
Due to the weather forecast the fifthteenth annual Seniors Party in the Park will take place indoors at the St. Teresa's Parish Hall on Mundy Pond Road, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:45pm
New website tells the First world War story from the St. John's perspective
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:45am
The City of St. John’s invites residents to celebrate St. John’s Days from Friday, June 24 to Monday, June 27 with free events taking place for all ages and interests.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
More than 200 people took part in Seniors Day on June 9, and we hope to see that many or more smiling faces at the Party in the Park on July 7 in Bowring Park.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
The R.E.A.L. Program was a host for the United Way of NL’s Day of Caring, with volunteers from Terrapure Environmental.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 5:45pm
More than 1000 junior high children were treated to a private screening of the new CBC documentary, Trail of the Caribou.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
The annual IABC NL Pinnacle Awards recognize excellence in the field of communications.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:15pm
An auction of impounded motor vehicles will be held at 25 Blackler Avenue on Thursday, June 9 at 10 a.m. Viewing takes place beginning 9 a.m.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
For the fifth year in a row City staff volunteer to pick up litter along roadways.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 1:45pm
Ages 50+ are invited to join us to recognize Seniors and their contributions in the City of St. John’s. We'll have information sessions, exhibitors, refreshments and entertainment.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 5:45pm
Residents of St. John’s and neighbouring municipalities are invited to provide input on programming to be offered at the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 3:30pm
HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport, and gives organizations an approach to enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children.
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:30pm
See St. John's in a different light - be a hometown tourist this summer!
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Philanthropist Elinor Gill Ratcliffe was awarded the Freedom of the City on Thursday, May 19.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:00pm
Due to the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 23 all City offices and facilities will be closed. Garbage and recycling pick up will occur the day after regular collection day for all areas this week.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:45pm
The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering free backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 2:45pm
The Balmoral cruise ship, with 1860 passengers and crew, is scheduled to arrive in the Port of St. John’s on Friday, May 13 at 8 a.m. and depart at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 1:45pm
Grade five students from MacDonald Drive Elementary visited City Hall to learn more about their municipality for Municipal Awareness Day, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.