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In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that many events are being postponed or cancelled. Before proceeding to any event that may still be listed in this events calendar, please confirm with the event organizers that it is still going ahead.

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Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program

Are you or your loved ones suffering from depression or anxiety? There is hope! The Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program offers solutions! Not only will you learn how to identify depression and anxiety and their causes, you will also enhance your energy levels, sleep quality, mood, relationships, and emotional intelligence. This comprehensive program provides positive thinking techniques, nutritional education, and much more to increase brain function, manage stress, live above loss, and achieve peak mental performance. Come to the FREE introductory DVD presentation on Monday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John’s SDA Church, 30 Aldershot Street. For more information, call 709-579-2530 or go to the website to get registered. Get your life back!

Community Events

Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre Now Open

Winter Activity Centre Now Open

The Winter Activity Centre in the North Bank Lodge at Pippy Park is opened for the season.

During the winter, the Pippy Park campground is transformed into an area suitable for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Trails are lit for evening use and there is no cost to use the trails.

Snowshoes and classic cross-country skis are available for rent at the Winter Activity Centre. Payment is accepted by cash, debit and credit. Identification is required to rent skis and snowshoes.

Hourly rates:
$5, single
$10, family of three
$15, family of four or more

Adaptive equipment is available to individuals who require their use. Equipment must be pre-booked by calling 576-6972 or emailing

New this year, Family and Adult Ski Lessons are being offered. For more information or to register, search the course title at

Skiing and snowshoeing are weather dependent, and conditions can change daily. Call the Winter Activity Centre Info Line at 737-3651 for updates.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday – noon to 9 p.m.
Thursday – noon to 9 p.m.
Friday – noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Loop in St. John’s is OPEN

The Loop is open with COVID requirements.

The Loop at Bannerman Park opens Friday, December 18 and will remain open for the 2020-21 season daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. when conditions are favourable.

The Loop is closed every day from 1-2 p.m. and Friday to Monday 4-5 p.m. for ice resurfacing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new safety requirements are in effect this season:
• Maximum capacity at The Loop is 40 persons per skating session.
• A temporary fence is installed around the perimeter of The Loop, with accessible access at the entryway from the Bannerman Park parking lot along Bannerman Road.
• Access to The Loop is on a first-come, first-served basis. We are not able to accommodate ‘bookings’ for skating sessions.
• Skating sessions are 50 minutes each, starting at the top of the hour, with 10 minutes allotted for skater changeover.
• Staff will signal the end of the skating session when the ice is to be vacated.
• All patrons must respect public health measures including keeping 2 metres of physical distance from those that are not close contacts.

Call the Loop Line at 733-LOOP (5667) to check it’s open. The Loop Line is updated during closures resulting from poor ice conditions. Learn all details on The Loop webpage.

Parking Permits for St. John’s

Parking Permits:

Given current special measures and the public’s inability to renew parking permits, the City of St. John’s will honour 2020 parking permits that would have expired in February. This extension will stay in place until the City of St. John’s is able to reopen the Access Centre to the public. If you are a new resident in a residential area, please contact Access St. John’s to make arrangements for a permit.

You can contact Access St. John’s in the following ways:

• Report problems via our free app 311 St. John’s
• Submit a service request online
• Email
• Call 311 or 754-CITY (2489)

Braun Book Awards

Calling all writers!

Word Alive Press invites you to participate in our 2021 Braun Book Awards for writing achievement.

One fiction and one non-fiction winner will each earn a publishing contract! Secondary publishing prizes are also available. The call for submissions is open until March 15th. For more details and to enter, visit