Top News

What’s happening & where?

If you would like to announce your upcoming event, contact The Southern Gazette at 279-3188, fax 279-2628 or e-mail

Contributions are free of charge but will be edited for brevity.

Aug, 15, Dog Walk

Burin Peninsula Voice Against will be holding a Paws Against Violence Dog Walk in support of the Burin Peninsula SPCA at the Track and Field complex in Marystown. Registration is $5; all dogs will receive a free leash and handkerchief. Registration starts at 1:30.p.m; walk begins at 2.p.m. For more information call Melanie @ 279-4030 or e-mail  

Summer Reading Club

Burin Memorial Library is hosting the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 for children ages 3-10. The program encourages children to discover the magic of reading and welcomes them and their families to enjoy the free resources available at the library. For more info and to register your child, call 891-1924.

The Merge

The Merge, at 38 Queen Street, Marystown, offers community programming in the afternoons and evenings, and a Coffee Corner weekday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon. Drop in for a free cup of coffee! Enjoy our big screen TVs, have a free game of pool or sit back and have a hand of cards.

Marystown Rec Committee

The Marystown Recreation Committee is looking to fill an opening. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and a resident of the town is eligible to apply. Individuals with an interest in recreation/healthy living are encouraged to submit a short bio explaining your desire to join the committee. The information can be emailed to, dropped off at the municipal centre or mailed to Attn: Director of Recreation, Town of Marystown, Box 1118, Marystown, NL, A0E 2M0.

Art Exhibit

The Burin Peninsula Arts Council is looking for local artists interested in participating in its summer exhibit, “Landwash.” Email or call 279-2325 for more information.

Foster Families Chapter

A local chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association has been established on the Burin Peninsula. To become a foster parent or for further information on fostering, contact 1-877-754-0218.

Autism Support Office

Burin Peninsula Autism Parent Support Group has opened full time in the Marystown Mall, next to the Sewing Room. Tel: 279-0198, e-mail: Drop in to our Lending Library and Targa Tech, and check out our Facebook page at Burin Peninsula Autism Parent Support Group.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to be a member. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Weekly meetings are held in the education/conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre every Thursday and Saturday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info, contact Tom at 277-3058 (cell) or 891-1255 (home).

BPAC Scholarships

Burin Peninsula students registered for secondary education in music, theatre or visual arts are eligible to apply for Burin Peninsula Arts Council Scholarships. Email for more info.

Museum Hours

The Marystown Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., as well as from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 279-2463 or 279-0439.

Volunteers Needed

The Gran-For-Line Alternative Measures Program – Extrajudicial Sanctions is looking for volunteers in the Grand Bank-Fortune Area. Extrajudicial Sanctions is a non-profit organization that is

community and volunteer based. The program provides an alternative to court proceedings for young persons who have accepted responsibility for the offence they committed. All volunteers receive training. For more info, contact Child, Youth and Family Services in Marystown at (709) 279-7911.

Weekly Meeting

The Overeaters Anonymous Skype/Telephone Meeting takes place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. To take part, please call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email

Learn Line

The Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador learn line at 1-800-563-1111 can provide information on a variety of local programs and services: private volunteer tutors for adults; adult basic education; extra help for school-age children. For more on Learn Line visit

Diabetes Clothesline

Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in the red drop box located at Home Hardware in the Marystown area. For further details, call 1-800-505-5525.

Gambling Problems

A weekly meeting for individuals and families affected by gambling is held each Tuesday, 8-10 p.m., in the Rehab Conference Room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre. For more information cal 891-5030 or 832-3690. If you need to leave a message, someone will return your call ASAP.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Drinking – it’s your business. If you want to stop – it’s ours! Meetings are held in the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre Education Room each Thursday and Saturday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. A meeting is also held each Monday in St. Lawrence in the basement of the priest’s house. For more information call 277-4174 or Shane -277-6666, Donna- 873-6018 or Kevin-873-3423.

Healthy Baby Club

Pregnant? Call the Healthy Baby Club!

This Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures program offers friendly support, helpful information, food supplements and prenatal education. Offices are available across the peninsula. Call 279-2922 or toll free 877-777-2723.

Free Computer Access

Marystown Memorial Library, located in Sacred Heart Academy, is offering a number of services free of charge to the general public. Call 279-1507 for more info and hours of operation.

Weekly Card Game

The Frenchman’s Cove Community Centre 50+ Club holds a weekly card game every Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m. with games starting 7:30 p.m.

Health Auxiliary Meeting

The Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre’s Auxiliary monthly meeting is the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at the health centre. New members welcome.

Special Olympics

Marystown Special Olympics meets at Marystown Central High School gym each Monday at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed Mondays 7-8 p.m.Family Resource Library

Sacred Heart Parish Pro-Life Group, Marystown, has available to the general public a video lending library dealing with a variety of pro-life/pro-family issues. This includes short presentations, documentaries and full-length films. They can be borrowed during regular parish hours (279-1625) or by contacting any member of the pro-life group. Anyone on the Burin Peninsula is welcome to avail of these resources. For more information, contact Margie at 279-3580.

Red Cross Numbers

The Marystown branch of the Canadian Red Cross has new telephone numbers – Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 279-2463 and nights and weekends 279-1462.

Individuals will equipment on loan and not be used are asked to return items to the depot at the Marystown Museum building.

TOPS Chapters

Are you interested in shedding unwanted pounds? TOPS may be the organization for you. Chapter meetings are held in many communities on the Burin Peninsula. If you’re interested in becoming a member or would like to start your own chapter contact (709) 891-1427 after 5 p.m. for more information.

Cozy Crafters

Cozy Corner Crafters meet every second Wednesday at the Salvation Army Faith and Hope, Marystown at 7 p.m. Pook or hook mats, knit, crochet, sew, (bring your own machine) etc.

Beginners to advanced. Join us and experience a night of fun, food and fellowship. Further information from Linda Stockley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124.

Alternative Measures

Interested in volunteering to assist youth in your community? The Burin Peninsula West Alternative Measures program is seeking volunteer mediators. Alternative Measures is a voluntary alternative to the court system for youth. Want to know more?


Contact Cindy Stone, liaison social worker with Health and Community Services, 279-7900 or Dominic Lundrigan, program chairperson, 891-1742.

Health Volunteers

Interested in health care? Volunteer with St. John Ambulance! Learn valuable skills, have fun and play an important role in your community. For more info call 800-801-0181.

Information Line

The Seniors Resource Centre, 280 Torbay Road in St. John’s, has an Information Line operating now. To have questions answered, be informed about services or for advice call 1-800-563-5599.

Crisis Line

The Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre has a 24-hour information and confidential support on sexual violence.


You can call toll free 1-800-726-2743 or visit the website at

Seeking Volunteers

The Burin Peninsula SPCA is looking for volunteers to help with the day-to-day operations at the shelter.


Duties would include walking, feeding animals and general shelter clean up. If you are interested in lending your time please contact the shelter at 891-8000. Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age.



Recent Stories