Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

The Town of Conception Bay South is a family-oriented municipality that strives to provide a wide range of exceptional community programs and activities for residents of all ages. 

The Town has planned a Virtual Winterfest full of activities and events, available to residents from the safety of their home. A full schedule of virtual events can be found by visiting our calendar of events.

Ongoing between events, the Town will also be offering a variety of contests and activities over the course of Winterfest 2021.

Stories of Winters Past

We believe our residents have stories to share about Winters Past, spent with family and friends in Conception Bay South. These stories should not go untold! Tell your story digitally to help make community history accessible. Share any photo you may have of Winters Past, along with a brief writeup about your story. Writeups should be a maximum of 250 words, and can contain details such as who, what, and when, to describe your photo.

To submit and share your story, please use the form below. The deadline to submit your story is March 31, 2021.

Winterfest Coloring/Drawing Contest

The Town of Conception Bay South is holding a Coloring and Drawing Contest! Children ages 6-12 are invited to create Winter-themed artwork, before the contest deadline, March 31, 2021. Entries should be completed on paper no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches. Entries can be uploaded below.

Winterfest Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Each day during the week of March 21-27, the Town will upload a picture of the Winterfest Scarf in various locations throughout our beautiful Town. Pictures will be posted daily on the Town’s social media platforms.

Figure out the locations where the Winterfest Scarf was pictured, and record all seven.  After the final day, enter all your answers using the form below. Deadline to submit answers is March 31, 2021. Anyone who submits all the correct answers will be entered to win a prize from local businesses in Conception Bay South!

Winterfest Snow People Sculpture Contest

We encourage you to go outside, be creative, and have fun! Make a snow sculpture, snap a picture, and upload your submission below. All entries submitted by the deadline will be entered to win a prize from local businesses in Conception Bay South! The deadline to submit pictures is 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2021.

Winterfest Local Art Submissions

The Town of Conception Bay South is looking to see your artwork, of any medium. Send in your winter-themed art submission before the deadline of March 31, 2021. Upload a picture of your artwork below. All entries submitted by the deadline will be entered to win a prize from local businesses in Conception Bay South!

Winterfest Community Groups Webinars

Calling all local community groups! The Town of Conception Bay South is looking to hear from you! Send us a 30 second video clip, speaking about your organization.

We would love to share your information with others in our community! With your input, we will share your clips during our virtual events throughout Winterfest 2021.

Upload your video below before the deadline of March 22, 2021.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Town is offering residents opportunities to connect with others in the community, and enjoy activities together without having to leave their homes. Visit our calendar of events for any upcoming virtual programs.

Your Favorite 5K

The Your Favorite 5K event is your opportunity to show us Your Favorite 5K in Conception Bay South. Run, walk, or snow sport (snowshoe/ski) your favorite 5km route or trail within the Town of Conception Bay South. Once complete, share your favorite 5K with us by uploading a screenshot of your route.  There will be prizes for participants fastest times for their routes, and also for the most fun capturing photos submitted while completing your activity!

For full details, click HERE.

We are looking for youth from Conception Bay South, between the ages of 13 – 24, who want to be a leader and who want to be engaged and involved in our community.  Support and help with various community activities. Voice your important opinions and ideas. Represent all youth.  Please consider joining the Youth Advisory Council.


Conception Bay South is home to two, beautiful community gardens.

Gateway Garden is located on the grounds near the Conception Bay South Arena on Graham Mifflen Drive. It features a rustic fence, as well as an outdoor classroom and stage area.

Manuels River Garden is located on the grounds of the ManuelsRiver Interpretation Centre, at 7 Conception Bay Highway. This garden features a rustic greenhouse, communal-raised beds and ground-level beds, various vegetable and flower gardens, berry bushes, and a garden library. This site was a collaborative project by the CBS Community Garden, Manuels River, and Rotary Avalon Northeast.

These community gardens give residents the opportunity to learn about growing food and food sustainability. They are a place for the community to come together, enjoy the benefits of gardening, and to take part in special events.

To stay up-to-date on future plans for community gardening, or to become involved, search CBS Community Garden on Facebook or Instagram, and sign up for their e-mail updates.

The Recreation Complex has two regulation size squash courts. Equipment is available to rent or you may bring your own. In addition to the  junior and senior squash programs, the Recreation Complex also hosts and organizes the first Canadian Inclusive Squash Program.

Hours of operation for the Recreation Complex:

The public is advised that the Recreation Complex is closed during all statutory holidays and during the annual maintenance of the facility in late August.

Monday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

For pricing or to inquire about a reservation, please call the Recreation Complex at 834-6500 ext. 602.

Squash courts at the CBS Rec Complex


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