Winterfest in CBS

Winterfest in CBS

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 18, 2024. We are celebrating the winter season at Winterfest in CBS – our annual, can’t-miss winter festival featuring lively outdoor family fun, exciting sports tournaments, and cozy indoor activities. Winterfest is 10 days of snowy fun with something for everyone. Check out the schedule of events please, featuring over 50 events and activities! 
 
Various events have been rescheduled due to winter storms. 

Snowshoe and Campfire
Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 6:00 pm.
Location: CBS Arena to Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field 
Admission: FREE

Let’s enjoy a beautiful, wintery evening together. As trails are currently lacking snow, we will meet at Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field for campfires and fun! If you wish to borrow snowshoe equipment, pre-registration is required at 709-834-6500 ext. 601. Snowshoes are available first-come, first-served. This event is dependent on the conditions of the trails.

Hockey Games
Date: Sunday, February 25
Location: CBS Arena 
Admission: $5 for full day

Teams have now been established for the Alumni Games:
Under 40 – 5:00 p.m.
Over 40 – 5:50 p.m.

Rescheduled High School Games:
Annie Parsons Game 2 – 7:05 p.m.
Fred Squires Game 2 – 8:15 p.m. 

Snowtrek Outdoor Adventure Day

Date: Sunday, March 3
Time:
 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field, 176 Red Bridge Road
Admission: FREE

Come along for the fun! There is a winter-themed scavenger hunt, games like hockey shot, ball toss tic-tac-toe and axe throwing, plus boil ups! We will have snowshoeing equipment on site for anyone interested in a crisp, outdoor walk. This event is in collaboration with community groups such as local scouting groups, CNA Community and Therapeutic Recreation Class, and more. Weather and snow conditions permitting.

 

Friday, February 9

Dates: Ongoing February 8-11, 2024
Enter your team now for the annual Soccerfest at Winterfest. For questions or to participate, please contact the CBS Soccer Association at  709-834-1850 or  cbssocceroffice@gmail.com.

Time: 1:50 – 2:45 p.m. 
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Sq
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is a lap or leisure-style swim with access to the hot tub and sauna. Ages 55 and older.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: Donation to the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank

IMPORTANT EVENT NOTICE
The Youth Talent Show and Adult Variety Show have now merged to create ONE amazing Talent Show starting at 6:00 p.m. The new combined show will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We have great local talent ready to perform for you! We hope to see you there supporting our arts and music community. Canteen services available. Bar service not available. 

Saturday, February 10

Time: 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Frank Roberts Junior High,  350 Foxtrap Access Rd
Registration: Entry Fee is $10

Join us for the 11th Annual Jim Webb Memorial Badminton Tournament as part of Winterfest in CBS.  The format for this adult doubles tournament will be different this year in order to make the tournament accessible to more players. There will be two separate divisions; ladies recreational and ladies/mens competitive. 

Registered players will draw a number before the start of the tournament to determine their initial position on court. Games are timed for 14 minutes. After the first doubles game is finished, winners move in one direction and switch partners, losers move in the opposite direction and also switch partners. Players will only play with a partner more than once if there aren’t any players on court that they haven’t played with before.

The tentative schedule of play for ladies recreational players will be 12:00-2:00 p.m. and ladies/mens competitive players 2:30-4:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the CBS Food Bank. Winners in each category will have their name placed on the Jim Webb Memorial Badminton Tournament Cup.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis to a maximum of 14 players per division. To register for this tournament send your name and choice of division to geologyjim@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 7th. 

Time: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Location: CBS Arena, 13 Graham Mifflen Dr
Admission: FREE

Enjoy a free, hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, bologna, and pancakes! Served by your Mayor, Council, Winterfest Committee, Youth Advisory Council, and volunteers from the CBS Lions Club. Donations will be accepted for the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank.

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Conception Bay Family Resource Program Inc., 974 Conception Bay Highway
Admission: FREE

Families with children 0-6 years old are welcome to join a fun playgroup session.

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Location: CBS Community Park, 20 Bishops Rd
Admission: FREE

Come for a skate at the Community Park, and warm up with a hot chocolate provided by Downtown CBS.

Time: 7:55 – 8:40 p.m. 
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Square
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is a swim dedicated to families; adult couples are also welcome. Children require a guardian in the water with them at all times. 

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Around the Block Quilting & Fabrics, 444 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: Free with registration! Click here to register.

Join Around the Block Quilting & Fabrics for a fun and educational learn-to-knit session for beginners. This is part 1 of a 2-part class, and will introduce participants to the basics of knitting. Classes will take place on February 10 and 17, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Participants are required to bring their own knitting needles (4mm – set of 2). Needles can be purchased at Around the Block Quilting & Fabrics prior to the class. All other materials will be provided. This course is suitable for ages 12 and up.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: $20 + HST + surcharge. Click here to register.

Prepare to be mesmerized as hypnotist Gary Summers dives into the subconscious for an evening of mystery and comedy. Journey through time and space with the incredible Gary Summers! This event is 19 +. Bar and canteen services will be available. 

Sunday, February 11

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Richard Parsons Memorial Field, 1706 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: FREE

Get ready for some awesome outdoor fun! There’ll be plenty of activities to enjoy, including snow art, and roasting marshmallows, plus bring your slides and join us on the hill! Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served free of charge, all thanks to our wonderful event sponsor, the CBS Kin Club. This event is weather permitting. 

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Manuels River, 7 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: By donation to Manuels River Community Inc. (Members Attend For Free)

Join us as local artisans, crafters, and entrepreneurs transform our centre into a wonderland of unique and handmade treasures. From exquisite handcrafted items to delectable treats, you can shop to your heart’s content! This is not just a market,  it’s a gathering of creativity and community spirit!

Time: 12:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Location: CBS Arena, 13 Graham Mifflen Dr
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, the Town of Conception Bay South provides free skating throughout the entire festival! This special inclusive skate is an additional skate we’ve added to the schedule, where music levels and lighting is lowered for the first hour to ensure inclusion for everyone. Don’t forget that you must wear a CSA-approved helmet. 


Time:
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Worsley Park, 52 Worsley Drive
Admission: FREE

This event is for all athletes and invited family and friends to share an evening of games together. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own games and several games will be supplied for use as well. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Pre-register by emailing millershirley2011@yahoo.ca, or by calling 709-727-1209.

Time: 5:00 – 5:50 p.m.
Location: Robert French Memorial Stadium, 70 Legion Rd

To celebrate Winterfest, the Town of Conception Bay South provides free skating throughout the entire festival! Don’t forget, you must wear a CSA-approved helmet.


Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: CBS Lions Club, 10 Minerals Road
Admission: $30 + HST + surcharge. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Led by Get Messy NL, participants will embrace their inner artist and get creative. No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Refreshments may be purchased separately by participants at the venue.

Monday, February 12   

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Retirement home residents will partake in an afternoon filled with games, fun, prizes, and enjoy a visit from Conception Bay South Town Councillors.

Times:
6:20 p.m. – Akita Shield Female Game 1
7:40 p.m. – Akita Shield Male Game 1 
Location: CBS Arena, 13 Graham Mifflen Dr
Admission: $5 – Tickets will be for sale at the door

This memorial hockey tournament draws hundreds of residents from Conception Bay South, all ready to cheer for their favorite teams, the Holy Spirit Falcons and the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers. In the event of a series split, a third game will be played. All proceeds of the game go to the local high schools.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Manuels River
Registration: FREE. To register, call 709-834-6500 ext. 601 or e-mail recreation@conceptionbaysouth.ca

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Tuesday, February 13

To celebrate Winterfest, the Town of Conception Bay South provides free skating throughout the entire festival! Don’t forget, you must wear a CSA-approved helmet.

Times and Location:

8:20 – 9:25 a.m. Early Risers Skate CBS Arena
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Parent and Tot Skate CBS Arena
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Recreation Skate CBS Arena
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Adult Shinny Hockey CBS Arena
1:15 – 2:05 p.m.  Adult Skate CBS Arena
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.  After School Skate CBS Arena


Time:
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50, 60 Legion Rd
Admission: Tickets are $5 + HST each and are on sale now at the Town Hall

Our annual Seniors Valentine’s Social is a wonderful afternoon of food, music, dancing, and fun! Lunch is served at noon, with musical entertainment by Rodney Taylor to follow.

Time: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Sq
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is lap swimming with access to the hot tub and sauna. Ages 17 and older. 

Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Recreation Complex
Registration: FREE. To register, call 709-834-6500 ext. 601 or e-mail recreation@conceptionbaysouth.ca

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Times:
6:20 p.m. – Annie Parsons Shield Game 1
8:00 p.m. – Fred Squires Shield Game 1
Location: CBS Arena, 13 Graham Mifflen Dr
Admission: $5 – Tickets will be for sale at the door

This memorial hockey tournament draws hundreds of residents from Conception Bay South, all ready to cheer for their favorite teams, the Holy Spirit Falcons and the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers. In the event of a series split, a third game will be played. All proceeds of the game go to the local high schools.

Wednesday, February 14


Time:
10:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at the end of Doyles Road
Admission: FREE

Come explore the wintery trails of Conception Bay South! This hike (4.3 km) can be walked or snowshoed and will be guided by a group leader, weather permitting. Please meet us at the end of Doyles Road, where our walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.

You are encouraged to bring your own snowshoe equipment. If you wish to reserve equipment from the Town, please call 709-834-6500 ext. 601. 

Walking for Wellness is a free program that allows older adults to explore the trails of Conception Bay South.

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Recreation Complex
Registration: FREE. To register, call 709-834-6500 ext. 601 or e-mail recreation@conceptionbaysouth.ca

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Times:
Rescheduled, see Sunday for full details

Location: Conception Bay South Arena
Admission: $5 – Tickets will be for sale at the door

This memorial hockey tournament draws hundreds of residents from Conception Bay South, all ready to cheer for their favorite teams, the Holy Spirit Falcons and the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers. In the event of a series split, a third game will be played. All proceeds of the game go to the local high schools.

Time: 6:00 pm.
Location: CBS Arena to Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field 
Admission: FREE

Let’s enjoy a beautiful, wintery evening together. We will meet at the parking lot of the Conception Bay South Arena and snowshoe down the Gateway Trail, ending at Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field for campfires and fun! If you wish to borrow snowshoe equipment, pre-registration is required at 709-834-6500 ext. 601. Snowshoes are available first-come, first-served. This event is dependent on the conditions of the trails.

Time: Doors 0pen at 6:15 p.m.
Location: Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: $10.00 (Concessions are available for purchase)

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Seats are limited. This film is rated R. Those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, February 15   

To celebrate Winterfest, the Town of Conception Bay South provides free skating throughout the entire festival! Don’t forget, you must wear a CSA-approved helmet.

Times and Location:

8:20 – 9:25 a.m. Early Risers Skate CBS Arena
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Parent and Tot Skate CBS Arena
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Recreation Skate CBS Arena
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Adult Shinny Hockey CBS Arena
1:15 – 2:05 p.m. Adult Skate CBS Arena


Time:
2:00 p.m.

Retirement home residents will partake in an afternoon filled with games, fun, prizes, and enjoy a visit from Conception Bay South Town Councillors.

Times:
Rescheduled
Location: CBS Arena, 13 Graham Mifflen Drive
Admission: $5 – Tickets will be for sale at the door

This memorial hockey tournament draws hundreds of residents from Conception Bay South, all ready to cheer for their favorite teams, the Holy Spirit Falcons and the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers. All proceeds of the game go to the local high schools.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway
Admission: Tickets are $20 + HST + surcharge and go on sale February 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Bring your sweetheart, galentine, or the whole family and test your knowledge on love songs, rom-coms, and even your favourite chocolate brands! Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is for all ages. Teams can be up to six people. Play on a team or simply come watch and join the fun. Canteen and bar service available. ID Required for bar service.


Time: 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Sq
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is a drop-in fitness class taught by an instructor in the shallow end of the pool. 

Friday, February 16     


Time:
10:00 a.m.

Retirement home residents will partake in an afternoon filled with games, fun, prizes, and enjoy a visit from Conception Bay South Town Councillors.

To celebrate Winterfest, the Town of Conception Bay South provides free skating throughout the entire festival! Don’t forget, you must wear a CSA-approved helmet.

Times and Location:

2:30 – 3:20 p.m. Adult Skate CBS Arena
4:00 – 4:50 p.m. After School Skate RFMS


Time:
12:00 – 12:55  p.m.
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Sq
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is a lap and leisure-style swim with access to the hot tub and sauna. Ages 17 and older.

Date: February 16 & 17
Time: All Day
Location: Holy Spirit High School, 2694 Topsail Road
Registration: $200 per team. All proceeds go towards the Paul Nippard Scholarship Award (Presented by Holy Spirit High School). 

Participate in the CBS Winterfest 12th Annual Paul Nippard Memorial Coed Volleyball Tournament. Paul Nippard was resident of Conception Bay South who played competitive volleyball from high school until he passed away in 2010 at age 42. He was a phenomenal player who finished second quite often in the Senior A and B provincials. He has done a lot for the sport of volleyball and this memorial tournament serves as a tribute to a great athlete and person. For more information or to participate, please email Steve Batten at sbatten73@hotmail.com


Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: $55 + HST. Click here to register.

Bring along your taste buds and your best buds for a fun evening of beer sampling from our finest local breweries. Beer experts will be onsite to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Featuring Ninepenny Brewing, Brewdock, and Banished Brewing. Your ticket includes a passport for 8, 5-oz samples of your choice, a Winterfest Beer Pint, and a food voucher for Riverside Café during the event.

Additional beer samples can be purchased at the event. 
19+.


Time: 7:35 p.m.
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Square
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is a swim dedicated to families; adult couples are also welcome. Children require a guardian in the water with them at all times. 


Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Hangout, 54 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: Tickets go on sale February 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Youth Night is for any local youth ages 18 and under. Register online for one of the two sessions. Each session is 1 hour and 20-minute and provides full access to all the gaming experiences offered by The Hangout, including Nintendo Switch, Retro Video Game Consoles, Board Games, and most importantly, the Virtual Reality Rooms! The first session will be for ages 15 and under from 5:00 – 6:20 p.m. The second session will be for ages 16 – 18 from 7:40 – 9:00 p.m. Any parents attending the event with their children are not required to register.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Location: Riverdale Fun Centre, 939 Conception Bay Highway
Admission: Free

Youth Night is for any local youth ages 18 and under. Registered participants will receive a free bag of tokens to be used on all games in the arcade! Any parents attending the event with their children are not required to register.

Saturday, February 17

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Conception Bay Family Resource Program Inc., 974 Conception Bay Highway
Admission: FREE

Families with children 0-6 years old are welcome to join a fun playgroup session.


Time:
10:00 a.m.
Location: CBS Community Garden, located next to the CBS Arena, 13 Graham Mifflen Dr
Admission: FREE

Bring your furry friend along to enjoy a beautiful winter walk that will begin at the Community Garden and travel to the Dog Park. Weather permitting. Please clean up after your own pet.

Time: 8:00 – 8:50 p.m.
Location: Robert French Memorial Stadium, 70 Legion Rd
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, the Town of Conception Bay South provides free skating throughout the entire festival! Don’t forget, you must wear a CSA-approved helmet.


Time:
11:00 a.m.
Location: Clarence J. Morgan Building (CBS Public Library)
Admission: FREE

Stories, a craft, songs, and cookies and milk! Storytime is for children ages 7 and under (accompanied by parent/guardian). Hosted by the CBS Public Library Board and the Town of Conception Bay South. 

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Location: CBS Community Park, 20 Bishops Rd
Admission: FREE

Come for a skate at the Community Park, and warm up with a hot chocolate provided by Downtown CBS.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Around the Block Quilting & Fabrics, 444 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: Free with registration.

Join Around the Block Quilting & Fabrics for a fun and educational learn-to-knit session for beginners. This 2-part class will introduce participants to the basics of knitting. Classes will take place on February 10 and 17, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Participants are required to bring their own knitting needles (4mm – set of 2). Needles can be purchased at Around the Block Quilting & Fabrics prior to the class. All other materials will be provided. This course is suitable for ages 12 and up.


Time:
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. 
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Sq
Admission: FREE

To celebrate Winterfest, we are providing free swimming throughout the festival. This is lap and leisure-style swimming for those 12 years and older. Children 12 and under require a guardian in the water with them at all times. 


Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Location: All Saints Parish Hall, 419 Conception Bay Hwy 
Admission: $65 + HST + surcharge. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Follow your host, Keith Power, on a trip through the south! We’ll be visiting all the hot spots of Nashville, Tennessee and discovering some of the beautiful music and memories that have been made there throughout the years. From the Opry to the Ryman and everything in between. The night will feature songs and comedy by the stunning Karla-Jane Pilgrim and Jackie Sullivan. Enjoy a delicious salad, hot turkey dinner, dessert plus tea/coffee.  

Sunday, February 18   


Time:
12:50 – 1:35 p.m. 
Location: CBS Recreation Complex, 10 Remembrance Sq
Admission: FREE

This is a swim dedicated to families; adult couples are also welcome. Single adults looking for a lap/leisure swim and to use the hot tub and sauna are asked to attend Adult or Public Swims. Children of all ages require a guardian in the water with them at all times. 


Time:
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field, 176 Red Bridge Road
Admission: FREE

Come along for the fun! There is a winter-themed scavenger hunt, games like hockey shot, ball toss tic-tac-toe and axe throwing, plus boil ups! We will have snowshoeing equipment on site for anyone interested in a crisp, outdoor walk. This event is in collaboration with community groups such as local scouting groups, CNA Community and Therapeutic Recreation Class, and more. Weather and snow conditions permitting.


Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Manuels River, 7 Conception Bay Hwy
Admission: $10 + HST + surcharge. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register.
Led by Get Messy NL, participants can embrace their inner artist, and create a work of art inspired by the Town of Conception Bay South. No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Recommended ages are 13-18. 

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