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A Year Without A Parade

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The 2018 Lion's Clarenville Santa Claus Parade - Paul Tilley's Our Town

Clarenville - A Statistical Profile of Clarenville (based on the 2016 Census)

As Budget time rolls around, we start thinking about the priorities of the Town for the year to come.   To frame this thinking, I have used the recently published data from the 2016 Census to give a clearer snapshot of Clarenville. Here's what I found... pt The Town of Clarenville is odd - in a good way  As most of the Province's town's beyond the isthmus shrink and age at an alarming rate, Clarenville is one of the few towns in Newfoundland and Labrador that continues to grow and whose population median age sits a full four years younger than the provincial median.   The 2016 Statistics Canada Census sheds a beacon on light on Clarenville.   What follows are some of the key findings: Age/Education - The Median age, the age at which half the population is above, and half below, of NL in 2016 was 46.  The major population centres, with the opportunity they provide, tend to attract younger people.  Clarenville is one example of one of those opportunity gro

The Bare Mountain Centennial Star - College Community Involvement

  Bare Mountain is one of the prominent features of the Clarenville's skyline. It towers some 156 meters above Clarenville’s harbour .  You can reach the peak of Bare Mountain relatively easily along the Bare Mountain hiking trail that can be accessed at numerous points in the town.  At the top, you can overlook most of the town, Random Island and Smith Sound as it leads into Trinity Bay.   Beyond Clarenville residents, people are familiar with Bare Mountain because of the prominence of the large star that sits at its top.   Each Christmas season the star is lit - making it visible from the Highway many kilometers beyond Clarenville's boundaries.   The Bare Mountain Star was a 1967 Centennial project of the Town of Clarenville. The original Centennial Star was designed, welded, wired and assembled by students and faculty in drafting, carpentry, electrical, welding and pipefitting programs at Clarenville campus.  They even helped the Town erect the structure.

Arts Under the Stars 2018

2018 marked the thirteenth year of Clarenville's free outdoor concert series, Arts Under the Stars.  The 2018 season got underway on July 5th with the amazingly talented Kellie  Loder, and was followed by some great shows from established and up-and-coming artists.   Check out these selections by clicking on the photo... Aug. 16 - Brad Tulk Aug. 9 - Dave Panting & Greg Simm   Aug. 2 - Rick Fines and Morgan Davis July 26 - Janet Cull July 19 - Celebrating Local Talent for Clarenville Day Kathleen Fillier & Andrew Best  Gerry Organ & Mackenzie Baird The Lazy Daisies (Kira Skinner & Grant Pelley)  July 12 - Jordon Harnum Video: July 5 - Kellie Loder Video: Arts Under the Stars is made possible because of the generous contributions of the following community-mind

In Our Backyard Video Series - Clarenville Tourism

The Town of Clarenville has a lot to offer and unfortunately, not everybody knows that. Clarenville also has the geographic advantage of being the "gateway" to the Bonavista peninsula - one of the largest tourism destinations in the province. Over the course of 2018, I've been putting together a series of short videos about Clarenville's (and the region's ) "must see" places that I have entitled "In Our Backyard".  Each video has been shot with drone. If you have any suggested places, let me know ;) iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"> iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"

From Clarenville to Humboldt - Clarenville Minor Hockey's tribute: