Volunteers and Christmas in Bay Roberts!!

Bay Roberts is a very active community, especially during the Christmas season. We are blessed with so many volunteers who help make our celebrations a reality and of course special. Our preparations start in September but the set up begins in November. Here are a few pictures of some of the preparations, I also threw in a few from both our Santa Claus Parades. (I hope you voted in our pole!!)

Some of our volunteer team making wreaths. We have been doing this for years! A wonderful tradition.

Some of our volunteer team making wreaths. We have been doing this for years! A wonderful tradition.

I would like to take a moment to personally thank each and every volunteer who helps make Bay Roberts special.

I remember last winter I attended a conference on municipalities, the guest speaker was very engaging, she made a comment that has always been my professional mantra, but she affirmed my thoughts. “Every community has, water, sewer, garbage collection, snow ploughs, etc,(all essential and important btw) but it is the special things your community does for its residents that makes it a desirable place to live” (loosely quoted). I believe Bay Roberts is one of those communities; we are special because of our volunteers.

This past week in Bay Roberts was very hectic with many events have a look below:

Ruth Murray and her group lighting it up at the Bay Roberts Night Time Parade!!

Ruth Murray and her group lighting it up at the Bay Roberts Night Time Parade!!


Special thanks to Catherine's Dance Studio!! You all helped make the first Night Tome Parade a huge success!!

Special thanks to Catherine’s Dance Studio!! You all helped make the first Night Tome Parade a huge success!!


Fergus O'Byrne and Jim Payne in concert at the Bay Roberts Legion was a nice way to get everyone in the mood for Christmas and the Day Time Santa Claus Parade the next day!!

Fergus O’Byrne and Jim Payne in concert at the Bay Roberts Legion was a nice way to get everyone in the mood for Christmas and the Day Time Santa Claus Parade the next day!!


Chomper is everywhere, even in a dory at the Bay Roberts Santa Claus Parade!!

Chomper is everywhere, even in a dory at the Bay Roberts Santa Claus Parade!!


One of my favorite floats of the parade was the "Santa is Going Green" by the new Bay Roberts Communities in Bloom Committee and the Department of Public Works!! (don't forget, curb side recycling is coming this January!!)

One of my favorite floats of the parade was the “Santa is Going Green” by the new Bay Roberts Communities in Bloom Committee and the Department of Public Works!! (don’t forget, curb side recycling is coming this January!!)


This years parade was recorded by Bell Aliant!! I will post the link as soon as it get it!! Special thank you to Mayor Phil Wood and Amy House for hosting the program!!

This years parade was recorded by Bell Aliant!! I will post the link as soon as it get it!! Special thank you to Mayor Phil Wood and Amy House for hosting the program!!

There are a great deal of on going events throughout the month of December. I know you all have hectic schedules, but please keep in mind the Nativity collection at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints on Central Street. This display is uplifting and for those of you looking for a taste of true Christmas spirit, please take your families and visit, you will not be disappointed.
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I will leave you with this final picture. I know Catherine and Steve Armiger are helpful people but they really helped this reindeer when he needed a rest before heading back to the North Pole , Thanks Steve and Catherine, and Merry Christmas!!

Looks like he is very comfy!!

Looks like he is very comfy!!

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One thought on “Volunteers and Christmas in Bay Roberts!!

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours Ron and THANK YOU for doing what you do to make Bay Roberts such a GREAT place to live and raise our Families!!

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