Activities this Canada Day in Mount Pearl, St.John’s, Paradise, CBS and the Southern Shore!

Oh Canada, let’s celebrate!

If you’re staying around the house this long weekend there are lots of activities to take in!

Here is a round-up of things to do this Canada Day long weekend in Mount Pearl, St.John’s, Paradise, CBS and The Southern Shore.

Be sure to click the links for details and share with your family and friends.

First up we have Mount Pearl

July 1st 2023. 1:00pm-4:00pm . St.David’s Park, Mount Pearl.

“Join us for a family friendly celebration of Canada’s birthday! There will be multicultural performances and food, live entertainment by Rum Ragged, bouncy castles, cupcakes and more! Don’t forget to wear your red and white!

FREE to attend! No registration required. Food banks will be onsite accepting non-perishable food items.”


Change Makers NL and St. John’s Mi’kmaq Women’s Circle – 1:15pm to 1:30pm

Chaturrvi Maruthireddy – 1:35pm to 1:50pm

Official Ceremonies – 1:55pm to 2:10pm

Hierrito Onelvis Fernandez – 2:15pm to 2:30pm

Dolya Dance Company – 2:35pm to 2:50pm

Rum Ragged – 3pm to 4pm

 Click for more info

Next up we have St.John’s.

July 1st starting at 6:00am. Multiple locations and times. Free of charge

“Join us this July 1 as the City of St. John's celebrates Canada Day. From sunrise to sunset, there's something for everyone! With support from the Government of Canada, the City of St. John's and our event partners will highlight many of the reasons we are proud to call Canada home.

All Canada Day events are accessible and all activities are free of charge.”

Sunrise celebration from 6 to 7 a.m.

“Be among the first in the country to experience the Canada Day Celebrations. The day begins with a sunrise event at 6 a.m. at Signal Hill National Historic Site. A free, wheelchair accessible Metrobus shuttle will bring you from the Signal Hill Visitor Centre up to Cabot Tower. After the return shuttle, join everyone for free birthday cupcakes at the Signal Hill Visitor Centre.”

Free family fun and entertainment from 1 to 5 p.m.

“A full afternoon of free family fun and entertainment will take place at King George V Park from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will include bouncy castles, laser tag, balloon twisters, interactive games, a cultural concert and activities, free birthday cupcakes and much more.”

The Community Food Sharing Association will be at King George V Park collecting nonperishable food items and cash donations.

Inclement weather location: Techniplex. Pets are not permitted at King George V Park or in the Techniplex.

Live music and fireworks show from 8 to 10 p.m.

“The evening will be sure to entertain with a live concert at the Quidi Vidi Bandstand at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.

For a full list of performers and groups as well as additional details click here


Paradise Park July 1st, 2023. 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Free for activities, standard price applies for Thomas Amusements. All ages welcome

“Celebrate Canada's birthday with us at Paradise Park! We have a ton of fun activities planned (including Thomas Amusements) that you won't want to miss. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, laser tag, Zorb Ball, an art zone, and archery for the kiddos! We even have special guests from the Avalon Princesses (Belle and Ariel), a superhero show with Captain America and Spiderman. Oh, and don't miss the reptile show from Jellybean Entertainment, I Fly Aerial Arts, and performances by Courtney Fowler Performance Arts youth singers!

For the young at heart, we have a beer garden, BBQ, and performances by Bollywood Dancers, Black Sheep, Dana Parsons Project, Damian Follet and Friends, and Celtic Connection! And if you're a thrill seeker, Thomas Amusements will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

At the end of the night, we'll decorate the sky with fireworks! Fore more info click here

Schedule of Events

1:00 pm - Thomas Amusements Opens

2:00 pm - Avalon Princesses (Belle and Ariel)

2:40 pm - I Fly Aerial Arts

3:20 pm - Reptile Show from Jellybean Entertainment

3:50 pm - Free BBQ (Hot Dogs – First come, First Serve)

4:00 pm - Super Hero Show (Captain American and Spiderman)

4:40 pm - CFPA- Youth singers

5:00 pm - Beer Garden Opens (19+)

5:20 pm - Bolleywood Dancers

6:00 pm - Black Sheep

7:00 pm - Dana Parsons Project

8:00 pm - Damian Follet and Friends

9:00 pm - Celtic Connection

10:00 pm - Fireworks

11:00 pm- Thomas Amusements Closes

If you’d rather be closer to salt water we have CBS and Bay Bulls next.

Conception Bay South

Daytime:July 1st, 20231:00-3:00167 Red Bridge Road, Sgt. Ned Nugent’s Field 

Canada Day in Conception Bay South with live musical entertainment, bouncy castles, a free BBQ and cake, and more great activities! 

 Fireworks : A beautiful fireworks display will occur at 10:00 p.m. from Cronin’s Head Lookout on Pond

Click here to learn more, including information on the Memorial Day Service and Fireworks Show.

Bay Bulls-Witless Bay

Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre - 2 Southside Road, Bay Bulls.

July 1st 11:00am-2:00pm

There will be bouncy castles, balloon twist, face painting, games, BBQ & more.

Musical performances by :Ava Power and Aiden O’Brien, Jessica Power & Richard Parsons Jr.

Fireworks display will take place sundown at Bears Cove Beach in Witless Bay.

Fore more details click here

However you choose to celebrate this weekend, have fun and be safe!

Your YYT REALTOR ® Duo Jackie Kavanagh and Maggie-Lynn Burke.


Hire an Agent, it will Make All the Difference When You Selling Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling your home, it’s important to work with someone who understands the Newfoundland Real Estate market, how the market is changing and what does it means for you.

Here are five reasons to work with an agent to ensure you’ll get the most for your home.  

1. Agents understand Market Trends 

With today’s housing market defined by change, it’s critical to work with someone who knows the latest trends and how it impacts your house sale.  An expert real estate agent knows about national trends and your local area. More importantly, they’ll give insight into what all of this means for you, so they’ll be able to help you with your decision making. 

2. As Local Royal Lepage Real Estate Agents we  Know How to Set the Right Price for Your Home 

If you sell your house on your own, you may be more likely to price your house too high, which can deter buyers or cause your house to sit on the market for longer. Pricing too low could send up red flags that there is something wrong with your property. 

Real estate agents look at a variety of factors, like the condition of your home and any upgrades you’ve made, with an unbiased eye. They compare your house to recently sold homes in your area to find the best price for today’s market, so your house sells quickly. 

3. A Real Estate Agent Helps Maximize Your Pool of Buyers 

 Real estate agents  have a wide range of tools at their disposal, such as social media, marketing resources, and the  MLS Newfoundland  (Multiple Listing Services), to ensure your house gets in front of people looking to buy.  

“You don’t have relationships with clients, other agents, or a real estate agency to bring the largest pool of potential buyers to your home.” 

4. A Real Estate Expert Will Read – and Understand – the Fine Print 

Today, more disclosures and regulations are mandatory when selling a house. “There’s a lot of jargon involved in a real estate transaction; you want to work with a professional who can speak the language and write the offer and negotiate with your best interests in mind. 

5. A Local Agent Is a Skilled Negotiator 

In today’s market, buyers are regaining some negotiation power. If you sell without an expert, you’ll be responsible for any back-and-forth. That means you’ll have to coordinate with: 

  • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible 

  • The buyer’s agent, who will use their expertise to advocate for the buyer 

  • The home inspector which works for the buyer and will almost always find concerns with the house.  

  • The appraiser, who assesses the property’s value to protect the lender 

Instead of going toe-to-toe with these parties alone, lean on an expert (your agent). They’ll know what the home inspection jargon is and how to address everyone’s concerns, and when you may want to get a second opinion. 

Let’s connect, our experienced team will work with you to help explore your opportunities, provide you with a streamlined process from start to finish. 

Contact us today!



Retirement- A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best Option

When it comes to selling your home, making a positive first impression on a potential buyer is a crucial part of the process. 

Many sellers opt to stage their home – either through professional services or their own efforts – to make their space look more appealing to buyers, both in-person and online. Staging is a popular real estate marketing strategy that is effective at attracting purchaser interest, gathering offers at higher prices and selling homes quicker. 

If you’re preparing to list your property on the market soon, here are the dos and don’ts of staging your home for sale. 

DO – Depersonalize your space 

Buyers want to visualize themselves living in their potential new home, a fantasy that can be hard to if the space is decked out with the seller’s belongings. 

To help buyers to fall in love with your property, it’s important to depersonalize. This means removing family photos, collectables, diplomas and other personal items.  Busy accent walls, bold wallpaper and quirky fixtures speak to the specific tastes of the owner. Softening your home with neutral colours and fabrics can help make a potential buyer feel more at home. 

However, it’s important not to strip your space completely of personality. When staging, stick with basic accent pieces, such as a vase of flowers or simple throw pillows, to liven up the room. 

DON’T – Overlook unfavorable smells 

When buyers enter your home, they aren’t just judging your property with their eyes. All senses are engaged, including smell. 

Unappealing odours due to mould, pets and garbage can quickly turn off a potential purchaser, so be sure to tackle them before showings. Take out the trash and scoop the litter box regularly. If the smell of mildew is present, give your showers and tubs a thorough clean, and schedule a visit from a contractor to rule out any mould/water leaks. 

Don’t fill the room with artificial air fresheners either – add subtle natural scents such as fresh linen.   A trick I used over the years when doing open houses was to baked some muffins you can also add potted herbs to entice the senses. 

DO – Improve the lighting 

Dark interiors can make spaces feel cramped and uninviting, so introduce an abundance of light into your home. 

When staging for photographs or showings, open all the blinds and drapes, and remove obstructions away from windows to let in as much natural light as possible.  In addition to ceiling lights, use a mix of floor lamps, wall sconces, undermount lighting and table lamps to brighten your space for potential purchasers. 

DON’T – Forget about curb appeal 

Buyers can easily make a snap judgement about your property from the minute they arrive on the street, so get things off to a good start from the get-go by staging your home’s exterior too. 

Begin with a simple clean up, like mowing the grass, power washing the siding and walkways, and freeing the lawn and eavestroughs of any fallen leaves or branches. Be sure to repair any broken porch lights. Complete your property’s refreshed façade with a clean doormat and some inviting potted plants or hanging baskets on the front porch. And, don’t underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint on the front door! 

DO – Rearrange your furniture 

It is possible to have too much furniture – overstuffed rooms can give the illusion that there is a lack of spaciousness. When staging your home for sale, don’t be afraid to put some items in storage or swap furniture out to achieve an appealing layout that buyers can easily walk through. If space permits, pull furniture away from the walls to allow for more movement and reduce any dead space in the center of the room.

Let’s connect, our experienced team will work with you to help explore your opportunities, provide you with a streamlined process from start to finish.

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