Thursday, July 25, 2013

Leave Your Mark in the Bight - As part of our continuing efforts to raise funds for our ‘Let Them be Kids’ Playground/Park, to be located on the grounds at Bishop White School, Port Rexton, the project committee is excited to launch this new program.  The bricks purchased from this program will be placed in the memorial garden of our park on Build Day, September 21st, 2013.


Please help us reach our goal of building a playground/community park by buying a brick!

You can purchase a brick and have it engraved to:

a) Remember A Loved One (In Memory of…)                    
b) Recognize A Graduation Year
c) Honour Someone Special
d) Set Your Name/Family Name in Stone for Decades to Come

Engrave your business/organization name

 Pricing:  (each line can accommodate 18 characters....any symbol is considered one space (period, comma, dash)

 4 x 8 brick, 3 lines (maximum) of text                              $100.00

8 x 8 brick, 5 lines (maximum) of text                              $250.00

All orders and payments must be received by August 23rd, 2013

 Visit our special website for ordering at On the website you may use a credit card to make your purchase.

 Thank you for your continued support of
our Unite the Bight project.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This is what its all About - Kids Helping Kids

A true example of what the Bishop White Community Park and the Let Them Be Kids program is all about took place a few weeks ago when Cheyenne Spurrell, Elizabeth White and Willow George decided to hold a lemonade stand in Trinity. Thanks to their efforts they were able to raise a total of $139.30 for the Community Park. Thank you girls for taking the initiative for doing this and for supporting the cause - One Team, One Dream - Unite the Bight.

Cheyenne Spurrell, Elizabeth White and Willow George


Thank you to the English Harbour Arts Association for holding a Community Concert on July 11 and donating the proceeds to our Community Park project. A total of $505.00 was recently donated. Thank you to everyone who donated their time to take part in any way and to those who attended.

A big shout out also goes out to Garland and Daphne Bailey with Investors Groups for their continued support of our project. Their personal donation of $500.00 was recently matched by Investors Group Matching Gift Program by $500.00 to make for a grand total donation of $1,000.00.


We are very pleased to announce that Oceanex has agreed to be the marine shipper for our playground equipment and we thank them very much for being our sponsor and contributing towards our Community Park. This will be a large cost savings to our committee and for this we are very grateful to Oceanex.
Helping Hands and other On-Going Fundraisers over the Summer
Helping Hands - paper cut out hands will be available for purchase this summer at Random Foodex, Valu-Foods and Rising Tide Theatre for $2.00 each. These will be placed on display for a time period during the summer to show your support for the Community Park and will be collected at the end of the summer to make a special appearance on Build Day on September 21st.
The Beauty of the Bight DVD - a combination of photographs from the Trinity Bight area by Josephine Johnson set to music by Robert Taylor. Orders for the DVD can be placed with her at
464-2025 or and are also now available in most local craft and convenience stores in the area for $15.00 each. A great gift to give someone.
On-line Donations - we have now added a Pay Pal feature to our website where you can make your donations to the Bishop White Community Park directly through your Credit Card or Pay Pal account. Simply click on the Donate button in the upper left corner of the website and complete the form to make your contribution.

Congratulations to Lisa Hurdle on winning the handmade quilt donated by Eileen Miller of Port Rexton to our Community Park Project. Thanks to Eileen for her donation and to everyone that purchased tickets. We raised a total of $1,389.00 in ticket sales.
Our Latest Presentations - Thank You Everyone

During the last week of school we had several presentations from businesses, organizations and individuals that got together and raised funds in various ways to support our Community Park at Bishop White. We thank them and everyone that took part in any way as we Unite the Bight.

Thanks to Two Whales Coffee Shop for holding a very successful Eat for the Park fundraiser on Saturday, June 15. A $1,000.00 was donated after the event. Thanks to everyone that showed up to support the cause. Pictured here is David Ellis (owner/operator) making a presentation to Cairine House, Vice Principal, Bishop White School.
A great evening of entertainment and laughs was provided to everyone at the Concert/Kitchen Party that was held at Bishop White on June 18. Thanks to the following for organizing and taking part: Caitlyn Short, Monica Hiscock, Rebecca Hiscock, Bonnie Hiscock, Carrie Hookey, Brady Fisher, Aaron Freeman, Compton Rose, Tyler Hiscock, Allie Fisher, Jasmine Hayter, Andrew Cooper, Brian Hiscock, Dawson Hiscock, Austin Hookey, Matthew Hiscock, Nathan Hiscock and Byron Hiscock. A total of $1,015.00 was raised for the Park and provided a great way to end off the school year highlighting the talent of the Trinity Bight area.
Thanks to RBC Foundation for their contribution of a $1,000.00 to the Bishop White Community Park and to the staff at the local RBC branch in Trinity for their donation of $230.00 from the sale of tickets on a Lawn Chair that was won by Leigh Kane. Making both presentations is Leigh Kane, Account Manager, RBC Branch, Trinity (left) to Cairine House, Vice Principal, Bishop White School.          

St. Pau's Anglican Church Women (ACW) in Trinity made a donation of $100.00 to the Community Park. (left to right) Cairine House, Vice Principal, Barbara Vokey, President(ACW) and Lillian Hollett, Treasurer (ACW).                    

Former teacher at Bishop White School, Audrey Smith held a Rock-a-Thon on June 10th at the parking lot of the school where she rocked the day away in her rocking chair. Thanks to the continuous support of everyone she was able to raise a total of $1,500.00 to contribute towards the Park. Standing from left to right - Cairine House, Vice Principal; Stephanie Gould, Principal; Audrey Smith and Cst. Justin Lyall (RCMP and Community Park Committee Member)

Compton Rose, student at Bishop White presenting to Cairine House, Vice Principal a cheque for  $500.00 from a family relation, Susan Patten towards the Community Park.

The graduating class of 2013 makes a presentation to project in the amount of $136.00. Left to right: Stephanie Gould, Principal; Taylor McAlpine; Tyson Bannister; Emily Morris; Andrew Cooper; Peter Freeman and Cairine House, Vice Principal. Missing from photo Troy Clarke and Samantha Hunt.                                                                              

Marieke Gow (left) of the Artisan Inn/Twine Loft presents a cheque to Cairine House (right) in the amount of $903.60 to the Community Park. These were the proceeds from hosting and donating their portion of The Ennis concert ticket sales to our Community Park Project. Funds were also raised from Ennis donating $5.00 from every sale of their CD at the event and Aunt Sarah's Chocolates, Trinity who brought along an assortment of their delicious treats and asked that donations be made to the project for a sample. The breakdown on the donation is as follows: $744.60 from Twine Loft from the Concert; $84.00 from chocolates from Aunt Sarah's and $75.00 from Ennis.

Beryl Fisher and Kim Baker present a cheque in the amount of $1,535.00 to the Community Park from the Let Them Be Kids - Bishop White Community Park On-line Facebook Auction. Thanks again to everyone who made donations and purchases. A total of $1,535.00 was raised over the course of the week.

The K - 6 classes at Bishop White made a donation of $600.00 to the Park from their Read-a-thon. Thank you students for your donation towards the Unite the Bight project.

Mr. Wilson Spurrell representing both The Spirit of Dunfield and Grace United Church, Dunfield makes presentations to Cairine House (left) and Stephanie Gould (right). Spirit of Dunfield presentation was in the amount of $250.00 and Grace United Church $100.00.

                                                Starting tonight, Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 pm (and every Wednesday thereafter for the rest of the summer) join the Music & Friends, formerly known as the Goose Cove Kitchen Party, at Bishop White School for an evening of musical entertainment. MC by Maureen Howard. Some of the proceeds from these Kitchen Parties over the summer will be going towards our Community Park. We thank them in advance
for their support.

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