Recreation and Special Events

Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s has much to offer its residents and visitors. With annual events such as our Winter Festival and Regatta Festival, there is also have a variety of events every month, from a local garden competition, community awards, and celebrations of the holidays. Below are our current events, but please check back as we are always coming up with new ways to celebrate living in this great town in this fantastic province!

Upcoming This Season

December 4th, 2018: Tree Lighting

Join the Mayor, Council and staff as they turn on the Town’s Christmas Tree for the holiday season starting at 6:30pm. Take in some festive Christmas songs, followed by our “dancing tree”, brilliant fireworks show and delicious hot chocolate. Remember to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event.


December 4th, 2018: Gingerbread Contest

Showcase your delicious construction talents by entering the Annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest. Be as creative as you want but you must use everything provided in the kit. You can add on anything at all, no limits! Bring your completed creation to the Recreation Centre before 6:00pm . Judges will be on hand immediately following the Tree Lighting. There are some terrific prizes to be won! Kits are only $20, peanut free and will be available for pick up Monday November 26th. Register through eServices.

December 5th, 2018: Board Game Night

Join us on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s Library for Board Game Night.

Hot chocolate will be provided for all participants at this all ages event.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact our Librarian, Kailey, at [email protected] or 895-5655.





December 11th, 2018: Christmas Trivia

Join us on Tuesday, December 11th from 7pm-8pm for Christmas Trivia at the PCSP Library. Snacks and prizes will be provided!

This event is suitable for adults only. The cost of admission is included in your PCSP Library Membership, which is just $5.00 per year.

If you’re interested in learning more or registering for this event, please contact our Librarian, Kailey, at [email protected] or 895-5655.




December 13th, 2018: Snowy Stories

Join us on Thursday, December 13th at 10am for Snowy Stories at the PCSP Library.

Snowy Stories is a special holiday themed children’s event, with story time, crafts and snacks for the kids. This event is a special edition of our regular Thursday morning Yarns for Youngins session.

If you’re interested in learning more please contact our Librarian, Kailey, at [email protected] or 895-5655.





December 15th, 2018: Flurries and Fun

The PCSP Library presents Flurries and Fun! Make your own ornament, have hot chocolate, and sing along to some Christmas carols.

Admission is free for those with a PCSP Library Membership, those who do not yet have a membership can sign up for one for only $5.00 per person, per year.

Please contact the Librarian, Kailey, for more details at 895-5655 or by emailing [email protected]


December 17th – 21st, 2018: Merry & Bright Festival of Light

Is your home the best dressed this holiday season? Break out your Christmas decorating skills and your festive spirit, challenge your neighbours to see who can outdo who with their creativity. The Recreation Team will be travelling throughout the community all week long for judging. No pre-registration is required, however if you don’t want to be missed please call Nicole Clark at 895-5677. Make sure your lights are on by 5:30pm!

January 12th, 2019: Health and Wellness Expo

Save the date for our first ever Health and Wellness Expo! Take in a day focused on all around health – mental, social, and physical. The event will feature demonstrations, healthy foods, vendors, a trade show, special guest speakers, and more.



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Local Competitions


Seniors Events




Fitness Classes

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Contact Our Staff

Kailey Cahill-Meeker


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Elyse Coombs (On Maternity Leave)


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Dawn Sharpe

Director of Recreation and Community Services

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Nicole Clark

Special Events / Programs Coordinator

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Nick Miller

Sports Coordinator

895-8000 x233

Mike Stone

Special Events / Programs Coordinator

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