St. John's Events

Here is the Fall 2017 lineup for travel talks and other events.

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The Programme Committee will provide more details as they become available, so keep checking back.

UPDATE: The Marine Institute Simulator visit Monday October 23rd is cancelled.

We hope to see you at one or more of these events.

For all of these events, pre-registration at munpaevents@mun.ca required. Just name the event in your subject line.

  • Visit to The Rooms, Wednesday, November 15th – FREE - “Their Crowning Achievement: The Battle Honors and Royal Designation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.”

 

Travel Talk: New Zealand, Tuesday, October 3rd, by Mark Graesser.

Mark Graesser, Political Science, will present a Travel Session “Living and Travelling in New Zealand” on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2:00-4:00pm, at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd.

Please pre-register by sending an email with New Zealand in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca .

Parking: In addition to the limited parking at the Lantern, there is parking on Mullock Street and in the Basilica parking lot (accessible via walkway from the northeast corner of the Basilica parking lot.

Refreshments and donations to the Campus Food Bank
We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. If you would like to donate to the Campus Food Bank, they are happy to receive non-perishable food items as well as cash or cheques. If you want a receipt for either of the latter, please place your contribution in an envelope with your name and return address on it.

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Gower Street United Church Tour, Thursday, October 12, by James Hiller

“Gower Street Methodist/United Church – a Tour.” October 12th, 2:00-4:00pm. Along with James Hiller (History) will be the authors of a new history of the congregation. The church was rebuilt following the 1892 fire.

Please pre-register by sending an email with Gower in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca.

The Church address is 99 Queens Road. It is on the south side of Queen’s Road, and is across the street from the bottom of Long’s Hill.

Parking – The church’s parking map on their website:

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New Woodcarving Group Information Session, Saturday, October 21st, by Helger Eckenweber

Helger Eckenweber is starting a Saturday morning wood carving group for MUNPA. An information session will be held Saturday, October 21st at 10am in the MUNPA boardroom. This group is for all skill levels, starting at beginners. Select the Woodcarving Group menu item on the left for more information
Please pre-register for the Information Session by sending an email with Woodcarving in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca .

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Visit to Marine Institute, Centre for Marine Simulation, Monday, October 23rd

UPDATE: The Marine Institute Simulator visit Monday October 23rd is cancelled.

The Centre for Marine Simulation at the Marine Institute is hosting a tour Monday, October 23rd from 10:30-11:30am. This is a chance to see their equipment that simulates being on the bridge of a ship.  See the details of the Bartlett voyage simulation for a sample of what they can do. This is a prior event, do not anticipate our visit will be the same.  

Please pre-register by sending an email with Marine in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca.

The Marine Institute is located at 155 Ridge Road. Ridge Road is a right turn from upper Allandale Road, at the same intersection as the left turn to Mount Scio Road. It is also accessible as a left turn off Higgins Line. Our meeting place would be via the West Entrance (there’s a small sign on the front, right corner of the building) and CMS is the first office on the left when you walk in. Parking is an issue.

There is some metered parking but it is limited and might be full when we arrive. If people want to gather at 10:10am at the front door of the Mount Scio building holding the MUNPA offices, we could carpool or cab over.

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Defensive Driving and Winter Tips Session, Tuesday, November 7th, instructed by Jim Brazil, Safety Services NL

Defensive Driving/Winter tips instructed by Jim Brazil, Safety Services NL, Tuesday, November 7, 1:00-3:00pm.  Safety Services NL ran a course for us last winter and several people couldn’t attend so we committed to another offering this year. They have agreed to offer this session at their site, 3 Moffatt Drive. That is the same building as previous offerings, 1076 Topsail Road, there was a civic address change. Moffatt Drive is a right turn off Topsail Road when heading west, ½ km west of the intersection with Mount Carson Drive. Safety Services is on the left side of Moffatt Drive. You can also enter the parking lot from Topsail Road, just pass the turn to Moffatt Drive.

Please pre-register by sending an email with Driving in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca

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Visit to The Rooms, Wednesday, November 15th – FREE - (note: not the same tour as our 2016 visit).

Maureen Power of The Rooms will give a talk titled “Their Crowning Achievement: The Battle Honors and Royal Designation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment” on Wednesday, November 15th. The full time of our visit is 2:15 – 4:00.  FREE - Admission fees will be covered by MUNPA. Please advise when you pre-register with us if you are already a Rooms member so that we don’t pay for a ticket for you.

Please arrive at 2:15 so we can get everyone’s ticket and proceed to the auditorium for our talk at 2:30. Following the talk, Maureen will take us to see the Royal Designation section. This won’t be a full tour but we can go and look at the recreations in the gallery.

You can meet with friends for coffee and conversation in the Café at The Rooms after the tour. The Rooms is open until 9pm on Wednesdays, and with your admission already paid for, you are welcome to stay until closing.

Please pre-register by sending an email with The Rooms in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca.

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NL Outdoors – a Photographic Slide Show, Monday, November 20th, by Gene Herzberg

Gene Herzberg will present "NL Outdoors - a Photographic Slide Show" on Monday, November 20th,  2:00-4:00pm, at The Lantern.

Please pre-register by sending an email with NL Outdoors in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca .

Parking: In addition to the limited parking at the Lantern, there is parking on Mullock Street and in the Basilica parking lot (accessible via walkway from the northeast corner of the Basilica parking lot.

Refreshments and donations to the Campus Food Bank
We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. If you would like to donate to the Campus Food Bank, they are happy to receive non-perishable food items as well as cash or cheques. If you want a receipt for either of the latter, please place your contribution in an envelope with your name and return address on it.

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MUN Trivia Fun,Wednesday, November 29th, hosted by Linda Kirby and Anne Sinnott

Okay, so you all retired from MUN…. but how well do you know MUN??? People?? Places? Programs? We are going to put your knowledge to the test in a FUN, all-MUN topics trivia game. This is your chance to compare your campus knowledge with your colleagues, giving you an enjoyable afternoon and possible bragging rights! Come on out and enjoy it!

Linda Kirby and Anne Sinnott will host our MUN Trivia Fun game on Wednesday, November 29th, 2:00-4:00pm at The Lantern.

Please pre-register by sending an email with Trivia in the subject line to munpaevents@mun.ca.

Parking: In addition to the limited parking at the Lantern, there is parking on Mullock Street and in the Basilica parking lot (accessible via walkway from the northeast corner of the Basilica parking lot.

Refreshments and donations to the Campus Food Bank
We will provide coffee, tea and snacks. If you would like to donate to the Campus Food Bank, they are happy to receive non-perishable food items as well as cash or cheques. If you want a receipt for either of the latter, please place your contribution in an envelope with your name and return address on it.

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Christmas Social, Thursday, December 7th

Save the date: Our Christmas Social is Thursday, December 7th, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fluvarium, Nagles Hill Place.

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Event Notifications and Updates

Please check this location, the events calendar and email notifications for additional information and news on activities and events.

 

Can’t find anything you are interested in?

As always, the Programme Committee welcomes your suggestions. If you have an idea for a travel session, members’ forum or an outing or expedition, or know
someone who does – or could lead one – please send your suggestions to us by e-mailing munpaevents@mun.ca.

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Contact

MUN Pensioners' Association (MUNPA)

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca