Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the Kelligrews Soiree, which is a very historical event.  There was even a song wrote about it by Johnny Burke (1851-1930), which gave it a lot of it’s popularity.  This year, the soiree began on the 4th of July and ran until the 8th.  People from all over Conception Bay South attended the event, as well as people from surrounding communities.

While there, I was very lucky to have met the mayor of CBS, Woodrow French, as well as Steve O’Connell, who plays Sergeant Daniel Hood on Republic of Doyle, a television show based in Newfoundland and Labrador.

At this event, there are many events to attend for both adults and children. There are outdoor concerts of folk music as well as rock music, bobber races where you can win a grand prize of a thousand dollars if your bobber reaches the finish line first, and pancake breakfasts at the local stadium where they serve both plain and chocolate chip pancakes.  It is definitely something you should attend if you ever get the chance, and I would recommend bringing along the whole family!

Another appearance I made with the Kelligrews Soiree was the Historical Walk where I had the opportunity to visit a church built in the 1860’s and learn more about the heritage of the community.  Conception Bay South, where Kelligrews is located, is a beautiful and historical community, and I was, and still am, very proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the Soiree.


Written by: Courtney Jones

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