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Try our new Balti Curry House take-out menu


Try our new Balti Curry House take-out menu

baltihouse-fluvHave a curry emergency? The Fluvarium Balti Curry House is officially OPEN for Business! Call THE CURRY HOTLINE 690-8171 to place an order for pick up!

The kitchen in open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance, take out only between 4 – 5pm… AND if you are staying in The Pippy Park Campground And RV Park WE WILL DELIVER right to your campsite!

Get the PDF menu here.

Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium 2017 winners


Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium 2017 winners

Thank you to all who came an enjoyed our Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium!

Proceeds from the evening help support children’s environmental education here at The Fluvarium.

It was a lovely time, and here at the winners of the major prizes were:

The WestJet Trip for 2 – Ticket #62

50/50 Draw – Ticket #699

Golden Tulip Necklace – Red Deck –  King of Spades

Thanks again to all our sponsors including, Coast 101.1, Labatt and The Telegram.

 

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium


2nd Annual Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium

An Event Not To Be Missed!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Join us for an evening of food, music, auctions, fun and games on March 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium with Billy and The Bruisers starts off with a glass of champagne, masquerade masks and beads.Billy and the Bruisers

Then take the opportunity to browse silent auction items, check out our games and bidding begins on our first live auction for the night.

And food, don’t forget about the food. The Fluvarium’s own Red Seal Chef Antoine Harding has prepared a menu perfect for the occasion of Oysters Rockefeller, Blackened Chicken, Jambalaya, Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Muffuletta, Bananas Foster, Beignets … and more!

Finish the evening off with dancing to the tunes of Billy and The Bruisers.

Tickets are $75/person

Call 754-3474 or email info@fluvarium.ca for tickets. Corporate packages available.2016 Mardi Gras Sponsors

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Proceeds from this event support environmental education programs offered by the
Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

2nd Annual Dinner with Santa


2nd Annual Dinner with Santa

santa-imageDinner with Santa
At The Fluvarium
5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s
Sunday December 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

Santa invites you and your family to The Fluvarium for photos and a feast before he heads back to the North Pole.
Have your photo taken with Santa and have a family portrait done before sitting for a holiday feast (photos will be emailed to you).

$35 Adult
Stuffed Chicken Breast served with homemade Savory Dressing and Gravy, Roasted Winter Vegetables and Caesar Salad.

$15 Children
Chicken Fingers, Roasted Winter Vegetables and Fruit Cup.

Tea, Coffee, Juice and Soda
And, of course, Apple Pie!

(Gratuity included)

Celebrate the Holidays together and Support Environmental Education at The Fluvarium.

Limited seats available, Get your Tickets Today:
754-3474 or info@fluvarium.ca

The Annual General Meeting of the QVRRDF is Nov. 15 at Noon


The Annual General Meeting of the QVRRDF is Nov. 15 at Noon

The Annual General Meeting of The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation is set for Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Noon in the main conference room at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

Members of the general public are welcome to attend this public meeting of the QVRRDF.

Annual election of officers and board members will also take place at the AGM.

For more information please email info@fluvarium.ca

The Fluvarium is hiring experienced bartender/banquet server


The Fluvarium is hiring experienced bartender/banquet server

Do you enjoy the night life? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you excel at superb customer service? The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation is presently seeking an experienced bartender/banquet server.

The QVRRDF through education, advocacy and stewardship inspires the protection, conservation and enhancement of freshwater ecosystems of the Northeast Avalon region of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The QVRRDF operates The Suncor Energy Fluvarium as a public centre for environmental excellence. Our catering operations help support this mandate.

Reporting directly to the Catering Manager, you would be operating The Fluvarium’s bar as needed during catering functions. Our functions range from weddings and business events to Christmas parties and fundraising events.

This posting is for a casual part-time position. Hours will vary and include, day, evening, nights, weekends.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serving drinks to a variety of customers.
  • Mixing drinks as required.
  • Operating a cash register.
  • Balancing the opening/closing cash reports.
  • Cleaning and maintaining the bar.
  • Serving food during functions.
  • Washing dishes as required.
  • Other related duties.

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Standing for extended periods

Personal Suitability

  • Excellent oral communication
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Organized
  • Client focus
  • Initiative

Specific Skills

  • Organize and set up bar
  • Clean bar area and wash glassware
  • Inform customers regarding contents of cocktails or other drinks
  • Collect cash, credit/debit cards or other payment for beverages
  • Record and balance beverage sales
  • Store beverage and food products
  • Enforce provincial/territorial liquor legislation and regulations
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
  • Prepare mixed drinks, wine, draft or bottled beer and non-alcoholic beverages

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Experience1 year to less than 2 years
  • Serve Smart certification considered an asset
  • First Aid certification considered an asset

How to apply:

  • By email to Antoine Harding at aharding@fluvarium.ca
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No phone calls please.

“All Shook Up” Opening Night Gala – Nov. 10


“All Shook Up” Opening Night Gala – Nov. 10

Make your night extraordinary and attend the pre-show Gala with hors d’oeuvres, wine, and hot beverages. “The Party Bus” will chauffer all guests to All Shook Up Herald AdThe Arts and Culture Center for, All Shook Up, the main event. Post musical, guests are chauffeured back to The Fluvarium for desserts, coffee, and the opportunity to converse with the cast and producers of the show.

All Shook Up Opening Night Gala at The Fluvarium November 10th, 2016. Tickets are $100 with a $40 charitable tax receipt.

All Shook Up, The Musical, is brought to you by The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation, in co-operation with the Stoker’s Group of Rotary, and the Cultural Affairs Division of the Dept. of Tourism, Recreation and Culture, and is taking place November 10thCoast-Classic-Hits13th at The Arts and Culture Center.

Tickets are limited; call today to purchase at 754-3474 or email info@fluvarium.ca
Can’t make the gala. Get tickets for an alternative night to All Party Bus NL logoShook Up by visiting the Arts and Culture Centre online box office. Tickets for the show are $38 for adults and $32 for students and seniors.

 

 


More info:

The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation, in co-operation with the Stoker’s Group of Rotary, and the Cultural Affairs Division of the Dept. of Tourism, Recreation and Culture, are producing the musical All Shook Up from November 10 to November 13, 2016 at the Arts and Culture Centre.

Proceeds from this production will support the Foundation’s projects and initiatives. It is through educating “the next generation” that we are making a significant contribution to the preservation of our environment – especially our water resources.

You are invited to participate in an opening night gala on November 10, 2016. Beginning with a pre-performance reception at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, wine and hot beverages following which guests will be chauffeured to and from the Arts and Culture Centre by The Party Bus. After the performance guests will gather for desserts and coffee to meet some of the cast and producers at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

The QVRRDF is a not-for-profit, charitable organization formed in 1985 to restore and enhance the area along Rennie’s River and Quidi Vidi Lake. Through education, advocacy and stewardship the Foundation continues to inspire the protection, conservation and enhancement of freshwater ecosystems. The QVRRDF operates The Suncor Energy Fluvarium as a public centre for environmental excellence.

 

The Winners of the 28th Annual Duck Race are…


The Winners of the 28th Annual Duck Race are…

The Winners of the 28th Annual Duck Race held on Sept. 25, 2016 are as follows:

The Early Bird Draw (drawn August 29) winners were:

1610 – Cody

0766 -Demi.

Winners for the day of the Race were Ticket numbers:

First place – 0246 “Maya Neesha” Rennie Duck Race 2016

Second place – 1777 “Penalope”

Third Place – 0527 “Liam”

Fourth Place – 1874 “Lucky Duck”

Fifth Place – 2113 “Angel”

Sixth Place – 2104 “Seamus”

Seventh Place – 2782 “Irene”

Eighth Place – 1766 “Martin”

Ninth Place – 1708 “Tutu Duck”

Tenth Place – 0027 “Tom”

 

Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thanks to all our sponsors for making this another successful year.

The Fluvarium is hiring a Communications/Fundraising Manager


The Fluvarium is hiring a Communications/Fundraising Manager

Communications/Fundraising Manager

Do you have a creative mind? Like to network? Have a love for the Environment? The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation is presently seeking a Communications/Fundraising Manager.

The QVRRDF through education, advocacy and stewardship inspires the protection, conservation and enhancement of freshwater ecosystems of the Northeast Avalon region of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The QVRRDF operates The Suncor Energy Fluvarium as a public centre for environmental excellence.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, you would take the lead in marketing the many aspects of The Fluvarium’s products and services. Help run and maximize the exposure on all of our internal and joint events. You would be responsible to attend networking events, apply for funds, communications and assisting the general manager as needed.

This posting is for a salaried full-time position.

Responsibilities will include:

  • General marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media management
  • Proposal and grant writing
  • Attend Networking Events
  • Assisting with the running of internal events
  • Managing a small marketing budget
  • Promote and represent the foundation and its causes

Skills, interests and qualities of the ideal candidate include:

  • Have superior drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to generate and work within budgets
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • An ability to work with minimal supervision
  • A well-organized team player
  • Ability to motivate and manage others
  • Willingness to work both weekday, weekend and day and evening shifts
  • A degree in Communications, Public Relations or Marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the fields of communications and/or fundraising

Resumes and cover letter should be forwarded via email to gm@fluvarium.ca Please, no telephone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Get your Duck Race Tickets Today!


Get your Duck Race Tickets Today!

The 28th Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race is just around the corner. Do you have your ducks in a row?

Help the ducklings get across the finish line! Visit an RBC branch orWinning Ducks The Suncor Energy Fluvarium today to purchaser your tickets for a chance to win one of three prizes!

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and be sure to come out  on race day, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 and cheer on your duck as it travels from the Stephen Herder Memorial Bridge to the finish line.

Don’t forget about The Free Family Fun Day, with a bouncy castle, barbecue, face painting, sticky toffee pudding and music!

Visit our Duck Race page for more info.

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