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

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 All Shook Up Herald Adproducing 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 Coast-Classic-Hits1985 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 Party Bus NL logoenvironmental excellence.

Tickets to these opening night festivities are $100 each and include a charitable income tax receipt for $40.

Ticket availability is limited. To reserve tickets please contact Wandalee Porter at wlporter@fluvarium.ca or 754-FISH (754-3474)

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

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!

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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2016 Annual Fish Fry tickets on sale now at The Fluvarium

AntoineJoin us on the eve of the Royal St. John’s Regatta at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. with seating at 5:30 p.m. for a feed of Mussels, Artic Char and salad. And don’t forget The Fluvarium’s signature dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding!

The food will be prepared by our Red Seal Chef Antoine Harding. And joining us for the first time bringing their Bluegrass and Old-Time County Music/ Folk music are Sherry Ryan and Andrea Munro.Sherry Ryan and Andrea Munro

Tickets are on sale now and space is limited. $40 for adults and $20 for children (12 and younger). Call 754-3474, email info@fluvarium.ca or drop in and visit us at 5 Nagle’s Place in the heart of Pippy Park.

More about the musicians:

Sherry Ryan and Andrea Monro have been playing music together for several years.  A love of sharing great stories and songs keeps these two multi instrumentalist singer/songwriters passionate about the music they  play and perform.  They also perform together in Flower Hill, a Bluegrass and Old-Time County Music/ Folk group with musicians Darren Browne and Dave Rowe.


Hungry for moose?

Stomach growling? The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is offering mouth-watering, fully prepared Moose Products. These “Heat & Eat” dinner solutions are not only delicious but affordable, too! Aside from the Moose Tourtière the succulent moose is served as pot roast, and pulled- great for tacos and wraps!  You won’t regret this delectable experience prepared by our very own Red Seal Chef, Antoine Harding. Call 754-3474 for more info.(While supplies last.)

Book now and save at The Fluvarium

The Fluvarium is offering a limited time discount on room rentals. Book and pay for your room rental between June 13 and July 29 and save 10%.Catering Promo Save an extra 2% if booked and paid for before July 2 when HST is scheduled to go up.

Give us a call at 754-3474 to book your event today!

Whether you need a space for a wedding, a business meeting or a celebration, we can work with you to help make your event special.

The Fluvarium catering department is run by our very own red seal chef Antoine Harding. Come and enjoy great food, free parking and beautiful views within Pippy Park.

Offer valid on new bookings and inquiries between June 13, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Fluvarium

Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day with a Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. or 12 noon or 2 p.m.!

Cost is $25.50 for adults and $14.50 for children 10 & under.

Limited seats available, get your tickets now by visiting The Fluvarium or calling 754-3474.

After your meal, families are invited to join our educators for Stories, Crafts and Feeding Time!

Earth Day Fair at The Fluvarium April 17

Earth Day Fair is on April 17 and runs from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION: In lieu of admission we are asking the public to bring a few pieces of gently used clothing items to donate to our Stitch & Switch* and/or a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Community Food Sharing Association.

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is hosting our annual Earth Day Fair and we would love to see you there!

There will be idea booths and family story time throughout the day as well as kids crafts, fish feeding time and critter talks.

Discover green ideas from local environmental organizations.  Great ideas and activities for adults, youth and families alike who want to take the next step or be inspired.

*Find out more about Stitch and Switch on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions about this event or would like to find out how to get involved:
Contact: Denise at 754-3474
or Jonathan at fluvarium@yahoo.ca

“Froglets“ The Fluvarium’s Parents and Tot Program

The program is NOW FULL for this season, we are taking wait listing for periodic drop in openings and future programs.

This spring 2016 program will take place every Monday from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. starting April 11 and run until June 13th, 2016.

Children ages 1-6 and their parents are invited to join us at The Fluvarium for our Froglets Program. We will walk and explore near Long Pond and Nagle’s Brook Hill, share stories, songs and watch for critters who call this their home.

Pre-registration is required. Limit of 10 families per session

The program will cost $11 per session and includes 1 adult and 1 child; each additional person will be an extra $3 fee.  Also offered is a season rate of $55; this rate will still include 1 adult and 1 child and the $3 fee for each additional person per day.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents and tots to have fun while learning about rivers, ponds and forests. We emphasize respect for nature and all its “critters” while encouraging gentle hands on discovery.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact:
754-3474 – kids@fluvarium.ca