July 20, 2018
Tely 10 Road Closures
The annual Tely 10 Mile Road Race will once again kick off in Paradise. The Tely 10 is Newfoundland's premier road race, and is believed to be the third oldest road race in Canada and one of the oldest in North America.

The annual Tely 10 Mile Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, 2018 and starts in the Town of Paradise before running through Mount Pearl and St. John's. As part of the Tely 10 Road Race, residents and participants are advised of the following road closures in Paradise:
  • McNamara Drive is closed 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Topsail Road, from St. Thomas Line to Paradise Road, is closed 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Topsail Road, from Paradise Road to Kenmount Road access, is closed 7:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Please note that traffic will not be permitted on or across the above noted sections of road during these closures. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience these closures may cause.
Adams Pond Trail Work
The Town of Paradise is advising residents that work is scheduled to begin on Adams Pond Trail on July 20, 2018. The work is for Phase III of the trail and includes approximately 700 meters of trail development. The public are reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause.
SunSplash Sponsorship Opportunity
The Town is looking for sponsors for our SunSplash Paddle in Paradise festival happening August 12 to 19. SunSplash includes popular annual community events like Family Fun Day, the Paddle in Paradise Dragon Boat Festival, Outdoor Movie Night, and our Concert in Paradise Park.

By sponsoring the Town's premier summer festival your company will gain considerable exposure while helping to bring our community together for fun summer activities. There are several different sponsorship opportunities available that can be tailored to your goals and budget. Please contact the Department of Recreation & Leisure Services at 709-782-3570 or email to learn more and get involved.
Rovers SAR Donation and Fundraising Challenge
Rovers Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization that provide an important service to the entire Northeast Avalon region. To support their important work, the Town of Paradise is allocating $5,000 towards the Rovers Search and Rescue (SAR) fundraising campaign for a new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) equipped with an infrared camera.

The Town is proud to support the Rovers Search and Rescue in their fundraising efforts and is issuing a challenge to all neighbouring municipalities to help support their fundraising project for new equipment. For full information, please visit our website. To contribute to the Rovers SAR fundraising campaign, visit their  website.
Summer Youth Events
If you're between the ages of 13 and 18, you're invited to take part in our Youth Field Trips and Special Events! Already this year we have gone on several amazing field trips! We have also hosted parties, events and competitions. The remaining events that we have planned for this summer include:  360 Wheel Gymnastics (July 25);  St. John's Haunted Hike (August 1); and a  Bell Island Mine Tour (August 8).  Check out full details on these Youth Field Trips and Special Events on our website , or email  for additional information.
Pride Week in Paradise
Mayor Dan Bobbett declared July 15 - 21 as Pride Week in the Town of Paradise. The Town supports the tradition of Pride Week to help maintain visibility for members of the LGBTQ communities in the Town and province. This week provides an opportunity for us to celebrate our differences, while recognizing that we become enriched when different voices, experiences, and identities are respected and represented. To help celebrate Pride Week, we have also painted picnic tables at Town Hall and Paradise Park in Pride Colours for the public to enjoy. 

We encourage residents to celebrate the values of inclusion and respect this week and all year-round.
Topsail Road Detour for Paving Operations Update
Residents are advised that due to weather conditions, the Topsail Road detours originally planned for the week of July 16 have been rescheduled for the week of July 23. Effective Monday, July 23, the following detour routes are in place on Topsail Road, in the area from St. Thomas Line to Carlingford Street (see map for detour routes):
  • In the morning, eastbound traffic will flow through Topsail Road until 9 a.m., at which time eastbound traffic will be detoured through Spracklin Blvd.
  • Westbound traffic on Topsail Road will be detoured through Carlingford Street throughout the day. In the afternoon, starting at 4 p.m., the additional detour will close, and westbound traffic may proceed through Topsail Road.

These detour routes are needed to accommodate the final paving operations of the Phase IV Topsail Road Widening project. They are expected to be in place for approximately one week. The Town has several traffic calming measures in place along the detour routes. During construction, the public is reminded to proceed with caution and to reduce speeds in construction zones and detour routes.


The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. For full information on the detours and traffic calming measures, please visit our website.
Korean War Ceremony
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and the active fighting ended on July 27, 1953 with the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement. Approximately 7,000 Canadians continued to serve in tense operations between the signing of the Armistice and the end of 1955. Each year a memorial is held on the last Sunday in July to remember those who lost their lives and to honour the bravery of our Canadian soldiers.

Join us Sunday, July 29 at 10:55 a.m. at the Town Hall War Memorial as we honour and remember our Canadian heroes who served in the Korean War. For more information and to lay a wreath during the ceremony, please call 709-782-6290 or email.
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