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TWILLINGATE IS KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE 2020!
On August 15, 2020, we became Kraft Hockeyville 2020 Winners! Our community will receive $250K in arena upgrades and have the opportunity to host an @NHL Pre-Season Game! Thank you to everyone, near and far, who supported our little town. We may be tiny but our fan base is huge! THANK YOU! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=311991470040181&extid=IMy2EA0yn6s0mRw1https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=308065193621738&extid=QrzL4SlmzVWqlEZ3
Twillingate Secures Top 4 Position for Kraft Hockeyville 2020! #krafthockeyvilletwillingate
We are one step closer to being crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2020! Thanks to everyone for sharing your passion for Twillingate and the George. What a rally! As a top 4 winner, we’ve already secured $25,000 for stadium upgrades and $10,000 to purchase brand new hockey equipment for our minor hockey programs. Amazing! Now let’s go for $250,000 in upgrades to our beloved George! Voting begins August 14th at 9 am. Let’s do this!! #krafthockeyvilletwillingate
Town’s COVID-19 Message
Until further notice, effective immediately due to the ongoing concern over COVID-19, the Town of Twillingate will be taking the following precautionary measures to help protect the health of our community: All events, programming and rentals at George Hawkins Memorial Arena are cancelled and/or postponed. The Town Office is open to the public. To enter, please knock on the door. The entrance will remain locked, and one customer will be permitted in at a time. Public Works Depot are closed to the public. Residents are encouraged to communicate with staff via phone and/or email and payments can be made on-line or by mail. We are prioritizing the health and safety of our residents and staff and strongly encourage everyone to do the same. Please follow the guidelines as set out by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador by visiting the following website: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. As per these guidelines, if you recently…
FUNDING ANNOUNCED IN 2019
In 2019, the Town of Twillingate was awarded over $2.93 Million in grants & funded projects. Here’s a list of what’s been awarded: $2.8 million in Municipal Capital Works funding to replace 1.7 km of the main waterline on the South Side. $15,000 in Municipal Capital Works funding to assess the Town’s water tank. Over $30,000 in Special Assistance Grants to assist with emergency needs. $15,000 from the Community Healthy Living Fund for the Recreation Director position. A $16,000 Job Creation Partnership. A $42,000 Community Employment Enhancement project. $8,500 from the Community Healthy Living Fund for the ball field and summer sports program equipment If you have questions about the funding listed above, you are encouraged to contact the Town Office.
COUNCIL ADOPTS 2020 BUDGET
At a public meeting of Council on December 9th, 2019, Council adopted a balanced budget of $2,667,743 for 2020. In developing this year’s budget, Council established the following goals: 1) Upgrade equipment/infrastructure, 2) Modernize & increase service level, 3) Increase communication & transparency, 4) Develop/update policies, 5) Increase the Town’s role in economic development, 7) Address concerns about abandoned and dilapidated properties in the community, and 8) Simplify the business tax structure. Here are a few highlights from the budget: Electronic bill payment via Scotiabank will be introduced in 2020, allowing residents and businesses to pay their Town bills through their online banking platform. Senior Citizens on fixed income (current accounts only) will be eligible to pay their taxes over the full calendar year avoiding interest charges. Eligible individuals are encouraged to apply at the Town Office. Seasonal adjustments to water/sewer and waste management for vacant properties will no longer…
*POST-PONED* Legends of Hockey presents: “Wendel Clark & Friends”
Come out and cheer on your local Combines as they faceoff against Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Wendel Clark, and other former NHL greats! All proceeds will be used to support our recreation programs and facilities in Twillingate and surrounding area. Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Time: Doors open – 6:00pm, Warm-up – 6:30pm, Game time – 7:00pm Location: George Hawkins Memorial Arena For Tickets Contact: Town of Twillingate – 884-2438 – 25 Toulinquet St. (Cash or Cheque only) Ticket Prices: Game admission (Adult) – $30.00 Game admission (Children under 12) – $20.00 Post-Game Reception (19+) – $30.00 *Package: Game admission & Post-Game Reception (19+) – $55.00 Dressing room/Intermission Passes – SOLD OUT