Special General Meeting – July 21

We’re hosting a special general meeting to fill three interim seats on our Board! Join us on July 21 to meet like-minded community members and help shape the future of Happy City St. John’s.

Location: Online

To attend the meeting, please register in advance to get the virtual meeting link here: https://forms.gle/KAMo17wmsE2zRbyCA
*Please register by 5pm on Tuesday, July 20.

INTERIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

If you wish to apply for an interim board of directors position, please fill out the form at the following link: https://happycity.typeform.com/to/ZAYRqm

About the Role
Board members are a key part of shaping and executing the work of Happy City St. John’s. They serve a two-year term and meet at least monthly, with additional committee meetings to plan for and implement events and campaigns.

Members of the Board are encouraged to bring forward ambitious ideas for Happy City projects and are given the opportunity to work with our energetic team to bring those ideas to fruition.

Board members are expected to attend at least 50% of board meetings, unless accommodations are agreed upon by the Chair.

Happy City St. John’s has an active volunteer board, and members should expect to spend at least 5-10 hours per month on Happy City duties.

These positions are interim, meaning that you will serve until our next Annual General Meeting in October. You would then be free to apply for re-election, or you may choose to not seek re-election.

Who Should Apply?
We are seeking board members with diverse experiences who have a passion for making their community a better place. All levels and kinds of expertise and lived experience are welcome.

Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We would be particularly interested in self-nominations from people who are members of designated groups including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (2SLGBTQIA+). We believe these citizens’ experiences must be at the center of the work we do and hence strongly encourage nominations from people with these identities to apply.

How Does It Work?
Individuals self-nominate by completing an online form. Anyone can stand for election, except for candidates or elected officials for municipal, provincial, or federal office. The election of new Board members takes place on Wednesday, July 21 at Happy City’s SGM. Members vote to elect candidates at the SGM following the introductions of all candidates and all candidates must attend the SGM.

Submit your application by 4 pm on Friday, July 16. 

Happy City St. John’s is Hiring!

Happy City is hiring three Canada Summer Job positions to support the organization’s Summer and Fall activities!

Please note that these positions are funded by Service Canada and candidates must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We would be particularly interested in applications from youth who are members of designated groups including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQIA2S+).

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Jane’s Walks 2021

Jane’s Walks is a series of free, citizen-led neighbourhood tours that help people discover unseen, under-celebrated, and unique stories about their community. Due to COVID-19, all Jane’s Walks for Newfoundland and Labrador can be enjoyed from home by visiting our website at www.happycity.ca or our Facebook Page and will be offered in video, audio, interactive webinar, and visual formats.

Become a Jane’s Walks Lead!

We are looking for people to share a story from their past or show a hidden talent in the arts, give a guided audio tour through their favourite neighbourhoods, or share their knowledge on the history of a personal treasure. This year we want to not only hear about the beautiful place we all call home, but learn about the people that live in it.

Now more than ever, we need to feel connected to one another and Jane’s Walks has provided you with the perfect opportunity. Together we can explore our city and share our stories through social distancing while bringing a little peace and distraction into the homes of neighbours, family and friends.

Want to lead a Jane’s Walk? Check out our Guide for Walk Leads, and email happcitysj@gmail.com to confirm your topic!

Jane’s Walks 2021

Please note that we will continue to update this list as walks are released!

Historic St. John’s told through the Viewfinder of a Student (Part 1 & Part 2)
Walk lead: Chris Peters & NL Studies 2025 class
Format: Video (Part 1 & Part 2)
Release date: May 21, 2021

Re-imagining Elizabeth Ave.
Walk lead: Elizabeth Yeoman
Format: PDF
Release date: May 21, 2021

Prescott Street
Walk lead: Bob Hallett
Format: Blog Post
Release date: May 23, 2021

St. John’s Ecclesiastical District
Walk leads:
John Fitzgerald, Robert Pitt, and Heather MacLellan
Format:
Live Jane’s Walk video and Q&A
Release date: May 25, 2021

Changing Landscapes: The Natural Heritage of Long Pong and Leary’s Brook
Walk lead: Scott Osmond
Format: ArcGIS Story Map
Release date: May 25, 2021

The Once and Future Libraries
Walk lead: Monique Tobin & Josh Smee
Format: Video
Release date: May 27, 2021

Triage of the Grace Hospital Lands: The Rebirth of a Neighbourhood
Walk lead: Dan Ficken
Format: Video and live discussion on Facebook 
Release date: 10:30am, June 5, 2021

Staying off the Arterials: Alternate Walking Routes through St. John’s
Walk lead: Josh Smee
Format: Video and live discussion on Facebook 
Release date: 3:00pm, June 6, 2021

 

Jane’s Walks 2020 

Check out the recordings of our 2021 walks! 

Envisioning stronger neighbourhoods through “Neighbouring’”

Walk lead: Neria Aylward, Trevor Hickey, and David Brake
Format: Zoom
Release date: May 6, 2020

 

The arts, theatre community, and how you can help after COVID-19

Walk lead: Grace MacDonald
Format: Video
Release date: May 8, 2020

 

The Southside Loop Scavenger Hunt Mission

Walk lead: Rilla and Margo Wilson
Format: Video + Scavenger Hunt Guide

Release date: May 9

 

Think like a designer: My landscape architecture journey

Walk lead: Victoria FitzGerald
Format: Video

Release date: May 13, 2020

 

The Impact of Development on the Heritage of Downtown St. John’s

Walk lead: Jerry Dick
Format: PDF
Release date: May 14, 2020

 

Commuting by active transportation: Exploring potential routes between schools, shops, workplaces and neighbourhoods

Walk lead: Elizabeth Yeoman
Format: Interactive Google Map
Release date: May 15, 2020

Vacant City St. John’s: Exploring the Possibilities

Walk lead: Josh Smee
Format: Video (Zoom Recording)

Release date: May 17, 2020, 10:00AM

 

The King George V Institute: An American Building in St. John’s and Ground Zero for Emergency Services, 1912-18

Walk lead: Heidi Coombs
Format: Zoom Recording

Release date: May 20, 2020, 7:00PM

 

A tour of the boats in our harbour

Walk lead: Peter Walsh
Format: PDF
Release date: May 22, 2020

A video of Petty Harbour

Walk lead: Todd Tremblett
Format: Video

Release date: May 26, 2020

A walk through Fogo Island

Walk lead: Sandy Crawford
Format: Video

Release date: May 27, 2020

The Hidden Stroll

Walk lead: Grant V. Genova
Format: Facebook Live

Release date: May 30, 2020

Changing Landscapes: The Natural Heritage of Long Pond and Leary’s Brook

Walk lead: Scott Osmond
Format: Interactive website

Release date: June 9, 2020