Mayor’s Message


Mayoral Proclamation for National Volunteer Week

April 23 to 29, 2017

Whereas, 12.7 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 2 billion volunteer hours per year; and

Whereas, volunteers in New-Wes-Valley mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, and fund raise for our charitable organizations through groups such as our Lions Clubs, various Church Groups and numerous other organizations; and

Whereas, New-Wes-Valley’s volunteers are young, old, families, workers, retirees, men and women of all ages and backgrounds; and

Whereas, the collective result of the work done by our city’s volunteers is that New-Wes-Valley is a more desirable place to live; and

Whereas, organizations in New-Wes-Valley that rely on volunteers including such fundamental organizations as the Recreation Commission that organizes our annual Crab Festival, the Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Hospital that provides healthcare to the region, the Kittiwake Social Club, the driving force behind a proposed Community Centre that will service the needs of our residents, encompassing those with intellectual & physical disabilities, mental health issues, as well as our seniors and youth; and

Whereas, volunteers play a critical role in our Volunteer Fire Department, spending personal time attending calls as well as numerous hours of tireless work maintaining the vehicles and equipment; and

Whereas, volunteers of any and all organizations that put in their time, talents and efforts into making our town a place to be proud of, a place where we can raise our children to thrive and flourish and in turn become responsible citizens giving back to the community their own personal gift of time.

Now, therefore, I, Grant Burry, Mayor of the Town of
New-Wes-Valley, do hereby proclaim April 23 to 29, 2017, as National Volunteer Week, and urge my fellow citizens to recognize the crucial role played by all volunteers in our community and thank them for their dedication and service.

Town of New Wes Valley’s Council is pleased to announce that Pamela Preston has been appointed as their new Chief Administrative Officer.

Leading a team of 14 exceptional full- time, part-time and seasonal employees, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Pamela Preston serves as the most senior employee and is responsible to Town Council for the effective and efficient operation of the town. All departments report to the CAO.

“Mrs. Preston is a seasoned executive who brings exemplary
credentials and over 15 years of extensive leadership and
financial experience. Pam is no stranger to a Leadership role,
having served as a Bank Manager in the Atlantic Provinces for 13
years. Previously Pam also held various roles leadership roles
and has served on numerous boards throughout the province.”

Mayor Burry
Town of New-Wes-Valley

“The Town of New-Wes-Valley is a great organization, with great
people doing great things for our community. I am excited to be
working collaboratively with town staff, town council and
members of our community as we continue to position New Wes
Valley as a progressive, innovative and dynamic town.”

Pam Preston
CAO – Town of New-Wes-Valley

Welcome to the Town of New-Wes-Valley, located 90 kms from the Gambo overpass on the TransCanada Highway. Route 320, the ‘Road to the Shore’, will direct you to our beautiful town.

New-Wes-Valley was incorporated in 1992 when the communities of Valleyfield, Badger’s Quay, Pool’s Island, Brookfield, Wesleyville, Pound Cove, Templeman, & Newtown amalgamated. Our current population stands at approximately 2500.

Our main industry is derived from the fishery, with Beothic Fish Processors Ltd. providing employment for approximately 40% of the towns residents. Make an appointment and take a tour of one of the most modern production facilities in Atlantic Canada.

While visiting our town, enjoy our scenic beauty, rugged coast lines, ice bergs, whales, berry picking grounds, walking trails, and much, much more.

During the tourism season, you will surely find something to attract your attention and give you a real sense of the tradition of our town. We invite you to visit the renown Barbour Living Heritage Village with Dinner Theatre, the Bonavista North Regional Museum, the old style churches, fishing stages, and many other sites the town has to offer.

In July, take part in our ‘Annual Crab Festival’, a week filled with fabulous food and entertainment. Enjoy the Miss Teen New-Wes-Valley Pageant, Bingo, Dancing, Local Entertainment, Carnival Day, Traditional Home Cooked Meals………the list goes on!!!!

You will find accommodations in our town very relaxing, with the management and staff providing you with great hospitality and service.

We invite you to visit our town and share in our heritage. We are confident that you will return home with fond and loving memories of our area and our residents……………….. with plans to return again.

Grant Burry