Welcome to the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society.

The Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society works to collect, preserve, and display the heritage of our community.

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River Gold Community Group Celebrates 1st Anniversary!!

It’s been one year since the River Gold Community Group launched the River Gold 50/50 Lottery. We are celebrating a successful start to our partnership and would like to provide an update on our activities, and extend a special thank you to all those who have supported us!

The River Gold Community Group is a partnership amongst the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society, the Exploits Valley SPCA and the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association. It was created as a fundraising venture to support each of these community groups.

Although started as a bi-weekly 50/50 lottery, it was changed to a weekly event in March. Since the lottery began we have had 18 RIVER GOLD JACKPOT WINNERS with a total of $37,827.85 given away!!

In addition to the River Gold 50/50 lottery we have also initiated other events and activities to support our efforts. These include a multi-prize ticket draw; puzzle and framed picture sales; and a hockey, golf and softball tournament.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported our efforts in our first year, especially all the retailers who have allowed us to run the River Gold 50/50 Lottery at their locations. Also a big thank you to RBC for hosting the draw every Thursday afternoon and to Ibex for allowing us space to conduct our weekly counts.

Pictured below are some of the group volunteers and representatives proudly displaying a cheque showing the total JACKPOTS awarded in our first year.

It has been a great start, but that could not have happened without the tremendous support from the community. We will continue to grow the River Gold Community Group to support these deserving groups who’s work benefits the community and region.


For further information contact:

Dave Canning, Fundraising Director, River Gold Community Group
290-5113, rivergold@nl.rogers.com


Participating Locations:

BRIDE’S SNACK BAR                    GF DRUG STORE                      KELLY’S KORNER



DOMINION SMOKE SHOP             IBEX FUELS                                RICE’S CONVENIENCE


DYKE’S ESSO                              JIM’S RED & WHITE                      T & K CONVENIENCE




On 18 October, the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society made a presentation to the Economic Development, Tourism, and Heritage Committee of the Council of the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor. The presentation represented the society’s considered response to the Grand Falls House consultants’ report of 2015.

The GFWHS outlined a proposal for the site of Grand Falls House as an integrated heritage park, which could be called “Northcliffe Heritage Park” after the founder of the town and the builder of the mill.

The park would include the birch grove and Grand Falls House itself as a designated heritage property for guided tours and as a unique venue for numerous other public and private events. The house would be supported by a nearby interpretation centre, which would also become the new permanent home of the GFWHS. The interpretation centre would host displays and interpretive events related to the house, the mill, and the town itself. The centre would be open to the public year-round with a full program of heritage activities. The society identified the Mill Manager’s House as a probable candidate for this adaptive re-use, although there are other possibilities.

The GFWHS feels that this concept of “Northcliffe Heritage Park” will help to foreground and celebrate our unique heritage as Newfoundland’s first modern industrial town.

We thank the Council for the opportunity to make our case heard. We feel that our proposal received a full and attentive hearing from our councillors, and we thank them sincerely for that. We look forward to working more closely with the Town and the Grand Falls House Foundation to make our dream of an integrated  heritage park at Grand Falls House a reality for our town—-not only for visitors, but especially for residents, and for our children, for generations to come.




NOW AVAILABLE – 12″ by 18″ Grand Falls House puzzle, 300 pieces. (visit Store)


The River Gold Fundraiser provides many benefits including:

  • A chance to win a Cash Jackpot while helping to support some valuable community organizations.
  • Residents of Grand Falls-Windsor and the Exploits Region win through financial support for program and service delivery that support our health, heritage, animals, and the environment.
  • The participating locations win with increased traffic, and by taking pride in their generous community support.

Exploits River - Gorgs Park

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