Stage Operations Accreditation Program begins May 2nd,2018

Every spring Targa Newfoundland puts off its four-week safety training program for Special Volunteers who are planning on being out on the road with us for the Bambina Newfoundland on Canada Day long week and the entire week in September for Targa Newfoundland. This spring is no different, with the course beginning on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the Prince Philip Drive Campus of the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Class starts at 7 pm and runs approximately two hours each session. Held in Classroom L201 at the Murphy Centre (building L below).

13000313_10153522491896517_6030966913709943052_nThis four-week course is free. The course teaches the do’s and don’ts of being out on a live stage during the event, the proper way of securing a stage, setup of a stage, radio communications, emergency protocol and other associated topics relevant to Bambina/Targa Newfoundland. A certificate and license will be issued.

The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guest to follow up on specialized topics within the Stage Operations Accreditation Program. If you can’t make it to the in-class Stage Operations Accreditation Program, an online version is available.

If you are interested in volunteering with Bambina Newfoundland, Targa Newfoundland or maybe both events? Email Leah Dalton today to volunteer for 2018 season;

2018 Event Photographer

It is now official; Holyrood native Curtis Walsh will be the photographer for both Bambina and Targa Newfoundland events for 2018. Being a long time spectator of the Targa Newfoundland event has enriched his experience of capturing live action shots of hot rally vehicles zooming right before his camera lens.

Curtis Walsh

Curtis, what are your current hobbies?” asks David. “Well,” replies Curtis, “I am heavily involved in the local car scene since 2013. I attend most car shows such as the Drag Racing events at Eastbound, Capital Subaru – NL Subie Expo, the annual Hickman Show as well as the A&W lot nights on Kenmount Road, St. John’s. I also spend time fixing my Subaru STI and racing my dirtbike at the local MX track on the Avalon Peninsula.”

“In previous years Curtis, as a Targa spectator which was your favorite stage to capture photographs?” “Definitely the famous bridge in Brigus, the final stage!” he chuckled. To that, he added, ” I appreciate the opportunity to work with the competitors and their crew members as well as with the volunteers this year. The most fun part would be making new friends.”

Being directly involved in the Bambina and Targa events this year, Curtis will be on the stages capturing live shots against our beautiful summer/fall Newfoundland scenery for which we are famous for. Curtis’s work can be viewed on his Facebook page under “Curtis Walsh Media. He can be contacted directly by email to view or order any past Targa prints.



Targa Newfoundland Welcomes Third Generation of Managers

Targa Newfoundland is very proud to announce the appointment of Luke Frampton as Stage Operations Assistant Coordinator. Luke has been a volunteer with Targa Newfoundland since 2015; he was part of the timing personal on the Stage Operations Team eventually moving over as Stage Operations Commander. He has held this position for the past three years.

Luke will be working closely with Matt Dowden, Stage Ops Coordinator as they start planning the Stage Operations personnel for the upcoming Bambina and Targa Newfoundland.

Robert Giannou, President of Newfoundland International Motorsports stated; “In the events that Luke Frampton had participated in, he has shown himself to be an extremely able problem solver and very popular with the operations personnel. As one of the first representatives of the third generation of Targa managers, we are proud to have Luke on board.”

Luke Frampton Stage Operations Assistant Coordinator
Luke Frampton
Stage Operations Assistant Coordinator

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…Targa Newfoundland Schedule!

September Schedule 2018

Sept. 15th (Saturday) – St. John’s Area
Registration, Tech, Meetings and Evening Car show at Torbay, Jack Byrne Arena

Prologue, Sept. 16th (Sunday) – St. John’s Area
Flatrock, Bauline, Evening Car Show overnight in Torbay, Jack Byrne Arena

Leg One, Sept. 17th (Monday) – Burin Peninsula area
North Harbour, Black River, Garden Cove, Jean de Baie, Spanish Room, Rock Harbour, Evening Car Show, overnight in South Burin(Location to be decided).

Leg Two, Sept. 18th (Tuesday) – Burin Peninsula area
Baine Harbour, Rushoon, Parkers Cove, Boat Harbour, Petite Forte, Beau Bois, Evening Car Show, overnight in South Burin (Location to be decided).

Leg Three, Sept. 19th (Wednesday) – Burin Peninsula area
Frenchman’s Cove, Path End, Burin, Marystown, South Burin (Location to be decided).

Leg Four, Sept. 20th (Thursday) – Burin Peninsula area
Mooring Cove, Harbour Mille, Grand Le Pierre, English Harbour, Terrenceville, Evening Car Show overnight in Clarenville Event Center.

Leg Five, Sept. 21st (Friday) – Avalon North area
North West Brook, Colliers, Marysvale, Turks Gut, Brigus, with Finish on George St.