Public Service Announcement

Happy Valley Day 77th Anniversary

Information for the Public

Release Date: September 26th, 2020

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay advises that on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at a 10:00 AM ceremony, Deputy Mayor Bert Pomeroy along with Councillor Jackie Compton Hobbs and Councillor Lori Dyson Edmunds signed an official Proclamation declaring September 26th, 2020 as “Happy Valley Day.”

September 26th, 2020 marks the 77th Anniversary of the founding of Happy Valley. On September 26th, 1943 John Broomfield, Gilbert Saunders, and Thorwald Perrault along with their respective families settled at what was to be named Happy Valley.

Following the Proclamation Signing, Councillor Jackie Compton Hobbs and Councillor Lori Dyson drew names for winners in the Happy Valley Day Trivia Contest.The Winners are listed below in no particular order:

Dianne Webber – $100.00 Gift Card from Woodwards C-Store

Denise Rumbolt – $100.00 Gift Card from Woodwards C-Store

Clara Carroll – $100.00 Gift Card from Woodwards C-Store

Roxanne Dyson – $100.00 Gift Card from Northmart

Amy Martin – $100.00 Gift Card from Northmart

Robin Hillier – $100.00 Gift Card from Northmart


Congratulations to the winners, in total there were 27 entries to the Trivia Contest with all entries having the correct answers. Below are the questions along with the correct answers:

  1. What was the original name before becoming Happy Valley? – Refugee Cove
  2. What was the founding date? – September 26, 1943
  3. Who were the families that founded Happy Valley? –

John Broomfield,  Gilbert Saunders, Thorwald Perrault (and respective families)

  1. Who was the first Mayor of Happy Valley? – Leon Cooper
  2. Who is the current Mayor? Wilson (Wally) Andersen


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns related to physical distancing Happy Valley Fest – Seniors Fun Day will not be taking place this year at Kinsmen Park.