Community Meeting Tonight

Community Meeting will be taking place tonight at Marystown Hotel Boardroom, a Community meeting will be starting at 7:00 PM, it is open to the public.

Find out information about Entering Bambina Newfoundland, Become a Special Volunteer, Safety Marshal or just ask general questions about the event.

Third Stage Operations Training Night

Tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM we will be starting our third class of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program.

The class will start at 7 pm and run approximately two hours each class.

Held in Classroom L201 at the Murphy Centre (building L).

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.

The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guests 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 will be made 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; volunteer@targanl.com.

The 2nd Annual Tom Hollett Memorial Bambina is Coming Soon

Organizers, Volunteers, Competitors, and Communities,

We are just six weeks away from the 2nd Targa Bambina. The schedule is finalized (set out below) and Mark Williams has completed 7-day on-course review of all Bambina stages. We have as a result, made some adjustments and clarifications to the course and developed a new and clearer course corner description diagram (immediately below). The route book is now in preparation and only the green check remains.

 

This week we will be holding both organizational and public meetings in Marystown and further meetings with Marystown, Burin and the remaining communities that are hosting the Bambina.

The Community Meeting will be taking place on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Location for the meeting is at Marystown Hotel and starting at 7:00 PM, it is open to the general public.

So, the schedule is set, the course ready and the lunches are in place.  The individual menus will be confirmed this week.

Competitors and volunteers will be in for a special treat on Saturday.  The leg will be ending at Smugglers Cove, Tom Hollett’s revitalized dream entertainment center. You will be very impressed by this totally revamped facility.  In addition, we will be coordinated with Marystown to ensure we provide a special July 1st Canada Day celebration.  This will be including the demo runs in Marystown to be held in the evening after the end of the leg.

We are still accepting volunteers to help with the community stages and functions, join us and help make this Burin Canada Day weekend extra special for all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Giannou

President

Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited

Second Class of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program

This evening at 7:00 PM we will be starting our second class of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program.
The class will start at 7 pm and run approximately two hours each class.
Held in Classroom L216 at the Murphy Centre (building L).
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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.
The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guests 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 will be made 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; volunteer@targanl.com.

Husband and Wife Racing Through Life…

Written by: Erin Crant

We are a husband and wife duo who competed in the inaugural Targa Bambina over the Canada Day weekend 2017. My husband, Justin Crant, knew right away that he wanted to compete. Little did I know, the wheels were turning in his head and he wanted ME to be his navigator? We’ve done TSD rally before and let’s just say it didn’t go so well!

Justin has been racing in Targa Newfoundland since 2010, so he is a seasoned driver and navigator. I, on the other hand, was a total rookie. Was I nervous? Of course! I wanted to do well and make the proper calls – I’d never live it down if I did. Luckily, I surprised both of us and we held our own against some super-powered cars.

What was my experience like? The camaraderie that developed between the teams during Bambina was great; the experienced teams befriended many of the rookies and gave some competition tips and tricks. The volunteers were great! If I had to describe them in three words – happy, helpful, and friendly.

What was my most memorable moment? The scenery along the coast of Garnish; it was spectacular, even if only a blur at speeds of 150 km/hour.

Would I do Targa Bambina again? In a heartbeat! I had so much fun and would recommend it to anyone, especially those thinking of competing in the week-long event. Bambina gives you a little taste of Targa Newfoundland. We’ve already signed up for 2018 and are counting down the days.

This year, we will be competing in our 2004 BMW M3 Convertible. Here’s to many more racing adventures as Husband and Wife!