St. Peter’s Community Council would like to wish President Keila Hebert and members of her executive for another successful St. Peter’s Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming. This year being the 35th Anniversary of the Festival is a remarkable milestone for the organization.
Chairman: Ron MacInnis, Councillors: Brenda Gillis Curran, Gordon MacLean, Gerry MacKinnon and Jason Shephard. Administrator: Mary Burge.
Blueberry Festival: Look for Parks Canada activities at the Blueberry Festival! There will be special interpretive programs at Greenwich, a children’s day activity booth and a Parks Canada float in the parade!
Beach Supervision at Greenwich:
Surf guards are on duty daily at Greenwich Beach from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, until August 20th.
Greenwich Interpretation Centre: What’s Happening?
This summer, the travelling exhibit Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island is on display at the Greenwich Interpretation Centre. This award-winning interactive exhibition brings the history of the Mi’kmaq of PEI to life through artifacts, pictures, audio stories and music.
Also, a special performance of A’tuken / Tell Stories / Raconter des histoires will be held at the Greenwich Interpretation Centre on Monday, August 7th from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. This interactive program encourages visitors to discover the rich culture of the Mi’kmaq people through story, song and dance.
The interpretation centre is open daily until September 15th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is included in the free Parks Canada Discovery Pass in celebration of Canada’s 150 anniversary throughout 2017. You can pick up your complimentary pass on your first visit to the park.
Parking and Tips for Visiting:
To continue to ensure the best possible experience for your visit to the PEI National Park, we’d like to remind you of a few helpful parking tools and tips.
- Use the new online parking tool, PEINow (www.parkscanada.gc.ca/peinow) to gauge parking availability and plan your trip! The beach and trails in Greenwich have been quite busy with lots of visitors discovering these hidden gems, particularly throughout weekends. Plan accordingly!
- Signup for Bamtext Alerts by texting “OPT IN” to (902)-200-4499 to receive text messages about parking updates as well as daily activities and special events
- Remember that roadside parking is illegal and obey no parking and tow zone signage. Roadside parking can present a significant safety hazard.
For more information on activities and events in PEI National Park, check out our website atwww.pc.gc.ca/pei and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ParksCanadaPEI) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/PEInationalpark).
Food Drive to Benefit St Peter’s Community
Please bring in your non-perishable food items to
St Peter’s Complex, 1968 Cardigan Road. Collection Box is in the Lobby.
Contact 902-628-6262 ext. 6241 for more information. Anyone requesting items from the Loan Cupboard must have a referral from medical personnel; i.e, Doctor., Physio Therapist, Nurse Practitioner. etc. For further information contact (902) 628- 6262. extension 6241.We would like to thank the Community of St. Peters and surrounding areas for their patience during our move. We are now located upstairs in the complex and look forward to continuing to serve you with all of your needs. Please use the main entrance to access our facility. Please contact Elsie Russell at 902 739-2011, or Betty Mackenzie at 902 961-2620 for further information. We look forward to continuing to help you with all your needs.
Parks Canada is excited to see so many visitors enjoying the newly opened Greenwich Dunes trail! We encourage Islanders and travellers from afar to discover this hidden gem and bring a friend!
The washrooms at the Greenwich trailhead are now open. Facilities at the main beach complex are open and the surfguards start at Greenwich Beach on June 30th. The Greenwich Interpretive Centre is open daily, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from June 14th to September 15th.
Make sure to check out some of the interpretation activities taking place at Greenwich this summer:
Greenwich Trails: Uncover the secrets of PEI’s highest dunes with one of our guides extraordinaire! Meet at Trail Head. English on Monday’s 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. French on Friday’s 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
Discovery Zone: Get your hands on some fun, interactive activities that explore the treasures of PEI National Park at the Greenwich Interpretive Centre. English on Thursday’s and Sunday’s from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. French on Friday’s from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
A’tuken / Tell Stories / Raconter des histoires: Discover the rich culture of the Mi’kmaq people through story, song and dance. Greenwich Interpretation Centre; July 31 and August 7 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
For more information on activities and events in PEI National Park, check out our website at www.pc.gc.ca/pei and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/ParksCanadaPEI) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/PEInationalpark/).
The Trans Canada Trail in conjunction with The Community of St. Peter’s Bay, is having a grand celebration on Saturday, August 26, 2017. This is to celebrate the full connection of the Great Trail and Canada’s 150th on our Section of the Trail.
Volunteers needed for Red Cross Loan Cupboard St. Peters Bay Complex.
Contact 902-628-6262 ext. 6241 for more information. Anyone requesting items from the Loan Cupboard must have a referral from medical personnel; i.e, Doctor., Physio Therapist, Nurse Practitioner. etc. For further information contact (902) 628- 6262. extension 6241.
We would like to thank the Community of St. Peters and surrounding areas for their patience during our move. We are now located upstairs in the complex and look forward to continuing to serve you with all of your needs. Please use the main entrance to access our facility. Please contact Elsie Russell at 902 739-2011, or Betty Mackenzie at 902 961-2620 for further information. We look forward to continuing to help you with all your needs.
It has been a privilege for His Place Ministries to serve the Community of St. Peters Bay for the last three and a half years. We want to say a big THANK YOU to Jim MacAulay and Mary Burge, for their support and care for this community. Their assistance to us has meant a great deal.
-Sincerely, Paul & Darlene O’Brien
The replacement of the floating boardwalk on the Greenwich Dunes Trail is almost complete and all trails are expected to reopen on Friday, June 2. Crews have completed installing the handrails on the boardwalk and are finishing stringing cable wires through the posts to form the protective barrier. They are also in the process of cleaning up any damage on the gravel portion of the trail. Until it reopens, we ask visitors to please respect the barriers and signage and remain off the closed trail – it is still a construction zone and there is heavy machinery still operating on site. During this time, visitors are welcome to access the beach through the Greenwich Beach facility. The washrooms are open on June 13 and the surf-guards will start on June 30. The Greenwich Interpretive Centre will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., June 14 to September 15.
For more information on the Greenwich area of PEI National Park, please visit the Parks Canada website (pc.gc.ca), follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or call (902)-672-6350.