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.
Summer is just around the corner and that means that the 35th St. Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming is getting closer. This year we are bringing back an old favourite as well as adding a few new events.
Saturday, July 29 will see the return of the co-ed softball tournament. The festival wants to thank the Community of St. Peter’s for the upgrades to the ball field which will allow this event to take place within our own community. The Community is taking care of the extensive field repairs while the Festival is replacing the dugouts and fixing the backstop. The ball tournament will be followed Saturday night by a Pub Night which will be held at the St. Peter’s Complex. Also on Saturday, July 29 there will be a crokinole tournament, both singles and doubles, which will be held at the St Peter’s Complex. Don’t forget the annual Blueberry Festival Yard Sale!
Friday, August 4 will be Children’s day. This event is being revamped this year to create a carnival atmosphere with some events from previous years returning and new ones being added. Also, this year the Festival will be having events on Sunday, August 6. Further details on all these events will follow.
We have tried to change things up in response to the survey that was completed following last year’s festival. As everyone can imagine a festival of this size requires many volunteers to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Since we have expanded the festival this year we are seeking more volunteers to help us make the 35th a huge success. A big thank you to all that have volunteered in the past and we hope that you are still on board for helping out this year. To those that would like to help out please contact anyone of the festival committee members or send us a message on our Facebook page. Thank you from St. Peter’s Blueberry Festival Committee.
Planning continues for the 2017 St. Peter’s Blueberry Festival. All this time, we are trying to finalize events while also looking for chair people for several events. If you can help by chairing an event, or if you can even help with an event, we are always looking for volunteers. The festival takes a lot of hours and many hands make light work.
Also, as we’ve inidicated in previous postings, the vice-president position is currently vacant and we would like to fill this position. If you’re interested in helping with the St. Peter’s Blueberry Festival, please contact one of the executive or feel free to come to our next meeting. All meetings are posted on facebook. Do check us out!
St. Peters Community Council and Administrator would like to wish all our residents a Happy Mother’s Day. Best wishes from:
- Ron MacInnis, Chairman
- Jerry MacKinnon, Councillor
- Brenda Gillis Curran, Councillor
- Gordon MacLean, Councillor
- Jason Shephard, Councillor
- Mary Burge, Administrator
Construction crews are hard at work at Greenwich replacing the floating boardwalk. In Progress is the assembly of the 700th section of the aquatic boardwalk over Bowley pond. Crews now have 1/3 of the float components installed. Once the remainder of the floats are finished, the crews will begin work on the railing of the boardwalk and repairing any trail damage sustained in the construction.
The trails are expected to reopen by the end of May, but for those wishing to walk in the Greenwich area sooner, the main parking lot and beach access at Greenwich are still open and visitors are welcome to walk along the beach. Please be advised that the domestic animal prohibition for PEI National Park beaches is now in place (effective from April 1st to October 15th) so please refrain from bringing your pets with you!
If you have any questions or concerns about this work, please feel free to contact Jonathan Band, Project Manager at 902-940-0718.
St. Peter’s Community Council and administration would like to wish all our residents a “Happy Easter”. From all of us on the community council: Ron MacInnis, Jerry MacKinnon, Brenda Gillis Curran, Gordon MacLean and Jason Shepphard, and from our administrator, Mary Burge.
Celebrate this Easter with a heart filed with love and peace. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter.
With this years festival being the 35th, the planning committee spent the fall months holding brainstorming sessions. These meetings produced some great ideas that we are currently narrowing down and selecting. We took the feedback from the surveys and got to work. The festival this year will see some new events, the return of past events and lots of family fun.
Here are some sneak peaks for the 2017 festival:
The festival will see the return of Hypnotist, Ian Stewart on Wednesday, July 29th. Ian has always been a big hit with the crowds and makes for a fun family evening. We will also see the return of Muddy Buddy for our Saturday night dance. During the day on Saturday be sure to stop into the park for the chance to dunc=k many of the community locals in the dunk tank.
Be sure to watch the festival facebook page for updates on our next meeting.
We still have several events that require chairpersons and we always can use more volunteers at all of our events. If you can help in any capacity, you can either contact one of the executive or simply show up at our next meeting.
On March 29, 2017 we are about to make a major shift at our St. Peter’s Complex. In this case it is a plesant situation to find ourselves in. Bohemian Findings, who has been our anchor renter, has a problem that we will need to address. The supply room with the company currently occupies has a great deal of weight on the floor. The company needs to put more material in the supply room so we will have to move to another area that we are sure will support the new weight. We employed a structural engineer to give us advice on this matter. He had advised that we should move this company to the ground floor. At this time, we have spoken to all our renters who would be affected by this move. We area happy to report that all renters are in agreement with our renovation proposal.
On March 29, 2017 at 8am we will begin to move our library and computer room up to the auditorium. We will comtinue to bring our equipment from the lower floor to the auditorium until all equipment from the lower floor is removed. We will then do our cleaning and repairing before we have Bohemian Findings move all of their materials to the lower floor. On completion of this move, we will clean and repair the upper floor before we move the materials from the auditorium to the renovated area. In order to do this, we will need many volunteers. If you are so minded we would like to invite you to the Complex on March 29, 2017. We hope that sufficient amount of people will volunteer and make this move a smooth reality.