05 PM | 11 Jul

Blueberry Festival

Blueberry Festival 2018

Warm up to the Festival Community Yard Sale: Saturday, July 28th at 8:30 am – 12:00 pm St. Peter’s Rink. 3 tables for $10. Register by July 26th at 393-0247 Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament Registration: $150 per team (maximum of eight teams) (Ages 16 & Over) Guaranteed one game Friday evening and two games Saturday. Teams must have 10 players on the field at all times – 5 guys and 5 girls. Registration deadline: Monday, July 23 Register with Randy Byrne at 902-620-1862 or by email at rdbyrne4@gmail.com.

Crokinole Fun Day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm St. Peter’s Circle Club 9:00 am Singles $5.00 & 1:00 pm Doubles $5.00 All ages, all skills. We can find you a partner Lunch included, Cash Prizes, 50-50 Draw. Please call 961-2445 to register in advance. Pub Night: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm St. Peter’s Circle Club Featuring: Nolan Compton. Admission: $5.00 All 19 and over are welcome.

Festival Week

Family Movie Night: Monday, July 30th: 8:00 pm St. Peter’s Complex (Outside – Bring your own chairs) Free admission Canteen available. Trivia Night (Two Rounds): Tuesday, August 31st: 8:30 pm St. Peter’s Rink Sponsored by: Main Street Mall Hosted by: Cathy & Lynn Doors Open at 8:00 pm & Trivia begins at 8:30 pm Admission: $2.00 All 19 and over are welcome. Yuk Yuk’s Standup Comedy Night: Wednesday, August 1st: 7:30 pm St. Peter’s Complex Featuring Comedians Adam Delorey & Jeremy Furlong $10 Advance Tickets (Available at Johnny’s Service Station or calling Craig Campbell 393-2870) $12 at the Door. All 19 and over are welcome! Remainder of Festival Week Events to follow in August Issue.

05 PM | 11 Jul

Young Millionaires Program

The Young Millionaires Program is a summer business and entrepreneurship program for youth aged 8 to 16 years. The program is designed to assist youth to discover more about the world of business and help them get started in a business of their own.

Contact www.youngmillionairesprogram.ca for more details

Souris Client Information Officer Lori MacGregor 15 Green Street, Souris, PE, C0A 2B0 Phone: (902) 687-4084, Toll Free: 1-855-297-9898 Montague Client Information Officer Chantale Ansems 540 Main Street, Montague, PE, C0A 1R0 Phone: (902) 838-4030 ext. 221, Toll free: 1-855-297-9898

05 PM | 11 Jul

Parks Canada – Greenwich PEI National Park Update

FREE Admission for Youth 17 and Under. There’s no better time to take the whole family ti PEI National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place! Update on Greenwich, PEI National Park : Last year, in 2017, we saw the much-anticipated completion of the replacement of the Greenwich boardwalk. It also saw a large increase in visitation of Greenwich likely related to the distribution of free Discovery Passes and the national campaign promoting the exploration of “hidden jewels.” We always knew that Greenwich was a treasure, and last year a lot of others learned this, too! This summer, there are no major infrastructure projects scheduled to take place at the site but there are some new things to note.

  • The Greenwich Interpretation Centre hours of operation will change to 9 AM to 5 PM based on historical data, and it will be open until September 14.
  • The Mi’kmaq exhibit, Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island, is on display at the centre again this summer.
  • A brighter and more noticeable welcome sign for the Greenwich Interpretation Centre has been installed.
  • The two small kiosks at Greenwich will be closed and all traffic will be directed to the centre to purchase permits. Entrance kiosks will be redesigned for next season as part of the overall entrance kiosk project for PEI National Park.
  • A new pergola is to be installed at the junction point along the Greenwich Dunes Trail as a rest area and for pop-up interpretive programs. Greenwich Beach Surf guards will be on duty at Greenwich beach starting June 30 until August 20, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Surf conditions at Greenwich will be updated daily beginning June 30 until August 20. For up-to-date conditions, please check
  • Geenwich Dunes: a not-to-be-missed trail that is 4.8 km long, featuring a floating boardwalk that provides a view of the parabolic dunes.
  • Havre Saint Pierre: a 1.1 km trail with interpretive panels and a lookout point. This trail is partially accessible for people in wheelchairs.
  • Tlaqatik: a 4.8 km trail along the coast of St. Peters Bay, featuring interpretive panels and local flora and fauna. For more information about hiking in PEI, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/pe/peiipe/activ/randonnee-hiking.

Interpretation Activity and Program Schedule 2018 :

We’re excited to kick-start our interpretive programming in PEI National Park on July 2nd! Make sure to check out some of the activities taking place at Greenwich this summer such as Discovery Zone, a bilingual program offered on the Greenwich Dunes Trail on Tuesdays from 1 PM to 3 PM and Thursdays from 10 AM to 12 PM, where you can explore some of the treasures of PEI National Park. Interpretive programming will run until September 3rd. Blueberry Festival: We’re busy gearing up for the Blueberry Festival parade – we can’t wait for you to see our float! Stay Connected!: Bamtext Alerts – Text “OPT IN” to 902-200-4499 to receive text messages about activities, events and more at Parks Canada sites in PEI! (If you ever wish to discontinue these alerts, simply text “OPT OUT”.) PEINow: Our online parking tool will help you get up-to-date information on parking conditions across PEI National Park at parkscanada.gc.pc.ca/peinow. Parks Canada Mobile App: Download our new app for free and create your personalized packing list, add fun filters to your pictures, and tag special events you don’t want to miss! For further information please visit our website (pc.gc.ca/pei) and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/peinationalpark) and Twitter (twitter.com/ParksCanadaPEI), or call 902-672-6350.

Parks Canada Summer 2018

Help Preserve Our Park and Wildlife Parks Canada would like to remind everyone that the seemingly kind activity of feeding foxes can be harmful. Feeding foxes and other wildlife will cause them to become habituated to humans and rely solely on humans for food. They may also get too close to vehicles which could cause them to be killed. Help up keep our wildlife wild and do not feed the wildlife. If you see anyone feeding wildlife in the park, please contact Park Canada dispatch at 1-888-773-8888. To protect migrating shorebirds, including the Piping Plover, as well as ensure visitor safety, the Domestic Animal Regulations are now in effect until October 15th. Under this regulation, all domestic animals, including dogs, cats and horses are prohibited from the beaches in PEI National Park. Please help us to preserve the beautiful dunes of our PEI National Park beaches. Sand dunes play an essential role in sheltering nearby homes and cottages from destructive storms. They help buffer the impacts of the wind and prevent flooding. Walking on the fragile marram grass can kill it, and with the protective grass covering removed, dunes are more easily eroded by the wind. Dunes that are degraded or that have lost marram grass are more likely to erode further during a storm surge and could result in flooding of adjacent areas. Help us protect them by staying off the dunes, and using the designated boardwalks.

01 PM | 05 Jun

Blueberry Festival Update

We are in need of chairpeople as well as any other volunteers to help out with the festival. We continue to say, “Many hands make light work” and this certainly proves to be true for a festival of this size. If you’ve been thinking of volunteering, please give us a call.

The next meeting will be held on June 5th at 7 p.m. at the Firehall. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there!

Contact Keila at 961-2934

Thank you,

2017 Blueberry Festival Executive

02 PM | 14 May

Artisans On Main – Souris PEI

We are looking for artists of all mediums to be part of Artists on Main Souris for the 2018 season.

To be eligible, artists must be residents of the Points East Coastal Drive region and have their product juried in according to the standards of the PEI Crafts Council.

The website to visit is: http://peicraftscouncil.com/membership/standards-guidelines/

Jurying will take place on Friday May 18th from 1-3:00 pm at AOM Souris. You can download the jury application form at: http://www.sourisartisans.com/membership.html.For further information please contact Nancy Ching at 902-357-2188

02 PM | 14 May

St. Peters Blueberry Festival Meeting

Planning is currently underway for the upcoming festival and we are still looking to fill some vacant executive positions. We would like to welcome Crystal Palmer as the new secretary. Crystal was nominated and voted in at the last meeting.

We are still actively searching for someone to take the positions of President, Vice President and Treasurer. These positions need to be filled in order for the festival to continue. We also are in need of chairpeople as well as any other volunteers to help out with the festival. We continue to say, “Many hands make light work” and this certainly proves to be true for a festival of this size. If you’ve been thinking of volunteering, please give us a call.

Contact Keila at 961-2934 or Rita at 961-2210

Thank you, 2017 Blueberry Festival Executive