01 PM | 09 Nov

New Playground Fundraiser

In light of an exciting funding opportunity available through Rural and Regional Development, the St. Peter’s Area Development Corporation has formed a sub-committee which is working toward the goal of purchasing and installing new playground equipment in the community of St. Peter’s. While there is playground equipment available to village residents at the St. Peter’s Complex and campground, this equipment is not visible to families passing through our beautiful community. The Playground Committee feels that installing equipment directly in the community, visible to anyone travelling in the area, would be a great benefit to our community.

What we are proposing is to create a playground directly within the community, in the under-utilized area by the gazebo. By doing so, we feel that families with young children will be much more likely to stop and spend time in our lovely community, thus benefiting local businesses. We also feel that young families living in the area will benefit from having another outdoor activity available, and that families considering moving to the area will see this as an attractive feature.

The funding opportunity we will be applying for requires a 50% contribution from the community. The anticipated cost of this project is estimated at $20,000, which means our goal is to raise $10,000. As such, we are asking for your support.

If you choose to contribute to this project, your generosity will be recognized on a sign located within the playground area. Donations of $500 or more will be recognized as Title Sponsors, $250-$500 as Gold Sponsors, and $100-$249 as Silver Sponsors. We will recognize all donors under $100 in a list below. A map of the community will also be included on the sign, highlighting the locations of local businesses to help encourage visitors to stop in and explore all we have to offer.

If you would like to help us improve our community through the creation of this playground, please share and support the fundraising events we will be organizing, or contact a playground committee member to make a donation.

Donations can be made out to the St. Peter’s Area Development Corporation. Please indicate in the memo area of the cheque “playground equipment” so our treasurer can more easily track fundraising for this project. Donations can be made through facebook [click here] by mail to: SPADC-Playground Committee, PO Box 143, St. Peter’s Bay, PE C0A 2A0

Thank you for your support!

St. Peter’s Area Development Corporation – Playground Committee

Fundraising Events

Eastcoast Art Party Fundraiser at Circle Club December 1 at 6:00pm.

TICKETS: Book online at eastcoastartparty.com or contact Julio Sanchez 416-897-5608, Kate Byrne 902-330-2207, Mike Cashin 902-215-0655.

Proceeds will go towards building a new playground in St. Peters Bay.

Attendees must be 19+ to attend as alcohol will be sold at event.

04 PM | 05 Oct

New Community Signage

For the past seven years David Lewis has been trying to obtain significant signage for our community and Greenwich National Park extension. This search has brought him to many organizations and association with many individuals. Every funding agency both government and private have been approached. The cost of this venture seemed to provide a real obstacle to funding agencies. However with a total cost nearly $ 30,000.00 the effort continued. We were successful in having Parks Canada agreeing to provide one half the funding. A grant of $ 5,000.00 was negotiated from a provincial government fund. This left a balance of $10,000.00 where we had no other choice but to seek private funding. We now want to sincerely thank Bohemian Findings, G & P Construction, P.E.I. Mussel King, Milligan Fisheries, The Rural Municipality of St. Peter’s Bay, and two very generous American visitors who came forward with the funding. The signs are now in place and are at the maximum size allowed by our Tourist Association at present. In the future we maybe able to negotiate to have these signs larger but for the present they provide very improved signage for our community.

Once again thanks to those generous associations and individuals who made them possible.

02 PM | 03 Oct

Notice of Nomination Proceedings

Rural Municipality of St. Peter’s Bay

Notice of Nomination Proceedings Pursuant to the Municipal Government Act

Notice

Public notice is hereby given to the electors of the Rural Municipality of St. Peter’s Bay that a Municipal Election will be held on November 5, 2018 to elect the Mayor and 6 Councillors for a term of office for four years.

The nomination period for the Mayor and Councillors positions commences on October 10, 2018 and closes at 2:00 pm on October 19, 2018.

Nominations shall only be received during office hours at the Election Office.

St. Peter’s Bay Office located at Dr. Roddie Community Center, 5549 Route 2, St. Peter’s Bay, PE

The Election office hours shall be:

St. Peter’s Bay: Weekly Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Noon.

The deadline for correcting elector information shall be no later than 11:59 am on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Municipal Electoral Officer: St. Peter’s Bay – MEO, Mary Burge, call 961-2268 or email: stpeters@eastlink.ca

A candidate must file their completed nomination paper at the Election Office with the Municipal Electoral Officer or Returning Officer.

06 PM | 05 Sep

SEAM Program 2018

The SEAM program at St Peter’s Bay Complex had their graduation ceremony on Friday, August 10, 2018. It was a happy event. SEAM, or Skills Enhancement And Mentorship, is offered to students looking for help to find employment and direction. An insider’s point of view might explain the program, in his own words, a little better.

The SEAM Program

“The SEAM program is a great opportunity for students that need help finding and preparing for a job. The Instructors mentor and train the participants to help in finding a job that is suited for them. They do team building exercises to help you know the people that are working with and what to do on the job site. They also ask you to go on job work placement to get used to a real job. They also bring in guest speakers to talk about what they did in their lives and what they do for jobs. There was one speaker who was a misguided kid when he was growing up, but he is now a successful lawyer. It’s a fun program to be in and there is lots of experience you get out of it like meeting new people and making new friends. My favourite thing to do in the program was the Escape Room because we all had to help each other out to escape. I hope someday in the future I will see everybody that was in the program again and catch up on what they are doing. To me the SEAM program wasn’t like a job. To me, it felt more like a second family that I’ve never had.” Written by a Participant of the SEAM Program.

Many thanks to Keila Hebert, Meagan MacDougall and Naomi Cousins for all their hard work and dedication to this program! The SEAM Program was sponsored by The Rural Municipality and The Province of PEI.

Many Thanks for their Generous Funding!

06 PM | 05 Sep

Blueberry Festival – Thank you!

Many Thanks to everyone who came out to support of the Festival and all the volunteers and to the Festival Committee for all the hard work and support in making the 36th annual 2018 St Peter’s Blueberry Festival a great success. Looking forward to next year! Keila Hebert – Festival Chair

06 PM | 05 Sep

Parks Canada Summer Update

As the 2018 summer season comes to an end, we’d like to thank everyone who came out to Parks Canada places and enjoyed the summer with us! The beautiful weather paired with FREE admission for youth made this summer one of the best ones yet! Beach Supervision and Facilities The last day for Greenwich beach supervision was August 20. The beach facilities such as showers and composting toilets will remain open until September 15. For more information on beach supervision, visit our website (www.pc.gc.ca) or call 902-672-6350. Parks Canada Trails in PEI Late summer is a beautiful time of year for taking in the Greenwich Dunes trail. Also at Greenwich, you can find Havre Saint Pierre trail, a 1.1 km wheelchair accessible trail with great lookout points, and Tlaqatik, a wooded trail with interpretive panels and lots of wildlife. Trails in PEI National Park will be maintained until October 12. Visitors are reminded that on-leash dogs are welcome on all PEI National Park and National Historic Site trails (including bridges and boardwalks), but domestic animals are not permitted on beaches between April 1 and October 15. Until September 14: The Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island exhibit is on display at PEI National Park’s Greenwich Interpretation Centre. The award-winning interactive exhibition brings the history of the Mi’kmaq of PEI to life through artifacts, pictures, audio stories and music. The centre is open daily, from 9 AM to 5 PM.