02 AM | 02 Feb

St. Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming

Planning is well underway for the 2017 St. Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming. At this point, we are booking bands, entertainment for the park and even looking into new events for Saturday, July 29th. Stay tuned for more details. We have also been listening to the feedback we received in our survey last fall and changes will be made to incorporate some of the suggestions that were made at that time.

Everyone know the festival is a lost of fun, however, it takes a huge commitment from volunteers to make it happen. We have people who work one event and we have others who work multiple events including being part of the planning stage that is taking place right now. Organizing meetings are open to everyone and all help and input is appreciated. We not inly need chairpersons, but also volunteers willing to put in a few hours on an event.

In addition, the Vice-President position is currently vacant on the executive and, to date, we have been unable to fill it. This will also be the last year for the remainder of the executive and these positions will be vacant as of this fall.

2017 will be the 35th Annual St. Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming. For the Festival to continue, it needs more volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time and help us make the 35th Annual festival the very best yet. If you are interested please contact Keila Hebert at 902-961-2934.

02 AM | 02 Feb

Greenwich Boardwalk Construction Update Parks Canada

Work crews are still hard at work on the boardwalk of the Greenwich Dunes Trail in PEI National Park. The aquatic boardwalk across Bowley Pond was removed before Christmas. The terrestrial portion of the boardwalk was removed in early January and is now busy being re-built by crews. Once the pond thaws, crews will begin the installation of the floating sections across the pond to reconnect to the new viewing platform for the parabolic dunes that was constructed in the fall of 2016. It will be 3-4 weeks for the new floating sections to be installed and the trail to be re-opened. This new boardwalk will protect fragile ecosystems and provide safe passage of visitors to view the stunning parabolic dunes at Greenwich. The trail will re-open following completion of the boardwalk by early summer 2017.

06 PM | 26 Sep

Parks Canada Announcement

Dear valued Parks Canada stakeholder,

Parks Canada wishes to advise you of several infrastructure projects happening in the Greenwich area in PEI National Park this fall. These projects are part of Parks Canada unprecedented $3 billion dollar investment over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.

On October 3, work will begin to replace the boardwalk on the Greenwich Dunes trail. This structure will be replaced as it has reached the end of its lifespan. Parks Canada is taking measures to ensure that rare and sensitive plant species and environmental features are protected while this work is taking place. Please note that the Havre Saint Pierre, Tlaqatik and Greenwich Dunes trails and the trails parking lot will be closed while this work is underway.

Parks Canada will continue its project to better delineate its boundary lines in Greenwich, PEI National Park. Boundaries will be delineated through the clearing of trees and brush around boundary lines, as well as the placement of signage and fencing as appropriate. Parks Canada makes every effort to minimize disruptions caused by the infrastructure work and, as such, is pleased to provide these updates. We thank local residents and visitors for their patience and support while this important work is happening. For more information on these projects, please contact Greg Shaw, Project Manager at 902-672-6377 or greg.shaw@pc.gc.ca.

Best regards, Karen Jans, Field Unit Superintendent – Parks Canada, PEI

02 PM | 11 Jul

St. Peters Community Council

St. Peter’s Community Council would like to wish the St. Peter’s Area Blueberry Festival success in their upcoming Festival for 2016. President Keila Hebert and her Executive and the many volunteers are to be congratulated for this successful Festival in its 34th year of operation. Many people over the years have worked hard putting this event together for our locals and visitors to enjoy this special week at the “Bay”. Chairman: Ron MacInnis Councillors: Jerry MacKinnon, Gordon MacLean, Jason Sheppard, and Brenda Curran . Administrator: Mary Burge

03 PM | 02 Sep

Upcoming Work at Greewich, PEI National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park will be undertaking a project this fall that will see upgrades to visitor facilities: the Greenwich Beach boardwalk and the floating boardwalk that crosses Bowley Pond, as part of the Greenwich Dunes Trail, will be replaced. While this work is taking place, Greenwich will be a construction site with heavy machinery on the grounds and on the trail system that could pose a risk to visitor safety as well as impact visitor experience.

As a result, Greenwich will close for the season as early as September 30, 2015 and will re-open for visitors in the summer of 2016.

During this period of closure, visitor access to the following areas will be restricted: · The Greenwich beach parking lot and beach access and · The Greenwich trail head parking lot and trails: Havre Saint Pierre, Greenwich Dunes and Tlaqatik. While this temporary closure is a short-term inconvenience, upgrades to these sites will bring a long-term benefit. Thanks to these infrastructure improvements, staff at Prince Edward Island National Park staff are excited to provide enhanced experiences for visitors when Greenwich reopens next summer!

PEI National Park staff would like to thank local residents, visitors, and partners for their patience during the completion of this important work. For more information about PEI National Park as well as for updates on the status of this work, be sure to check the website at: www.pc.gc.ca/pei.

For a response to any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Greg Shaw, Project Manager, at (902) 672-6377.

02 AM | 15 Aug

Average Temperatures

The Following Table Contains The Average Temperatures For Each Month From 2005-2008:

Month
Year
Average High (ºC) Average Low(ºC) Extreme High(ºC) Extreme Low(ºC)
May
2008
12.1
4.4
23.0
-2.0
May
2007
12.1
4.0
24.3
-1.1
May
2006
16.6
6.2
23.4
-0.2
May
2005
11.2
3.3
18.6
-2.3
June
2005
19.7
10.0
30.1
2.1
June
2006
21.5
13.6
28.4
704
June
2007
18.2
9.6
27.8
2.8
June
2008
18.6
10.8
27.4
4.0
July
2008
25.0
16.1
30.2
12.5
July
2007
23.8
15.5
30.9
8.6
July
2006
25.0
16.2
31.7
11.4
July
2005
22.5
14.4
28.4
6.2
August
2005
23.5
14.8
30.5
9.5
August
2006
21.0
13.4
2601
6.6
August
2007
22.7
13.6
29.9
5.6
August
2008
21.2
14.6
28.1
11.4
September
2008
18.2
10.5
25.2
1.6
September
2007
18.8
10.3
30.1
1.1
September
2006
19.0
11.6
25.7
3.4
September
2005
19.4
12.2
27.1
5.4

The Following Table Will Tell You What The Average Temperature For Each Of The Summer Months*:

Month High(ºC) Low(ºC)
May
13.0
4.4
June
19.5
11.0
July
24.1
15.6
August
22.1
14.1
September
18.9
11.2

Fahrenheit Conversion:

The Average Temperatures For Each Month From 2005-2008:

Month Year Average High(°F) Average Low(°F) Extreme High(°F) Extreme Low(°F)
May
2008
53
39
74
28
May
2007
53
39
75
30
May
2006
61
43
74
31
May
2005
52
37
64
27
June
2005
67
50
86
35
June
2006
70
56
83
45
June
2007
64
49
82
37
June
2008
64
51
82
39
July
2008
77
60
86
54
July
2007
74
59
87
47
July
2006
77
60
89
52
July
2005
72
57
83
43
August
2005
74
57
86
49
August
2006
69
56
78
43
August
2007
72
56
85
42
August
2008
70
58
82
52
September
2008
64
51
77
34
September
2007
64
51
86
34
September
2006
66
52
78
38
September
2005
67
53
80
41

Average Temperature For Each Of The Summer Months*:

Month High (°F) Low(°F)
May
55
39
June
67
51
July
75
60
August
71
57
September
66
52

*Based on data collected from 2005-2008 using www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca Daily Observation Collection.

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01 AM | 15 Aug

Churches

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St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

Catholic Church ReflectionThe St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church overlooks St. Peter’s Bay. The construction for this church began in 1830 and was completed by 1834. The site for this magnificent church was chosen by Bishop McEachern because he wanted it to overlook the beautiful St. Peter’s Bay.

In the early 1880’s a bigger and more modern church was built to replace the original church. The construction for this church began in 1881 and was not completed until 1886. The new church was constructed with brick. Although the construction was not completed until 1886, the church itself was opened it 1881 with the interior not finished. This shows the dedication that the early people of St. Peter’s Bay has to their church and their religion.

On October 15, 1926 the tower of the St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church was struck by lightening and caught on fire. This resulted in a major fire and people came from the Bay and Greenwich to help to put the fire out. At this point in history there was no such thing as a fire department so the people came from their houses with buckets of water to try and put the fire out. With the help of the local people the fire was eventually extinguished. Many of the interior furnishings were saved.

After the fire, the church was rebuilt. It took two years to rebuild the new church and it was opened on July 1, 1928. The brick exterior was salvaged at the time of the rebuild but due to damages resulting from the fire, the brick exterior was replaced by wood in 1959.

St. Peter’s United Church

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn 1886 there was a Presbyterian Church located in Midgell. In 1925 the United Church of Canada was formed and subsiquently the Presbyterian Church became the United Church. This resulted in the church and the manse being moved from Midgell to the village of St. Peter’s Bay, where it can be see today.

 

 

 

 

His Place Fellowship

His Place FellowshipA non-denominational Bible-based church where everyone is welcome. A Christ-focused church of encouragement, teaching and discipleship. centered around the believer’s new identity in Christ, and emphasizing the need for complete dependency on the indwelling life of Jesus.

His Place Ministries was established in 2005 and became a government-registered charity in 2007, and presently continues to grow and minister, now through His Place Fellowship. Located at the St. Peters Complex.