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

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

05 PM | 14 Mar

St. Peters Bayview Suites

Welcome to the St. Peters Bayniew Suites. We offer a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

We offer 6 spacious suites. 4 two-level apartment style suites which consist of a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining & living room on the main level as well as two private bedrooms and a full bath on the second level. Guests can retreat to a private balcony which is accessed from each master bedroom. Also available are two smaller suites that do not include a kitchen, but offer the same privacy of separate bedrooms as the larger suites do. On site is a restaurant where customers can cavour a home cooked meal while enjoying the picturesque view of St. Peters Bay.

  • Hours of Operation: Daily 7am – 8pm
  • Suite Kitchens are equipped with coffee maker, dishes, cookware, utensils and cleaning supplies for guest convenience.
  • Laundry services are available for free
  • Free Cable & Wi-fi
  • Free Parking
  • Spectacular view of St. Peters Bay
  • Peak Season Rates (May 1 – Nov 1): $115-180/per night based on double occupancy.

www.stpetersbayviewsuites.com (902) 739-2077, stpetersbayviewsuites@eastlink.ca

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 currently stands.