Providence Bay News and Notes

Well this is the last week to make a splash this summer! The weather is forecast to be hot going into the last long weekend!

The Rib and Corn Roast was well attended this past Saturday. People left very satisfied with the meal and many of them came for a nice digestive walk on the board walk. Thank you to all the volunteers for your energy and efforts to put on such a big event!

We want to give a big thank you to the three summer students at the Discovery Centre: Jilian, Dave and Matt for all their great work organizing creative activities on a weekly basis and answering the many questions from all the visitors. We wish them good luck with school!

Now that the students are gone, the Centre will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in September from 12 to 3 pm. This is a new initiative so that fall visitors have a chance to experience the Centre, as there are still people coming to Providence Bay in the fall for the fall colours. Thank you in advance to the volunteers who will greet people in Providence Bay.

Lake Huron Fish and Chips also had another great season. Their last day open is Monday, September 6. Matthew had a busy summer and will have a busy winter planning a new business as he successfully purchased the former Home Hardware building in town. This is exciting news for this historical building in town! He has many ideas and if people are interested in renting space for next season, please email him at

The last of the sunset concert series was a success with the Kagawong Folk roots collective who entertained about 65 people at the ice cream shop! Alain, Nathalie and Léa would like to thank all of you who came out to support this concert initiative. The ice cream shop had a great summer season and would like to thank all the customers of all ages. The shop is still open from 11 am to 8 pm all of this week including the Monday, September 6, then in September will be open on weekends only from 11 am to 7 pm until the ice cream and treats run out! If you need any large ice cream pails for storing kitchen items, toys or other you can pick up 4 for $1. What a deal!

There were quite a few people down on the bridge over the Mindemoya River on Sunday night, they were watching the salmon who have already started making their way into the river. Despite the river being narrow, these resilient species have a strong instinct to make it into the river—truly the survival of the fittest!

Guests this summer were amazed to see all the monarch butterflies and native species of milkweed on the beach. A teacher who is part of the Monarch Teacher Network of Canada who stayed in Providence Bay was amazed at how many monarchs we have here. A true treasure to appreciate. Learn more:

If you have any news or notes, feel free to email by Sunday evening.