Providence Bay News and Notes

Sorry everyone for last week’s absence of our New and Notes, we missed the deadline for submissions due to the long weekend. So here we go… here’s the recap.

Ingrid Blay made it safely home from Germany. She spent three weeks visiting family and friends. While there she traveled around Holland and the Rhine River sampling some fresh new wines. The trip was wonderful.

Cynthia Tilley, daughter of Anna and Mike Neill is currently visiting south eastern Asia. She began her trip in Dubai, United Arab Emirates then travels on to Sri Lanka where she will be a bridesmaid. Following the wedding she will be jetting off to Thailand where she will visit Bangkok and Koh Samui (an island in the Gulf of Thailand). After her visit, she plans to return to the island to visit family and friends before flying back out to British Colombia where she has been working.

What a wonderful weekend for family and friends to gather for Thanksgiving. The weather was fantastic! There were many visitors to the beach and boardwalk all weekend. Many families and friends got together to celebrate and when some families got so large (like some of the Cranston family) they utilized the Providence Bay Curling Club to accommodate their dinner gathering.

Many fishermen/fisherwomen were out enjoying fishing for salmon and many were just enjoying viewing these large sized fish journey up the river.

The polling station for residents of Providence Bay was at the Providence Bay Centennial Hall on Monday, October 19. This was your chance to come out and voice your opinion for the future of our country.

The next euchre tournament is being held on Tuesday, October 27 in the seniors Twilight room (downstairs) at the Providence Bay Centennial Hall. You should have a partner if you plan on joining but all are welcome. Play begins at 8 pm and cost is $5 per person. These tournament rounds are held the last Thursday of every month. Regular games held every Tuesday do not require a partner.

Visitors to Providence Bay: Mark McDermid from Kamloops BC, Yvonne Collins of Dover Newfoundland and Sharon Thorne of Oshawa and Jack Gordon were all here visiting family and friends. Herschel and his lovely lady were also here visiting.

Don’t forget about the hydro power outage next Sunday, October 25 from 8 am till 2 pm.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Kevin Patterson.

If you have anything you would like have in our Providence Bay News and Notes, please send an email to ( Alternatively you can call Cheryl at 705 377-7511. All submissions must be received by Sunday afternoon before 4 pm for addition to the following Wednesday’s paper. Statutory holiday dates and times may be different.

Hope everyone is having a great week with this beautiful weather!