Providence Bay News & Notes

Dave Simpson and wife Maggie Cervin of California were at their summer home on the beach.

Kathy (nee Simpson) and Mike Warner of Windsor were up for a visit along with son Jacob and his girlfriend Monica.

Get well wishes go out to Eddy Simpson who is at home after a brief hospital stay.

Cheryl Sheppard enjoyed a trip to the Killarney Firefighters Annual Fishfry Fundraiser on board the North Channel Cruise Line. It was a fantastic trip with live music on board.

There was a warm crowd despite the windy weather at the “Sunset Music Series Manitoulin 2018” concert, this past Friday, July 27, on the back deck at the Providence Bay Harbour Centre. Lance Panamick was joined by surprise guest Alisha LeDain. Come on out this Friday, August 3 when the lovely Jenna Maisonneuve returns to share her soulful repertoire.

The beautiful warm weather has returned and we’ve had a few showers to help combat some forest fires, but we require a lot more rain to lift our fire ban and totally extinguish the forest fires. Be sure to check with the Township of Central Manitoulin before starting any fire by calling 705 377-5726 or visit:

The Discovery Centre, this Thursday, August 3, will be having a Wildlife Identification day. To find out more go to their Facebook page at: Discovery Centre Providence Bay, Twitter @PbDiscoveryCtr or give them a call at 705-377-5025.

Happy 17th Wedding Anniversary to JD and Amy Wright on Saturday, August 4.

The Providence Bay Library has free internet and three laptops for patrons. They also have a photocopier available along with lots of new books and loads of Westerns. Storytelling is being held on Fridays between 2 and 3 pm. They also have a small section of history of our Island books. They can’t be taken out, but they can be enjoyed in the library. Open Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday 1-3:30 pm and Fridays from 1-4:30 pm.

If there is someone that you’d like to give a shout out to, please let us know. And in fact, if you have anything that you would like to contribute, please let us know. We know that there is a lot going on in our community but let’s allow everyone to know. If there is an upcoming birthday, anniversary, fundraiser or celebration, please let us know. You can email Cheryl at or call her at 705-862-1613. Submissions must be received by each Sunday at 3 pm for submission in the following Wednesday publication of the paper. We look forward to hearing from you.