Providence Bay News and Notes

Pastor Weston Leeson of the Community of Christ Church right here in Providence Bay wanted to thank all patrons of the Providence Bay Fair that purchased home baked pies from the food pavilion on the fairgrounds. The church and their volunteers baked and sold 208 pies. A resounding success. The money that is raised from this annual event is donated back to the community in the form of events for youth including public skating. A big thank you from the community and all their volunteers. If you’d like to attend the Community of Christ Church, they hold services every Sunday at 11 am.

There has been some big machinery working down by the Mindemoya River Bridge on Highway 551. The repairs that have been planned for there are not expected for completion until 2017.

Providence Bay had cell service for a brief period on Friday, August 26. Apparently it was just a temporary test of the system which is expected to be up and running in September. Life will never be the same in our sleepy little village.

The Spring Bay/Providence Bay Lions Club hosted their annual Rib and Corn Fest at the Providence Bay Arena on Saturday, August 27. The turnout was fantastic with 451 people attending. Thank you to all the volunteers.

The monthly breakfast at the Providence Bay Curling Club will be held this Thursday, September 1 beginning at 7 to 9:30 am. Come on out and enjoy a hearty breakfast and help support the curling club.

The weekly Tuesday night euchre games will resume again in September. The games are held at the Twilight Seniors Club in the basement of the Providence Bay Centennial Hall. The games start at 8 pm for the weekly games night and you do not need a partner like you do for the monthly euchre tournaments that will continue to be held on the last Tuesday of each month. Come on out and have some fun playing cards.

It seems like just yesterday we were excitedly looking forward to the long weekend in May to signal the start of the summer. We can’t believe that it’s already going to be the Labour Day weekend and that for many, signals the end of summer. The children will be returning to school so don’t forget to keep an eye out for school buses picking up and delivering the Island children and youth.

With the long weekend coming up, we have an earlier deadline for submissions to the Providence Bay News and Notes. The deadline this week will be Friday, September 2 by 12 noon. This will be for the column published the following Wednesday. You can email prov_chick@hotmail.com or you can call Cheryl at 705-377-7511.