Providence Bay News and Notes

The monthly breakfast held at The Providence Bay Curling Club last Thursday was busier then anticipated. There were over 50 people that attended! What a great turnout for this time of year.

The turnout for the weekly Tuesday night Euchre was also very well attended. It’s great to see so many people out enjoying all these wonderful events we have here in Providence Bay.

The Thanksgiving weekend brought lots of Haweaters, summer residents and tourists alike to enjoy perhaps the last long weekend of our season, you get Remembrance Day off which falls on Friday November the 11th. The weather was good and the trees are almost in their prime glory.

Welcome back Cathy Simpson along with her brother David and wife Maggie Cervin from California, Glen and Mona Bryan and their daughter Amber and husband Desi. Tim McFarlane and Maciek Zielinski made it to the Island after taking in Toronto sites. We hope you all had a great gathering with family and friends.

A big happy birthday goes out to Toots McDermid who’s 89 on October 13th. Her daughter Sally Dawson will be here to help celebrate this very special occasion. Birthday wishes also go out to Kevin Patterson who will be celebrating on October the 16th.

Ralfs’ Island Truck Parts will be hosting their Grand Opening on Saturday October the 15th starting at 8:30 till 5:00. So come on out and check out this new business in Providence Bay and enjoy some refreshments and cake.

The Sandhill cranes are once again here by the thousands, but not for long, they’ll be flocking up and off to New Mexico soon.  Bird watchers are in their glory and well, farmers “not so much.”  Whether stepping singly across a wet meadow or filling the sky by the hundreds and thousands, Sandhill cranes have an elegance that draws attention. These tall, gray-bodied, crimson-capped birds breed in open wetlands, fields, and prairies across North America. They group together in great numbers, filling the air with distinctive rolling cries.

This is the last call for anyone interested in decorating their yard or poles to help out our little village in the Harvest Glory Days Challenge. The judging will be held sometime this week.  Let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed that Providence Bay is the big winner this year.

There’s  still lots of people fishing on the beach for Salmon our just enjoying the their spectacle of spawning in the Mindemoya river.  It’s all so wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves. 

Remember Providence Bay is once again having a Halloween dance!  Hurray… So mark your calendar, think of a cool costume and come out for a fun filled evening.  It will be held on Saturday October the 29th at the Providence Bay Hall.  $15/person, 8:00 – 1:00, LLBO, late lunch, DJ – Kyd Chris from Sudbury and prizes for costumes.  Proceeds go to: Manitoulin Streams, Kids free skating and our Village Square. For tickets: Buies, Ralf Island Truck Parts, Manitoulin Meats or call Matt Young 377-7149 or Ingrid Blay 377-7800 Only 150 tickets available.

If there is anything that you would like to contribute to The Providence Bay News and Notes, we’d love to hear from you. You can email  or call Cheryl at 705-377-7511. All submissions are required by 3 pm on the Sunday before each Wednesday publication of the paper. Have a great week.