Providence Bay News and Notes

The Providence Bay Village Square is looking amazing thanks to the many volunteers who contributed their time, equipment and materials. Last weekend bulbs were planted for a splash of springtime colour and small cut evergreens were added to the corner bed in anticipation of some Christmas decorating. If anyone would like to contribute a string of tiny multi-couloured lights please drop them off at 5252 Mutchmor Street (Alex and MJ’s place). Decorating for Christmas will take place on the last Saturday of November, the 26th. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served at 5252 Mutchmor after we “plug in” the square. All are welcome at this community event.

DL Stephens and wife Shannon had a beautiful baby girl on November 6, 2016. Welcome to Seras Victoria Stephens, a granddaughter to Derek Stephens.

Steve Barclay and wife Kerry (nee Cranston) were up for some rest and relaxation as Kerry is recovering from surgery. While here they recognized John Cranston Senior’s sixth memorial with Shirley and other family and friends.

The Manitoulin Meat Spiel was held on November 11, 12 and 13. The first event winners were the Jessie Orford team from the Sudbury Curling Club. The runners up were the MSS boys’ team. The second event was won by Wayne Skippen’s team from the Assiginack Curling Club. The runners up were the Bob Caddel team from right here in Providence Bay. The third event was won by Lew Lanktree of the Mindemoya Curling Club. The runners up were Del Prescott’s team, another Providence Bay Curling Club team. The Hog Draw sponsored by Cheeky Heifer Farm was won by Paul Whelan. Congratulations to all the winners.

Ladies’ Night will be coming up on November 17 at Second Time Around. Make sure and mark your calendars and then get out to take advantage of some great deals.

Rifle hunting season will soon be here for our deer population so expect to see a big influx of visitors to our island. We hope everyone is safe and successful in this longstanding Island tradition.

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 prov_chick@hotmail.com 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.