Providence Bay News and Notes

The Summer Fun Program for Kids started running again last week for children aged 5 – 13. There is no cost and no pre-registration required. Just show up at the Providence Bay Arena and join in. Lunch and snacks can be purchased at a cost. Some of the fun includes crafts and activities at the playground, but children are not allowed to go into the water. It runs Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and runs for eight weeks. The last week that they run programming is the week following the Providence Bay Fair.

Lesley Kerckhoff was spotted home visiting her parents Les and Elsie Glanville, then they all travelled to the Glanville family reunion down country. We hope to hear all about their visits when they return.

Live music is being hosted by Huron Island Time every Thursday for the months of July and August outside of the Providence Bay Harbour Centre on the boardwalk by the beach from 7 to 9 pm. Last Thursday, crowds were entertained by MD Dunn on his guitar. Thursday, July 14, Ian Reid will return. They will be passing the hat to benefit the musicians.

There was a great turnout at the monthly Providence Bay Curling Club. Estimates were that over 65 people were served breakfast. The next one will be held the first Thursday of August. They still serve coffee and toast every weekday morning from 7 to 9:30 am. So stop in and say hello.

Janet, Claudine and Dana St. Pierre arrived from London, Ontario to visit their summer home. They were joined by Ray Smith.

The Spring Bay/Providence Bay Lions Club had an impromptu yard sale July 9 continuing to raise funds with items that were donated for last week’s huge yard sale.

The work bee held on the Providence Bay Village Square was not very well attended. There will be one held each Saturday beginning at 10 am. We’d like to remind everyone that they can show up whichever weekend that they are available. Seasonal residents are welcome to come out too.

The 6th annual Ride Manitoulin is being held at the Providence Bay Fairgrounds this coming weekend July 15 and 16. Ride Manitoulin is proud to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation with their Charity Poker Run. There are many fun and interesting events planned for the 2016 rally. The Lions Club beer tent will open throughout the rally. Join us for cold refreshments and take a stroll through vendor’s alley. Friday night there is a licenced charity dance being held at the Providence Bay Arena hosted by DJ John Roy. There’s a $10 entrance fee. Visit Becky’s Biker Breakfast serving pancakes at the Providence Bay Centennial Hall running from 7 to 11:30 am on Saturday morning. The bikers enjoy a poker run throughout the day as well as show and shine all day. The Biker Rodeo runs from 5 to 7 pm Saturday evening. Come watch and laugh at the different games being played and win some cash! Featuring games such as Beer Barrel Roll, Bite the Weiner, Slow As You Go, and more! Saturday night there is a live blues band concert with The Tim Woodcock Band featuring Greg Deschert on keyboard. The concert cost is $15 at the door and begins at 9 pm at the arena.

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