Providence Bay News and Notes

The Providence Bay Curling Club hosted their annual Men’s Bonspiel this past weekend. There were 16 teams in total with representatives from all 5 Island clubs as well as from Sudbury, Capreol and Copper Cliff. They served an excellent beef dinner to all curlers on Saturday night. The junior curlers provided a fundraising breakfast to all both mornings of the Bonspiel. The winner of the 1st event was the Bob Caddle rink with the Peter Bond rink being the runners up. The Dave McDermid rink was the winner of the 2nd event with the Ken Cranston rink being the runners up. The third event winners were the Smith (brother’s) rink and runners up were the Jack Ferguson rink. A good time was had by all. Next weekend will be the curling club’s Fish Fry Windup weekend.

March Break for the kiddies will be halfway completed by the time the paper comes out. Are there any visitors here enjoying our wonderful community? Were there any family trips away? Don’t forget to let us know. The Providence Bay War Memorial Community Arena is the site of daily public skating from 1-3 pm and sponge puck hockey from 3-4 pm sponsored by the local Lions Club.

St. Patrick’s Day is here again on Friday, March 17. It remembers St. Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture. Here in Canada, we mostly celebrate by wearing green and drinking green beer.

Birthday wishes go out to Darlene Bie who celebrates on March 19. We’re sure Matt will have something special planned to celebrate with her.

Although Mother Nature can’t seem to decide whether to continue with winter or allow warmer weather to arrive, the calendar tells us it’s coming. The Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere will be at 6:28 am on Monday, March 20.

If you’re interested in volunteering/participating in the annual 4 on 4 Bradley McAllister hockey tournament held on March 24-26 contact Ben and Roz Seabrook.

The library is looking for people interested in learning how to play Mahjong. They have a signup sheet at both Central Manitoulin Library sites. They’ll be offering this service either mornings or afternoons depending on popular decision one or two times a week, hopefully starting the beginning of June.

If you have any information that you would like to have included in The Providence Bay News and Notes, please give us a call. We’d love to hear about your birthdays, anniversaries, visitors, special events, or trips. Inquiring minds want to know. Keep in mind that submissions must be received by each Sunday by 3 pm for inclusion in the following Wednesday paper. You can call Cheryl at 705-377-7511 or email to