Providence Bay News & Notes

The anticipated work by the MTO on the Mindemoya River Bridge on Highway 551 has begun. The recommended plan calls for a temporary modular bridge along the east side of the existing bridge with temporary traffic signals since two way traffic will be reduced to a single lane.

The Providence Bay Curling Club hosted their annual Fish Fry and Wind Up Weekend on March, 18 and 19. Another year of fun, exercise, camaraderie and competition has come to an end. They will continue serving coffee and toast weekdays from 7 to 9:30 am and their monthly breakfast fundraiser the first Thursday of every month.

Belated happy Birthday wishes go out to Don “Duck” Patterson who celebrated on March 19. Also to former resident Wendy Wunsch who had her special day on March 20, the first day of spring.

The Annual Bradley McAllister 4 on 4 was held on March 24-26. Stuart Pearson’s team won the A division. Congratulations to the team. Gore Bay Sportsmen won the B division. The Gore Bay Fossils won the over 40 division. And the ladies team from M’Chigeeng won their division. A great time was had by all.

Bill and Carol Dewar are back from their trip to Mexico. They brought along their Downtown Providence Bay T-shirts and took pictures with them in Puerto Vallarta, so they can be pinned on the map of the world in the Interpretive Centre. There’s also news that they bought some Highland cattle. They’ve been busy on the Dewar farm and are having their annual online auction sale for the first litre of maple syrup that they produced this year. All proceeds raised are donated to the Health Sciences North Cancer Centre and the winning bid receives a tax receipt from them. The bidding will have ended by press time, but with only 1 day left the highest bid is $450. It will be interesting to see who wins. This is definitely a win for the cancer centre. A big thank you goes out to the Dewar family for this fun way to donate to such a worthy cause.

Congratulation goes out to Don and Naida Prescott who will be celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary on Friday, March 31.

Remember what day this Saturday is…  Don’t let anyone fool you and keep one step ahead if you’re the trickster type.

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