Providence Bay News and Notes

The 3rd Annual Dewar Sugar Shack Syrup Auction was another success with the winning bid for the first litre of maple syrup that they produced this year being donated to the Northern Cancer Foundation. The winning bid was for a whopping $850 and was by Myles MacLeod of Sudbury. Numerous other people thought it such a great idea that they also gave donations. So the real winner in this annual event is the cancer foundation. What a fantastic gesture by the Dewar family.

It’s a definite sign of spring when all the talk is of the sugar shacks. It was a great year for sap collection. Another sure sign is the deer being spotted on fields and crossing roadways. They can jump out anywhere so keep your eyes open.

Welcome back to Miguel and Laura Kernohan nee Oakes who have returned for the summer.

Cynthia Fox’s pet grooming business has settled into their new permanent site. They can now be found on Cranston Road at Second Time Around.

We can’t believe that it’s already April. Where is the time going? Even when you’re aware of April Fool’s Day it’s still easy to get caught up in someone’s make believe tale and being played ‘the fool.’

Canada: The Story of Us is a miniseries being shown on CBC. It is an epic adventure history series telling the extraordinary tale of the diverse people, places and events that shaped Canada. It’s being shown in 10 hour long episodes that air weekly on Sundays. Warren Corbiere, who is the grandson of Patricia Patterson, debuted his television acting career on the second episode that aired on April 2 entitled Hunting Treasure spanning the years from 1777-1793.

The monthly breakfast will be held at the Providence Bay Curling Club this Thursday, April 6 from 7-9 am. Come on out and enjoy this hearty buffet breakfast, enjoy some coffee shop talk and support this community fundraiser.

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