Providence Bay News & Notes

Ralf’s Island Truck Parts appreciates all of their customers for supporting their new business. They’ve shown this by having customer appreciation draws for holidays since their grand opening. The winner of their Christmas basket was Sharon Dewar. The winner of the Valentine Chocolates was Allen Stapleton and the St. Patrick’s basket was won by Steve Wood. Congratulations to all winners.

Belated 19th Birthday wishes go out to Kylie Cranston and congratulations to her as well. She is on the Dean’s List in her program studying police foundations at Fanshawe College in London. Your family are all so proud of you.

Cheryl Sheppard had her parents Merwyn and Sandra Sheppard staying to visit while their home in Rockville was painted. They drew some attention from local people walking by as they finished off their maple syrup on propane in the front yard.

The Providence Bay Curling Club had another fantastic turnout at their monthly breakfast that is held the first Thursday of every month. There were approximately 40 hungry people who enjoyed the buffet breakfast fundraiser.

Get well wishes go out to Rose Marie Sloss of Spring Bay from all of her friends.

Birthday wishes go out to Marlaine Ste Croix who celebrated April 8.

A Bon Voyage party was held on April 9 at the curling rink for Fred and Jackie Johns who will be moving away from Spring Bay. They’ve been very active with the Providence Bay Curling Club for a great number of years and will be sorely missed.

The annual smelt run is a popular conversation lately. Many people have been making their rounds trying to find the creek that’s teeming with the tasty treat. There are many theories. Some say you have to hear the frogs singing first. Others say they will run after the full moon. We do know the time is now and hope that everyone remembers to be respectful and only take what you need. There is no limit on smelts but you do require a valid recreational fishing licence. You can check with the Ministry of Natural Resources if you’re unsure. And please don’t forget that if you bring garbage in with you, take it back out when you leave. Good luck and have fun!

If you enjoy playing cards and you’re looking for something to do on Thursday nights, then head on over to the Mindemoya Community Centre at 8 pm for their weekly euchre night. They also host a tournament on the second Thursday of each month. The next one is April 13.

The Community of Christ Church invites everyone to attend their Good Friday Service at 7 pm.

Hydro One will be having a planned power outage affecting 10,524 customers including us here in Providence Bay to perform regular maintenance starting Tuesday, April 18 from 2 am to 6 am.

If you have anything that you would like to add to the Providence Bay News and Notes, we’d love to hear from you. We request submissions by 3 pm each Sunday to be published in the following Wednesday edition of the paper. You can call Cheryl at 705-377-7511 or email