Providence Bay News & Notes

The Providence Bay Agricultural Society put out a thank you to JJ Pole Line Construction of Little Current for donating their services to help them complete some electrical work on the Providence Bay Fairgrounds. Much appreciated.

We had a mixed bag of weather for Thanksgiving weekend from strong winds and rain to lovely fall weather. There were many visitors to the Island visiting family and friends and taking advantage of the long holiday weekend

Glen and Mona Bryan from Windsor were up at their cottage.

Bryan Morgan was up to visit his parents Sandy and Mike Morgan and enjoyed seeing cousin Kathy Warner (nee Simpson).

Lesley Kerckhoff and daughter Emily were home visiting Dad/Grandpa Les Glanville and brother Charlie. They all took the opportunity to spend some time together as a family with Mom/Grandma Elsie at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home.

Keith McAllister was spotted walking down the street with his little dog on lead. He had a couple of his daughters with him who were collecting garbage along their walk. Keith and Brenda must be so proud of the family that they’ve raised together and are beautiful role models for the youth in our community.

Our own local Lake Huron Fish & Chips Co. was mentioned in Porter Magazine recently. The article was about adventures in Sudbury and the author wrote “we drove down to Providence Bay for a meal at Lake Huron Fish & Chips…after feasting on perfectly flaky, locally caught fish and crispy fries, we curled up in our little cabin.”

Longtime resident Doris Wilson has moved away to be closer to her family and to start a new chapter in her life. Daughter Jenn Wilson will enjoy having her Mom closer to her. Your presence in Providence Bay will be missed Doris.

The Mindemoya Bridge on Highway 551 must be coming closer to completion. The new double lane bridge has its base and cement side rails in place. The pavement that was put down in the spring leading to the bailey bridge has been lifted. We are expecting that soon the bridge will be paved and the stoplight removed.

Toots McDermid’s party to celebrate her 90th birthday was held on Saturday, October 14 and was very well attended as befit the former co-owner of McDermid’s Home Hardware along with her late husband Murray. It was held at the Curling Club. Daughter Sally Dawson was here to take in the festivities.

Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Kevin Patterson who celebrated on Monday, October 16. Marie Neill also celebrated the same day. Happy Birthday.

A reminder that the monthly euchre tournament that is held the last Tuesday of every month has been moved up a week this month due to Halloween falling on the last Tuesday of the month this year. The tournament will be held October 24 at 8 pm at the Twilight Seniors Club. All are welcome, but you need a partner to play.

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