Souris Mouse Tales Newsletter
NEWSLETTER (to print click here)
Please contact Joeanne Roche (902) 687-2157 ext 0
if anyone wants an event posted on the monthly newsletter.
REMINDER THAT CUT OFF FOR MOUSETALES
Mousetales cut off is the 20 th of each and every month except December when it is the 15 th
To keep up-to-date on community events and news, following the Town of Souris on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
TOWN of Souris or @SourisPE or www.sourispei.com
2017 Mermaid Tears Seaglass Festival
The committee of this festival is getting started planning for the upcoming festival.
If interested in helping in any way please contact
Joeanne 902-687-2157 ext 0 - thanks
~ Climbing Your Family Tree ~
Eastern Kings Community Centre (85 Munns Rd)
1 st SATURDAY of May (6 th )
COME ~ CONTRIBUTE TO OUR HISTORY!!
Tourism Accommodation Operators, Campground Operators, & Service Providers are invited to attend a FREE information session
On Quality Tourism Services at Rural Action Centre's in Souris and Montague. Quality Tourism Services (QTS) administers the necessary licensing application, inspection and monitoring process for all tourist accommodation and campgrounds in PEI. QTS also delivers quality assurance programs to all types of tourism and related businesses including Canada Select, Camping Select, accessadvisor.ca, Cyclist Welcome programs and the PEI Tourism Water Quality Program.
Licensing under the Law including Tourism Accommodation License;
How to Improve Star Rating;
Steps for a New Operator;
A panel of QTS Inspectors will be available to answer your questions.
Please register for a QTS information session at the Rural Action Centre (RAC) location of your choice by 12 noon the day before the session:
Montague RAC - 540 Main Street.
Tuesday May 23, 10:00 a.m.
Chantale Ansems Email: email@example.com Tel: 902-838-4030 ext. 221
Fortune Community Centre
220 Fortune Wharf Rd. N.
May 4th – Annual General Meeting
Everyone welcome to attend.
Bingo – every Monday starts at 7pm
Pub & Games Night & Fish for the Five Draw
Every Friday from 6:30-8:30
Cash bar open – everyone 19 and over welcome
Be sure to check out our book selection in theon going yard sale in the basement.
April 28th – Last Darts for Meat until November Starts at 7:30pm. $2 per round
June 23rd – Festival of Small Halls Event
Stay up to date on events happening at the Centre at www.fortunecommunitycentre.com
or Facebook – Fortune Community Centre
To book the hall for events call Crystal at 902-969-4116
Sea Glass Safety
For the safety of our families, pets, tourists, and community in general we ask that folks do not place broken pieces of glass/ceramic on the beach waiting for the tides to roll it in the sand: thus making sea glass. There have been some very dangerous broken glass items left on the beach which were brought to our attention
We are very proud of our beaches and we do not want to get the
reputation of having unsafe beaches
EASTERN KINGS GIANT YARD SALE – June 3 rd 8-4pm ~~Dingwells Mills to East Point!! Registrations @ Matthew McLean Building
Registration cut off is Friday May 12 h , 2017
Get your site into the booklet
5 Intellectual Property Tools
You Should Know About
Take an engaging journey into the world of intellectual property (IP). What tools from the "IP toolbox" do you need to protect your business? Is it better to use a trademark, trade secret, patent, copyright, or an industrial design? How long does it take and what does it cost?
This interactive presentation will introduce you to the types of IP and when you might use them.
Intellectual property rights are administered by the
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
(CIPO). Find out how to protect a brand, your innovations and how to search CIPO's databases for valuable business information.
Presenter: Catherine Vardy, Business Development Officer, CIPO
One-on-one appointments are also available after each presentation.
Souris Rural Action Centre – 15 Green Street, Souris, PEI
Thursday, May 11 at 1:00 pm
Montague Rural Action Centre - 540 Main Street, Montague, PEI
Friday, May 12 at 12:00 noon Lunch & Learn – Bring your Lunch!
**Looking for face painters and tattoo helpers for Canada Day – there is an honorarium with these positions!!
**Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year nominations now being accepted. Write your letter to Joeanne @ the town hall
Town of Souris
East Point to Souris
Saturday June 10, 2017
Second annual Points East Lighthouse Run/Relay
This run begins at the historic East Point Lighthouse and finishes at the beautiful Souris Lighthouse, covering almost 30 km of scenic coastline.
You can participate in this event as a solo runner or as part of a relay team (2-4 members). You can register for this event at www.runningroom.com This event is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis
Annual Roadside Cleanup
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00am
Where can I get bags?
Specially marked cleanup bags are free and available from Women's Institute members in your community or at the following locations:
Do I put the filled bags in my waste cart?
Actually, you can leave the bags on the roadside. Staff of the Department of Transportation and Public Works will pick up the specially marked bags after the roadside cleanup date.
Take-out Lobster Supper
Hosted by Kings United Church
May 20, 2017
Meal includes 2 lobster, salads, roll & dessert for $18.00
Alternate choice is Turkey for $15.00
Pick up at Fortune Community Centre
between 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Advance Tickets Sales only
For tickets, call Carol (687-2840);
Louise (687-3196); or Heber (583-2186)
Eastern Kings Board Games Night
EVERY Thursday Night
Upstairs at St. Margaret's hall
7:30 - 10:30
BRING - board Game (s) and a snack to share
Souris Public Library
Public Feedback Wanted!
In order to better serve our communities in Eastern PEI, the Souris Public Library is exploring the possibility of adjusting its hours of operation (we will still be open the same number of hours each week though!). The Library is seeking feedback on the following proposed hours of operation:
Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00am - 12:00 noon, 12:30 - 6:00 pm
Saturday : 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
We welcome any comments on these proposed hours and any other suggestions. Feedback can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org , online via Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GM9Z5LF , or in person at the library.
MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES
Looking for musical entertainers for every
Sunday in August 6 (booked),13,20,27 from 2-4pm
Please pass this information along to your talents family & friends.
Call 902-687-2157 ext 0 - Joeanne
Mermaid Tears Seaglass Festival
BINGO HELP NEEDED!!
Looking for a couple of people who can commit to running the bingo at the festival 10-4 July 29 th and 30 th
Call: Joeanne 902-687-2157 ext 0
Mermaid Tears Seaglass Festival is looking to have 2 food vendors during the festival ~ the 2017 festival will be charging the food vendors $100.00 to be a part of this weekend. July 29, 30 - 10-4 daily!
SOURIS OUTDOOR MARKET
Are you interested in organizing an outdoor market on the grounds of the old farmer's market spot?? Please contact the Town of Souris 902-687-2157 if interested. This market could have: veggies, artisan's wares, crafts,
young millionaires and more!!
50 th Anniversary of the Iceland 11 disaster
Creating a list of people interested in having a DVD of the memorial service and newspaper clipping from 1967 to 2017.
Contact Joeanne @ 902-687-2157 ext 0 to order yours
$10.00 per DVD
***Matt Thomas is the creator of the DVD
When : Every Thursday Night
Where : Upstairs at St. Margaret's Hall
Time : 7:30-10:30pm
Cost : Toonie (hall donation)
Bring : board game (s), and a snack to share
Like us on facebook: Eastern Kings Board Game Night
Souris West Community Council
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday
May 16, 2017 at Access PEI in Souris
Residents of Souris West are welcome to attend
Kendall Docherty Concert
Eastern Kings Community Centre,
Munns Road, on Saturday May 6th
starting at 7:30 pm.
Admission $10.00 at the door or call 357-2206 or 357-2818 for tickets.
~ Climbing your family tree ~
Eastern Kings Community Centre (85 Munns Rd)
1 st SATURDAY of April (1 st ) May (6 th ) June (3 rd ) 1-3pm
COME ~ CONTRIBUTE TO OUR HISTORY!!
2nd annual “Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History” Event
Join us on Sunday, May 28th at the Elmira Train Station for the Registration begins at 12:30 pm; walk starts at 1:00 pm. Celebrate after the walk with a barbeque, kids' games, door prizes, and music! Visit cysticfibrosis.ca or c ontact Melanie MacAdam, email@example.com ,
327-1400 for details on how to register or donate.
Musical Theatre for Kids
Mondays 6-7 pm
Harbourview Training Centre
Boost Your Confidence
Acting & Movement Classes for teens/adults/seniors
Mondays 7-8 pm
Harbourview Training Centre
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for a friendly, small-scale daycare?
Register your child at Château des Étoiles in Fortune, where a bilingual, provincially-certified staff will welcome them with open arms. Parents don't even need to be French-speaking to benefit from our services.
Did you know that mastering a second language at a very young age helps a child develop their cognitive abilities?
Don't hesitate! We have places available! Please call 902-687-7345
Vous recherchez un centre de la petite enfance à taille humaine ?
Inscrivez votre enfant au Château des étoiles à Fortune, un personnel bilingue et certifié par la province vous accueillera. Vous n'avez même pas besoin d'être francophone pour bénéficier de ces services.
Saviez-vous que la maitrise d'une deuxième langue dès le plus jeune âge, développe chez l'enfant davantage de capacités cognitives ?
N'hésitez plus, nous avons de la place et appelez le 902-687-7345
EASTERN KINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE!
MORE INTERESTING THINGS @ EASTERN KINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE!
Reserve May 6th for the
Kendall Docherty family concert at the centre.
Climbing your family tree ~
Eastern Kings Community Centre (85 Munns Rd)
1 st SATURDAY of February (4 th ) March (4 th ) April (1 st ) May (6 th )
COME ~ CONTRIBUTE TO OUR HISTORY!!
SILVER THREADS CLUB
Monday night Cards 7:30pm
Tuesday night bridge at 7:00pm
Friday night Cards 7:00
SOURIS LIBRARY HOURS
SOURIS PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS:
687-2157 ext 4
Library Hours: effective June 1, 2016
Tuesday 2pm – 7pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Friday 12pm – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm
Closed Monday, Thursday & Sunday
Checkout the library website at www.library.pe.ca
Adults: Drop-in Tech Help : Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30
Branches and Blooms Presentatio n: Tuesday, May 23 from 6:00-7:00
Children: Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30
PD Day: Star Wars Party ! Friday, May 5th from 1 - 4pm
May Makerspace : Saturday, May 20th from Noon-2pm
Libraries Against Hunger: Food Drive
All Eastern PEI Public Libraries (including the Souris Public Library) will be accepting canned & non-perishable food donations during the month of MAY. All donations will be donated to the Southern Kings & Queens Food Bank and the Souris Food Bank.
Cyber Seniors: The Souris Public Library is looking to see if there are any seniors within the community who would be interested in a "Cyber Seniors" program. This program would involve pairing a senior with a volunteer who would provide one-on-one help and answer any technology related questions - such as - how to set up an email account, how to set up a facebook profile, etc. If you would be interested in parti cipating in this program (or know of a senior who would be interested), please contact the library at (902) 687-2157 or email@example.com !
In an effort to provide the best possible service, the Souris Public Library is seeking feedback from the Community regarding its hours of operation. Our aim is to gauge the community's satisfaction with the library's current open hours and see if there I are other days or times that would better serve the needs of the community..drop by and take the survey or to find out more info.
also on our facebook page
902-687-2157 ext 4
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS, CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS, AND VISITORS OF THE SOURIS LEGION
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF MONDAY MAY 1 ST, THE SOURIS LEGION WILL BE OPERATING AT ST. MARYS HALL, ON A TEMPORARY BASIS, DURING THE RENOVATION OF THE SOURIS HOME. THE HOURS OF OPERATION REMAIN THE SAME, AND THE SAME SCHEDULES FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT BINGOS, AND SATURDAY NIGHT 'DIG FOR THE DEUCE' WILL BE IN EFFECT .
Remember : anyone can become a Legion member-membership forms are available at the bar.
Legion! Visitors are always welcome
Second Tuesday of every month
BINGO : Every Friday night @ 7 pm. GREAT PRIZES- play one game or 10. Everyone of LEGAL AGE is WELCOME. COME ONE COME ALL!!
FOOD BANK: Every Saturday 11:00-12:30 Downstairs
DIG FOR THE DEUCE: Tickets available at the bar – Monday – Friday 11am to 12am on Saturday from 11 –5pm. The ticket price remains the same $5.00 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00. The bartenders will advise you how the process works when you come to buy tickets. We will still be selling our tickets, as usual, from 6:15 - 8:15 pm at the Legion the Saturday night of the draw.
Membership fees are now due, and can be purchased at the bar.
SOURIS LIONS CLUB
Meet the first and third Thursday of each month @ Legion!
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings
Next meeting is Thursdays @ 7:30 in the basement of the legion.
**Anyone 19 and over is welcome to join.
Contact Curtis Laybolt 902-743-2143 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org …..follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/sourislionsclub
Aprils lotto 200 winners
$1000 - I & N Stewart #94 ~ $100 - Bootlegers #98,
N Simmions #164
Gary Gallant #104
$50 - Souris Credit Union #001, T Lesperance
#79, R Coffin #174, R Campbell #65
Rural Action Centre
Wondering how to get started?
Are you looking to start a new business? Are you an existing business looking to expand? A community group looking for assistance?
Drop by and see how we can help.
Visit our website at www.ruralactioncentres.ca
for other upcoming information sessions and events!
Entrepreneurship…Creating your path to success!
Souris Client Information Officer
15 Green Street, Souris PE C0A 2B0
Phone: (902) 687-4084
Toll Free: 1-855-297-9898
Montague Client Information Officer
540 Main Street, Montague, PE C0A 1R0
Phone: (902) 838-4030 ext. 221
Toll free: 1-855-297-9898
Dear friends ,
A history book has been commissioned by the Friends of East Point Lighthouse , for the area of Eastern Kings. Similar to the "Honouring Our Ancestors" book written for the St. Margaret's area, this book will cover the history of East Point, the lighthouse (celebrating its 150th anniversary) and the surrounding area.
I have been selected to undertake this task and would now like to invite any and all contributions from those with information to share. All contributions will be cited and sourced and all contributors credited.
This is our chance to record all that we know about our own history. I will include any and all historical works previously done as long as that is the wish of those who are in possession of that data. Please consider taking part in this project. Member may contribute through this site and/or in person. I can be reached at 902-215-0932, email@example.com or through my Facebook page..Thanks Kelly
LEAVE THE LIGHT ON!!
OUTDOOR LIGHTING CAN PROVIDE BOTH SAFETY AND SECURITY - The Fall season is upon us which means it is dark much earlier in the evening. By leaving your outdoor lights on you are providing some much needed safety and security for your neighbourhood, especially for people that like to walk in the evening.
Often safety and security can be combined. For example, motion-detecting security lighting mounted near the driveway provides illumination when you get out of your car at night; the same function deters intruders and unwanted critters. Motion-detecting switches can also be applied to landscape lighting to illumine shadowy areas should anyone walk nearby.
Even the moonlight effect has a security function: Soft, overall landscape lighting eliminates dark areas that might hide an intruder, exposing any movement on your property. Overly bright lights actually have a negative effect, creating undesirable pockets of deep shadow.
Community Sign @ the Beach Entrance to Souris
This sign is for non-profit organizations to inform the COMMUNITY of events. BUT should an event be Town sponsored, it takes priority over everything. There is a time limit on all announcements and this can be changed without notice. NO GUARENTEE that your event will not be changed or omitted once booked. We try very hard not to do this!!
To all Dog & Cat owners
~~ Please be reminded that you are responsible for
~~ keeping your animals on your own property
~~ for NOT allowing them to disturb your neighbors
(especially between the hours of 10pm – 7am)
for keeping them on a leash while off your property
~~ for cleaning up after your animal if they defecate on any public or private property other than your own.
For a complete copy of our Animal Control Bylaw,
please stop by Town Hall or check out www.sourispei.com – Bylaws.
Fines for non-compliance
may range from $100 to $1,500 plus impound fees if necessary.
All dogs within the Town of Souris are required to wear a valid tag/license (Renewable each June ).
A friendly reminder to come to the Town Hall to get your 2016 dog tag. Souris Dojo youth did an excellent job and have handed in the books and tags..we see from past years there are a few owners that have yet to get their tag..so drop on down between 8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday and ensure your pet gets home safely if lost.
$5.00 FOR NEUTERED/SPADED ANIMALS $10.00 FOR NON
50 Phenomenal Beaches
One Island Destination!
Explore over 400kms of unspoiled beauty in Eastern PEI. The uncrowded roads will bring you to some of the most beautiful coastlines and natural beaches.
Along with the most amazing beaches, this region is rich in culture and history with distinctive lighthouses, parks with great vistas and red clay heritage roads.
Look for the numbered colourful starfish signs making it easy to travel the coastal route.
To accompany you on your coastal drive tour, download the "50 Beaches PEI" App and pick up a Points East Coastal Drive tour map.
Enjoy your stay!
FESTIVALS & EVENTS PEI
We believe the importance of festivals and events to be the social and economic development of our communities. By working together, our organization strives to promote and improve the professionalism and popularity of festivals and events across Prince Edward Island.
check the calendar to see what is happening on PEI
Town of Souris Info
Back in 2013 through the Bienvenue chez-nous Project we were able to buy the blue and white OPEN/OUVERT flags to give out to local businesses. The flags were a great success and have been flying proudly since then, but two years can make the flags pretty ratty looking and the Town has been getting some requests for new flags. Since 2013 we have given away all of the flags that we had purchased. The purchase of the flags was part of the Bienvenue chez-nous Project.
**Since the Town has been receiving inquiries regarding the flags, they have contacted the company where we originally purchased the flags and they are able to match the price from 2013. The Town of Souris is willing to order the flags for local businesses to purchase at a cost of $31.00 each, tax included. If you are interested in purchasing an OPEN/OUVERT flag, you can place your order with Joeanne at the Town Hall 902-687-2157 ext. 0. The Town would like to have at least 15 orders before placing the order
Souris & Area Wildlife
We meet the 2 nd Wednesday of every month at the Souris Striders Ski Lodge. Meetings start at 7pm and are open to the public.
Feel free to contact us at 902-687-4115
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this event.
Souris & Area Branch ~ PEI Wildlife Federation
A FRIENDLY REMINDER!!!
Tobacco Free Policy for Town of Souris Municipal Properties