Our 2017 Town Events

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.

Mousetales cut off is the 20 th of each and every month except December when it is the 15 th


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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



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



East Point to Souris
Lighthouse RUN

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 This event is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis


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 , online via Survey Monkey: , or in person at the library.



Second Annual
Sprouts Gardening club

The Souris Regional Sprouts Gardening Club will host its second annual seedling sale on Wednesday, June 21st, in the Souris Regional School green house. There will be a wide assortment of healthy seedlings, including lots of varieties of tomatoes. The sale will run from 3-5:30pm. 



Fortune Community Centre

220 Fortune Wharf Rd. N.


June 23  at 7:30pm– Fortunate Few

Festival of Small Halls Concert

Featuring Kelley Mooney
Leon Gallant & Billy MacInnis and Storyteller, Nils Ling.

Tickets – $20.00

Available on Friday nights at Fish for Five Draw


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

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



A Joyful Sound  

community choir is celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a  Made in Canada  concert! The concert will feature compositions of some wonderful musicians who've called this country home -  Stan Rogers, Ian Tyson, Leonard Cohen, Oscar Peterson , and more. A Joyful Sound is directed by Christie Beck and accompanied by Fran McBurnie. Please join us at the Vernon Bridge United Church on June 3rd, 7pm ; and at the Summerside Presbyterian Church on June 4th at 2:30 pm. Admission is by donation, with a lunch to follow.






**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



Employers, Owners, Managers, Supervisors
and Safety Committee Members

Are invited to attend Occupational Health & Safety Workshops;
Workplace Inspections
at Rural Action Centres across the Province.

These FREE Workers Compensation Board of PEI two hour sessions will introduce the components of effective workplace inspections. Inspections are a planned comprehensive walk through of an entire area of the workplace. The goal is to identify potential hazards in a given scenario and be proactive in order to prevent incidents.  What to look for and what to do when a hazard is identified will be reviewed and discussed.

Please register for a Workplace Inspections session at the Rural Action Centre (RAC)

location of your choice by 12:00 noon the day before the session:

Montague RAC   - 540 Main Street, Montague, PEI
Thursday June 8, at 10:00 a.m. 
Chantale Ansems  Email:  Tel: 902-838-4030 ext 221

Souris RAC 15 Green Street, Souris, PEI
Thursday June 15 at 10:00 a.m. 
Valerie Flynn  Email:   Tel: 902-687-4084



Sunday, July 16 th , 2017


902-969-1278 or


Harbourview Training Centre & Chef Michael Flavour Shack (seasonal)

$45.00 Steak only –Lobster only

$60.00 for both



Take Control of Your Health!  

Join the Living a Healthy Life 6-week program starting on Wednesday afternoons in Souris this May 23 to June 28 to learn tips and tools to help you live well!

This FREE program can help anyone with on-going health condition (caregivers, or loved ones also welcome).

Find new ways to: Eat healthy and exercise, manage your symptoms, make daily tasks easier, manage your fear, anger and frustration and communicate with your family, friends, doctors, and other health providers.

Sign up now! Call: 1-888-854-7244




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
Age: 16+


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 , online via Survey Monkey: , or in person at the library.




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


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!




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

Age: 16+

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



The Souris 4-H District

The Souris 4-H District will be holding annual Achievement Days to celebrate the completion of their projects and the 4-H year. The public is welcome to come see the projects and what 4-H is all about. These are always fun events!

The Chepstow-Little Harbour 4-H Club  invites the general public to their  Achievement Day to showcase the members' projects on Friday, June 30 th , at 2836 East Point Rd (Kingsboro). Project demonstrations will start at 4pm with a BBQ/potluck at 6pm.  Burgers and Hot Dogs are provided by the Club but we ask that everyone attending bring a potluck dish to share (salads, dessert, finger foods, etc).  Please bring enough drinks/chairs for your family (water, tea and coffee are provided).  There could be a bonfire, weather permitting.  In case of rain, a new location will be announced.

The Morell and Area Club and the Grand River East Club will be holding their Achievement Days together on June 26th at 6pm at the Dundas Plowing Match Grounds (Dundas). The general public is welcome to join them in celebrating member's projects and achievements!"   



~ 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




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




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


Souris Citizens on Patrol

Are you interested in volunteering with this GREAT program??

Information meeting June 1 st @ 6:30 third floor of the town hall.




Monday night Cards 7:30pm
Tuesday night bridge at 7:00pm
Friday night Cards 7:00






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


Adult Programs:
Drop-in Tech Help : Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30

Children Programs:
Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30

Get Your Summer Read On Day: TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party:  Saturday, June 17th from 12:00-2:00 

TD Summer Reading Club

  The Souris Public Library is gearing up for another fun summer with the TD Summer Reading Club -  Canada's biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages. For 2017, the theme of the program will be "Canada" in order to celebrate Canada's 150. The library will be hosting a Launch Party to kick off the program on June 17th and then regular, weekly programming starting in July. Please contact the library for more information on how to register for the program. Hope to see you all this summer!


Adults: Drop-in Tech Help : Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30

Children: Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30

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 !


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






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.




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 @ …..follow us on facebook


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
for other upcoming information sessions and events!

Entrepreneurship…Creating your path to success!

Souris Client Information Officer
Valerie Flynn
15 Green Street, Souris PE   C0A 2B0
Phone:      (902) 687-4084
Toll Free:  1-855-297-9898

Montague Client Information Officer
Valerie Flynn
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, or through my Facebook page..Thanks Kelly




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

The Town of Souris would like to advise that all dogs must be on leash when walking along the Souris Beach . Even though your dog may be a friendly and well trained, some people are nervous of dogs regardless of their size, breed or temperament.    Also, please remember to always "Scoop if they Poop" 

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our beach.   Your cooperation is appreciated.  Thank you !


The Town of Souris has a bylaw about cleaning up after your dog no matter where they poop! PLEASE follow this bylaw – always pick up after your dog!!

Thank you for your cooperation


~~ 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 – 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 drop on down between 8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday and ensure your pet gets home safely if lost.



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!


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 for more information about this event.

Souris & Area Branch ~ PEI Wildlife Federation



Tobacco Free Policy for Town of Souris Municipal Properties

Want to Volunteers for
Up-coming Events?

For additional information please contact

Souris Special Events coordinator

Joeanne Roche

Phone: (902)687-2157 ext 0




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