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
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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
THANK YOU !
On behalf of the Special Events Department of the Town of Souris
I would like to thank
Souris Sliders Ski Club for hosting our Islander Day activities
Seaside Bakery for their chili, buns and surprise baked goods – that was going over and above to make sure this event was great!!
Arch Wilson for organizing, picking up and returning items
The volunteers, board and staff of the ski club for assisting the people that came out for Islander Day!!
So glad to see everyone out having a great time!!
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
The Kings United Pastoral Charge will be hosting a yard sale at the
Fortune Community Centre
Saturday, April 22nd from 9-11am.
Donations to the church table are greatly appreciated, set-up on Saturday morning. Please drop off donations by 8:30am. To book a table to sell your own treasures contact Shelly McClumpha at 902-687-4005. Tables are $5 each.
No early birds please
Souris Volunteer Tax Clinic
(75 Main Street, Souris, PEI)
3 rd floor – elevator available
Walk-in Clinic – No appointment necessary
Clinics are held every Wednesday from 9:00am to 2:00pm
from March 1 st to April 2 6 th , 201 7
In case of inclement weather, if the Souris Access PEI is closed, the tax clinic will also be closed.
The Kings County Gymnastics Club is offering a "7" week GYMNASTICS PROGRAM at Ecole La-Belle-Cloche School in Fortune on Wednesday evenings starting April 19th. The program is offered to girls and boys ages 3-15. First class time is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for the 3-6 year olds and the second class time is from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for the 7-15 year olds. The primary goal of the club is to offer the children FUN, FITNESS and FUNDAMENTALS of the sport of gymnastics. The Head Instructor is Darlene Grenier, a Level III certified gymnastics coach.
Registration is taking place at the Main Street Mall in Souris on Saturday, April 15th from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Registration fee is $60.00 + $25.00 insurance/registration fee. The ins./reg. fee is a once a year fee (Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017). For more information, please feel free to contact Darlene at (902) 687-2221 or (902) 969-8209 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
For helping our kids have warm hands this winter!
Places receiving mitts & caps:
** Eastern Kings Early Learning Centre
** Family Living Centre
** Down to Earth Daycare
All donations including yarn were much appreciated
The Mitten Grammies
Annette & Margaret
Artists on Main Souris
We are looking for artists of all mediums to be part of Artists on Main Souris for the 2017 season. To be eligible, artists must be residents of the Points East Coastal Drive region and have their product juried in according to the standards of the PEI Crafts Council. http://peicraftscouncil.com/membership/standards-guidelines/ Jurying will take place on Wednesday, April 26th from 9:30 – noon, Access PEI, 15 Green Street, Souris. For further information please contact Teri Hall at 902-687-3367 or Nancy Ching at 902-357-2188.
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 Striders Ski Club News
3 km lit trail ~ a bonus not to mention the picturesque winter wonderland scenery! 21km, 4 trails, groomed, classic, skate & snowshoe!!
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) until the end of the season are 2 for one fee!
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
The Eastern Kings Senior Neighbours Club are having their Annual Meeting on Wednesday April 5th starting with potluck at noon and the meeting starting at 1pm..All are welcome and annual dues of $5.00 are payable at the meeting.
Yoga starts on Thursday March 23rd at 10:30 with Rachel.
Reserve Tuesday April 18th from 6-8pm for our Community Open house. Come and share a bowl of chilli or soup with us as you view all the projects we have completed this past year with funding from New Horizons for Seniors. Maybe you have suggestions for projects for another year. Come and bring a friend.
Reserve Sunday April 23rd for a wonderful brunch at the
centre from 10:30-12:30.
~ 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!!
Kids Youth Drop In
Re-opening on Friday evening, April 7th.
It will continue every Friday evening, 7-9pm, and all teens, grades 7 - 12 are invited. A place to hang out, play pool or ping pong, and enjoy snacks and refreshments. It's all free.
At the Souris Kids Centre, 14 Hebrew Street, Souris.
For more info, please call
Arie or Gerty Hoogerbrugge at 902 687-1334
TOWN OF SOURIS
Winter Parking Restrictions
The Town of Souris would like to remind its residents of Parking and Traffic Control By-law #2004-11 section 5:12
"No driver of a motor vehicle shall, park or leave any vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00a.m. and 6:00a.m. during the months of December, January, February, March or April.
Violators may be ticketed (min $50 - max $100) and/or towed at the owners expense based on towing fees.
The Souris Kids Youth Drop IN
Will re-open on Friday evening, April 7th. It will continue every Friday evening, 7-9pm, and all teens, grades 7 - 12 are invited. A place to hang out, play pool or ping pong, and enjoy snacks and refreshments. It's all free.
At the Souris Kids Centre, 14 Hebrew Street, Souris. For more info, please call Arie or Gerty Hoogerbrugge at 902 687-1334.
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 email@example.com
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!
New courses being offered are:
Computing for seniors starting March 14th from 10-12.
Knitting starting March 1st from 1:30-3:30
Chair yoga starting March 23rd at 10:30 am,
Rug braiding starting late March on Mondays at 1:30.
***these courses are all free with funding through New Horizons for Seniors.
Also please reserve Sunday April 23rd for our
spring Brunch at the 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
Silver Threads Club of Souris
Meeting on April 19, 2017
immediately following the
General Meeting at 1 p.m.
at the Silver Threads Club,
75 Main Street, Souris, PE.
All members are encouraged
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org !
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.
Fortune Community Centre Events
Bingo every Monday at 7pm
Darts for Meat every Friday at 7:30pm with Cash Bar
Fish for the Five – ticket sales Mondays from 6-7
and Friday from 6:30-8:15 with draw at 8:30 with Cash Bar
Tickets $5 each with building Jackpot.
Pub & Games Night every Friday during Fish for the Five
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for the weekly Fish For the Five Jackpot
& Weekly Bingo prizes for Jackpot, Bonanza and Loonie Pot.
or go to www.FortuneCommunityCentre.com
For more details or call 687-2891 for more information
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 @ email@example.com …..follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/sourislionsclub
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information about this event.
Souris & Area Branch ~ PEI Wildlife Federation
A FRIENDLY REMINDER!!!
Tobacco Free Policy for Town of Souris Municipal Properties