The SPHLS is pleased to help get the word out about this terrific summer festival that is taking place in just two weeks time - from July 18-22, 2018. The complete schedule of events is included below!
The Organizing Committee is also looking to recruit volunteers to assist from 12-3 pm on Saturday, July 21st. Help is needed to supervise the bouncy inflatable play areas and/or to help collect entry fees for the Hole-in-One Golf Challenge or Dunk Tank activities.
if you are interested, please contact Paula Sinnott at email@example.com.
We are pleased to share news of two exciting programs that will begin in the coming days!
Nature Space Yoga introduces Summer 2018 Beach Yoga Classes beginning Sunday, July 15th. 10% of fees earned from these classes will be donated to the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society. Check out all the details at:
The Morell Farmers Market returns to Leo Rossiter Park in Morell on Sunday, July 1st! Both new and returning vendors will be there to ring in the summer season!
We'll look forward to seeing you there!
You may have noticed some changes to the site... we are preparing to enrich the resources online to include various historical artifacts, including local photos, written and oral histories, maps and other artifacts.
Please stay tuned over the coming months, and visit often to see what's new as we continue to add these resources online. We appreciate your patience with this process.
Please take a moment to check out the new Morell & Area Development Corporation Facebook page! The group now has a survey that will be mailed out on April 5th, 2018 and it also has an on-line version that can be found at:
Be sure to enter your info for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards to the Morell Consumers Coop!.
Greetings from the SPHLS!
We are proud to announce that our own St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse has recently been featured by TFO 24.7, a French television station located in Ontario, Click below to watch the video.
Good news! The minutes of the 2017 AGM are posted on our website. We invite you to read them for the latest updates!
Just 10 days left before the St. Peters Lighthouse Society Annual General Meeting!
it has indeed been an exciting summer for the SPH Lighthouse Society! The restoration work has transformed the lighthouse and just a few details remain to be completed. We could not have achieved this success without the support of the community and we will share details of this work at the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on on Thursday, Aug. 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Leo Rossiter Park Chalet in Morell. Please join us!
We will also be drawing the winning tickets from our SPHLS Raffle effort so it promises to be an exciting event! Raffle tickets can still be purchased by contacting Katie Sheahan at 902-961-8920 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also have a booth at the Morell Farmers Market on Sunday, Aug. 27th from 9 - 1.
Stay tuned in the days and weeks ahead for photos of the lighthouse that many have begun to share with us! Here is a peek at just one that was spotted on display at the Panmure Island Lighthouse and that was taken in the early 70s! Our thanks to Vera Teschow for sending this our way.
It is hard not to do a double take now that our lighthouse painting has been completed - the response has been overwhelmingly positive. In particular - so many kudos for the colour of our trim red. (For the curious, a Benjamin Moore brand named Safety Red, a factory tinted paint resistant to fade....an easy choice.)
Our painter, Billy Connolly, did a great job completing the work over ten days including the Canada Day Holiday. (We think he took Sunday morning off for church.) The project was essentially ready for full appreciation on July 14th, two and a half weeks ahead of schedule. And, if you look carefully at the photo of Billy below, you may spot a tall ship just over his left shoulder!
So now we are onto final embellishments including a "wharf wall" trim over the crib, mounting of the Founding Members Plaque, and evening illumination of the beacon. We hope to complete all work by the end of August.
Between now and then, our team of SPHLS volunteers are hard at work selling raffle tickets to raise funds that will allow us to preserve the lighthouse in 'as restored' condition. Tickets will be on sale this weekend at the first event of the St. Peters Bay Blueberry Festival - the Community Yard Sale being held in the St. Peters Rink on Saturday, July 27th from 8:30 - 12:00 and also on Sunday, July 28th at the Morell Farmers Market from 9:00 - 1:00. We hope to see you there!
This tall ship is starting a two-month training run with 25 students and 15 staff. It arrived from the Maggies and is on its way to Miramichi where they will start a race! Enjoyed an overnight here in the Harbour as they were ahead of schedule. Bye, Bye!
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