Our 2016 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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Get yours today!!

Town of Souris Travel Mug!!

$5.00 tax included!!

A perfect mug for this winter season…
Beautiful metallic blue with the Town of Souris Crest.
GREAT Christmas stocking stuffer!!!!

Available at the Town Hall



2016 Annual Souris Christmas Parade

REMINDER: December 3 rd , 2016 Parade Day – NEW TIME : 2:00pm

Print or view Brochure


*** if you have any questions

Contact Joeanne 902-687-2157 ext 0



Jimmy the Janitor
Saturday November 26 th @ 8pm..
Dundas Plowman's Hall…Tickets @ the door
or call Wayne @ 902-969-8017



36th Annual Souris Christmas
Festival & Parade

Check out the Brochure
Outside.............. Inside

A week filled with exciting events to take in:

Craft, Artisan & Bake sale

Free skate,

Ladies Night

Children's Paint night

Youth Carnival

Band concert

Rollie run

Shopping Extravaganza Party




2016 Souris Christmas

Let's decorate… we are a town living by the sea. Get out your rope and your anchors and see what you can come up with. Let's make our town
“Souris by the Sea at Christmas.”
Have your home/yard, business (outside/windows) decorated by November 25 th , the start of Souris Christmas Festival week and automatically be entered into our CHRISTMAS DECORATION CONTEST
NO need to register, our judges will do a “drive by” after festival week and choose three winners (1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd )…

1 st - Water sewer (6mths) $229.62

2 nd - Gift card (food) $120

3 rd - Gift card (food)   $100 



Legion Yard Sale
November 27

The Legion is having a Yard Sale on Sunday November 27th, 11-2 PM, upstairs. Tables are $10. or if you wish, you may donate your items for sale, the proceeds going to the legion. Please have your items at the Legion before 10:30



Hey everyone! Sadly summer is slipping away (despite this hot weather) and faster than ever . On the bright side curling is on its way! If you want to be added to our email list please email me or message the group on facebook with your email!


Thank you to Everyone

Thank you to everyone who supported and volunteered at the Ten Thousand Villages sale ! Ten Thousand Villages praised Souris for its "fellowship, spirit of our group, hospitality and the hard work". We were delighted to see the sales of $11, 327, which is up about 90% over the 2013 sale. This will help in employing people who need the work to house and feed their families, provide education and health care to their children. It furthers the vision of Villages that one day all artisans in the developing countries will earn a fair wage, be treated with dignity and respect and be able to live a life of quality. A big thank you to everyone involved!"


The Kings County Gymnastics Club is offering a  "10" week  GYMNASTICS PROGRAM at Ecole La-Belle-Cloche School in Fortune on Wednesday evenings starting November 23rd.  There will be 5 classes before Christmas Break and 5 classes after New Years.  The dates are as follows:  Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21 and then Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Feb.1.  

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
Saturday, November 19th 
from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Registration fee is $80.00 + $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

Eastern Kings Fitness Centre, 203 Main Street, Souris: inside the Eastern Kings Sportsplex : Are you looking to access the fitness centre? Personnel is available Monday evenings from 6-8pm to discuss all your needs at the centre. Like us on Facebook!


Clean out your closets and raid your relatives closets and bring your donations to the Parade…watch for the Village Feast Crew as they will gratefully accept gently used coats.. if unable to attend the parade they can be dropped off at the Family Resource Centre
Main Street Family Resource Centre
1 Washington St.



Seniors College of PEI
we are getting ready for our fall registration.

We have quite a few people from the Souris area who take college courses in
Kings and Queens County.
Also this year working with Jacob Smith from the Eastern Sport and Recreation Council we are offering ' Fitness for Youthful Hearts' in Souris in the fall.

All of our courses for next year are now on line at and we have just launched a facebook page.


Local artisans are busy working on new art for our annual


Our hours will be:

Mon., Nov 28 - Sat., Dec 3 - 12 - 6 pm

Mon., Dec 5 - Sat., Dec 10 - 12 - 6 pm

We will also stay open late on Wed., Nov 30 for the Shopping Party
6 - 9 pm, where we will have creative activities and door prizes.




Wednesday, November 23, 16



20 MacPhee Rd, Souris, PE





Eastern Kings Sportsplex



Adults: Thursdays 11-12:45pm $2.00pp

Pre School: Thursday 1-2pm & Saturdays 1:40pm FREE


Adult Skate
Nov 16th

An adult skate this Saturday evening November 26 th @ 9:10pm -10:10pm $2.50pp, for this week only @ the Eastern Kings Sportsplex – Some folks are working HARD to bring an adult skate weekly to Souris so stay tuned
for an update in January!!



Souris Striders Ski Club News

New 2016/17 .. Try snowshoeing – newly purchased snow shoes are now available come and give it a try!!

Christmas is coming and ski memberships are now available! GREAT Christmas gifts!!!

Work is already underway for the preparation of this year's ski season!

2016-17 RATES

Single Adult ski & snowshoe memberships 85.00

Family ski & snowshoe memberships 175.00 (2 adults & 2 students)

Student ski & snowshoe memberships 30.00

Daily ski pass 8.00

Daily ski rental 8.00

Daily snowshoe rental 5.00

Daily snowshoe pass 5.00

***Night skiing & snowshoeing 5 pm - 10pm

3 km lit trail ~ a bonus not to mention the picturesque winter wonderland scenery! 21km, 4 trails, groomed, classic, skate &snowshoe!!




We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a great skiing and }
snowshoeing New Year!!

902 969 0158 for info call Steve!




Table rentals


Phone # 902-687-4639

Hosts: Little Pond Girl Guides

November 25,26, 2016 @ St. Mary's Hall




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


music and cafe brochure 2016



Souris 4-H Council
Friday, December 9th beginning at 7:00pm

The Souris 4-H Council is holding a fundraiser to support the growing clubs in our District! Join us for a "Christmas Paint Night" with artists Marie McGaugh & Paula Sheehan on Friday, December 9th beginning at 7:00pm . The event will be held at the Dundas Plowing Match Grounds in the Heritage Hall. The painting will be Christmas-themed on canvas. Tickets are $40.00 per person (16+) - includes all supplies and a light snack. To purchase tickets please contact Katie MacCormack at or 902-687-7194. Limited spots available!

The PEI Humane Society

The PEI Humane Society is asking islanders to give generously, to help your local nonprofit shelter reach its annual fundraising goal of $65,000.  That's just the cost of our veterinarian supplies & services we provide each year.  Staff and volunteers work with animals in shelter or foster care to provide the best care possible. From tip-to-tip and nose-to-tail...We are your shelter!   To make a donation go to or visit us at 309 Sherwood rd.  



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


Are you dealing with high turnover?

Do you seek RELIABLE and DEPENDABLE employees?

Do you want to increase your business efficiencies while keeping costs low?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Inclusions East Inc . in association with

Ready, Willing and Able invite you to attend an EMPLOYER EXPO

November 23 rd at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Souris between 11-2pm

December 2 , at Montague Town Hall 11-2pm

Wage subsidy providers will be on site to provide information and answer questions.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Funded in whole or in part by the Canada Prince Edward Island
Labour Market Development Agreement





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


Wednesdays at 10:30 am

PD Day Fun – Holiday Ornament Creations!
Friday, December 2nd at 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Book Bank

During the month of December the library will be collecting new or gently-used children's books. All donations will be included in Christmas Hampers which are distributed to families throughout the Island by local food banks.


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



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!!




Fortune Community Centre Events 


Pancake Breakfast

Featuring Chef Michael Smith!!

Saturday, December 3 rd , 2016

Fortune Community Centre

8am-12pm (plenty of time to then make the Souris Christmas Parade @ 2pm!!

Tickets: 8 under $5.00pp

8yrs and over $15.00pp

Pancakes, sausage, bacon, tea, coffee, juice with a choice of Apple Cinnamon Stew topping for your pancakes or syrup!


3 Draws:

** Feast for 2 at the Inn at Bay Fortune a $200.00 value (summer 2017)

** Michael Smith's cookbook

** Chastity Smith's CD


At Souris Petro Canada

Call: 902-687-1614


Santa will make a visit before heading to Souris!!!

Fundraiser for: Journey of Remembrance Vimy Ridge 2017


Bingo every Monday starting at 7:00pm

Darts for Meat every Friday starting at 7:30.

$2 per round.  All 19 & over welcome.

For more information on these events check out our website at or Like us on Facebook


Girl Guides meet every Tuesday from 6:15- 7:30
*Not too late to register  - call 687-4639 for more info


Fish for the Five Fundraiser – starting soon!

Stay tuned for further details.


**Keep up to date on happenings at the Centre at


And be sure to Like us on Facebook

For more Festivals & Events check out:
Download their app and be reminded of all kinds of Island fun activities!!!

See website

For more details or call 687-2891 for more information



A Joyful Sound Choir

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Christmas performed by the beloved community choir
A Joyful Sound ” under the direction of Christie Beck ~ Accompanied by Fran McBurnie.

** Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 2:30pm ~ St. Mary's Church, Souris

A freewill offering will be collected


Souris West Community Council
meets at 6:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

at Souris Hospital Boardroom
Residents of Souris West are welcome to attend

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.

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




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 – 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

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,


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





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

We're now selling our Christmas Grocery Draw tickets.

1st prize $500 in groceries
2nd prize $200 in groceries
3rd prize $100 in groceries
**** Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5
Draw will be held at our
Seniors party December 9th

Contact Curtis Laybolt 902-687-1457 or email @ …..follow us on facebook

The lions club doesn't meet during July and August. Starting in September


Remember : anyone can become a Legion member-membership forms are available at the bar.

Legion! Visitors are always welcome


Second Tuesday of every month


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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