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 Travel Mug!!
$5.00 tax included!!
A perfect mug for this winter season…
Beautiful metallic blue with the Town of Souris Crest..
Available at the Town Hall
We are looking for artists of all mediums to be part of Artists on Main Souris for the 2016 season.
Souris will be holding a grand reopening on Canada Day Weekend! Join us on Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd at our new location on 120 Main Street. We'll be open 10am to 5pm alongside Kim's Coffee Bar and Creamery. There will be door prizes!
* **We are also offering classes on Wednesday afternoons please call or drop by for details.
Monday ~ Sat: 10 - 5pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
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.
For further information please contact Teri Hall at 902-687-3367 or Nancy Ching
The Canadian Cancer Society PEI
Do you have a few hours to help in the fight against cancer? Why not volunteer? The Canadian Cancer Society PEI is recruiting ambassadors to work on our behalf in your community.
The Canadian Cancer Society PEI is currently recruiting ambassadors in your community. Every year close to 900 Islanders hear the words “You have cancer”. It's a disease that affects not only the person diagnosed, but their family and friends as well. The ambassador program supports those people.
Community Ambassadors are our eyes, ears, hands, and feet across the province and support Islanders living with cancer, their families and friends by ensuring they are aware of our Information and Support Programs, by increasing referrals to these services and by acting as a liaison between the community and the Division. As a volunteer ambassador you can help people in your community access information about their diagnosis and treatment options, as well as, connect them with someone who has been through a similar experience.
A few hours of your time can make a huge difference in the lives of Islanders on a cancer journey
Contact Julia Pike for more information at 1-866-566-4007
Souris Live Inc
Presents shows on "The Centre Stage "
Souris Kids Youth Centre ,
14 Hebrew Ave., Souris
(turn at the Irving)
Tickets to all shows available at
Evergreen Cafe , Souris
or take a chance at door
July 3rd 7:30 p.m. $20
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
July 10th 7:30 p.m. $12
Sunday Night Hoedown & Kurk Bernard
July 23rd 7:30 p.m. $20
July 24th 7:30 p.m. $12
Sunday Night Hoedown & Barry O'Brien
July 30th 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance $12 at door
July 31st 7:30 p.m. $15
Sunday Night Hoedown and Shiloh
August 1st 7.30p.m. $10 in advance $12 at door
August 7 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp
SUNDAY NIGHT HOEDOWN/ & Dunes & Tunes
(Jordan LeClair, Nathan Condon)
August 14 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp
SUNDAY NIGHT HOEDOWN & Janet Mcgarry
August 21 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp
SUNDAY NIGHT HOEDOWN & Johnny Ross Family
August 28 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp
SUNDAY NIGHT HOEDOWN & Kelly Mooney
September 4 ~ 7:30pm ~ $15.00pp
SUNDAY NIGHT HOEDOWN & SHILOH FINALE
Souris Live Inc and Don't ye Know Theatre Inc
Dance , Sing, and Act! Children Theatre Camp ages 8 to 14 yrs,
August 22 to 26th 8:30am to 3:30 pm
Performance- August 27th 7:00pm
Souris Live Inc is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to supporting live music.
All members are volunteers
contact : Marie McGaugh 902-687-2597 or email@example.com
CANADA DAY INFO
Get your nominations in for:
Citizen of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
These will be two awards handed out on Canada day!
Reminder : Bring a towel if you are going to be in the Youth Area this year
Canada Day Brochure
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!
Mermaid Tears Seaglass Festival, Town of Souris
Looking for Musical entertainers/groups for July 30/31, 2016 ~ Time: 10-3 daily
~ Playing background music for the festival!!
Contact Joeanne 902-687-2157 ext 0
MERMAID TEARS SEA GLASS FESTIVAL ....NEEDS YOU!!
We are in need of some new volunteers to sit on the committee for the 2016 festival..this requires one meeting a month until July the festival month..We are a well-oiled machine but could use with extra help with ideas!!
Call Joeanne 902-687-2157 ext 0 if interested or for more info.
MERMAID TEARS SEAGLASS FESTIVAL is looking for musicians to play during the festival..this is for inside the big tent..no sound system ~ just back ground music..if interested or for more information please contact Joeanne @ 902-687-2157 ext 0 this is a paid venture.
UPDATE: Annual Souris Christmas Parade
The town of Souris will be changing the time of our to 2pm starting this year!! Please mark your calendars!!
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
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,
Information, Photographs, Memorabilia
related to building at 120 Main St. in Souris.
Built in 1931, it functioned as a Garage – MacKenzie Garage – owned and operated by Robert “Bobby” MacKenzie. In the 1970's it was purchased by Mel MacPhee who operated the first Home Hardware location.
The current owners would appreciate pictures or articles to make copies of in order to put in a display at the newly renovated location which will feature a coffee bar and the “Artisans on Main” retail store. We will be opening June 1 st , 2016.
Please contact Kim at 902-687-2007 or drop in after June 1 st , 2016.
Thank you - Kim
Mark your calendars !!!!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13 th from 6-9p.m . at the St. Mary's Hall for our Kitchen Party ! There will be live music: JJ Chaisson, Anastasia DesRoches, and Mylene Ouletter with special guests les Etoiles de l'Est and great Acadian food (chicken fricot and white galettes) being served.
The cost is $5 per person.
On Sunday, August 14 th , Souris will host the Provincial celebrations for
PEI at the Historic Souris Lighthouse .
Opening ceremonies (raising of the Acadian flag, singing of Ave Maris Stella and the Tintamarre) will take place at Noon. Louise Arsenault, Caroline Bernard and Helène will kick off a live performance at 12:30 after the opening ceremonies.
Grounds and activities will begin at 1:00p.m, and finish off at 4:00p.m. There will be a BINGO , painting with Lynn Gaudet , sea glass mobile making with Anita and Willy and an Acadian Tye dye T-Shirt activity. There will be a 100-foot inflatable obstacle course and a bungee run inflatable. Acajoux will be around, so be ready to get your picture taken with our Acadian Mascot!!
Pictures will be developed onsite.
Our traditional Acadian food (meatpie, rappie pie and potato pancakes), and Mussels will be served all day from the Mobile Kitchen.
The day will close with music from Louise MacKinnon, Kevin Chaisson and
Children Painting at the Beach!!
Come join us for:
Open to children/youth; 6years and up.
$10.00 per person
11am @ Souris Gateway Beach Park. Saturday morning: July 16 th and 30 rd
No experience necessary we supply what you need Canvas , Paints and Brushes
To reserve your spot call Marie @ 902-6897-2597.
Something different each session!!
Souris by the Sea Treasures
Souris Historic Lighthouse
OPEN for the SEASON
June hours – 10 AM to 5PM
July and August hours – 9AM to 7PM
We carry a treasure trove of great local arts and crafts as well as souvenir items, t-shirts, hoodies, books, prints, cards, culinary, soaps, candles, pottery, woodworking, wind chimes, and SEA GLASS JEWELLERY AND HOME DÉCOR!! Lots for everyone! Looking forward to your visit!!!!
Lighthouse Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School
“CARSTAR Walk to Make
Cystic Fibrosis History”
Join us on Sunday , May 29th at the Elmira Train Station for the “CARSTAR Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History” event. Registration begins at 11:30 am; the walk starts at 12:00 am. Celebrate after the walk with a barbeque, kids' games, door prizes, and live music! Visit cysticfibrosis.ca or c ontact:
Melanie MacAdam, firstname.lastname@example.org , 902-327-1400 for details on how to register or donate.
Kids On The Road To Fortune !
Saturday June 4th., at 7:30 pm. Mark Haines and his marvelous music students are presenting their spring concert at Centre Stage (formerly St. James's United Church) in Souris. The show will feature many different styles of music from kids aged 7 to 89. Admission $10.00 at the door. For advance sales and information call Verna Carter 902-327-0555 or visit Evergreen Cafe, Main Street, Souris.
EASTERN KINGS HEALTH FOUNDATION INC
The Eastern Kings Health Foundation would like to thank all supporters of the People You Know, Care You Can Trust Campaign . Special appreciation and thank you to all who donated and volunteered their time to secure a new Digital X-ray Unit, Wound Vacuum Pump, Chemistry & Coagulation Analyzers for Souris Hospital .
The Eastern Kings Health Foundation extends a very sincere thank you to
Evelyn MacKenzie; Campaign Chair, Susan Birt & Andy Mooney; Campaign Co-Chairs and the late Robert Rose as
Honorary Campaign Chair. THANK YOU
2016 National Park Early Bird Pricing
Prince Edward Island National Park is once again offering season passes at an “early bird” rate until June 15, 2016. Visitors can now purchase a 2016 Family/Group, adult, senior, or youth season pass for 50% off the regular price. Families can enjoy PEI National Park all season for only $49.
Discounted season passes can be purchased at the following Parks Canada locations: Ardgowan National Historic Site (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), Green Gables Heritage Place (after May 1), Cavendish Campground kiosk (after June 8), or online.
For more information contact:
Parks Canada, PEI Field Unit
SOURIS SPEAKS TO THE WORLD
On Friday, June 3 members of the amateur radio group (HAM's) will set up a number of radios and antennas at the Souris lighthouse. This endeavor is referred to as a lighthouse activation with the purpose of making contacts to HAM's around the world who have an interest in “collecting” lighthouses especially those in rare locations such as PEI. The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society maintains a database of over fifteen thousand lighthouses around the world and has designed Souris as CAN-464. An added bonus for the HAM's recording the Souris lighthouse contact is they can also log a contact to an island. The station will be active until late afternoon on Sunday, June 5. The public is invited to the lighthouse where individuals can use the radios under the supervision of a HAM.
VILLAGE FEAST TICKETS:
July 3 rd , 2016
Call: 902-969-1278 or daytime 902-687-3032 ask for Jolyne
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.
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
To all Dog & Cat owners
2016 DOG TAGS
Starting the middle of May to the first week in June, please make welcome the students and parents of Souris DoJo, they will be selling our 2016 dog tags..
$5.00 for animals that have been neutered and $10.00 for un-neutered animals.
~~ 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
Eastern Kings Sportsplex
Don't Ye Know Theatre
BOOKING DON'T YE KNOW THEATRE PUPPET
SHOWS FOR FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Don't Ye Know Theatre offers Puppet Shows throughout the Island and are looking to fill their calendar for the 2016 Summer Season. DYKT offers 20-30 minute puppet shows geared towards children under the age of twelve. The plays are based on the culture & history of PEI.
**One 30 min. Puppet Show/Day (including set-up & tear down): 3 hrs - $250*
**Three 5-30 min. Puppet Show/Day (includes set-up & tear down): 5 hrs - $450*
**Extra for Puppet Plays custom written for event - $100
**A travel cost will be added for a distance over 25km
To *For more information please contact Festival
coordinator Samantha Bruce at email@example.com
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.
Contact Rod Clark @ 902-368-6332 To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member!!! The Town Events & C.A.F.E. are members!!!
SILVER THREADS CLUB
Monday night Cards 7:30pm
Tuesday night bridge at 7:00pm
Friday night Cards 7:00
Fortune Community Centre Events
Pancake Breakfast – July 10 th from 11-1pm. Pancakes, sausages, fruit, tea/coffee/juice. Adults $6, Kids $4. Everyone welcome
Fortune Fun Festival – August 13-14 th . More details to come later!
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 FortuneCommunityCentre.com 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
**Keep up to date on happenings at the Centre at
And be sure to Like us on Facebook
For more Festivals & Events check out: www.festivalspei.com
Download their app and be reminded of all kinds of Island fun activities!!!
See website 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org …..follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/sourislionsclub
June Lotto 200 Winners
$500: J O'Keefe #166 - $100 :K Gulewicz #033, J & N MacIssac #029, K MacNeil #140, - $50: D Outhouse #021, Souris Town Maintenance #147, Silver Threads Club #117, S Mallard 093.
The lions club doesn't meet during July and August.
Our next meeting will be the first Thursday in September 2016. We hope to see everyone at the Canada celebrations in the park.
We'll be there selling hotdogs, hamburgers, and mussels.
BINGO : (NO Bingo March 25 th , 2015 )
Every Friday night @ 7 pm. GREAT PRIZES- play one game or 10. Everyone of LEGAL AGE is WELCOME. COME ONE COME ALL!!
MONTHLY MEETINGS —Second Tuesday of every month ~ @ 7pm.
FOOD BANK: Every Saturday 11:00-12:30 – Downstairs!
DIG FOR THE DEUCE:
Legion is now in a partnership with the Fireman's Association ~ Every Saturday. Tickets sales will be from 6:15 - 8:15, with the draw to take place at 8:30 sharp. The winning ticket MUST be present.
NEW: Membership drive: if you pay your membership early, then you are eligible for a draw for a FREE membership next year! Membership fees are due now, payable at the bar.
Membership: Membership fees are due now, payable at the bar.
Remember : anyone can become a Legion member-membership forms are available at the bar.
Legion! Visitors are always welcome
NEW!!! DIG FOR THE DEUCE: SOME CHANGES TO OUR DIG FOR THE DEUCE..... A NEW game this Saturday June 25 th Same rules as before – tickets available at the bar – Monday – Friday 11am to 8pm and on Saturday from 11 – 2pm. 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.
NEW!!! DIG FOR THE DEUCE: CONGRATULATIONS TO: Jackie Aitkin winning top prize of $46,500.
Canada Day July 1 st celebrations start at 6pm, music by the Perry's and Mark Sheppard. Burgers and Mussels $2.00 each, Fireworks at 10pm COME ONE COME ALL!!
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.
FREE Eco-tours at Basin Head!
Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August for our third year of eco-tours at Basin Head. These tours will be offered FREE of charge but donations to the Souris and Area Wildlife Branch will be gratefully accepted. This authentic adventure lets you experience the unique ecosystem of Basin Head, the rich marine history and cultural significance of this area and lets you discover the unique plant ecology hidden within the sand dunes at Basin Head. Tours start July 5 th at 9:30 am at the Fisheries Museum in Basin Head. Call to reserve your tour by phone at 902-687-4115 or email us at email@example.com today!
Souris & Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation's 4 th Annual Lobster Fundraising Dinner is coming up on Sunday, August 7 th at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris from 4 to 6 pm.
This is our biggest fundraiser with all profits directed towards environmental enhancement initiatives in the area.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and the lobster plate will include delicious homemade seafood chowder, hors d'oeuvres consisting of a variety of smoked fish, a traditional lobster dinner with all of the fixings or ham as an alternative, plus tasty blueberry shortcake for dessert. Eat in or take out is available. Your ticket purchase also includes your 'Souris & Area Wildlife' membership card or a ‘Junior Souris Wildlife' membership card for the kids!
Tickets will be available through Vernon d'Eon and Remedy's Rx in Souris and at both Souris and Montague offices of The Cooperators: Jansen McKinnon & Associates. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 902-687-4115 to get book or order your dinner tickets. Limited tickets will be sold; we look forward to seeing you there!
Souris & Area Branch ~ PEI Wildlife Federation
A FRIENDLY REMINDER!!!
Tobacco Free Policy for Town of Souris Municipal Properties
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
Souris Public Library presents:
Saturday, April 23rd 10:30am
Please stop by the Souris Public Library on Saturday, April 23rd 10:30am to pick up, exchange or buy seeds ($3.00/ packet). This is a wonderful program that we are able to offer in conjunction with the Cooper Institute.
If you are a first time “gardener” or a well seasoned one, please stop by pick up some seeds; share your knowledge and love of planting.
MORE LIBRARY EVENTS!!
Summer Reading Club Programming: Tuesdays at 3 pm
Summer Reading Club Programming: Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Paper Airplanes! - Saturday, July 9th at 1pm
Piping Plover Presentation - Wednesday, July 20th at 10:30 am
Book Sale - Saturday, July 30th from 11 am - 3pm (open hours)
First Tuesday of each month
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
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!!