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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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


The Legends of Hockey Tour is coming to the Sportsplex on Saturday,
Oct 8, 2016!!! – Their ONLY stop in PEI!!!

**Hockey Game will start at 6:30 and features former NHL stars - Glenn Anderson, Cliff Ronning, Mike Krushelnyski, Doug Bodger, Greg Adams, Jocelyn Lemieux and Treveor Kidd. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door.

***As part of the tour there will be a Kitchen Party featuring county music star Aaron Pritchett on Oct 8 as well, upstairs in the Acorn Room starting at 9pm - 1am Tickets for the Kitchen Party are $25 advance and $30 at the door. (19+ event)

Pick up your advance tickets at the Souris Petro Canada, the Souris Town Hall and at the Sportsplex

Get your tickets early! Will be a great time!



The Kings County Gymnastics Club is offering a "7" week GYMNASTICS PROGRAM at Ecole La-Belle-Cloche School in Fortune on Wednesday evenings starting September 21st.  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, September 17th from 10:00 a.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




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.



Come join us for: KidsArt at Souris Kids!!
14 Hebrew St,
~ Turn At Irving Gas Station. Open to children/ youth; 6years and up.
$10.00 per person if pre-registered or $12.50 drop in!

Souris Kids Building 11am Saturdays

No experience necessary we supply what you need!



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!!



would like to THANK the following businesses for supporting our local newsletter by allowing us to place them at your business:

Souris Coop

MacPhee Market: SaveEasy
Souris Health Centre
Remedy RX
Seaside Medical
Souris Credit Union
Sheltered Harbour
Robin's coffee shop
Evergreen Cafe
Blue Fin Restaurant
Seaside Bakery
Rusty's General Store
Souris Library
& the VIC (summertime)
Town of Souris – Admin Office

This newsletter helps you plan your monthly events!!
Hope you take in an event or two…….Shop local!!


The Canadian Diabetes Assoc.

Presentation at the Eastern Kings Community Centre on
Monday Sept. 12th at 7pm
Their focus is to raise awareness of diabetes and empower people
affected by living with or at risk of diabetes in their self management.

There are over 15,000 Islanders living with diabetes.
Come and hear what you need to know about diabetes.

This is a free presentation and everyone is welcome.



Eastern Kings Community Centre – Munns road
Saturday October 15 th 9-3pm

To book a table call: Annette 902-357-2527, tables $10.00 each

Sponsored by: Eastern Kings Senior Neighbours Club




Tuna Tableau at Basin Head
with Chef Chuck Hughes!!

A fall flavours signature event
September 8 th , 2016 @ 6pm

Join chef Chuck Hughes and PEI Chef Tyler Gallant for this inaugural event

A truly unique setting inside the PEI Fisheries Museum – pre dinner drinks, ice cold oysters, while you visit the museum, with the elegant sounds of harpist Jill Harris.

After the reception join the chefs in the tent for chowder, and the main course of seared tuna, salad and a host of other delicious food including dessert.

After dinner enjoy the rousing entertainment of
JJ Chaisson for a good old fashioned kitchen party!!

Tickets are $90.00 each

Call 1-866-960-9912 to purchase your tickets

Fall flavours 2016
Points East Coastal Drive: 50 Beaches



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

call 902-327-0555

or take a chance at door

August 28 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp

September 4 ~ 7:30pm ~ $15.00pp

Souris Live Inc is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to supporting  live music.

All members are volunteers

contact : Marie McGaugh 902-687-2597 or



Volunteers Needed at the Colville Manor Souris

A Volunteer Training session will be held:

Place: Colville Manor, 20 MacPhee Ave. Souris

Date:  Oct 1, 2016

Time: 1:30 pm (training will take approx. 2 hrs.)

Must be 16 and over...everyone is welcome

For more Information Please Contact Linda MacGillivary Volunteer Services Coordinator at...... 902-687-7090

Before Sept.23rd, 2016 and leave your name and phone number


Elmira Terry Fox Run
September 18 th - 1:30 pm

Meet at Eastern Kings Fire Dept travel to Rails to Trails in Elmira
Sept 18 th .
Registration 1:00 – Run starts at 1:30
Everyone welcome!
Walk, Run, Bike, etc just come out and support this great fundraiser
by donation!!!




music and cafe brochure 2016



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!




Paint The Town Night

Come join us on September 13 th for a Paint The Town Night
Black Rafters in Souris ...6-8pm...
No experience necessary we supply what you need Canvas , Paints and Brushes 16x20 canvas 35.00 or 11x14 for 30.00... an extra $5 per canvas at the door ...

Bring a friends or family member to join you in a fun night...6-8 pm
Come early grab a bite or a drink and then take home your very own painting....

Reserve you spot by calling
Paula 902-208-0038 or Marie 902-687-2597



Girl Guides

Open to all girls age 5-17
Girl Guides allows girls to participate in a wide array of activities.

Meetings are held every Tuesday night at the
Fortune Community Centre from 6 – 7:30pm
starting on September 20 th , 2016.
To Register go to and select Register Online.
Search for the 1 st Little Pond Units (map will show the guide symbol in Fortune Bridge, click on it to select). We look forward to seeing you



Souris Kids Youth Centre 14 Hebrew Ave, Souris, PE
(turn at the Irving)


August 28 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp


September 4 ~ 7:30pm ~ $15.00pp

***Tickets to all shows available at: Evergreen Café – 95 Main St – cash only ~~ Online at: ~~ Call 902-327-0555 at the door – cash only


Souris Kids is a non-profit organization, and we operate a Youth Drop In Centre at our building at 14 Hebrew Avenue on Friday evenings, from 7-9pm. All youth from grades 7-12 are invited. A place to hang out or play pool or ping pong. Food and drink are provided, and it is completely free. We are starting up again for the fall season on Friday September 9th. Come and join us!"


Antique Car, Truck and Tractor Show

September 11, 2016 from 1- 4pm
Front Parking Lot of Colville Manor, Souris on Sunday

Everyone is Welcome to come and enjoy with our Residents!!




WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 th , 2016, 7pm ,




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,



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!!




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



Mark your calendars
SOURIS is going to be on the map... AGAIN!!

Legends All Star Hockey Events & Game featuring: Glen Anderson, Cliff Ronning, Doug Bodger, Dave McLlwain, Glen Adams, Trevor Kidd, Mike Krushelnyski, Darryl Shannon, plus much more!! (another teaser: a major Country Music star will also be coming)

* October 8 th , 2016

*Eastern Kings Sportsplex..

Their only STOP in PEI!!!

More info to follow in October Mousetales, facebook and the town web site


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 by the Sea Treasures
Souris Historic Lighthouse


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!!!!




We are looking for artists of all mediums to be part of Artists on Main Souris for the 2016 season.  

* **We are also offering classes on Wednesday afternoons please call or drop by for details. 


Monday ~ Sat: 10 - 5pm

Sunday: 12 - 5pm , Like us on Facebook!

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 at 902-357-2188.



Artisans on Main Souris is bustling for September!


A basic watercolour workshop will be held at Artisans on Main Souris on Saturday, September 17 th , 1pm to 3pm. The workshop will cover the basic elements of watercolour painting with an emphasis on composition, color, and happy accidents. All materials will be supplied.


Donna White a well-known watercolourist and member of Artisans on Main will guide you through the process so you can complete a piece of art to take home with you.


She has been painting for over 40 years and loves to share her watercolour experience with others. Come join the fun as we play in the wonderful world of watercolour. Cost: $50


Please call 1 902 327 0441 or to sign up.


Artisans on Main Souris is a nonprofit organization run by a membership of thirty-five local artisans to create, promote, and sell high quality handmade products. Our membership creates a diverse selection of products, including jewellery, fibre and textiles, glass, visual arts, woodwork, and much more. Join us at our new location at 120 Main Street Souris, which now features Kim's Coffee Bar and Creamery. Artisans on Main Souris is open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm on Sundays. We are also offering classes, please call or drop by for details. Call us, 1(902)327-0441 .


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





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
Kristine Vandenberghe
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.



Eastern Kings Sportsplex

Don't Ye Know Theatre



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.

We provide:

  **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



For more information please visit our website;

or email





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!!!


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



Fortune Community Centre Events 


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


**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




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


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

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.



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!


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. 



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 today!


Souris & Area Branch ~ PEI Wildlife Federation



Tobacco Free Policy for Town of Souris Municipal Properties




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


Souris Public Library presents:


Summer Reading Club Programming: Tuesdays at 3 pm 

Summer Reading Club Programming: Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Book Club
First Tuesday of each month

Story Time
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.


Storytime : Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.


Chronic Pain Management Workshop (presented by the PEI Arthritis Society) - September 27 at 3:00 p.m.


Book Club: Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m.


PD Day Fun – Origami Yoda: Friday, September 23rd at 1:00 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





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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