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..

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.  

Opening June 1st, in our NEW location at 120 Main St.
Larger space and new artisans!


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.   

Jurying will take place on  Tuesday 10 May 2016, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at our new store location, 120 Main Street, Souris. For further information please contact Teri Hall at 902-687-3367 or Nancy Ching at 902-357-2188.



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

June 4th 7 p.m. $10
Mark Haines and his Marvelous Students

June 15th 7:30p.m. $25
Festival of Small Halls Concert

June 26th 7:30 p.m. $15
Sunday Night Hoedown & Shiloh

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
Dave Gunning

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
Ray McDonald

July 31st 7:30 p.m. $15
Sunday Night Hoedown and Shiloh 

August 1st 7.30p.m. $10 in advance $12 at door
Ray McDonald

August 7 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp
(Jordan LeClair, Nathan Condon)

August 14 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp

August 21 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp

August 28 ~ 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp

September 4 ~ 7:30pm ~ $15.00pp

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




Get your nominations in for:

Citizen of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Write a short letter to the Town of Souris for why you think your nomination should receive this award..Cut off is June 10 th

These are the only two awards we will be handing out on Canada day!

Reminder : Bring a towel if you are going to be in the Youth Area this year

Canada Day Brochure
Click here



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



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 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.



Points East Lighthouse Run / Relay

The first Points East Lighthouse Run/Relay is debuting on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Sign up a team of four members or run the 29.4 kilometer course as a solo event. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the historic East Point Lighthouse. Following the Points East Coastal Drive, you will weave your way through some of the most scenic coastlines in Prince Edward Island finishing at the Souris Lighthouse on MacPhee Avenue. Please join us after the race for a celebration and awards ceremony at the Souris Legion, 56 Main Street.
When: Saturday June 11, 2016
When: 8:00am
Where: Historic East Point Lighthouse (begins)

Check out our website and stay tuned for registration details!

Follow us on Facebook at Points East Lighthouse Run/Relay





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



Sheep Pond Beach Cleanup

Tuesday, June 14th, at 6:00 p.m.

Trash bags will be provided

Help clean up the beach for everyone's enjoyment this summer!



Sprouts for Sprouts!

The Souris Regional Sprouts After-School Gardening Club
Invites you to an Open House and Small Plant Sale

Thursday, June 16th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Souris Regional School in the Greenhouse.

All proceeds will go to the Souris Regional Sprouts Gardening Club. The Sprouts (a group of K-6 students) will be selling a varied selection of seedlings they have grown from seed and some hanging baskets they planted. Please drop by so the Sprouts can show you how they've been greening the greenhouse!
You can also follow the Sprouts' Gardening Adventures by "Liking" our Souris Regional Sprouts Facebook Page.


Souris by the Sea Treasures
Souris Historic Lighthouse


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

Augst 1-5

9-12 daily



“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 or c ontact:

Melanie MacAdam, , 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.




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:
Jennifer Stewart
Communication Officer
Parks Canada, PEI Field Unit




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.




To: all the folks who kindly knitted mitts, scarves, hats etc. for Souris schools and daycares! From: Margaret Ching & Annette Fay




July 3 rd , 2016

Call: 902-969-1278 or daytime 902-687-3032 ask for Jolyne





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


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 – 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 ).

$5.00 per tag/license.


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


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 


Youth Dances May 28 th - Admission is $5.00

Grades 3&4 – 5:30 to 7:00

Grades 5 & 6 – 7:30-9:00

Canteen Service available

Youth Dances June 25 th – Admission is $5.00

Grades 3 & 4 – 5:30-7:00

Grades 5 & 6 – 7:30-9:00

Canteen Service available


Bingo every Monday starting at 7:15pm

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



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!


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



Effective Mon., Apr 25/16 tickets for our Dig for the Deuce draw will be available at the Legion at the following times - Monday through Friday from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. 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. 

We will be updating our House Rules for this event.  They will be available on our Facebook Page, at the Legion and on file with the Licensing Department of the PEI government. Legion members and members of the Souris Firemen Association appreciate your continued support.



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.


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:

Seedy Saturday
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.


Friday the 13th Lego Love!
Friday, May 13th

Gardening Tips
Saturday, May 28th
10:30 - 11:30

Book Club
First Tuesday of each month

Story Time
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!!


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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