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
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 and Kevin Davison 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!
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!
A LIST OF HALLOWEEN EVENTS TO TAKE PART IN!!
BRANCHES AND BLOOMS
It's Trick or Treat Time
Saturday October 29, 2016 from
4:30-5:30 Ages 6 and up $30.00 per child (includes ALL materials) Your kids will have a blast designing their own Halloween themed “reusable” pumpkin arrangement with spooky accents and candy accessories!
Register @ 902-687-1437 – class will be at 116 Main Street, Souris
Fall Courses at Eastern Kings Community Center
85 Munns Road.
Beginner Quilting (Quilt Block Samplers) - Instructor Marilyn Peters, Tuesdays starting October 11th. 1:30-3:30 PM, Limit 12 people.
Stained Glass - Instructor Eric Bowlan, Thursdays starting October 13th for experienced & beginners, Limit 10 people.
Swedish Weaving - Instructor Hazel MacInnis, Mondays starting October 17th. 1:30-3:30PM, Limit 12 people.
All courses are 6 weeks and sponsored by Seniors Neighbor New Horizons for Seniors Program. To register contact Margaret Ching 902-357-2818 .
Harvest Sunday Brunch
Come and support Eastern Kings Community Center fundraiser on October 30th 10:30 - 12:30 with some fine food to tickle your taste buds (eggs, sausages, beans, pancakes & syrup, biscuits, fruit, juice, tea & coffee).
Adults $7.00, Students $5.00, Preschoolers free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
www.seniorscollege.ca 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: 2016 Annual Souris Christmas Parade
REMINDER: December 3 rd , 2016 Parade Day – NEW TIME : 2:00pm
**Looking for entertainers for the tree lighting!! Nov 29, 2016..6:30pm
Contact Joeanne 902-687-2157 ext 0
Featuring: Phase II
Fortune Community Centre
Sunday October 23, 2016
Tickets: $10.00 advance or $12.00 at the door
Call: Shelley: 902-687-4005, or Pat: 902-687-2567, or Wanda: 902-687-3486
FALL & WINTER YARD SALE & BAKE SALE
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
BRING & SELL
COME & BUY!!
2 nd Memorial Ceremony
We will be commemorating 3 past members of Souris and Area Branch of the PEI wildlife Federation by dedicating a tree in their honour – Mickey Roy MacDonald, George Roach, and C. Roy White. Everyone is welcome to attend, we will meet in the Rails to Trails car park in New Harmony Junction on Souris Line road.
Saturday, October 8 th @ 3pm
Rain date: Sunday October 9 th @3pm
Legacy Park honours the accomplishments of the past members of the Souris and Area Branch of the PEI wildlife whilst promoting stewardship values for current and future members.
The land for Legacy Park was donated to the PEI Wildlife Federation in 2013 by the McVarish family and a generous grant from the 2014 Canon Take Root Program supported by the Evergreen Green Grants, provided funds to start Legacy Park.
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
Avonlea Showband: September 25th, 7:30pm ~ $12.00pp
Ledwell and Haines The Island Fall Review 2016 Saturday October 1st 7:30 p.m.
Killick Junction Oct. 2nd 7:30
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
PEI CONNECTORS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BUS TOURS – KING'S COUNTY
PEI Connectors will bring immigrant entrepreneurs and investors to King's County, to visit businesses that are for sale and/or seeking investment, on the following dates:
Montague/Georgetown (and surrounding area): Tuesday, October 25
Souris (and surrounding area): Tuesday, November 1
These will be a fam-style bus tours; although each visit will be brief (approximately 15 minutes per stop), it will give participants the opportunity to tour the premises and meet the owners/operators.
If your business is for sale or you are seeking investment, and you would like our group to visit your establishment, please contact Nicole Bellefleur ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 902 892 2835) by Monday, September 26 th . Note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fit all requests into our itinerary (we will do our best!).
PEI Connectors is an initiative of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce that serves immigrant entrepreneurs across Prince Edward Island. Our goal is to facilitate connections between our clients and the PEI business community. For more information, visit www.peiconnectors.ca or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peiconnectors
music and cafe brochure 2016
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
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!
Citizens on Patrol
Wednesday, October 19 th 7pm
3 rd Floor - Town Hall, 75 Main St.
If you or anyone you know wishes to join this group of volunteers who give a few hours a month to help keep our town safe, please join. A recent criminal records check from the RCMP is required. For more information contact Steve O'Brien, Davve Knowles or Shelle at the town hall..902-687-2157 ext 1
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 www.girlguides.ca 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 West Community Council
meets at 6:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
at Souris Hospital Classroom
Residents of Souris West are welcome to attend
Ten Thousand Villages
Coming back to the Souris area! This year's sale will be held on October 21-22 at St. Mary's Hall in Souris. This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while helping to support artisans in the developing world. There is truly something for everyone... coffee and food items, home decor and kitchen, toys, Christmas decorations, baskets, pottery... and so much more!
Friday, October 21: 2-8pm
Saturday, October 22: 10am- 4pm
For more information please call (902)-327-0031
17th ANNUAL FALL FROLICS
Saturday: October 8th – 9am – 1pm
Harmony Wood Lot – follow the signs from St. Catherine’s Road starts and ends at Harmony Wood Lot – registration @ 9am race starts at 10am FEE 16 and older $15.00pp – 15 and under FREE – includes BBQ, entrance gifts, snacks, drinks, and lots of awesome door prizes. Bring your whole family along and enjoy the woods
For more information contact Kevin Brothers – 902-961-7296
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
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!
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
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
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 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
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
~~ 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
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
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
Fortune Community Centre
Saturday, October 29 th from 2-4
Preschool – Grade 4
Put on your Halloween costume!
Join in an afternoon of crafts, games, treats and a walk through the haunted house.
Admission - $5.00
Fortune Community Centre
Saturday, October 29 th from 6-8
Grade 5 – 8
Come dressed in your Halloween Costume!
An evening of games, treats, a walk through the haunted house and dancing.
Admission - $5.00
**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 @ email@example.com …..follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/sourislionsclub
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.
Remember : anyone can become a Legion member-membership forms are available at the bar.
Legion! Visitors are always welcome
MONTHLY MEETINGS : Second Tuesday of every month: September meeting: October 11 th @ 7pm
BINGO : Every Friday night @ 7 pm. GREAT PRIZES- play one game or 10. Everyone of LEGAL AGE is WELCOME. COME ONE COME ALL!!
FOOD BANK: Every Saturday 11:00-12:30 Downstairs
DIG FOR THE DEUCE: Tickets available at the bar – Monday – Friday 11am to MIDNIGHT 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 firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife
Join us Saturday, October 8th at 3pm at Legacy Park, located along the Souris Line Road, for our Annual Memorial Ceremony to honour the accomplishments of past members of the Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation while promoting stewardship values for current and future wildlife members. A rain date for this event has been scheduled for Sunday, October 9 th at 3 pm. We hope to see you there! Feel free to contact us at 902-687-4115 or email@example.com for more information about this event.
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:
MORE LIBRARY EVENTS!!
Summer Reading Club Programming: Tuesdays at 3 pm
Summer Reading Club Programming: Wednesdays at 10:30 am
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