Resort Municipality News

The Stanley Bridge Centre is pleased to offer news from the Resort Municipality. Events, meetings, programs, housing and cottage developments, business openings, feature stories – we have them all covered. Why not visit for a while, you won’t be disappointed!


Phone: 902-963-2698 / Fax: 902-963-2932/ website: https://resortmunicipalitypei.com



May 22, 2018
NEXT DEVELOPMENT PERMIT DEADLINE IS JUNE 8, 2018:


Tenders & RFPs
RFP for the Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination Development Consulting Services
Posted on the Provincial Government web page.
Please see link below for a full copy of the RFP.
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/tender/rm-2018-05-16-rm


REMINDER OF DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS REGARDING THE DRAFT BYLAWS:

The Council of the Resort Municipality held a public meeting last night at the Cavendish Visitor Information Centre. The purpose of the meeting was to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on ALL of the items listed below:

  1. Draft Election Bylaw – The municipality presented an Election Bylaw to the municipality for input prior to the upcoming election.
  2. Draft Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw- The municipality presented a Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw to allow the municipality to direct the CAO to hire a bylaw enforcement officer.
  3. Draft Municipal Grant Bylaw – The municipality presented a Municipal Grant Bylaw to allow the municipality to provide grants to organizations.
  4. Draft Tax Rate Group Bylaw – The municipality presented a Tax Rate Group Bylaw to the municipality to establish tax rates for the municipality.
  5. Draft Signage Bylaw – The municipality presented a new signage bylaw to property owners in the Resort Municipality.

Additional information and the Bylaws that were presented are available at the municipal office, by phone at (902) 963-2698, fax: (902) 963-2932, or by email: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca.

Written comments will be accepted until May 22, 2018 by mail, e-mail or fax on the documents.



You are receiving this communication from the Central Coastal Tourism Partnership as a tourism stakeholder of PEI’s Central Coastal Region. The Central Coastal Tourism Partnership (CCTP) is a membership based organization established in 2011 to create one strong regional tourism association to represent central Prince Edward Island in its entirety. The CCTP is directed by a group of volunteer board members from all over the region.


Opportunity for Central Coastal Tourism Operators:




Join us for BIZ QUIZ!
Wednesday, May 23 from 6 – 8:30 pm
Stanley Bridge Country Resort
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED ASAP – Sign Up HERE
Please complete no later than 9 am on Wednesday to guarantee your business info will be included in this activity.
This is a free activity, and members as well as non-members are invited to participate.

What is BIZ QUIZ??
An information exchange between Central Coastal Operators & Staff from Visitor Information Centres across PEI.
Through leadership from Operators, VIC Staff (more than 40 of them!) will be provided with valuable knowledge that they can deliver to Visitors this tourism season.

6 – 7 pm | Refreshments & Information Exchange
7 – 8 pm | TRIVIA: Based on conversations from earlier in the evening, VIC Staff & Operators will put their knowledge to the test in a fun & competitive atmosphere
8 pm | Prizes Awarded
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Operators who wish to participate:
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED BY THIS TUESDAY, MAY 22 AT 9 AM
Sign Up
HERE


Event Theme: What is NEW with your business in 2018? We know there has been much development in the Central Coastal Region in the last year or two, and we are eager to share with VIC Staff information about:
New facilities, new products, new experiences, new owners, and other new happenings within your business.
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Please sign up ASAP to take advantage of this opportunity to grow your business.
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This initiative is a partnership between the Central Coastal Tourism Partnership, Tourism Cavendish Beach and Tourism PEI.



CCD Map Sign

CONNECT WITH US AT:
www.centralcoastalpei.com
facebook.com/CentralCoastalPEI
Twitter.com/WeLovePEI
Instagram.com/centralcoastalpei
peggy@centralcoastalpei.com
(902) 963-3613

The CCTP Office is located at the Cavendish Visitor Information Centre.

 

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932
e-mail: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca
website: resortmunicipalitypei.com


May 14, 2018


Have you heard the news? The Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has awarded $290,000 to the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group over a four year period to retire the existing concrete fish ladder and install a natural fishway out of Campbell’s Pond in New Glasgow, PEI. The natural rock design will restore migration runs for Trout, Rainbow Smelt, Alewife, American Eel and other small coastal fishes. The goal of this project is to increase fish populations and biodiversity within the watershed to improve angling resources for the local fishing community on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island.

The Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group will be hosting the 2018 Annual General Meeting this year in the upstairs room of the North Rustico Lions Club in North Rustico, PEI on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker is Sean Landsman, UPEI PhD Candidate and Nature Photographer who will give a presentation on “What we know – and don’t know – about fish passage on Prince Edward Island”. This presentation will cover the current state of knowledge regarding fish passage regionally as well as specific to PEI.

Drop by and say hello during our office hours, Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm) at our new location: The Greenvale School, 19137 RTE 2 in Greenvale, PEI. Make sure to call ahead, we might be outside doing some fieldwork. Our phone number is 902-213-0068, call or text us anytime.

Visit our website: www.hcwg.com
Like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hunterclydewatershedgroup
Follow us on Instagram: #hcwg.pei


This weekend, Watermark Theatre will host the National Theatre School of Canada’s Atlantic Drama Festival at their theatre in North Rustico.
Formerly known as the Sears Atlantic Drama Festival, the event which runs from May 18th to 20th, brings together high school students from throughout the region to view, discuss and enjoy each other’s creative efforts, under the guidance of experienced adjudicators. The Festival facilitates and inspires a love of theatre, team work, problem solving, originality and entrepreneurship. “I am excited for students, teachers and community members across several provinces as we enter this new period in our history. Now, under the banner of the National Theatre School Drama Festival we look forward to our first season of compelling and unique theatre for and by theatre students,” said Wayne Fairhead, Executive Director of the organization.

“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers, teachers, coaches, theatre professionals, adjudicators, parents and friends of the festival who give their time, expertise and encouragement to make this festival possible. At NTS, we believe that theatre allows people to imagine, think and feel collectively. The Drama Festival is a fine example of the power of theatre to encourage empathy, creativity, debate and community building,” said Gideon Arthurs, CEO of the National Theatre School of Canada.

The Atlantic Drama Festival is part of a trio of Drama Festivals, the other two are in Ontario and B.C. all now under the umbrella of the National Theatre School. The Ontario Drama Festival, founded in 1946, is Canada’s oldest theatre festival. It helped launch the careers of numerous actors, directors and production professionals, including actors Margot Kidder, Rachel McAdams, Yanna McIntosh and R.H. Thomson, as well as movie director David Cronenberg. In 2018, the National Theatre School of Canada added new artistic resources for participants and is working to eventually expand the festivals to include more young artists, as well as provide financial and administrative support.

About the National Theatre School of Canada: Founded in 1960, in Montreal, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) offers incomparable training for theatre artists of all kinds, actors, directors, designers, writers, production specialists, to create work that matters. A co-lingual school, NTS includes both an English section and a French section. The School has graduated some 2000 artists who have made incalculable contributions to our collective identity. Some of this country’s most important theatre, performance, film, and television artists are among their ranks, and the School’s influence is felt from coast to coast to coast and across the globe.

Watermark is thrilled to host this remarkable event and look forward to inspiring the next generation of theatre artists. “We continue to focus a lot of our energies on training, mentoring, and inspiring young theatre artists”, says Watermark Artistic Director Robert Tsonos. “This Festival, along with our professional mentorship program and our teenage acting conservatory really sets our theatre up as a training ground for the future of theatre in this province and across the country”.

For more information, or to set up an interview with any of the participants please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963-3963
www.watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the Professional Theatre Network of PEI.
Photo from last year’s Atlantic Drama Festival. Photo Credit: The Company

 

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932
e-mail: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca
website: resortmunicipalitypei.com


May 12, 2018

Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rustico
NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

The Council of the Resort Municipality invites residents and interested parties to a Special Council Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the Cavendish Visitor Information Centre, corner of Routes 6 and 13 – 7591 Cawnpore Lane, Cavendish. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on ALL of the items listed below:

1. RFP – Request for Proposal – Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination Development Consulting Services for the Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rustico.
2. Election Bylaw – The municipality will be presenting an Election Bylaw to the municipality for input prior to the upcoming election.
3. Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw- The municipality will be presenting a Bylaw Enforcement Bylaw to allow the municipality to direct the CAO to hire a bylaw enforcement officer.
4. Municipal Grant Bylaw – The municipality will be presenting a Municipal Grant Bylaw to allow the municipality to provide grants to organizations.
5. Tax Rate Group Bylaw – The municipality will be presenting a Tax Rate Group Bylaw to the municipality to establish tax rates for the municipality.
6. Signage Bylaw – The municipality will be presenting a new signage bylaw to property owners in the Resort Municipality.

Additional information and the Bylaws to be presented are available at the municipal office, by phone at (902) 963-2698, fax: (902) 963-2932, or by email: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments will be accepted until May 22, 2018 by mail, e-mail or fax.

If you would like a hard copy of the bylaws they are available at the Resort Municipality Office during office hours.

ALL RESIDENTS, SEASONAL RESIDENTS, BUSINESS OWNERS/OPERATORS AND FARMERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.


Resort Municipality Multi-Cultural Community Heritage Awards:

The Resort Municipality will be hosting its Annual Multi-Cultural Community Heritage Day on June 30, 2018 at the Stewart Homestead Community Park from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.. The event is open to the public and there will be speeches from government members, multi-cultural food, a barbecue, cake, games for the kids, face painting, tattooing, trivia for the adults, entertainment, a presentation to community volunteers and a piñata to end the day. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

If your business would like to donate any prizes for the event, please contact the municipal office no later than May 22, 2018 and we will ensure that you are included in our advertising and promotion of the event.

As part of the yearly celebrations we also recognize property owners for awards from the municipality.

The Council is looking for input from property owners on the following awards. If you would like to nominate an individual or an organization for any of these awards. Please state the reasons why you are nominating them or what improvements that they have made to their property to be nominated. Please forward them to the municipal office no later than May 22, 2018.

Dr. Kent Ellis Memorial Award
In recognition of outstanding commitment to Volunteerism in the Community.

Resort Municipality Residential Beautification Award:
In recognition of property owners that have significantly enhanced the community, through your outstanding commitment to the beautification of their property.

Resort Municipality Business Beautification Award:
In recognition of business owners that have significantly enhanced the community, through your outstanding commitment to the beautification of their property.

If you have any questions on these awards, criteria for them, please contact the municipal office.


Ryan Cook Rural Routes Tour with Olivia Blacquiere opening May 19 7:30 pm
Tickets are $15 and available by calling Stephanie at 902-886-2599 or by visiting www.ryancook.ca

Thank-you so much!!

Stephanie Moase
Facility & Event Manager
New London Community Complex
10227 Rte 6 RR6
Kensington PE C0B1M0
902-886-2599


Mark Your Calendar – TCB Spring General Meeting
You are invited to attend our upcoming Spring General Meeting.
When: Tuesday May 15th, 2018
Where: Cavendish Visitor Information Center
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Details: Join us for our business meeting, with presentations from our committees and industry partners. More detail to follow soon.
We would like to welcome all to attend. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. This will also a provide a great networking opportunity.


Join us for our next session.
When: Tuesday, May 15th (8:30 am – noon)
Where: Grand Victorian, Victoria
Only 50 spaces available…the last session filled up quickly. It’s free to participate
Registration Required:
Register

Tourism Cavendish Beach has partnered with the Central Coastal Tourism Partnership to develop a training program called the Experience Specialist Program. The program has been customized for the Central Coastal Region, and is designed to motivate, educate and connect front line people in our region so that together, we can create a better experience for our travellers; encouraging them to stay or stay longer. This program makes it easy to answer the question “what is there to do here?”

Here’s what operators shared after a recent session:

“I think this is a really great opportunity for frontline staff to be trained and learn just how much product is actually within the region. It was a good reminder of all the things we take advantage!”

“Time well spent. I would encourage operators and community representatives to attend this excellent session.”

Air Conditioners for Sale
The Quality Inn on The Hill has used McQuay Air Conditioner Units for sale $100.00 each no sleeve. In good working order. Sold in lots of 10 or more only. 8 units 15000 BTU and 37 units 12000 BTU.
If you have any questions, please call 1-800-466-4734 or email tanya@innonthehill.com
Tanya Bevan Quality Inn & Suites Charlottetown.


Small Business Investment Grant Opportunity
The Small Business Investment Grant helps Prince Edward Island’s small businesses improve efficiency and innovation by way of a non-repayable financial contribution toward eligible capital asset costs.
The program opens to applications May 7, 2018. To find out if you are eligible and to apply, visit the website.

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/apply-small-business-investment-grant


Tourism Cavendish Beach Membership Drive
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their membership thus far. It is greatly appreciated and we thank you for your interest and support.
If you haven’t already signed up, no problem. There is still time. We are working towards having our map completed by June 5th and would ask that all membership applications be submitted by May 31st. The sooner we can get them, the better prepared we can be.

Click on the links below for our 2018 membership application, along with our 2018 membership brochure with more information on our Association and the benefits available to you. It’s good to be a member of Tourism Cavendish Beach. As a member you are supporting your region and increasing our ability to further extend our reach in promoting the region.

Membership Application
Membership Benefits Brochure

If you have any questions at all and would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact Darcy directly at Darcy@cavendishbeachpei.com or by phone at 902-963-2078


Office of The Employer Advisor

The Office of the Employer Advisor assists PEI employers and employer associations with matters related to the Workers Compensation Board. The Office can provide assistance with workers compensation claims management, including making requests for cost relief and appealing decisions. The Office can also assist with questions about assessments, return to work, and workplace health and safety.

The Office is independent of the Workers Compensation Board and all advice and assistance will be provided on a confidential basis. There is no charge for the service as is funded through the Workers Compensation Board. You can contact the Office of the Employer Advisor at 902-368-6132 or 902-620-3519. We can also be found online at www.princeedwardisland.ca by searching Office of the Employer Advisor.

Tourism Cavendish Beach Inc
PO Box 151, Hunter River, PE, C0A1N0 | Phone: 902.963.2078 | fax: 902.963.3607 | info@cavendishbeachpei.com



VETS CANADA:
Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) proudly invites you to participate in/support the third annual VETS Canada Coast to Coast Tour of Duty.

On Saturday, 9 June 2018 at 13h00 in all time zones, hundreds of volunteers & community champions will be participating in the 2018 Coast to Coast Tour of Duty – VETS Canada’s annual, national event with a dual purpose; to encourage national dialogue regarding Veteran homelessness / Veteran homelessness prevention, and to locate (and provide help for) Veterans in need across the country.

The event takes the form of awareness Walks in major cities from coast to coast on 9 June 2018. Your participation at the Walk nearest you would mean a great deal to us, as well as the Veterans we serve.

VETS Canada is the largest 24/7 Canadian organization dedicated to addressing the emergency needs of homeless and in-crisis Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP. As a national charity / service provider of Veterans Affairs Canada, our hundreds of dedicated volunteers (most of whom being Veterans or still-serving military members) have relied on a unique model of peer support to provide life-saving aid in response to thousands of requests for assistance since our inception in 2010. It is our firm belief that no Veteran who served to protect our homes should ever be without one. To learn more, visit: www.VETSCanada.org.

For up to date info on the event, please visit: www.VETSCanada.org.
To follow the Tour on Duty on Twitter, please visit: twitter.com/vetscanada.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions, and please send RSVPs to Kate Bessette at kate.bessete@vetscanada.org.
Help us create dialogue on this important topic. We would greatly appreciate your attendance and/or support.

Respectfully,

Kate Bessette
Director of Administration & Communications
Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada)
www.vetscanada.org

Email: kate.bessette@vetscanada.org
Toll Free: 1-888-228-3871 ex 121
Direct: 902-701-4469
Fax: 902-701-0484


CATS:
If anyone is missing these cats they are down around 7913 Cavendish Road.




After a flood, it’s important to restore your home to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to your house and belongings. Failure to remove standing water or water damaged materials will allow viruses, bacteria, and mould to grow. These organisms can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions, and continue to damage materials long after the flood.

Health Canada would appreciate your help in raising awareness about this important subject. Please pass this information on to your organization’s members or feel welcome to post on your website, share through social media, or on bulletin boards.

What you can do:

Immediate action is important. Your house and furnishings are less likely to grow mould if they are dried within 48 hours.
Consult Health Canada’s cleanup guide: Flood Cleanup: Keep in Mind Indoor Air Quality. Whether you do the cleanup yourself or hire a contractor, this document will help you get organized.
Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by making sure that there is a working carbon monoxide detector in your home, especially when using equipment such as pumps or heaters to dry out your home.
For additional information about air quality, including road traffic and air pollution, chemicals, asbestos, radon, and the Air Quality Health Index tool, please visit Canada.ca.
You may also wish to explore our interactive tool, the Hazard Check Virtual HouseTour, which helps you to identify potential hazards in your home.

Thank you for helping to keep Canadians safe and healthy!

Health Canada Atlantic Region

 

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932
e-mail: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca
website: resortmunicipalitypei.com


May 7, 2018

Next deadline for Development Permit Applications:
The next deadline for Development Permit Applications is May 18, 2018.


Water Testing starts on May 14, 2018 at the Resort Municipality Office.
Water sample bottles will be available by the end of this week.
Testing will run from May 14 – August 31, 2018
Monday – Thursday until 3:00 p.m.
Friday until Noon

Sample costs are:
Bacteria – $ 46.00
Chemistry – $109.25
Resample (Residential) – $5.75
Resample (Commercial) – $46.00

Cheque, debit and credit cards accepted for payment only.



May 17, 2018

Rodd Royalty – 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown

10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m..

Charlottetown Quality Tourism Services Information Session

Tourism Accommodation Operators, Campground Operators, & Service Providers are invited to attend a FREE information session on Quality Tourism Services (QTS).

QTS administers the necessary licensing application, inspection and monitoring process for all tourist accommodation and campgrounds in PEI. QTS also delivers quality assurance programs to all types of tourism and related businesses including Canada Select, Camping Select, accessadvisor.ca, Cyclist Welcome programs and the PEI Tourism Water Quality Program.

Session Overview: QTS Services; Licensing under the Law including Tourism Accommodation License; How to Improve Star Rating; Steps for a New Operator.

To Register email mhankinson@qts.pe.ca or call 902-566-3501


WOMEN’S INSTITUTE ROADSIDE CLEANUP:

Clean up bags are available now at the municipal office.


SQUASH PEI:

Dear Fellow squashers

It’s that time of year again, the annual Squash PEI Banquet! Lots has happened this season … and it’s time to acknowledge our incredible volunteers, players and coaches that make up a successful season.
The end of the squash season is also a time to reflect on the many battles fought, lost, and won on the courts, the big tournaments, new friends, that shot you perfected or a shot you need to work on next year, the pros and the new comers to squash who have come into their own with the sport. It was a great season, thank you!

Let’s get together on May 25th at the PEI Brewing Company at 6PM to all hang out together as members of this wonderful squash family and recognize those athletes who have made the 2017/2018 season special.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! PLEASE SEND US NOMINATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS….

Steve Rogers – someone who has shown a great love and passion for the sport on and off the courts
Heart and Soul (both Jr. and Adult) – a Jr. or an Adult who has put great efforts into their game and encouragement for others
Sportsmanship Award (both Jr. and Adult) – someone who was great to play against, fair, and encouraging

Please send in your nominations to Kelly at kgmacwilliams@eastlink.ca right away or no later than May 18th.

We really appreciate your support for this most important event.

Thank you and see you there!
Squash PEI

Squash PEI
Box 131
North Rustico
C0A1X0
squashpei@gmail.com


Submit a nomination now for Canada’s Volunteer Awards!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize the important work of volunteers and to acknowledge that our country would not be the same without them.

The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open until June 15, 2018. You are invited to:

nominate an individual, a group, a not-for-profit organization or a socially responsible business to receive an award; and
promote the call for nominations to your stakeholders.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

One (1) national award – Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award, for individuals who have volunteered for at least 20 years;
Five (5) regional awards – Emerging Leader, for young volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30;
Five (5) regional awards – Community Leader, for individuals or groups of volunteers;
Five (5) regional awards – Business Leader, to recognize businesses that demonstrate social responsibility; and
Five (5) regional awards – Social Innovator, to recognize the contributions of not-for-profit organizations.

Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony and will be able to choose a not-for-profit organization to receive a grant of $5,000 (regional awards) or $10,000 (national award).

Help highlight Canada’s volunteer culture! Nominate a volunteer, not-for-profit organization or business in your community today!

For more information about the Awards, please visit Canada.ca/volunteer-awards or call 1-877-825-0434.

Follow us on Twitter @SocDevSoc, Facebook @SocialDevelopmentCanada and Instagram “>@esdc.edsc for all the latest news. Help us spread the news by liking and sharing our content throughout this call!


May 4, 2018

Final call for interest in Emergency First-Aid training on Monday, May 7, 2018 AT 9:00 a.m..
Mitchell’s First-Aid Services:
The cost would be $55.00 per person for Emergency First-Aid / CPR Training only.
The training will be held at the Cavendish Visitor Information Centre. Payment must be brought with you to the training.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the municipal office.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 4, 2018 BY 12:00 NOON.


Announcing Two New Clothing Lines at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk

(Cavendish, PEI) – Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk will be adding two Maritime based clothing retailers to their list of tenants for 2018, including Designs by Lisa Drader-Murphy and Islander Life Apparel Co.

Canadian clothing designer Lisa Drader-Murphy will be relocating to Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk and the new space will be double in size from her previous location in Cavendish. Lisa Drader-Murphy has four other high end boutiques across Canada, including three locations in Nova Scotia and one location in Toronto, Ontario. Her business has garnered national and international buzz with coverage including Entertainment Tonight, ELLE Canada, Flare, and CNN, as well as numerous others. As one of the last vertical fashion houses in the country, all the garments are designed and manufactured in Canada.

“We’ve been in Cavendish for three successful seasons, and we are excited for the opportunity to expand,” says Lisa Drader-Murphy. “We just recently expanded our studio in Nova Scotia, so we are really on a growth track right now. The larger location allows us to create a shopping experience for our guests, especially in this new retail landscape.”

Islander Life Apparel Co. will also be opening a retail location at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk, the first ever for the line.

Islander Life Apparel Co. is a line of resort wear and fun souvenirs created by Island Beach Company. The Islander Life brand has been available at Island Beach Company stores previously, but this will be the first store dedicated to the line.

Island Beach Company family of stores began in the summer of 1988, in North River PEI. The t-shirt shop was located in a log building, formerly used as a small country church. They have since grown to 20 locations across the Maritimes and Ottawa, with a focus on the souvenir market and almost all of the designs created in house.

“Islander Life” is an exciting new line for us. The new line will be playing up on the pride that Islanders feel about their province and remind everyone how easy it is to live with the salt in the air and sand in your hair,” says Dana Willis, with Island Beach Company.

“We are pleased to welcome Designs by Lisa Drader-Murphy and Islander Life Apparel Co. to Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk,” says Matthew Jelley, president of Maritime Fun Group -PEI, that operates the boardwalk. “Two different clothing shops, both maritime-based, is the perfect addition to round out an already fantastic lineup of attractions, dining and shopping options.”

Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk is completing construction on a recent expansion, including adding a new licensed restaurant and six new or expanding vendors.

About Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk is owned by Maritime Fun Group, and is the spot for fun, fashion and flavour in Cavendish. Current tenants include Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Wax World of the Stars, Mariners Cove Miniature Golf, Tim Horton’s, The Ship’s Company Pub & Galley, Cocoon at the Beach Spa, and Designs by Lisa Drader-Murphy. Family owned and operated, Maritime Fun Group manages 14 attractions across Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, including Sandspit, Shining Waters Family Fun Park and Magic Mountain.


Yesterday, Statistics Canada released a report showing Prince Edward Island has the third-strongest economy in the country and the fastest GDP growth east of Alberta.

I am pleased to see that our booming economy continues to grow and thrive. This growth has allowed us to introduce a third-consecutive balanced budget, free tuition for more than 1,000 Islanders, 400 new childcare spaces, tax relief and many other supports for Islanders who need it the most.

Thanks to our dedicated business community and entrepreneurial spirit, there are more jobs than ever before and Island products are being recognized around the world for their quality.

Islanders are innovative, ambitious, and hardworking and continue to exceed everyone’s expectations – including our own – which helps make Prince Edward Island the Mighty Island.

I encourage you to take a look at the full report at https://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180502/dq180502a-eng.htm?HPA=1

Thank you, Minister of Finance, Heath MacDonald

 

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932
e-mail: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca
website: resortmunicipalitypei.com


May 3, 2018

DEEPEST SYMPATHY:
The Council and staff of the Resort Municipality would like to express deepest sympathy to the family of Marion Knowles. She was a lifelong summer resident of Cavendish and organist at Cavendish Baptist.


Marion R. Knowles
1928-2018

Marion R. Knowles, 90, of Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Born in Springfield, Annapolis County, N.S., on March 7th, 1928, to Rev. Myron O. Brinton and Elaine (Simpson) Brinton. Marion graduated from Woodstock High School in 1944, and Acadia University with a B.A. degree and Diploma in Secretarial Science in 1948. She married Joseph Knowles, from Barrington Passage, NS, on September 1st, 1948 and served with her husband in many Baptist Churches in the Maritimes.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by 5 children: Margery (Toronto, ON), Bill (Rosalie) of Kinkora, PEI, Debbie (Chet), Susan (James), Robert (Crystal), all of Moncton, NB. Also survived by 2 sisters: Beth MacKenzie of Berwick, NS, and Jean Smith of Moncton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Elaine (1989) and Myron (1994), husband Joe (2002), sister Isobel (2004), brothers-in-law Eric and Bob (both in 2015).

Survived by 15 grandchildren: J.J. (Twee) Harrell; Matthew (Shannon), Stephen (Cayla) and Michael (Dennise) Knowles; Joey (Naomi) Giordani; Michael (Beth) MacPhail, Christy (Ryan) Dunn, Sarah MacPhail; Lorne, Melissa and Peter (Sarah) Hammond; Micah (Emily), Rachel, Bethany, Luke Knowles; 14 great grandchildren: Owen, Taylor, Emma, Atlee, Brayden, Aliosha, Isaiah, Anna, Isaac, Brynn, Hunter, Ivy, William and Frederick.

Marion was a member of Highfield Baptist Church and a Dominion Life Member of the Laura Lee Bustin WMS, and active in many groups. She was an accomplished musician, starting lessons at age 6, playing the piano and pipe organ. Throughouther life, many summer memories were made with family at the cottage in Cavendish, PEI. She honored the Lord with her gifts and talents and left a legacy of kindness and love. She found deep fulfillment in supporting and working with her husband as he served for over 45 years in Bass River, NS; Newcastle, NB; Petitcodiac, NB; Sussex, NB; Truro, NS; and St. Stephen, NB.

The family would like to thank the staff at McNair Manor and floors 3600 and 4600 at the Moncton Hospital for their wonderful care.

Visiting hours will be at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A private family funeral will be held. Interment will be held later in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crandall University (Knowles Scholarship Fund) or Highfield Baptist Church. Online condolences for the family can be shared at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com


DEEPEST SYMPATHY:
The Council would like to express deepest sympathy to the family of Kent and Sharon Gallant on the passing of his mother Margaret.

Gallant, Margaret Leah
May 1, 2018

The death occurred peacefully, at Whisperwood Villa, Charlottetown, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 , of Margaret Gallant (nee Doiron), of North Rustico and
formerly of Cavendish, wife of the late Ivan Gallant, aged 93.

She was the beloved mother of Linda Bouchard (John), Mary Peters (Dwight), Bonnie Gillis (Gar), Allison (Carla), Jennifer Smith (Fred), Debbie Walker (Dave), Wendy Silliker (Ray), Donnie (Sandra), Wayne (Bev), and Kent (Sharon); and grandmother to numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret is also survived by her brother, Joe Doiron; and son-in-law, Walter LeClair.

Besides her husband Ivan, Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary (Gallant) Doiron; son, Joseph; daughter, Elizabeth LeClair; brothers, Edward, Allison and George; and sisters, Bea, Mary, Louise, Jenny and Hazel.

Resting at Central Queens Funeral Home, 2538 Glasgow Road, New Glasgow, for visitation on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Hope River, on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

If so desired, donations to the Diabetes Association or St. Ann’s Cemetery would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be sent below, OR, by sending an email to centralqueensfh@pei.aibn.com


PARKS CANADA:

Dear Valued Stakeholder,

Parks Canada wishes to inform you of recent protection measures taken in Prince Edward Island National Park in relation to the recent change in status of the Bank Swallow to “threatened” under the Species at Risk Act.

Bank Swallows are small migratory birds that nest in colonies deep in sandy cliffs, such as those found on the PEI National Park shoreline. Bank Swallows spend their summer months hatching and caring for their young, and feeding for their long trip to Mexico for the winter.

The situation for the Bank Swallow has become serious, with the Canadian population declining 98% in the last 40 years. This species faces a number of threats to their food supply and nesting habitat, including the erosion of Prince Edward Island’s coastline. While Parks Canada has been monitoring and reporting the Bank Swallows’ habitat within the park for some time, these birds are now listed as a protected species under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, which obligates the Agency to institute measures for their protection.

The Bank Swallow colony at Cavendish Campground has been assessed to be at risk from local disturbance and erosion. In early 2018, Parks Canada applied measures to several oceanfront campsites to protect the Bank Swallows nesting in burrows found in the cliff. For some campsites, a setback was applied from the cliff, while others have been closed permanently to support these protection efforts.

Parks Canada integrates environmental protection with visitor experiences. The Agency has successfully managed this balance for over a century and has worked toward ecological integrity within parks, while providing meaningful services and experiences to visitors. We invite all stakeholders and visitors to PEI National Park to be partners in protection by supporting our efforts to minimize human impact on sensitive species, such as the Bank Swallow.

For more information about the Bank Swallow and other species at risk, please visit the Species at Risk Public Registry at http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/. For questions about protection measures in PEI National Park, please contact Kim Gamble at kim.gamble@pc.gc.ca, or at 902-672-6366.

Kind regards,

Sent by Annette Campbell/ Parks Canada Communications on behalf of
Karen Jans
Prince Edward Island Field Unit Superintendent
Parks Canada
2 Palmers Lane
Charlottetown PE C1A 5V8

Parks Canada – 450 000 km2 of memories / Parcs Canada – 450 000 km2 de souvenirs


Fundraiser for Lennon House Recovery Centre set for May 11


A committee of volunteers is planning a fundraising event to benefit Lennon House Recovery Centre.

The event – which will consist of a live auction, silent auction, donations, a 50/50 draw and music – will be held May 11, 7:30 p.m. at Cymbria Lions Club in Rustico. All products and services will be volunteered and all proceeds will go to Lennon Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Lennon Recovery House Association Inc. was established in March 2017 to serve all Islanders.

The programs offered will meet the specific needs of people living with and recovering from mental health illness and substance abuse.

Lennon House will provide a complementary program to the P.E.I. Mental Health and Addiction Strategy, as it relates to specific needs of clients.

The former Belcourt Center was built in 1932. The building needs many upgrades to meet today’s standards. Money raised at the event will be used to help bring the building up to standards.

Islanders are welcome to donate any product or service to the fundraiser. Visit the Facebook event “Fundraiser for Lennon House Recovery Centre” for a list of donated items.

To donate, contact Art at 902-963-2615 or 902-314-6277, or e-mail arthur2129@hotmail.ca.


WATER TESTING:
Water testing will be coming back to the Resort Municipality Office for the 2018 season and will be starting on May 13, 2018.

Operation dates of water testing for the season will be:
May 13 =96 August 31, 2018
Monday =96 Thursday until 3:00 p.m.
Friday until Noon

Sample costs are:
Bacteria – $ 46.00
Chemistry – $109.25
Resample (Residential) – $ 5.75
Resample (Commercial) – $46.00
Cheque, debit and credit cards accepted for payment only.


Join us for our next session. – Last Chance to Register
When: Saturday, May 5th (8:30 am – noon)
Where: Murchison Center, Charlottetown
Only 50 spaces available…the last session filled up quickly. It’s free to participate

Registration Required:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/experience-specialist-program-central-coastal-region-tickets-45352833546

Tourism Cavendish Beach has partnered with the Central Coastal Tourism Partnership to develop a training program called the Experience Specialist Program. The program has been customized for the Central Coastal Region, and is designed to motivate, educate and connect front line people in our region so that together, we can create a better experience for our travellers; encouraging them to stay or stay longer. This program makes it easy to answer the question “what is there to do here?”

Here’s what operators shared after a recent session:

“I think this is a really great opportunity for frontline staff to be trained and learn just how much product is actually within the region. It was a good reminder of all the things we take advantage!”
“Time well spent. I would encourage operators and community representatives to attend this excellent session.”

Mark Your Calendar – TCB Spring General Meeting
You are invited to attend our upcoming Spring General Meeting.
When: Tuesday May 15th, 2018
Where: Cavendish Visitor Information Center
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Details: Join us for our business meeting, with presentations from our committees and industry partners. More detail to follow soon.
We would like to welcome all to attend. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. This will also a provide a great networking opportunity.
Small Business Investment Grant Opportunity
The Small Business Investment Grant helps Prince Edward Island’s small businesses improve efficiency and innovation by way of a non-repayable financial contribution toward eligible capital asset costs.
The program opens to applications May 7, 2018. To find out if you are eligible and to apply, visit the website.
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/apply-small-business-investment-grant
First Aid Course Opportunity – Do you have staff requiring First Aid?
Mitchell’s First-Aid Services:
We are looking to see if there is interest in Emergency First-Aid training and another course on Standard First-Aid Training from business and property owners.
The cost would be $55.00 per person for Emergency First-Aid / CPR Training and $110.00 per person for Standard First Aid Training.
The dates we are looking at are on May 7 or May 9, 2018 at the Cavendish Visitor Information Centre.
If you are interested in either of these courses, please contact the Resort Municipality office at 902-963-2698 and provide details on the name of the business or property owner, what course you are looking to take, the date you are interested in and how many participants you would like to attend.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 3, 2018.


Partnership Opportunity – TCB Contest Promotion
We are seeking partners to join us in a special contest promotion to launch on May 9th, 2018. The contest will feature a chance to win your choice of 3 vacation packages to Cavendish. Visit Cavendish Your Way!

The promotion will feature the winner’s choice of 3 package options and gives us a great opportunity for discussion on what potential visitors would choose, if selected. We are seeking accommodation partners and also anyone interested to include product offerings. The categories will be based on a 3-night stay and feature the following:

Romance, Family Fun Vacation & Vacation From Work (Couples and activity based)

As a partner, you would receive the following promotion.
– Image of your location (Of your choosing) on contest.
– Three mentions specifically promoting your product over the summer (If they you specific mentions we can do this).
– Tagged in all content regarding contest (minimum of 10 mentioned in 2 weeks).

If you are interested and would like to partner, please contact Darcy to discuss further.


Best of Cavendish Culinary Trail & Awards

This season, Tourism Cavendish Beach will be developing a new initiative celebrating culinary. The Best of Cavendish Culinary Trail and Awards, offers an opportunity to celebrate all the great culinary options that we offer throughout the region and those that produce it. The promotion is focused on operators throughout the Green Gables Shore Region.

Click below for more details on the new TCB Culinary Trail and Awards program for 2018. The initiative has been conceived through our Product Development committee and lead by our co-chair Steve Murphy of the Blue Mussel Cafe. Take some time to review the concept and determine if it may be a fit for your location. Each participating property will receive a designation and will range from food, to location, to atmosphere, etc.
Best of Cavendish Culinary Trail & Awards Concept

What does it cost? The program is available at no additional cost, to all members of the Association and participating at a Silver level or higher. We would like to confirm participants by May 4th, 2018. This gives us time to determine the categories and complete the collateral. If you are interested and would like to participate, we would happy to have you as part of the Best of Cavendish Culinary Trail & Awards.

2018 Tourism Cavendish Beach Membership Drive & Draw
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their membership thus far. It is greatly appreciated and we thank you for your interest and support.

Congratulations to BeaverTails as the winner in our draw for a free 2018 map ad. The winner was drawn from all those who submitted their applications by March 31st.

If you haven’t already signed up, so problem. There is still time. We are working towards having our map completed by June 5th and would ask that all membership applications be submitted by May 31st. The sooner we can get them, the better prepared we can be.

Click on the links below for our 2018 membership application, along with our 2018 membership brochure with more information on our Association and the benefits available to you. It’s good to be a member of Tourism Cavendish Beach. As a member you are supporting your region and increasing our ability to further extend our reach in promoting the region.

Membership Application
Membership Benefits Brochure

If you have any questions at all and would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact Darcy directly at Darcy@cavendishbeachpei.com or by phone at 902-963-2078

Tourism Cavendish Beach Inc
PO Box 151, Hunter River, PE, C0A1N0 | Phone: 902.963.2078 | fax: 902.963.3607 | info@cavendishbeachpei.com


GREEN GABLES HOUSE: OPEN FOR THE SEASON
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.
Green Gables- Flow Diagram
Diagram for traffic flow at the site and the entrance and exit point while construction is underway at the site.

BUTTER CHURN: OPEN FOR THE SEASON:
Open at Green Gables Site daily as well from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. until Father’s Day at which time the hours will change to 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.


Media Advisory
Dance Umbrella students “Dance it Out!”

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Confederation Centre of the Arts presents Dance Umbrella’s annual showcase performance on Saturday, May 5 in the Homburg Theatre.

A cherished spring tradition, participants in the Dance Umbrella programs showcase the amazing results of a whole year’s worth of training in a special end of year performance. Dance Umbrella celebrates dance as an enriching art form for beginner and emerging Island dance and musical theatre talent. This year’s matinee includes junior and elementary classes, while the evening features the intermediate and senior students, with a new special performance by the Afro-Jazz students.

The show is titled “Dance It Out!” and reflects how so many times we can be stuck for words, but can find comfort dancing through our emotions and challenges.
Please join us:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts
145 Richmond Street Charlottetown, PEI
Show times: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $11 for matinee, $13 for evening, and $18 for both

Buy tickets: https://boxoffice.confederationcentre.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=dushowcase
Special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5.


Dance Umbrella’s students from the ITP-prep contemporary class practice for the annual showcase on May 5. From L-R: Ahnaïs Young, Jenna Dawson, Grace Arbing, Hannah MacLean and Alyssa Dalton.

Media Contact:
Tanya Wiltshire, Communications Manager | Gérant des communications
Confederation Centre of the Arts | Centre des arts de la Confédération
902.628.6135 (office | bureau) | twiltshire@confederationcentre.com
facebook.com/confederationcentre | Twitter/Instagram: @confedcentre | confederationcentre.com

 

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932
e-mail: resortmunicipal@eastlink.ca
website: resortmunicipalitypei.com

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