Central Manitoulin Chatter Dec 23

It is officially winter as I write the Chatter this week. We’re getting more snow and southern Ontario is getting rain. What crazy weather.

The annual Central Manitoulin Public School Christmas Concert was well attended and enjoyed by all. The music and skits put smiles on the faces of everyone in attendance. All the children should be commended for such a great job.

The United Church Women from Providence Bay United Church and St. Paul’s on the Hill in Kagawong enjoyed an afternoon luncheon in the fellowship hall in Providence Bay. The delicious food was prepared by the volunteers from the Providence Bay Curling Club. Following the luncheon the ladies participated in a program of worship, carol singing, readings and a skit.

Please mark your calendars for the annual Pearson Brothers Memorial Hockey Tournament in Providence Bay on January 10 to the 12. Proceeds from the tournament will be for free public skating at the arena. Donations and volunteers are welcome and accepted by calling Darren Dewar at 705-377-5281 or Heather Niven at 705-377-4055. Everyone is invited to watch some great hockey!

The Providence Bay and Spring Bay Lions Club will hold their Annual New Year’s Eve dance at the Providence Bay Community Hall on December 31. Tickets are going fast so call Janice at 705-377-6707, Leanne at 705-377-6134 or pick them up at Buie’s Grocery and the Providence Bay Post Office. For only $10 in advance you can enjoy the music of Island Music Showcase DJ, a light luncheon, door prizes and a silent auction. The Lions Club will also be providing designated drivers if needed.

Thank you for shopping locally and supporting Manitoulin Island businesses.

We wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous 2014.

Please call 705-377-4909 and leave your notes, news and tidbits on the answering machine or email

centralchatter@gmail.com. That’s all the news that is fit to print! Take good care.