Providence Bay News & Notes

Did everyone remember to turn your clocks ahead? We’re now running on daylight saving time! It’ll be nice to enjoy the extra daylight each evening along with the warmer weather that’s to come with it… We hope. 

Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Eddy Simpson who celebrated turning 83 on March 4. Randy Bowerman had his big day on March 9. 

If you see Debbie White (March 15), Garry Bowerman (March 18), Don “Duck” Patterson and Darlene Bie (both on March 19), be sure to wish them a happy birthday.

Congratulations to the Providence Bay curling team who made it possible to keep the Hindman trophy here. The George Hindman trophy will be staying in Providence Bay for another year. This is a curling competition which takes place every year between Providence Bay and Manitowaning (Assiganack). If you missed it this year, mark your calendar for next year’s event. 

We’re shouting out to our roads crew for the excellent job they have done this winter. Some residents have referred to them as “drift warriors” and nominated them to the CBC as “winter heroes.” So thank you for going above and beyond helping us through this long winter.

Our community was very busy last weekend. The beautiful weather we had on Saturday brought lots of people out to enjoy the glorious view of our bay with all the snow and ice shimmering under the warmth of the radiant sun.  

The annual men’s bonspiel was also held at our curling club, which added to the hustle and bustle of people in our community. From all accounts everyone, whether a spectator or curler, had a bang-up time. We’ll post the winners next week. 

Mark your calendar! The Manitoulin Snow Drags are returning on March 30. Admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 10 and $20 for every race you enter. There are 4,660 feet “packed snow” lanes. Stock – studded and non-studded and modified (improved). Classes: Kids (120cc or equivalent), Vintage, 340cc, 440cc, 500cc, 600cc, 700cc. 800cc and open. For more information visit Manitoulin Snow Drags on Facebook.

If you have something that you would like to contribute to the Providence Bay News and Notes, please let us know. We know the amazing people and things that happen in our community but let’s allow everyone to know. If there is an upcoming birthday, anniversary, fundraiser or celebration, please let us know. If there is someone that you would love to give a shout-out to because of the things they do for, in or around our community let us know. You can email Cheryl at or call her at 705-862-1613. Submissions must be received by each Sunday at 3 pm for submission in the following Wednesday publication of the paper. We look forward to hearing from you.