Providence Bay News & Notes

Did anyone have the wool pulled over their eyes on Monday? Companies, friends and family members will come up with gags and everybody will have a good laugh, but nobody will be fooled. We’re all so much smarter now, aren’t we?

The monthly euchre tournament scores for March are as follows: First place winners Bob/Marion with 88 points; second place winners Marg C./Marlaine with 81 points; third place winners Ken/Dorothy with 78 points; fourth place winners Bev/Sally with 71 points; and our last place winners, George/Gayle, and we won’t disclose their points. The winner of the most lone hands was Bob and Marion. Congratulations to all the winners. Don’t forget that the weekly euchre games every Tuesday night does not require that you have a partner, just show up before the 8 pm start time. The last Tuesday of each month is the euchre tournament and you must have your own partner.

Family and friends of Debbie and Gorman Young gathered on Saturday, March 30 for a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party at the Centennial Hall. What a wonderful surprise it was for them to be able to celebrate with everyone. Congratulations and best wishes for many more years together.

It sure is nice to see and hear the signs of spring. The waves can be heard crashing on the shore again. The Canada geese are back and the seagulls and other birds can be heard chirping in the morning. Just remember, if you’re feeding the birds and your feeders are empty every morning don’t be surprised to find out that it’s our local deer coming every night and emptying them on you. 

Syrup season has begun for all of the tappers out there. The Dewar Family Maple Syrup Shack will be having their annual syrup auction for the first litre of maple syrup produced at their shack. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Health Sciences North cancer Foundation. The winner will not only receive the first litre of syrup made but will receive a receipt from the Northern Cancer Foundation in the amount of their winning bid. This is the 5th annual auction and to date $2,870 has been donated and we all have family and friends who have benefitted from the money going to this great cause. The bidding begins Friday, April 5 on their Facebook page – Dewar Family Maple Syrup Shack. Bidding will close Friday, April 12 at 8 pm sharp. If you’re not on Facebook and want to make a bid or donation or if you have any questions, you can call 705-929-3137.

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