May, 2010

Port Morien Community Newsletter

Vol. 11, No 5                                              May,  2010

Dear Folks:

The Port Morien Wildlife Assocation, (formerly the Port Morien Fish and Game Association)  is doing a tremendous job in our community keeping  wildlife and fishing issues current and alive.

Recently, its efforts were rewarded. The association was the recipient of the Valley Shield Award at the annual meeting of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters. This award is presented to a member club which demonstrates outstanding promotion of freshwater sportfishing in Nova Scotia.

The PMWA has been involved for some time in the adopt-a-stream and fish incubation programs as well as the instruction of youth in fishing techniques and the promotion of sportfishing contests. Congratulations, folks. There has been a long tradition in this area of volunteerism in fishing and wildlife initatives.  When other associations were folding, the Port Morien and area  group soldiered on. It is now stronger than ever.

News From the Community

From the Legion:

*The Legion Dart Banquet this year will be held on May 22. A dance will follow.

*KITCHEN PARTY:  The Legion fundraising committee is holding the first kitchen party with wings at the Legion on May 29 from 8-1. The performers will be announced at a later date.


We need the names and/or emails of those people living away so that we can send them information on Morien  Memories. Please phone 737-5983.

From Morien Memories:

PLEASE NOTE WEBSITES AND EMAILS: Twitter,; Morien Memories is also on Facebook. You will find updates on MM by accessing those addresses.

*The final schedule for Morien Memories is now on the website and on facebook.

*Here are needs which we are highlighting from the current minutes:

-We need flatbeds for the parade
-We need volunteers to set things up for venues at the Legion
-We need lots of characters for the Summer People
Festival, which will run at the same time.
– We need the addresses and emails of former residents of Port Morien.
*We need historic artifacts for the Gowrie Heritage Day.

*Please remember to continue dropping off recyclables at Hopper’s Store.

From the PMDA:

*Medians: COUNCILLOR SACCARY will contact the Department of Highways to repair the medians which their plows damaged. It is hoped that the work will be completed before June.

*Coastal Erosion: Ken MacDonald is arranging a public meeting on coastal erosion, to take place the first week in June at the Legion. ACAP will be there.

*Kiosk: At a meeting with Eileen Oldford, the association learned that the tourism kiosk at the Legion will be finished this spring.

*CBCEDA met with the association to discuss strategic planning. A plan, funded by ECBC, will be completed this fall.

*Phase II: The association met with Ross Kennedy, of Economic Renewal and he has agreed to forward our proposal for Phase II. The process will be facilitated by CBCEDA.

*A letter has been sent by the association to the Minister of Transportation on the state of the Long Beach road. It supports Councillor’s Saccary’s letter  circulated among his constituents.  As well, Mr. Saccary has phoned the Minister and asked him to come down to see the road. This road will bear a considerable amount of traffic in the future, especially when the new Xstrata  access road is built.

From the Port Morien Players:

*The dress rehearsal for the play, “Lets Murder Marsha” takes place at the Legion on Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30. Price: $5.00 at the door.

From the Firehall:

The annual LOBSTER TAKEOUT at the Firehall will be held this year, Sunday, May 23,  from 11 a.m. until dinners are sold. The price is $10.00 each. Please support this worthy cause.

GENEALOGY FAIR: As you know, during the Morien Memories celebrations there will be a genealogy fair. Those people who expressed an interest in presenting their genealogies are to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Computer Site. Planning of the event will take place. Others are welcome  as well.

SPECIAL CONGRATS: The Lucy Winterman School of Dance won four diamonds, two sapphire and three ruby awards at a competition in Dartmouth recently. Hannah Kosick dances with that group. Congratulations, Hannah.

Morien Clean-up:

The PMDA has engaged someone to clean-up the village of Port Morien.  We encourage villagers to clean-up their own properties so that Morien will looks its best four our homecoming celebrations!!!

As you know,  CBRM is changing its recycling policy such that clear plastic bags will be used in the future. Only one green bag of garbage will be accepted. The purpose is to encourage those people who do not recycle to do so!!!

*The PMDA is producing a calendar, with pictures taken mainly by the Camera Club. This will be a collector’s item.

*There will be t-shirts and hoodies will be  sold at MM. The information for ordering will be provided at the end of March.

Legion Dance Tickets:

Legion dance tickets for the Morien Memories Dance have been sold. That does not mean that some tickets might not come available in the future. We ask you to phone in your requests to Dougie Keats at the bar.

From the Wildlife Association:

There will be a fishing derby, Saturday, May 8 at John Bernard Croak Memorial Park in Glace Bay from 8-4 p.m. Fee: $15.00 a person; 16 years and older. Call 849-7002. Email:

From the Girl Guides:

*On May 1,  Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Rangers and their guiders will collect food for the Glace Bay FOODBANK  in Port Morien. This is a community service project for the girls. Please leave your donations at the front step for collection between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

*Thank you to all who purchased Girl Guide cookies. The campaign was a hit!!

Dates for May:

April 28: Dress Rehearsal Play
April 30-May 1: Dinner Theatre
May 1: Girl Guides Foodbank Pick up
May 2: Morien Memories Meeting, Legion, 6:30
May 11: Legion Meeting
May 12: PMDA Meeting
May 22: Dart Banquet
May 29: Kitchen Party, Legion, 8-1

Special Meetings:

Bingo: Every Monday evening.        
Firehall: Every Sunday at 7 p.m.
Sparks: Every Tuesday, 6:30, Legion
Brownies: Every Tuesday, 6:00, St. Paul’s
Girl Guides: Every Tuesday, Firehall, 6:00 p.m. Pathfinders: Every Wed, Firehall, 6:00 p.m.
Rangers: Every Monday, Firehall, 6.00 p.m.
Wildlife: 3rd Wed. of month, Legion, 7:00
Mason’s: First Wednesday,   7:00 p.m.
Ladies Auxiliary Firehall: First Sunday, 7 pm
St. Paul’s Parish Council: First Wednesday
St. Paul’s Guild: Every 2nd Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Homeville Women’s Inst.: Every 3rd  Tuesday, 7
Gowrie Home and School:  Wed.,. 7 p.m.
PMDA: Firehall, 2nd Wednesday of month, 7.
St. John’s UCW: First Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Special Notes:

*Condolences to the family of Kenneth Andrews on his recent passing.

*Get well wishes to Margie MacQueen and Bill Phillips.

*Congratulations to Doug Lawrence on his retirement; Dr. Khalifa on his 80th.

Many happy returns: On May 10, FLORENCE MACKENZIE will be 100 years young. We wish her many happy returns.

*Dock Y’Ur Dory opens on May 1.


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