Queen square school’s annual reunion: will take place at the Murphy Centre, 200 Richmond Street in Charlottetown on August 18 from 4-7 PM. Food and refreshments available. Former students and teachers are invited to reminisce while meeting and greeting old school chums.
The Summer Concert Series at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown, continues with a special concert featuring soprano Sylvia Mutch accompanied by organist Leo Marchildon at 1 pm on Wednesday August 16th. Admission is by free-will offering.
Catherine and Mary-Carla MacDonald will be offering their presentation “Helen ‘Miss Nelly’ MacDonald of Glenaladale” which is based on the research and writings of their mother, the late Genevieve MacDonald. Catherine and Mary-Carla are completing the editing of the book Genevieve had researched and prepared on “Miss Nelly”.
Helen MacDonald’s story is fascinating. “Miss Nelly” arrived from Scotland on St. John’s Island (now Prince Edward Island) with her family in 1772 as part of the Glenaladale immigration. It was not long before she found herself managing the then 20,000-acre Glenaladale estate when her brothers John and Donald left to serve in the American Revolutionary War. She managed Glenaladale Estate for nearly 20 years. As a woman doing what was then considered men’s work and a job for which she had no preparation, she was an extraordinary pioneer and deserves to have her story not only told but recorded. Their presentation will be held on Monday, August 14th at 7:30 pm at the Tracadie Community Centre on Station Road in Tracadie Cross. Some of Miss Nelly’s artifacts will be on display. Thanks to the support from Tracadie Community Hall, this presentation is free. There will be light refreshments and a few snacks.
Palmer Rd Picnic-Aug 20: Join us at Immaculate Conception Church, Palmer Road on Sunday, Aug 20 for our annual picnic. This year our church is celebrating 125 years and we are celebrating with “A grand tea party”. The day which begins with an outdoor mass at 11 am, includes lobster/ham dinners, live outdoor music, tours of the church and rectory, food & game booths, horse rides, cake auction, bingo, flea market and much more.
PEI Pilgrimages Ltd. tour to Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec is October 13-16, 2017. Cost is $285.00 per person. To register please call Gary Clow at 569-3945, Joe Drane at 940-5871 or Ken Campbell at 566-2914.
St. Eugene’s Cemetery Sunday: St Eugene’s Parish at Covehead will celebrate Cemetery Sunday on August 13, beginning with Mass at 11:00 am, followed by a ceremony at the graveyard and a social gathering with Sharing Table. All are welcome.
SDU BURSARIES: Students attending post-secondary institutions are reminded that SDU is providing 200 bursaries at $600 each. The Board also administers a few restricted grants at $500 each. Application forms and additional information can be found at SDU website www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or by calling 393-3441. Application deadline is August 31.
Choristers are invited to join the Diocesan choir in providing music for a special ecumenical service at St. Francis Church, Cornwall celebrating the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Friday September 1 at 7 pm. A single rehearsal will be held on Thursday August 31, 7 – 8:30 pm at St. Francis under the direction of Leo Marchildon.