On behalf of the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, we want to send out a huge thank you to everyone to helped in anyway to make 2022 a very successful year.

To all those who contributed financially, donations, donations to the Crabpot Christmas Tree campaign and all of our campaigns.

To all those who participated in our many activities during 2022:

Come Home Year Celebrations

Queen’s Jubilee

MMSB Cleanup

Crabpot Christmas Tree

Canon Richard’s Tearoom both private and public events.

Special events at the Tearoom.

To those who have contributed to our upcoming book “Our Stories Our Heritage” and we are still looking for more stories!

We look forward to 2023 a list of events will be shared with you in the next few weeks!

Again, THANK YOU without your support none of this would be possible!

Our Stories Our Heritage

Tentative name for our upcoming book!

March 1, 2023

Message from the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society

Good day my friends!.. This correspondence is being directed to you since in one way or another you have had some interaction over the years with somebody from the Port De Grave Peninsula or you have experienced some event in which you were involved or the story came to you in one form or another. So why this now??

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc., has taken on a very bold adventure which is to compile a Heritage Book of short stories related to events that occurred on the Port de Grave Peninsula –long ago or yesterday. To achieve this goal we need your help and we need it now. Your help will be in the form of a short story, one or ten,- (all may not be published) -of events mentioned above. The story we hope it to be factual, funny, serious, witty, and colourful. Do not use personal names unless the story has been proven true and maybe you were involved but then again TELL THE STORY as you see it—editing will take place and you could be contacted to verify any portion there-of. It can be 300-1000-4000 words you be the judge for your complete story is what’s important I cannot over emphasize the importance of your being involved with us.

In addition, we would like for you to:

1. Forward this request to at least 20 of your friends and family, especially those away from home

2. Submit your story(s) as soon as possible as we have to get editing going immediately

3, Forward your story(s) to Joyce Morgan-Heritage Coordinator at

4. We anticipate having the book completed prior to Christmas 2023, so that is why we need your material NOW.

5. Also Joyce has indicated that for those in the immediate area, she can visit your home and do a video of your story, do a voice recording of your story, or we can loan you a, i-pad so you can do your recording at your home at any time you prefer. We aim to please.

6. You are no doubt aware that this project will be costly, but we have with your financial assistance over come costly projects before. So yet again, here is another way you can contribute along with your story a financial gift which is receiptable and then again writing or recording may not be for you just now–not to worry, you can send us your financial support to have the book published.

To date, we have in excess of 100 short stories to commence editing. To the Bareneed folk, please forward to families who have no siblings remaining on the Peninsula this of course applies to the Dock and Port de Grave.

Thank you for reading and your decision to get involved in one way or another. We will all be proud together of what can be achieved and our children will be blessed with a legacy that will last for generations and for some of us we recall the words of Elijah Cummings—Maryland Democrat when he stated “Children are the message that we send to a Future, we shall never see”

Thanks A Million!

Christmas Cards

We are selling Christmas Cards 5 for $10.00, this year we chose five different scenes of the 23rd annal Boat Lighting, with five different verses. If you are interested in purchase a pack of five please contact Joyce at 709-680-1231.

We also have blank note cards with a photo of Greenpoint Lighthouse, five for $10.00.

A portion of all sales go to the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society to help with future projects.

We want to thank everyone who has supported our Christmas Card and Ornament campaigns.

Christmas on the PDG Peninsula 2022

We are inviting you to join us for Christmas on the Port de Grave Peninsula, beginning on Sunday, December 4th and ending on January 6th. Please check out the slides for information on each event. Check back for additional information when it becomes available.

We want to thank the following groups for their participation: Boat Lighting Committee, Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, Port de Grave Recreation, the Anglican Parish of Port de Grave (St. Luke’s) and the Pentecostal Tabernacle.

The PDG Peninsula Heritage Society is proud to share our 2nd annual Collectors Christmas ceramic round ornament selling for $12.00. If you are interested, please contact Joyce at 709-680-1231.

Come Home Year 2022

1997, 2000, 2022


Sorry for the long winded post but I always have a lot to say☺️

Good afternoon everyone, I am writing this on behalf of our Come Year Home Committee and the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society.

56 Years ago, 1966, the Government of NL hosted Come Home Year, not sure if there were any activities on the Port de Grave Peninsula at that time, I was a bit to young to remember.

But I was there for the Port de Grave Peninsula Come Home Year Celebrations in 1997, where we all had an amazing time.

Then in 2000 we hosted the Islendigur Celebrations where thousands came to the Peninsula and celebrate the last port of call for the Viking Ship, a week of fun filled activities.

Here we are once again celebrating Come Home Year 2022, sponsored by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador! Another amazing event on the Peninsula, all those who attended had a wonderful time and if for some reason you missed it check out 5 major events videoed, shared on Facebook and Youtube, checkout my channel joycem1958 for four of these events and for the Ecumenical Church service check out the Port de Grave Pentecostal Tabernacle | Facebook page.

We had a jam packed five days with something for everyone, and even though attendance was low on some events we certainly did have an amazing five days of coming together, meeting old friends, making new ones and like I said at the Opening Ceremonies, “Making Memories”!

A very special thank you to the following who took part and made the event very successful:

St. Luke’s Vestry for the Gospel Concert and wonderful Breakfast.

St. Luke’s ACW for hosting the Afternoon Tear in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Come Home Year Celebrations.

St. Luke’s Church for allowing us to have a much-attended Quilter’s Afternoon! Special thanks to all Quilters and Rug hookers who came along and showed off their treasures!!

The Fishermen’s Museum Board and especially to Chris and Brittany for organizing the first annual Museum Days a very successful event. Chris and Brittany have indicated that they are “over the moon” with the success of this event. To Ivan Lear for adding the Mug Up in the Cove event, with the FFAW and owners of Conception Run, what a great morning that was. And for sharing Ben for singing at a Lighthouse picnic. I videoed Ben singing Saltwater Joys, he was sat down, Greenpoint Lighthouse in the background, hardly a ripple on the water, it was spectacular and has been viewed across Canada and the United States. Well done Ben!

PDG Recreation: for your part in providing several kids activities that seemed to be well attended and for providing hot dogs and hamburgers throughout the five days.

Pentecostal Church: Pastors Darryl and Shelley Lidstone for their part, in providing a Kids Activity, access to their parking lot, the Gospel Concert in the Playground and the Ecumenical Church Service, we are forever grateful!

Anglican Parish – Fr. Paul Thoms, for his part in the Ecumenical.

Harris Porter: for organizing the Shine and Show Car show.

Wayne Morgan: for providing sound equipment when needed and helping with the Carshow. Also, organizing singers for the Opening Ceremonies and the Gospel Concert.

Vern Petten/Blair Petten: for hosting the Make and Break engines in their shed. Another very successful event.

Port de Grave Hr. Authority for arranging tours of two 65 footers. Thanks to Blair and Jason for this, over 45 people visited these boats. For those who live for the sea it is hard to imagine, that there are people living on the peninsula and especially those living on the mainland have never had the opportunity to step foot on a boat! According to reports, those who did visit were very appreciative to the owners for allowing them to come onboard!

Iris Petten for leading the walk to the Quarry, another amazing event.

Iris and Roland for the Heritage tour of the community.

Bud Davidge and Friends for an awesome concert!

The Islanders another great night enjoyed by all who attended.

Ben Eddy for providing music when needed and to all our summer students, from Heritage, Museum and Rec, these guys and gals did an awesome job.

A very special Thank you to all our Authors: Gerald Andrews, Ray Andrews, Vernon Petten, Nellie P. Strowbridge Luanne Langdon and Jim Wellman.

To all those who visited the Canon Richards Tearoom during that week, thank you! I’m sure you all went away with your bellies full….

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us in anyway, supporting the 50/50 draws, buying tickets on a print which will be drawn for Sept. 4. For each and everyone who bought an hamburger or hot dog thank you!

Thank you all for coming and don’t forge share your photos with us by using the hashtags #pdgphs#ComeHome2022#explorenl

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Christmas on the Peninsula, starting in early December!! 😁

Once again thank you!

Joyce Morgan, Chairperson

CHY Celebrations 2022

Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society

Special thanks to our committee members: Wayne Morgan, Charlotte Morgan, Don Morgan, Eileen Morgan, Lynnette Langdon Ogden, Chris Porter, Brittany Rose Karen Dawe, Melissa Norris, Stacy Petten, Ross Petten, Iris Petten, Roland Andrews and Barbara Dawe.