COVID MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2021

Calling all Residents and former Residents, People with Roots, Business Owners on the Peninsula, Businesses who do business on the Peninsula, anyone who has any type of connection to the Port de Grave Peninsula to become a member of the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society!

We are holding a COVID Membership Drive 2021, did you know that being a member of the Society, it doesn’t mean that you have to attend meetings unless you want to. It means away of supporting the Society in its undertaking of present and future projects.

So please consider being a Member, we would love to hear from you. Contact Joyce at 683-3673 for more information, Membership packages are available on request.

We now accept E-transfer for Membership payment and other items: fundraising@pdgphs.com

Thanking you in advance.

Music and Friends 2021

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is very proud to announce that we have started our Music and Friends 2021 program. This program is for our Seniors and those who are Disabled.

We have hired two Singers/Musicians Lauren Deering, and Phillip Clarke.

Lauren is from Port de Grave and attending University, a beautiful singer and she is looking forward to entertaining you either by in-person visits or virtually.

Phillip Clarke is from Bay Roberts and attending Ascension Colleigate. Phillip plays the guitar and also a beautiful singer. He to is looking forward to entertaining you.

The program runs until March 31, 2021. We will be sharing their performances online, from our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pdgheritage or on our YouTube account https://youtu.be/vokkJTOd7so. If you know of someone that cannot access this please contact Joyce Morgan at 683-3673 and she will make arrangements to come to your home and share it with you.

Crab Pot Christmas Tree 2020

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is very proud to share with you, that the Crab Pot Christmas tree was a major success! Thousands stopped and view the tree and had photos taken on their way to or from the Port de Grave Boat Lighting. It was definitely the talk of Christmas!

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this fundraiser and we look forward to 2021.

Attached is our Thank You Video recognizing all those who contributed either “In Memory or In Honor”.

Thank you everyone!

Please click on link: https://youtu.be/_7EqOY9cHXc

Iris Petten talks to those involved with the construction of the CP Tree and what it meant to them to be a part of it! https://youtu.be/xbWmopLUwLs

CONGRATULATIONS To one of our own!

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society would like to congratulate board member, Iris Petten, on her appointment to the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team. The team’s purpose is to review the province’s fiscal capacity, delivery of services, and explore areas for economic growth as we navigate through the ongoing global pandemic.

Congratulations Iris! We are very proud!

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/exec/1022n02/

In Conversation with our Seniors


Welcome to our series “In Conversations with Seniors” we are very excited to be sharing with you, videos of our seniors telling us about life on the peninsula when they were young. Our COVID Community Assistant Joyce Morgan has been interviewing our Seniors. We hope you enjoy and each week we will posting one or two interviews.

  1. In Conversation with Effie Boone: Effie lives in Bareneed and recalls life when she was a young girl attending church at St. Mark’s and going to the one room school in Bareneed and later having to go to school in Ship Cove, and much more. Please click on this link to hear Effie tell her story https://youtu.be/hKzkrlKqK5E
  2. In Conversation with Bob Andrews: Bob lives in Ship Cove, he recalls growing up as a young boy and tells us about the Ice houses, playing hockey on Ship Cove pond, the Liver factory, his grandfather who helped with the construction of St. Luke’s Church and much more. Please click on this link to hear Bob https://youtu.be/Lzq7cAuSf7w
  3. In Conversation with Vern Petten: Part 1 Vern lives in Hibb’s Cove and he tells us what it was like growing up as a young boy. He also tells us about the very first Pentecostal Church located by Ship Cove Pond, it is no longer there. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/J7o_3DjaCA8
  4. In Conversation with Effie Petten: Part 1 Aunt Effie’s early days, listen to Aunt Effie talk about growing up in Cupids. Part 2 will air next Monday night. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/Ur0T2QrDW3c
  5. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 1, hear the story of Happy Jack! John tells us about his Grandfather John Mugford known as Uncle Happy Jack! Stay tuned next week for Part 2, when he will talk about his parents. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/z5AAcio1bek
  6. In Conversation with Vern Petten: Part 2, hear Vern tell us about his volunteer work and his courting days! Please click on link https://youtu.be/2Ym2lNG4ac8
  7. In Conversation with Doris Dawe: Part 1, listen to Aunt Doris has she talks about her memories from when she was a child. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/pkfNrcrMFqg
  8. In Conversation with Effie Petten: Part 2, hear Aunt Effie talk about getting married, first ride in a car and much more. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/q5pWmxEVa8w
  9. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 2, listen to John talk about his days has a young boy, Jannying and the Twelve days of Christmas. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/_8qpig7qcXs
  10. In Conversation with Vern Petten: Part 3, Vern talks about his Grandmother Aunt Lucy Andrews, his first trip to St. John’s and much more. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/3qdjg5AdzzM
  11. In Conversation with Aunt Doris Dawe: Part 2, Aunt Doris tells us about getting married and her family. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/AMRRTviIpIw
  12. In Conversation with Aunt Effie Petten: Part 3, Listen to Aunt Effie talk about “what live was like” and “her advice to everyone”. Please click on this link: https://youtu.be/Tbjw4RdHT48
  13. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 3, in part three John talks about this parents and tells an incredible story of his mother and uncle Jack Efford when they were children. Please click on this link: https://youtu.be/2izIIeEAnEA
  14. In Conversation with Bronson Lear: Part 1, in this episode we are featuring Bronson Lear. Bronson lives in the heart of the harbour known as the Angle! Bronson tells us about growing up as a young boy, and his first truck. Next week we will air part 2 of Bronson’s story. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/JUHKEsJne4M
  15. In Conversation with John Mugford: Part 4, in this episode John talks about fetching water from the well and his Grandfather Uncle Happy Jack going to the ice. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/QJstEpRCW2I
  16. In Conversation with Edwin Richards: In this audio version we are thankful to Edwin Richards for sharing some information about his Great Great Uncle Canon Richards. Edwin also tells us about his visits to Bareneed during his younger days. Due to distance and COVID this interview was done over the phone, we thank Edwin for his time and memories. Interview conducted by our COVID Community Assistant Joyce Morgan. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/FKi7zlCLmOI
  17. In Conversation with Bronson Lear: Part 2 In this video Bronson talks to us about what the PDG harbour was like before, his days working at the Fish Store and much more. Please click on link https://youtu.be/cc5Dsw9T_Io
  18. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: In part 1 Raymond discusses life on Taylor’s Hill. Please click on link https://youtu.be/KXx4_GLas9E
  19. In Conversation with John Efford: Part 1 listen to John talk about when he started out in the fishery, than his very successful wholesale business and his move to Provincial and Federal politics. Please click on link https://youtu.be/icYZndydP90
  20. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: Part 2, Raymond talks about Teenage Pocket Money! Please click on this link; https://youtu.be/lLUctpELj_s
  21. In Conversation with Whitfield Andrews: Part 1, Whitfield tells us about the liver factory, the merchants house and much more. Please click on link https://youtu.be/H1tkX3aIMeg
  22. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: Part 3, in this segment Raymond tells us about the Funeral protocol and much more. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/15QZUS8J9UI
  23. In Conversation with Whitfield Andrews: Part 2, Whitfield talks about the different lodges in Port de Grave. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/Z58z2nhyO00
  24. In Conversation with Dough Moores: Part 1, Doug about his Dad the late Mr. Alec Moores involvement with the PDG fishermen. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/nLsLT798LE4
  25. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: Part 4, in this segment Raymond talks about the church and the school. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/YDlYJ_BATRs
  26. In Conversation with Whitfield Andrews: Part 3, Whitfield talks about school days and St. Luke’s church. Please click on this link https://youtu.be/irPUO-WePVg
  27. In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: Part 5, this is Raymond’s final episode in this series. In this segment Raymond talks about the importance of Sports growing up! Please click on this link https://youtu.be/8A3ghfUdbdo
  28. In Conversation with Whitfield Andrews: Part 4, this also is Whitfield’s final episode, please click on the this link: https://youtu.be/smh8CRma7RU

Introducing the Seniors Compassionate Care Program

Introducing the Seniors Compassionate Care Program

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is pleased to announce a new program available to residents of the Port De Grave Peninsula – the Seniors Compassionate Care Program.

Are you 65+ and need assistance with errands, troubleshooting with your computer, or simply just looking to interact and socialize with others?
If so, we want you to know that we are here to help!

For more information contact Joyce Morgan at 683-3673 or via e-mail at joycepdgphs@gmail.com or visit https://pdgphs.com/seniors/.

Welcoming our COVID Community Assistant – Joyce Morgan

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is pleased to welcome Joyce Morgan as the newest member of our team in the role of COVID Community Assistant. Joyce will be working directly with the society’s newest program – the “Seniors Compassionate Care Program.” The program is targeted directly towards providing support to seniors along the peninsula.

For more detailed information on the program you can visit https://pdgphs.com/seniors/

Please join us in providing Joyce with a warm welcome. Joyce can be reached at (709) 683-3673 or via e-mail at joycepdgphs@gmail.com