New Horizons-Seniors Program 2023

EXCITING NEWS: The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is very proud to announce that we have received a New Horizons for Seniors Program. It’s going to be a great summer, lots of plans in the making! We invite you to be a part of it!

We are inviting Seniors to join us this summer, if you are interested please register by calling Joyce at 709-680-1231 or email Or hit the Send Message Button to message me!

Just got back to work yesterday and the planning have started, so keep an eye out for more details.

Click on the posters attached to see some of the activities that will be taking place.

Please share with your Senior friends!

Special thanks to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and the Government of Canada.

Discover NL

Iris and I were honored to do an interview for Discover NL – thanks to Eastlink.

This is a great show featuring segments from around the province. You can watch the full show if you have Eastlink several times a day for a two week period, ending April 29, 2023 on channels 10 or 610.

Here is our segment, please feel free to share with family and friends.

We would like to thank Eastlink for including the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society in their show and we look forward to more interviews!


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.