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

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

Celebrating 50 Years of the Hibb’s Cove Fishermen’s Museum

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, in partnership with the Port De Grave Recreation Committee are pleased to announce that on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 we will be celebrating and commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Hibb’s Cove Fishermen’s Museum.

Stayed tuned for more information in the coming days to learn more about the events that will be held throughout the peninsula. We look forward to you joining us in commemorating this milestone in our community with us.

Friday, July 31, 2020 Federal and Provincial Funding Announcement

This afternoon, we were thrilled to join in welcoming Ken McDonald, MP Avalon, Minister Bernard Davis, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Pam Parsons, MHA Harbour Grace-Port De Grave District in announcing funding in support of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society.

These significant investments of $267,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and $94,000 from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII) will support the ongoing efforts of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society in activating its vision to grow the local economy by sharing the peninsula’s history, cultural heritage and natural landscape and will assist with the implementation of economic initiatives and regional development along the Port De Grave Peninsula.

We extend our sincerest thanks to ACOA and to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation for seeing the potential in our community and for their collaborative efforts in working with us on our projects.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/tcii/0731n09/

“Alone we can do so little….together we can do so much.”

Ken McDonald, MP Avalon; Minister Bernard Davis, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; Pam Parsons, MHA, Harbour Grace-Port De Grave District joined by the Directors and Staff of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, along with other guests.


Welcoming our Project Manager/Development Coordinator

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is pleased to announce and introduce you to the newest member of our team. Please join us as we welcome Jennifer Yetman to the role of Project Manager/Development Coordinator with the society.

Jennifer is a highly proficient, detailed oriented professional with over fourteen years of project, fund development and marketing/communications experience. She holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Memorial University, as well as a certificate in the Fundamentals of Fundraising from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Diploma in Office Administration. Jennifer is a highly respected leader in her field with expertise in leadership, policy development and strategic planning.

Jennifer is a current board member of the Canadian Transplant Association – Newfoundland Labrador and Co-Chair, Friends of the Games, NL Summer Games 2020.  She resides in Coley’s Point with her husband Jeremy and two children Emma (13), Owen (10) and their dog Marley.

Please join us as we provide Jennifer with a warm welcome. Jennifer can be reached via e-mail at pdgpheritagesociety@gmail.com.

2020 Manning Award Winner

Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has honoured people and groups who are part of preserving and presenting the province’s history and heritage for over 25 years through their Manning Awards of Excellence. 

We are pleased to share with you that the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is a recipient of the 2020 Manning Awards in the provincial category for the development of our Master Plan of consolidated heritage initiatives. The plan involves all major historic assets and how to protect and preserve our assets while allowing the Port De Grave Peninsula to become the oldest and the most active fishing port in Newfoundland Labrador. 

Our Board of Directors and Staff would like to also congratulate the other chosen recipients within the Community, Provincial and National categories as well. 

To read more please visit:https://www.historicsites.ca/2020-manning-recipients