During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society are hoping that you are enjoying the simpler things of life while staying home if possible and staying in your bubble. There are many trails on the Peninsula that we hope you take advantage of! Enjoy a walk around the harbour, or down by the pond. Take a hike to the Lighthouse, enjoy the scenery, sit and watch the waves, they may even sing to you.
We look forward to when this is all over and we can get back to some normalcy in our lives!
We salute all Essential workers, healthcare workers, truckers, grocery workers, janitors, first responders, everyone who is doing their part and keeping us safe.
We want to send out a special thanks to all our Spiritual leaders, you are doing an awesome job, and helping us through these dark days, with your prayers, on-line services. We really appreciate it!
We especially would like to send out a huge thank you to our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his staff, our Premier Dwight Ball, Dr. Haggie, and Dr. Fitzgerald, you are all doing a wonderful job in keeping us safe, our country and our province.
May God Bless you all! Stay Safe and Stay in Your Bubble!
Check out the following music videos from our two students Lauren Deering and Phillip Clarke. We will be adding special guest performances in the next few weeks, please check back on a weekly basis for updates:
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In Conversation with Raymond Andrews: Part 2, Raymond talks about Teenage Pocket Money! Please click on this link; https://youtu.be/lLUctpELj_s
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In Conversation with Whitfield Andrews: Part 4, this also is Whitfield’s final episode, please click on the this link: https://youtu.be/smh8CRma7RU
In Conversation with Mona Petten: Part 1, thanks to Kiersten Hepditch for conducting this interview with Mona back in July 2020, please click on the link to view episode 1 or 2. https://youtu.be/AHuYa3IjDvw
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.
From the Archives: Hibbs Cove was featured on the cover of the April 1949 issue of Maclean’s Magazine to mark the occasion of the union of Newfoundland into Confederation. To view and read the full issue, click the image below.