Upcoming Events



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!


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If you were living away from home, don’t you think it would be awesome to receive a card with a picture of the largest Crab Pot Christmas Tree in Atlantic Canada? Or receiving a picture of the massive waves at Greenpoint Lighthouse?Well, we have both! The Christmas card shown in the picture has a beautiful verse on the inside. The Lighthouse card is blank and you can write your own message. These cards sell for 5 for $10 by purchasing a set or two of these cards, you will be helping the Heritage Society continue with its work in preserving our history. A limited supply will be available, don’t be disappointed pre-order your set by contacting Joyce at 683-3673 or email joyce@pdgphs.com.

The cards will be available in approximately two to three weeks.

Please share with your family and friends!

Thank you on behalf of the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society.

Joyce Morgan




We don’t want a traffic jam! We are working on some new ideas this year for Christmas on the Peninsula! We want to throw this out, who would be interested in an Outdoor Christmas Market on Dec. 11th from 2 to 5 pm weather permitting, on the Marginal Wharf, Port de Grave. The time will be better due to people coming to see the Boats! Crafts, Baked Goods! An awesome time to get some Christmas shopping done from locals! If you are interested in booking a spot please send email to joycem1958@gmail.com. Please do not send message any other way, this will help keep the list in one spot! Thank you! If we can get enough interest it will be a go! Please share!

The Anchor

Introducing our very first newsletter     The Anchor!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! On this Thanksgiving weekend we are very thankful for all the blessings and good things that are happening here on the Port de Grave Peninsula! We thank you for your support. We are very excited to be able to share our very first Newsletter with you “The Anchor” Edition #1. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! If you would like a copy delivered to your email please send me a request at joyce@pdgphs.com.  

Seniors Program 2021-22

Just want to let everyone know that I am back working with Seniors for the next few weeks, a little different program than last year.

1. I am here if you need someone to take you to medical appointments, drugstore, supermarket or other appointments.

2. I can pick up supplies for you such has meds, groceries, etc.

3. If you need a technology fix, example your phone or iPad, tablet is not working or you have a new device I can help. Some work on a laptop or desktop.

4. Something new! Are you home alone and have the internet but no device to contact your friends or family, call me, we can loan you a tablet for a couple of weeks or longer depending on demand.

5. Storytelling: Something like last year, I will be conducting interviews from anyone 55 and over who would like to share a story with us or tell us about your parents, grandparents or what it was like growing up. Everyone loved the “In Conversation with Seniors” last year, so lets continue this. We all have stories to tell, for example have you ever wondered how the Morgans received the nick name Barbers? Or why another family of Morgans are called the Reds?? Interesting stuff and there is so much to tell. I do have several people lined up but looking for more, please help us preserve our history. This year I am offering two options a video interview or for those who are camera shy, we can do audio only, I will record your voice and use it in a photo slide show.

6. Yoga Classes – we have two Yoga classes starting tomorrow, we do have a couple of spaces available if you are interested.

7. We will be bringing to you a Walking Soccer program. Walking soccer is a low-impact version of the traditional game, ideal for those with mobility issues and for those who are looking for a new fun experience. The league will be led by a seventy-year-old local soccer enthusiast. We are in the process of planning this activity, once the details are all worked out we will let you know.

8. Elder Abuse – information will be shared with you via email, and on our website. This information will be shared with us by the Gov’t of Canada and the RCMP.

So it’s going to be a busy few weeks and months! We want you onboard with us! Please contact me via Facebook Messenger, email: joyce@pdgphs.com, call or text 683-3673.

Thanks and looking forward to working with you and giving a helping hand!

One important note, there is absolutely NO charge to you!

Joyce Morgan

Please share with your family and friends who are 55 plus and especially let those know who don’t have Facebook or internet.

Good Time Gospel Series

Check out our Good Time Gospel Series from 1996. We are sharing one video per day until we have uploaded seven. These videos were made 25 years ago at Hibbs Cove School by Port de Grave Productions – owner Harris Porter. The show featured a number of singers and groups from around the area including some from the Port de Grave Peninsula. The show was hosted by Robert Ball.

We want to thank Harris Porter for allowing us to share these videos on our YouTube channel with you.

Please check out our Youtube channel by clicking on the below link:


While you checking out this don’t forget to check out our series

“In Conversation” and “Music and Friends!

Clapboard Workshop

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Clapboard Workshop has been postponed for this weekend due to the weather. We will post an update on the new date.

Clapboard Workshop at Porter House Museum, Port de Grave. A hands-on, 2-day workshop at Porter House Museum to learn to assess, repair, install and paint traditional wood siding. Who should attend?: Carpenters, contractors, owners of old homes, craftspersons, volunteers or staff with nonprofits involved in the care or restoration of historic wooden buildings, anyone with an interest in learning the skills. More info and registration at:


1st Annual Pig Roast

Update: It was an amazing event!

Hey everyone its Labour Day Weekend coming up and we have a great day planned for Saturday, starting at 2 pm with a book signing with Vernon Petten and at 2:30 pm Jim Wellman, make sure you drop by and get your books and meet the authors.5 pm is the Pig Roast there are only 7 tickets left, please call Effie at 786-6669 to order and pick up your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING THE PIG ROAST: Starts at 5 pm, you have the option of eating inside or outside, tables will be set up both places. If there is rain everyone will eat inside. You can bring children, there will be hot dogs and hamburgers available. If you are planning on eating outside, we ask that you kindly bring your own chair. Thank you! Come join in the fun and celebrate the last weekend of summer! For more info check out the previous ad.

“Come join us for our 1st annual Pig Roast at Canon Richard’s Tea Room, Saturday, September 4th! We will be serving cuts of slow roasted succulent pig served with a variety of cold salads, rolls, special hog sauce, and desert! 
Also, we will be featuring a meet the author and book signings featuring Vern Petten and Jim Wellman at The Fishermen’s Museum and Hibb’s Hole School House. 
2:00 pm – Introduction of Vernon Petten and book signing (Hibbs Hole School House)
2:30 pm – Introduction of Jim Wellman and book signing (Fishermen’s Museum)
4:30 pm – Both authors will be at Canon Richard’s Tea Room for meet and greet and book sales.
The Shalloway Rentals will be open all day! Why not enjoy a relaxing day on the pond while rediscovering a part of our history!”

Community Circle Drum

 “We are partnering with Tom Alteen of Musubi Drum Circles to bring you this very special event.  Join us at the Lighthouse as Tom leads us in a community drum circle! 
Drum circles are not just about drumming – they are so much more. They are an effective tool for health and wellness and breath of fresh air in our fragmented stressed out world. Research has proven drum circles promote mental clarity, mood enhancement, physical energy, and community connection.  What better way to spend an afternoon!
Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket.  There will be food and refreshments available for purchase.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Covid-19 protocols will be in place. We will have clean drums and instruments, clean hands, and friendly faces to welcome you!”