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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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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

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.