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Port de Grave Comes Alive with Passion & Purpose

Port de Grave Comes Alive with Passion and Purpose

Its rugged coastline and rolling terrain combine to make Port de Grave one of the most beautiful and engaging places in Canada. The scenic and welcoming peninsula is located on Conception Bay, no more than an hour’s drive from St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Home to European settlers since the 16th century, Port de Grave (French for Serious Harbour) shares the peninsula with Green Point Lighthouse which offers photographic opportunities that rival the most striking nautical paintings.
“Port de Grave is my home community,” said Ms Iris Petten, the Chair of the Master Plan Development Committee and Fundraising Events for the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society. “In partnership with various funding agencies we are working to develop the area into a key destination for travellers while ensuring the sustainability of this incredible resource.”
Ms. Petten is also known as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Petten, a role that she fills with great integrity and enthusiasm. The tradition of appointing prominent and influential Canadians as Honoraries to military units has been common practice for over a century and no one could be a better representative of 37 Combat Engineer Regiment or wear the uniform with more pride.
37 Combat Engineer Regiment is an Army Reserve unit with garrisons located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador as well as in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In association with their esteemed Honorary, the Regiment has worked tirelessly on the location, constructing viewing platforms and developing walking trails leading down to the Green Point Lighthouse, a historic landmark in its own right.
“We are very proud to be working with Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Petten to assist her group in the development of this remarkable place,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Shane MacNeil, the Commanding Officer of 37 Combat Engineer Regiment. “And the soldiers are thrilled to be part of a project where they get to apply the skills they have learned in a way that will have a lasting presence in one of their province’s communities…this is at the very heart of why people join the Reserves.”

For more information about the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, please visit the website or their Facebook page of the same name or better yet, come to Port de Grave and see for yourself what can be accomplished when passion meets purpose.

PDGPHS Honors Oldest PDG Resident

Happy  103rd Birthday to Aunt Effie Petten, a former resident of Hibb’s Cove, located on the Port de Grave Peninsula now residing at the Long Term Care, Carbonear Hospital, Carbonear, NL.

Aunt Effie was made an Honorary Member of the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society yesterday.  Members of the Society visited her along with Rev. Linda, Priest in charge, St. Luke’s Church.  She was presented with a certificate.73524512_1355301324639238_4828285368103075840_n73370674_1355301194639251_5509031521241006080_n72609205_1355301241305913_1274665432103518208_n72069904_1355301274639243_715354832105373696_n

Important Announcement

Please read the following statement from the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc.

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society wishes to bring to the attention of the Public that just recently a visitor to the Green Point Light House site came across a bag of garbage  which had been thrown there deliberately.
The Society has carried out there own assessment by cleaning up the mess and while doing so examined the garbage bag contents where the name of a person and their telephone number was discovered on at least two different pieces of paper. This will entail further investigation.
The Society wishes to advise those responsible that careful observation of the area will be implemented shortly.  We request the assistance of the General Public to keep a close observation of the area and report any suspicious activity to either of the Directors.  In addition we want to thank the general public for your tremendous support and concern regarding this matter
Roland Andrews
President–Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society
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Tourism Master Plan Roundtable

Please join us on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 9 am at St. Luke’s Hall, Port de Grave for a Roundtable meeting.  We will be laying out the Master Plan Overview that was conducted by Pat Curran and Associates Team.

We are inviting all residents of the Peninsula, non-residents and anyone who is interested in hearing about what the future holds for us.

Great things will be happening on the Peninsula, but we also need your help to make it happen.

We hope to see you there!

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Historical Event: Transfer of St. Mark’s Aug 21, 2018

An historic event took place this date, August 21, 2018 on the Port de Grave Peninsula.  Today the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society received the official transfer for the former St. Mark’s Church and Schoolhouse from the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador for the sum of $1.00.

Representing the Diocese was The Ven. Sam Rose who made the transfer to Dr. Adrian Lear on behalf of the Society.  A large crowd were in attendance including former members of the Society, Gerald Andrews, Edwin Hussey and former MHA and MP the Hon. John Efford.

The church will now be housing the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni treasures collected from different parts of Newfoundland and Labrador and has been in storage for the past twenty years.  The building will also be used for a number of events tba.

Immediately following the ceremony a delicious lunch was served in the now known Canon Richard’s Tearoom.

To view photos from the event please click on this link St. Mark’s Transfer

If you are on Facebook please like our page Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society   to see The Ven. Sam Rose transfer the property.

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Canon Richard’s Tearoom 2019

The Canon Richard’s Tearoom will be reopening on Wednesday, May 22, 2019  for our second season, we look forward to seeing you again this summer for some delicious homemade lunches and delicious homemade desserts.  When you are out and about drop by and enjoy lunch.

Hours of operation:  Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.

Please click on link below to find out about Canon Richards Tearoom:  See the Menu!

Canon Richards Tearoom

Old School Days – NTV

Check out the link to Old School Days, brought to you by the NTV, featuring students from All Hallows Elementary School, North River, visiting the Fishermen’s Museum, Porter House and taking part in school at the old Hibb’s Hole School house!  Also, starring Olive Anstey the teacher, a visit from Rev. William Strong, Anglican minister, Mona Petten and Vern Petten.  Great job done by all!

Thanks NTV!             NTV – Old School Days