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 

DATE CHANGE: The SOLD OUT Green Point Lighthouse Lobster Boil for Friday, July 17, 2020 will now take place on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. *Takeouts still available*

DATE CHANGE: The SOLD OUT Green Point Lighthouse Lobster Boil for Friday, July 17, 2020 will now take place on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. *Takeouts still available*

Back by popular demand – Green Point Lighthouse Lobster Boil! Join us on Friday, July 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with live music by Andrew Mercer.

In following COVID-19 regulations for outdoor gatherings, a limited number of 50 tickets are available. However, we are pleased to offer the option of a Takeout Lobster Dinner. #StayHomeYear2020

To purchase your tickets or to preorder your takeout, please e-mail pdgpheritagesociety@gmail.com or call Effie Boone at 786-6669.

Note: ** We ask that you bring along your own utensils (fork, knife, lobster pic) and chair.

Staycation on the Peninsula

Staycation? Consider our beautiful community for a staycation or a day visit on a weekend.

Our community offers some stunning views of conception bay and places to visit for those of all interests. Pack a picnic and enjoy it at Green Point Lighthouse, visit the Fishermen’s Museum and Porter House once we open up date will be announced soon. Enjoy the views of our busy modern fishing harbour, this year we ask you to view from your car to keep our fishermen and workers safe during COVID19 our Harbour Authority as signage stating what areas are prohibited. Please watch for signage.

Take in the breath taking views while enjoying a delicious meal from a food truck located by ship cove pond. Take a hike around jail house mountain, you may happen to see a boat steaming up the bay or visit the rock that’s naturally shaped like the island of Newfoundland.

Bring the family and enjoy a day on the Port de Grave Peninsula. See you then!

Just an hour from St John’s, with a world of difference!

Port de Grave Annual Boat Lighting & Community News
Destination St. John’s
Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland
Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism
McCarthy’s Party Ltd
Kathi’s Road Trips

Launching Shalloway

We are excited to launch the Shalloways on Friday, June 12th at 11:30am from the foot of ship cove pond in Port de Grave.  When launched you will be able to observe one of the Shalloways sculled and the other rowed to the recently upgraded dock in the middle of the pond.

These Shalloways have been generously sponsored by Clarence and Eleanor Andrews and Shawn and Nancy Batten.

We welcome you to come out and observe a short ceremony as we unveil the names chosen for the boats.  Rev. Linda Budden will offer a blessing for a safe venture and a successful way of remembering out past as we build a tourism destination.

If you come down, please ensure you follow social distancing.  You can always stay in your vehicle or watch from across the pond.

NTV have confirmed they will be onsite and will bring a report on the Evening Newshour.

Remember Social Distancing will be strongly inforced.

Development Coordinator/Project Manager

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc., have in the process of looking for a Development Coordinator/Project Manager. Please see the following job description and if you are interested please contact the society.

Development Coordinator/Project Manager

(Job Description)

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. (PDGPHSI) is seeking an experienced Development Coordinator/Project Manager to guide implementation of the Peninsula’s Tourism Master Development Plan and to manage roll-out of a number of initiatives in 2020. Responsibilities include:

Development Coordinator

  • Oversee contract and other staff while supporting the Board in the implementing the human resource, capacity and governance plans
  • Oversee development and initial implementation of the experience program
  • Oversee marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Manage Canon Richards Tearoom operations

Project Manager

  • Lead implementation of 2020 project activities
  • Prepare detailed Scope of Work (SOW) and associated Request for Proposals (RFP) for external consultants/suppliers and develop and oversee procurement processes including advertisement, evaluation/screening, and contracting
  • Manage and monitor consultant/supplier contracts, ensuring project schedules, milestones and deliverables are achieved
  • Act as primary liaison between PDGPHSI and funding partners, ensure contract compliance, prepare reports and claims as required, and prepare final report for submission to funding partners
  • Manage overall budget and disbursements for deliverables with each project contract
  • Prepare ongoing activity reports on project activities for review by the Project Management Committee (PMC), attend meetings and serve as an ex-officio member of the PMC and related sub-committees, and maintain a record of PMC decisions


The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Experience and understanding of the province’s tourism industry
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing or playing a leadership role in not for profit tourism organizations
  • Understanding of board operations and governance
  • Project management experience, including engaging with funding agencies
  • Financial administration and a working knowledge of Simply Accounting
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and compliance requirements including Workplace NL, CRA
  • Staff training and orientation
  • Some background in interpretive planning and heritage preservation would be a definite asset
  • A certificate or diploma from a recognized college or university, preferably in Business Administration or Business Management (equivalencies will be considered)


This position is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of an extension, commencing notionally on June 22, 2020 at an annual salary of $52,500.

Apply To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume and three references to Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society by email: pdgphsi@gmail.com by 4:30, June 10th, 2020

22nd Annual Boat Lighting

Will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6 pm, on the Marginal Wharf located on John Efford Drive.

Here are some shots from 2019, one of the most successful Boat Lighting Events with almost 70 boats lit!

1st Annual Fisher Feast Nov 6 2019 Update

1st Annual Fisher Feast honoring former MHA/MP John Efford was a great success!

The 1st Annual Fisher Feast was held at St. Luke’s Hall, Port de Grave, on Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 2019 to honor one of our own former MHA/MP John Efford.  In attendance were Premier Dwight Ball, MP Ken McDonald, Senator Fabian Manning, MHA Pam Parsons, along, with family, friends and associates.  The night was one to remember with lots of stories, laughs and kind words for John.  A special video message came from former Prime Minister Paul Martin.  MC for the evening was Amy House who kept the event a fun filled evening.

The PDGPHS along with the Port de Grave Harbour Authority honored John by partnering together to name a road after him.  The road on the southside of the harbour will now be known as John Efford Drive!

During John’s time in Provincial and Federal Government he did a lot for the Port de Grave Peninsula and his district.  One of the things he is most proud of is his contribution to the development of the Port de Grave harbour.   John stated “ever since he was a little boy fishing with his Dad, it was his life long dream to make it a safe harbour” and that is exactly what he did!

We had a great evening last night at the Inaugural Fisher Feast Gala. We would like to thank everyone that attended and support John Efford and his family and supported the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society. We would like to take this time to again thank our partnering sponsors without you this event would not have been possible.

Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises
Russell Accident Law
Collingwood Downs
TriNav Group
Western Petroleum
Ocean Choice Internationa
The Root Cellar

Also a big thank you to all of our table sponsors you made for a special evening.

A big thank you to all of those who gave us a dessert for the dessert auction. They were very delicious.

To view pictures of the event please check out the following link Joyce’s Photos