PEI 2014

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Festival of Trees

in replica Train Station, Wood Islands on Friday evening, Nov. 14, 5 – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 15th from 9 to 3, pop by to enjoy a “Hot Bowl” (Fundraiser for WIADC) and to cast a ballot for the best of the festive trees decorated by individuals, organizations, churches, or corporations in our community.  If you want to spread cheer with your small or large decorated tree, register with Audrey at 902-969-6052 – no fee.   Food, biscuit makers, and other community helpers needed– (we’ll be using the Train Station kitchen — and the Community Room kitchen for the Crafters Market on Saturday)   Set up trees:  Thursday, November 13 between 10 and 4 (or otherwise by appointment).  Take down: after 3 on Saturday.   We’re hoping this event will grow every year.  Children can come to write letters to Santa; sign the Community Christmas Card, (fundraiser), and both days, there will be a box for Montague Food Bank items.


Christmas Crafters’ Market – Wood Islands Community Room. 

For millennia, community crafters have sold their wares in markets — in the past, they could earn a little bit of extra money for their families. Today, crafters appreciate having a venue whereby they could divest the cached products of their boundless creative energy . . . and earn a little fun money to boot!   Our local crafters carry on this industrious and creative tradition; come see their Christmas wares on Saturday, November 15, 9 – 3 in the Community Room at Wood Islands (above the Information Centre).  Vendors, please call Bev at (902) 962-3463.  Plan lunch with friends and family — fundraiser for WIADC. Wheelchair accessible; we have an elevator.


Jingle Bell Family Fun Run

Saturday, November 15.  Loosely organized;  wear that crazy Christmas sweater; run, walk or cycle 2, 4, 6 or full 8 km (return) Wood Islands leg of the Confederation Trail. Main start time at 10:00 — but of course the trail can be enjoyed at any time!  Rain or snow, it’s a go!  Enjoy Festival of Trees and Crafters’ Market before or after.  If you are able, donation at Train Station before you run: toonie for our not-for-profit community organization (WIADC) — AND/OR item for Montague Food bank.


Business Opportunities.

Planning for 2015 season, the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation is calling for expressions of interest and requesting proposals for two new eateries in the replica Train Station (operating May 15 into October every year.)  One eatery could be along the model of a great Take-Away Fish and Chip Wagon or Food Truck — but without the wagon or truck; instead, this operation would use the left hand side of the Train Station (as you face it.)  The other 2/3 of the train station with outdoor patio might be a Great Coffee / Baked Goods / Artisan breads / healthy soups sandwiches / AND small retail Fresh Food Market (for residents and visitors including campers, cottagers and day-trippers).  Here is one number you need to know:  50,000+ visitors come to our doors every season;  most are looking for food and refreshments.  If you are excellent at what you do and want to be part of these exciting proposed operations– or if you want to discuss an entirely different great idea– you are invited to call Audrey at (902) 940-4784; or email ajs@bellaliant.net   Expressions of Interest phoned or emailed by November 10 please, with more detailed proposals emailed by January 2.


Employment Opportunities

Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation (a Not-For-Profit community group) is looking for 1.  a cleaning person(s) on an “as needed (with good notice)” basis, and 2.  someone who is handy with a snow shovel/blower to remove sidewalk snow when needed.  Please call Audrey now at (902) 940-4784.


News . . .


The 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale was a booming success.


The Liquor Store is now closed for the season. The WIADC Board expresses our thanks to our customers and to Tracy and Dot for serving them so well this season. See you next year.



Current Events . . .

The new book titled “SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the two ferrys running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to:

Island Studies Press through UPEI



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