BPSA bar­be­cue on Satur­day this year

Wiarton Echo - - PAST AND PRESENT -

his week is the Bruce Penin­sula Sports­men’s pork and beef bar­be­cue on Satur­day, July 14 from 4-7 p.m. Re­mem­ber it is Satur­day this year not on Sun­day, and is $16 which in­cludes a meal and cook­ies and ice cream for dessert. Di­rec­tions are off Old Oliphant Road and County Road 13 across from Ru­ral Rootz.

The Pike Bay coun­try din­ner is next week on Wed­nes­day, July 18 start­ing at 5 p.m. un­til 7 p.m. Cost is also $16. Call Mar­i­lyn for tick­ets at (519) 793-4869. Pike Bay Church is on the West Road, which at one time was the main road up the Penin­sula be­fore High­way 6 was built. Take a trip back into time and dis­cover the old neigh­bour­hood.

While trav­el­ing the back roads, look for wildlife of a big­ger kind. A 400-pound bear was sighted sev­eral times on the road south of Red Bay. Traf­fic can be fast and plen­ti­ful here now so this brute may do a bit of dam­age if hit by a car. We would like to keep our wildlife wild and alive. There was a re­port of a deer doe be­ing killed on the road near Sky Lake. Two fawns were also seen there. I know there is still a big deer hang­ing around as I have heard it squeal­ing when I walked the road to Sky Lake.

A snow­shoe hare has been feed­ing from the lawn for a cou­ple of morn­ings. It is hang­ing out where all our rab­bits used to live. Such a nice sight.

We are glad to have such nice beaches and warm wa­ter to help us en­dure the heat and hu­mid­ity. Thanks to the town for adding sand to the How­den­vale beach. With the wa­ter be­ing high, the beach space is lim­ited but the wa­ter is less reedy and murky. Boats, row boats, pad­dle boats, pad­dle boards all line the cot­tages and shore­lines. With the high hu­mid­ity it is im­por­tant to find a way to be cool, yet safely en­joy our­selves. I sur­vived the hot hu­mid Canada Day Sun­day by do­ing lots of swimming, keep­ing the wet t-shirt on, sit­ting in the shade of the gar­den while lis­ten­ing to Earth­bound’s mu­sic con­certs. Stay hy­drated and plan on do­ing noth­ing if pos­si­ble.

This Sun­day, July 15 at the Red Bay Com­mu­nity Church Rev­erend Karen Ko­vats from the north shore of Red Bay is do­ing the ser­vice. St. An­drew’s Me­mo­rial Angli­can Church in How­den­vale have their church ser­vice at the same time 10:30 a.m. A stu­dent min­is­ter usu­ally has the sum­mer there. St. An­drew’s is once again open­ing their doors dur­ing the week to have the build­ing like a com­mu­nity drop in cen­ter. Check it out dur­ing those rainy days es­pe­cially when the chil­dren need to be out of the house and cot­tage! This Sun­day’s con­cert will have Al Craw­ford play­ing and singing from 2-4 p.m. Bring your own chair. There are light re­fresh­ments for a cost if you for­get your own. Fri­day’s Har­bour­side con­cert in Lion’s Head on July 13 will fea­ture The Fern­dale Flats and Sharps blues band.

Camp Celtic is also a favourite and then the McLaren pipe and drum band will fin­ish off the evening. Again bring your own chair.

Bay­side As­tron­omy is right af­ter the mu­sic, when dusk ap­pears and is run by vol­un­teers with their tele­scopes. Just like we have so many tal­ented peo­ple on the penin­sula shar­ing their tal­ents with en­ter­tain­ing, we have the peo­ple of the night star­ing at our vast dark skies! Where did all these tele­scopes come from? The vis­i­tors from the big cities love this sur­prise event and it does not in­clude the Na­tional Park. This is a sight that amazes ev­ery­one.

Re­mem­ber folks the Red Bay beach was not full on the long week­end be­cause they all read the Mar News in the Wiarton Echo! Thanks for the com­pli­ment but I would think it was the ex­treme heat and our tourism pro­mo­tions of the area.

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