BPSA barbecue on Saturday this year
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.