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Where was this photo taken? And who is in the photo? Attend on Saturday and find out.

Seniors from Clyde River and surrounding communities and those with connections to the community are invited to attend the second Capturing Collective Memories Event at Riverview Community Centre in Clyde River on Saturday, October 25th, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. 

The focus of our next event will be on “Clyde River’s Heritage Photo Collection”. We invite you to take along old family albums or individual heritage photos ranging from the early 1900s to 1960s which were taken within Clyde River or surrounding communities, of present or former Clyde River residents, or taken by Clyde River folks during travels to other parts of the Island, other provinces or countries.

We have a goal to have the largest inventory of digitized heritage photos of any community in PEI.

Since we first announced the event two weeks, our updated total is now over 800 digital photos scanned from family and community albums.

Saturday’s event will be entertaining…

  • In one room, we will feature 150 select photos projected on a screen and will be asking the audience to offer clues and stories about the photographs – a sort of “Historical I-Spy” game. These photos are a rich historical treasure for our community and for PEI. Also, we know some could be reproduced into beautiful paintings, so we invite any artists to come along to check them out.
  • In the other room, we will focus on taking digital photos of album photos and individual photos that you bring along. Select digital photos will be reproduced on high quality stock paper and featured in revolving photo exhibitions at the Riverview Community Centre and in heritage albums on our Clyde River website. As a contributor, you will receive your own digitized photos that you can share with your family.
  • Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions leading up to the event, please contact Vivian Beer at 902-569-8665 or email vivian@eastlink.ca or other committee members: Sandra Cameron, Hilda Colodey or Bruce Brine.

For those who are unable to attend or part of our larger website audience living in other places, please send digital heritage photos or photo albums to Vivian Beer, contact vivian@eastlink.ca. Let’s bring these photos home to Clyde River for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.

This project, “Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors” is made possible with funding from New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada.

Refreshments will be served at this event.

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 11.28.08 AMThe Clyde River Women’s Institute is sponsoring a Bingo Night at APM Centre on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and they encourage families to come out to enjoy the evening. There are many great prizes! You can purchase tickets at the door or in advance from any W.I. member.

The tickets are $10 which includes a pad of 13 pages with 4 bingo cards per page. There will also be a 50/50 bingo card, dabbers for sale and a raffle draw.

The perennial bed was filled with leaves but after they were taken away the flowers looked healthy. Here Maggie Cameron and Shirley Farrar help Vans. Donna Woodside made the final touches.

We invite community volunteers to join together for Clean Up time at Murchison Place Park this coming Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00 noon. Anyone who has participated in this event knows that working together in the park is great fun and good exercise. It is a great chance to enjoy this beautiful place at the end of the season. Refreshments provided.

The Clyde River Community Council has received information about a major funding program available through the province of PEI. The Gas Tax Fund provides money to Island communities for capital infrastructure projects. Clyde River plans to participate and can receive approximately $70,000 over the next 5 years. Before moving forward on project proposals, the Clyde River Community Council is seeking input from residents. Everyone is invited to a public meeting to receive more information on the funding program and to begin discussing potential project ideas.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 16th at the Riverview Community Centre. For more information contact Bruce Brine at clyderiver.cic@pei.sympatico.ca or 675-4747.

Seniors from Clyde River and surrounding communities and those with connections to the community are invited to attend the second Capturing Collective Memories Event at Riverview Community Centre in Clyde River on Saturday, October 25th, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. 

The focus of our next event will be on “Clyde River’s Heritage Photo Collection”. We invite you to take along old family albums or individual heritage photos ranging from the early 1900s to 1960s which were taken within Clyde River or surrounding communities, of present or former Clyde River residents, or taken by Clyde River folks during travels to other parts of the Island, other provinces or countries.

We have a goal to have the largest inventory of digitized heritage photos of any community in PEI, at least for a community of our size.

In the very early stages of our photo gathering, we have already collected over 300 digital photos scanned from family and community albums. When you attend on October 25th, you will get a chance to see some samples of photos collected so far representing the following themes:

  • Churches & those dressed up for church
  • Country chores
  • Cars
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Family Life
  • Family Portraits
  • Farming Life
  • Fishing
  • Horses
  • Houses & Barns
  • Mills
  • Relatives from the Boston States
  • School Days
  • Travel, roads, boats & bridges
  • Weddings
  • Wars/Military
  • Women’s Institute
  • Early Charlottetown and Island photos taken by Clyde River residents

This next event is guaranteed to be entertaining. Some highlights:

  • An early class photo that Teacher Winnie MacMillan took of Clyde River students from the early 1930s and another class photo that we think is even early then that. We want you to help us identify the students!
  • Family and individual portraits that show fashion and hairstyles from the late 1800s to 1940s
  • Early home architecture and cars in Clyde River
  • Shots of early Clyde River residents working at saw mills and on farms
  • World War II photography showing a Naval ceremony and Royal Canadian Navy, USSR and German vessels.

So open up your trunks, drawers or get to the back shelves of your bookcases and closets to take along your family albums. With your permission, we will take a digital photos on site at the event of specific heritage photographs from your albums that match the themes above and maybe more themes. Many early photographs are small, but when we digitize them and you can see them larger, they come to life. Please note that we will not be looking for donations of original photos or albums. We are only taking a photograph of original. The original photos you take with you to the event, you can take back home with you.

Select digital photos will be reproduced on high quality stock paper and featured in revolving photo exhibitions at the River Community Centre and in heritage albums on our Clyde River website. Also, as a contributor, you will receive your own digitized photos that you can print and share with your family members and relatives.

If you have any questions leading up to the event, please contact Vivian Beer at 902-569-8665.

For those who are unable to attend or part of our larger website audience living in other places, please send digital heritage photos or photo albums to Vivian Beer, contact vivian@eastlink.ca. Let’s bring these photos home to Clyde River for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.

This project, “Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors” is made possible with funding from New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada.

Refreshments will be served at this event.

At 7:00 PM on Monday, November 3rd, Clyde River will join communities across PEI holding municipal elections. Six councillors and a chairperson will be elected at a Special Election meeting being held at the Riverview Community Centre – 718 Clyde River Rd. This Council is being elected to a four-year term.

All eligible residents are encouraged to consider offering to better their community as a council member or to attend the meeting and participate in the election process. As the saying goes, “Decisions are made by those who show up.”

Like many small communities, Clyde River elects municipal representatives during a Special Election meeting. Candidates must be present at the meeting or submit a signed document stating they are willing to be nominated and stand for election. Candidates are nominated from the floor by eligible voters and voting takes place shortly afterwards. The election results are announced following the vote count. The entire process takes about 2 hours.

To be eligible to run for municipal office, you must be:
• 18 years of age or older,
• a Canadian citizen, and
• a resident of your municipality for no less than one year preceding the nomination date.

To vote in the election in your municipality, you must be:
• 18 years of age or older,
• a Canadian citizen, and
• a resident of the municipality for the past six months.

For more information visit: http://www.municipalelectionspei.ca or contact Administrator – Bruce Brine 675-4747 or clyderiver.cic.@pei.sympatico.ca

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 11.28.08 AMThe Clyde River Women’s Institute is sponsoring a Bingo Night at APM Centre on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and they encourage families to come out to enjoy the evening. There will be great prizes. You can purchase tickets at the door or in advance from any W.I. member.

The tickets are $10 which includes a pad of 13 pages with 4 bingo cards per page. There will also be a 50/50 bingo card, dabbers for sale and a raffle draw.

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