Enjoy strawberries, ice cream and assorted sweets

Even though our weather is still a little too cool, we offer you something grand to look forward to. The Clyde River Women’s Institute will be hosting their annual Strawberry Social at Riverview Community Centre on Wednesday, July 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. All are welcome.

Chris Robinson, P.E.I. Director, Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme.org) will present an information session on Tick/Lyme Disease. He will highlight what you need to know about the tiny vampires in the long grass and the importance of recognizing ticks, preventive measures and health issues related to Tick bites.

The presentation will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. Clyde River Community Centre, Rte 247. All are welcome.

Council invites suggestions for names of two roads: TransCanada Highway going through Clyde River and Service Road

Presently, the TransCanada Highway from Charlottetown to Borden runs through the municipalities of Cornwall and Clyde River. Later this year the Cornwall bypass highway will provide an alternate route between the roundabout at North River and the roundabout/interchange that will be built at the west side of Clyde River. The portion of the present TransCanada Highway that runs through the Municipality of Cornwall has already been renamed by Cornwall Council. The Clyde River Council would like our community to name the portion of the TransCanada Highway that lies within the Municipality of Clyde River. Also, there is a service road to be named.

Clyde River Council is inviting community residents to provide input on naming the two roads: the service road and the section of TCH running through Clyde River – each road will have a different name. You can include your suggestions for names in the comments section below or email administrator@clyderiverpei.com.

Spring clean up of Murchison Place Park will take place this Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 a.m. until noon. Take along a rake, work gloves and any other useful garden equipment e.g. wheelbarrow. Refreshments will be served. It will be a great time to catch up and clean up after our long winter.

The clean up is taking place early this year as work is being done to the Park throughout May to replace boardwalk. For safety reasons, the Park will be closed to visitors during that time.

Photo taken in Clyde River

As part of Nature PEI’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the Society is offering a four-evening introductory bird identification course on Island birds. The course is being held on specific Thursday evenings between March 28th and May 16th at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House at the corner of West and Kent Street in Charlottetown. The course commences at 7:00 pm and should wrap around 9:00 pm depending on the number of questions raised by the audience. The course winds up with an early morning field trip on June 1st. The instructors are Dwaine Oakley, Ray Cooke, Brendan Kelly and Dan McAskill.

The course is free but donations or Nature PEI memberships will be gladly accepted. The course is being offered by Nature PEI with the support of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation’s Beaconsfield Carriage House.

  • March 28th – “Using Bird Features, Behaviour and Birding Tools (Binoculars, Telescopes, Birding Guides, Bird Songs) to Assist in Identification” with Ray Cooke. This evening’s presentation will include the selection of binoculars and telescopes as well as birding ethics.
  • April 11th – “The Loons, Cormorants, Herons, Waterfowl, Hawks and Grouse” with Dwaine Oakley.
  • May 2nd – “The Rails, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Owls, Flycatchers and Jays” with Dan McAskill.
  • May 16th – “The Larks, Swallows, Wrens, Warblers, Sparrows, Grosbeaks, Blackbirds, & Finches” with Brendan Kelly.

Course participants can put their newly acquired knowledge into practice during the field trip on Saturday, June 1st. Meet at 5:45 am at the Provincial Administration Building Kent Street Parking Lot for car pooling/rideshare coordination. Departure at 6:00 am sharp. While there will be at least a few telescopes, participants should bring their own binoculars and, if they have one, their scope.

For more information, see our website at www.naturepei.ca

The Clyde River Council invites residents to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, March 13th, 7:00 p.m. at Riverview Community Centre. Council will present the 2019/20 Financial Plan that includes Operating/Capital Budget. They will also provide updates on Clyde River’s progress in conforming to the new Municipal Government Act. Your input/questions will be welcomed. To view the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting, please click here.

Summer Student Opportunity

The Municipality of Clyde River has once again applied for funding to hire a summer student under the provincial “Jobs for Youth” Program. Young people living in Clyde River and 16 years of age or older, who are interested in being considered for the position must submit a Student Application with the P.E.I. Employment Development Jobs Agency. This can be done on the provincial government website, www.princeedwardisland.ca. Once there, search for “Employment Development Agency & Seasonal Jobs Registry” to find the Student Application. The successful candidate will be employed up to 10 weeks in June, July and August doing a variety of tasks including lawn and garden maintenance. If you have any questions, please contact Fred Beer, CAO at administrator@clyderiverpei.com.