What’s on in Spryfield, August edition

Sambro Sou’Wester Days are underway this weekend, with the ball games starting tonight and the parade taking place at 10a.m. on Saturday. For all the details, check out the public Facebook group.
Let’s hope for good weather breaks because it seems like there will be some rain coming in over the weekend.
And a special mention connected with Sou’Wester days….the Sambro Island Lighthouse Heritage Society and the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society will be giving harbour and lighthouse tours on Saturday, August 8.The first boat will leave the Government Wharf at 10am, the last boat from the Island will be at 3:30pm.Tickets will be sold at the wharf and cost $25 for adults and $15 for those 16 and under. Cash or credit card are taken. Only children 8 years and older are permitted for safety reasons. If the captain is unable to land on the island due to weather, there may be a harbour tour instead.
The Cowie Hill Connector has been re-named Peter Saulnier Drive to distinguish it from the Cowie Hill Road, which was extended further to connect to Northwest Arm Drive in a new subdivision. On September 20 at 1p.m. there will be a ceremony at the corner of Cowie Hill and Peter Saulnier Drive to recognize the name change. Afterward there will be refreshments at the Captain Spry library. From a release from Starr B, here is some more about Peter Saulnier.
“Mr. Saulnier passed away in Spryfield in 2008 at the age of 61. He was a devoted Santa’s helper who portrayed Santa in the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade and the Spryfield Mall for 29 years. Mr Saulnier had collected many artifacts and photographs pertaining to the history of Spryfield and surrounding communities. In 1990 he was founded the Mainland South Heritage Society and was their local historian and genealogist. Local teachers called upon Peter to talk to their classes about the history of their communities. He constructed many miniature replicas of the local historical buildings of Spryfield which are on display at the Captain William Spry Library. As well, he was an active member of the Maritime Civic War Living History Association and the Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield. Mr Saulnier’s accomplishments did not go unnoticed. He received a Public Service Award and HRM’s Volunteer of the Year Award.”
e to STI tests to breast examinations.Appointments last 45 minutes and start at 9a.m. For an appointment call Wanda at 902-404-9922 or the IWK at02-470-6755.
The St. Paul’s Family Resources Institute is having its annual Garden Party Tea on August 11. This is a fundraiser for the institute and food banks. The party lasts from 4-6pm and tickets are $10 each. Wear your garden party finest and don’t forget a hat or fascinator.
In July, Spryfield was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit award. Spryfield was one of four communities across the province recognized for “citizen engagement, civic pride and a positive outlook on the future.”
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