District News

District One News
May 1 - Murray’s Point Cemetery Meeting, 2pm, Merigomish Fire Hall.
May 3– Merigomish F.D. Ladies Aux. monthly meeting, 7pm, at the Fire Hall.
May 7 –Murray’s Point Cemetery Spring Clean– Up. 1pm. Bring your rake, shovels and willingness to help. Refreshments provided.
May 7 –Friends By The Sea Artists’ Association, 9th Annual Art Show Gala, 68pm at the New Glasgow Library. Art pieces will be on display and for sale with proceeds from some of the art sales being donated to PARL. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments, snacks, door prize and live entertainment provided.
May 9 -Lismore & District Garden Club Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Lismore Hall.. Dave Belt, Seafoam Lavender Farm will be the quest speaker. He will give an overview of the farm and all the lavender products they produce. Guests are welcome.
May 10—District One Rate Payers Meeting, 6:30pm, Old Merigomish School House.
May 15 -Soup/Sandwich/ Dessert Luncheon, Merigomish United Church, 11 am to 1 pm, Cost $8.50, Pantry table & Book table.
May 16– Lismore Hall property and Beach clean-up, 6pm. All are welcome to help.
May 21 –Submission deadline for the June Newsletter.
May 21- Plebiscite, MOU, 12 - 8pm, Merigomish Schoolhouse.
May 24– Plebiscite, MOU,12– 8pm, Merigomish Schoolhouse.
May 27– Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society monthly Variety Concert, 7:30pm, Lismore Hall.
May 28- Plebiscite, MOU, 12 - 8pm, Merigomish Schoolhouse.
May 29 –District One Development Society AGM, 6:30pm, Kenzieville Community Center. All are welcome.
June 11– Culloden Celebration, 11am walk to the Cairn, Knoydart, followed by a reception, Roast Beef Dinner and entertainment at the Lismore Hall. Also coming in June, the District One Buy Local Event!

CARDBOARD/DUCT TAPE BOAT RACE

 ANNUAL CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE BOAT RACE!  Don't miss out on this opportunity to compete in Merigomish Harbour for the coveted Trophy. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: first across the line still in your boat, Best Decorated Boat and Best Dresed Crew 

MARSA CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE RACE 

OFFICIAL BOAT CONSTRUCTION RULES

THE ENTIRE BOAT MUST BE BUILT OF NON WAXED, NON COATED CARDBOARD & DUCT TAPE 

YOU MAY ALSO USE ONE-PART PAINT (no epoxy mixtures)

YOU CAN USE CARDBOARD BOXES, BLOCK, CARPETTUBES

DUCT TAPE THE SEAMS ONLY - NO WRAPPING THE ENTIRE VESSEL WITH DUCT TAPE

DECORATIONS ARE ALLOWED AS LONG AS THEY DON'T AFFEXT STRUCTURAL STRENGTH OR BOUYANCY

WOODEN OR PLASTIC PADDLES ARE ALLOWED

THE CREW COMPARTMENT CAN NOT BE ENCLOSED SO AS TO INTERFERE WITH ESCAPE.

EVERY CREW MEMBER MUST WEAR A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD).

 

THE TROPHY GOES TO THE FIRST BOAT OVER (OR CLOSEST TO) THE FINISH LINE

A PIRZE WILL BE AWARDED TO THE BEST DECORATED BOAT & BEST DRESSED CREW

 

REGISTER BY CALLING DEBBIE @928-8888 or EMAIL pdratcliffe@hotmail.com

WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED BY ALL PATICIPANTS.

MINORS MUST HAVE THE SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN

Merigomish School house Renovations

Like the giant bamboo tree, much time is spent in developing roots and suddenly the tree starts to grow and develops in quick time! Our Project manager Bobby Arbuckle is working on the renovations, and the committee will be contacting all the folks who committed to volunteer their time and talent to the project. Squadron 144 will be on board for plumbing and electrical work in August . If you have a talent to share give us a call and you can be a part of the project! ** We have hired Colton Cameron for the student summer placement at the school house for 6 weeks.