Events

Amateur Radio Field Day

Charlottetown Amateur Radio Club is hosting an Amateur Radio Field Day at the Wood Islands Lighthouse June 22nd-23rd.

Field Day serves as an open house for ham radio enthusiasts, highlighting their commitment to public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical expertise. They will also be competing with 40,000 other Amateur (Ham) Radio enthusiasts across North America to see how many contacts they can make. There will be demonstrations and educational activities for anyone who is interested in learning about Ham Radio and Amateur Radio. A couple of their youngest members will also be there to encourage youth engagement in this field of activity.

To learn more about Amateur Radio and Field Day visit the website for Charlottetown Amateur Radio Club https://charlottetownarc.com/
Or, check out the CBC news article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-amateur-radio-new-operators-covid-fiona-1.6696569

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Upcoming events at Wood Islands Market

Winter can be a struggle for many folks. Bring a little sunshine into your day by coming out to one of our upcoming events. 

January 27th has two events going on. 

In the morning from 10 am to 1 pm we have a crafters collective. Bring a project you\’re working on or start a new one. Craft in the company of others and feel the warmth of community and shared interests. Bring supplies you don\’t use to trade or sell. 

In the afternoon we have Ukele lessons for beginners from 2 pm – 3:30 pm.  $5/person, preregister by email at noplacelikehomepei@gmail.com Great time to learn something new and bring a little music into your life.

Don\’t forget Islander Day on Feb 19th 10:30 am – 2 pm. There will be lots of activities for the whole family. Enjoy a day of good food and fun with your community. 

As always, details for events are available on our website Homepage or our Facebook page. 

 

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Treasures & Winners

Another yardsale has come and gone!

This year\’s yardsale on the Sept 23/24 was a challenge when a pending report of hurricane conditions threatened to arrive on the weekend originally planned. Thankfully a quick change of plans to move to the following weekend ensured that we had a weekend of sun and mild temperatures for everyone to enjoy this annual event in comfort.

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The hub of activity at Wood Islands Market was busy both days. Sales at the charity BBQ for hotdogs and sausages was brisk. Copper Bottom was there with a small beer garden and retail counter featuring a made for us 70 Mile Yardsale Ale. Vendors from far and wide had lots to offer shoppers looking for bargains!

Congratulations to the following winners of our 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale Raffle:
Quilt made by Gail Thaxter : Carol MacKenzie
His and Her Smart Watches: Dianne Skinner
Chimney Sweep Compliments of Red Clay Construction: Lincoln Macpherson
Northumberland Ferry Passes: Maria Kmieciak, Jayda Crawford, Duncan Conrad, Judy Warren, Boneta Carter
Heated Lunch Bag: Kelly Gillis

Many thanks to our local business supporters, The Eastern Graphic, Cooper\’s, Northumberland Ferries, Belle River Enterprises,  and The Rural Municipality of Belfast for helping us ensure that this would be a successful event. Additional thanks to our Board Members and all of the great volunteers, that helped with all the tasks involved in planning and executing this annual event. It takes a lot of time and effort to pull this off and we just wouldn\’t be able to do it without the many hands that make light work. We hope everyone had a great time shopping and eating their way around the island as they hunted for that special treasure and bountiful bargains.

And a special thanks to all of you who participated and made this the special event what it is!  We can\’t wait to see you all back next year!

One final note for all of you who had road signs to mark your yardsale, this week (Sept 25-30) is the week to return those signs and get a $5 refund. We ask that you please make an effort to return them so that we can reuse them next year and help us reduce costs for next year\’s event. Simply drop them off at Wood Islands Liquor Store (during business hours) to get your refund. After this week the Liquor Store will be closed for the season.

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Yardsale signs

Signs are now ready for those of you that have registered your yardsale in the annual 70 Mile Coastal Yardsale event.

All signs have been delivered for pickup at the two locations that were available, based on the choices indicated in the forms. If you can\’t recall which location you picked, it will be in the email you would have received after registering. All registrations returned an email with all the data you entered on the registration form. If you didn\’t see that email, be sure to check your SPAM folder.  Please proceed to the location you indicated on the form to pickup your Yardsale sign.

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Yardsale Postponed

The Annual 70 mile coastal yardsale has always been a rain or shine event. However, we have all been following the local weather forecasts very closely, and many of you have been asking if the yardsale is still on given that severe storms are due to hit this weekend.

In order to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, we have decided to postpone the Yardsale one week out, on Sept 23 and 24. 

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The deadline for registrations has passed for being included in the Eastern Graphic insert scheduled to come out Sept 20th, and receive a sign to post at your location. However, you can still register and be included on the Yardsale Google Map. Simply fill out the Registration Form and submit your payment.

For those of you who have already registered and are waiting to pick up signs, please note that they aren\’t ready for pick up yet. We will announce on Facebook and on the website when they are ready for pickup, at whatever location you chose on the form for pick up location. Stay tuned!

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Music, Food and Fun!

Don\’t forget to come out and join us at Wood Islands Market this Saturday, July 22 from 10am-4pm for Musicabilia!

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The Musicabilia event will have a variety of vendors selling vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, audio equipment, memorabilia, and other related items upstairs in our Plough the Waves Hall. If you\’re an audiophile, collector or just a music lover, this event is for you.

And that\’s not all! Belfast Area Watershed Group will also be hosting a fundraising BBQ. Sherri and her BAWG team will be grilling up some good old fashioned Hot Dogs. Stop by and support this great non-profit organization even if you aren\’t an audiophile.

But wait! There\’s more!

We will also be selling raffle tickets to win a vintage Marantz 6300 turntable valued at $2000! 

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Fiddling for the Foodbank

Sunday June 11th, 2023

The Southern Kings Fiddlers and students of Amy Swenson are presenting \”Fiddling for the Foodbank\” ceilidh at the Plough the Waves Centre between 2 and 4 pm. At intermission, the amazing cookies of Nana Bunny will be served.

Admission by donation with all proceeds to the Southern Kings and Queens Foodbank in Montague.

Come and enjoy some fiddling fun with performers ages 5 to 70 something!

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Islander Day!

Come out to Wood Islands Market on February 20th from 11 am to 3 pm and spend some time with family, friends and community.

There will be activities inside and outside. Join us for a gnome hunt and bonfire, games and cookie decorating. Grab a quick lunch of hot soup and biscuits. Fun for the kids and adults alike.

Great way to get out, get some fresh air, some exercise, make new friends, catch up with old friends and enjoy a nice hot lunch! Celebrate Islander Day with us! Hope to see you there!

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70 mile Coastal Yardsale

It\’s almost here!

September 17-18th is our annual 70 mile coastal yardsale. Over a hundred vendors across the island with a variety of things for sale. More at Wood Islands Market where you can get a sausage and drink, eat at the Whistle Stop, grab some ice cream at the Sweet Factory, buy a 50/50 ticket, or a raffle ticket with our last Bertie Cook quilt as first prize. Browse the range of vendors there to find that special something you\’ve been looking for.

Eastern Graphic will be publishing a map and list of vendors Sept. 14th. If you\’ve registered already you can pick up your sign/balloons to mark your site at the location you chose on your registration from. They will be available for pickup Sept 12th. If you haven\’t registered yet and still want to, you can! Until Sept. 16th you can still register! You won\’t be listed in the newspaper, or have a sign to mark your spot, but you WILL be on the google map.

Check out our Yardsale page for links to:
* our Community Site map to locate the vendors that will be at Wood Islands Market
* the custom Google map to locate the offsite vendors distributed across Eastern PEI
* a page with instructions and how to for our Google map, if you have never used them before
* our registration page for that last minute registration

What at great way to spend a weekend to enjoy the last summer days! So many unique finds and bargains while enjoying the coastal scenery! It doesn\’t matter what your interests are, you are bound to find something that will put a smile on your face without breaking the bank. This is the biggest yardsale you\’ll ever see and if you love to shop, this is a must for you!

Come on out and join us! We\’d love to see you!

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