February 1st 2017
Our Chamber has had a busy year in 2016. We have held regular monthly general meetings and director’s meetings. At our regular meetings we have had various presentations including the RCMP, Maritime Rockweed, Atlantic Gold, Musgo-Rider, the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Health Board, and The Port Dufferin Gold mine group. These presentations provide an opportunity for the chamber members to liaison with various businesses and other groups in our communities. It is the hope of the directors to continue this practice and try to have a presentation at each of our general meetings in the future.
In 2016 our business committee was formed and has been very busy. They have completed a business directory for our area. They have hosted a workshop in April, called Opportunity Knocks, in hopes to generate new ideas for business in our area. Also, they have set up several free business courses for members. Two of these ran last fall and one is ongoing and three more are planned for this spring.
Our Chamber hosted the annual spring banquet which was well attended and netted a profit of about $7800.00.
Our bylaws committee completed the task of revising our bylaws.
The Chamber partnered with the Lion’s club to have a Christmas street parade and tree lighting in December. Special thanks to the Lion’s club and Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital for providing cookies and hot beverages for this occasion.
We continue to maintain a presence on the World Wide Web with our website, a face book page, and on the Sheet Harbour homepage.
The various committees have been busy.
The Marina committee has had many meetings and have recently received a permit to install six moorings in the harbour this spring.
There have been significant improvements to Taylor Head Park. Both the road and trails have had substantial upgrades. Thanks to the Taylor Head Committee for continuing to advocate for the park.
The chamber continues to support the tourism initiative of the 100 Wild Islands.
The most recent initiative has been to form a committee to facilitate improvement in internet service along the Eastern Shore. They have been active applying for funding and soliciting partners to take advantage of the government programs set up to give rural areas better service. We see this as an opportunity to support local businesses and attract new businesses to the area.
A recent development that affects the whole community, is the temporary closing of the Lion’s Centre. As you know, we have not been able to use the Lion’s Centre since November. I would like to extend sincere thank to Vance Thompson and the Sheet Harbour Legion for graciously agreeing to host events that the Lion’s Centre can’t during this time of closure.
HRM is proposing various options as to the replacement of the Lion’s Centre. At a public meeting held here last evening, hosted by Councillor Hendsbee, many ideas were put forward and it seems like we are well on the way to replacing the Lion’s Centre with a new community multi purpose centre. Our chamber must be part of this process as it moves forward.
Our rural communities continue to face many challenges to maintain the infrastructure that we have and to grow our economies. We must continue to work hard and develop innovative ways to keep this part of the province as beautiful as it is and ensure that we have economic success. In order for us to continue toward our goals, we must have the support and involvement of as many people as possible. We need all of the members to be involved in the activities of the Chamber. All of our committees are open to all members and I encourage all of you to participate whenever you can. We want all the businesses in our area to be part of our Chamber.
Being president of this organization is at times challenging but also very rewarding when you see the successes that we are achieving. It is only through the hard work of all our membership that we can continue to accomplish our goals.
Thanks to the many committee chairs and hardworking members and all of you for your support throughout this year.
Robert E Moser
Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce & Civic Affairs
West End Sign Click here to see the sign placed near the new moorings.
Sheet Harbour Chamber of Commerce and Civic Affairs
P. O. Box 239
Sheet Harbour, NS
May 2, 2017
In 2013 the Marina Committee of the Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce was established to begin the third phase that was identified in the Sheet Harbour Waterfront Development Report prepared by Ekistics Planning 2008. Since then, the Committee has been trying to find a suitable site. In late February 2017, the Committee received notification that a lease agreement with Millbrook First Nations will be enacted for one-half of the Millbrook wharf and one-third of the building, located on Church Point Rd., Sheet Harbour.
Provincial Waterfront Development suggested in 2015 that, in the interim, the Committee should install moorings to encourage boat traffic to moor in the Harbour and discover the surrounding beauty and amenities of the area. An application was made to the Department of Natural Resources in January 2016, to install 6 moorings in Sheet Harbour for transient boaters. We are please to tell you that the Moorings are now installed. TRANSIENT USAGE IS FREE. Please come and visit.
Sheet Harbour is a community on the Eastern Shore of approximately 1300. We have many amenities: grocery store, bank, credit union, hospital and emergency services, public library, gym, motels, restaurants and a pub, RCMP, service stations, hardware store, massage therapy, churches and halls, gift shops, retail stores, laundromat and the NSLC. But the attributes of the deep-water harbour with pristine shorelines that are sheltered from the weather, along with neighboring harbours and the many islands to discover, invite all boaters to experience the best of boating.
Map boards, showing a legend that lists services, are loacated at the East and West receiving wharves to point you in the right direction. Check on VHF Channel 6 (local boaters) if you have any questions on your way in. Attached you will find the general setup and coordinates for a reference point.
You may contact us at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook at Sheet Harbour Marina.
Marina Committee Chairperson
Sheet Harbour is a good place in which to live, work, raise a family and eventually retire. The community is nestled among a multitude of other smaller coves and inlets along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. In addition to being a friendly community, Sheet Harbour offers its residents a low cost of living, very low crime rates and access to a wide variety of recreational amenities.
The Chamber meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September to June, inclusive, at 7:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Watt Section.The Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce & Civic Affairs is the area’s largest business organization. It has roots that go back to 1935, as the Sheet Harbour Board of Trade. The Chamber has been standing as the voice of business, supporting its members’ success and championing community prosperity for over 75 years. The Chamber currently represents more than 25 businesses in the community and offers participation opportunities to individuals and families as well.
Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce
and Civic Affairs
Sheet Harbour & Area Businesses-May 6, 2016 Community listing directory.
Drop into our Visitor Information Centre
The MacPhee House Museum in Sheet Harbour is situated next to the Water Falls and is a Visitor Information Centre and a museum of Sheet Harbour History. The history of the Sheet Harbour Area can be found in and outside the MacPhee Building. Behind MacPhee House is a lovely walking path that takes you past what is left of the old mill that once resided there.
The MacPhee House V.I. C. will be opening in early June. The Chamber of Commerce & Civic Affairs have been able to hire two employees for a period of approximately eight months.
The email contact for the Centre is email@example.com and the phone number is 902-885-2092.
A ship sailed into Sheet Harbour this week using some of the same energy that will power its cargo. The E-Ship 1 owned by Enercon used wind power to travel across the Atlantic and haul turbine components from Europe to the small Eastern Shore port, the Halifax Port Authority announced.
Instead of sails, the vessel features four tall columns — two near the back of the ship and two near the front — containing Flettner-rotor motors to harness wind energy. “It is amazing to see,” Austen Hughes, vice-president of operations for renewable energy company Natural Forces Technologies Inc., said Wednesday.
“They have some fairly unique wind-powered technology that can actually cut the diesel required to run the ship.” The ship is 130.4 metres long and 22.5 metres wide and carries a crew of up to 15 people.
In a news release announcing the visit, Enercon said the use of wind energy has reduced diesel consumption — the vessel has seven diesel generators and two electric propeller motors — by about 30 per cent.
The ship, which made its inaugural visit to Sheet Harbour on Monday, first set sail in 2010 and was built to ship turbine components also made by Enercon. On Monday, it delivered nine turbine blades, each with a rotor diameter of 92 metres, Hughes said.
Read more at the Chronicle Herald here.