Sheet Harbour Chamber

WELCOME

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.

The Chamber has a strong and dedicated membership that is committed to growth with many committees moving the area forward. Some of the main committees include: Tourism, Business Development, Marina & Waterfront Development, Port of Sheet Harbour, Media (Website& Facebook sites), Membership and many more. The Chamber is a private, non-profit organization that represents the business community of Sheet Harbour and surrounding region. We would love to have you join us!
 

Again, Welcome!

Sincerely

 Robert Moser

President

Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce

and Civic Affairs


Sheet Harbour & Area Chamber of Commerce 
and Civic Affairs

PO Box 239 Sheet Harbour, NS
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Sheet Harbour & Area Businesses-May 6, 2016  Community listing directory.

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Chamber Minutes 2016

President’s Report February 2016

Chamber AGM2015 Minutes

Minutes General Meeting March 2, 2016

Minutes April 6th General meeting

General Meeting Minutes May 4 2016

General Meeting June 1 2016

Chamber General Meeting Sept 7 2016 minutes

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Chamber Minutes 2015

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SHEET HARBOUR CHRISTMAS PARADE

THE SHEET HARBOUR & AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL BE SPONSORING THEIR CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING ON SATURDAY DECEMBER THE 5TH. FLOATS FOR THE PARADE WILL GATHER AT SCHOONER PLACE MALL AT 6:00 PM AND THE PARADE WILL START AT 6:30 PM. ALL BUSINESS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE. THE PARADE STARTS AT THE MALL AND WILL GO TO THE MACPHEE HOUSE.

THE TREE LIGHTING WILL BE HELD AT THE MACPHEE HOUSE GROUNDS. HOT CHOCOLATE, APPLE CIDER, COOKIES AND CANDY WILL BE GIVEN OUT. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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Friends of Taylor Head Park Society – Activity List

FRIENDS of TAYLOR HEAD PROVINCIAL PARK
2015 Program for Website Publication
March 07 / ’15

About Our Volunteer Interpretative Program and Other Activities
The Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park organization offer a program of interpreted and guided outings and other events that we hope will enhance the experience of park users. This initiative originates from our strong attachment to Taylor Head Provincial Park and our passion for the natural world.
The guides and interpreters for all activities are volunteers. We have limited resources in terms of the scope and level of assistance that we are able to offer to participants who cannot safely participate without special attention or supervision. In particular, if you have mobility, endurance, or cognitive limitations we ask that you read the program details very carefully to ensure that the activity you choose is right for you. We have included some events in the program that are less demanding and hopefully within the capabilities of a broad range of people with mobility or other issues that impose limits to their enjoyment of our wonderful park.
NO FEES! All of the activities are FREE!
If you want to support the Friends of Taylor Head organization and the work we do, consider a membership. Family and Individual membership fees: $ 20.00/$10:00 per year.

Note the Park Extension Activities component of the program. Through a partnership agreement between The Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park and NS Department of Natural Resources, the Park gate is open beyond the normal October 13 closing date until December 07. The friends are responsible for garbage collection and toilet maintenance during this period.

About the Trails:
The trails in close proximity to the parking lots and the beach are relatively smooth with some surfacing. Some of these trails are boardwalks and others have relatively smooth gravel surface. Otherwise, most hiking trails are rough and can be challenging. Typically, on these trails you will have to step over protruding rocks and tree roots, walk up and down steep steps of rock, and tread through some muddy wet patches. Conditions are often very slippery. Many people find that a walking stick is very helpful on the rough, slippery trails.
You need sturdy footwear such as walking shoes, hiking sneakers, or hiking boots. Street shoes or sandal-type footwear with open toes and heels are not suitable for these rough hiking trails.
If you have questions about the conditions of the trails, just give us a call. We have graded our hiking trails as EASY or MODERATE for hikes under 3 kilometers, and DIFFICULT for hikes over 3 kilometers, such as the Headland Trail.
Most outings exceed three hours, so do not forget to bring drinking water and a snack and appropriate outdoor clothing.

BIRD SONGS
Sunday, June 14. Time 6:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meet at 6:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – EASY (great for families and persons with mobility limitations)
Listen to our park sing. We are fortunate that the park has some of the most beautiful singers in the bird world. We will do some short walks but spend most of our time listening. We will try and identify as many birds as we can by voice as they announce their presence “on territory” to competitors and prospective mates. Learning the songs and calls of our park residents can add greatly to your enjoyment of our park.
We will spend about two hours listening and then go for a short walk along the edge Powers Pond. Mornings can be cool in June so dress warmly and bring a lunch and water. The only requirement for this walk is an interest and love of our natural world. No rain date.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.c www.friendsoftaylorhead.coma

ABRAHAMS LAKE BIRD WALK. Liscomb Game Sanctuary Sunday, June 21. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet at 9 a.m. in Sheet Harbour at the MacPhee House Visitors Information Center.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
As you come from Halifax, the MacPhee House Information Center is the first building on your right after you cross the Sheet Harbour West River Bridge. Abrahams Lake Preserve is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and is located 38 km. from Sheet Harbour in the Liscomb Game Sanctuary. This preserve has one of the few old growth forests in the province. Birds nesting by the trail include Ravens, Goshawks, Hairy Woodpeckers, Black-backed Woodpeckers, Swainson’s Thrush, and Bay-breasted Warblers. Birds nesting in the sanctuary are Greater Yellowlegs, Red-tailed Hawks and Common Mergansers. It will be a 6.5 k walk and we will eat lunch by Abrahams Lake. Bring a lunch and water and proper hiking footwear. There is no rain date. Please note that bird enthusiasts of all levels are welcome at all our events.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

NATURAL HISTORY WALK: WILDFLOWERS, WILDLIFE & GEOLOGY
Sunday, June 28. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
Early summer is a special time in Taylor Head Park. The wildflowers are in full bloom, the vegetation is fresh and lush, and wildlife is very active.
This is the first in a series of two hikes this summer focusing on natural history. During this outing on the Headland Trail you will have the opportunity to identify wild flowers, plants, birds and geological formations. This hike will be about five hours long and the trail is challenging in places. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars, and wear sturdy footwear.
Contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207 E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

BEGINNER BIRDWATCHER FIELD TRIP
Saturday , July 4. Time: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet at 10 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – MODERATE
Prior to the walk, we will discuss equipment, guide books, and audio and visual aids useful to birders. We will take a casual walk along the shore of Powers Pond and look for nesting birds such as Common Terns, Willets, Lincoln’s Sparrows, and Spotted Sandpipers. The walk will take about three hours and we will eat lunch on the trail. Take binoculars if you have them, a lunch and water. There is no rain date.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

SLOW and EASY BIRDWATCHING FIELD TRIP
Sunday, July 12. Time: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet at 10 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – EASY
This is a bird walk designed for those that have difficulty navigating most of the trails in the park and those who want a more relaxed pace than our regular walks. We will start at our meeting place at the kiosk and walk on the board walk down to the beach. Then we walk along the beach to the second board walk and return by the short, grassy trail joining the two board walks. Total trail covered will be about 1 kilometre. We should see or hear Common Eiders, Double-crested Cormorants, Willets, Northern Flickers, Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Swainson’s and Hermit Thrushes to name only a few. Take binoculars if you have them, a lunch and water. There is no rain date.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

NATURAL HISTORY WALK: WILDFLOWERS, WILDLIFE & GEOLOGY
Sunday, July 26. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 at p.m.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
This is the second of two events that focus on natural history of the Park. During this mid-summer outing along the Headland Trail you will have the opportunity to identify plants and wildlife of the seashore, barren headland, and wetlands of Taylor Head. We will also examine some of the Park’s fascinating geological features as we traverse the margin one of Nova Scotia’s most prominent coastal headlands.
This hike will be about five hours long and the trail is challenging in places. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars, and wear sturdy footwear.
Contact Person: Warren Parsons. 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

NOVA SCOTIA BIRD SOCIETY, BIRDWATCHING WALK
Saturday, August 8. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – MODERATE for the morning walk. If you continue to the Headland Trail, this level would be considered DIFFICULT.
This will be a joint trip with the Friends of Taylor Head and the Nova Scotia Bird Society. We will hike the Spry Bay Trail in the morning and eat lunch beside Powers Pond. We will watch (in the protected area across Powers Pond) nesting and brooding Common Tern, Cormorants, Eiders, Willets, and Spotted Sandpipers. Migrating Whimbrels should be present along with other waders. Terrain is rugged so sturdy boots are recommended. Take a hearty lunch, water and proper footwear. You will have the option of a second walk to the scenic headland on the Headland Trail after lunch. No rain date.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons. 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, August 9. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot. Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
Are you tired of hiking alone? This is your chance to hike one of the most spectacular parks in the province. This park, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean has approximately 16k of hiking trails. We will leave the trailhead at the parking lot and hike the Bull Beach Trail (7 k.) returning by the access road to the parking trailhead. At that time depending on interest we will continue our walk to the headland (9 k) on the Headland Trail. The total hike will take about 8 hours and portions of the trail are difficult. So, come equipped with water, a lunch and equipment suitable for continuous exercise over difficult terrain.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY? ASTRONOMY NIGHT
Date: TBA (mid to late August). Time: 9:00 p.m.
Meet at 9:00 p.m. at the Park Keepers Building on the Taylor Head Park Road, 2km from entrance gate on Highway 7.
Level of difficulty – EASY
Details for this event are not available at this time. Please check the web site in early August. www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

BIRDWATCHING: EARLY FALL MIGRANTS
Sunday, September 6. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
On this outing we will walk the Spry Bay Trail and Headland Trail . It should be good opportunity to see and photograph migrating wading birds, Blackpoll Warblers, Black-backed Woodpeckers, and Common Yellowthroats. You will encounter rugged terrain on this 4 hour walk, so wear hiking boots or other sturdy footwear and bring snacks or a lunch and water. Don’t forget your binoculars and camera.
We are pretty serious about birds and we absolutely love all levels of bird enthusiasts at all our events. Join us! There is no rain date.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

MAGICAL, MYSTERIOUS, MUSHROOMS
Date: Sunday, October 4. Time: 10:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
Forests would not grow without them! Orchids wouldn’t bloom without them! Some even glow in the dark! There are more mushrooms in Nova Scotia than there are plants! Throughout history mushrooms have been regarded with fear and fascination – sometimes revered, sometimes hated, but always mysterious. Find out what is fact and what is fantasy, what is edible and what is poisonous, and where (and when) to find them. Discover how mushrooms (fungi) are absolutely essential to our well being.
Join Dr. Scott Cunningham, mushroom expert, on a foray to learn more about this much maligned group of organisms. You will encounter rugged terrain so it is advised to wear hiking boots or sneakers. Bring water, snacks or a lunch, and don’t forget your camera.
There is no rain date because mushrooms love moisture, right?
Leader: Dr. Scott Cunningham For more information call Warren at 902-772-2207 or E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

PARK EXTENSTION ACTIVITIES : October 13 – December 07
Through a partnership agreement between The Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park and NS Department of Natural Resources, the Park gate is open beyond the normal October 13 closing date until December 07. The friends are responsible for garbage collection and toilet maintenance during this period.
BIRDWATCHING: LATE FALL MIGRANTS
Sunday, October 18. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
This activity will be along the Spry Bay Trail and Headland Trail . It will take about four hours to complete. This should be a good opportunity to see and photograph shorebirds, juvenile ducks, cormorants, and migrating gannets.
As usual, there’s no rain date because we pretty much plan for anything and everything on the Eastern Shore when it comes to hiking.
Please note that bird enthusiasts of all levels are welcome at all our events – we love great conversations on our hikes.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

BIRDWATCHING: WINTER BIRDS
Sunday, November 22. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Info Kiosk at the last parking lot.
Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
This will be a leisurely walk on the Headland Trail Expect to see lots of Eiders, Grebes, Scoters, Dovekies, Guillimots, Mergansers, Harlequin Ducks, Long–tailed Ducks, and Purple Sandpipers. Depending on weather conditions, we will plan to have our lunch at the scenic headland.
Bring waterproof boots, warm clothing, snacks and lunch, and a hot drink and your binoculars. There is no rain date because we’re pretty much prepared for any kind of weather in these parts. Bird enthusiasts of all levels are welcome at all our events.
This should be a good warm-up to the upcoming Christmas Bird Count.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Leader: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Tuesday, December 15. Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm.
Meet at the Spry Bay Community Hall (opens at 7:30 a.m.) Level of difficulty – DIFFICULT
The Nova Scotia Sheet Harbour Christmas Bird Count is one of about 25 that take place around the province. The count area extends in a circle around Taylor Head Park and from Tangier to Sober Island. All the trails in the park are covered in this survey. Birders are organized into groups from two to four and each group is assigned an area to count.
If you have a bird feeder, you’re also encouraged to send in your count.
Birders will meet at the Spry Bay Community Hall at the end of the day to tally the days count. A delicious hot meal is provided for all participants.
The Christmas Bird Count is sponsored by the National Audubon Society, Bird Studies of Canada, the Nova Scotia Bird Society, and the Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park Society.
Leader: Jim Cameron. 902-885-2970. E-mail: jim.cameron@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate contact: Warren Parsons 902-772-2207. E-mail: rosalieeast@ns.sympatico.ca www.friendsoftaylorhead.com

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East River Bridge Construction

Check this link to see the news about the construction for the East River Bridge in Sheet Harbour. East River Bridge Construction

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Coastal Adventures

Congratulations to Coastal Adventures of Tangier for the great article in Explore Magazine. You can see the article and watch the video on this link Explore Magazine. Scott Cunningham and Gayle Wilson started their kayaking business about 30 years ago. Clients can book a 1 day excursion or they can book trips of different lengths and places. To check out their website go to Coastal Adventures or go to their  Facebook page.

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Eastern Shore Wildlife Association

The Eastern Shore Wildlife Association has been re-established under the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers & Hunters. WE ARE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS. The cost of membership is $10.00.

The new slate of officers are:

President – Charles Clattenburg.

Vice President – Doug Stein

Secretary/Treasurer – Christine Webb

For more information please contact: Christine Webb at 885-5348 or e-mail es.wildlifeassoc@gmail.com

 

 

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Nova Scotia Nature Trust – Bay of Islands

Beautiful Borgles Island – Protected Forever

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100 Wild Islands

 

 

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