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OH, Canada!

OH, Canada!

Dear Friends of The Preserve Company,

Best long weekend wishes to all of our Canadian readers. And to those of you in the United States, we extend warm wishes for your Independence Day celebrations, as well!

Communities across Canada are decked out in red and white today to celebrate our great nation. One of the biggest of these celebrations here in PEI happens in our neighbouring community of Rustico. Rustico is small in numbers, but huge in spirit!

Thank you goes out to Judy Clark, who decorates our building every year for Canada Day! 

Shirley and I are hoping the weather cooperates so we can have a barbeque this evening and later, venture out to watch the fireworks and take a tour of the tall ships in the harbour.

Our store, the restaurant and Butterfly House will be closing at 4 pm today to allow staff to celebrate this day with family and friends.   

Tomorrow (Sunday), many will drive to Montague the Beautiful, located in Eastern Prince Edward Island to check out their new year-round Farmer’s Market in the Down East Mall. If you’re in PEI, check it out Sundays 10-3!

On a fun note, after I watched this cute video, I wondered if I could find a helper like this for the Gardens of Hope. It is amazing to watch this swan do the chores. 

I would love to hear about what you’ll be doing to celebrate Canada Day and/or Independence Day this year!

Wishing all a great week and take care of each other! 


Bruce MacNaughton

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Peady @Tempered with Kindness - July 3, 2017

We were in PEI for the Canada Day weekend. We drove over Friday afternoon/evening, stopped at PEI Preserve Co. for supper (and photos of gorgeous food to share with all the nice people who should totally visit this summer) and continued on to Cavendish where we met up with family. We were downtown Charlottetown for the excellent fireworks on Saturday night and then back in Charlottetown on Sunday to wander around before heading home.

LaNette - July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day to you and all our friends up north.
I loved watching the Swan Gardner, that is truly amazing.
My family and I will be gathering at my nieces house to enjoy a meal together and watch a fireworks show in the evening. Enjoy your long weekend :)

Margaret MacFarlane - July 1, 2017

Your blog comments on this special day have finally prompted me to post to you.
Your contribution to our Island culture and community has been terrific and so meaningful over the years.
It has reflected the values and beliefs that are so important for us all.
You have worked very hard over many years to create a place of true beauty and quality in all ways and I as an Islander and just a person thank you so very much. I could say much more and hope to in person on one of my many visits but for now ..just a BIG thank you to you and Shirley.
Your decision to close early today to give your employees time to celebrate reflects the great person you are.

Xandra van der Geer - July 1, 2017

Isn’t it cool, a swan as a garden helper!! I saw the tall ships yesterday and today, after a beach walk with the dog, I go to my favourite Rustico. My roots are in The Netherlands, but my home is here in PEI Canada!! Have a Blessed day!!

Camille Lea - July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian friends and family, and to all of us from away who “live” here on this beautiful island during the summer months. We will be with family later today to watch the fireworks over Rustico Bay. Be safe out there, everyone!

Jean - July 1, 2017

Heading out to Nova Scotia and the PEI next week. My friend and I will be visiting the Preserve company while there. Look forward to having lunch at the restaurant and touring the gardens. Happy Canada Day !

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