Belcourt Centre Reprieve??????

belcourtThis morning I glanced at the headline on page two of the Guardian and was immediately please to see that Belcourt Centre and been reprieved. I was pleased for the many people who had fought long and hard to save this historic building. It is located in a very interesting and historic part of Cymbria PEI.  Cymbria is the site where the first island automobile plied the roads. It is also the place where the first automobile accident took place. Cymbria is the home of the Farmers Bank, the first Acadian homestead and the beautiful Saint Augustine Church. However as I began to read the article I realized this was anything but a reprieve. At least it certainly didn’t appear to be as I read on. The Diocese of Charlottetown were very cleverly forcing their demands. They reminded me of the recent Irving tactics when demanding deep water wells. If we don’t get what we want we will go elsewhere with our money and jobs. The Diocese of Charlottetown are saying we will build elsewhere and your community will be left with no funding and an old building needing expensive renovations. I’m not involved in the saving of Belcourt Centre and do not have all the information or details of the expected costs to renovate. Nevertheless, I have to feel the Diocese has reverted to bulling tactics in order to get their own way. Indeed one could even call it blackmail. This is a very unfortunate turn of events and made more so because it is a Prominent Christian Organization forcing the issue. I feel deeply saddened for this friendly,vibrant and close knit community and I sincerely hope the powers that be will see sense and reverse this unfortunate decision.

God Bless and Keep reading  PS – I hesitated to add another Cymbria first. It was the home of the first all girl soccer team!!!


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Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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One Response to Belcourt Centre Reprieve??????

  1. Neville S. Pearson L.R.O. RN Retd. says:

    Thought these memory joggers would be appropriate today with the first autombile being driven in PEI. The first one is just for some old timers, The last are for driving.
    Blessings, Neville
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, “Now don’t get mad at me… I know we’ve been friends for a long time but I just can’t think of your name. I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please tell me what your name is.” Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, “How soon do you need to Know?”
As a senior citizen was driving down the motorway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, ” Vernon , I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on the Trans Canada Highway. Please be careful!” “Hell,” said Vernon , “It’s not just one car. It’s hundreds of them!”
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car – both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to major crossroad. The stop light was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself “I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.” After a few more minutes, they came to another major junction and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. At the next junction, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!” Mildred turned to her and said, “Oh! Am I driving?”

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