Fall 2019 Update

We have created a special electronic newsletter to update our supporters on some important issues that we have been working on this year.

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Special Fundraising Event

Wheatley’s Raspberries will be donating the proceeds from all raspberry sales on Monday August 5, 2019 to Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association.

Who:      Wheatley’s Raspberries have been growing raspberries in Suffolk for 40 years, first picking berries to sell, then transitioning to a completely U-pick operation.

What:     U-pick raspberries will be available at regular prices on this date. Customers can also choose to speak to staff members from the watershed group about the work that the group does.

As a registered charity, we can issue tax receipts for any separate donations made on this date, or at any time

When:    Monday August 5, 2019 from 8 am until noon

               In the event of rain, alternate date will be Tuesday August 6.

Where: 630 Suffolk Road PEI

Why:      Wheatley’s Raspberries is located next to a small stream of the Winter River in Suffolk, and recognizes the value of this local charity in helping to protect and enhance the environment in our community. Water is necessary to support all life in our community and most of the water for the City of Charlottetown. There are so many uses of water from Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed:

  • drinking and cooking
  • showers and toilets
  • brewing local beer
  • coffee shops
  • cleaning the hospital
  • fighting fires
  • fish habitat
  • ice rinks and swimming pools

How:      Come to Suffolk to pick some local berries and support a local charity in the process. Please bring your own containers to transport your berries home.

Grow for the Flow

For the portion of the raspberry season that overlaps with sunflower bloom, these flowers will be available for sale, with proceeds also going to the watershed group.

Next year, Wheatley’s Raspberries encourages other landowners with a small patch of unused land to grow sunflowers, as a way to show their support for the watershed group. Planting sunflowers is also a way to support our local pollinator population.

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Job Opportunity

We are looking for a Watershed monitoring and restoration intern for a 26 week position.

Full job advertisement is available here:

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AGM update

Our guest speaker will now be Aggi-Rose Reddin, Vice-chair at Glenaladale Heritage Trust.

Hope to see many people at the Corran Ban hall for this presentation.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday May 22 from 7pm to 9 pm at Corran Ban Hall (1231 Rte 6).

Our guest speaker, Mary Gallant from Glenaladale Heritage Trust, will discuss the environmental management plans for their 529 acres of land.

We will also have presentations by our watershed coordinator on projects completed last year and what is upcoming this year, along with reports from the treasurer and chair of the board of directors. There will be a short business meeting after the presentations. Then we wrap up the evening with some snacks and conversation.

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2019 summer job opportunity

We are looking for college or university students interested in environmental enhancement to join our work crew for the summer.

Full job description and application process: http://wintertracadie.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-student-job-advertisement.pdf

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Thanks to our funders

We couldn’t do all the work we do without our funding partners.

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Fall 2018 job opportunity

We are looking for someone to join our crew for this fall. Main qualifications are physical ability to plant trees and walk long distances in streams, along with a positive attitude.
Job details: 2018 fall job advertisement

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More social media

We have expanded our social media presence with accounts on Twitter and Instagram. If you use these programs, consider following us.


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2018 Lady’s Slipper Hike

It’s time for our annual spring hike on the Winter River trail. As usual we hope to see some Lady’s Slipper flowers in bloom. We will have knowledgeable guides to point out features of interest along the way. We will also have a snack break at the family cabin of one of our volunteers.

Saturday June 9, 2018 – 10:00am to 12:00

Meetup location will be the parking lot/trail head for the Winter River trail (145 East Suffolk Road Extension in Suffolk).

More information about the trail on the Island Trails website:

Dogs are allowed on the trail. For our group hike, we ask that people keep their dogs on a leash.


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