Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our 175th anniversary celebration has been postponed until 2021, along with other events.
August 10, 2019
10:30-noon, There will be a sea glass art demonstration by Gilbert Gillis
Booksigning & story telling by Goldie & Gilbert Gillis
August 16-18, 2019
The Ham Radio operators will be setting up camp on site.
On August 16 members of the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group will set up antennas and radios at the Point Prim Lighthouse. This setup is to allow participation in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) which takes place each year on the third full weekend in August. This year over 500 lighthouses in over 40 countries will be on the air attempting to make as many contacts as possible during the 48 hour period commencing at 9PM on Friday, August 16th.
August 17, 2019
From 10-2 Margaret Westlie will be on hand to sign copies of her “Selkirk Stories”.
August 17, 2019
From 1:30-3:30, craftsman Jim Murchison will be on site to demonstrate his handcrafted wood Lighthouses.
Grant Critch will be here to demonstrate his wood burnings, from 2pm-4pm.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Point Prim Lighthouse Speaks To the World
Point Prim Lighthouse is hosting a strawberry social on August 18th to celebrate International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Local amateur radio enthusiast, George Dewar, will be on air for 48 hours attempting to make as many contacts as possible with over 500 lighthouses in over 40 countries around the world.
The ILLW was established in 1998 and over the years it has evolved into one of the most popular international amateur radio events in existence. It’s just HAM’s at lighthouses trying to make as many contacts as possible. Come on out to the lighthouse to enjoy complimentary strawberries and ice cream from 2pm-4pm and chat with George while attempting a radio contact with someone around the world. All are welcome.
Open House at the Point Prim Lighthouse Saturday, July 15th , 2017, at 1pm!
The Point Prim Lighthouse Society is hosting an open house to celebrate our acquisition of the Lighthouse and to showcase recent improvements such as the reinforced seawall, the expanded parking lot, and the newly constructed Keeper’s Cottage. The new Keeper’s Cottage houses a Gift Shop, Historical Interpretation Center, and accessible washrooms. It also features an attached band shell for hosting entertainment and weddings.
10 – 6pm: Free tours of the Lighthouse
1 – 3pm: Free BBQ
1 – 4pm: Free Strawberries and Ice Cream.
2 pm: Guest Speakers. The Honorable Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.
1 – 3:30 pm: Musicians Gord Belsher and Richard Wood Please join us in the celebration of the revitalization of our beautiful lighthouse, the oldest and only round brick lighthouse on PEI! Bring your own lawn chair!