May 7, 2014

And the winner is ...

Diane Shrum - congratulations!!!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our April Fundraising. It was a huge success and we can not thank you enough for your continued support!

Thank you to Mariam Thompson for making this beautiful quilt, thank you to all those who sold and bought tickets and thank you to the Bank of NS for supporting FOPE in this important fundraiser!


 And this year’s winner of a beautiful quilt was Betty Hodgson.  Thank you Marian Thompson for donating it!  Keep an eye open for May, 2016's raffle and the lucky person could be you!  thank 

And thank you Scotia Bank for matching it!

Tom Forrestall Visits FOPE

July 7 and 8, 2015

FOPE was very fortunate to host noted NS artist Tom Forrestall. Over two days,he met with a group of  local artists to paint, mentor and share technique at various sites around the Pugwash River. Four beautiful watercolours illustrating the beauty and diversity of the Estuary were created by Tom Forrestall and three of them are available for sale by FOPE with proceeds going to support our various projects.  Thanks to Betty and the FOPE Art Committee  for coordinating the visit and preparing the paintings for sale.

A dinner of appreciation was held at the golf course, and the FOPE community got a chance to meet and speak with Tom.


Come See the Artwork

November 29, 2015

Three of the Forestall paintings which were completed during his visit to Pugwash (see July 7th) have been hung by the chimney with care and are ready for viewing at the Northumberland Curling Club.  Two of them are available for purchase - check it out with Betty Hodgson or Alice Power.  Greeting cards and prints of the pictures are also available.


April 24, 2016 


A lot has been happening to the FOPE house.  Renovations are under way, and we held our open house to show off where we are now.

May 3, 2016

And the Winner Is . . .