2014 Celebrate Our River Event and Duck Race – August 30th

The countdown is on! Just two more days till our Celebrate our River Event down at Rackham’s Community Pond!!River Duck writingEveryone is invited to the 2014 WRIG Celebrate our River BBQ and Duck Race, taking place August 30th, from 12-3 at Rackham’s Community Pond in Wheatley River. There will be Watershed displays, children’s activities, a BBQ at the hall and of course, our annual River Duck Race! Tickets $5 each or 3 for $12, and are available from WRIG staff or Gallant’s Food Market and Oyster Bed Bridge Esso. Special WRIG membership deals are also available!
Contact Tamsyn at the WRIG office for tickets and details, or watch this space for updates!

Location Info: Rackham’s Lane, off of Rt 224 (New Glasgow Road) in Wheatley River, PEI.

Contact Info: tamsyn@wheatleyriver.ca or 902.963.3198

Celebrate our river 2014 poster


Happy Spring – Welcome Fishing Season!

It’s wonderful to see the new green things starting to poke up through last years leaves and hay! Since Fishing Season has come once again on PEI, now’s a great time to get out on out river and enjoy some time in quiet contemplation and maybe catch some fish. WRIG would like to remind you that there are special conservation measures in place at Rackham’s Community Pond, outlined here and below: RACKHAM’S POND & CONSERVATION AREA  –  FISH CONSERVATION MEASURES

  • Pond delayed opening for angling until Family Fishing weekend in May
  • Barbless Hooks only
  •  Reduced Catch (Possession) Limit of 5 Trout.
    Please Help the Wheatley River Improvement Group 
     Protect Recreational Fishing in Rackham’s Pond 

These measures are only in effect at the pond, and regulations for all other areas in the watershed are governed by the Province, laid out in the 2014 Angling Summary. Please remember to be respectful of the property of others, don’t trespass, enjoy and admire nature to it’s fullest, and leave no trace behind of your visit!

WRIG hats and 2014 Membership

New offer for a limited time only!


It’s the new year, and even though things are snowy, spring is on it’s way! At WRIG we’re getting organized for our upcoming Annual General Meeting, and gearing up for our 2014 field season! We’re looking for your support to help keep WRIG going. 2014 memberships are now available, and we encourage everyone who has an interest in supporting our efforts within the Wheatley River watersheds to join.

Our membership fees are the same as they have been in past years:

Individual or Family memberships are  $10.00

Corporate or Supporting Memberships are $50.00

If you’re interested in learning more about WRIG membership benefits, please check them out here.

As you can tell from the picture above, we now have WRIG hats! Show your support with our new, high quality, locally produced WRIG hats, and let everyone know about it! These hats are fully adjustable and very comfortable. These stylish navy ball caps have our WRIG logo embroidered on the right front panel, and “Wheatley River Improvement Group” embroidered over the left ear:


While supplies last, we have a special membership offer, you can get a hat and an individual membership for only $20.00! We only have a limited supply of hats available, so this deal will be first come – first served.

If you’re interested in purchasing a membership or taking advantage of this deal, please contact Tamsyn (tamsyn@wheatleyriver.ca)   for more information and to make pick up arrangements.

Duck Race TODAY at Rackham’s Pond!

WRIG racing duck

Come join us this morning, Aug 31st, for the 2013 WRIG Celebrate our River Festival!!

Today’s event will be held at Rackham’s Community Pond, at the end of Rackham’s Lane off of the New Glasgow Road in Wheatley River. We’re going to get started around noon, with a rubber duck race going from the pond to the bridge, and there will be an eco scavenger hunt for the kids, bird watching and a nature trial to hike!

There will also be a WRIG membership BBQ with locally supplied hamburgers, corn and fresh PEI baked potatoes at the Wheatley River Community Hall (adjacent to the pond). WRIG membership deals will be available on site:$10 for an individual WRIG membership and a Duck Ticket, $20 for a Family WRIG membership and a family of three duck tickets, or 3 ducks for $12! Come out and join the fun, it’s sure to be a great family time, and the weather forecast is looking spectacular! See you there!


Celebrate Our River Festival 2013 – August 31st

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the end of the summer season and support your local watershed? The Wheatley River Improvement Group would like to invite everyone out to our 2013 Celebrate Our River Festival, taking place at Rackham’s Community Pond Saturday, August 31st. The River Duck Race gets underway at noon, bring your family out to enjoy the watershed displays, Nature Scavenger Hunt, music, and other kid friendly activities! There will be a WRIG Members BBQ just down the lane at the Wheatley River Community Hall, and new members are welcome to join on site! We will once again be having our River Duck Race with cash prizes for the winning duck ticket holders!

You can pick up your River Duck tickets now from Gallants Food Market in Rustico, the Oyster Bed Store, or contact Tamsyn at the WRIG office in the Cymbria Lions Club for more details!

WRIG racing duck

Hope to see you all there, it’s going to be a splashing good time!