Island Church Acquired by PICA

The church was sold from the Presbyterian Church of Canada to PICA in 2014. Extensive repairs have since been made by the church committee to ensure the building can better meet the needs of the community. The church can now be used for non-denominational spiritual, cultural, and social activities. To inquire about renting the church for events, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call either 902-485-4090 or 902-755-4031

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Pictou Island Quilt Draw

Lorraine draws the winner

The eldest Pictou Island resident , Lorraine MacMillan, hosted a gathering of many of the islanders on Friday, November 15th, as she drew the winning ticket for the beautiful handmade quilt which visually and creatively tells the story of our island.   We are happy to announce that the winner of this coveted quilt is Terri Smith of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The Pictou Island Community Association would like to thank all those who supported this fund raising event. 

Posters, Note Cards and a 2014 Calendar featuring the 25 images from the quilt are also on sale and would make a great Christmas gift. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please use the Contact Us category on this website or contact any Pictou Islander.

The Pictou Island Quilt Winner!!! 




The Pictou Island quilt is now finished! It can be seen on display at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. This uniquely homemade appliqued quilt that depicts 25 scenes of life on the island will be raffled off on November 15th. Tickets can be bought for $5 each!

Order them from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and make your payment with E-Transfer. Confirmation of your ticket number will then be sent to you via e-mail. Cards, posters, and calendars for the beautiful quilt will be on sale soon. 

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 The 2012 potluck sucessfully raised $490 to be donated to a mainland charity. It took place after the annual work party, where participants helped paint the community center. 


Pictou Island residents officially presented members of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum board with an authentic ice boat built in the 1940s and used for winter transport for many years between the island and the mainland.

The museum will display the boat in the new pavilion that represents a future phase of construction beside the current lobster hatchery and lighthouse on Pictou's waterfront.

From the left are board members Eric Scanlan, Alta Munroe and Bill Henderson, along with Gretchen Maguire, who was among those who hosted the meal that preceded the handling over of the boat. (Goodwin Photo)

Source: Pictou Advocate 


On July 24 2010 after a very successful community "work party" on the island, we had a Pot Luck supper and raised $475.00.

Each summer we donate the proceeds of the supper to a charity on the mainland. At a recent PICA meeting, it was decided to give the money this year to The Friends of Red Tail in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia. To find our more about this charity, check out the following links:

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