CHEERS: To a committee working to create the Hon. Frank and Dorothy Lewis Community Strength Fund. The endowment fund honours Lewis, who, during his six-plus years as lieutenant governor, made his presence felt in every community across the Island, attending events of all kinds in his role as the Queens representative. “For more than 50 years Frank and Dorothy have worked to make Island communities stronger.
This fund will help honour their legacy and ensure that community-based projects are supported into the future,” said committee chair Bruce Howatt. Murphy’s Centre in Charlottetown will host a special event to launch the fund on Tuesday, August 14 from 7-9 p.m. The evening will be filled with musical performances, a silent auction, and tributes to Frank and Dorothy. Tickets to this free event are available through Ocean 100 and all Murphy Pharmacies locations across P.E.I.
CHEERS: To former MLA Walter Bradley who organized a recent 25th anniversary reunion for the original members of the Lakeside Development Corporation board of directors, the group responsible for the construction of the Links at Crowbush Cove. The LDC was a non-profit company incorporated in 1991 to build Crowbush Cove, which opened in 1993. On hand for the reunion were Bradley; Don MacAdam, representing his late father Carl MacAdam, a member of the LDC board; and Gary Evans and James MacAulay - the only two surviving board members. The other two original board members were Bill Hatton and Rory Beck. The board, which remained functional until 1996, was involved in all aspects of the golf course construction, including the contract for the golf course architect Thomas McBroom and the naming of the course. The primary function of the board was to maximize the involvement of and the benefit to the local communities of Mt. Stewart, Morell and St Peter’s.
JEERS: To some exuberant music fans at last week’s Bryan Adams concert at Credit Union Place in Summerside. The legendary Canadian rocker put on a spectacular show in front a huge crowd – but some fans on the floor saw very little of the action on stage. Unless you were in the first five rows on the floor, you had to stand for the entire concert to see Adams perform. And even then, you had to be tall enough to see over the people in front. A Charlottetown couple, both huge Adams fans, were on hand last Tuesday, and being unfamiliar with music concerts, thought that floor seats would give them a good view. Both are around five feet tall and middle-aged – and wanted to sit down to watch the show. So, while they thoroughly enjoyed the music, they couldn’t see the live action on stage from the floor - even if they stood. “Next time, we’ll know better and buy seats on the sides where people actually sit down.” People in the front floor seats insist on standing and enthusiastically dance and sing along to the hits, with little regard to the people seated behind them.
CHEERS: The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department which has created an exhibit exploring the history of its five historic squares. The display is part of the ongoing Picturing a City series that celebrates Charlottetown’s past through photos, stories and artifacts. Entitled, ‘Picturing a City: Historic Squares,’ the new exhibit features images from the city’s archival collection and numerous other institutions and individuals, as well as a host of artifacts donated by the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation and members of the community. All are welcome to come and view the display in the storefront windows the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street. The exhibit runs until September. The exhibit archive can be found at: https://charlottetownstories.wordpress.com/