Tignish residents very pleased with ‘wonderful appointment’ of Antoinette Perry
Antoinette Perry of Tignish has been named P.E.I.’s newest lieutenant-governor and members of her community couldn’t be happier. Tignish Mayor Allan McInnis said he is pleased with the appointment and said Perry will be good fit in her new role. “Antoinette has been a very important figure in our town,” he said. “I think it’s a wonderful appointment for her and I think she will be very capable of doing the job.” McInnis said anytime there was a need for volunteers Perry was there to lend a hand. “She was a great person over the years to make Tignish a bigger and better place.” The appointment is also good for the area, he said.
“I think it’s pretty near time that Tignish started getting some recognition of the good people in our area. For years, this rural part of Prince Edward Island was overlooked in a lot of ways, and finally we are starting to get some things that are due to us.”
Russell Gallant, another member of Perry’s community and former colleague at Tignish Consolidated Elementary School where she taught for 32 years, said Perry was a good choice for lieutenantgovernor.
“She’s quite involved in the community and contributed significantly to the church and the music and had a long and dedicated teaching career,” he said.
Gallant remembers when Perry was a music and French teacher at the elementary school while he was the principal there.
“She was always very dedicated to the arts and to music, that was her life,” he said. “She’s well connected to the community and to the cultural world and now that she’s retired I think it’s a good appointment.”