Tignish res­i­dents very pleased with ‘won­der­ful ap­point­ment’ of An­toinette Perry

Journal Pioneer - - THE ISLAND - BY KATIE SMITH

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.”

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