Our Brigus Connection
A blueberry festival might not be topof-mind for most companies when considering community investment. That’s unless, of course, the founder happens to be John Bragg.
licenses granted by the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission in 1971, Bragg began his entrepreneurial career as a blueberry farmer in Oxford, NS during the 1960s. “We’re very proud to help support the Brigus Blueberry Festival,” says Arthur Taylor, Eastlink’s regional manager. “A lot of people might not know it, but blueberries are a very big part of Eastlink’s history. When the opportunity presented itself to help support the festival, we saw it Brigus Mayor and Festival Organizer Byron Rodway says he was delighted to have Eastlink on board for this year’s festival. “We were very pleased to welcome Eastlink as a sponsor of this year’s festival,” he says. “It’s very refreshing to have a company share the community’s values and support the events that matter to our residents.” Eastlink was also a platinum sponsor of the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games in Harbour Grace, and is a supporter of many events, festivals and charitable organizations in communities across Newfoundland. Eastlink’s commitment to Brigus goes beyond supporting community initiatives and organizations with a
“You probably wouldn’t expect to community like Brigus,” says Taylor. “But we’ve been connecting smaller communities across Newfoundland with the industry’s most advanced services for over eight years now. Taylor says customers in the area can enjoy Brigus’ beauty and relaxed pace while taking advantage of communications and entertainment services that rival those of many urban centres like TV wherever they are with Eastlink To Go on their computers, tablets or smartphones, explore what’s on TV on their iPad with a personalized guide, record programs from anywhere with Eastlink’s Remote DVR service, and enjoy Internet speeds as fast as 100 Mbps. From providing highly advanced communications and entertainment services to a shared love of blueberries and community events, Taylor says Brigus can continue to rely on Eastlink to provide the strongest connection possible.
The Calico Steppers performing at this year’s Brigus Blueberry Festival (
Photo: Neddal Ayad)