Our Bri­gus Con­nec­tion

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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

in­fra­struc­ture.

“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)

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