Islander gives back to the IWK after being a patient himself 40 years ago
Islander Murray MacKinnon was a patient at the IWK in the 1970s, and this weekend almost 40 years later he is giving back in a big way.
The annual Prince Edward Island Trucker’s Big Rig Show and Shine is set to take place at the Charlottetown Event Grounds on Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Organizers say that this event is not only a chance to promote the trucking industry on P.E.I. and an opportunity for Islanders to get up close and personal with the big rigs, it’s also a way to raise funds for the IWK.
Organizers will be accepting donations at the gate for the IWK.
“Kids love big trucks and truckers love helping kids,” says MacKinnon, who is organizing the event.
Those interested in entering a truck in this year’s event are asked to arrive before 8:30 a.m. ($20 entry fee).
For more information about this event, contact MacKinnon at 902-388-1874.
For more information on how a group can support the IWK, contact Lynn Anne Hogan at email@example.com.
To launch its 2015 Acadian Days festivities, the Farmers' Bank of Rustico and Doucet House Museums will be collaborating with Rendez-Vous Rustico on July 25-26 on a number of activities.
On July 25, 11:30 a.m. to noon, the Friends of the Farmers' Bank will be dedicating its artifact room to the late P. Edward Blanchard in recognition for all the volunteer work that he had done on behalf of the Farmers' Bank of Rustico and Doucet House Museums. Other events include a traditional Acadian meal served by Arnold Smith at the Doucet House, 12-1 p.m., and a scavenger hunt for children, 2-3 p.m.
On Sunday, July 26, beginning at 11:45 a.m., there will be the unveiling of a bench donated by the late Anne Gallant Steele, followed by entertainment provided by George and Fannie Gallant's (her parents) family. Another scavenger hunt will be held, 2-3 p.m.
Pre-registration is requested for the Acadian traditional meal, and fees do apply. For more information, call 902-963-3168, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.farmersbank.ca. Admission to the museum during this weekend will be half-price (cash only). The location at 2188 Church Rd., Route 243, off Route 6 in Rustico.
Murray MacKinnon is shown with his 1981 Marmon Cabover, his entry in this year’s show and shine.