Pho­tog­ra­pher-videog­ra­pher to pro­mote tourist at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CLASSIFIEDS - WELLING­TON

Tourist at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties in the Evan­ge­line area will soon get a pro­mo­tional boost that will serve them this year as well as for sev­eral years to come.

A young pho­tog­ra­pher-videog­ra­pher has been hired to take pic­tures and to record short video-clips of each site of tourist in­ter­est in the area. He’ll also film in­ter­views with the tourism op­er­a­tors and some­times their clients. The Evan­ge­line Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and the at­trac­tions will then get to use these photos and videos free of charge on their web­sites, so­cial media, pam­phlets, posters and other pro­mo­tional tools.

Ed­die Arse­nault of St. Ti­mothy was hired to un­der­take this pro­ject over a pe­riod of seven weeks. He has just com­pleted his first year of a ra­dio com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­gram at the Com­mu­nity Col­lege of New Brunswick in Cara­quet.

When he was still at Evan­ge­line School, he did a jour­nal­ism in­tern­ship at La Voix aca­di­enne through his co-op ed­u­ca­tion class. Last April, he also did a two-week ra­dio host­ing in­tern-

ship

with

the

Ra­dio-Canada morn­ing show Le Réveil in Char­lot­te­town. As well, this past June, he was one of the of­fi­cial pho­tog­ra­phers at the Aca­dian Games Fi­nals ( Jeux de l’Acadie) also in Char­lot­te­town. In ad­di­tion, last sum­mer, he worked as a tourist guide at the NotreDame-du-Mont-Carmel Church. Be­tween 2011 and 2014, he worked as cashier at the Welling­ton Co-op. All of these com­bined ex­pe­ri­ences have helped him de­velop skills in jour­nal­ism, pho­tog­ra­phy, tourism and cus­tomer ser­vice.

RDÉE Prince Ed­ward Is­land ini­ti­ated this pro­ject af­ter learn­ing that the Evan­ge­line Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion wanted to up­date its col­lec­tion of tourism pro­mo­tional photos.

The salary for the pho­tog­ra­pher-videog­ra­pher is pro­vided through In­no­va­tion PEI’s SYnC Youth In­tern­ship Pro­gram. The Baie Aca­di­enne De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion is pro­vid­ing of­fice space.

The pro­ject is be­ing held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Evan­ge­line Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion, its mem­bers and the Com­mis­sion for Aca­dian Tourism in At­lantic Canada.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Pho­tog­ra­pher-videog­ra­pher-in­ter­viewer Ed­die Arse­nault pre­pares to visit a tourist at­trac­tion in the Evan­ge­line re­gion.

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