‘The day the sig­nal died’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Those search­ing for some pos­i­tiv­ity dur­ing last week’s cell ser­vice out­age in At­lantic Canada might have come across a vi­ral video from a former P.E.I. res­i­dent — as long as you had ac­cess to Wi-Fi.

Keith Muise is a spe­cial needs teacher from New­found­land and Labrador who’s now work­ing in Fort McMur­ray, Alta.

He also spent six years study­ing in P.E.I. be­fore grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

Af­ter he and his fam­ily had to evac­u­ate from Fort McMur­ray dur­ing last year’s wild­fires, Muise be­gan a pos­i­tiv­ity group called 80s Sum­mer Camp in hopes of cheer­ing peo­ple up through funny posts, videos and mu­sic.

The creation of 80s Sum­mer Camp was ac­tu­ally fast-tracked when Muise lost his fa­ther to can­cer three days af­ter the fires be­gan in Fort McMur­ray.

Since then, the group has been gain­ing fol­low­ers, as ev­i­denced by a video Muise posted on Face­book on Fri­day about the cel­lu­lar ser­vice black­out in At­lantic Canada.

The video for “The Day the Sig­nal Died,” which can be viewed on The Guardian’s web­site, also fea­tures Muise’s friend Jon My­ers, and par­o­dies Don McLean’s folk an­them “Amer­i­can Pie.”

As of Mon­day af­ter­noon, the video had been shared from the 80s Sum­mer Camp Face­book page nearly 6,300 times and has around 240,000 views.

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