Six events dur­ing Co-op and Small Busi­ness Week

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

Six events are be­ing planned by and for Evan­ge­line area co­op­er­a­tors and co-op­er­a­tives Oct. 14-20 for 2018 Co-op and Small Busi­ness Week.

Some of these events are held an­nu­ally, while oth­ers are brand­new.

The big­gest event is the Co­op­er­a­tors’ Fo­rum, be­ing held this year at the Cen­tre Goé­land in Cape Eg­mont on Thurs­day, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Two rep­re­sen­ta­tives of each of the area’s co-ops are in­vited to at­tend to share their re­cent suc­cesses, chal­lenges and fu­ture plans.

Towards the end of the free, in­for­mal sup­per, the Co-op Order of Merit will be pre­sented to a de­serv­ing per­son. At­ten­dance is by in­vi­ta­tion only.

The Chez-nous Co-op­er­a­tive in Welling­ton will cel­e­brate Co-op Week, as well as its 25th an­niver­sary, with three events. The first will be a mass for se­niors cel­e­brated by Father Ed­die Cormier on Tues­day, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

On Thurs­day, Oct. 20, a co-op bingo will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. All se­niors from the com­mu­nity are in­vited to at­tend. A va­ri­ety of prizes, mostly do­nated by lo­cal co-ops, will be avail­able. A light lunch will be served. As an ad­mis­sion fee, at­ten­dees are in­vited to con­tribute non-per­ish­able food items that will later be given to fam­i­lies in need.

Then, on Fri­day, Oct. 19, Chez­nous will host its first dance for res­i­dents of the home and other lo­cal se­niors from 7 to 9 p.m.

Credit Union Day will be cel­e­brated at all three branches of the Evan­ge­line-Cen­tral Credit Union (Welling­ton, Tyne Val­ley and O’Leary) Thurs­day, Oct. 18.

There will be draws, prizes and snacks.

Peo­ple are also in­vited to come to the credit union branches that day to drop off their non-per­ish­able items for the food drive be­ing or­ga­nized for lo­cal food banks.

The Welling­ton Co-op will also host its Fun Day on Fri­day. Cus­tomers will get a chance to par­tic­i­pate in con­tests and win a va­ri­ety of prizes. The Co-op will also be ac­cept­ing food do­na­tions for the lo­cal food banks.

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