City of Summerside Elders Circle

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City of Summerside Elders Circle

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The City of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in co-operation with the Summerside Cultural Advisory Committee chaired by D. Allan Savidant prepared a proposal in May 1999 for submission to the Canada Millennium Partnership Program. One component of the program approved for the City was the creation of a series of videotapes featuring senior citizens recounting memories about their early lives in Summerside, or the villages of St. Eleanors or Wilmot, which were incorporated into the city in 1998. Reginald “Dutch” Thompson was contracted as an interviewer and arrangements were made with Island Cablevision Ltd., a division of Eastlink Cable Systems to become the major sponsor by providing free studio production. Twenty-eight people were interviewed between November 1999 and March 2001. Each participant received a copy of his or her interview. Island Cable edited the tapes into half-hour segments for broadcasting on its Cable 10 series called “Our Island Past.”


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9 May 2005. Copied from PEIAIN 28 April 2015.





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