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Bedeque and Area Rec Centre launches capital campaign
(L-R): Joining rink users are Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster; BARC capital campaign chair Duane MacDonald; Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley; BARC President Kevin Schurman; and Joel Yorke, Kraft Foods.

A community campaign has been launched to raise up to $500,000 for needed capital upgrades and repairs to the Bedeque and Area Rec Centre. The campaign has received $150,000 from the Island Community Fund to support the goal.

55th running of the Gold Cup and Saucer Race
Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan (left); Premier Robert Ghiz (second from left) and Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis present the 54th Gold Cup and Saucer trophy to winning driver Marc Campbell and Escape The News.

The 55th running of the Gold Cup and Saucer Race, one of the most prestigious harness racing events in North America, will take place on Saturday, August 16.

Province congratulates new world record holders
A new Guinness World Record 8840 oysters were shucked in an hour.

The Province of Prince Edward congratulates the ten person team that set a new Guinness World Record for most oysters shucked in an hour as part of the 50th Annual Tyne Valley Oyster Festival.

Raspberry Point Oyster Co. expands to meet export demand
(L-R):Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretart to the Minister of Justice on behalf of ACOA Minister Rob Moore; Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley; and Raspberry Point Oyster Co.General Manager James Power.

Raspberry Point Oyster Co. in New London is upgrading its oyster grading and aquaculture equipment to help meet increasing international market demands, thanks to investments from the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island.

Supporting community development in Eastern Kings
The province will invest over $600,000 over the next five years to support the work of the Northside Windmill Enhancement Fund.

A new Northside Windmill Enhancement Fund created by the province will support community and economic development in the Hermanville/Clearsprings area as part of the community benefits from the Hermanville/Clearspring wind farm development.

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