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October 9, 2009
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Minister Bertram Congratulates the Argyle Shore WI

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, congratulates the Argyle Shore Women’s Institute on the recent launch of their new book, The History of Argyle Shore.

“The completion of this book marks the culmination of many hours of hard work, gathering photos and maps, collecting stories and tracing our Island history,” said Minister Bertram. “This will provide the people of Argyle Shore and all of Prince Edward Island, with the wonderful gift of memories and of sustaining our heritage.”

Many residents of Argyle Shore are from families who have lived there for generations. The book depicts the history of the agriculture industry in the area, the local general store, the school, the church, community organizations, a section of personal memories and photos from the early 1900s to the present.

This community history project received $2,500 under the Province’s Community Cultural Partnership to assist in publication costs.

“This book will help preserve and document the local history,” said Minister Bertram. “It will be a resource for future generations and genealogists, and will inspire community pride.”

For more information on The History of Argyle Shore, contact the Women’s Institute Office. The Argyle Shore WI Community History Committee included Joan MacPhail, Sarah Saunders, Bev MacPhail, Diane MacPhail and Carol Seller.

Media Contact: Autumn Tremere
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