LETTERS: Child Find P.E.I., holiday reading and other letters to the editor
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Child Find PEI thanks volunteers
Child Find PEI will cease operations on December 31, 2022. Founded on July 8, 1988 – 34 years ago – the organization has worked tirelessly to protect our island children and support families of missing and out-of-control children.
The search for missing children is complex and relies on strong networks and advanced technology. The Canadian Center for Child Protection is an agency that demonstrates these qualities and will therefore continue the work of Child Find PEI
We recognize the outstanding support from the island’s police communities and the establishment of Amber Alert on PEI was the result of our combined efforts.
The most valuable component of this organization has been their volunteers – their fundraising efforts, putting up posters for missing children, fingerprinting schools and participating in committees and boards – thank you!
On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all of the islanders for their support; It’s been a journey of “ups and downs” that has made a difference for many of our customers.
Find child PEI
Solution for blocked beach
This is a message to all islanders concerned about the spot on the landscape at Point Deroche. Walk that beach next summer, and when you get to those boulders, climb the embankment and walk the lawn or deck of that eyesore. If asked, just tell them they’ve illegally blocked your access so you can just carry on like that on the beach.
Leah Jane Hayward,
North Wiltshire, PEI
Recommended reading for vacation
I would like to thank Leonard Cusack for this excellent story of the SDU which was conveyed to me in Canberra, Australia by Henry Phillips of PEI
It was of great interest to this former student of St. Dunstan’s High School, 1956-59.
More on the ‘Anne’ decision
As an addendum to my last letter regarding the Charlottetown Festival’s decision to remove Anne of Green Gables from next season’s programming, I thought I’d put these questions to the Board for consideration.
Brazier and Bellamy both said the reason for dumping Anne was not financially motivated. Then why should they sacrifice the coveted honor and accolade of the Guinness Book of World Records? Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The marketing hook will be lost forever.
Over the years, Anne’s source of income was the basis that enabled the center to produce new works. I know that to maximize sales, Anne shouldn’t be featured more than 4 times a week. This means that new work can always be presented. Good business practices would suggest that this would protect against losses from failed productions and act as a buffer.
So why, I wonder, are they dropping Anne? Why does the tourism board agree with the decision? The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Charlottetown are silent? Could it be that votes are being stifled because the PM’s son is now engaged for next season?
The fact that my last letter was mentioned in the New York Times tells me that the local media failed to investigate. If the NYT thinks it’s a worthy story, then why aren’t the board and local media asking questions? Maybe start with past Artistic Directors, former CEOs, other ADs from Stratford etc who would kill for a Guinness rating. Keep in mind that board members, both Brazier and Bellamy, are temporary. The festival is the heritage of the province. My theory for dropping Anne is that a) Bellamy is out of his league, b) Brazier’s ego can’t handle the fact that the production of a dead man is overshadowing him. Ask Garth Drobinski, Canada’s most notable producer, or Mirvish.
Wake up, get in. I would be happy to meet you. This is a big decision, I ask you to reconsider it.