Cavendish Beach Music Festival gives back

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Lotto Max presents the Cavendish Beach Music Festival was able to give the gift of music to five music programs around Prince Edward Island.

Recently, (from left) Michael MacKinnon of Red Shores, representing festival presenting sponsor, Atlantic Lottery, and Jeff Squires, president of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, presented the funds to five recipients. They were Rob Oakie, executive director, Music P.E.I., which received $3,000 for a Country Jubilee Stage; Jennifer Evans, East Coast Music Association, $5,000 (Country Stage); Karen Hatcher, executive director, College of Piping, who received $10,000 for music programs; Brian MacMillan, president, Holland College, accepting $10,000 to help with the college’s performance stage; and Cynthia Fleet, (right) superintendent English Language School Board, a $10,000 cheque for music programs. Alan Stewart, (second from right) part owner of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, was also on hand for the presentations.

Over the past five years of the festival, unclaimed 50/50 moneys were saved and allocated to help promote and support music endeavours on the Island.

Recently, festival presenting sponsor, Atlantic Lottery, and Jeff Squires, president of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, presented the funds to five recipients. They were Music P.E.I., which received $3,000 for a Country Jubilee Stage; East Coast Music Association, which got $5,000 for a country stage; College of Piping, which received $10,000 for music programs; Holland College, which received $10,000 to help with the college’s performance stage; and the English Language School Board, which accepted a $10,000 cheque for music programs.

Organizations: College of Piping, Holland College, East Coast Music Association English Language School Board

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