DEBLOIS -- An external defibrillator machine was recently installed at the Centre acadien de Prince-Ouest (West Prince Acadian Center) in Deblois. The machine was made possible through donations to le Conseil Rév. S. –É.- Perrey Inc. from the seniors dance committee that utilizes the center on a regular basis.
Dance committee provides defibrillator
Monique Arsenault, left, director of Le Conseil Rév.S.-É.-Perrey Inc., and Wanda Clark volunteer member of the seniors dance 45+ committee, display the defibrillator which has been centrally installed in the Centre acadien de Prince-Ouest (West Prince Acadian Center). The machine was made possible through a donation from the dance committee.
“We are assured that it is a good idea to have a defibrillator installed in the center,” said Yvonne Deagle, president of the Council. “You never know what can happen to an employee or member of the community.”
The Conseil holds community-based functions and rents the facility for such activities as weddings and birthday parties.
After exhausting other funding sources, Deagle said her organization approached the dance committee which immediately agreed to a $500 contribution as well as the proceeds of 50-50s from its recent dances. The final total has not yet been confirmed.
"Although we hope to never have to use the machine on someone in the future,” Deagle assessed, “at least we are assured that it is available when needed. Sometimes we have crowds of over 200 people for functions or activities. We are very pleased with our purchase and installation.”
Besides its community component, the center also houses the West Prince F
rench school, École Pierre-Chiasson, the preschool center, l’arc -en-ciel, and the Acadian College of P.E.I., le collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.