Donate blood and maybe win tickets to Rock the Boat

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TYNE VALLEY -- Canadian Blood Services and the Rock the Boat MusicFest are hoping both entities will benefit from a special partnership.

Gordie MacKeeman

Canadian Blood Services is hoping to raise the awareness about how the need for blood effects communities in P.E.I. In doing so, it will be helping the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival promote its August 2 Rock the Boat MusicFest at Green Park in Port Hill.

It can take up to 50 blood donors to help one car accident victim and eight donors per week to help someone undergoing cancer treatment.

More than ever, Canadian Blood Services needs to attract new donors and to encourage them to become lifelong donors.

There will be weekday blood donor clinics in Charlottetown throughout the month of April, as well as clinics in Miscouche April 28 – 30. Anyone who donates blood at any of those clinics during April can enter a draw to win special ticket packages to Rock The Boat.

Rock the Boat is a special outdoor concert being held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival. Featured entertainers are Great Big Sea front man, Alan Doyle, Jimmy Rankin, Meghan Blanchard, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys and festival headliner, Blue Rodeo.

Organizations: Canadian Blood Services, Great Big Sea

Geographic location: Tyne Valley, P.E.I., Green Park Port Hill Charlottetown Miscouche

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  • tax payer
    April 06, 2014 - 08:49

    How this helping sell oysters what a wast of tax dollers