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Third annual Northumberland Strait Moonshiner Swim set for Saturday, Aug. 25

Bryan Cameron (Moonshiner co-founder) looks on from the 2017 safety boat, as fellow Moonshiners Logan Hayman and Charlie Schurman make their way across the Northumberland Strait.
Bryan Cameron (Moonshiner co-founder) looks on from the 2017 safety boat, as fellow Moonshiners Logan Hayman and Charlie Schurman make their way across the Northumberland Strait. - Contributed

BORDEN-CARLETON – What started as a bet has evolved to a cause for the social good of Islander’s in the annual Moonshiner Swim.

Founded in 2016 by Logan Hayman, a Summerside native who now lives in Vancouver, B.C., and his friends Charlie Schurman and Bryan Cameron, the Moonshiner Swim has been devoted to giving back to Generation XX.

Unlike other annual athletic events across the Strait, all funds raised from the Moonshiner Swim stay in Prince Edward Island.

The three friends are former members of Generation XX, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.

“Generation XX was such a huge part of my development growing up in Summerside,” said Hayman.

“It’s safe to say I would be a far less confident and focused individual had the club not been available. Whether it’s music, skateboarding or shooting pool. It [the club] offers a creative space for youth to focus their energy. At the same time empowering them with leadership roles at the director level.”

The swim’s mission is to continuously learn, grow and to have the largest spiritual, social and economic impact on the Island as possible.

A highlight of the Moonshiner Swim will be the “Swashbucklers Social”, a wrap up party to celebrate the efforts at the Summerside Legion on the evening after the swim. The social runs from 7 p.m. ‘til late.’

Entertainment that evening includes several P.E.I. artists like Jordan Cameron, ECMA and PEI Music awards nominee, and the Wheelhouse Band.

For more information on the swim, fundraising options and apparel visit www.moonshinerswim.com.

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