iPad 2 and other prizes presented to Acadian newsletter subscribers

WELLINGTON – Aug. 8, 2013 – Sylvie Toupin from Mont-Carmel is extremely pleased to have won a $400 iPad 2 tablet while Melanie Gallant from St. Timothy is very glad to have won a briefcase/computer bag valued at $75.

These two ladies won these prizes in a contest for those who subscribed free of charge to the newly revamped and reconfigured version of Île branchée, the Acadian and francophone community’s information portal and e-newsletter. To participate, readers simply had to reconfirm their subscription between June 25 and July 31. By referring other people to the newsletter, readers got a second chance to win.

Through this same contest, Chena Bernard of Souris won a series of three figurines from Cavendish Figurines. Donald DesRoches from Brookfield, Brian Gallant from Urbainville, Ghislaine Cormier from Charlottetown, Ronald Arsenault from Cape Egmont and Chantal Basque from Charlottetown all won metallic water bottles.

RDÉE Prince Edward Island, the provincial francophone economic development council, is the owner of the www.ilebranchee.ca portal. It organized this contest to update its subscriber list and to encourage new people to benefit from the portal.

So far, several hundred people have re-subscribed to the revamped portal and e-newsletter. However, quite a few people still haven’t reconfirmed their subscription. The RDÉE encourages all Islanders who can read in French to subscribe free of charge to remain up to date on all upcoming activities within the community.

When registering, one can choose the type of news that will be received; one can also indicate if the newsletter should be delivered daily or weekly. Organizations can also register to publish news.

“Several people who have visited www.ilebranchee.ca over the past month have given us very positive feedback and have said they are quite impressed with the new version of the portal, both for its technical and visual quality,” says Francis Thériault, the RDÉE officer in charge of the portal’s revamping. “We are extremely proud of our redesigned portal and hope that the entire Acadian, francophone and Francophile community will be able to use it to freely share its activities and job offers.”


CUTLINE: Raymond J. Arsenault, RDÉE PEI’s communications officer, presents an iPad 2 tablet, the first prize in a subscription contest for the newly revamped www.ilebranchee.ca portal and e-newsletter, to Sylvie Toupin of Mont-Carmel.

For more information:

Raymond J. Arsenault
Communications officer
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
(902) 854-3439, Ext. 231