WELLINGTON – July 22, 2015 – Tourist attractions and activities in the Evangeline area will soon get a promotional boost that will serve them this year as well as for several years to come.
A young photographer-videographer has been hired to take pictures and to record short video-clips of each site of tourist interest in the area. He’ll also film interviews with the tourism operators and sometimes their clients. The Evangeline Tourism Association and the attractions will then get to use these photos and videos free of charge on their web sites, social media, pamphlets, posters and other promotional tools.
Eddie Arsenault of St. Timothy was hired to undertake this sizeable project over a period of seven weeks. This young man has just completed his first year of a radio communications program at the Community College of New Brunswick in Caraquet.
When he was still at Evangeline School, he did a journalism internship at La Voix acadienne through his co-op education class. Last April, he also did a two-week internship with the Radio-Canada morning show Le Réveil in Charlottetown. As well, this past June, he was one of the official photographers at the Acadian Games Finals (Jeux de l’Acadie) also in Charlottetown. In addition, last summer, Eddie worked as a tourist guide at the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church. Between 2011 and 2014, he worked as cashier at the Wellington Co-op. All of these combined experiences have helped him develop skills in journalism, photography, tourism and customer service.
RDÉE Prince Edward Island initiated this project after learning that the Evangeline Tourism Association wanted to update its collection of tourism promotional photos. The salary for the photographer-videographer is provided through Innovation PEI’s SYnC Youth Internship Program. The Baie Acadienne Development Corporation is providing office space.
The project is being held in collaboration with Evangeline Tourism Association, its members and the Commission for Acadian Tourism in Atlantic Canada.
CUTLINE: Photographer-videographer-interviewer Eddie Arsenault prepares to visit a tourist attraction in the Evangeline region.
For more information:
Raymond J. Arsenault
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
(902) 854-3439, poste 231
Évangéline Tourism Association