Seniors’ knitting contest to help fund Evangeline School playground

WELLINGTON – Sept. 21, 2023 – All people aged 60 years and up from the Evangeline and surrounding areas, including residents of Le Chez-Nous community care centre and Le Bel âge complex, are invited to prepare and submit knitted crafts of all kinds to a 2023 Co-op and Small Business Week contest.

Knitters will get a chance to win a number of nice prizes, including a $100 gift card from the crafts supply shop Michael’s (donated by the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI). At the same time, their knitted crafts will be sold through a silent auction; all revenues will help purchase equipment for the ABCD Playground at Evangeline School in Abram-Village.

Participants are asked to attach a piece of paper with their name, address and phone number to each of their submitted crafts since each one represents a separate entry in the contest. All creations must be brought to the Wellington Co-op Oct. 1-16. They will be put on public display and on sale through silent auction until Friday, Oct. 20.

The contest’s co-op and economic development partners will then make random draws for a variety of beautiful gifts, including the major prize noted, among the contest entries.

Contest partners include the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI the Wellington Co-op, the Provincial Credit Union, MacDonald Insurance & Investments (The Co-operators), the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline, RDÉE Prince Edward Island and the Wellington Rural Action Centre.


PHOTO: Last October, some of the knitting contest partners gathered at the Wellington Co-op to view the many knitted pieces that had been submitted to the 2022 contest and to draw for the many prizes offered. Pictured from left are Raymond J. Arsenault of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, Annette Richard of the Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline, Jessica Gallant of the Provincial Credit Union (Evangeline branch) and Chris O’Brien of the Wellington Co-op.



For details:
Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI