Six events for co-operators and community during Co-op and Small Business Week

WELLINGTON – Sept. 25, 2018 – Six events are being planned by and for Evangeline area co-operators and co-operatives Oct. 14-20 on the occasion of 2018 Co-op and Small Business Week. Some of these events are held annually while others are brand-new.

The biggest event is without a doubt the « Co-operators’ Forum » being held this year at the Centre Goéland in Cape Egmont Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Two representatives of each of the area’s co-ops are invited to attend to share their recent successes, challenges and future plans. Towards the end of this free, informal supper, which is sponsored by the Evangeline-Central Credit Union, the Co-op Order of Merit will be presented to a deserving person. (Attendance by invitation only.)


The Chez-nous Co-operative in Wellington will celebrate Co-op Week as well as its 25th anniversary with three events. The first will be a mass for seniors celebrated by Father Eddie Cormier Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, a co-op bingo will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. All seniors from the community are invited to attend. A great variety of prizes, mostly donated by local co-ops, will be won. A light lunch will be served. As an admission fee, attendees are invited to contribute non-perishable food items that will later be given to families in need.

Then on Friday, Oct. 19, the Chez-nous will host its first ever dance for residents of the home and other local seniors from 7-9 p.m. Great appropriate dance music will be played.


Credit Union Day will be celebrated at all three branches of the Evangeline-Central Credit Union (in Wellington, Tyne Valley and O’Leary) Thursday, Oct. 18. There will be draws, prizes and snacks. People are also invited to come to the credit union branches that day to drop off their non-perishable items for the food drive being organized for local food banks.

The Wellington Co-op will host its « Fun Day » Friday, Oct. 19. Customers will get a chance to participate in fun contests and win a nice variety of prizes. The Co-op will also be accepting food donations for the local food banks.


CUTLINE: Seen at the 2017 Co-operators’ Forum are MC Giselle Bernard at the microphone. Seated are Simone Gallant, left, and Lisa Arsenault, representatives of the Wellington Co-op.
For more information:
Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
902-854-3439, Ext. 231