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Awareness Campaign: September 2013 Archives

Concussion Seminar Features Ken Dryden

Posted by Bill van Asperen

KenDrydenEvent.jpgPreventing concussions in sport is an challenge the hockey world has been grappling with for years. Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden will be in Charlottetown, leading a symposium featuring athletes, coaches and physicians in a few weeks.

To learn more about the symposium Island Morning spoke with Rob Newson, executive director of Hockey PEI, Anne Robertson, executive director of Chances Family Centre, and Brian Chambers with Sport PEI.

The symposium is Wednesday, October 16th beginning at 6:30 at the Rodd Royalty in Charlottetown. It's a free event.

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Breakfast Program Challenges - Windsor Wight

Posted by Bill van Asperen

EastWiltshireSchool.jpgSome PEI schools offer breakfast programs, but it's been getting harder to find the funds to keep these programs going... so they're getting creative. Windsor Wight, the Principal at East Wiltshire School tells us about the breakfast program at his school, and what it takes to put food on the table five days a week.

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Georgetown Walkers - 500 kilometers on foot?

Posted by Bill van Asperen

IslandMorning2013.jpgHow far would you go for a good cause? How about 500 kilometres... on foot? Bob Maher and Edward Wedler are walking from Yarmouth to Georgetown to get people thinking about how to save rural communities.

Bob Maher, his wife Heather Stewart, and his friend Edward Wedler are about two and a half weeks into the journey.  Bob and Edward join us on the phone from New Brunswick.

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