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CBC 21st Annual - Turkey Drive
CBC 21st Annual Turkey Drive
CO-OP Donation
Matt Rainnie with the Montague Consolidated School Choir during a remote broadcast in Montague.

For the second year running Prince Edward Islanders donated more than 3,000 turkeys in 2007. As CBC launches the 2008 drive, we look forward to the continued generosity of Islanders.

Charlottetown's two Co-op Food Markets started off the drive in spectacular fashion on Thursday, Nov. 27 with a donations of 600 turkeys plus potatoes, turnips, stuffing, cranberry sauce and even roasting pans to help round out the feast.

Total value of the donation was $20,000, raised by Co-op members participating in 50-50 draws throughout the year.

With nine drop off locations from Souris to Tignish, there is an opportunity for all Islanders to participate in this campaign, which will bring Christmas dinner to so many Islanders. The Turkey Drive will wrap up Thursday, Dec. 18.

Radio listeners in Charlottetown, Montague and Abram Village are invited to live, remote broadcasts. These broadcasts always give the campaign a big boost.

Watch Compass this year for Donor of the Day, a special thank you for a person or group taking the time to make a donation to the Turkey Drive.

Tune in to CBC Radio, CBC Television or watch this space for updates on this year's CBC Turkey Drive.

Sentimental Christmas ornament contest
Simone Van Iderstine's mother's favorite holiday is Christmas and she always enjoys giving family members Christmas tree ornaments that have a legend or special meaning attached to them. My favorite ornament is one of a bird's nest that she has given to my husband and I. The bird's nest symbolizes a wish for a settled life and a confident future.

As we unpack Christmas ornaments in December, there is often one that comes out of the box - for the tree, the table, or maybe the window - carrying many memories.

This year, share your memories with CBC P.E.I. We'd like you to take a picture of that special ornament and e-mail it to us, along with a short description, and tell everyone what makes that decoration important to you.

We'll gather those pictures and stories here. It's an opportunity to share what makes this time of year special for you.

So start unpacking, find that special ornament, take a close-up photo and send it to us here.

Each week we'll draw names from the entries and send the lucky winners some new ornaments along with a limited-edition CBC Radio decoration.

Live Broadcasts
Karen Mair and Mitch Cormier
Karen Mair and
Mitch Cormier

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Salvation Army, 158 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown

Island Morning will broadcast live with musical guests John Connolly and Chris Corrigan.


Matt Rainnie
Matt Rainnie

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Montague Superstore

Mainstreet is live in eastern P.E.I. with entertainment from the musical duo Steve Sharratt and Roy Johnstone.

Karen Mair and Mitch Cormier
Karen Mair and
Mitch Cormier

Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ecole Evangeline in Abram Village

Island Morning celebrates Acadian life on P.E.I. with entertainment by Chuck & Albert and Angele Arsenault.


Karen Mair and Mitch Cormier
Karen Mair and
Mitch Cormier

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lobby of CBC-PEI, 430 University Ave., Charlottetown

The traditional closing broadcast from the CBC lobby with performances by the cast of Canada Rocks Christmas!



Drop off locations are:

  • Co-op, Tignish
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store, Summerside
  • Superstore, Summerside, Charlottetown and Montague
  • Summerside Police Department
  • MacPhee's IGA, Souris
  • CBC Building, Charlottetown

This year's Turkey Drive will end on Thursday, Dec. 18.

For more information call CBC Communications at (902) 629-6416.

Your donations so far:
3,732 turkeys
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