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2015-04-22 - Many Volunteers Still Needed for the 2015 Acadian Games

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Charlottetown, April 22, 2015 – With just over 60 days before the 2015 Jeux de l'Acadie (Acadian Games) get underway, many volunteers are still needed to ensure the success of this sporting and cultural event, says Émile Gallant, President of the organizing committee.

"This year, the Games will bring together over a thousand youth aged 11-16 years from the four Atlantic Provinces and the Magdalen Islands, competing in ten disciplines," explained Mr. Gallant. "We need approximately 800 volunteers who speak English, French or both languages to ensure that activities run smoothly."

There is a strong need for volunteers in various sectors such as security, first aid, welcoming of delegations, food service, etc. All activities will be taking place at various locations in Charlottetown, including the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College, Charlottetown Rural and Colonel Gray high schools, and the East and West Royalty soccer fields.

Those interested in volunteering for the 2015 Acadian Games can do so individually or as a group, as is the case with the employees of the Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.

"The Jeux de l'Acadie is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts – youth development," affirmed Donald DesRoches, President of the college. "I encourage other Island employers to demonstrate their commitment to our youth by volunteering as a group."

To register as a volunteer for the Games or for more information, go to 2015.jeuxdelacadie.org. The coordinator may be reached at 902-368-1895, ext. 203.


Media contacts:

Dominique Chouinard                                                             
Communications and Media Relations                               
2015 Acadian Games                                                                    

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown


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