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 MEDIA RELEASE – July 25, 2013: Rural Redefined taking flight in Newfoundland

The Georgetown Conference: Rural Redefined is taking to the air so delegates from Newfoundland and Labrador can bring their good nature and innovative ideas to Prince Edward Island Oct. 3 to 5. “Air Georgetown” will allow 37 delegates from Newfoundland and Labrador to travel by a charter flight from St. John’s, Gander or Deer Lake to Charlottetown for $250 return. Learn more »

MEDIA RELEASE – July 19, 2013: Time to act is now – Be heard at the Georgetown conference

From the shores of the Northumberland Strait to the Bay of Fundy, the region’s foundation is shifting. There have been losses in recent years. Population decreases in some areas have served as a catalyst for school closures and reduction in health services. These changing times have impacted all traditional industries like fishing, farming, forestry and mining. Learn more »

MEDIA RELEASE – June 25, 2013: Aboriginal leader raising economic awareness

Mary Beth Doucette of Membertou will speak about the successes of Aboriginal communities during the Georgetown Conference: Rural Redefined Oct. 3 to 5. Newspapers Atlantic is sponsoring the conference which will bring 250 delegates to Georgetown, P.E.I. to discuss economic development in rural Atlantic Canada. Learn more »

MEDIA RELEASE – June 24, 2013: Ben Cowen-Dewar, co-founder of Cabot Links in Inverness, will be among the speakers addressing the Georgetown Conference in Prince Edward Island in October

On Friday evening, June 28, PEI newspaper publisher Paul MacNeill, whose passion and compassion for rural communities and their future, will be in Inverness to talk about Georgetown and Rural Redefined.  Learn more »

MEDIA RELEASE – June 13, 2013. Road to Georgetown

Bob Maher and Edward Wedler begin walking from Yarmouth NS to Georgetown PEI mid-September (over 500km) collecting and sharing stories about rural people, rural communities and rural life. It is in Georgetown, a small community located to the far east of Prince Edward Island, that people all over Atlantic Canada converge for three days in early October to “redefine rural” at the Georgetown Conference. Learn more »

MEDIA RELEASE – April 28, 2013. Antigonish Casket to host Join The Discussion

The Casket is joining the discussion on how rural can be redefined and is calling on businesses and individuals in the Strait area to do the same. As a prelude to The Georgetown Conference, the Casket is teaming with the St. Francis Xavier University Economics Department to host Join the DiscussionWednesday, May 15 at the Schwartz Auditorium from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Learn more »

MEDIA RELEASE – April 2, 2013. The Georgetown Conference – Rural Redefined

With leading speakers confirmed from across Canada, The Georgetown Conference, Rural Redefined is shaping up as a must attend event for anyone committed to ensure the viability of rural Atlantic Canadian communities. Learn more »