The Lobster Fishers of Prince Edward Island Marketing Board is the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Summerside Lobster Carnival. The board, made up of twelve elected lobster fishers from across PEI, promotes and markets Island lobster to the world. As the primary fishery in Prince Edward Island, the sustainable wild lobster fishery is valued at over four hundred million dollars. The fishery has 1280 independent fishers, and employs 8500 people.
A number of the board members will be on the front lines of the carnival, cracking open PEI lobsters, and sharing the stories of their industry and why it plays such an important role in Island culture and economy.
The City of Summerside assumed responsibility for Summerside’s primary festival in 2013. Service organizations had founded and operated the festival since 1956. However, as the service groups’ membership grew older and fewer in numbers they found it impossible to continue the presentation of the carnival. A request was made of the City to take over the planning and execution of the community event that is near and dear to the hearts of many.
The Summerside Lobster Carnival is now organized by Culture Summerside, the arts, heritage, and culture division of the municipal government with site assistance from the Departments of Municipal and Community Services.
The Government of PEI supports the Summerside Lobster Carnival through funding from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Department of Tourism through their Festival and Event Funding Program.
Based in Summerside, the Journal Pioneer is western P.E.I.’s premier news outlet. With roots in Prince County dating back to 1865, it is one of the oldest news agencies in the country. Now owned by SaltWire Network, the paper has been published daily since 1951. When the pandemic began, the paper switched to publishing once a week. It covers both local and global affairs in print and online. The Journal Pioneer is an integral part of Island community.
Callbecks Home Hardware & Home Furniture and Appliances Store is a locally family owned and operated business with over 120 years of serving community. The 20,000 square foot Home Hardware Building Centre Superstore has everything needed for that construction project. The adjacent Summerside Home Furniture Store offers the latest in home furnishing styles. Callbecks Home Hardware & Summerside Home Furniture and Appliances Store believes in the Island community.
Summerside Chrysler Dodge is a family owned and operated business since 1937. We’re committed to providing the highest level of service and product satisfaction to our customers while offering a large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. We are largely community driven and enjoy supporting local organizations and charities. We’re proud to be a sponsor for this years Summerside Lobster Festival!
Summerside Seafood Supreme Incorporated is an operating subsidiary company of Sogelco International Incorporated, Montreal QC. The plant operates with a 40,000 sq.ft. CFIA-approved factory located at Queens Wharf in downtown Summerside. The business mandate of Summerside Seafood Supreme Inc., is the production of finished food service and mass retail seafood products under the “Sogel” brand name.
The product lines include traditional processed lobster products and a range of innovative specialty seafood products. These include a range of pasteurized and chilled and frozen seafood ready-meal products, for example, Mussels in Garlic Butter, Paella and Cioppino. Also, Clams Marinière and Mussels Arrabiata and Mussels Thai Curry are produced at the plant. These seafood ready-meal products are directed to mass retail distribution in North America and beyond. In addition, a range of food service products are manufactured derived from lobster and crab by-products. These include Lobsterine and Crabterine and Lobsterine “70” and Crabterine “70” product lines. In addition, the plant manufactures lobster oil products and lobster and crab bisque under the Chef Forté brand. The Summerside plant employs >85 persons and operates on a year-round basis rotating its product lines with the seasonal supply chains and the needs of its customer base.
Red Shores Summerside Raceway is a vital partner and sponsor of the Summerside Lobster Carnival. Harness racing has long held an important place in the culture of Prince Edward Island. It currently supports seven hundred and fifty jobs, and generates sales for Island businesses of over 81.6 million dollars.
Red Shores at Summerside houses a casino and the West End Bar and Grill.
Prince Edward Island celebrates its primary industries of agriculture, fisheries, and tourism at numerous fairs and festivals held across the Island throughout the summer months. Each member event can draw on the expertise and support of the PEI Association of Exhibitions to assist in the delivery of a quality event.
ADL- Prince Edward Island has a strong farming history and is perfectly suited for dairy operations. The rich red soil, ocean breezes, and lush green pastures provide ADL producers ideal conditions for high-quality milk production. For over 65 years, ADL has processed fresh milk from PEI farms to produce premium dairy products including milk, cheese, cream, butter and ice cream.
Cavendish Farms is the 4th largest processor of frozen potato products in North America. Our plants are located in North America’s prime potato growing regions including two plants in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.
For over 40 years, Cavendish Farms has been committed to the environment and the communities where we live and work. We:
Supported more than 55 community initiatives in Prince Edward Island in 2022.
Partner with over 80 PEI farmers to deliver great tasting frozen potato products to our customers around the world.
Employ more than 800 people at our two plants in New Annan.
Opened the Cavendish Farms Research Centre to support the sustainability of PEI’s all-important potato industry in September 2020.
PEI Mutual Insurance Company has served the insurance needs (residential, farm, fishing boats, commercial) of Islanders since the late 1800s. The company head office with 28 employees is located in Summerside, and sixteen agents live throughout the Island. Service has the personal touch.
PEI Mutual Insurance Company supports many local charities. PEI Mutual has been a platinum sponsor of PEIAE for 20 years, donating over $300,000 to their events in support of the Youth Talent Competition and other entertainment programs.
StandardAero (formerly Vector Aerospace) has been part of the Summerside business community for over thirty years. The Summerside division currently employs four hundred and ninety-five Islanders in the aerospace industry.
But, StandardAero offers more than rewarding and challenging employment opportunities to Islanders. It has a strong belief in supporting local. In the words of Vice President & General Manager Jeff Poirier “StandardAero is big on community support and supports many organizations local and province wide. The Summerside Lobster Carnival is a great event in the city that we like to be part of”. Its sponsorship of the Summerside Lobster Carnival is just one of its many local initiatives in the building of the community.
Curran and Briggs Construction Company has served PEI for over one hundred years. The locally owned company takes great pride in having a number of employees who are third generation in the company. During the busy construction season the workforce can be made up of over 185 employees working from tip to tip on Prince Edward Island. Curran and Briggs green and white vehicles are immediately recognizable. The company consist of Curran and Briggs Limited, Tri-Mix Limited and Advance Rental. Curran and Briggs Limited is an integral part of the Prince Edward Island business community.
Key Murray Law is a dynamic, client-focused, locally owned law firm with a well-earned reputation for excellence. We are an Island-based team of lawyers and professional support staff who are committed to creating value for our clients through the delivery of innovative, consistent, and dependable legal services. We are the largest independent law firm on the Island. Key Murray Law forms long-term relationships with our clients.
Services we offer:
Proficient in many legal disciplines, we are equipped to advise and advocate for our clients in many matters, forums and areas, and provide services in both English and French. In addition to providing leading legal services across the Island, we are steadfast in our pledge to play a positive role in the future of the communities and organizations of Prince Edward Island. This fundamental vision is bolstered by a continual commitment to the philanthropic traditions of Key Murray Law.
With 19 Tim Hortons and 4 Wendy’s Restaurants across PEI, we look forward to serving Islanders with our best service and fresh products day in and day out. Part of a company’s success is giving back and community involvement is very important to our company. Having said that, we are very excited to sponsor the Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys Show. With their talent, it will be an amazing show! We wish the organizers and participants of the Summerside Lobster Carnival all the best with the 2022 Carnival.
Ian and Doug Simmons of Kool Breeze Farms were proud to sponsor the second place prize of $1000.00. Kool Breeze Farms is a family owned local business providing Islanders and seasonal visitors with quality products and services through their garden centre, ice cream barn, and Damama’s Kitchen Food Truck.
The year round garden centre offers a wide variety of items for indoor and outdoor gardening, and landscaping. Whether it is trees, flowers, stones or seasonal décor, Kool Breeze has it in stock. They also supply fresh vegetables in season and jumbo eggs. Starting in late August through to the end of October, visitors will find straw structures and a corn maze for family fun. Come September where people can enjoy the field of fun, the corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin picking and many other activities to keep the family entertained. There is also an open farm day and fall festival. The Christmas Store is a must visit during the holiday season.
The ice cream barn and Damama’s Kitchen are open spring through fall with a variety of tasty treats. Kool breeze farms offers group tours and provides the use of their facility to community groups and organizations for fundraising efforts and group outings.
Anderson Automotive has been providing quality automotive service and repairs since 1995. With a staff of experienced, professional Licensed Technicians, Anderson Automotive provides expert vehicle computer diagnostic services, as well as complete auto repair, ranging from engine and transmission replacement to wheel alignment and brake system services. We provide personalized customer service and use up to date tools and equipment to meet all the needs of today’s complex vehicle technologies. Meet our friendly staff, and experience what exceptional automotive service is all about!
MBS Radio is home to three Island radio stations. CFCY 95.1, the Island’s Country, plays a great mix of new and older country, which includes the legendary Saturday Night Hoedown. SPUD FM 102.1 or CJRW as many of our Summerside residents know it, is the only station based out of Summerside and is proud to contribute to the community. Q93 93.1, the Island’s Rock, is the only rock station on PEI playing a mix of classic and new age rock songs.
MBS Radio has 24 stations throughout the Maritimes and is happy to be back as a part of the Summerside Lobster Carnival.
We play the best music from the 70s, 80s, and MORE! From ABBA to ZZ Top. Our mission is to keep you informed, and play the best music from the past decades. In the east repeater @ 99.9 FM and in the west: 89.9 FM
The Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization governed by a board of directors that broadly represents the people of the Bedeque Bay Watershed and surrounds.
BBEMA works with community partners to protect the natural resources of the Bedeque Bay Watershed. Engaging community stakeholders in the environmental well-being of the watershed through programs that emphasize the conservation of biodiversity, protection of natural habitats and healthy ecosystems. Providing education and volunteer opportunities that involve community members on key issues of: soil conservation, land use planning, habitat enhancement initiatives, water quality monitoring and stream restoration.
The Bedeque Bay Watershed area is composed of six smaller sub-watersheds; Sunbury Cove, the Wilmot River, the Dunk River, the Bradshaw River, Seven Mile Bay/Salutation Cove and Schurman’s Point and represents a large and varied community base (tourism, agriculture resource sectors, fishery/aquaculture, Industrial, rural and urban communities).