Summerside Information Session (Location: Charlottetown)
Name: Summerside Information Session (Location: Charlottetown)
Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AST
This workshop will provide participants with information and a virtual tour of Summerside and surrounding areas. Bill Martin, mayor of the City of Summerside, will discuss the many opportunities that exist currently, and project the city into the future.
Topics covered include:
Summerside is vast with opportunity. The city combines both the attractions and liveliness of a major center, without the challenges of a large urban city. The community provides its residents and visitors quaint shopping districts, live theatre, beautiful beaches, as well as a variety of restaurants, a diversified business community, and investment and employment potential.
Summerside residents enjoy natural scenery, a low cost of living, high quality public services, varied recreational activities, and unique business and investment opportunities. Summerside is recognized by investors and residents as "the city to watch" for growth and development opportunities, offering a quality of life that is second to none. There are many reasons you will love living and working in Summerside.
Summerside welcomes immigrants from around the world with their skills, language, culture, and religion, adding to the diversity of this growing city. Our team of dedicated professionals provides community-based services to guide you through the immigration process to ensure you are able to integrate and participate fully and completely in Summerside.
Life in this growing community provides an enviable living standard, without sacrificing amenities. Inclusiveness, security, and safety are core values of life in Summerside.
Slemon Park will join the discussions as well. Slemon Park provides high quality commercial space for sale or lease, and land for greenfield development. It is a great place to work, live and learn.
Bill Martin, Mayor, City of Summerside: Bill Martin was first elected Mayor of the City of Summerside on November 3, 2014, and was officially sworn in on November 17, 2014.
Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Mayor Martin has an extensive background in retailing, training, and entrepreneurship.
He co-owns Water Street Bakery & Deli in Summerside with his wife Josette and spent 5 years as CEO of the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Educational Development (CEEDPEI).
Shawn McCarvill, President of Slemon Park Corporation
Shawn is a native of Kinkora, and graduated from UPEI in 1980. He became a Chartered Accountant in 1983 while working in Ottawa, and moved back to PEI in 1985. Since then, he has worked in senior management roles with a number of organizations in PEI.
Shawn worked with Slenon Park Corporation from 1991 to 1995 as its first Chief Financial Officer, and rejoined Slemon Park Corporation in 2008 as its President.
He coached high school basketball for a number of years. He is currently on the Board of the Prince County Hospital Foundation, and is a member of the Kensington Knights of Columbus and the Summerside Toastmasters Club.