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December 20, 2013

Win a trip for 2 to Cuba at PEI 2014 NYE Outdoor Celebrations

Though the air may be a little chilly on New Year’s Eve, one lucky person attending the PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Outdoor Celebrations will get to warm up with a trip to Cuba. As presenting sponsor of the outdoor celebrations Charlottetown Airport will be giving away an all-inclusive trip for two direct from Charlottetown to Cuba during the festivities on December 31. 

"We are thrilled to be adding even more excitement to the PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Outdoor Celebration,” says Charlottetown Airport Authority CEO, Doug Newson. "Charlottetown Airport is proud to be helping someone kick off their New Year with an all inclusive trip for 2 to Cayo Coco, Cuba with Sunwing.”

Event-goers can enter the contest by dropping by the Charlottetown Airport’s Fly PEI Zoneon Great George Street and filling out a ballot between 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Entrants must be at least 18 years old and there is a maximum of one ballot per entrant. The winner’s name will be drawn live on site at the Fly PEI Zone shortly after 8:00 p.m. 

Click here for contest terms and conditions. 

Islanders and visitors attending the outdoor portion of the PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Opening Celebration will experience unique and exciting festivities in a dazzling celebratory atmosphere.  The free, family-friendly event takes place in front of Province House National Historic Site, along the length of Great George Street and at the Murphy’s Community Centre in downtown Charlottetown on December 31st.  

"The PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Opening Celebration is a not-to-be-missed event,” says Minister of Tourism and Culture, Robert Henderson.  "This is a fun, family-oriented celebration that will kick-off one of the most important years in our Island’s history.


With a strong partnership between the City of Charlottetown and PEI 2014, the New Year’s Eve family celebrations will be unlike anything the Island has seen before.

" "The City of Charlottetown is very excited to be hosting the New Year’s Eve celebrations, which will also mark the start of the 2014 anniversary year,” said Mayor Clifford Lee.

"We look forward to welcoming Islanders and visitors alike to the Capital City and historic Great George Street to ring-in the New Year together and kick-off an exciting year full of special events and programs celebrating our city's historic role in the founding of our country.”

Event-goers will walk through a festive archway onto Great George Street which will be transformed into a winter wonderland.  The historic street will be completely lit with white lights and fire pots will throw glowing warmth while performances by world-class buskers thrill on-lookers and members of the Canadian Ice Sculpting Team create dazzling ice sculptures.  Province House will provide a stunning backdrop for a feel-good concert featuring East Coast favourites Rawlins Cross and PEI’s own Meaghan Blanchard that begins at 6:30 p.m.

PEI 2014 is pleased to announce that Charlottetown Airport is the presenting partner of the outdoor portion of the PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Opening Celebration, and a Confederation Level sponsor of the PEI 2014 celebrations.

"We’re thrilled to be a part of the PEI 2014 celebration year, including the New Year’s Eve Opening Celebration,” says CEO of Charlottetown Airport Authority, Doug Newson.  "2014 is going to be a tremendous year.  We’re very excited to welcome visitors from across Canada and around the world who will be joining us in PEI for the celebrations.” 

Families with young children can get an early start to the evening with the Murphy’s Community Centre opening at 5:30 p.m. where kids can have fun in the children’s playzone.  Face painting, balloon twisting, bouncy castles and performances by The Music Man, Mike Pendergast, will keep kids in a festive mood all evening.  Wagon rides around Confederation Landing will add a splash of old time charm to the evening.  And for those who have worked up an appetite, complimentary hot dogs and hot apple cider will be served at the refreshment station on the lawn of the Coles Building, across from the Murphy’s Community Centre.  Finally, to cap off the evening one of the largest fireworks displays in Atlantic Canada will light up the skies above the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront. 

All Islanders are invited to join the festivities. To ensure that the event is as accessible to as many as possible, the PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Opening Celebration outdoor event will be streamed live on

In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Confederation. PEI 2014 Inc. is facilitating the planning, promotion and implementation of the Sesquicentennial celebrations. The PEI 2014 celebrations are made possible through generous support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island. The year-long and province-wide PEI 2014 program of events will honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold tomorrow.