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Submitted by Kathy Clow: My father, Paul McKinnon, was honoured at the Prince County Horseman’s Club Annual Banquet recently and was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award. Of course, he did not know, and even though Mum had put out a suit for him to wear, he said, he was not wearing it as he did not need to put airs on for the Summerside Crowd. Dad always loved driving and racing in Summerside, and during his years as Director of the USTA, he helped a lot of horse people and made many lifetime friends.  CONGRATULATIONS DAD for being acknowledged for the work you did in the betterment of the Sport of Kings!

We along with many Island Horsemen and women are very pleased of this recognition for Dad. He worked extremely hard to improve the harness racing industry on Prince Edward Island.

Editor’s note: On behalf of the community, we also congratulate Paul on this wonderful achievement.

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Rachel O’Connor, Breanne Burgoyne, Kristie Rogers, Lauren Lenentine, Coach Pat Quilty

Clyde River’s Breanne Burgoyne will be representing PEI’s Junior Women’s Curling on Team Lenentine at the 2017 National Junior Curling Championships in Victoria, B.C., January 21-29. Her teammates include Rachel O’Connor (Charlottetown), Kristie Rogers (New Haven) and Lauren Lenentine (New Dominion). Breanne, Lauren and Rachel have curled together for nine years. This year, they welcomed Kristie Rogers to their team. Coach Pat Quilty has been with them from the beginning and has spend countless hours preparing them for this achievement.

Breanne says, “Putting my excitement and appreciation into words is impossible! My team and I are so honoured to represent the Island in B.C. This honestly is a dream come true; however, this is only the beginning.”

In April 2016, they ended their season by winning the Atlantic Under 18 Championship in Halifax. As they entered this curling season, their goal was to represent PEI at the 2017 National Under 21 Championships in Victoria. They worked hard, on an off the ice, through the Summer and into the Fall. They travelled off island on numerous occasions this past Fall to compete with some of Atlantic Canada’s strongest competitors, including against the Nova Scotia team that won the world championship in 2016. They were determined to meet their goal and were focused on one outcome at the provincial play downs held in Montague over the Christmas holidays. Their dedication paid off.

There will be a Meet & Greet Fundraiser for the team at the Cornwall Civic Centre, 29 Cornwall Road on Saturday, January 14th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (storm date – January 15th). Chili and snacks to be served. Donations to cover expenses will be graciously accepted, and a Gift Basket will be drawn for on January 17th. For any additional information, please contact Jennifer Lenentine at jenlenentine@hotmail.com or call (902) 393-2625. Make sure to follow @TeamLenentine on Twitter.

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