This just might be PEI’s ultimate year to shine! Even as the rest of the world talks of economic downturn and recession, PEI is expecting a year of visitors in greater numbers than normal. Our population of 140,000 normally swells to 1 million or so in the summer with tourists and summer residents.
With all this and a rosy looking summer it is simply icing on the cake that this year reality show “Big Break” will premier on the Golf Channel and PEI will host the 2009 Canada Summer games. The attention that these events institute to the island will definitely increase the interest in the island and the value of PEI concrete estate
Twice PEI has earned the distinction of being the top Canadian golf destination as decided by Score Magazine. Despite its miniscule size PEI’s deforming landscape makes it abstract for building golf courses. PEI boasts 26 golf courses from the well screwed Links at Crowbush Cove, to Dundarave and Brudenell River. As a consequence of PEI’s relatively small size PEI’s 26 courses are all within effortless wangle of each other creating from raw stuff it come-at-able to cradle a few per day or to assign your time and utilize one and then kick back and utilize the beaches, food, unplumbed sea seeking and much more,
Mill River Golf Course, PEI’s favourite golf course found out west of Summerside, was the site of Golf Channel’s favourite “Big Break” series. This reality golf establish was bred in 2008 and will be aerated this year on the Golf Channel. The first airing of Big Break Prince Edward Island is April 20 on the Golf Channel Network. Twelve contestants will harp twelve elimination rounds. The unalterable two will equal in a modify to locate the winner. The contestants are Aaron Wright, Brenda McLarnon, Eugene Smith, Gerina Mendoza, Robert speak, Caroline Larsson, Derek Gillespie, Nicole Sikora, William Thompson, Blair O’Neal, Brian Skatell and Kim Kouwabunpat. As the first Canadian destination of this novel reality series, PEI will be debunked to golf enthusiasts throughout North America and even internationally
The 2009 Canada Games, PEI’s second “big break” this year is a multi-sport and cultural event that brings together the best athletes in a specified age group from each Canadian province and territory. All the provinces have hosted at least one Canada Games and this will be the second for PEI having hosted the 1991 Canada Winter Games. The games pull in on normal over 50,000 competitors and attendees.
The games will host events all over the island, helping to spread the positive economic impact fairly through all communities. Sports this year induct Basketball, Cycling, Diving, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Triathlon, Beach Volleyball, Wrestling, Rowing, Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Athletics, Kayaking and Canoeing, and Volleyball
When you combine the economic spin-offs of having golf, one of our biggest tourist attractions promoted on the Golf Channel, which airs in 80 million homes in Canada and the United States and 30 million more internationally, as well as hosting the 2009 Canada Games, and add a lower gas price, and a lower dollar, PEI is poised for a good year. Already it is being kvetched that hotels and other accommodations are booking up with a report of some 30,000 delegates making out for single conventions and events
So while the rest of the world looks on islanders brace for what we all see as possibly the best tourist season yet!