Islanders love their hockey, and their music, which gave the ECMA an idea

Paper Lions perform their song My Friend at the ECMA press conference Feb. 18, 2014. Jazlyn MacLeod photo
Paper Lions perform their song My Friend at the ECMA press conference Feb. 18, 2014. Jazlyn MacLeod photo
By Lillian Jazlyn MacLeod
Feb. 18, 2014

Jennifer Evans of Charlottetown radio station Ocean 100 said two things unite Islanders – music and hockey.
Evans and Pat Deighan encouraged Islanders and visitors to come to Prince Edward Island for the East Coast Music Awards April 2 – 6.
“It’s an opportunity for families to become a part of the ECMA week events.”
A news conference to announce nominees was held in Charlottetown Feb. 18.
Special events will be taking place up to and during the ECMAs.
Myles MacKinnon, operations manager at Ocean 100 and Hot 105.5, said he’s happy to announce the new Hot Lounge that will take place everything Thursday night at 8 p.m. leading up to the ECMAs.
Artists from the ECMAs will feature a cover song and original song with interviews and “the whole deal,” he said.
“We are so unbelievably excited to be a part of this.”
Heather Gibson, ECMA chair of the board, thanked everyone for their warm welcome.
“This is the second one on the Island and it’s always crowded and well set up.”
Kerri Wynne MacLeod of Ocean 100 is also really excited for the event. She was on the board of directors for six years for the ECMAs and said she always loved travelling to different places for it.
“It’s going to be a great week for sure.”
Jim Ferguson, senior manager of CBC, said he and CBC are happy to be a part of the ECMAs.
“I’m always excited when the event comes to our home town.”
Ferguson says it’s a big job covering the event.
“Here’s to a great East Coast music week.”

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