Melanie & Jackson • Wedding in New Glasgow

West meets East at this picturesque wedding in New Glasgow

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As some of you might know, our (grown up) baby girl, Melanie, married her soulmate, Jackson, last weekend. It was a wonderful week of wedding preparations and getting to know our new family for this special wedding in New Glasgow.

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Melanie moved out to Alberta in October 2015 to pursue her nursing career. She was fortunate to meet members of the Leussink family and was then introduced to Jackson. They knew it was meant to be from the beginning. At the reception, Melanie admitted:

“I had my wedding party picked out after two months of dating!”

Although Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate with our plans of an outdoor wedding, that didn’t dampen any spirits.

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“Looks like it’s going to be a cloudy day today, I think God should have a better view at the church, so we will see you all there at 2pm!”

The wedding ceremony took place at New Glasgow Christian Church, our family church we grew up with. It was a beautiful service with Barry Clark and Tim Edwards giving their words of love and encouragement. Jason and Katie shared an emotional song. And a new tradition of joining families with the Albertan and Islander dirt.

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And of course, the Mustang burn out and send off of Mr. & Mrs. Leussink!

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The wedding party headed over to Cymbria Lions Club in South Rustico for some pictures before the reception started at 6pm. The rain held off, so we were able to capture our pictures outside!

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Cymbria volunteers were amazing and the roast beef and turkey dinners were great! As dessert came out, the touching speeches began from parents of the bride and groom, best man, maid of honour and brother of the bride. The reception would not have been as fun as it was without the great emcee skills of Martin Dutton!

For those of you that know Janet, you know that she is very talented in writing poems for special events. She did not disappoint for her baby girl’s wedding day. Read her poem below for their love story. 🙂

Janet Poem

Next up, Melanie & Jackson share their first dance as newly weds! The night continues on the dance floor.

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Thanks to everyone who made this wedding in New Glasgow possible! We had such a memorable and great week. Special thanks to Courtney and Tori for helping out with photographing this day!

We’ll be adding more pictures as we make our way through all of them! I’m sure some of them will end up in our Wedding Gallery of best memories! What were your favourite memories?

Adventures of a Comic Book Artist

Gulf Shore Drama Club Presents the Adventures of a Comic Book Artist

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Sandpiper Studios videotaped an amazing Musical at Gulf Shore Consolidated School in Rustico, PEI last night called ” Adventures of a Comic Book Artist”. (Book and Lyrics by Pat Lydersen and Music by Wendy Woolf.)

The 35 members of the Drama Club, have been practicing for the last 6 months and it shows! The inner actor in all of the kids were pulled out by Directors Kirsten MacLaine and Marti Hopson.

We consistently heard “I wasn’t aware that my students were this gifted!” or “I didn’t know he/she could do that in front of their peers.”

Everyone loves comic book superheroes!  The audience loved this action-packed spoof of the comic book genre complete with funny singing superheroes and dancing villains. 

The Story

Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz (Roy Murnaghan) wants nothing more than to become a comic book artist. He dreams to create heroes and villains for the comic books he loves so much.  As the janitor at Wonder Comics, he anxiously awaits the day that his boss, D.C.  Wunderman (Davis Nicholson), will see his drawings and as a result give him the chance for his superheroes to come alive on the printed page.  Stanley’s heroes come alive, all right — but not on the printed page! 

In an effort to save his dying company, Wunderman had ordered a set of magical pens that can bring to life any character drawn.  Plans go wrong and his staff of artists create the dreaded super-villain Doctor Shock Clock (Joe Moak) by mistake. It is up to Stanley to save the day with his own superheroes — Star Guy (Noah Maynard), Triple Time (Jack Quigley), Blossom (Grace Lord) and Wombat Woman (Laura MacDougall)!  Stanley’s heroes battle Shock Clock and his henchmen, the Minutos ( Sam Langdale, Addison Langley, and Jace MacPherson). In the end, they are saved by the greatest superhero of them all — Eraser Man (aka Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz)!

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If you missed the Adventures of a Comic Book Artist or wanted a copy of this great show, please contact us by email .