SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — A prominent Island businessman was awarded Summerside’s 2019 George Key Sr. Citizen of the Year Award. D. Alex MacDonald, 92, received his award as part of the Canada Day celebrations at Spinnaker’s Landing.
Mayor Basil Stewart praised the choice.
“The committee has made an excellent choice with D. Alex MacDonald. He has made a tremendous contribution to Summerside over many years through business, creating many jobs; serving as a councillor, through the sports of curling, and with the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club.
Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart, left, Summerside Citizen of the Year D. Alex MacDonald, Summerside Canada Day Award recipient C. Ross MacKenzie and Summerside Councillor Brian McFeeley celebrate deserving Summersiders July 1. – Desiree Anstey
MacDonald has a long and storied history of contributing to the Summerside community, especially through sports of all kinds and with his work with Islanders struggling to make ends meet.