Maritime Fun

16 June 2015

Charlottetown, PE -

Maritime Fun Group Shines with SunSense 

Don’t get burned!


As the school buses roll into Shining Waters Fun Park in Cavendish for end-of-year celebrations, students will be learning a lesson on how to be safe in the sun.  The Canadian Cancer Society and Shining Waters staff will be promoting “SunSense”, distributing sunscreen and teaching kids about the importance of protecting their skin.  

Matthew Jelley, President and General Manager of Maritime Fun Group, knows the importance of sun safety.  “Safety in our parks and the safety of our guests is our number one priority,” says Jelley. “Sun safety starts with education and awareness. Through this partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, we will be encouraging families to act responsibly when participating in outdoor summer activities.” 

The Canadian Cancer Society says the more sunburns you have in childhood, the greater the risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, later in life.   Protecting children from the sun and teaching them sun safety measures may greatly reduce their risk of developing skin cancer in the future. 

Protecting ourselves from the sun is as easy as covering-up with loose fitting clothes, including wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses,  applying sunscreen on all exposed skin 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapplying it throughout the day.

On August 29th and 30th, Shining Waters Fun Park will host “Maritime Fun for the Cure Days”.  During Maritime Fun for the Cure Days Shining Waters is extending a $20 discount on family admission plus an additional $20 from each family admission to the park in Cavendish will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division. Throughout the summer Shining Waters will also be giving the proceeds from towel rentals to the Society.

“We are thrilled by the support we’re receiving from Maritime Fun Group,” says Jane Farquharson, Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, executive director. “We all enjoy being outdoors and enjoying all summer has to offer on P.E.I.  It’s possible to do that and still play it safe.”

 “Maritime Fun Group is proud to partner with the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight against cancer by bringing more awareness to Islanders about the importance of sun safety,” says Jelley.

Through its various programs, the Canadian Cancer Society was able to support more than 2000 people on P.E.I. last year.   In addition, many Islanders found information about cancer and cancer prevention on the Society’s website,

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. Make your gift today at cancer.ca.


For more information contact:
Margaret Wilton
Annual Giving Coordinator
Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division
902 566-1713 ext. 2223