Acadian church organist named 42nd lieutenant-governor of P.E.I.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:39PM ADT
CHARLOTTETOWN -- An Acadian church organist will become Prince Edward Island's next lieutenant-governor.
Antoinette Perry, a music and French teacher at Tignish Elementary School for more than three decades, was appointed to the role by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday.
He says the proud Acadian and long-time active member of the Tignish community will work hard to promote the island in the vice-regal job.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan says Perry will serve the province with "grace and vigour" as the 42nd lieutenant-governor.
He says she's volunteered many hours in support of the Island's cultural, Acadian and education communities.
Outgoing Lt.-Gov. H. Frank Lewis congratulated Perry, noting there is "no greater calling" than representing the Queen as provincial head of state.