The Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation (WIADC) operates a complex of buildings at the Wood Islands Welcome Centre and at the Wood Island Lighthouse and Museum.
Currently, WIADC provides space for retail shops, a restaurant, a visitor information centre, and a woodworking shop. It oversees the operation of the lighthouse, a museum, an agency liquor store, and a community room with a community kitchen.
“The site provides seasonal employment for about 28 people in the community,” says Audrey Shillabeer.
Some WIADC staff titles:
- Site Administrator
- Agency Liquor Store Manager
- Agency Liquor Store Assistant Manager
- Lighthouse Manager and Supervisor
- Lighthouse Assistant Manager and Supervisor
- Student Lighthouse Tour Guide
- Maintenance Manager
- Student Maintenance Assistant
“Our innovative ways of presenting space encourages activity, builds community, and ultimately attracts business interest.
“We have 80 acres, and if a business were a good fit, the Board of Directors is receptive to exploring new construction opportunities.
“Our annual 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale brings tens of thousands of people to southeastern PEI. Accommodations are booked a year in advance of the event, restaurants are full, and money comes into the fishing villages and farms across eastern PEI. Churches and not-for-profits use the annual event to fundraise as well.”
For more information about Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation, contact Audrey Shillabeer at 902-962-3761 from May 1 to October 27. Off season, call 902-940-4784 or email [email protected]. Visit www.woodislands24.wordpress.com or search Facebook.