My, how I’ve shrunk…

Earlier this year I mentioned to Premier Wade MacLauchlan that 2015 was the 20th anniversary of the establishment of, the official website of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and a project that I helped found.

I suggested to the Premier that it was high time to recognize the contributions of Carol Mayne, the public servant without whose skills and tenacity the site never would have seen the light of day. I’m happy to report that there was a celebration of exactly that this afternoon: Carol, along with the members of the original web team and the current web team all gathered for cake and a chat. It was wonderful to see everyone and to hear the old stories about when the web was young.

Among the artifacts of the earlier digital age on display at the even was a photo of the web team taken when the project was awarded recognition during French Language Services Week sometime over a decade ago. This afternoon we gathered together in the same room to take the same photo; here’s old me vs. new me cropped out of both photos:

Old Me New Me

My how I’ve shrunk in the intervening years.

I’m smiling in both photos, though; that’s the important thing.


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Oliver Baker on November 5, 2015 - 00:04

I knew this somewhere in my mind but it's impressive to see the before and after, and even if you smiled throughout, shows you deserve congratulations. I don't doubt you're much healthier and will live longer for it.

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Nick Burka on November 30, 2015 - 14:19

Is Peter Ruk pulling a humble-brag? Look at how I started the web AND lost weight! Love it!

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Peter Rukavina on November 30, 2015 - 16:11
I believe that’s exactly what I was doing :-)

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