Jeremy MacDonald, a native of Montague who, for more than a decade, has called Summerside home, is a local sports announcer whose voice can be heard at numerous venues throughout the Island.
For the past nine seasons Jeremy has served as the voice of the Summerside Western Capitals, acting as the in-house announcer at Credit Union Place’s Eastlink Arena for the Maritime Hockey League franchise.
He has been fortunate to have been involved in many different events at Credit Union Place, including announcing at the first-ever NHL pre-season game in PEI, thanks to his loving wife who agreed to move their wedding date to allow that to happen; Jeremy emceed the closing ceremonies of the Grand Slam of Curling, hosted live on Global TV; emceed the 2009 Canada Games ceremonies at Credit Union Place; has volunteered his voice for several years to the Summerside Relay for Life; as well as three Maritime Hockey League championships with the Caps.
But that’s not all. Jeremy also lends his voice as the in-house announcer at Community Gardens in Kensington for the Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers of the Island Junior B Hockey League and served, in the past, as the in-house announcer at that same venue for the New Brunswick/PEI Major Midget franchise, the Kensington Wild.
For harness racing fans, Jeremy can be heard as the trackside host at Red Shores Charlottetown and Red Shores Summerside, and, every Saturday night throughout the Summer, acts as track announcer at the stock car races at Oyster Bed Speedway.
Prior to getting into sports and event announcing, you may have heard him on CFCY or C102 as J.D. MacDonald from 2000 to 2004.
This is all in addition to his day job in sales at Centennial Honda in Summerside and as a husband and father.
Jeremy, proud of where he comes from and never forgetting his hometown, each year returns to Montague to lend his talents to the annual Norseman Tournament, as well as events held there throughout the summer.
He is the proud father of an amazing seven-year-old son, Liam, who is following in his announcing footsteps, a loving stepfather to Bethany, 16, and a loving and supportive husband of wife, Nancy MacPhee.