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Volunteer Income Tax Program

Volunteers are needed to help file simple income tax returns for people ....

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Home and School Survey

The PEI Home and School Federation released highlights of its 2013 paren....

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Emergency Wait Times

Islanders are now able to view estimated emergency department wait times....

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MPEI Song Camp Submissions

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Snow Pass

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North Shore Winter Survivors

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Art in the Open Proposals

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Last Call to Perform at 150-Hour Jam

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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION—8 week courses in Summerside and Ch....

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Acadian Genealogy

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PEI Cancer Services Drivers

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Understanding and Preventing Abuse of Persons with Disabilities

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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

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Grieving Support Group

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Community Changers Photo Show

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Stratford Resident Survey

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Carnations for Kids

For a donation of your choice, you will enjoy a bouquet of 6 Carnations. Al....

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Donate to United Way of PEI

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Beaconsfield Open for Tours

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Premiere Toastmasters

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Sociable Singles

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Art for Addictions

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Plein Air Fest Call for Registration

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Confed Centre Public Library Programs

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At Kensington Library

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Fierce Short

Lee D. Thompson’s Fierce Short, Diary of a Fluky Kid, explores his rel....

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Culture PEI: Board Governance Workshop

Culture PEI extends an invitation to all Arts, Culture and Heritage non-....

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Want to Write a Script?

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Summerside Toastmasters Meeeting

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2014 Visitors Guide available

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Seniors Active Living Centre

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Clothes Washer Rebate Program

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Confederation Players Auditions for 2014

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Northern Lights Quilt Guild

Northern Lights Quilt Guild meets at the O’Leary Community Complex Mar....

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Programs at Confed Art Gallery

PD Day Art Camp: Visual art in the Schurman Family Studio during Art PD ....

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Red Clay Quilt Guild

Red Clay Quilt Guild meets on the 2nd Tue of the month (March 11) at 7 p....

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Free Sobeys Nutrition Events

Taste and Learn—Pizza! class will be held on Wednesday, March 12, from....

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Entrepreneurship Forum

West Prince Ventures Ltd. is inviting Islanders interested in entreprene....

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Open Class Days at UPEI

Charlottetown,The University of Prince Edward Island is inviting high sc....

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Garden Club of PEI Meeting

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Grief and Grieving Support

March 20 the Grief and Grieving Support Group will meet at the Palliativ....

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this town is small inc. AGM

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PEI Motorcycle Show 2014

PEI Motorcycle Show 2014 takes place March 21–23 at the Eastlink Centr....

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Youth Workplace Video Contest

The Workers Compensation Board challenges Island high school students to....

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Island Wide Hike for Hospice

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Acoustic Performers Wanted

The Chowder House is looking for acoustic performers to entertain on its....

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NDP PEI District 8 Meeting

Rural and urban progressives are invited to gather to organize when NDP ....

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Submissions Open for Contact East

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Family Earth Expo

The 2014 Charlottetown Family Earth Expo will be held April 21 from 12-4 pm....

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Children’s Haiku Contest

Children up to age 15 are invited to participate in the JAL Foundation T....

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Ball Hockey Program

A seven-week, Ball Hockey Program will begin on April 2, continuing unti....

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Easter Beef Show & Sale

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Sowing Seeds

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Children's Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony

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PEI Tweet Up

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Order of PEI nominations

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Learning and Caring for Ourselves

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March Break Youth Activity

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Soul Food

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PEI Suicide Prevention Concert

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Cultural Forum: Creative Placemaking

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Love of Art, Community, & PEI

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Prize Bingo

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Stop Colon Cancer Before It Starts

Stop colon cancer before it starts. If you are between the age of 50–7....

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Free Soup and Gardening Workshop

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Prince of Wales College Reunion 2014

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Benefit for Monica Thibaudier-Ness

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March 2014
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Chris Ruprecht builds life-size transformer

Art in the Open
by Katie Smith

After hundreds of hours and thousands of his own dollars spent, a local artist has created an Optimus Prime replica that stands at an impressive 12 feet tall and actually transforms into a semi-truck, which is seven-feet long from bumper to bumper, and weighs more than 200 pounds.

Three years ago, Chris Ruprecht wanted to make

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November 2013
Many Facets
Many Facets
Profile: Laura Cole

by Jane Ledwell

In Ontario, what was one in a million here is one of a kind,” says Laura Cole of her chosen Island home, where she settled almost ten years ago first in Pinette and then in Charlottetown to pursue her passion for craft and creation.

“We came here to retire…someday,” she adds with a wry smile, in the busy studio/office where she creates glass-on-glass mosaic and works

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November 2013
Meet a Maker
Meet a Maker
Sarah (Benny) O’Brien can’t help creating

by Peggy Miles

I believe strongly that art is everywhere…everyone should be open to the beautiful things in life.”

If you’ve had the pleasure of interacting with Sarah O’Brien (perhaps at a craft fair, the farmer’s market or on Facebook) she has a way of making you feel as though you are a gleeful spectator of the ongoing street festival whirling around this peppy

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October 2013
The Very Definition

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

It seems so simple—a balloon, a tea light, a little battery. But multiply that by hundreds and put the balloons on sticks and dot them around a field and there you find the very definition of art in the open. In fact, this piece of art could not exist without the open—the air. The breeze that turns the balloons’ nodding heads into a garden, the breath that gives them form and s

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September 2013
Ideas

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

You could look at it this way: Arthole is a successful show because it’s full of the work of extraordinary and innovative people. Or, you could marvel at the wealth of creativity right here on little PEI. But what about this? What if you note that all the artists are friends of the curator, Dave Stewart? Then, you might see the whole thing as a testament to a remarkable l

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August 2013
Recreating in the Sand
Recreating in the Sand
Abe Waterman’s sculptures at Rossignol Winery in Little Sands

by Melanie Jackson

Abe Waterman isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Or his feet. Or his knees.

Some visitors to the Rossignol winery in Little Sands learn this about Abe first hand. That’s where his sculpture of a woman made entirely of sand welcomes wine connoisseurs and art appreciators alike. And it’s where Abe can be found, on occasions lik

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July 2013
Strength of Line
Strength of Line
Profile: Diane Gaudreau

by Jane Ledwell

There’s a real strength in line you don’t get with a lot of other arts,” says master woodworker Diane Gaudreau of her craft. Her strong and graceful design has led to pieces selected for the Cheoungju International Biennale in South Korea and the 2010 Cultural Olympiad—and for commissions such as the Northern Lights Award.

Diane says, “You embrace the grain, a

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June 2013
She Loves to Stitch
She Loves to Stitch
Arlene MacAusland of Twisted Knickers and her penny rugs

by Peggy Miles

I have an inner need for material.” says crafter Arlene MacAusland. She has a hankering for buying, cutting and transforming different types of fabric into something beautiful. “I love all kinds of materials…cotton, acrylic, yarn, wool.”

Arlene is the crafter behind Twisted Knickers and works from her home studio in Darnley making

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June 2013
Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation
Rilla Marshall’s 3-D textile creations inspired by the Island

by Melanie Jackson

Rilla Marshall has an unusual way of expressing her appreciation for Prince Edward Island’s changing landscapes. She does it through textiles.

Inspired by aerial photos of shifting coastlines, Rilla translates her interest in erosion and rising sea levels through loom-woven tapestries and miniature three-dimensional dioramas

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June 2013
Astonishing

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

I can’t tell you what’s at the end of Patrick Callbeck’s incredible video: it would spoil the fun. But I will tell you it will knock your socks off, if your idea of astonishing is someone who has the patience to wait for surprising things to happen. And I will tell you that this little story about a ghost hunter won Callbeck a national news photographer’s award. And I will al

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