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United Way Campaign

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Volunteer Income Tax Program

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Home and School Survey

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Emergency 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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Community Changers Photo Show

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Stratford Resident Survey

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Carnations for Kids

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Donate to United Way of PEI

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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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Culture PEI: Board Governance Workshop

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Confederation Players Auditions for 2014

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Northern Lights Quilt Guild

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Programs at Confed Art Gallery

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Red Clay Quilt Guild

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Grief and Grieving Support

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PEI Motorcycle Show 2014

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Youth Workplace Video Contest

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Island Wide Hike for Hospice

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Acoustic Performers Wanted

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NDP PEI District 8 Meeting

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Submissions Open for Contact East

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Family Earth Expo

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Children’s Haiku Contest

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PEI 2014 Celebration Zone Info Session

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Ball Hockey Program

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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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Stop Colon Cancer Before It Starts

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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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November 2006
Saulnier Plays Nielsen
Award-winner Morgan Saulnier to play Danish composer's flute concerto

by Anne Bergstrom

When Carl Nielsen was a young boy, he discovered that different lengths and thicknesses of firewood made different sounds when struck together. Out at the woodpile he began banging out tunes. From this humble beginning came Denmark's best-known composer.

Carl went

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October 2006
A Russian Theme
A Russian Theme
Pianist Peter Allen is guest soloist in PEISO opening concert

by Anne Bergstrom

The opening concert of the PEI Symphony Orchestra season features a Russian theme. Pianist Peter Allen, who last appeared with the Symphony in the spring of 2000, loves the Russian repertoire, and has decided to play Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. He finds t

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October 2006
Seeking Stability
PEI cultural groups in the Island Arts and Heritage Stabilization Program

by Anne Bergstrom

The Island Arts and Heritage Stabilization Program (IAHSP) is partway through its mandate to strengthen arts and heritage organizations on PEI. It is an initiative of the Community Foundation of PEI. The majority of its funding is from the private sector, led

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March 2006
Classical Masterworks

Pianist William Aide performs Mozart’s last piano concerto

by Anne Bergstrom

Do you know where the Porcupine is? I don’t mean the critter with the sharp quills. It’s a geographical place in Canada. Half-way between Toronto and James Bay, where gold mines used to thrive, it is the big town of Timmins and the smaller towns around it. Pianist William Aid

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February 2006
Fiesta Espagñola

Orchestra presents works of composers inspired by Spain

by Anne Bergstrom

Music to bring colour to our winter will be presented by the PEI Symphony at its next concert, Fiesta Espagñola, February 12th at 2:30 pm at the Confederation Centre. It will include music by Spanish composers, along with music by French and Broadway composers inspired by Spain.

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November 2005
Singing and Playing

Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra and Chorus presents concert

by Anne Bergstrom

The Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra & Choir, under the baton of Gerry Rutten, will be presenting a concert at Tryon United Church on November 19 at 7:30 pm. They will feature a varied program, with soloists Jacqueline Sorensen, piano, Sylvia Mutch, voice, and others.

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October 2005
PEI Symphony Concert

Season opener features concerto by composer Jim O’Leary

by Anne Bergstrom

Composer Jim O’Leary studied percussion at UPEI, and became interested in orchestral music when playing in the PEI Symphony Orchestra. He had written his first piece while still in high school in Newfoundland. He liked the trombone and wrote something for Dale Sorensen to try. D

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September 2005
Clear Highland Air
Chris Norman Ensemble

Review by Anne Bergstrom

Chris Norman brought his ensemble to the Indian River Festival on a rare cool night inside St Mary’s Church, but they soon turned up the heat with their lively playing. The concert was called The Caledonian Flute, as its theme was music of Scotland. Norman is one of the best Celtic flute players anywhere, a

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November 2004
A Flourishing Start
Fall Fanfares
PEI Symphony Orchestra

Review by Anne Bergstrom

Fall Fanfares, The PEI Symphony’s first concert of the season, began with a brass fanfare by 16th century Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli. Two groups of brass players faced each other on opposite sides of the hall, playing antiphonally, answering and echoing each other. Conductor James M

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June 2004
Much Mozart
PEI Symphony

by Anne Bergstrom

The final concert of the season for the PEI Symphony, on Sunday March 28 at 2:30 pm, will feature four of the Symphony’s principal wind players in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat. A sinfonia concertante is a piece for more than one solo instrument with orchestra; for example, Mozart also wrote one for violin and vio

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March 2004
All Bach

J. S. Bach by the Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir

by Anne Bergstrom

The Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Gerry Rutten, will be joined by the choir of the Kirk of Saint James, directed by Frank Nicholson, for a concert featuring solely works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s musical output was s

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February 2004
Singing Satire

Nancy White is the guest performer with the PEI Symphony Orchestra

by Anne Bergstrom

Nancy White first made a national name for herself writing and singing zany songs for CBC Radio’s program Sunday Morning, from the late seventies to the early nineties. As a journalist she had followed the news, but she found she preferred poking fun at current events t

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