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Workplace Video Contest

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United Way Campaign

In September, the United Way of PEI kicked-off their 51st annual fundrai....

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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

Music PEI is now accepting submissions for the Song Camp Collaboration W....

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Snow Pass

The Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass program is available all across Canada and is....

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Licences for drivers from Taiwan

Drivers from Taiwan can now get their licence on PEI without taking the ....

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North Shore Winter Survivors

On January 12, the North Shore Community will host a meet and greet gath....

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Art in the Open Proposals

This town is small is seeking proposals for this summer’s Art in the O....

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Last Call to Perform at 150-Hour Jam

Baba’s Lounge will host 150 hours of continuous music and service (24 ....

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Report Bat and Fox Sightings

After last winter’s discovery of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) in Island b....

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BUZZIFIEDS—March

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

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Name a Confed Centre Seat

Confederation Centre is offering members of the public the opportunity t....

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Soundtrack for your Project

Claudie Mackula, an independent music composer, is interested in collabo....

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Acadian Genealogy

Genealogist Jean Bernard will be at the Acadian Museum, Miscouche, Sunda....

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PEI Cancer Services Drivers

The PEI Cancer Services Volunteer Driving Project uses 83 drivers from a....

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Be a CNIB Vision Mate

CNIB is seeking Vision Mate volunteers to provide sighted assistance to ....

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Understanding and Preventing Abuse of Persons with Disabilities

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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on Wed, March 19 and April 16, at 7 pm in....

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Grieving Support Group

Grief and Grieving Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month (....

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Community Changers Photo Show

A Photovoice exhibition exploring the reality of living in poverty in PE....

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Stratford Resident Survey

The Town of Stratford had launched its 3rd annual resident survey. The T....

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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

United Way of PEI has announced a projected $20,000 shortfall in donatio....

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Beaconsfield Open for Tours

Built in 1877, Beaconsfield was considered one of Charlottetown’s fine....

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Premiere Toastmasters

Premiere Toastmasters is a non-profit organization that helps people to ....

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Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit social group with members in the 40....

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Art for Addictions

Art for Addictions will be displayed April 5 at Confederation Centre of ....

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Plein Air Fest Call for Registration

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Confed Centre Public Library Programs

Friends of the Library spring book sale will be held March 14–16. Full....

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At Kensington Library

Kensington Heritage Library will host a Meet the Author Event March 12, ....

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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

What if every child fulfills his or her potential? Imagine what that cou....

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Donate to PEI Humane Society

The PEI Humane Society that it’s fundraising has fallen short of its g....

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Want to Write a Script?

Ever wanted to write a script? Now’s your chance. King’s Playhouse i....

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2014 Visitors Guide available

PEI’s 2014 Visitors Guide is now available. To assist you in planning ....

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Seniors Active Living Centre

Events at Seniors Active Living Centre, CARI Complex, UPEI, Charlottetow....

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Clothes Washer Rebate Program

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Confederation Players Auditions for 2014

Confederation Players Program is expanding to its greatest troupe size s....

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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

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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

Hospice PEI’s Island Wide Hike for Hospice takes place May 4 in Summer....

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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

Reminder to all artists! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcas....

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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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PEI 2014 Celebration Zone Info Session

The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will be operating daily at Confederation Land....

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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

PEI’s Annual Easter Beef Show & Sale takes place March 27–28 at ....

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Sowing Seeds

Are you a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 educator interested in Environmen....

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Children's Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony

Plant a tree in memory of a child. International Children's Memorial Pla....

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PEI Tweet Up

Eastern College staff and students will host a PEI Tweet Up March 28. An....

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Order of PEI nominations

Nominations for the Order of Prince Edward Island are being received by ....

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Learning and Caring for Ourselves

The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat invites you to attend a conference for pe....

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March Break Youth Activity

A March Break Youth Activity Drop-in Program will be held in the morning....

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Soul Food

Soul Food is held in Studio 2 of the Confederation Centre the last Sunda....

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PEI Suicide Prevention Concert

Variety concert fundraiser in aid of Suicide Prevention will be held Mar....

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Cultural Forum: Creative Placemaking

On March 31 Culture PEI will present its 2014 Cultural Forum with the th....

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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

Are you concerned about eating healthier? Are you concerned about the hi....

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Prince of Wales College Reunion 2014

On July 26 there will be a Prince of Wales (PWC) reunion at the newly na....

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Benefit for Monica Thibaudier-Ness

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October 2013
Golden Treasures
Golden Treasures
Foraging hazelnuts with Sylvain Cormier

The Forager
by Allison Cooke

As foraging season closes, and harvest season is upon us, we now begin to clear out our gardens and get ready for cooler temperatures. We should also pay close attention to the delicious and healthy forgeable nuts that could be falling from the trees in our own backyards during the

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September 2013
Golden Treasures
Golden Treasures
Foraging chanterelle mushrooms with Sylvain Cormier

The Forager
by Allison Cooke

On Prince Edward Island, one of the best-kept secrets is where to find the golden treasure of the wild, the chanterelle mushroom. These are considered a delicacy, and when purchased at the grocery store can be quite pricey. Therefore, when you do find a good, wild patch

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August 2013
Wild Flavours
Wild Flavours
Clam digging with forager Sylvain Cormier

The Forager
by Allison Cooke

One of the most popular traditions on Prince Edward Island, for locals and visitors alike, is clam digging. Heading onto the red sands, especially if it is in the evening or early morning, is a beautiful time on PEI to forage your own dinner.

You will want to head out during low

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July 2013
Flirting with Wild Flavours
Flirting with Wild Flavours
Foraging berries and daylilies with Sylvain Cormier

The Forager
by Allison Cooke

This summer, when you are looking for something different to sweeten up your dinner table, look no further than your own backyard. Both service berries and day lilies are edible sweets growing in the wild, as well as on yards all over PEI.

Service berries (or Saskatoon

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June 2013
Stalking the Wild Cattail
Stalking the Wild Cattail
Forager Sylvain Cormier shares his knowledge

The Forager
by Allison Cooke

Cattails are one of the most amazing survival foods, no matter what the season, and have been referred to as the supermarket of the wild because every part of them is edible. They are easy to identify, easy to harvest, they are rich in starches and carbs and they are delicious.

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Out Like A Lion—A Musical Celebration

UPEI Music Society presentation Mar 29
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Monday Night Classic Country Jam

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Marker Drawing Series

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Grand Slam of Curling

Apr 15 to 21
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Rubber Boot Revue

Apr 11
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Some of What's New

Baby Sleepers Donated to QEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) does not have a budget for purchasing sleepers, but thanks to don ...

Film Goes Viral on nfb.ca

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French National Concours

In May, youth from across Canada will travel to PEI to compete for thousands of dollars in universit ...

Tales, Dreams & Squared Circles

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March is Music Therapy Month

The month of March is Music Therapy month. Throughout this month Music Therapists are promoting musi ...