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Island Rock Summer Camps

A rock camp will take place in Charlottetown this summer for musicians a....

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Recycled Book Exhibition

Colonel Gray students have spent several weeks of the new semester takin....

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Sharing a Love of Nature

Sharing a Love of Nature is back at Macphail Woods. Children can join in....

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PEIMHF Sites Open

All seven PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation sites are open beginning in....

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go!PEIpPrograms

The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is a partner o....

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Water Safety Day Camps

Water Safety Day camps are held for children 5–13 yrs Island-wide. Thi....

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Summer Dance Camps

Dancers from 3-18 years are welcome to attend summer dance camps in down....

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at Macphail Woods

May 31, June 15, 21, 23–27

It's an active time at the Macphail Woods ....

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Crapaud Hall Wants Performers

Organizers at Crapaud Community Hall are seeking musical groups interest....

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Summer Art Camps

Confederation Centre of the Arts offers visual and performing art camps.....

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Longest Line of Coins

The Heart and Stroke Foundation in Prince Edward Island (HSF|PEI) is att....

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Liveable Islands Conference at UPEI

The Master of Arts in Island Studies program at UPEI has announced an op....

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Call for Cuisine Art

The PEI Farm Centre is calling for entries into an exhibition entitled C....

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Acoustic Performers Needed

The Chowder House in Point Prim is looking for acoustic performers to en....

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Island Gymnastics Camp

Island Gymnastics Academy Summer Camp is for boys and girls, school age ....

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Art in the Open Needs Volunteers

Art in the Open 2014 is looking for volunteers. To hear more about this ....

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“PEI Has Talent” Show

The “PEI Has Talent” show, to be held on July 25 at 7:30 pm marks th....

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Art in the Open Call for Perfomers

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Slaymaker and Nichols’ Olympic ....

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North Shore Community Conversation

The Community of North Shore will have a meeting or community conversati....

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Periscope Pictures Film Auditions

Charlottetown’s Periscope Pictures is holding auditions for their feat....

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IMAF2014 Call for Submissions

IMAF2014—the little film festival of big dreams—invites PEI and Atla....

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Annual Greater Summerside Chamber Rotary Luncheon

Join the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce for the 34th Annual Cham....

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Catherine Callbeck's Retirement

Everyone is welcome to an open house in celebration of Senator Catherine....

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Prince of Wales Reunion

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

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Macphail Woods Workshops

On July 19 a workshop on Pruning Trees and Shrubs will be held at the Na....

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Free Embroidery Workshops

Ode to a Tree: Free Embroidery Workshops in Honour of a Tree, a series o....

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Bedeque Area Historical Society AGM

The AGM of the Bedeque Area Historical Society will take place in the Be....

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Shedding the Shadows

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (PEI FVPS) has launched an open ....

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Groove School

Young singers, horn players and rhythm section players will find their g....

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1864 Arts Camp

An 1864 Arts Camp for youth Grades 7-12 will be offered at Crapaud Commu....

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August 2005
Larry Gorman Fest
The West Country celebrates its folk hero

by Sue Driscoll

Larry Gorman: he was “the man who made the songs.” Born in Tyne Valley in 1846, and something of a prankster from an early age, Larry Gorman was fascinated with people. Indeed, the man was regarded by many of his neighbors and colleagues as downright nosy.

Gorman was a good mimic and skilled at pencil caricatures. He had a memory like an elephant.

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August 2005
Contribution to the Arts

Tignish native named recipient of 2005 John Hunter-Duvar award

by Sue Driscoll

The John Hunter-Duvar award given by the West Prince Arts Council to recognize a West Prince resident who has made a valuable contribution to the arts, has this year been presented to Tignish native Clare O’Shea. The award was made at the 2005 annual general meeting of the regional arts council, held this year at St. Anthony’s P

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June 2005
Beating the Record
Kerras Jeffery tries for Guiness Book of Records

by Sue Driscoll

An Island folk-artist is hoping his latest creation will attract tourists and potential customers to his Lauretta studio.

Kerras Jeffery has built a 14 foot, 4 inch sculpture and erected it in the yard of his studio and family home. He has applied to the Guiness Book of Records to have the piece recognized as the “world’s largest, hand-held, wor

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February 2005
West Prince Student Art

Student Art Expo features work from eleven schools of the Western School District

by Sue Driscoll

It’s always nice to find a pleasurable activity to help while away the long Canadian winter as we wait for spring—especially a cultural activity.

In West Prince this month, residents can choose to pass the time by taking a friend, a neighbour, the whole family, out to the West Prince Student Art Expo.

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Some of What's Going On

We Are The Best

July 30 to Aug 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2013, 100 min. Liv Le ...

Only Lovers Left Alive

July 11 to 14
City Cinema 14A, coarse language
Dir: Jim Jarmusch, UK, 2014, 123 min. Tom Hiddleston, ...

1864: The Year We Celebrate

Exhibition curated by Boyde Beck looks at 1860s life on PEI until October
Eptek Art & Culture ...

Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher

July 10
St. John's Anglican Parish Productions presents features Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher on ...

Five Decades

Canadian art from the Centre’s permanent collection Confed Centre Art Gallery An overview exhibi ...

Some of What's New

Abigail in the Land of Green Gables

Robert Mercer
Illustrated by Megan Handrahan Abigail in the Land of Green Gables, by Robert Mercer w ...

Can Red Cross Rescuer Award

Coady MacDougall was celebrated recently with the presentation of a Rescuer Award by the Canadian Re ...

Search for Best Canadian Films

Movie lover Dave Stewart has created a blog with the intent of compiling a list of the best Canadian ...

Charlottetown participates in successful Holland College Program

The City of Charlottetown recently participated in the on-the-job training program through the Holla ...

The End of an Era: Prince Edward Island’s Resistance to Confederation

Harry Baglole, David Weale Harry Baglole and David Weale have re-published The Island and Confedera ...