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Summer Dance Camps

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Crapaud Hall Wants Performers

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Island Gymnastics Camp

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Free Embroidery Workshops

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Shedding the Shadows

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Groove School

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1864 Arts Camp

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Time Travel Thursdays

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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

Tale of a Town at Victoria Playhouse

Tue–Sun - Aug 8–24 Have you seen The Tale of a Town storymobile in your neighborhood? Have you ...

at Watermark Theatre

until Aug 31 (select dates) Watermark Theatre in North Rustico offers two remaining productions for ...

Classic Music Reignited

Aug 15, 29
Watermark Theatre A new Classic Music Reignited concert series at the Theatre features: N ...

Blue Moon Ball

Fundraiser at the Culinary Institute Aug 8 Blue Moon Ball will be held August 8 at 7 pm with doors ...

The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom

Tue–Sun - until Aug 30
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Some of What's New

Your Island paradise

Lennie Gallant’s Searching for Abegweit wants your photos Searching for Abegweit: the Island Song ...

The Quebec Conference

John MacCallum’s recreation of historic Robert Harris painting A second large painting by John Ma ...

Jon MacInnis Named Doug Riley Artist

To play with Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble at PEI Jazz and Blues Festival The TD PEI Jazz and Blues F ...

PEI Seniors College

What’s new for 2014–2015 Seniors College has announce its 2014-2015 program. The complete progr ...

The Rock Star of Vampires

Mima The Rock Star of Vampires by PEI author Mima has been published by iUniverse. The 328 page nov ...