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Amabilè seeks new members

Amabilè (Ah-mah-beel-ay) is a SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir of approximately 20 members.  [ ... ]

Lady Singers of the Century

The Lady Singers of the Century are back for another year of music and have been asked to perform th [ ... ]

O’Leary to host NHL® Pre-Season game in Summerside

The 2017 Kraft Hockeyville NHL® Pre-Season game, hosted by the winning community of O’Leary, will be played in Summerside on September 25.

O’Leary was officially named winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2017 on April 1 by NHL® Commissioner Gary Bettman during Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Saturday. The 11th edition of Kraft Hockeyville Canada’s NHL® Pre-Season game, airing on Sportsnet, will

National Ambassador Youth Forum

The National Ambassador Youth Forum (NAYF), a celebration of the Linguistic Duality, is headed for Prince Edward Island. The 14th edition of this annual event, held in a different city each year, will take place in Charlottetown from August 21–25 in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island and the official support of Air Canada, the Honourable Margaret Norrie

Passport to PEI Heritage

The Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Passport to Prince Edward Island Heritage. The last time this circulated was in 2003. The Passport is a joint project of the Community Museums Association and the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation to celebrate and commemorate Canada’s 150th. Funding for the project was provided in part by the

Local Legends

Local Legends
Designing PEI-inspired apparel 

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

The people, culture, lifestyle and natural beauty of Prince Edward Island are what inspire the designers of the Local Legends Apparel brand.

Co-owners Ashley Paynter Green, originally from the French River area, and Aidan Northcott, from Stewiacke, Nova Scotia (who now calls himself an honourary Islander), set out to create

PEI Treasure Box

After the launch of PEI Treasure Box in winter 2016, owner Savannah Belsher-MacLean knew that she wanted to expand her business. In order to do this, she decided to add another entrepreneur to the mix. Savannah asked Alyssa Johnston of Lou La Belle Skin Care to join PEI Treasure Box as a partner.

The two Island artisans plan to relaunch the PEI Treasure Box by the end of summer 2017. They will be

Point Prim Lighthouse

A PEI landmark for over 170 years, the Point Prim Lighthouse property is receiving upgrades. A total of $392,534 in funding has been announced for the Point Prim Lighthouse Society Inc. to update the landmark. A total of $318,042 is being provided through Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agencys Innovative Communities Fund (ICF). An additional $74,492 is being contributed through Heritage Canada’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

Island Potato Soap

Island Potato Soap
Pieter Ijsselstein turns a waste product into a business

Pieter Ijsselstein is an organic farmer, a composer, and an inventor. But most of all he is an entrepreneur. His latest business is the production and sale of Island Potato Soap, made at his White Gables home in Hope River, PEI.

While many people enjoy eating PEI potatoes, not many have ever washed themselves with them. Until now.


Startup Zone

Startup Zone has announced that 3 new companies have joined the business incubation residency program.—Shoplaw, Local Legends Apparel, and Cradle Technology Design Inc. Shoplaw, founded by Randy Campbell, adds transparency and choice to the process of selecting a lawyer with an online platform. Local Legends Apparel, co-founded by Aidan Northcott and Ashley Paynter, is a clothing company that

PERCÉ funding

Funding has been announced for Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Î.-P.-É. Inc.) to deliver its 2017 summer employment program, Programme d’entrepreneurship régionale, communautaire, et économique (PERCÉ). ACOA will provide a non-repayable contribution of $97,950 through its Business Development Program (BDP). The Government of PEI will provide ($47,000). The popular

Atlantic Beef Products donate

Atlantic Beef Products is celebrating the history of beef farming on PEI and the beef producers who have provided the stewardship required for success. ABP has honoured their partners and celebrated Canada 150 with a number of donations of 150 kilograms of ground beef to PEI Food Banks—Charlottetown Upper Room Hospitality Ministry; Souris and Montague area food banks; and West Prince and

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Some Upcoming Events

Victoria Park Sunset Series

August 22–27
Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion The Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion will be the focal [ ... ]

Angel card readings

Ronita Baird, PEI’s Medium and Karen Forrest, The Angel Lady are teaming up for a fundraising even [ ... ]

Canada, It’s Complicated

September 26–30
Select venues A brand new comedy production Canada, It’s Complicated takes  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]


Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]