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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm at Provincial Palliativ [ ... ]

Stories in stitches

Hooked mats and more Island Matters Rug Hooking Group and friends are joining with the organizers o [ ... ]

Words, Words, Words

On a First Name Basis

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Ah, Victoria-by-the-Sea. The seashore, the shops, the tree-lined streets... it’s been several years since I last sampled the village’s enduring charms, chief among them the lovely Victoria Playhouse, so I was keen to review that venue’s premiere of Norm Foster’s 2011 comedy On a First Name Basis

Full disclosure: the show’s directors Rob


Kronborg 1582 

Review by Doug Gallant

When Cliff Jones’ Kronborg 1582 was first staged at the Charlottetown Festival in 1974 it was like nothing audiences here had ever seen before. Certainly the Festival had staged big productions before but this was different. It was bold, it was audacious, it was adventurous and it was exciting to behold because it came at you from every direction. It was

Fiddler’s dream

Fiddler’s dream
Profile: Gary Chipman

by Jane Ledwell

"Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was just a kid dreaming,” says Gary Chipman. They were “the best band of its kind in the world at the time,” he remembers. And with an ear to CFCY radio, from the age of five (“about a hundred years ago,” he jokes), Gary learned traditional fiddle tunes in Don Messer’s distinctive style. Soon, he was

Chas Mike Pete

Chas Mike Pete
Monday Night Concert at Victoria Playhouse

Chas, Mike and Pete are old friends getting back together to perform some new songs at Victoria Playhouse on Monday, August 7 at 7:30 pm. Long-time PEI favourites, Chas Guay, Mike Mooney and Pete Richards are accomplished musicians and songwriters. They rarely have a chance to perform together and their show at the Playhouse will be a special musical


Flotilla/Flottille, is a bilingual contemporary arts based event that is happening in Charlottetown September 21-24, 2017. The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (based in New Brunswick) has awarded Flotilla with a Signature Grant that will provide New Brunswick artists with the opportunity to come to Charlottetown to participate in this unique networking and educational exchange.

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

Watermark extends 10th anniversary season

Watermark extends 10th anniversary season

Watermark Theatre’s 2017 10th Anniversary summer season will be extended by one week to September 2. The theatre has seen an increase in season ticket passes by 28% so far this summer and individual tickets are already outpacing last summer’s showing of Blithe Spirit and The Glass Menagerie, which saw a 30% increase in individual tickets over the previous season.

This summer’s productions of

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

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Some Upcoming Events

We Got Rhythm! PEISO annual benefit

September 15
Rodd Charlottetown The Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra has announced their annu [ ... ]

Million Dollar Quartet

Select dates to September 23
Confederation Centre of the Arts Million Dollar Quartet opened at  [ ... ]

Stories in stitches

Hooked mats and more September 26–30
St. Paul's Anglican Church  Island Matters Rug Hooking  [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]