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Art at Bridgefest

There will be art at Bridgefest this year. From June 16–18, there will be an exhibition of Island  [ ... ]

School Calendar for 2017-2018

PEI’s 2017-2018 school calendar, which identifies instructional and professional learning days, is [ ... ]

Quarles, Don

Quarles, Don

The experience
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lobster Festival when invited to an Atlantic Presenters’ Association showcase at St. Mary’s Church in Indian River. He recalls driving from Summerside on a sunny Island day and across the field, seeing a beautiful church steeple rising into the blue sky. He remembers reaching his destination and
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Dowling, Kinley

Dowling, Kinley

At the microphone
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Interviewing Kinley Dowling, you meet many musical personae in one. “’Kinley Dowling’ is more folk, and she is who plays with Hey Rosetta! or with Dennis Ellsworth,” she says. Kinley Dowling is the in-demand strings player. Then she cocks her head and frames her face with a sparkly grin. “’KINLEY’ is someone different.”

Kinley, who loves nothing more than
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Hamilton, Kathleen

Hamilton, Kathleen

Resistance fighter
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot of problems,” intimates Kathleen Hamilton. The playwright, actor, writing workshop leader, and author of Sex After Baby—Why There Is None says, “Right now, I’m deeply immersed in memoir—officially for the past five years. Unofficially for ten.

“Writing my own memoir, reading memoirs, and helping other women
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Rehder, Jon

Rehder, Jon

Servant of Song
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Jon Rehder describes himself as a “jack-of-all-trades” musician, known on the scene for playing bass, guitar, piano, or singing as a sideman with all kinds of PEI musicians, and doing sound for live events – but a change is coming. After 45 years as a freelance player, “never knowing two months ahead how I will pay my bills,” Jon will soon be eligible for his
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Profile: MacMillan, Jenna

Profile: MacMillan, Jenna

Real Stories
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I want my work to be a love letter to the East Coast, the people who live here,” says filmmaker Jenna MacMillan. She’s hoping that she won’t have to write that letter from Toronto, where she works six months a year.

Increasingly accomplished and recognized as a documentary filmmaker, Jenna’s heart is also divided between telling true stories and fictional ones.
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Rejskind, Margot

Rejskind, Margot

Singing together 
Profile by Jane Ledwell

There’s lots to be said for waving your arms and having things happen,” says choral conductor Margot Rejskind. “It’s like magic.

“And,” she adds with a gleam in her eye, “the being in charge thing is fun.” The magic is “to take ten regular or mediocre voices and, relatively shortly, bring it into something extraordinary.”

With multiple degrees in
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Saulnier, Morgan

Saulnier, Morgan

Concerted efforts
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I’m not sure I considered anything else, ever,” Morgan Saulnier says when asked when she first considered a career as a musician. “There was never anything else, to be honest,” the pianist and principal flutist of the PEI Symphony responds earnestly.

Eight years ago, as she was completing graduate studies in music, she had to decide whether or not to
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Wagner, Cheryl

Wagner, Cheryl

Lighthouse keeper
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Oh my heart—“ begins Cheryl Wagner, with a flourish of her hands, “I was in a movie theatre waiting for a film to start, and I reached for a seatbelt.” She mimes the gesture for belting up and then for embarrassed confusion. “In a way,” she says, “we need psychological seatbelts to watch a film. You invite into your brain forever images that are possibly
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Some Upcoming Events

Crapaud Exhibition 2017

Schedule of events July 28–30
Crapaud Agriplex and Exhibition Grounds Friday, July 28 9 am–12  [ ... ]

Bluegrass concert in Charlottetown

May 28
Irish Cultural Centre There will be a fundraising concert at 2 pm on May 28 at the Irish Cult [ ... ]

Seniors College art

Until June 5
The Guild The artwork of more than 30 Seniors College students will be showcased at The [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

At the microphone

Profile: Kinley Dowling by Jane Ledwell Interviewing Kinley Dowling, you meet many musical persona [ ... ]

2017 PEI Science Fair awards

Organizers and 45 community partners of the 2017 PEI Science Fair handed out more than $15,000 in pr [ ... ]

PEI Cultural Strategy

Islanders encouraged to participate Islanders can take part in shaping Prince Edward Island’s fir [ ... ]