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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

2018 Women in Business Symposium

The 2018 Women in Business Symposium is an event for Island women in business to develop their leade [ ... ]

Hunter River Book Sale
January 16–24 (times vary)

Hundreds of books for children, junior, youth, and adult readers are available by donation to the Hunter River Memorial Library. You decide how much to donate. The sale takes place over 9 days, January 16–24, during regular library hours: Tue 4–8; Wed 2–6; Fri 9:30–2:30; Sat 9:30–1:30. It will be held at Hunter River Community Centre, 19816 Rte 2, Hunter River. 902-218-0613

2018 Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards Call for Submissions
Deadline is February 28

The PEI Writers’ Guild has opened the call for submissions to the 31st annual Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards. This is an annual competition that recognizes literary excellence from across the Island. There are two awards competitions, one for adults (18+) and one for students in grades 1 to 12. Deadline is February 28, 2018, at 9 pm. For complete entry details visit: www.peiwritersguild.com, find them on facebook @IslandLiteraryAwards, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Awards gala ceremonies will take place in May 2018, in Charlottetown. Please review the full 2018 Call for Submissions, and ensure that your entry meets all guidelines for successful entry. Submit your writing in the following Adult Categories: Short Story; Poetry; Creative Non-Fiction; Literature for Children; and Indigenous Writing Awards Submit your writing in the following Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People Categories: Early Elementary (Grades 1-3); Late Elementary (Grades 4-6); Junior High (Grades 7-9); Senior High (Grades 10-12).

The Island Magazine

The Fall/Winter 2017 edition of The Island Magazine is available. In this issue articles are: “The Horribles” Come to Charlottetown: The Island’s Forgotten New Year’s Day Custom by John Cousins; Scotland and Prince Edward Island: A Professsional and Personal Insight by Marjory Harper; “To Raise the Reputation of the Island Muse”: Princes, Presidents, and the Poetry of John LePage by Mathew McRaie; From Rustico to Xuzhou: The missionary Life of Father Cornelius Pineau/De Rustico à XuZhou: Vie Missionnaire du P¡ere Cornelius Pineau by Michael Pass; “Oran a Mharorach”: The Mussel Mud Song by Rev. Murdoch Lamont with Translation, Transcriptions, and Notes by Tiber F.M. Flzett; Unwanted Guests: Postwar Tourism and Racism on Prince Edward Island by Edward MacDonald and Alan Mac Eachern; and The Black Dog by George O’Connor. Cover illustrations are Winter streetscapes in Charlottetown by H.B. Sterling, 1895, and A.W. Mitchell, circa 1890–1906. The Island Magazine is a semi-annual publication of the human and natural heritage of Prince Edward Island. Editor is Ryan O’Connor. The magazine is published by Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation. Find it in Island bookstores and other retail locations including the giftshop at Beaconsfield House, 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown. www.peimuseum.com

Irish Cultural Centre library

The Benevolent Irish Society is in the process of developing a Reading Library as part of the Edward Whelan Irish Cultural Centre on North River Road, Charlottetown. The Library will specialize in books and periodicals dealing with Irish, Gaelic, and Celtic subjects. Currently the Society is looking for volunteers to supervise the Library. If you have three or four hours to offer one or two afternoons a month the Society would like to hear from you. The Society is also seeking donations of books that deal with Irish, Gaelic, or Celtic Themes. Currently the Library has 1000-1500 books. However, it has room for 5-6000 so more donations would be welcome. If you would like to help with this project by volunteering and/or donating books the Society would like to hear from you. Call George at 902-566-3273 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Some Upcoming Events

Shack Wacky

Winter review with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 3
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The 2018 Circle Around the Centre Serie...

January 24
Studio 1, CCOA From January through June, Confederation Centre of the Arts is hosting&nbs [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside presents

February 7
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School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]