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Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+

Engage with members of PEI’s LGBTQ2+ community, at a special general meeting on November 21 at Mur [ ... ]

PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Irish Cultural Centre lectures

Fridays

November 16 - Greg Doran will speak on Piety, Profanity, and Patricide: A Discussion of JM Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World.” Doran will present a brief biographical sketch of Synge, discuss the play’s place in expressing Irish Nationalism, examine it from a dramaturgical perspective. Dr. Greg Doran is the Chair of the English Dept and Coordinator of Theatre Studies at UPEI. 

November 23 - Gormlaith Maynes will talk about the traditional dance music of Ireland, its instrumentation, its tune types, and its styles and ornamentation. She will also address its evolution, influences and survival, and how it has developed as a genre today. This lecture will also draw on the similarities and differences between traditional Irish and Acadian music, session etiquette and repertoire. Gormlaith Maynes is from Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Concertina is her main instrument of study and she has a Masters in Traditional Irish Music Performance from the University of Limerick. She currently lectures in Irish at UPEI and is Coordinator of Celtic and Traditional Music at Holland College. 

November 30 - Susan Brown will speak on Irish Women, the Vote, and Civil Rights. 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, granting the vote to some British and Irish women. Constance Markievicz, a veteran rebel of the 1916 Rising, became the first woman to be elected as a Member of Parliament. This talk will discuss the Irish campaign for votes for women and its aftermath. Dr. Susan Brown is an Associate Professor in the Dept of History at UPEI where she teaches modern British and Irish History. 

Lectures take place at 7:30 pm at Edward Whelan Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown. Info: John Flood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-370-2394

Cornwall Trail-Walk Series

November 17 & December 1

Explore your ecologic community with a 1 hour trail walk through Hyde Park identifying plants and wildlife, both common and rare, in the Cornwall Family Trail-Walk. An optional 1 hour tour of Terry Fox Trail Complex will also take place. Bring hiking boots, camera and curiosity. It takes place on November 17 and December 1 from 10 am–12 pm. Location is Ferry Road Center parking lot, 24 Ferry Rd, Cornwall. There will be a wildlife expert to answer questions. Info: Karalee McAskill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-940-0277 

Island Lecture Series

November 20

Dr. Joseph GlassDr. Joseph Glass will speak about “The Life and Times of Dr. Leo Frank: A Jewish Fox Rancher.” Hidden away in Stratford, a small municipal park is named in memory of a former resident, Dr. Leo Frank, a unique individual in the Jewish and general history of PEI. In 1915 he established the Rosebank Fur Farms: a profitable business and showcase for black silver fox ranching as featured in many postcards, stereoscope cards, articles in North America newspapers, and a motion picture. He made quite an impression on Islanders and his economic, social, and cultural activities were often discussed in the local press. However, he did not draw attention to his Jewishness until after his marriage in 1935. The lecture highlights the story of the man memorialized in this green space in Stratford. Joseph B. Glass taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for over twenty years. He has been researching PEI’s early Jewish history until the mid-twentieth century.

The Island Lecture Series November lecture is on November 20 at 7 pm in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, Charlottetown. Info: Laurie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-894-2881

Quality of Life on PEI

November 22

Gwen ColmanThe public is invited to a Public Symposium, “Measuring Quality of Life on Prince Edward Island,” on November 22 at 7 pm at UPEI’s MacKinnon Auditorium, Room 242, McDougall Hall, Charlottetown. This event is sponsored by UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies, in conjunction with UPEI Research Services. Speaker will be Gwen Colman, who, along with her husband Ron, founded GPI Atlantic: Genuine Progress Index for Atlantic Canada, a non-profit research and education organization that develops and promotes the Genuine Progress Index, a new measure of sustainability, well-being, and quality of life. The Symposium features panel members from PEI including Dr. Jim Randall, co-holder of the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, who will address the relevance of GPIs to the health and prosperity of this island. There will be time for discussion and questions. islandstudies.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-894-2881

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Trailside Café 2018

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Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
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PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
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