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PEI Genealogical Society meeting

The next meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society will be held November 17, 2–4 pm, at Beaconsfield [ ... ]

ACORN 2018 Conference

The 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference is being hosted in Charlo [ ... ]

The model ships of Thiren Smallman at the Lefurgey Centre

USS Constitution Built in 1797—replica built by Thiren SmallmanThiren Smallman may have been born sixty-nine years ago on a farm in western PEI, but his dream was to go to sea as a sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy.

However, rheumatic fever at the age of fourteen took the dream away. But it could not kill his love of the ships that sail the world’s seas. He studied and read about many of them and thought of them as his heroes.

The Bluenose was one such ship and in 2002, Smallman, who works as a truck driver and carpenter, challenged himself to build from scratch a model of the famous Nova Scotia ship, simply by looking at a photograph. He went on to build ships such as the Marco Polo, the Phantom Ship, the Edmond FitzGerald, Queen Mary, Titanic, and more. His work, much of which is by commission, has sold as far as Ontario.

Now Smallman is ready for his first solo exhibit which will run through July and August at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, part of Wyatt Heritage Properties, in Summerside—the house that was once the home of Island shipbuilder John Lefurgey. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm at the centre, 205 Prince Street.

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Some Upcoming Events

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

The Wife

Unti November 15
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, mature theme
Dir: Björn Runge, UK/Sweden, 100 min [ ... ]

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A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]