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Host International students

Canada Homestay Network has a number of homestay hosting opportunities in September 2018. Welcome an [ ... ]

Operation Dry Water

The Canadian Safe Boating Council would like to remind boaters not to risk their lives, the lives of [ ... ]

Canadian Tire to build new facility in Victoria Park

In partnership with the City of Charlottetown, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced recently that it will build a universally accessible playground in Victoria Park under Jumpstart’s Inclusive Playground Project initiative. 

At 9,000 square feet, the accessible playground is the first of several to be built across Canada with the help of Jumpstart funding, and will be among the largest universally accessible playgrounds in Prince Edward Island.

Victoria Park is Charlottetown’s most visited park, and the playground will sit next to an accessible pool with accessible amenities close to transit. The groundbreaking is scheduled for June 2018 with an anticipated opening date of August 2018. The playground structure will be a gift from Jumpstart to the City of Charlottetown.

The playground announcement follows Canadian Tire Corporation’s $50 million fundraising commitment over five years in support of Jumpstart Charities’ “Play Finds A Way” movement which focuses on removing accessibility barriers to sport and play. The movement is made up of three distinct programs: the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project, Jumpstart Accessibility Grants and the Parasport Jumpstart Fund. The five-year fundraising commitment from Canadian Tire Corporation, will allow Jumpstart to focus funding efforts towards accessible playgrounds, infrastructure and programming in order to provide access to play and sport for children of all abilities.

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Island Summer Review

Q & A with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines
by Ann Thurlow  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays t [ ... ]

Acadie Story

Sundays 
The Guild La Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard in collaboration w [ ... ]

Shellfish Festival

September 13–16
Charlottetown Oysters, mussels and lobster take centre stage during a celebration [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Going pro

Profile: Brielle Ansems by Jane Ledwell When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moo [ ... ]

Children's Wish reveal for Island teen

On July 19, Children’s Wish Foundation, PEI Chapter, will be granting Haley Matheson’s most hear [ ... ]

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]