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Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed

The Honourable Catherine CallbeckThe Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the 9th Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Callbeck is a retired business leader and senator, and former premier of the province of PEI. The native of Central Bedeque, PEI, was unanimously elected to the volunteer position earlier this year by UPEI’s Board of Governors. As Chancellor, Callbeck will preside over the University’s Convocation ceremonies each spring, conferring degrees, diplomas, and certificates. 

Callbeck received her early education in Central Bedeque and Summerside, and went on to earn commerce and education degrees Mount Allison University and Dalhousie University respectively. After a period of teaching, Callbeck returned to PEI where she became involved with her family’s business—Callbeck’s Limited and Callbeck’s Furniture.

She was the second woman ever elected to the Legislative Assembly of PEI and served as the first female Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister Responsible for the Disabled, and Minister Responsible for Non-Status Indians. She was the first woman elected as the Member of Parliament for Malpeque, making her the second woman ever to be elected to the House of Commons from PEI. She returned to provincial politics in 1993 when she was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of PEI, and soon after, became the first woman in Canada to be elected as premier of a province. 

In 1997, she was called to the Senate of Canada where she served until her retirement in July 2014. Callbeck is a member of the Order of Canada the Order of PEI in 2017 and holds honorary doctor of laws degrees from both Mount Allison University and UPEI.

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An Improvised Christmas Carol

December 20
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) presents An Improvised Christmas Carol at The Guild  [ ... ]

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival

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Georgetown The Kings Playhouse is partnering with community members of Georgetown to pu [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

East Pointing

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider It took me a while to discover the beauty of East Point, the n [ ... ]

Etsy anniversary

Etsy Markets in PEI celebrate five years The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard This fall Etsy Team  [ ... ]

Life in the cove

Profile: JoDee Samuelson by Jane Ledwell “Would you like a column about living in the country? [ ... ]