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Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo, presented by the PEI Business Women’s Association, takes place September 28–30 at D [ ... ]

Arthritis Awareness Month

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this fall the Arthritis Society will offer free education [ ... ]

Mi’kmaq name added to historic site

A recommendation to honour Mi’kmaq heritage by giving a Mi’kmaq name to Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst National Historic Site has been accepted by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. In the fall of 2017, the Confederacy proposed that the Mi’kmaq historic name Skmaqn (pronounced Ska-MAA-kin) be given to the site. Skmaqn means “the waiting place” and is thought to have its origins in the
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Eastern Chamber awards

The Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce celebrates the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations and individuals at the EPEICC Business and Community Excellence Awards Banquet recently. Recipients of the 2018 Awards are: Provincial Credit Union, Excellence in Business Award—Dr. John M. Gillis Memorial Lodge; Grant Thornton, Emerging Business Growth Potential Award—Seaside Innovation
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Frank H Sobey award to Sydney Gallant

Frank H Sobey award to Sydney Gallant

Sydney Gallant, a 4th-year business administration student from UPEI, is one of 8 students across Atlantic Canada awarded the 2018 Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Sydney has been involved in a number of societies. She is past president of Enactus UPEI, where she started an initiative called Financially Fit, presenting to more than 600 PEI high school students about making
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PEI Acadian Quiz winners

The 2018 PEI Acadian Quiz was presented in March by Sister Antoinette Desroches Historical Committee. Winners are: Lucia Arsenault, Wellington, PE; Theresa Gallant, Rustico-Nord, PE; Florence Hardy, Dieppe, NB; Earle Lockerby, Sandford, ON; Marie-Lyne Bédard, Charlottetown, PE; 8th Grade, École Évangéline (Denise Millette-Caissie’s class); 7th and 8th Grades, École-sur-Mer (Stéphanie Landry’s class).

Étoiles Santé

Over 50 bilingual employees of the PEI health sector recently attended the Au cœur du service (At the heart of the service) conference. This was an opportunity, during the Étoiles Santé gala, to present the 2018 Étoile Santé award to family doctor Nadine Arsenault-Samson. Nadine was chosen among all Étoile Santé recipients for having received the most nominations since the beginning of the campaign in January 2015.

Business awards

Business awards
Downtown Charlottetown Inc. annual presentations

Business Improvement

Downtown Charlottetown Inc. presents awards to recognize exemplary contributions to the city by individuals and businesses in the Business Improvement Area. This year’s Awards were presented in the categories: Retailer of the Year—Cows Inc. for The Charlottetown, Cow’s Corner store; Business Improvement—The Confederation Centre
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100 years of 4-H

100 years of 4-H

2018 marks 100 years of 4-H PEI presenting positive youth development programming in communities across the PEI. The PEI Provincial 4-H Council recently hosted more than 170 guests at its Annual Provincial Awards banquet. 

Thirty-seven volunteer leaders received certificates acknowledging their years of dedication to the 4-H PEI program.

The Council gave special recognition to Steve Howatt in
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PEI Museum Heritage Awards for 2017

PEI Museum Heritage Award recipients 2017 were announced in February at a reception with presentation of awards by Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.

The winners are: Heritage Activity: Ashley Condon and Ken Spears for preservation of the building housing the Copper Bottom Brewing Company; Rudy Croken for his work on the history of the automobile on Prince Edward
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A learned man

A learned man
John William Smith—August 10, 1927–March 16, 2018

John William Smith was born in Toronto in 1927 to middle-aged parents, both of whom had immigrated to Canada from England around 1910. He was an only child; his childhood was solitary, but happy. He made meticulous model airplanes and boats that he carved out of balsa wood. John was highly intelligent and won all the awards in all the grades all
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Celebrating Doc’s Marsh on World Water Day

Canadians have a complicated relationship with water. It’s a basic resource that we can’t do without. And yet—too much of it in the wrong place can wreak havoc. There’s a solution: wetlands.

For 80 years, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has conserved these most critical allies on the landscape. In recognition of World Water Day on March 22, they’re highlighting how wetlands help protect our
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Some Upcoming Events

Projections on the Plaza

Until September 29
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screen [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

If It’s Alright With You

The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings to Septemb [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]