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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

ACT Audition Notice

ACT (a community theatre) will stage 12 Angry Women in the round at four Island venues April 26–Ma [ ... ]

CAA Four Diamond ratings

CAA Atlantic has announced that 9 hotels across Atlantic Canada have been awarded the Four Diamond rating. The CAA/AAA Four Diamond Rating is among CAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants. Two of the Four Diamond hotels are The Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown, (6th year), and Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, (4th yr).

Birds of PEI

Birds of PEI website ( has expanded to include 230 PEI bird species. This independent website draws its information from the Field Checklist of Birds (8th Edition) 2014 for Prince Edward Island. The checklist was published by the PEI Dept of Agriculture and Forestry. Birds of PEI website includes info on bird feeding, bird watching, conservation, behaviors in birds, links, resources, and contact information.

Student Work Placements

Government of Canada will provide over $4.4 million to Venture for Canada for the Providing Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities for Students at Innovative Atlantic SMEs project, which will help 505 students in the business and entrepreneurial fields develop skills and gain valuable workplace experience in the Atlantic region. The Government of Canada is rolling out a $73 million Student Work

Alert Ready system

The Alert Ready system already enhances public safety communications across Canada by delivering alerts through radio and TV, and now compatible mobile devices will receive their first test alert on May 9. There is no cost for wireless emergency alerts and not all mobile devices are compatible to receive them. In an emergency, PEI Public Safety will deliver messages through all appropriate available methods.

Seniors Independence

The Seniors Independence Initiative provides financial assistance for services such as light house keeping, meal preparation, grass cutting, snow removal and general maintenance. The program assists Islanders 65 and over living alone, or with a spouse, with a net household income of $22,133 or less for a single person, or $31,300 or less for a couple. Apply at or

Lung cancer coordinator

A new lung cancer coordinator will help PEI develop its first screening program while educating Islanders about how to prevent the disease. A full-time lung cancer prevention and screening coordinator was hired in February to support lung cancer prevention and tobacco cessation, and to monitor evidence to support the development of a lung cancer screening program. Info:

Spring lamb

Spring lamb
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

Nothing says spring like a lamb. Its little bleat declares: “I’m alive so let’s go!” A Swiss family in the Cove has a whole barn full of sheep, so I thought I’d visit them and get fully charged with a dose of spring lamb.

The Mäders’ new barn has a domed plastic roof and plenty of room inside. Fredy and Elsbeth and son Levi cut trees from their woods, milled

Funding to PEIBWA

Through its Business Development Program, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is providing a non-repayable contribution of $304,086 over two years to PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) to support women in PEI by providing business advisory services, access to resources and tools, professional and business skills development, networking opportunities and community outreach.

Charlottetown sport tourism

The inaugural Global Sports Impact (GSI) Canada Index launched recently with Montreal ranked as the top city in Canada. Charlottetown ranked 15th in the country overall, the smallest city in the Top 15, which primarily features major metropolitan centres. Charlottetown ranked the top sport-hosting city in Canada for a population of less than 50,000.

Youth Futures Council report

The Youth Futures Council advises provincial government on ways to enhance programs, policies, strategies and resources for youth. With the help of the Council, a number of youth-focused initiatives have begun or expanded, including: expansion of the Graduate Mentorship Program, supporting 275 young people with job placements; creation of the Career Connect program; and expansion of the Community

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Some Upcoming Events

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

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

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

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