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Speak–Easy Toastmasters

Speak–Easy Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00–8:15 pm a [ ... ]

Age-Friendly Communities

The City of Summerside Age-friendly Cities Committee (AFCC) is building a 20-member team of senior m [ ... ]

Anyone for Cricket?

Cricket might not be the first thing that people think of when they think of PEI but the sport has deep roots on the Island. In Anne’s day, it was common for local cricketers to take on teams of sailors from every part of the world. Henry Cundall, the owner of Beaconsfield in the late 19th century, notes in his diary that on June 18, 1884 the Prince of Wales, the future King George V, was part of

Chocolate Festival in Victoria

Chocolate Festival in Victoria

There are two things that elicit deep contemplation and supreme enjoyment: chocolate and chess. So why not combine the two? At the Chocolate Factory in Victoria, they’re going to do just that. During their Chocolate Festival eight lucky players will vie for the chance to play the ultimate game—dark chocolate versus milk chocolate, the pieces and the board constructed entirely from chocolate by

Co-operator of the Year Award

Prince Edward Island Co-operative Council has established the Prince Edward Island Co-operator of the Year award. The award will be given out at the Council’s annual general meeting on September 18 to honor an Islander who has shown outstanding efforts in support of the co-operative community within the Province.

The annual award is being set up as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the

Future Leaders

Future Leaders

Two local youth were presented with Future Shop Future Leaders Scholarships during a special in-store presentation at a Charlottetown area Future Shop. As part of a national partnership between Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and Future Shop, Kayla Gallant, Kayla Jeffery and 55 youth from across Canada will receive $4,000 towards the upcoming school term to help them achieve their academic goals.

Holland College Chair

Holland College Chair
Kathy Hambly accepts appointment, Stan MacPherson is vice

Following completion of the terms of office of the previous year’s board executive, the Holland College Board of Governors elected a new Chair and Vice Chair, President Brian McMillan announced recently. Kathy Hambly has accepted the position of chair, while Stan MacPherson will take over as vice chair.

The Holland College Board of

Humanitarian Awards

Humanitarian Awards
2009 awards presented to Paul H. Schurman and Brianne Lewis

Retired broadcaster, community volunteer and philanthropist Paul H. Schurman of Summerside has been selected by the Canadian Red Cross to receive its 2009 Humanitarian Award for Prince Edward Island. The organization has also announced that university student Brianne Lewis of Marshfield, PEI will receive its 2009 Young Humanitarian Award

Millenium Scholars

Leanne Gaudet, Shelby MacLean, Will Howard receive awards

Three high school graduates from PEI have recently been awarded a scholarship from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.

Leanne Gaudet is graduating from Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside. A straight-A student, Leanne has volunteered as assistant stage manager and stage manager on school and community productions including

Nigwek A Success

Nigwek A Success
Street festival for an organic PEI
An estimated crowd of over 1200 came to a sunny Victoria Row in downtown Charlottetown to experience Nigwek: the 1st Annual Street Festival for an Organic PEI.

Fifteen Island musical acts performed on a large stage at the end of the street, local organic food was sold and exhibited, and the day featured speakers like Shawn Murphy, Richard Brown, Lorne Elliot and

Sierra Club on PEI

Sierra Club on PEI
Outreach location in Charlottetown

North America’s oldest grassroots environmental organization, the Sierra Club, has set up shop in downtown Charlottetown. Feel free to drop in and meet the Club’s new outreach coordinators, Aaron Lewis and Becky Thomas, at 126 Richmond Street to share your ideas and get involved with environmental events and campaigns. Upcoming events include a screening of the

This Year’s Winners

This Year’s Winners
Stanhope Equestrian Challenge at Gingerwood

The Stanhope Equestrian Challenge and fourth annual Gingerwood Charity Classic, with the Green Diamond Jumper Series and RBC Grand Prix, took place at Gingerwood Farm. All proceeds raised by the events go to Oak Acres Children’s Camp (

The RBC Grand Prix equestrian event attracted some of Atlantic Canada’s top jumpers. Danica

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Some Upcoming Events

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

Louise Mould exhibit

Until September 21
Robertson Library, UPEI Sailing to the Shores of Generosity: an Exhibit by L [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]