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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Be an In-School Mentor

Who can be a mentor? You can! Kids need real people with real experience to help them realize their  [ ... ]

Order of PEI 2009

The 2009 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced recently by the Chancellor of the Order, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Mr. Maitland MacIsaac, Chair of the Order of Prince Edward Island Advisory Council.

The three Islanders selected to receive the honour are Ms. Wilma Hambly of Charlottetown, Mr. Elmer MacDonald of
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Pearson Scholarship

Pearson Scholarship

Emma Leary, a Grade 11 student at Charlottetown Rural High School, is the PEI winner the 2009 Pearson College Scholarship. The award covers full tuition and residence costs for two years of study at the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific on Vancouver Island.

Each year, 200 students from more than 80 countries and every Canadian province and territory, attend Pearson College. A memorial to
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Premier’s Award to Graphic Communications

Premier’s Award to Graphic Communications

PEI advertising and web development company Graphic Communications Group has won the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Award (1–14 Employees) presented by the Innovation and Technology Association of P.E.I. (ITAP). The award “honors the achievements of PEI IT companies for significant contributions to the Island economy by establishing and maintaining a successful, independent innovation and technology business.”

www.graphcom.pe.ca

Tour the Island Winners

The Honorable Valerie E. Docherty, Minister of Tourism, recently drew the names of ten visitors who participated in the 2008 “Tour the Island” promotion and will be receiving a special PEI memento. The qualify to win a prize in the promotion, travellers must participate in one of five tours included in the promotion.

The Anne of Green Gables Passport allows visitors to experience Island history
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Road Hockey Rumble DVD

For the first time, all 26 episodes of the OLN series Road Hockey Rumble are available for purchase on DVD at www.roadhockeyrumble.com or www.papernyfilms.com. Hosts Calum MacLeod and Mark McGuckin traveled to various Canadian towns where they tap into existing rivalries (i.e. police versus fire department).

After picking players in the community, the respective teams settle their differences on
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College Foundation Program

The new Holland College Foundation certificate program is designed for students who may be unsure of their career interests, need specific experiences to ensure career choice is right for them, may not possess the necessary qualifications for their career choice, may require higher marks in core subjects, or who may simply benefit from a preparatory year in order to build skills and experiences
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Practical Nursing in O’Leary

Holland College and the community of West Prince are partnering to offer a two-year Practical Nursing program in October of in O’Leary. The program blends both theory and clinical practice. Learning is enhanced with simulated practice in a laboratory setting with the opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate the skills they require for the clinical setting. At the end of the program,
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Faculty Members Recognized

UPEI faculty members were recently recognized for teaching and research achievements at a reception and awards banquet sponsored by the UPEI Faculty Association and the Office of the President. Dr. Pedro Quijon, Department of Biology, and Dr. Catherine Innes-Parker, Department of English, won the Hessian Awards for Excellence in Teaching. UPEI Merit Awards for Scholarly Achievement went to Dr.
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LMMI Visiting Scholar

LMMI Visiting Scholar

Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre of Waterloo, Ontario, has been appointed the 2009 Visiting Scholar for the L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) at UPEI. Lefebvre will work with the LMMI’s governing committee to facilitate and expand scholarship about L.M. Montgomery and her contemporaries. Lefebvre will co-chair the 2010 LMMI Conference, titled “L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature,”
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CFIA Research Chair

Dr. Javier Sanchez has been appointed as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Chair in Regulatory Veterinary Epidemiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Sanchez received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Argentina in 1992. In 2004, he received his PhD in epidemiology (the study of health and disease in populations) from UPEI and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for
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Some Upcoming Events

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Hip Hop at Holland College

Snak the Ripper and others at Florence Simmons September 22
Florence Simmons Performance Hall   [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]