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Pottery in the Park

The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will b [ ... ]

5th Etsy Made In Canada Day

On September 29 there will be pop up markets organized by local Etsy sellers taking place in dozens  [ ... ]

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

In this time of harvest and plenty on Canada’s “Food Island,” when the last of the harvest is gathered from the fields, when we are about to celebrate that harvest, it’s hard to remember that not everybody has enough to eat. As yet another report pointed out in September, there are still an unacceptable number of people living in poverty—people for whom the source of the next meal is a real and continuing problem.

Since 2013, the PEI Food Exchange has addressed this problem. It’s a grassroots group that tries to improve food security for themselves and their communities through gleaning, growing food and education.

For the past two years the Food Exchange has delivered four programs covering food skills, growing food and preserving food. Connecting existing resources and building networks with others is an important element of their program and often ideas come up through the group that make a big difference for a small amount of money. As an example, volunteers collect and deliver unsold produce from the Farmer’s Market.

But they can’t run their programs for nothing. So they hold the annual “Step up to the Plate” dinner. It honours the local food system and the beautiful produce Island farmers grow. Every year the vegetarian dinner is prepared using seasonal, local produce in a way that is exciting, healthy, delicious and financially accessible. The dinner is prepared by volunteers under the direction of Chef Emily Wells of the Mill in New Glasgow. It takes place Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at the PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Ave. “Appie” hour is from 5:00–6:00 pm (no ticket required, drop ins are welcome) and the dinner is from 6:00–8:30 pm. Tickets are $25. To purchase one call Shannon at 902-213-7298 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the Voluntary Resource Centre at 81 Prince Street.

The proceeds from this dinner support the Food Exchange’s programs. It is a delicious way to help a remarkable group of people take some control, to be assured of a good next meal. 

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Some Upcoming Events

Jimmy Rankin shows

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

Support the Girls

Until September 22
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity
Dir: Andrew Bujalski, US, 90 min. Regina  [ ... ]

Hip Hop at Holland College

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

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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 [ ... ]