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Heritage interpretation

Call for papers for upcoming conference in Sydney, NS Heritage interpretation in Atlantic Canada— [ ... ]

PARC Playwrights’ Colony

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) will host the 2019 PARC Playwrights’ Colony from May 5 [ ... ]

Oysters, mussels and lobster take centre stage during a celebration of PEI’s world-famous shellfish September 13 to 16 at the 2018 PEI International Shellfish Festival, Charlottetown Event Grounds. Join Chefs Lynn Crawford and Michael Smith for a jam-packed schedule of culinary competitions and demos by day, and roof-raising kitchen parties by night.

The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge will be the most prestigious competition of the 2018 PEI International Shellfish Festival. The all Canadian line up of chefs this year is: Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada winner, Ross Larkin, from St. John’s, Newfoundland; runner up, Mark Singson, Chef de Cuisine at Raymonds; 2017 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge winner Jinhee Lee, Executive Chef at Foreign Concept, Calgary, AB; JP Miron of Montreal, QC, Chef de Cuisine at Bocata Restauarant; Darren Rogers, BC Junior Chef of the Year, Chef de Cuisine at Antonio Park’s Park, Montreal, QC; Jesse Zuber from Saskatoon, SK, Executive Chef and Co-owner of Little Grouse on the Prairie; Best of Sea 2018 Chic Chef of the Year Chef Jesse MacDonald from David’s at Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort ; Jacob Taylor, Tuckshop Kitchen, Toronto, ON; Darren MacLean, Shokunin, Calgary, AB; Jonny O’Callaghan, Noble Bistro, Mississauga, ON; and Michelle Matheson, The Pointe Restaurant, Tofino, BC.

The next crop of aspiring chefs will test their culinary chops at the Junior Chef Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada. Get ready for a display of kitchen skills and creativity as young culinary masters compete to win a $1,000 cash prize in this live action challenge hosted by Chef Michael Smith. Watch as youth aged 9 to 15 transform raw ingredients into mouth-watering, culinary creations showcasing PEI shellfish, including mussels, oysters, lobster and clams. Apply online at by August 3.

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Some Upcoming Events

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Wafaa Bilal: 168:01 Until January 20 The solo exhibition of new and recent work by New [ ... ]


January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]


January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]