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Clyde River Lecture Series

The theme for the 7th Annual Clyde River Lectures Series is “Cars, Photography and Fashion” [ ... ]

Volunteer to do tax returns

Volunteers are needed at a free tax clinic to complete tax returns for eligible people in your commu [ ... ]

Senate medals to WI representatives

Senate medals to WI representatives

Former Island Senator Elizabeth Hubley recognized Women’s Institute on PEI presenting 12 Senate Medals to WI representatives for their contributions to Island rural life.  The medals were awarded to Canadians who are deeply involved in their communities and whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their hometowns a better place to live.

The representatives are: Helen
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Borden Carleton honoured

The Town of Borden Carleton has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Murray Pinchuk Community Builder Award for the Town’s work on their plan Destination Borden-Carleton. The Award was presented on World Town Planning Day. The Murray Pinchuk Community Builder Award is a local award presented by the Prince Edward Island Association of Planners to recognize an individual, group or organization
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BIS seeks volunteers, books

The Benevolent Irish Society Library Committee is hoping to have their Library operational early in the new year. The Committee is looking for more volunteers to help with supervising the Library. If you have an afternoon once a month (or more) they would like to hear from you. The Committee is also looking for more book donations. Currently the Library has about 1500 books but has room for two or
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The Microphone Project

The Microphone Project
New health curriculum inspired by KINLEY song

A new health curriculum resource will be available to Island health classrooms this fall to help teachers engage youth in important sexual health education discussions.

The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention Youth Engagement Working Group collaborated with Kinley Dowling, educators and community organizations to develop the new
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Urban Design Awards

Twelve projects receiving 2018 National Urban Design Awards reflect a range of ideas about reclaiming and enhancing public space. Charlottetown won a Community Initiatives Award for Urban Beehive Project Charlottetown. In collaboration with the community, Nine Yards Studio architects created a destination to learn about the importance of bees in a sustainable environment. 

Tourism award

Tourism award
Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award to Perry Gotell 

The Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award was presented to Perry Gotell at the 2018 Tourism Industry Association of PEI Annual Awards Gala. 

Ten years ago, Perry Gotell became a pioneer in the field of experiential tourism when he developed the “Clamming and Beach Cook-out,” a unique Island adventure for visitors. Still one of the
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This Time It’s Forever

This Time It’s Forever
Jessica Eissfeldt

Intrigued and inspired by the real events of November 17, 1775, when two of General George Washington’s privateers stole the Great Seal of PEI, local novelist Jessica Eissfeldt knew she had enough historical facts to create a piece of fiction that intertwined colorful legends and romantic history. The tale unfolds in This Time It’s Forever, the first book in Eissfeldt’s Prince
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In Their Own Words: Three Maritimers Experience The Great War

In Their Own Words: Three Maritimers Experience The Great War
Edited by Ross Hebb

What was the First World War really like for Maritimers overseas? In Their Own Words, edited by Ross Hebb, contains the letters home of three Maritimers with distinct wartime experiences: a front-line soldier from Nova Scotia, a nurse from New Brunswick, and a conscripted fisherman from Prince Edward Island. Up until now, these complete sets of handwritten letters have remained
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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]