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NDP PEI Holiday Social

NDP PEI members, friends and families are invited to celebrate the season at a potluck supper starti [ ... ]

Pottery in the Park

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

Olivia Barnes places first at 2018 National Music Festival

Olivia BarnesThis summer Olivia Barnes took 1st place in Voice at the 2018 National Music Festival in Sackville, NB. 

Olivia says, “It’s such an honour to win a Canadian title.  It’s crazy to think of all the different people who have worked so hard to help me on this path. So many teachers, accompanists and volunteers work tirelessly to support young musicians like me and they encourage us to compete on local, provincial and national levels. I feel such gratitude for their ongoing support.”

Much has happened on the road to the nationals. Following her undergraduate degree with Sung Ha Shin-Bouey at UPEI, Olivia did her masters with Rosemarie Landry and Catherine Sévigny at l’ Université de Montréal and then went on to complete her graduate performance diploma in voice at McGill University with Dominique Labelle.

Upcoming projects this fall include the role of Beatrice in the debut of a new original opera, “Much Ado” and also playing Florence Pyke in “Albert Herring.” 

With a busy schedule of ongoing training and performing in Montreal, Olivia is a typical Islander who always loves a chance to get back to be with family and friends. Although she was representing Quebec in the national competition, Olivia states, “I love to travel and I love all of Canada but as everyone here knows, PEI is the most special place on earth.”

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Some Upcoming Events

Bach Magnificat

December 21
St. Dunstan's Basilica St. Dunstan’s Basilica in Charlottetown invites all to their an [ ... ]

At Eternity’s Gate

December 17–22
City Cinema PG, violence, sexual language
Dir: Julian Schnabel, Switzerland/UK, 111  [ ... ]

Home for the Holidays

Justin Shaw comedy show December 21
Kings Playhouse Home For The Holidays Comedy Show featuring Jus [ ... ]

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The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider It took me a while to discover the beauty of East Point, the n [ ... ]

Etsy anniversary

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by Cassandra Bernard This fall Etsy Team  [ ... ]

Life in the cove

Profile: JoDee Samuelson by Jane Ledwell “Would you like a column about living in the country? [ ... ]