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Remote Patient Monitoring

Health PEI recently expanded the Remote Patient Monitoring program capacity to 45 patients thanks to [ ... ]

PARC Playwrights’ Colony

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

Burke, Brian

Burke, Brian

Life of Brian
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Brian Burke is a man who has found his niche. While his expressionist paintings hang in far-flung locations ranging from New York to San Francisco, the artist himself is comfortable hanging out in downtown Charlottetown-whenever he's not painting at his country home, that is. For Burke, the quiet life is picture-perfect.

An Islander by birth, Burke was always
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Bernard, Paul

Bernard, Paul

Classic Guitarist
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Paul Bernard's name has a certain resonance in Island music circles-especially among guitarists. He's been strumming his way into local lore for over two decades, and continues to explore new musical horizons today.

Bernard first felt the pull of the strings in his youth, when he began dabbling in guitar. Largely self-taught, Paul played pop songs in his
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Williams
, Perry

Williams
, Perry

Multi-media Music Man
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Perry Williams is an honest-to-gosh dynamo: teacher, musician, computer video production artist and recording technician. I had a few thousand words with the balding, bespectacled viscount of versatility over coffee, and skimmed a cup of highlights for your literary refreshment: no cream, no sugar-just the facts.

A Beach Point native, Perry got his
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Whelan
, Paul

Whelan
, Paul

Chairman of the Boards
Profile by Sean McQuaid

If you think Paul Whelan looks familiar, you're probably right. The silver-maned actor has been teaching school on the Island for decades, and he's in a class by himself as a respected fixture of the Island theatrical community.

A Charlottetown native, Whelan went to university, taught school in New Brunswick, returned to the Island and got married.
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Gray
, 
Frances

Gray
, 
Frances

Key Player
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Pianist and professor Frances Gray has literally been a key player in the University of Prince Edward Island music department since its beginning-she joined the staff in time for UPEI's official inception in 1969. This, she jokes, makes her "something of an antique."

Gray's antique pedigree dates back to Quebec, her birthplace. Born into a musical family, Gray
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Bruck
, Julie

Bruck
, Julie

Non-toxic Poetry
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Julie Bruck oughtta be in pictures-and in a sense, she is. The Montreal-based poet has become well-known for writing what she describes as "visual poems [with] a lot of concrete imagery, specific detail." Enthusiastic reaction to those visuals has sent her first book, The Woman Downstairs, into a third printing.

Despite this success, Bruck confesses that
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MacDonald
, 
Copthorne

MacDonald
, 
Copthorne

Wisdom for Sale
Profile by Sean McQuaid

I'm hesitantly groping for the word that describes Copthorne MacDonald's occupational repertoire and professional background when he volunteers it: "weird." The soft-spoken, silver-haired gentleman looks and sounds suited to his role as a laid-back freelance writer and budding motivational guru; however, his checkered resumé sports everything from nursing to
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Carrington
, Emily

Cross-country Colours
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Rocketed from the doomed planet Karrington as an infant, Emi-Lee was found and raised by a kindly rural couple who instilled in her a deep and abiding respect for truth, justice and livestock. Armed with her unearthly aesthetic prowess, she brushed into legend as…Super Painter!

Okay, so maybe that's not exactly how it happened. Thing is, I was supposed
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Some Upcoming Events

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

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

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]