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Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again sponsor their Knitting for Mission group. The grou [ ... ]

Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Lynch, Wade

Lynch, Wade
Seriously Funny

Profile by Jane Ledwell

Twenty years ago this past June, a fresh-faced comedic actor named Wade Lynch first stepped on the Island—“stepped off the ferry, no less,” he says—and stayed. Grinning broadly, throwing his arms wide, he says, “I’ve been embraced by the Island—and I’ve hugged it back.”

In twenty years, not only has Wade had juicy acting roles at the Charlottetown
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Jankov, Alanna

Jankov, Alanna

The Job for Me
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Many Buzz interviews in the past have included Alanna Jankov. For years, she took the photos that accompanied the artist profiles on this page. Sometimes the interview and the photo shoot overlapped, and I could count on Alanna’s offbeat humour to set interview subjects at ease. One interview subject made sure Alanna was going to be the photographer before
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Landry, Glenda

Landry, Glenda

A Taste for Theatre
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When Glenda Landry came across a long-forgotten school yearbook, she eagerly peeked into its pages to learn what she had hoped and predicted for herself. Next to her picture, she read: “I want to go to theatre school in England or to culinary school.” Just past her 60th birthday, she now grins, “I’ve done both!”

Glenda is a sprightly and effervescent
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MacDonald, Ward

MacDonald, Ward

Camp Counsellor
Profile by Jane Ledwell

There’s a jam session at Ward MacDonald’s house. A cruise ship is in port, and three musicians from the crew—two American, one Irish—have spent the day on shore making music with the Island fiddler, known for his teaching as well as his performances in top-notch shows such as “Highland Storm.” Ward met one of the musicians at an American fiddle camp.

In
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DesRoches, Anastasia

DesRoches, Anastasia

Acadian Tunesmith
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Play us an Acadian tune. This is what audiences from “away” often asked fiddler Anastasia DesRoches. “People in the [Acadian] region were less curious about ‘Acadian tunes,’ or didn’t seem to express an importance on them,” Anastasia says. “But outside the region, it’s a big deal.”

Anastasia wanted Acadian tunes to matter as much to Island Acadians as to
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van Leeuwen, Henk

van Leeuwen, Henk

A Career in Culture
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I’m a big believer that personal and professional life should be a big, long, confusing, unpredictable adventure,” says Henk van Leeuwen. He adds with an affable smile, “Maybe that mirrors a career in the arts.” His own work as executive director of Culture PEI lets him help “artists, artisans, performers, and storytellers explore what it takes to
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Inman, Jessie

Inman, Jessie
Committed CEO

Profile by Jane Ledwell

"Commitment has been a powerful word in my life," says Jessie Inman. Commitment has taken Jessie Inman as far as Antarctica and full circle home. Inman began her career as an administrative assistant at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in 1976; last fall she returned as CEO.

Inman left PEI for the Discovery Train, a travelling museum on 14 railway cars,
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Skinner, Dave

Skinner, Dave

Much Music
by Jane Ledwell

Dave Skinner’s life in the music industry as a music store manager and recording producer and engineer have come as a surprise to family and friends who knew him as a top-notch teenage hockey player, but Dave has a talent for recognizing what will give him a fulfilling life. “I was a sports guy who switched to being a music guy,” Dave says. “When I was 15 years old and
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Some Upcoming Events

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]