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Fall workshops: PEI Crafts Council

The PEI Crafts Council presents fall workshops at their new location at 98 Water St, Charlottetown:  [ ... ]

Charlottetown Festival auditions

With a month to go in this season’s festival, Adam Brazier, artistic director of The Charlottetown [ ... ]

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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Smith, Arnold

Smith, Arnold

The Connector
Profile by Jane Ledwell

With roots in Pleasant Valley that go back to 1780, Arnold Smith can stand on a hill and in one direction see where his father was born; in another, where his mother was born. He can point to the home places of four grandparents, all eight great-grandparents, “and a good part,” he says, of his 16 great-great-grandparents. “When this side married that side, then
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Martin, Derek

Martin, Derek

Reel to Reel
by Jane Ledwell

In the lobby of City Cinema, the perforated edges of a film glide through Derek Martin’s fingers. He is spooling film from the large reel used in the projector booth onto smaller reels, to be shipped by bus to its next showing. In 18 years running City Cinema, hundreds of films have passed through Derek’s fingers in this physical, painstaking process that is fast
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Some Upcoming Events

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

On the Bright Side

Barra MacNeils come to Harbourfront with new album October 5
Harbourfront Theatre  The Barra M [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]