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Cornwall Family Trail-Walk Series

Explore your ecologic community with a 1-hour trail walk through Hyde Park identifying plants and wi [ ... ]

Men of the Harvest position

Men of the Harvest, a male Gospel choir, is seeking a pianist-musical director beginning in Jan [ ... ]

Enman, Marcia

Enman, Marcia

A Publisher’s Life
Profile by Jane Ledwell

What’s the use of wasting all night at home, sitting on the couch?” asks Marcia Enman, publisher of the weekly La Voix acadienne, PEI’s only French-language newspaper. “I don’t think there’s one night I don’t do something, for the paper or for a committee.” Among other things, the active single mother is vice-chairperson of her municipal council in
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Horne, Steve

Horne, Steve

Small is the New Big
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Do you know the Lot 16 Hall?” asks Steve Horne, business director for PEI’s Festival of Small Halls. The June festival, an ECMA nominee for Event of the Year, features almost two weeks of music and storytelling in community halls across the Island. To Steve, the Festival is “everything that’s good about PEI in the early summer.”

Steve says, “There’s so
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Kenny, Paula

Kenny, Paula

Putting On a Show
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Paula Kenny, the director of the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside, studied fine arts at university, but it was summer work at the airport that led to her first career, in the commercial airline industry. History and art remained her passion, and now in her second career, she says, “I’m getting to do what was my hobby.”

Working at the airport and
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Henry, Lynn

Henry, Lynn

Literary Connections
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Honestly,” publisher Lynn Henry assures me, “I’ve never—and I have to say this makes me somewhat unusual among colleagues—I didn’t have it in mind to be an executive at Random House.” Nevertheless, today she is the publishing director of Doubleday—an imprint of Random House, the largest trade-book publisher in the world.

“I’m very unusual in my position
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Oakie, Rob

Oakie, Rob

A Career in Music
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I’ve always had a passion for music,” says Rob Oakie. He came to PEI in 1975, left in 1980, and came back again with his family in 1993. “When we came back,” he recalls, “we always felt there was an incredible music scene, but we didn’t really have a way to connect.” The first year Rob and his wife volunteered with then-fledgling PEI Music Awards, they
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Laprise, Renée

Laprise, Renée

In a Creative Space
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Don’t try to ease me into something,” warns artist Renée Laprise with a laugh at the beginning of our interview at MUSE ArtSpace on Charlottetown’s Euston Street, “I like to get thrown in.” MUSE is the pool she’s thrown herself into, to sink or swim, these days—a space for self-expression, with an art gallery space, chairs to linger in, and enough space
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Kwiatkowski, Leslie

Kwiatkowski, Leslie

Keeper of the Flame
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The craft community on PEI, with weavers and potters and others, goes all the way back,” says potter Leslie Kwiatkowski, the president of the PEI Crafts Council: “Something that has been going on for centuries, we are keeping it going.”

Leslie didn’t always expect to be a keeper of tradition, firing handmade pots; she expected to work with a Bunsen
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Viau, Becka

Viau, Becka

Energy to Burn
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I have a lot of energy,” says Becka Viau, “and I have to get it out. I have a lot of drive to do things. I just want to do all the time.” Becka may be known first for her photography, a craft in which she trained at art school and which she has shown prominently at Confederation Centre Art Gallery and elsewhere. But Becka’s creative doings extend to all kinds
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Some Upcoming Events

Moving East tour

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

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

Wintertide Holiday Festival

November 24 & 25
Charlottetown Wintertide Holiday Festival begins November 23 with a Wintertide  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]