BUZZon.com
Submit Event

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
read more ››

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
read more ››

MacLean, Todd

MacLean, Todd

Life of the Party
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Everything in life is about community. It’s a continuous chain of community,” says Todd MacLean, whose community activities range from playing keyboards in the rock band English Words to writing about musical performances for The Guardian to working on his wife Savannah Belsher-MacLean’s fashion magazine, Panache. We are chatting on Victoria Row, a street
read more ››

O’Hanley, Ghislaine

O’Hanley, Ghislaine

‘G’ for Ghislaine
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I meet Ghislaine O’Hanley, the new executive director of the downtown Charlottetown arts complex The Guild, she is fresh from releasing the pressure on the building’s air compressor. “Every week, it needs to be decompressed,” she said, “or I am told bad things will happen.”

Ghislaine sees good things happening at The Guild and is excited to have a
read more ››

MacDonald, Hugh

MacDonald, Hugh

Engaging Poet
Profile by Jane Ledwell

PEI Poet Laureate Hugh MacDonald is alert to how the marvelous reaches us through daily life. “You’ve had the experience…” he says, invitingly. “You walk to work the same way every day twelve days in a row – and the thirteenth day, the light comes in, and you experience something special.”

Hugh says, “I think of poetry as the little bursts of reaction to what’s
read more ››

Fitzgerald, Rowan

Fitzgerald, Rowan

Goodbye Mr. Fitz
Profile by Jane Ledwell

After 30 years as a junior-high instrumental music teacher, 22 of those years at Queen Charlotte, Rowan FitzGerald is retiring. “Mr. Fitz” is a consummate band teacher, so when he decided to retire to be a stay-at-home dad, he says “people were aghast.” But, he says, “It’s no contest. It’s a no-brainer.”

“Mr. Fitz” was my band teacher 25 years ago. Funny and
read more ››

Hennessey, Catherine

Hennessey, Catherine

The Good Fight
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Know it, love it, protect it” is the motto of Charlottetown heritage activist Catherine Hennessey. We speak by phone while she is on a West Coast holiday, so I’m missing the whirlwind of her presence, the interruptions of her many friends, and the opportunity to duck down chance alleys to see her favourite places. A walk with Catherine is a catalogue of what
read more ››

O’Brien, Catherine

O’Brien, Catherine

All Heart
Profile by Jane Ledwell

It seems the things I fear the most, I have to do,” says Catherine O’Brien, gamely. A nationally successful musical theatre performer, she is “absolutely apoplectic at auditions”—a fact that has not prevented her gaining roles in prestigious festivals across Canada, including the Charlottetown Festival, which brought her to PEI. Catherine arrived here in 2000 for
read more ››

Events Calendar

February 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28

Recent News & Articles

Rachel Beck

Talking Bands by Evan James Ceretti Rachel Beck has had an amazing year in music — a cross-count [ ... ]

New location for PEI MFRC

After being closed for most of 2018, the PEI Military Family Resource Centre (PEI MFRC) has re-opene [ ... ]

Music PEI SOCAN Songwriter of the Year A...

Music PEI kicked off the first of the ticketed shows for 2019 Credit Union Music PEI Week on Thursda [ ... ]