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Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays is an opportunity to network with members of creative industries, meet Innovation PE [ ... ]

Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

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
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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
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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
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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
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Waddell, Jackie

Waddell, Jackie

All About Nature
Profile by Nina Linton

Standing on the snow-covered ground Jackie Waddell looks up, a delicate veil of afternoon sun drapes her in a soft light. Ageless trees tower above, their craggy limbs, outstretched, create a sinuous web overhead with pockets of blue peeking through the meandering branches. A self confessed lover of nature, Waddell is at home under the big sky.

The current
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Kwan, Hok

Kwan, Hok

The Concertmaster
Profile by Ann Thurlow

There’s a moment right before the PEI Symphony starts to play. As if on cue, the audience grows quiet. The orchestra members stop their last minute practice. Then, into the silence steps concertmaster Hok Kwan. The audience applauds, as is the custom. The oboe plays a single note. Section by section, Kwan makes sure all the instruments are in tune. Then, the
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Clark, Sandi

Clark, Sandi

In the Music Room
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Music is a great thing to have in your life,” is Sandi Clark’s simple philosophy for teaching music for little ones. Tucked behind Sandi’s Kensington home is an outbuilding that might once have been a garage and that has definitely housed an insurance office and even, at one time, a pony. These days, local children and parents know it as a music room,
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Rutherford, Susana

Rutherford, Susana

Open Windows
Profile by Jane Ledwell

I’m in the family business,” stained glass artist Susana Rutherford has been known to say drolly, when asked what she does. “I’ve often joked to people I wanted to be an accountant—but I wasn’t a rebel.”

Despite growing up in a family that included visual artists Ambika Gail Rutherford and Erica Rutherford, Susana wasn’t always encouraged to choose a life in the
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Some Upcoming Events

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle

November 3
Delta Prince Edward The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, presenting Maritime legends and  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]