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Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

Christmas Parade applications

November 16 deadline The deadline is fast approaching for entries into the City of Charlottetown’ [ ... ]

JoDee Samuelson’s new animated film

JoDee SamuelsonWhen local filmmaker, artist and Buzz columnist JoDee Samuelson was a student at UPEI recently, she was struck by the fact women were rarely mentioned in any of the course material. “It seems women are completely absent from history,” says Samuelson, “except for rare exceptions like Madame Curie, Florence Nightingale, or our own Lucy Maud Montgomery. I wanted to change that in my own small way.”

In Samuelson’s new short animated film, Women of Confederation, a perky red-haired professor gives a lecture about women’s rights in the year of the Charlottetown Conference. The film answers the question, “What were women doing in 1864.”

Entertaining and short (8 minutes 30 seconds), this little film is a reminder of just how far women have come in the past one hundred fifty years and the contributions and impact made both locally and internationally. Today women can do and be anything from an astronaut to a Supreme Court Judge. “This is worth celebrating!” says Samuelson.

Women of Confederation was produced under the sponsorship of the Federated Women’s Institute of Prince Edward Island with a grant from PEI Birthplace FUND 2014 and assistance from the National Film Board of Canada. The film will screen at City Cinema in Charlottetown on July 13.

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Some Upcoming Events

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 15, 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s [ ... ]

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Symons Lecture

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

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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