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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Newcomer Orientation Sessions

The City of Charlottetown is hosting it's first two Newcomer Orientation Sessions of the year on Sep [ ... ]

Farewell to Film

Farewell to Film
City Cinema undergoes transformation to digital projection

by Derek Martin

As many of you have read here, City Cinema is undergoing a dual transformation—from a private company to a community-owned non-profit, and from running 35mm film to a 2K digital projection system. The changes won’t make much difference for the average trip to the movies, but digital projection will have some advantages, and

Telling Island Stories App

Telling Island Stories App

The Robertson Library development team at UPEI has announced the launch of its Telling Island Stories (TIS) application. The app is available in Apple’s App Store. The TIS project is a collaborative community digitization and economic development project led by the Robertson Library. Student developers—Dylan Sawyer, Peter Workman, and Nick MacAulay—were involved in the project and completed the

New Anne TV series

Breakthrough Entertainment with Heirs Of Lucy Maud Montgomery to produce 13-episodes

Canadian production-distribution studio Breakthrough Entertainment and the heirs of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery have joined forces to develop and produce a 13-episode series for television based the book series, Anne of Green Gables. Announcement of the new series was made jointly at the Banff World Media

Sweetheart of a Film

Sweetheart of a Film
Jenna MacMillan and Ann Thurlow film debuts at IMAF

by Laurie Brinklow

For as long as I’ve known Ann Thurlow, she’s been writing stories in her head. While washing dishes or dropping off to sleep, the long-time CBC broadcaster, journalist, and editor creates quirky characters mired in unlikely situations—then shares them with her friends. Now—not content to publish a short story or a book—Ann has

John Hopkins PEI’s Filmmaker of the Year

John Hopkins PEI’s Filmmaker of the Year

At the recent IMAC Film Festival Gala Island filmmaker John Hopkins won The William F. White Award for Island Filmmaker of the Year. Recognized were his contributions to developing PEI’s film industry, and work supporting other Islanders pursuing production careers and projects.

John Hopkins recently completely a film on his late mother, and well-known artist, Hilda Woolnough MFA. “At last year’s

PEI Railway Website Initiated

A new online discussion board has been established as a collection point for information dealing with the Prince Edward Island Railway. The site includes discussion boards and archiving for files, photos and databases and can be found at In order to block spam, a short sign in process is required. April 26, 1875 was the date of the 1st scheduled PEI Railway train. It ran

Ch’town Sustainability Videos

The City of Charlottetown invites citizens to take a look at a video series it launched recently. The series features community perspectives on what sustainability means for citizens in the Capital and is hosted on Vimeo. The videos feature local experts and their suggestions for how Charlottetown can become a more sustainable city. The 1st video explores themes of sustainability, the 2nd includes

Canadian Lentils

Canadian Lentils has announced the launch of a new series of 12 webisodes starring Celebrity Chef Michael Smith. The online videos, available exclusively at, offer cooking tips and easy everyday recipes that highlight the simplicity and versatility of Canadian lentils. “I love lentils, they’re a big part of my family’s food lifestyle,” says Chef Michael Smith, “I love how easy they

City Cinema Evolves

The Charlottetown Film Society incorporated to run cinema

by Derek Martin

It doesn’t seem that long since City Cinema opened in September 1993, but we have customers now whose parents started dating there! It has been a terrific adventure so far—on top of the over 1,600 films we’ve shown in our regular schedule we have done hundreds of screenings for non-profit and private groups, hosted film

The Old Stock

Students are being immersed in a story of culture and history thanks to a new DVD production of a play about Prince Edward Island’s black history.

In April, 2011, Island social studies classes were given the opportunity to see a live performance of The Old Stock, a play by Ron Irving and Harry Baglole, featuring music from award-winning singer/songwriter Scott Parsons. Writer/producer Sean McQuaid

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Some Upcoming Events

Backstage Pass Series

The Small Glories and Lloyd Spiegal in October October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Theatre Harbou [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]