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Youth in Trades Program

Are you interested in exploring a career in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or welding? Constructio [ ... ]

Irish Heritage Short Courses

The Benevolent Irish Society Irish Heritage Short Courses will be held on Mondays at 7 pm in Februar [ ... ]

Anne of Green Gables on PBS

Canadian production company Breakthrough Entertainment and American public broadcaster PBS recently announced a broadcast deal that will bring the newly completed two-hour film of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables to North American audiences. Anne of Green Gables will be broadcast on PBS stations on November 24 at 8 pm ET as a Thanksgiving family television event.

Directed by John Kent
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The shooter

The shooter
Profile: John Hopkins

by Jane Ledwell

“I’m quite laid back, but also quite driven. It’s a real dialectic,” laughs John Hopkins. The filmmaker required the pull of patience and persistence to spend five years on a feature-length documentary on the Bluefin tuna, to be released by the NFB this coming fall.

Filming the massive tuna, which John describes as “the world’s most evolved fish,” “demanded
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Harmony Wagner receives 1KWave Atlantic Award for next feature film

Harmony Wagner receives 1KWave Atlantic Award for next feature film

Director Harmony Wagner was recently awarded a 1KWave Atlantic award to produce her latest film, Singing to Yourself. A drama, the story answers the question—when a young deaf woman decides to forsake the world, what can pull her from her island of silence?

Presented by Women in Film and Television Atlantic and pUNK Films, 1KWave Atlantic is a call for brave and bold features from Atlantic
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Top Stamp lager

Top Stamp lager
Just Passing Through and Upstreet collaborate

Just Passing Through and Upstreet Craft Brewing have combined forces to release a collaboration beer to help celebrate the success of the show’s second season. The twelve episodes have been watched over 340,000 times since the release of season 2 on January 31 and now the show’s creators are looking to provide fans with a new way to connect with the
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Boots on the ground

Boots on the ground
Profile: Louise Lalonde

by Jane Ledwell

Louise Lalonde says a teacher friend recently observed about her students: “If you speak, they listen”—she shrugs slightly—“but if it’s on a screen, it’s like it has more value.”

That’s important intel for a filmmaker like Louise. But, she says with conviction, “You don’t put anything on a screen without a script.” Later, she comments, “The best part is
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Al Tuck—Always On My Mind

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Al Tuck published his latest video, “Always On My Mind,” from the album Fair Country (2015). The video is directed by Devin Casario with photography by Steven Gill. “Always On my Mind” (1972) was written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher, and Mark James. Check it out at Youtube... or www.facebook.com/alan.layton.144.

See Just Passing Through on YouTube

See Just Passing Through on YouTube

Just Passing Through is a Canadian comedy series created by Prince Edward Islanders Jeremy Larter, Geoff Read, and Jason Larter. The show has two seasons.

Season 1 follows two rough-and-tumble “cousints” from Prince Edward Island, Terry and Parnell Gallant (Dennis Trainor and Robbie Moses). Terry and Parnell stop in Toronto when their car breaks down while on their way to “get loaded rich” in
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Women tackle web series

Women tackle web series
Incubator Program at St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival 

A group of four Atlantic Canadian female media creators took part in the second annual Interactive Incubator Program at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival recently. Among them is Louise Lalonde, PEI Producer and Member of Women in Film and Television-Atlantic.

The winners were selected to advance their
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Miner Meltdown

James O’Halloran releases video game from Mighty Pebble Games

Mighty Pebble Games, owned by James O’Halloran, has released the first trailer for a new one-man independent video game studio in Charlottetown.

Miner Meltdown is a 2d team-based competitive multiplayer game. You, the player, are a miner in an underground mine scouring for minerals. As you and your teammates collect minerals, you are
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Chef in Your Ear

Food Island Partnership has teamed up with Food Network Canada as a sponsor of the network’s new series Chef in Your Ear. PEI products will be featured in the episode airing October 26 at 10 pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

This Food Network Canada partnership is supported by Tourism PEI, Innovation PEI, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the PEI Potato Board, Mussel Industry Council,
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Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]