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Speak–Easy Toastmasters

Speak–Easy Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00–8:15 pm a [ ... ]

BUD’s Belfast Uke Drop-ins

BUD’s—Belfast Ukulele Drop-Ins is a group of local Belfast area folk who are learning how to pla [ ... ]

Confederation Players are back for another season

The Confederation Players program is back for another season at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, following a 2017 season during which the troupe traveled to Fredericton, Montreal, and Ottawa in celebration of Canada 150.

Each year, the Confederation Players program brings together young historians and burgeoning performers from across the country to collaborate and build on their abilities.

As the Charlottetown interpreters gear up for 2018, its staff continue to renew the program. This year, five Islanders have joined: Jim McClean, Sam Rainnie, Jacob Rollwage, Grace Hickey, and Olivia King, as well as Eric Ollivier, an acting student of Toronto’s George Brown College. The new members will be joining the already existing team of Carly Billings, Ben Hartley, Dylan Gaudet, Guy Brun, Aaron Ryder, Maria Dashney, Eden McFadden, and Cameron MacDonald.

Through their summers at Confederation Centre, performing arts students from schools like George Brown, Sheridan College, and even the Holland College School of Performing Arts are able to develop their skills and even use their experience for credits toward their education.

As in each season, this group of fourteen interpreters will advance their professional and personal knowledge through improvisation training, lessons with UPEI Canadian history professors and Mi’kmaq elders, career-nurturing connections with Charlottetown Festival cast and crew, and countless other opportunities.

The company will launch their daily historic vignette From Sea to Shining Sea on Canada Day at 12:50 pm, right after the Young Company. Starting July 3, the vignette is offered by donation, Tuesday to Saturday at 12:50 pm on the grassy lawn found to the left of the Centre’s outdoor amphitheatre.

Historic walking tours of Queen Square and Great George Street will also be offered Tuesday to Saturday, and can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre at Founder’s Hall or from Confederation Centre’s Box Office. Additional programming and corporate booking information can be found at confederationcentre.com/players.

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Some Upcoming Events

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

Culture days

Free activities on September 29 at the Confederation Centre Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide [ ... ]

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]