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Christmases past

Charlottetown celebrates with historic photo exhibit The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the h [ ... ]

Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn to speak in public at Toastmasters. Meetings take place every Wednesday, S [ ... ]

Redefining 'Realistic'

Redefining 'Realistic'
Shift your perspective. Seize your potential. Own your story.
Heather Moyse

Having grown up on Prince Edward Island, Heather Moyse never imagined she would be in a position to motivate and empower other people to achieve their potential. With perspective, drive and determination, Heather has pushed herself in ways she never thought possible. From two-time Olympic gold medalist to World Rugby Hall
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The Back Settlement

The Back Settlement
Margaret A. Westlie

Prince Edward Island author Margaret A. Westlie has announced the launch of her latest novel, The Back Settlement, at 1 pm on December 2, at the Montague Rotary Library.

Westlie is the author of severa; novels set on Prince Edward Island: her Scottish Pioneers (formerly Selkirk Stories) novels (Mattie’s StoryAnna’s Secret, and An Irregular Marriage) and her
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Frank Jadis

Frank Jadis
A Mi’kmaq from the John Jadis Clan, Mi’kmaq Chief of Lennox Island, 1948-52, 1962-64
Barbara Jadis-Bruised Head

A new family history of a prominent Island Mi’kmaq family has just been published, Frank Jadis: A Mi’kmaq from the John Jadis Clan, Mi’kmaq Chief of Lennox Island, 1948-52, 1962-64.

Frank Jadis (1908-1986) was the Chief of Lennox Island Band on PEI for six years—1948-52 and 1962-64.
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Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy 1820–2016

Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy 1820–2016
Leonard Cusack

From 1888 to 2016 on PEI, the Owen Connolly Estate has funded approximately $3 million to help thousands of Island students of Irish Catholic heritage gain a higher education, and achieve career success. A new book, Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy 1820-2016, by historian Leonard Cusack, is the remarkable rags-to-riches story of the man who created this legacy, and the people
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A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & Extended Edition

A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & Extended Edition
Frank Pigot and the Hillsoborough River Association

On December 4 from 7 to 9 pm at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House on the corner of West and Kent Street, the Hillsborough River Association will launch A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & Extended Edition’s A History of Mount Stewart: Illustrated & Extended Edition in Charlottetown. Profits from its sales will be invested in the
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The Somewhere Sun

The Somewhere Sun
Mark Belfry

Mark Belfry’s The Somewhere Sun will launch December 6 at 7 pm at The Haviland Club. Mark wants everyone to celebrate with him, and so as with his first launch is offering a free beverage with every book purchase, and even with the random gift of a free book.

The Somewhere Sun follows from the end of The Suncaster, in which several people pass through an experimental device used to
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Verbivoracious Festschrift: Volume Six

Verbivoracious Festschrift: Volume Six
The Oulipo
Anthology various authors

Local author Jeff Bursey is in good company in the latest anthology from Verbivoracious Press. Verbivoracious Festschrift: Volume Six: The Oulipo (October 2017) is a 500+-page collection featuring work by a roster of internationally respected writers (David Bellos, Andriana Minou, Lance Olsen, and Philip Terry, among others) who were invited to write a piece of
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The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey with Addiction

The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey with Addiction
Grant Matheson

Acorn press has published a new memoir by Grant Matheson, The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey with Addiction.

Before opioids destroyed Grant Matheson’s career, he was a pillar of his community—respected physician, loving husband, devoted father, and trusted friend. Grant was a straight-laced kid who grew up to be a clean-living adult. No drinking, no smoking, and certainly no drugs.
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The Book of WHY (and HOW)

The Book of WHY (and HOW)
Corey Poirier

When Atlantic Canada based motivational, and multiple-time TEDx speaker, Corey Poirier, started working for a Fortune 500 company in 1996 in Western Canada, that’s exactly how he felt when he discovered that the training would be minimal at best. He was led to a room where he was to sit for close to a week with nothing more than a Zig Ziglar training video. He decided on that day
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Reading Between The Pictures

Reading Between The Pictures
John Nicholson

John Nicholson’s debut fiction entitled Reading Between The Pictures is based on the historical photographs taken by Charlottetown’s William Alexander McKee, and fictional “letters home” that weave together the story of the last contingent of Canadians to see active service in the Anglo-Boer War.

One hundred and sixteen years ago last month, twenty-three Islanders became part of the
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Festival des fêtes

Village musical acadien in Abram-Village December 17 & 31
Abram-Village  The Village music [ ... ]

Goodbye Christopher Robin

December 17–21
City Cinema PG
Dir: Simon Curtis, UK, 107 min Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly [ ... ]

Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan in Summ...

January 12
Harbourfront Theatre Singer-songwriters Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan will take to the [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Singsong

Profile: Kelsea McLean by Jane Ledwell Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea M [ ... ]

2017 Symons Medal

Prestigious honour to be awarded to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Confederation Centre of the [ ... ]

CCOA will livestream 2017 Symons Lecture

On November 23 at 12 pm Confederation Centre of the Arts will livestream, in both official languages [ ... ]