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Luminos Ensemble auditions

PEI’s professional mixed choir Luminos Ensemble is holding auditions in August. Founder and Artist [ ... ]

Card Parties at Milton Hall

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Confederation Centre launches contest for PEI Grades 11 and 12

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the 2017 recipient of the Symons Medal from Confederation Centre of the Arts. Mr. Trudeau offered his thoughts on the current state of Canadian Confederation at Confederation Centre on November 23, 2017 (photo: Louise Vessey)The Symons Medal and Lecture Essay Contest invites PEI students in grades 11 and 12 to submit an original and creative essay on the State of Canadian Confederation. Winning essayists will receive prizes totaling $2,000.

The 2017 Symons Medal was awarded to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin P.J. Trudeau at Confederation Centre of the Arts on November 23. The Symons Medal recognizes a distinguished person who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life.

Students are asked to address the topics and themes presented by the Symons Medalist. The essay should be between 700-1000 words in English or French, on any topic that was discussed in Mr. Trudeau’s lecture or during the question and answer period. The presentation is available online at Confederation Centre’s website.

Students must deliver their submissions by March 23, 2018 via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail to Kara Hughes, Confederation Centre at 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown PE, C1A 1J1, or hand delivery to the same address.

First place winner will receive $1,000; second place $650; third place $350. The essays will be reviewed by a panel of judges appointed by the Centre.

The winners will be contacted and announced in May 2018.

The Symons Medal and Lecture Series is named in honour of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, a long-time supporter of Confederation Centre and a Board Governor. Professor Symons, the founding President of Trent University, is widely recognized for his work in the field of Canadian Studies, particularly within public policy, heritage, and education. 

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Living history

Confederation Players are back for another season Tuesday–Saturday
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Victoria Park Sunset Series

August 29–September 1
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Musical Monday

August 27
Victoria Playhouse Ian Sherwood closes the Musical Mondays concert series at Victoria Pl [ ... ]

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Drawing the line

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