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Brain Injury Support Meetings

If you or someone you know is a brain injury survivor then Brain Injury Support Meetings are for you [ ... ]

Call for Submissions

32nd Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards The PEI Writers’ Guild is accepting submissions for  [ ... ]

David Weale and Loretta Campbell

EVELYN: Last of her Kind—David Weale and Loretta CampbellEvelyn: Last of her Kind, by David Weale and Loretta Campbell, has been recently published by Tangle Lane Inc. Author David Weale says, “In many ways, Evelyn Christopher was the last of her kind; the last of that species of self-sufficient, agrarian peasantry, with roots stretching back to Western Europe, that subsisted on small farms across this entire Island until the mid-Twentieth Century, but had disappeared almost entirely by the time I met her in 2010.

“Evelyn was very conscious of being just that, and on many occasions she spoke, sometimes with pride, but more often with sadness, of being the last one left. But most often she spoke of the changes she had observed with indignation and defiance. Everything familiar had been stripped away from around her, replaced by something strange, and in her mind unworthy, and she refused to adapt meekly. She scorned ‘progress’ as others might scorn a plague, and as the brave new world encroached she protested mightily every step of the way.

“On one occasion, I recall her ending a tirade against modernity by saying, ‘You tell me this, if the wagon is headed for the ditch, why would any thinking person want to jump aboard. They call it progress but them are just words. Don’t mean nothing. They can all go to hell if they want to, but I’m not going with them.’

“I like to think of it as her epitaph.”

Loretta Campbell is a professional photographer living in Souris West who is a regular contributor to RED magazine.

David Weale is an Island writer, social historian and storyteller, and the editor and publisher of RED magazine.

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Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]