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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Confederation Centre Choirs

Both the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and the Confederation Singers (the adult choir at the Cen [ ... ]

Orysia Dawydiak

Rika’s Shepherd—Orysia DawydiakAcorn Press will release Orysia Dawydiak’s new book, Rika’s Shepherd this fall.

Rika is a happy, energetic girl in control of her life and her small flock of sheep. She’s been helping her father, Willem, run their farm and household, and has been campaigning to get a Border Collie pup. She wants to train the pup to bring in the dairy cattle and herd the sheep. But Rika’s orderly life unravels with the discovery of a deadly attack on her flock.

With the help of a young veterinarian and an eccentric protection dog breeder, Rika takes on more responsibilities. Then life becomes more complicated when her father develops a new relationship. As she struggles with the challenges of training a guardian pup, she makes a big mistake by exposing an older beloved dog to great danger. 

An unexpected visit shakes up her world again and Rika begins to accept the changes she cannot control.

Orysia Dawydiak has been writing about animals as long as she can remember. She is particularly interested in their behaviour in the wild, as companions and as human helpmates. Orysia lives on a Prince Edward Island farm where she has raised Shetland sheep and Akbash Dogs for many years, and wrote an award-winning book on livestock protection dogs. She has also written fiction for children and young adults. Her middle grade fiction novel, Kira’s Secret was the first of a trilogy, followed by Kira’s Quest, and the third will be on the shelves in 2019. Her first novel, House of Bears, was published by Acorn. Visit her website at orysiadawydiak.com.

Orysia will launch Rika’s Shepherd at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown on September 22 at 2 pm. 

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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 [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

Tribute to The Hip

Concert and author reading October 17
Charlottetown Beer Garden The Fabulously Rich formed in 2016  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]