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Al-Anon

What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

Arthritis Awareness

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this fall the Arthritis Society will offer free education [ ... ]

My Grammie Is A Star


Darlene Holt
Illustrated by Dale McNevin

My Grammie Is A Star - Darlene Holt/Dale McNevin

My Grammie is a Star was written by Darlene Holt, a PEI Hospice volunteer, and illustrated by Dale McNevin, a professional artist and illustrator.

The star story was handed down to Holt by her mother and grandmother as a way to help her to cope with the many losses she experienced as a child coming from a large extended family. The book is intended to be a resource for a parent to use to comfort a young child who has just recently lost a loved one.

The first publication costs for this book have been graciously donated by The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. All monies raised from the sale of this book will be directed to the Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI.

Copies of My Grammie is a Star are available from the Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI, 5 Brighton Road, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8T6 or by calling the Hospice office at 368-4498

Hospice Palliative Care Assoc. of PEI also has a Perpetual Calendar available for sale. Illustrations on this calendar are reproductions of works of art by Island artists Joan Savage, Henry Purdy, David Campbell, Julia Purcell, Sylvia Ridgway, Gail Somers and Barry Jeeves. Calendars may be purchased from the Hospice Office and by contacting your local Hospice Coordinator.

The Sway of Otherwise

David Helwig

The Sway of Otherwise - David Helwig

Oberon Press has published a new book of poetry by David Helwig entitled The Sway of Otherwise. The poems evoke the vivid realities of the cycle of the seasons and of life. The title is taken from a poem about walking sandbars on a brilliant summer day.

In 2008, David Helwig won a Matt Cohen Award for a lifetime of achievement in poetry and prose. He had already won both the Atlantic Poetry Award and the CBC Poetry Award, and been named poet laureate of Prince Edward Island, where he lives.

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Some Upcoming Events

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

DMayne Event returns

With guests Jerry–Faye, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth, and Math Class October 12 at Spo [ ... ]

The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle

November 3
Delta Prince Edward The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, presenting Maritime legends and  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]