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Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

A Course in Miracles

Every Friday evening at 7 pm a group meets for an in depth study and discussion of the text “A Cou [ ... ]

RusticoRiders Cycle Africa

RusticoRiders Cycle Africa
Beryl and Bernie Doiron

The memories of 10,000km down roads less travelled, interacting with some of the world’s poorest people and pitching tents in both desert and bush ground are all captured in RusticoRiders Cycle Africa, a book written and photographed by Beryl and Bernie Doiron of North Rustico about their journey from Cairo to Cape Town.

“Since we have returned from our adventure, we have
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Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books

What began as a coffee shop debate between two Halifax-based journalists has now become a list of the 100 greatest books ever written by Atlantic Canadian authors, or about Atlantic Canada. Using input from a survey of Atlantic Canadian readers and literary luminaries, Trevor Adams and Stephen Patrick Clare took on the task of ranking the top books from the region. Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest
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Heads of State

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

As I sit down to write this, the Prince of Wales is visiting the country, parliament has voted to abolish the gun registry, and a couple of nights ago at a dinner at the Confederation Centre I met the head of the Inuit national organization and the Premier of Nunavut.

Each of those current events bears on my sense of my own country, its values, its past and its
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Writers’ Guild Calendar

Writers’ Guild Calendar

The Prince Eward Island Writers’ Guild has created a 2010 cultural calendar, “The Figure In The Landscape,” as a fundraiser for the organization. The Calendar’s 13 black and white photographs were taken by John Sylvester, mostly at Rock Barra, and include some of PEI’s most prominent writers. Poetry for each month is also by Island writers.

The project is dedicated to the late Frank Ledwell, past
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Free to Roam

Free to Roam
Daphne Davey

From small beginnings as therapy for World War II veterans, horseback riding for challenged children and adults for therapy, recreation and sport has now spread around the world, bringing exciting benefits. In this book, Daphne Davey unfolds the story of one such program from bud to blossom as the Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. In so
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From Away

From Away
Rebecca Black

Greasy spoon waitress Ruby Weeks is determined to stop a wind farm development before it gets any closer to her land in beautiful Seagate, Prince Edward Island. But when bad boy Vince Knockwood arrives back in town, threatening to snap up not just her land, but her heart in the process, Ruby is forced to face a past she thought she’d buried long ago.

From Away is Charlottetown radio
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Hockey Night Tonight

Hockey Night Tonight
Stompin’ Tom Connors
Illustrated by Brenda Jones

Nimbus Publishing has released Hockey Night Tonight in a new board book format for toddlers.

The song by Canadian singer Stompin’ Tom Connors returns in this 24-page non-toxic, thick cardboard edition which will withstand the play of hockey’s youngest fans. The song features an action-packed hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the
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Left Arm Missing, Left Leg Missing, Unfit for Service: the life and times of Daniel J. MacDonald

Left Arm Missing, Left Leg Missing, Unfit for Service: the life and times of Daniel J. MacDonald
John Brehaut

Left Arm Missing, Left Leg Missing, Unfit for Service: the life and times of Daniel J. MacDonald has been recently released. The book details the life and career of the man for whom the national headquarters building of Veterans Affairs Canada in Charlottetown is named.

Daniel J. MacDonald was born on a family farm in eastern Prince Edward Island and served in the Second World War
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Li’l Story: the true rise and fall of the Great Canadian Novel

Li’l Story: the true rise and fall of the Great Canadian Novel
Darrin M. McCloskey

Li’l Story, the true story of the rise and fall of the Great Canadian Novel (Black Ice Press) is the frustrated voice of one small misunderstood story, known as Li’l Story who, fed up with the unfulfilled promise of becoming a novel, decides to set out on his own and become the Great Canadian Novel.

Li’l Story, described by editors at the Dalhousie Review as both “smart and
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Lord Have Mercy: Islanders hold forth in the great Catholic/Protestant kerfuffle

Lord Have Mercy: Islanders hold forth in the great Catholic/Protestant kerfuffle
David Weale

In his latest collection of quips and one-liners, Lord Have Mercy, David Weale highlights the fierce, often funny, relations between Island Protestants and Roman Catholics.

In comments that are sometimes outrageous, sometimes insightful, and usually piquant and humorous, the Island’s foremost collector of Island sayings holds up a mirror to the religious prejudices that have been a
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Some Upcoming Events

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

The Sisters Brothers

November 21–25
City Cinema 14A, graphic violence, disturbing content, coarse language.
Dir: Ja [ ... ]

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
Murray River Community Hall The Murray Players will perform the [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]