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Family Home Centres

Capital grants of up to $15,000 are available to Family Home Centres which are licensed early childh [ ... ]


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

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Lineup announced

Credit Union Music PEI Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate Island musical artists and their accomplishments. It is the largest annual celebration of PEI’s music community. For the 18th year, Island artists and music industry professionals will be celebrated with the Music PEI Awards. The five-day festival will run from January 23–27 and will celebrate the best of

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is January 27 and Islanders are making special efforts to celebrate the benefits of reading and learning together as a family.

“As parents, we are our children’s first and most important teachers,” said Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Jordan Brown. “Parents can support their child’s learning by making family literacy a part of their everyday routine, by

New location for PEI MFRC

After being closed for most of 2018, the PEI Military Family Resource Centre (PEI MFRC) has re-opened in Summerside in a new location.

The PEI MFRC is now located in the Summerside Presbyterian Church at 130 Victoria Road. Hours of operation are Wednesdays from 8 am–4 pm.

A registered non-for-profit, the PEI MFRC believes that military families play a vital role in the success of Canada’s men and

Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Rachel Beck has had an amazing year in music — a cross-country tour, a successful debut album, a chart-topping single, a long list of award nominations, and more.

Beck grew up singing in choirs, playing in school band, and singing harmonies with her sister, Amy, which gradually produced the folk duo The Beck Sisters. In 2013, the duo threw a song into the CBC

Meals, etc.

Veg PEI New Year's Potluck

January 28

Veg PEI New Year’s Potluck takes place January 28 at 6:30 pm at Haviland Club, 2 Haviland St, Charlottetown. Donations go to educate Islanders about the benefits of plant based living. If you are able, bring a dish so that there is enough food to go around. Bring enough for 25-35 sample servings. Some ideas are chili, casseroles, desserts, and rice. Ensure

Bogside Brewing

Bogside Brewing
New brewery opens in Montague

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

The town of Montague will have a lot to celebrate in the New Year with the launch of its second brewery. After years of planning and preparation, Bogside Brewing will open its doors providing another great location for Islanders and visitors alike to settle in for a pint of locally brewed beer in a distinctly Island-influenced venue.


The facilitator

The facilitator
Profile: Steve Bellamy

by Jane Ledwell

“Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect,” Steve Bellamy says. In his third month as CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts, he’s still pinching himself that he has arrived in this place.

“I’ve been lucky to live in a number of places in Canada,” he says, “and towns of 250,000, or larger, would be lucky to have a place like (Confederation

Battle Tales IV: We Battle On

Short story contest

Battle Tales IV is a short story contest which will run January 20 at 12:01 am, until January 26 at 11:59 pm.

Brought to you by the PEI Writers’ Guild, Battle Tales gives participants three writing prompts and one week to write a story for the chance to win all the glory this frantic, low-stakes contest has to offer. Battle Tales is free to enter.

Author and playwright Steven

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Some Upcoming Events


Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]