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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Alzheimer caregiver support

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

Literacy plan

As part of PEI’s new provincial literacy plan, government is investing $700,000 to hire new early literacy coaches, purchase classroom resources, and specially train teachers to help young children learn to write. Several K-3 initiatives are being initiated this year. A writing instruction program is being implemented in 39 schools. This fall, 165 teachers of Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are
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First-time home purchases

Under the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP), the PEI government will provide interest-free loans—worth up to 5% of the purchase price of an eligible property—to first time home buyers who qualify. The loans are repayable over 10 years. Government has committed $1 million to the program and it will operate until either the full amount is committed or March 31, 2020, whichever comes first. DPAP
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efficiencyPEI instant Savings

EfficiencyPEI Instant Savings Program provides in-store rebates on select energy efficient products such as LED light bulbs and thermostats. Rebates will be automatically applied at the cash register. The first instant savings campaign will run to Nov 10 at retailers across PEI. Instant rebates on energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines will now be available year
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Small craft harbours

The Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities. PEI communities receiving funding include: Covehead for maintenance dredging of the channel and basin; Darnley bridge for divestiture; Malpeque for maintenance dredging of the channel and
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PEI BioAlliance Inc. project

The governments of Canada and PEI are supporting a project led by PEI BioAlliance Inc. to increase the number of skilled workers in the industry through education and training. Through its Business Development Program, ACOA is providing a non-repayable contribution of $40,875. The Government of PEI is also contributing $40,875 through the Dept of Economic Development and Tourism. The BioAlliance
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Workplace injury prevention

A new campaign aims to increase awareness about the impact of workplace injury, and the importance of its prevention. The campaign is a partnership with the Atlantic province Worker Compensation Boards. The organizations have been working on awareness marketing for the past 10 years. Some 15,000 Atlantic Canadians suffer time-loss injuries at work every year. Threads of Life, Canada’s national
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One-act comedies

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November

The Guild

Island audiences are familiar with seeing Rob MacDonald onstage in Annekenstein, Sketch-22, The Popalopalots and any number of other theatrical productions. From November 22 to 25 at The Guild, however, he will be behind the scenes, writing and directing “Four One-Act Comedies Did by Rob MacDonald.”

MacDonald describes the show as “an
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Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

On Fire

Review by Ivy Wigmore

On October 21, the PEI Symphony Orchestra blazed into its 51st season with a performance entitled “Exquisite Fires,” under the direction of conductor Mark Shapiro. We heard good news immediately: For the first time in many years, the PEISO is out of debt, and that means that those dedicated and wonderful musicians have gotten a much-deserved raise. Bravo!

“Exquisite,”
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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 [ ... ]

An Improvised Christmas Carol

December 6, 13 & 20
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) presents An Improvised Christmas Carol a [ ... ]

The Sisters Brothers

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

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

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 [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]