About the Buzz
Prince Edward Island’s Guide to What’s Going On, is a free monthly magazine featuring community events and local art, music, theatre, books, food & drink, film and more.
The Buzz has been an integral part of the arts & culture scene on Prince Edward Island for over 25 years, and is the best place to find out what is going on and where across PEI.
We operate with a hardworking core team of five people, dedicated to creating an informative, interesting and intelligent publication month after month. A family-owned and operated business, Peter Richards began The Buzz in 1993 after recognizing a need in the community to support and showcase the local arts and culture scene on PEI. Since then, The Buzz has continued to thrive with the trust and support of Islanders.
The Buzz is distributed Island-wide throughout the year at between 350-550 locations depending on the season.
Peter, oft referred to as ‘Buzzman’ or ‘The Buzz Guy’ around the Island, started the arts publication in June of 1993. As a business owner and developer he’s worn many hats over the years and his current title is Managing Editor for the Buzz. His day-to-day involves communicating with regular columnists, engaging new contributors and making decisions regarding content for the Buzz.
Nancy has been a part of The Buzz family since almost the very beginning. She joined Peter in 1995 as an editor and bookkeeper. Although those are her official roles, it’s safe to say Nancy does a bit of everything in the Buzz world; from fielding phone calls and cleaning the office to making Island-wide Buzz deliveries every month. All in a day’s work!
Yanik, much like Peter, found he never had a nickname that stuck, apart from ‘Buzz Guy.’ So, with two people known as ‘Buzz Guy’ around the office, Yanik makes his mark by being the official Sales Manager, with (unofficially) the messiest desk. Although, he insists it’s organized to him. Much like the entire Buzz team, Yanik also takes on plenty of other roles including distribution, tech troubleshooting and maintenance, and even snow shoveling.
Michelle started at The Buzz in 2015. As Digital Media Manager, Michelle loves having her finger on the pulse of what’s going on across PEI. She gets to design and develop content for the Buzz website and social media platforms.
Maggie has been with The Buzz from 2008 as a Graphic Designer. She currently looks after all of the ad design at the Buzz, as well as running her own full-time business, Ruby Square Graphic Design.