Comhaltas

PEI branch hosts traditional music and dancing classes

A group of musicians on PEI got together in February to express their interest in setting up a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and now they h...

Answering the call

What’s beeping in that tree? When I teach people how to call for owls, it is generally the barred owl’s “who cooks for you, who cooks for you-a...

No holds barred

No holds barred, recent paintings by Marianne Janowicz will be shown at the Breadalbane Community Centre Public Library in Breadalbane from July 10–...

Picturing a City

Window exhibit celebrates history of local businesses

The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the history of business in the Birthplace of Confederation and invites the public to visit the new display in...

Art additions

New purchases for the Provincial Art Bank

Artist Monica Lacey says the Provincial Art Bank supports and validates her career as a professional artist. “I have been fortunate to have several...

Artist Galleries

Art ’n’ Words Studio & Gallery Cindy Lapeña, contemporary, visual art. Open by appointment. artnwords.ca. 892-1426, 628-5867 Comfort House...

2020 Symons Medal

Bob Rae to receive the prestigious honour

The Confederation Centre of the Arts recently announced that the 2020 Symons Medal will be awarded to Mr. Bob Rae, PC, CC, OO, QC on October 30 in Cha...

Artisans

Artisans on Main Forty Island artists and artisans, whose offerings include glassware, pottery, paintings, fibre art, wood and bone sculptures, jewe...

Exhibits

Acadian Museum of PEI Acadian genealogy resources available to researchers. The gift shop offers Acadian books in French and English, CDs of Acadian ...

Island Literary Awards

33rd annual event held in its first ever virtual format

The PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG)celebrated local writers on June 6 with the Island Literary Awards and the PEI Book Award ceremonies, which honoured n...

Local lessons

Shopping the pandemic

On a whim we decided to take a drive to Kelly’s Cross. I heard that someone was selling asparagus out there. Asparagus is my favourite vegetable. We...

FIELDTRIP 2.O

Confed Centre’s second contribution to national initiative

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) recently rolled out its second contribution to Canada’s new visual arts platform, FIELDTRIP: Art Across ...

Art returns

New and extended exhibitions available for viewing

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown is once again welcoming patrons with six exhibitions to explore, including new work from Sandi H...

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Half A Star

Justin Shaw and Ben Hartley host comedy podcast

Half A Star is a 30-miniute comedy podcast hosted by Justin Shaw and Ben Hartley. This pair of long-time friends are interviewing guests from across C...

An Acadian experience

Felix Arsenault recounts his passion for cooking

“I’ll tell you the story of how I started cooking,” says Felix Arsenault. This is just one of the stories I heard during my delightful visit to ...

Pride is buffering…

PEI Pride 2020 Festival celebrations—July 26–August 2

Pride PEI will host celebrations for the 26th Anniversary Pride Festival on PEI from July 26 to August 2. This year’s theme: Pride is Buffering.... ...

Crown Point protected

Coastal headland secured by Island Nature Trust

Crown Point headland, home to a diverse range of coastal and wetland wildlife, has been secured by Island Nature Trust thanks to support from Environm...

Tiny Island Concert series joins #RoadToCanadaDay

Starting Thursday, June 11, The Tiny Island Concert Series becomes a part of the #RoadtoCanadaDay online series of events, to ensure these critically...

DiverseCity@Home Festival 2020

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada is presenting the DiverseCity Festival in a new format this year. DiverseCity@Home will bring many element...

The Island Literary Awards

Online award ceremonies held for Island writers

On June 6, The Island Literary Awards galas were held, honouring the achievements of Island writers and authors. This year, due to restrictions sur...

Charlottetown Film Society

It has been a busy few months for The Charlottetown Film Society, having achieved registered charity status, purchased City Cinema, obtained a license...

Beautiful snow

Newfoundlanders have once again inspired us with their joyful acceptance of life’s little surprises – in this case, 70 cm of snow. Everyone has se...

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Evening visitors

Quite often when I’m giving talks about forests or wildlife, I’ll mention flying squirrels. They’re one of my favourite mammals, but as they are...

Hidden Life of Trees

Books have always been a big part of my life. And though I read a lot of fiction, I am forever beholden to books that help me gain a better understand...

Winter woods

The temperature has risen to above freezing but there is a deep layer of snow on the ground. We walk down to the church and put on snowshoes in the le...

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85 years of art

Retrospective of the art of Nan Ferrier

A retrospective exhibition of work by island artist Nan Ferrier is being displayed at Eptek Art & Culture Centre in Summerside. 85 Years of Painti...

Set builder

Garnett Gallant volunteers for ACT’s Noises Off

ACT will present the outrageous comedy Noises Off at Florence Simmons Performance Hall  in April. The set for Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, is a majo...

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Acadian Remembrance Day

Annual ceremony remembers The Deportation

On the morning of December 13 at the Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site, PEI, a well-attended ceremony for the annual Acadian...

Winterberry holly

When it comes to plants, I’m drawn to ones that provide multiple returns. The ostrich fern is also the source of delicious fiddleheads. The sugar ma...

Island Hop Company

Josh Mayich grows hops in Mount Albion for 2020 harvest

Under the winters frozen blanket of ice and snow, the Islands soil and those who farm it look forward to the warm months that bring new growth. One pa...

Old diaries

In late December an unusual comet—Comet 2I/Borisov—brushed by our sun. “The comet’s icy core is only a mile or so wide, but its surrounding cl...

Uncle Mike’s vision

Mike Perry opens The Crazy Gringo in Summerside

Mike Perry Jr. has a vision and a life credo, “When you do the right thing, good things happen.” Mike obviously is doing the right thing. Good thi...

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