The root of it all

Seeing healthy trees that you have planted is a great legacy.  Lately, though, I’ve been rethinking the whole idea of treeplanting. In 2019, Justin...

Takako

Drop the mic

Island poet Julie Bull offers online spoken word workshop

Interdisciplinary researcher, ethicist, educator, poet, and spoken-word artist Dr. Julie Bull will be facilitating an online workshop series on spoken...

A gentler pace

Z & G’s Specialty Fusion Cuisine offer a new experience

Visitors are warmly welcomed by owners Zenaida and Glenn upon entering Z & G’s Specialty Fusion Cuisine Restaurant—a space full of exciting ar...

The old with the new

David Sisam’s contemporary design aims to compliment

Indian River Festival has relied on a simple, time-tested strategy for their audience: the old with the new. Sitting under the vaults of Historic St. ...

New GM of Theatre

Andrea Surich takes new position at Confederation Centre

Over the next few months, Andrea Surich will be sharing her time between Watermark Theatre in North Rustico and Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA...

Ghouls in them hills

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” —Hamlet (1.5.167-8) When I first started exploring...

Takako

Tukien (Awaken)

Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) in Charlottetown will present a solo exhibition by Nelson White from October 10 to January 13. Tukien (Aw...

Behind the counter

Forty three years on Main Street, Alberton for Jerry Saunders

Saunders Variety on Alberton’s Main Street recently celebrated its 43rd anniversary. I sat down with owner, Jerry Saunders, to find out about the ma...

The spice of life

More than ever, people are starting to realize the importance of pollinators. They used to be just pesky bees and wasps interrupting our outings that ...

2020 Symons Medal

Medal recipient Bob Rae will give online lecture—Oct 30

Confederation Centre of the Arts will present the 2020 Symons Medal to the Honourable Bob Rae, PC, CC, OO, QC through an online broadcast on October 3...

Exhibits

Galleries and Museums

Acadian Museum of PEI On view: 100 ans SSTA : Exposition au Musée acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard to Oct 31 with vernissage Oct 20 at 2 pm. V...

Gary Schneider is award finalist

Gary Schneider, Director of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project, is one of four nation-wide finalists for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s...

Wish you were here

Postcards from the Island’s final five episodes

The weekly 12-part online series from Confederation Centre, Postcards from the Island, continues throughout October with the final five episodes. Thr...

Onward Anyways

6th Annual Charlottetown Film Festival—Oct 23 to 25

The 6th Annual Charlottetown Film Festival will take place October 23–25 with limited-seating screenings at City Cinema and Full Festival passes ava...

Music PEI programs

The live music industry, like many others, is experiencing a very difficult time and may be one of the last industries to recover. Not only has travel...

Wonderful Life in the works

ACT presents holiday classic as a live radio play in December

ACT (a community theatre) plans to bring It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play to the stage this December. In Joe Landry’s adaptation of the w...

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A dash of science

Sheldon Clohossey is the Prince County bakery man

“Cooking is an art, baking is a science,” baker Sheldon Clohossey told me at the Summerside Farmers Market recently. He managed to squeeze in the ...

Fascinating orchid

There is something very special about orchids, whether they are domestic ones that grow indoors or native species that can thrive in our Maritime clim...

Takako

Beautiful dogwood

PEI is graced with four native dogwoods. The smallest is a common woodland wildflower called bunchberry. Like all dogwoods, the veins in the leaves ru...

Art in the Open 2020

Open-air contemporary art reimagined

As one of many events that contributes to the active cultural ecosystem on the Island, Art in the Open (AITO) has always embraced public art in spacio...

Mind, body and soil

Summerside residents tend their community plots

Throughout the scorching summer heat, 21 faithful Summerside gardeners lovingly tended their plots at the corner of West and North Drives. The 180’ ...

Île Saint-Jean

Celebrating a tricentennial, 1720–2020

This year marks the tricentennial of the founding of the French colony of Île Saint-Jean—the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the first French a...

Pounding pavement

Fringe Festival organizers amplify fringe artists—Aug 12–14

Island Fringe Festival organizers shifted their focus to a new production, Pounding the Pavement: Celebrating and amplifying artists from the fringe, ...

Destination Georgetown

Kings Playhouse gives plenty of reasons to visit this summer

Kings Playhouse in Georgetown is bringing stories to life in a different way this summer with creative opportunities to enjoy local art, share a treat...

Creative Obsessions

Contemporary craft in PEI exhibit—Aug 8 to Jan 3

A new exhibition titled Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island will be showing August 8 to January 3, at the Confed...

Funding women and girls

Six community organizations will receive funding support to help empower Island women and girls to live safer, better and healthier lives. Funding is ...

Postcards from the Island

New 12-part online series broadcasts every Thursday

CIBC Confed Centre Presents is set to deliver Postcards from the Island, a weekly online series featuring a rich depth of creative pioneers and local ...

New ED at PEI Writers’ Guild

The PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG) recently announced the appointment of Executive Director, Mo Duffy Cobb. This is the first time in the Guild’s 30-y...

Architectural sounds

Historic St. Mary’s reopens to the public

The 2020 Indian River Festival may have been cancelled but that doesn’t mean Islanders won’t be able to experience the architectural wonder of His...

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...

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...

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