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Kids art at Monticello Schoolhouse

Children ages 6 and up can step back in time to the 1840's and take an art class in the historical M [ ... ]

Home Economics Garden Party

Join members of PEI Home Economics Association at 6 pm on July 26 for an evening of socializing in t [ ... ]

Adrian Smith

Finding Forgiveness—Adrian McNally SmithFinding Forgiveness, a memoir by Adrian Smith, has been recently published by Acorn Press.

Adrian Smith was raised in what seemed to be a very traditional, Roman Catholic upbringing. His father, Adrian Smith Sr, was very religious. He had studied to be a priest and left the seminary only 6 months before his ordination. After he left the seminary, Adrian Sr then worked for 30 years as a child psychologist for PEI’s Department of Education. He died at the age of 58 from a brain tumor. A week later after his death, Adrian Jr discovered that his father had been living a lie and that he was homosexual; he had kept it hidden his whole life.

Adrian kept his father’s sexuality a secret until his mother died. At that time, he decided to make a conscious effort to face his and his father’s story. Because of his father’s stature in the community, says Adrian, he ended up having to travel away from PEI to get counselling to help him get over the lies of his past. He was finally making progress, explains Adrian, when allegations of sexual abuse against his father surfaced.

The book details a son’s experience coming to terms with secrecy and betrayal. But it is also a story of redemption as after years of hard work Smith says that he could finally find forgiveness.

Adrian Smith recently retired after thirty years of work in education, twenty-five of those years devoted to counseling and student services. He has previously written an e-book on family secrets and sexuality. 

The launch for Finding Foregiveness will be held at The Pourhouse at the Old Triangle in Charlottetown on May 25 at 7 pm.

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Some Upcoming Events

Shucked

39th Feast Dinner Theatre  Tuesday–Saturday
Brother's 2 in Summerside & Rodd Charlottetow [ ... ]

Run for the Hills

Dinner and music at Clinton Hills Sundays & Tuesdays to August 29
Clinton Hills  A dinner  [ ... ]

Music Reignited

Island musicians interpret Canadian pop music classics July 23, August 6 & 20
Watermark Theatre& [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Best medicine

Profile: Raymond Arsenault by Jane Ledwell "I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best  [ ... ]

Building Brighter Futures Campaign

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (PEI FVPS) launched a Building Brighter Futures Campaign ear [ ... ]

Libraries end overdue fines for children...

Island families will no longer have to pay fines on overdue children’s materials beginning June 1. [ ... ]