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A Parade of Stories
Saturdays

In a free workshop presented by The River Clyde Pageant, children ages 8–12 will learn theatre improv games and explore dramatic play to unleash their imagination and bring their ideas and stories to life. No experience is necessary, just an interest in stories and acting. This workshop is an opportunity for kids to create material to be performed in the 2017 Pageant. Workshop leader Jane Wells has been creating plays with and teaching drama to children for over 20 years in schools and community recreation programs throughout Toronto. The workshops run Saturday mornings in July at New Glasgow Christian Church. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Confederation Ceilidh at the Mall
Until August

Michael PendergastCeilidhs will take place at Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown at 10:30 am on Fridays until the end of August. Musicman Michael Pendergast will entertain all ages with traditional, Maritime and PEI songs and stories.

 
Stratford Scout Troop 2017/2018 

Stratford Scout Troop offers adventurous programming for children (Beaver Scouts ages 5 to 7 and Cub Scouts ages 8 to 10) with activities that include nature hikes, snowshoeing, camping, canoeing  and much more. Scouts give children a chance to meet new friends, learn cooperation and teamwork skills, and develop self-confidence. Save by registering early for the upcoming 2017–2018 (September–June) season. New Scouts are eligible to join for the remainder of this season and for the entirety of next season with their early registration fee. Early registration ended June 30. Register online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 
Macphail Woods camps

Macphail Ecological Woods Forestry Project offers summer camps for youth in Orwell. Becoming a Naturalist Week 2 is July 24–28, Young Ecologist Week 2 July 31–Aug 4, Nature Discovery Week 2 is Aug 7–11, Bushcraft Ecology runs Aug 14–18. Camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 am–3 pm, regardless of the weather. The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is an initiative of the Environmental Coalition of PEI. It combines protection of the natural areas with wildlife enhancement, forest stewardship, watershed protection, environmental education and ecological research. For info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.macphailwoods.org, 902-651-2575, macphailwoods.org/summer-camps/ 

 

Kids Art at Monticello Schoolhouse
Wednesdays in July

Children ages 6 and up can step back in time to the 1840's and take an art class in the historical Monticello schoolhouse. Upcoming classes are: Clay (July 19); and Printing (July 28). Call or text 902-215-0941 to register. Located at 12685 Northside Road, Souris. 

 

Children Art Classes in Souris

Children’s Art Class held outdoors on Saturdays at 10 am July 22, 25 at Souris Provincial Beach, July 22 at Monticello Schoolhouse (Rte 16 Northside), July 29 at Naufrage Harbour, July 18 at St Peters Bay. Sessions are for ages 6 and up. Materials provided. Call or text 902-215-0941.

 
Island Rock Camps

Andrew Waite (photo: submitted)

Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is partnering with Andrew Waite to present three one-week Island Rock Camps for music students ages 9–18 on the college’s Prince of Wales Campus this summer. The day camps give participants the opportunity to perform with others. Island Rock Camps are taught by Waite and fellow Andrew Waite and the Firm band members, Nikki Waite, George Maros, Evan McCosham, and Bruce Rooney. McCosham and Rooney are both graduates of SoPA’s Music Performance program. The camps place students in small ensembles, where they work with a leader musician, choose and arrange material together and present their work at the end of the week in a concert. All three of the Charlottetown Island Rock Camps will take place in SoPA’s Music Performance Buildings on the Prince of Wales Campus. In addition to the camps running in Charlottetown, there will be camps in Summerside and Montague, and a Perth-Andover Camp in New Brunswick in partnership with Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Festival. Info/register: islandrockcamps.comhollandcollege.com/sopa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 1-800-446-5265.

 

Watermark Acting Conservatory
July 24–August 4

The Acting Conservatory at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico offers actors ages of 12 to 18 the opportunity to train with professional acting company members July 24–August 4. Classes have included improvisation, scene study, dance, Shakespeare, voice and speech, monologues, stage combat, etc. The Acting Conservatory culminates in a public performance for family and friends at the end of the session. Classes are taught by the team of professional actors who are in residence with the Watermark Theatre Acting Company for the 2017 summer season. Full Day Acting Workshops go Mon–Fri. Theatre is at 57 Church Hill Ave, North Rustico. Sign up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-963-3963. 

 

ICMP Family Fun Day
July 30

The International Children’s Memorial Place will host their Annual ICMP Family Fun Day on July 30 from 1–4 pm at the ICMP site, 2115 Scales Pond Road, South Freetown, PE. Rain date is Saturday, August 5. This free event is open to the public. On site will be food and musical entertainment, face painting, rubber ducky races, and many family-friendly fun activities for all ages. Explore the beautiful property. Everyone is welcome. 

 

Seussical Jr.
Select dates until August 11

Above Some Seussical Jr. Stars—Jack Warren as Cat in the Hat, Luka Hall as Jo-Jo the boy, and Nicholas Murphy as Horton the Elephant.

Seussical Jr. will be on stage at The Guild in Charlottetown to August 11. Two Sunday performances will take place at 2 pm July 16 and 23. Seussical Jr. is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the stories of Dr. Seuss (mainly Horton Hears a Who!Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz) that debuted on Broadway in 2000. Tickets are available at The Guild box office. 

 

NEXT150 for young leaders
August 31

Young emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in NEXT150 Atlantic Canada Conference and Model Parliament—a unique opportunity for young minds to discuss issues and solutions relevant to the next 150 years of Atlantic Canada in August. In honour of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, events and celebrations are taking place on local, regional, and national levels. With plenty of opportunities in 2017 for Canadians to come together, learn from each other, and understand Canada’s past and present, NEXT150 Atlantic Canada is a chance to acknowledge the last 150 years and visualize the next 150 years in the region. This NEXT 150 Conference will bring together stakeholders and future leaders to set a vision for our region. NEXT150 will partner with the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for the Model Parliament portion of the Conference where the NEXT150 delegates will debate and vote on their desired direction of Atlantic Canada. The conference, from August 31 to September 2, 2017, will capture and consolidate solutions proposed by twenty-four emerging leaders from across the region. Applications are now being accepted from innovative and passionate young leaders from Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. The application and information regarding the conference can be found at www.next150ac.com.

 

Navy League Cadets
Thursdays

Free program for youth ages 9–12 meets every Thursday from 6–8 pm at HMCS Queen Charlotte. Activities, community, camps, and more. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Summerside Sea Cadets
Wednesdays

Free program for youth ages 12–18 meets every Wednesday 6–9 pm at 10 Parkway Ave, Slemon Park. Activities include sailing, community, music, biathlon, camps, and more. All activities are free. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Mental health resources at home

Mental health resources for children and youth are helping Island families from the comfort of their own homes. The online programming and telehealth services of the Strongest Families partnership have no wait times and fit families’ schedules, eliminating the need to travel, take time off work or school, or change normal routines. Over the past year, they have helped more than 130 families with children and youth ages 3 to 17 who experience behaviour, anxiety, and/or nighttime bedwetting problems. Families can be referred to the Strongest Families programs through their primary care provider or community mental health services by calling 1-866-833-5443. There are currently three programs offered: Behaviour program (for ages 3 to 12); Anxiety program (for ages 6 to 17); Nighttime bedwetting (for ages 5 to 12). Participants receive written materials and skill-demonstration videos (via handbooks or delivered by smart-website technology) as well as weekly telephone support from a coach. On PEI, the program represents an investment of $100,000 annually, funded from within Health PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions division. www.healthpei.ca/mentalhealthwww.strongestfamilies.com

 

LGBTQ+ Youth Group 

This youth group is offered as a partner project between AIDS PEI and Pride PEI and is open to youth ages 18 and under regardless of sexual ordination or gender identity. No one will be asked to identify and allies are welcome. Each meeting will be facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. Come meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. 902-566-2437

 

Be a Big Brother/Big Sister

Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pass your wisdom, knowledge and experience on. Be a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or an In-School Mentor. Making a difference in the life of a child is easier than you think. Info: 569-KIDS (1-877-411-3729), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.bbbspei.ca.

 

Under 30 ticket discounts 

TD Bank and Confederation Centre of the Arts have partnered on a year-round ticket access program that offers youth 30 and under a $10 discount on theatre and concert tickets. TD Under-30 Tickets are available for select performances from Sobeys LIVE @ THE Centre, which runs until the end of April. These include Out Innerspace Dance Company. TD Under-30 Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office and ID is required for proof of age. Individuals 30 and under are allowed one discounted ticket per person and one discounted ticket per show. This program applies to The Charlottetown Festival. 

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