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Hooked Rug projects

The Island Matters Rug Hooking group and members of PEI hooking groups are encouraging the public to [ ... ]

Money for musicals

The Charlottetown Festival has announced new project funding for original Canadian musicals. “We  [ ... ]

One Book, One Island

One Book, One Island
This year’s book is Ru by Kim Thúy.

May 2
Summerside Rotary Library 

This year’s PEI One Book One Island book, being read across PEI, is Ru by Kim Thúy. Ru is story of a Vietnamese girl and her journey to a new life in Quebec. You can meet Kim Thúy May 2 at 7 pm at Summerside Rotary Library, Summerside.

Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy left Vietman with the boat people at the age of ten and
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Serena Ryder in Charlottetown

Serena Ryder in Charlottetown

May 3
Homburg Theatre

Canadian chart-topper Serena Ryder has been added to the Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre calendar, playing at the Homburg Theatre on May 3.  

The singer had to cancel a 2014 concert at the Centre due to illness. Loyal to her fans across the country, Ryder is adding this date to her tour dates out of respect to those who weren’t able to see her in 2014 and ahead of the
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Slocan Ramblers at Harbourfront

Slocan Ramblers at Harbourfront

May 4
Harbourfront Theatre

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s premiere young bluegrass band, made up of members Frank Evans on banjo, Adrian Gross on mandolin, guitarist Darryl Poulsen, and Alastair Whitehead on bass. They will perform at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on May 4 at 7:30 pm.

Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have
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Patrick Ledwell at Harmony House

Patrick Ledwell at Harmony House
Fundraiser for Canadian Mental Health Association PEI

May 4
Harmony House 

On May 4, at Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River, Island comedian Patrick Ledwell will partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association PEI (CMHA PEI) for a night of conversation and comedy about workplace mental health.

The evening is part of CMHA’s National Mental Health Week taking place May 1 to 7. Both the
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Sharon McKay to read

Sharon McKay to read
PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic at Receiver

May 4
Receiver Coffee Co.

Sharon McKay will be the featured reader at the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild Open Mic on Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm at Receiver Coffee Co., 128 Richmond Street in Charlottetown. (Please note, this is one week earlier in the month than it is normally scheduled so that it can be included in the annual Reading Town week).

Montreal-born author
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Making It Home: A Remembrance

Making It Home: A Remembrance

May 5 & 6 (*pre-purchase tickets by May 1)
Hillcrest United Church

In 1942, long before he was Premier or a Member of Parliament, Angus MacLean was the 28-year-old pilot of a Halifax heavy bomber. On the night of June 8, as he and his crew were attacking the Krupp armaments factory in Essen, Germany, they were hit by flak and a night fighter. Two engines were knocked out. The crippled plane
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Corb Lund solo at Harbourfront

Corb Lund solo at Harbourfront

May 5
Harbourfront Theatre

Harbourfront Theatre announces the return to their stage of Canada’s alternative country star, Corb Lund, in an up close and personal solo appearance May 5 at 7:30 pm.

With nine studio albums under his belt and multiple CCMA, Juno, and Industry award wins, Corb Lund’s three decade long music career is a force to be reckoned with. His seventh album, Cabin Fever (2012)
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Their Finest

Their Finest

May 5–13
City Cinema

14A, coarse language, sexual content. Dir: Lone Scherfig, UK, 117 min. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston

“The resoundingly British Their Finest, about a group of film-makers working for the Ministry of Information in London in 1940, is surely among the most sheerly enjoyable at the Festival… The way it catches the Blitz-era mood of terror and
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Art for Addiction

April 27
The Guild Islanders are invited to take part in a fundraising event, “Art for Addiction, [ ... ]

Spring Fling Country Fest

May 6
Silver Fox A Spring Fling Country Fest will be held on May 6 from 9:30 pm to 1 am at the Silve [ ... ]

BridgeFest 150

June 16–18
Borden–Carleton In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the 20th anniversary  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Resistance fighter

Profile: Kathleen Hamilton by Jane Ledwell Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot [ ... ]

A Passion for Nature

Thérèse D'Amour exhibit opening at Gallery 18 Gallery 18 in New London has announced an exhibitio [ ... ]

HC students pass Emerit tour guide exam

Three students enrolled in Holland College’s Tourism and Travel Management program have successful [ ... ]