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PEI Genealogical Society meeting

The next public meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society will be held September 29 from 2–4 pm at B [ ... ]

Aquatic animal health

Organizers of the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH 2018), have opened the [ ... ]

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Pow wow

August 14–15

The 10th Annual Pow wow takes place August 14–15, 1–6 pm. Celebrate Mi’kmaq culture at this free, fun, family-friendly event at Confederation Landing Park, Charlottetown. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-436-5101

Fête des Acadiens

August 15 

Fête des Acadiens takes place in Rustico at Centre acadien Grand-Rustico and Farmers’ Bank of Rustico. 902-963-3252, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Le Carrefour presents Charlottetown activities at Peake’s Quay (3 pm), Victoria Row (4 pm). carrefourisj.org, 902-368-1895

Red Clay Bluegrass Fest

August 16–19

With Douthwrights, Matt Lunn & Echo Mountain, Simply Blue, Two Plus Three, Janet McGarry & Wildwood, Peggy Clinton & Johnny Ross, Eastwind, SK Bluegrass, Freewheelin, Dunromin; West Prince Heritage Complex, Tignish

PEI Provincial Exhibition | Old Home Week

Until August 18

Enjoy a traditional agricultural exhibition with demos, competitions, rides, entertainment, Gold Cup & Saucer Parade and horse racing. Eastlink Centre Charlottetown and Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. www.oldhomeweekpei.com

Upstreet’s Block Party

August 18 

The Block Party is back better than ever August 18, 12–10 pm. Bring the whole family to Upstreet Craft Brewing at 41 Allen St, Charlottetown, for live music, beer garden, artisan market, lawn games, kids activities, barber shop, more. It runs 12–10 pm. upstreetcraftbrewing.com

Panmure Island Pow wow

August 18–19

The 26th Annual Abegweit Pow Wow celebrates life through feasting and dancing to the “Heart Beat of Mother Earth,” represented in the Sacred Drum. Pow Wow ends Sun with a traditional Mi’kmaq Feast open to the public. There is free camping, serviced washrooms and access to a beautiful PEI beach. Panmure Island Cultural Park, Rte 347, Panmure Island. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 902-892-5314

Kensington Harvest Festival

August 18–22

kensington.ca 

6th Annual Fortune Fun Day

August 19

The 6th Annual Fortune Fun Day will be held August 19 from 1–4 pm at Fortune Community Centre, 220 Fortune Wharf Road. All activities are free except for the bbq and beer tent. There will be a canoe/kayak poker run on the scenic Fortune River at 1 pm. Canoes, kayaks and SUP can be rented from Paddles on Fortune River. From 2–4 pm activities take place at the Centre. There will be an inflatable water slide/bouncy house, bbq, snacks, beer tent, crafts and activities for children, and prizes for the poker run. Fortune Community Centre is located at 220 Fortune Wharf Road.

Trilobster Triathlon

August 19 

Trilobster Triathlon will be held August 19 from 7 am–12 pm starting at Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside Waterfront. It has events for all ages and abilities: Kids of Steel, supersprint, standard races, six world qualifying events, sprint draft legal, standard triathlon, sprint draft legal duathlon, standard duathlon, sprint aquabike and sprint aquathon. 902-626–8360

Provincial Plowing Match and Agricultural Fair

August 24-26

www.dundasplowingmatch.com

Lennox Island Pow wow

August 24–26

902-438-2102

River Days Festival

August 24–26

Stanley Bridge celebrates with music, food, boat parade and bridge lighting, farmers market, ceilidhs and more. Join in an eco-friendly festival raising awareness of this watershed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-886-3355, www.festivalspei.com

Celebrate Our River

August 25

Wheatley River Improvement Group’s Celebrate Our River Event and River Duck Race is August 25 at Rackham’s Community Pond. Enjoy a BBQ at noon, scavenger hunt, kid-friendly activities, and get watershed info. River Duck Race begins at 1 pm. www.wheatleyriver.ca

Cymbria Lions Show N Shine

August 25

View hot rods, muscle cars, sports cars, rat rods, antiques and more with canteen services and lounge available. It takes place at Cymbria Lions Club, 2184 Church Rd, Cymbria. cymbrialions.ca

Air Show Atlantic 2018

August 25–26

The skies over Summerside will roar as a diverse lineup of jets, aerobatic planes, helicopters and more fly overhead. Summerside Airport, Summerside Area. 902-465-2725

Festival of Forests

August 26

From 2–6 pm, the 3rd Annual Festival of Forests has with children’s activities, walks, food and micro-workshops. Explore the Acadian Forest. It’s hosted by Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project at Macphail Woods, 269 Macphail Park Rd, Orwell. macphailwoods.org

Art in the Open

August 26 

A free, all ages, contemporary art festival takes place in the parks and public spaces of Downtown Charlottetown from 4 pm to midnight. artintheopenpei.com

L’Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien

August 30–September 2

Enjoy a celebration of Acadian cultural, culinary and agricultural traditions. Take in the Acadian Feast with Lobster and other lobster dinners, horse pulling and equestrian competitions, petting farm, parade, contests, dancing, acadian music, more. Location is 1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village. www.expositionfestival.ca

4th Annual Tomato Fest

September 16

Featuring Chef Morgan Palmer, Heart Beet Organics' TomatoFest is back for its 4th annual celebration of the brilliant and beautiful tomato on September 16 from 1–4 pm. Tomato lovers rejoice — you’ll have the opportunity to sample 40+ varieties of heirloom tomatoes freshly harvested from the farm. Enjoy a variety of dishes featuring tomatoes and go home with recipes and new inspiration for how to turn your tomato harvest into delicious, healthy dishes. Family-friendly, admission by donation. For more information please follow their FB page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Heart Beet Organics is located at 742 Darlington Road in Wiltshire.

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Myth of the Ostrich

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