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UPEI workshop

The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers The University of Prince Edward I [ ... ]

DiverseCity Festival

Join in PEI’s largest free, family-friendly celebration of multiculturalism on Queen Street in Cha [ ... ]

Atkinson, Debbie

Atkinson, Debbie

Music lover
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Debbie Atkinson volunteered for the first East Coast Music Awards that came to Charlottetown, in 1996, out of love of music and challenges. Debbie says: “I caught on with traditional music, and I didn’t know I would. I didn’t think I would love fiddles.” Debbie has now been part of bringing live traditional music and storytelling to every corner of Prince Edward
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Herweyer, Elena

Herweyer, Elena

Fine design
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most seemingly insignificant details of our lives, a visual and functional language we all speak. Consider professional fine artist Elena Herweyer a skilled visual linguist. “We can’t express everything verbally,” Elena says, and, to her, “every language is complementary.”

In her journey from the Ukraine,
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Smith, Emily

Smith, Emily

Homing instinct
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The population of Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI, increased from 104 to 107 in 2011 when Emily Smith, her husband and young son moved back to the community where she had grown up and where her parents, Pat Stunden Smith and Erskine Smith, founded the Victoria Playhouse.

After graduating from university, Emily moved as far away as possible from the hours (and
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Lacey, Monica

Lacey, Monica

In the dialogue
Profile by Jane Ledwell

For the Art in the Open festival one year, Monica Lacey created an installation conjuring an abandoned house in the woods. “Drunk teenagers stumbled into it,” she recalls. “I don’t even know if they knew it was part of the festival—but they started to have a house party…The suspension of disbelief they had was so magic.” Eventually, she had to kick them out
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Condon, Ashley

Condon, Ashley

Owning it
Profile: by Jane Ledwell

It wasn’t Ashley Condon’s plan to launch a full-length album of songs (Can You Hear Me, with many collaborators) and a brewery (Montague’s Copper Bottom Brewing, with her husband Ken Spears) within weeks of each other in one busy fall.

Ashley has found two ways to deal with surprising synchronicities: hard work and relentless planning. “It took six years to
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Gallant, Nikkie

Gallant, Nikkie

School Break
by Jane Ledwell

Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when she went back in 2008. Her last award-winning singer-songwriter album came out in 2005. Three years later she started with business school, with the idea to support her music better. Ten years, a couple of diplomas, a degree, some library courses, some cultural resource management courses, and so on, she laughs,
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Strickey, Glen

Strickey, Glen

Practicing art
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-year-old that some of his uncle’s Sunday afternoon jam-session guests, who welcomed him to play saxophone with them, were world-famous musicians like Oscar Peterson or Oliver Jones.

It may be Saturday nights in Charlottetown, rather than Sundays in Cape Breton, but Glen still plays his saxophone with
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McLean, Kelsea

McLean, Kelsea

Singsong
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea McLean is music teacher say she sings when she teaches. She admits she’s been accused of being “singsongy.” “I don’t think I’m a ray of sunshine,” she says, “or even all that optimistic—it’s just the delivery!” She laughs, melodically.

“I know all the kids in the school,” she says, “even if they aren’t my own
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Some Upcoming Events

Points East Plein Air Festival

July 4–8
Various locations The Montague Plein-Air Festival has a new name. Now called Points East  [ ... ]

Small Halls 10th

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls  Until June 24
Island-wide The PEI Mutual Festival of Small [ ... ]

RuPaul’s Drag Race in Charlottetown

clubCOUTURE Èdition En Blanc July 28
Delta Prince Edward This summer, Pride PEI in collabora [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Fine design

Profile: Elena Herweyer by Jane Ledwell Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most [ ... ]

VOLUME 18

Marketing and Communication firm Four female communication and marketing professionals launched VOL [ ... ]

Atlantic Drama Festival

Watermark Theatre will host the National Theatre School of Canada's Atlantic Drama Festival May 18 [ ... ]