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Manitoba Week coming to PEI 2014 Celebration Zone
July 17, 2014
"Manitoba is where Canada’s heart beats, and this exciting event will showcase some of the best of what we have to offer."
(Charlottetown) – The province of Manitoba, a partner in the PEI 2014 celebrations, will be showcased at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone during Manitoba Week July 21st to 27th. Manitoba Week will highlight the province’s rich culture and heritage at the free, family-friendly Celebration Zone. The week includes a concert by Canadian rock legend and Winnipeg-born, Burton Cummings on July 24th.
PEI 2014 Celebration Zone hosting Alberta Week July 14 to 20
July 10, 2014
(Charlottetown) – The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will host the province of Alberta, a partner of the PEI 2014 celebrations, during Alberta Week July 14 to 20. Alberta’s vibrant culture and exceptional performing arts community will be showcased throughout the week at the free, family-friendly Celebration Zone. The week will include a performance by platinum-selling country star, Paul Brandt.
Nova Scotia Week kicks off July 3rd at PEI 2014 Celebration Zone
Nova Scotia Week will kick off a full 70- day tribute to Canadian culture, heritage and cuisine.
(Charlottetown) – The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will host the Province of Nova Scotia, a partner of the PEI 2014 celebrations, during Nova Scotia Week July 3rd to 6th. Nova Scotia’s vibrant culture and lively performing arts community will be showcased throughout the week at the free, family-friendly Celebration Zone. The week will include performances by fiddling sensation, Natalie MacMaster, and Cape Breton music icons, The Barra MacNeils on July 4th.
Prince Edward Island welcomes provincial partners to join in 2014 celebrations
May 15, 2014
“We are honoured to welcome these six provinces to the Birthplace of Confederation this summer.”
(Charlottetown) - Prince Edward Island welcomes six provinces as partners in this year’s 2014 celebrations. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference – the event that led to the creation of our nation. The PEI 2014 celebrations will pay tribute to the goodwill fostered by the Fathers of Confederation in 1864 while celebrating our national diversity and showcasing the best in Canadian arts, culture and heritage.
Top Canadian artists bringing diverse musical experience to PEI 2014 Celebration Zone
May 2, 2014
The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will host the country's biggest and best outdoor kitchen party!
(Charlottetown) – The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will play host to some of the biggest names in Canadian music during the summer of 2014. A top-notch lineup of artists is set to take the Atlantic Lottery/Red Shores Main Stage at Confederation Landing in Charlottetown for the free PEI 2014 Celebration Zone Concert Series.
Legendary band 1755 a highlight of PEI 2014 Fund events celebrating Acadian culture
April 29, 2014
"We are proud to have such a rich Acadian culture on Prince Edward Island.”
(Charlottetown) – Prince Edward Island’s vibrant Acadian culture will be celebrated and commemorated during the PEI 2014 celebrations. Numerous festivals, events and activities will pay tribute to the Island’s Acadian heritage and draw many visitors to Prince Edward Island in 2014.
Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever
April 11, 2014
"Prince Edward Island has long been the place to be on Canada Day, but in 2014 the commemoration of our nation’s birth will be bigger and better than ever."
(Charlottetown) – A stellar line up of Canadian musical artists will take centre stage during one of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations in Prince Edward Island where Canada got its start 150 years ago. Prince Edward Islanders and visitors will be treated to a free day-long Concert for Canada at the Charlottetown Event Grounds, capped off by the largest fireworks display in the entire country.
Thousands on hand to kick off PEI 2014 Celebrations
In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Confederation.
(Charlottetown) – Prince Edward Islanders and visitors alike turned out in droves this evening to ring in the New Year and officially kick off the PEI 2014 Celebrations. Thousands of people were on hand for the PEI 2014 New Year’s Eve Outdoor Celebration along historic Great George Street and in front of Province House National Historic Site. A few blocks away over 2,500 more packed into the PEI Convention Centre to see Canadian music superstar Johnny Reid and PEI’s own Lennie Gallant ring in this important celebration year.
Family Literacy Day – January 27 and every day
“When learning is valued and practiced every day at home, family time can be full of teachable moments that build the bonds between parents and children.”
- Gillian Mason, President of ABC Life Literacy Canada
Every year on January 27, Family Literacy Day encourages families to participate in literacy-related activities together. Started by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999, Family Literacy Day is celebrated each year with thousands of activities and events across the country in homes, schools, learning centres and literacy organizations.
Celebrate Family Literacy Day
ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages families to take 15 minutes a day to learn together.
Even time spent doing the dishes, eating dinner or having a bath can have a focus on learning in a fun way. It’s important to embrace these teachable moments at home every day. Here are some great ways for families to get started.
On January 27, 2014, Family Literacy Day will celebrate 16 years of learning together. The initiative, first celebrated by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999, has since been embraced by literacy and learning organizations such as schools and libraries in communities across Canada. This year, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take 15 minutes a day to learn together.