2023 Canada Winter Games

Charlottetown, PE

2023 Canada Winter Games

Charlottetown, PE

PEI will host the Canada Winter Games from February 18 to March 5, 2023. The Games will bring together 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches, across 20 different sports, for the largest multi-sport event in the country. A large part of Games delivery includes a national festival where the diversity and talent of Canada’s identity and culture can be strongly reaffirmed. The festival will also serve as an occasion where the links between and sport and culture and sport as an art can be explored and celebrated. The festival components will include performances in rural communities, partnered concert series’, community stages on winter carnival sites, multicultural arts programs, youth\family events, athletes’ village programming, as well as headliner concerts featuring Canada’s top acts. Professional artists will also be featured in the televised Opening and Closing ceremonies.

Tanya Gallant, Director of Ceremonies, Culture & VIP Services
135 St. Peters Road, Suite 202, Charlottetown, PE C1A 5P3

Centre Expo-Festival Center

Wellington, PE

Centre Expo-Festival Center

Wellington, PE

The Centre Expo-Festival Center was officially opened in 1998. The center includes a main hall with stage, a pub/restaurant, a bakery and an outside venue Village Musical Acadien which is open during the tourist season and présents cultural expériences and has an art gallery. The center is also host to community festivals, produces a dinner-theater in July & August, présents weekly Kitchen Parties and acoustic music jams and other musical shows during the year.

Jeannette Blaquiere, Secretary
C.P. 37 1745, Route 124, Abram-Village Wellington, PE C0B 2E0 Canada

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival

Montague, PE

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival

Montague, PE
Kathleen Flanagan, Chair
P.O. Box 937 Montague, PE C0A1R0 Canada

College of Piping

Summerside, PE

College of Piping

Summerside, PE

The Celtic Performing Arts Centre brings people together, to inspire learning, creativity and culture and to create opportunities for growth. When you walk through the doors of the new 300 seat Celtic Performing Arts Centre, you’re ushered into a vibrant atmosphere where culture and performance give way to successful futures and enable our youth to excel in their development.

Jennifer Campbell, Executive Director
619 Water Street East Summerside, PE C1N 4H8 Canada

Community of Kinkora

Brookvale, PE

Community of Kinkora

Brookvale, PE

Municipal Government. To provide municipal services to the residents of Kinkora and to promote and develop the community.

Aaron Gauthier, Chief Administrative Officer
45 Anderson Road Box 38 Brookvale, PE C0B 1N0 Canada

Confederation Centre

Charlottetown, PE

Confederation Centre

Charlottetown, PE

A leading Canadian cultural centre that inspires creativity, dialogue, and collaboration. Celebrate Canada; Embrace the Arts!

Darcy Campbell
145 Richmond Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 Canada

Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel

Mont-Carmel, PE

Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel

Mont-Carmel, PE

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel ltée was founded in March 2006 when a group of volunteers realized that it was imperative to establish cultural tourist programming in the Mont-Carmel region following the closing of Le Village de l’Acadie.

Christian Gallant, Artistic Director

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Charlottetown, PE

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Charlottetown, PE

The Florence Simmons Performance Hall is a theatre situated on the campus of Holland College. Our mandate is to bring in entertainment that not only reaches out to the general public but can also be educational experience to the performing arts students at the college.

Gloria Hastie, Event Coordinator
Gaylene Carragher
140 Weymouth Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1 Canada

Friends of Souris Show Hall

Souris, PE

Friends of Souris Show Hall

Souris, PE

The Souris Show Hall’s rich history makes it the oldest theatre on PEI. The Hall provides a beautiful, historic space with wonderful acoustics for live music and theatre. Red seats donated from The Confederation Centre creates a rich, comfortable interior accommodating 150 guests. Souris Show Hall has been rejuvenated in the last 5 years and provides Islanders and Visitors a wonderful venue for live music and theatre.

Kier Kenny, Executive Director
5 Church Avenue, Souris, Prince Edward Island
PO Box 672 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L3 Canada

Harbourfront Theatre

Summerside, PE

Harbourfront Theatre

Summerside, PE

Harbourfront Theatre opened its doors in 1996, the result of more than a decade of tireless effort on the part of a group of Summerside citizens with a vision to create a state of the art, multi purpose performing arts facility in Prince County. The theatre, along with the Eptek Art & Culture Centre and the Summerside Visitor Information Centre, is housed in The Wyatt Centre, aptly named after one of the facility’s major contributors, Dr. Wanda Wyatt.

Harbourfront Theatre is owned by Regional Cultural Events Centre Inc., a registered non-profit organization managed by a board of directors, general manager, and director of operations, and boasts a friendly, knowledgeable, professional staff and a dedicated core of over 90 volunteers. Its mission is “to provide a continuous live entertainment service to the Prince Edward Island community and its visitors, featuring both local and touring productions, while being a significant driving force within the community to encourage and nurture the development and appreciation of the performing arts.” The facility is ideally suited to a myriad of uses, including plays, concerts, opera, ballet, comedy & magic shows, conferences, seminars, receptions, business mixers, trade shows and public forums. Beautifully appointed and state of the art equipped, the Harbourfront Theatre represents the best of both worlds – large enough to host renowned touring acts, yet small enough so that every one of its 527 seats captures a uniquely intimate performer/audience experience.

Kieran Keller
124 Harbour Drive Summerside, PE C1N 5Y8 Canada

Kings Playhouse

Georgetown, PE

Kings Playhouse

Georgetown, PE

The King’s Playhouse is a vital component of the cultural life in Eastern PEI. Our vision is one of creative and cultural growth through performance, membership and audiences. We seek to meet the needs of our audiences through the development of valuable ongoing relationships to create excitement, cultural awareness and community participation.

The original playhouse, built in 1887, was unique in the idea that a county seat should have a town hall that would house both the Town Council meetings and those community and cultural events that knit together small communities and make the long winter nights bearable.

Both professional, and semi-professional, touring groups came to Georgetown, playing out of trunks and picking up locals for bit parts. A Georgetown amateur society was formed and joined the growing ranks of local players on the island who toured church halls and community centres.

Haley Zavo, Executive Director
Catherine O'Brien
65 Grafton Street po box 267 Georgetown, PE C0A 1L0 Canada

Le Conseil Rév. S.-É.-Perrey inc.

Tignish, PE

Le Conseil Rév. S.-É.-Perrey inc.

Tignish, PE

The mission of Le Conseil Rév. S.-É.-Perrey inc. is to develop and promote the West Prince Acadian community by organizing french activities and community events, in offering french services and in representing educational, historic, cultural, economic and political interest of the Acadians of West Prince.

Monique Arsenault, Director
119 ch. DeBlois Tignish, PE C0B 2B0 Canada

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series

Mont-Carmel, PE

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series

Mont-Carmel, PE

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel ltée was founded in March 2006 when a group of volunteers realized that it was imperative to establish cultural tourist programming in the Mont-Carmel region following the closing of Le Village de l’Acadie.

In the beginning, the Coopérative produced and staged the dinner theatre “La Cuisine à Mémé” for the last two years of its existence (2006 and 2007).

In 2008, the Coopérative tried something new and organized eight variety concerts during the summer months. Due to the great success of this first concert series, the Coopérative has been offering eight variety shows each summer since then.

Since 2010, the Coopérative organizes its Grand Ruisseau Song Festival at the end of September. This event lasts three days, from Friday evening until Sunday evening.

Christian Gallant, Artistic Director

Small Halls Inc.

Charlottetown, PE

Small Halls Inc.

Charlottetown, PE

Small Halls Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to providing cultural entertainment and experiences to rural venues across PEI with the main production being the annual Festival of Small Halls.

The PEI MUTUAL FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS is a unique traditional music, dance and storytelling event, highlighting PEI’s Scottish, Irish and Acadian heritage. Held annually in rural community halls across the entire province of Prince Edward Island, this kickoff-to-summer festival features first-tier internationally-acclaimed musicians, dancers and storytellers from Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada and abroad.

The Festival, produced by Small Halls Inc. and presented annually in June, began in 2008 in 14 community halls and has grown to include over 40 community halls across the Island.

Our tag line claims “A truly exceptional Island experience!”

Debbie Atkinson, Festival Manager
2-161 Maypoint Road Charlottetown, PE C1E 1X6 Canada

Under the Spire Music Festival

Indian River, PE

Under the Spire Music Festival

Indian River, PE

Presented by the Confederation Bridge, Under the Spire Music Festival (USMF) offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church located in in Kataganek, Prince Edward Island. The internationally recognized Festival has been twice named by the Globe and Mail as one of the best summer music festivals in Canada and presents outstanding performances from a dynamic mix of some of the biggest names in Canadian music and exciting emerging talents. Now entering its 26th season in 2022, this summer-long festival attracts thousands of music lovers annually to the acoustically perfect Historic St. Mary’s, idyllically set overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay, to experience the very best in folk, blues, jazz, classical, traditional, contemporary, and world music. 

 

Lindsay Connolly, Executive Director
1374 Hamilton Road Indian River, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
http://www.underthespire.ca