Islander Day coming soon…and it’s a holiday here!

Since 2009 Prince Edward Islanders celebrate Islander Day – so come February 20th it will be a holiday for ALL who live there – both those native to the PEI and those that have moved here from the mainland and away.   There is also an Island-wide Kitchen Party planned for Islander Day – Feb 20th.

First a little bit of history at this link –

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/islander-day

While celebrations will be happening all over PEI, three specific venues will be live-streamed on the internet so that anyone all over the world can join in the celebrations. These three venues are Charlottetown (Murphy’s Community Centre), Summerside (Credit Union Place), and Souris (pron: Surrey) @ the  Blue Fin Restaurant & Black Rafter Lounge.

In Charlottetown, Francois Weber will act as MC with musical acts including Kelley Mooney, 10 Strings & A Goatskin, Amanda Rae Gallant, and the College of Piping.

Summerside’s festivities will include Gordon Belscher as MC, and Richard Wood, Wally Young, Allan Sonier and Taylor Sonier, the College of Piping, Eric Payne, Jennifer Carson, the Reel School of Dance, and the Judy MacLean dancers for entertainment.

In Souris, Melvin Ford will MC the celebrations and include the following entertainment acts: Mary Chaisson and Lem Chaisson, Billy White, Peggy Clinton and Lester Stubbert, Pam Grant and Sasha Bruce, Christa Young and Sharon Winters, and JJ Chiasson and guests.

….and of course the main focus is on family and friends.

Even the government has a website with ideas of what to do at this link –

http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/islanderday

PEI certainly puts family in the forefront and we are glad to be able to participate this year and take in a Kitchen Party or two….

Sláinte!!

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