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Levees - an Island tradition
(originally posted December 2017) Ringing in the new year with good cheer is a time-honoured tradition for many Islanders. There are nearly 40 levees planned for New Year’s Day across the Island, some starting bright and early in the morning. Although the levee tradition dates back to King Louis...
Who grows your Christmas dinner?
Celebrate your holiday Island style this season with local ingredients and inspirations grown and produced by fellow Islanders - and consider setting an extra place at your table for a newcomer to experience the spirit of a Prince Edward Island Christmas. Since Prince Edward Island is Canada’s Food...
Government boards welcome new members in November
Through Engage PEI, Islanders continue to lend their voice to provincial agencies, boards and commissions. “Every month, we continue to see the dedication Islanders show to one another, to their communities and to our province. That continuous level of commitment and engagement...
Islanders making their voices heard through Engage PEI
Islanders continue to volunteer their time and expertise with the provincial government through Engage PEI. This month, 27 Islanders were appointed to 10 government agencies, boards and commissions. Engage PEI helps Islanders apply to join one of more than 70 such boards covering various subjects...
Every Child Matters – Orange Shirt Day
This Sunday (September 30) is Orange Shirt Day, a day for us all to remember and learn from the impact of residential schools on the Indigenous community. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for Islanders and Canadians to contemplate what survivors of residential schools endured, and to come...
Islanders go ‘back to school’ to government board
The University of Prince Edward Island’s board of governors welcomed new members this month as the school welcomed its new and returning students. James Bradley, Bertha Campbell (re-appointment) and Brian Thompson joined the board in September. Engage PEI helps Islanders volunteer for more than 70...
Provincial government adds more designated French services
Acadians, Francophones, and French-speaking Islanders now have guaranteed access to even more French language services. Many more services have become available to Islanders since the, French Language Services Act, came into effect in 2013 – from in-person services to web content on the Prince...
Island businesses have reason to be confident
When Erin McGrath-Gaudet joined the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) in 2007, Prince Edward Island had a budget deficit while other provinces were enjoying surpluses. Now the Island has posted its third-straight surplus budget – and boasts impressive growth in population and GDP (...
Government boards welcome more Islanders
Through Engage PEI, Islanders continue to get involved on provincial government agencies, boards, and commissions. This summer, we welcome Kim Griffin who will be replacing John Bell at the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission. The Employment Standards Board also welcomes a new member...
Islanders share skills & knowledge through Engage PEI
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island –, Islanders continue to dedicate their time and expertise with provincial government agencies, boards, and commissions. Two provincial government boards welcomed four new members in June:, Emergency Medical Services Board, • Darrell Chaisson • Christine...