Monthly Archives: December 2020
Thanks From the Harbourfront
Today the Harbourfront Theatre celebrates Frontline Workers who give so much to others. We couldn’t let the year end without taking the opportunity to once again thank all the Frontline Workers who keep our Island running, who give their time, their resources and themselves everyday. For us, we thank all the men and women, young and old, who are out there everyday working to see that our needs are met. We appreciate you!
The Art of Giving
Hoffman Says Hello
The Confederation Centre adopted Hoffman from the Downtown Charlottetown Inc. Nutcracker Program, and Kathleen Ross, head of our props department, did a fantastic job transforming him into Scrooge You can visit him any time at our Victoria Row entrance, and continue on for the full Nutcracker Tour!
Happy Christmas Day
Happy Christmas Day from everyone at Theatre PEI!
Dog Day Christmas
Merry Christmas from everybody at Theatre PEI!
Kings Playhouse Christmas Cheer
The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” kings100 million thank-you’s to our carolers and to the many homes that opened their doors to hear our music. This year has been, well, quite a year. The opportunity to be able to continue to bring live art to our community is one for which we’re incredibly grateful. Special thanks to the @govcanada for their support through the New Horizons program which funds our project The Arts At Your Door. Stay tuned for more live art throughout our communities in 2021!
Solstice on the River Clyde
Happy Winter Solstice. Here’s to new Pageant traditions, and to the return of the light. #riverclydesolsticewalk
Pointer Show Postponed
Fans of the Island indie-folk trio The East Pointers will have to wait a little longer to enjoy the acclaimed group at Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA). Due to the recent public health measures, the Centre is required to postpone the December 30 and 31 concerts to new dates in 2021.
Presented by Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre and performance sponsor KKP, the new dates are Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. These dates coincide with the kick off to March Break and patrons are invited to plan ahead and celebrate mid-winter break with a night out at the Centre’s Mainstage Theatre, the crown jewel venue of P.E.I.
“We are thrilled that The East Pointers are available for these new dates and we invite our patrons to hold on to that New Year’s Eve excitement and join us to celebrate, safely, at the start of March Break,” says Darcy Campbell, director of LIVE @ the Centre. “This Island band is a must-see and the energy is always electric when they play a hometown concert with us.”
Patrons holding tickets for the original December dates will be automatically rolled into the new dates, with those holding December 30 tickets moved to March 12 and those holding December 31 tickets moved to March 13.
Patrons also have other options with their previously booked tickets: the value can be retained for future credit on a CCOA account; the ticket value can be donated to the Centre (a registered charity organization; or a refund can be issued in full.
Concert tickets always make a wonderful Christmas present, and patrons can connect with the box office at confederationcentre.com<http://www.confederationcentre.com> or at 902.566.1267. Concert patrons will be sent a video explaining all social distancing and masking guidelines for the Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre concert.
With Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic grooves, trance-like breakdowns, and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson, and Jake Charron capture the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of folk while lighting a new path for a new generation of music lovers. The music trailblazers have performed more than 500 live shows world-wide in the past five years, but nothing beats an Island crowd on the weekend.
Appreciation is extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, the City of Charlottetown, and the Special Events Reserve Fund.
Capital New Year
‘Capital New Year’ Brings Holiday Cheer to Confederation Centre Dec. 30 and 31. City of Charlottetown presents family-fun activities across the Centre this holiday season
Come gather ‘round at the Centre this holiday season for some family fun and creative cheer, courtesy of the City of Charlottetown. Capital New Year will offer free, socially-distanced events across Confederation Centre of the Arts on December 30 and 31.
“Charlottetown – the Birthplace of Confederation – is the place to ring in the New Year on Prince Edward Island,” says Mayor Philip Brown. “Capital New Year is a long-standing tradition in our city, and although it is not able to take place in its traditional format due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are thrilled to be able to partner with Confederation Centre to offer this safe, celebratory programming at a time when excitement is so needed.”
Steve Bellamy, CEO of Confederation Centre agrees. “We are delighted to come together with the City of Charlottetown to present some fun and art-making for families looking to revel in the season or just unwind,” he states. “We are thankful to the City for their leadership in bringing Capital New Year together. Also, we wish to assure all patrons that each event will take place under approved health guidelines from the Chief Public Health Office.”
Patrons can sign up for one of four Family Art Activities, December 30 and 31 at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG). Participants will be provided with all of the materials they need to create their own winter landscape collage inspired by their favourite seasonal activities. Times run from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m. and pre-registration is required.
The CCAG will host Scavenger Hunts from December 28-31 where patrons will use holiday clues to search for artworks and decorations in the Gallery and around the outdoor concourse. Visitors can also pick up a complimentary ‘Sketch Kit’ from the CCAG and study the artworks on site, hone sketching skills, and take the kit home for personal projects. Kits are available at the Gallery reception desk while supplies last.
The Centre is also offering New Year’s Dance Parties on December 30 and 31, as led by dance umbrella instructors. Families will learn fundamental dance steps in a relaxed, fun, and safe environment, which will then be incorporated into a festive holiday dance. This activity is free for families and requires pre-registration.
Participants in the Dance Parties and registered gallery activities will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies at the conclusion of each event. To register for the Dance Parties and Family Art Activities, patrons must book in advance by contacting the Centre’s box office online<http://www.confederationcentre.com>, in person, or via phone at 902.566.1267.
Appreciation is extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown.
About the Centre: A national arts centre located in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Confederation Centre of the Arts celebrates the origins and evolution of Canada through a wealth of visual and performing arts and heritage programming. Open year-round, the Centre aims to inspire Canadians to consider the country’s past, present, and future through live music, musical theatre, visual arts, arts education, and interactive experiences.