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The Fringe is Hiring

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 12:00 NOON on JUNE 7

The Island Fringe Festival is hiring a Festival Assistant and a Volunteer Coordinator. For more information or to apply, email islandfringe@gmail.com

Spend some of your summer working for a fun, engaging, inclusive festival that offers loads of learning experiences!

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Ignatieff Wins Symons Award

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Ignatieff will receive the Symons Medal this year. ๐ŸŽ–โ 

This prestigious honour recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life. Held annually, the medal presentation and its associated lecture offer a national platform for an eminent Canadian to discuss the nationโ€™s current state, shared histories, and prospects using themes related to their professional pursuits.โ 

The Symons Medal Presentation and Lecture will take place at Confederation Centre of the Arts on Wednesday, November 8. Ticketing information will be announced at a later date.

๐Ÿ“Read the full announcement here.

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Ukrainian Code of Culture

The Guild and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress branch in PEI are honoured to invite everyone to “THE CULTURAL CODE OF UKRAINE” presentation on June 3 at 7 p.m. at The Guild, 115 Richmond Street, Charlottetown.

In this historical overview of Ukrainian folk art and symbolism in traditional embroidery, which inspired the art of Maria Prymachenko and Pablo Picasso, we dive into the rich heritage of Ukrainian culture.

It will be an exciting event with a lottery to win one of two Ukrainian embroidered shirts for those who purchased the tickets. Before the event, complementary one-bite Ukrainian dishes will be offered in the Guild Gallery downstairs.

Come learn and enjoy traditional Ukrainian food, the Vyshyvanka show โ€” a live presentation of Ukrainian embroidered shirts, the unique history and the art at this charity event organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress branch in PEI to support Ukraine. All proceeds from ticket sales will be directed to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainians who defend Ukraine. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Doors open at 6:15 pm, and traditional Ukrainian dishes will be offered before the event. Tickets include complimentary food.

Tickets can be purchased at:

https://theguildpei.ticketpro.ca/en/pages/1570983136…

Hurry! The number of tickets is limited.

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Over the Years

15th Anniversary – A few words

Artistic Director Robert Tsonos reflects on Watermark’s 15th Anniversary 
 
“As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary, itโ€™s hard not to reflect on the past. From the companyโ€™s beginnings in 2008 as The Montgomery Theatre performing in the Church at Avonlea Village, to the renovation several years later of our current home the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico, into the thriving year round theatre we have become. We can certainly remember proudly the stellar productions over the years of Johnny Belinda, Travels With My Aunt, The Rainmaker, Mrs. Warrenโ€™s Profession, Moon for the Misbegotten, Boeing Boeing, Crimes of the Heart, and last summerโ€™s Educating Rita to name a few.

Anniversaries are also a time to look to the future. In 2022 we began producing theatre year round and have had such success that we plan to continue this programming indefinitely. Our loyal audiences have proven that productions outside the summer months can thrive and we will continue to oblige.

We will also continue to diversify the stories we tell with my commitment to producing at least one play every year by an IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, Person of Colour) playwright, reflected this year in our Fall show Letters to My Grandma by Anusree Roy – an important addition to our programming that began in 2021 and will continue.

Our new garden in front of the theatre, which should be completed before our summer season of plays begins, is something Iโ€™ve been planning for years. The garden will certainly enhance the overall audience experience when visiting our theatre, and create a wonderful meeting place for our neighbours.

We have many more plans in store as we continue to grow and expand in the next 15 years and beyond, with the goal of serving our community in the only way we know how, by producing the finest professional theatre on the Island.”

 
Tickets for Watermark Theatre can be purchased at www.ticketwizard.ca or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963.
 
For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or admin@watermarktheatre.com

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Last Chance!

๐Ÿšจ Last chance alert! ๐Ÿšจ

Today is the final day to enter our “Feel it all at opening night” contest and secure your shot at the ultimate opening night experience at the Charlottetown Festival!

๐ŸŽ‰ Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a prize pack valued over $2,000! ๐ŸŽ

Imagine the VIP treatment, the thrill of MAGGIE and The Play That Goes Wrong premieres, a luxurious stay at the Holman Grand Hotel, a $600 Food Island gift card, travel cards, and the chance to meet the incredible cast and the one and only Johnny Reid himself!

To enter ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Like our page @confedcentre and visit our website to enter right now before it’s too late – confederationcentre.com/contest/

#CharlottetownFestival#FeelItAll#OpeningNight#ContestAlert

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Swim the Clyde

Want to join our team? We are hiring three new positions!

๐Ÿ“Œ SEASON PRODUCER – 1 year contract, $25/hr for 35 hrs/week, anticipated start date of mid-June

๐Ÿ“Œ ACCESSIBILITY COORDINATOR – a shared services position in collaboration with This Town is Small and Under the Spire Music Festival, 1 year contract, $25/hr for 26 hrs/week, anticipated start date of mid-June

๐Ÿ“ŒVOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – 7 week contract, $18/hr for 20 hrs/week, starts June 26

For full details & information on how to apply, visit: www.riverclydepageant.com/news

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