Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

Raking Up Fallen Leaves

Please note all Confederation Centre properties will be closed Wednesday November 11 for Remembrance Day.

Bill MacNeill, groundskeeper with Confederation Centre of the Arts, tidies up the area around the cenotaph in downtown Charlottetown on Monday morning.The annual Remembrance Day service, which normally draws thousands of people to P.E.I.’s capital city, will take on a different look this year on Wednesday as it is by invitation only and is not open to the public because of COVID-19.People are still invited to place wreaths at the cenotaph before or after the official ceremony on Nov. 11.


Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

Remembering Our War Veterans

Confederation Centre of the Arts is proud to present a Remembrance Day concert of choral music and readings in honour of the nation’s war veterans. In Remembrance takes place Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.


“In Remembrance offers an evening of thought-provoking poetry complemented by appropriate selections of choral music — one reflects and heightens the other,” says Don Fraser, director of choral music at Confederation Centre. “Much of the poetry is from the First World War, and included in the music is a Canadian choral setting of the famous In Flanders Fields poem.”

The concert will also feature the selection I’m Dreaming of Home, which members of the Youth Chorus performed at the dedication ceremony for the newly restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France on April 9, 2007, the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Other pieces of music include Elgar’s As Torrents in Summer, the In Remembrance of Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, Calling My Children Home, arranged by Joseph Jennings, the beautiful Pie Jesu by Fauré and a new composition by Charlottetown’s own Terry Pratt, Crossing the Bar, based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Tickets for the annual In Remembrance performance are $15 and are available at the door, at Confederation Centre’s box office, online at confederationcentre.com, or via phone at or via phone at 902-566-1267 (toll free at 1-800-565-0278.)

Maritime Electric sponsors Confederation Centre’s Choral Music Programme and Sobeys is the title sponsor for Live @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5.