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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.


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Seasons Greetings From Victoria

Is there a theatre fan or a live music lover on your Christmas list?Put a Victoria Playhouse Gift Certificate in their stocking! Our Gift Certificates are available in any denomination, will never expire, and we can provide you with a printable certificate with a custom message for the lucky recipient. Please call our Box Office 1-800-925-2025 before noon on December 23rd to purchase.
Thank you to all those who were able to donate to Victoria Playhouse in 2020! Your generosity and your kind messages of support have been a real bright spot in a challenging year. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Victoria Playhouse, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!If you wish to donate, there is still time to make a contribution and receive a 2020 tax deductible receipt. Donations can be made online through CanadaHelps. Click to Visit CanadaHelps Online Or call us at 1-800-925-2025. From everyone at Victoria Playhouse, Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

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Sketchy XMas Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our presentation of Another Sketchy Xmas at The Guild. If you have not yet been contacted and issued a refund for tickets that you have purchased for this performance, please call our Box Office at (902)620-3333 or email boxoffice@theguildpei.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time! Stay safe, folks!


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Christmas Concert Cancelled

Confederation Centre of the Arts remains closed to the public following the instigation of a ‘circuit breaker’ measure for local health protocols.

Unfortunately, due to this ongoing public health situation, the Centre’s holiday variety concert, Comfort & Joy (scheduled for Dec. 20) will be unable to proceed.

For those currently holding tickets, please <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9WNFS2> fill out the online form<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9WNFS2> for processing options. The Centre team is dealing with a high volume of bookings and greatly appreciates the patience and support of patrons during this process.

Centre staff remain available via email and phone and are working safely on-site or at home.


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Working on the Clampdown

Confederation Centre of the Arts will be closed to the public as of Tuesday December 8. This follows the Chief Public Health Office’s (CPHO) instigation of a two-week ‘circuit breaker’ approach to protocols, extending until December 21.

This closure includes the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, the Confederation Centre Public Library, The Story of Confederation, and other arts education offerings. The remaining 2020 dance umbrella classes are cancelled, and the program will resume in the new year.

The Centre’s two scheduled holiday concerts, Comfort & Joy (Dec. 20) and The East Pointers (part of Capital New Year, Dec. 30-31) are tentative at this time, pending updates from CPHO. Depending on the unfolding public health situation, one or both of these concerts may proceed and patrons are asked to hold on to their tickets and watch confederationcentre.com<http://www.confederationcentre.com&gt; and Centre social media for updates in the next week.

Patrons with ticketing questions can contact the Centre’s box office via email, boxoffice@confederationcentre.com<mailto:boxoffice@confederationcentre.com>. All Confederation Centre staff are still available via email and phone and are either working from home or safely on-site.

Patrons are also reminded that year-end giving is still available at this time, with options to give online at confederationcentre.com/donate<http://www.confederationcentre.com/donate&gt; or via mail: 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A1J1. End-of-year donations must be received by December 31, 2020 in order to receive a taxation receipt.


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