Margaret Atwood will be joining Writers at Woody Point 2015


Margaret Atwood


Woody Point, NL – March 25, 2015 - Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000.

Writers at Woody Point



Atlantic Region Cultural Sector Remembers Marc Chouinard


Marc Chouinard


Moncton, NB – February 25, 2015 – The cultural sector in Atlantic Canada is remembering Marc Chouinard. The East Coast Music Association issued a statement this morning. Originally from Campbellton, New Brunswick, Marc has been involved professionally in the East Coast cultural sector since 1976.

Marc Chouinard



Smith Family Presents Confederation Centre with $250,000 Legacy Gift


Smith Family Legacy Funding


Charlottetown, P.E.I. – January 26, 2015 - Two generations of a Charlottetown family, Dennis and Nell Smith and David and Stacy Smith, have teamed up to support Confederation Centre of the Arts with a generous gift.

Smith Family Legacy Funding



Cape Breton Moffatt Hockey Stick Purchased by Canadian Museum of History for $300 thousand


Moffatt Hockey Stick


Gatineau, QC, Jan. 9, 2015 - The Canadian Museum of History has announced that it has acquired the world's oldest known ice hockey stick. Known as the Moffatt stick, it was hand hewn in the 1830s in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, from a single piece of sugar maple. An incredible story of the game's hockey. The stick once hung in a Cape Breton barbershop.

Moffatt Hockey Stick




Music-Drama The Bells of Baddeck Premiers in July 2015


The Bells of Baddeck


Baddeck, NS – November 29, 2014 - The Bells of Baddeck opens at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site on July 3 through August 2, 2015. Lorna MacDonald is the Creator & Librettist. Other key creators are Composer: Dean Burry, Musical Director & Creative Advisor: Stuart Calvert, Stage Director: Mimi Mekler, and Song Arrangements: Lydia Adams.

The Bells of Baddeck



Passport to the Arts in Fredericton is Back


Passport to the Arts - Fredericton


Fredericton, July 3, 2014 - Fredericton area residents once again has the opportunity to explore the arts when Passport to the Arts go on sale July 10. Nine professional arts organizations have joined together for a second year offering a dozen different professional arts events and experiences in 2014-2015.

Passport to the Arts



Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts July 10 – 20


Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts


Peggy’s Cove, NS – July 1, 2014 - For the fourth year in a row, there's a great chance to “Celebrate Art” with over 70 artists during the Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts - a coastal festival featuring fine art, craft and music. Details in our story.

Festival of the Arts



Facing The Sea – A Treasure of Stories from Newfoundland and Labrador History


Facing the Sea



St. John’s, NL – June 18, 2014 – For many, lighthouses are sentimental memories of days gone by surrounded by beautiful landscapes and ocean views. However, for the lightkeepers who operated them, the lifestyle was often challenging, isolated and sometimes dangerous while they tried to care for their families. These rare collections of stories were documented by Harold Chubbs who provided us with an extended interview. It is our pleasure to help preserve that history here.

Facing the Sea



Mark Sampson and Christina Boeuy open 2014 Charlottetown Festival with ‘Banquet





Charlottetown, P.E.I., May 28, 2014 – A collaborative work between two blossoming Island artists and Confederation Centre will kick off The 2014 Charlottetown Festival this Saturday May 31 in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Led by dancer/choreographer Mark Sampson and violinist/composer Christina Bouey, Banquet is an ‘interpretation-in-dance’ of the experiences of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference on Confederation.

Charlottetown Festival



Capitol Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season


Capitol Theatre Moncton



Moncton, May 29, 2014 – The Capitol Theatre unveiled today the programming for its upcoming season! The 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season will offer over 40 performances starting in September – the most shows ever presented in one season at the Capitol. More than ever, the public is invited to DARE experience the Capitol Theatre, this year.

Capitol Theatre



Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council announces Award winners


Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council



Clarenville, NL - April 26, 2014 – The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) presented the 29th Arts Awards tonight at the Clarenville Events Centre Theatre in Clarenville, NL. Six awards honouring the accomplishments of Newfoundland and Labrador’s artists were presented.

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Colm Feore to Host GG Performing Arts Awards Gala at NAC May 10


Colm Feore



Ottawa, ON - April 25, 2014 – The National Arts Centre has announced that Canadian film, television and stage actor Colm Feore will host the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Gala on Saturday, May 10 in Ottawa. Feore is will soon take on the role of King Lear in the Stratford Theatre Festival production that opens in early May. Also in a few weeks, Mr. Feore will be featured in the film The Amazing Spiderman 2, as the character of Donald Menken. The film, a summer blockbuster, will receive wide distribution in movie theatres across North America in the coming weeks.

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