2017 Season is Here
North Rustico’s Canada day 2017!
Canada Day in North Rustico has been a big celebration in the heart of the town since 1973. What started as a one-time celebration to commemorate Prince Edward Island’s 100 years of joining Confederation branched off to become an annual event and also the biggest Canada Day celebration in all of PEI! Thousands of people gather in down town North Rustico to take part in our event, including our most popular, our Canada Day Parade! The entertainment in Seawalk Park starts at 12:00PM when the booths open, after the official flag raising and singing of O’Canada by our own local MLA Brad Trivers at 11:30AM. The rest of the day is filled with family friendly fun. Live music on stage all day, entertainment for children such as bouncy castles, magic show, balloon twister and an interactive pet show! There will be a visit from some special princesses, Anna and Elsa. We will also have a special visit from Spiderman! Stick around for our second parade of the day. This parade is a little different than the traditional street parade, this parade is in the water! The Boat Parade at 6:00PM features our local lobster fishing boats, decorated and set sail for a short ride out of North Rustico Bay! Boat owners are very accommodating of visitors but make sure you ask early in the day as spaces on the boats are very limited. Life jackets are available at no charge. The day wraps up with an amazing fireworks display over North Rustico Bay at dusk.
There is a 50/50 draw that takes place on Canada Day. Ticket sales start first thing in the morning and end at 6:00PM. Last year, the winner took home almost $10,000! Our local Fire Department has its own ticket draw, where tickets are $100. 1st draw place is $5,000, 2nd-$2,000, 3rd & 4th-$1,000, 5th, 6th & 7th-$500.
Check out the link below to see the days activities.
P.E.I Mutual Festival of Small Halls 2017
From June 11-24 experience some of the best music the Maritimes has to offer in a small halls across P.E.I! http://www.smallhalls.com/The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is an award-winning festival that takes place in multiple small venues across Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province. What started as a small idea has grown to become an international force, bringing talent from across the world to picturesque PEI for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.
The festival has spawned festivals in Ontario and Australia, showcasing the dynamic talents of world-famous groups in small venue settings.
Brackley Drive- In
Open for weekends until June 17th, then open all week long. You cannot miss seeing their giant screen, over 5 stories tall from the ground and 72 feet wide — truly the best way to see any movie! Many hours were put into the restoration to establish its 1950s theme. Step back into the 50s when you enter the canteen, showing off its vintage Coca-Cola machine, jukebox and 1950s Morris Miner car. Truly is an experience you don’t want to miss. Visit http://www.drivein.ca/home for movie listings and show times.
Ceilidhs Stanley Bridge W.I. Hall Monday – Saturday with all shows starting at 7:30pm, door opening at 7pm and just 5 mins drive away, this is a must for a musical evening.
Monday & Wednesday– Ross Family Ceilidh Last performance September 23rd
Tuesday – Leon Gallant and Friends
Thursday – Tom McSwiggan & Michael Perndergast Last performance Sept 24th
Friday – Leon Gallant and Friends
Saturday – Richard Wood Kitchen Party
THE GUILD 2017
Perfect for rainy days and days you want to explore the Beautiful city of Charlottetown.
Anne & Gilbert the Musical
is performing at The Guild Theatre in Charlottetown.
Please visit http://www.anneandgilbert.com/ for showtimes and ticket information.
Tuesday – Sundays until June 30th, 2016.
Sunday – Friday July 1st – August 31st
Monday – Saturday September 1st – October 18th
Dreamworks Madagascar the Musical Adventure Jr.
Mondays & Thursdays: July and August
Linkletter Music School proudly presents Madagascar JR.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.
Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
Visit https://www.theguildpei.com/ for information on this kid friendly show!
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: July and August 2017.
Atlantic Blue is the story of the great iconic songwriters from the region. Tara MacLean, a PEI born veteran of the stage, takes the audience on a journey into the past, telling the story of how music arrived and thrived on the east coast of Canada. Using film to tell the life stories of these brilliant writers, and then song to illustrate their work, Tara transports the audience to a place of deeper understanding and connection with Atlantic Canada and our most treasured music. The show is funny, heart wrenching and beautiful, with a new, up and coming guest artist each night to take us into the future, to where our music is heading. This show is a timeless thread that weaves through the ages. It will captivate and inspire.
Tickets are $30 and available online https://www.theguildpei.com/ or at the Box Office.
Confederation Centre 2017
For information on all shows, prices and ordering tickets visit http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/theatre.php
The Story of Confederation
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Upper foyer, Confederation Centre of the Arts
Explore The Story of Confederation at the striking new replica of Province House’s Confederation Chamber. “A Building of Destiny” explains in video format the significance of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and nearby Province House National Historic Site.
Anne of Green Gables-The Musical
Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™
June 26, 2017 – September 23, 2017 1:30 pm / 7:30 pm
Tickets from $29
‘Longest running annual musical theatre production’ – GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
Now in its Guinness Record-setting 53rd season, the original Anne musical is a Canadian classic in every sense of the word. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel, the musical adaptation of the story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging is guaranteed to tug at heartstrings and tickle funny bones.
SPECIAL VIP PACKAGE – $79 includes best seats in the house, and $10 Merchandise voucher
Confederation Players Walking Tours & Historical Reenactment
July 4, 2017 – August 26, 2017
History comes alive when you stroll down Charlottetown’s historic district with the Confederation Players- a troupe of costumed, young, bilingual Canadians, trained as the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation. Join the Players for a guided walking tour or attend their historic vignette. Through their portrayal of key figures such as Sir John A. Macdonald, George Coles, and Sir George-Étienne Cartier, the Confederation Players provide a glimpse into the cultural and historical context of the Charlottetown Conference.