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Enjoy a small sampling of our collection:
and yet with courage
Music and video original work by Peter Gallant. Commissioned by Culture Summerside for "A Symbol of Courage": A night of music and drama, which occurred on November 9th, 2022 at the Harbourfront Theatre. A Symbol of Courage marked the 100th anniversary of the Prince County Soldiers Monument located in Memorial Square, Summerside. The monument went under a restoration through funding from Veterans Affairs Canada and the City of Summerside.
"Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920-2020" Book Launch
The book, Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 -2020, was launched on November 5th, 2021. For the past year and a half, the staff of Culture Summerside have been engaged in putting into print the 100-year history of Summerside Electric, the municipal utility that serves 11 percent of Prince Edward Island’s electric customers. The book tells the amazing story of how the 1920 Summerside Town Council purchased a rundown private electric company and turned it into a municipal asset that has proven of great benefit to the community for over 100 years. Being in the electric business has not been a smooth ride for the only municipally owned electric utility on the Island. The journey has been one of drama, intrigue, ingenuity, and sheer determination. The book is in part a social history of how electricity has influenced the lives of humanity, becoming the behind-the-scenes workhorse of civilization.
National Poetry Month 2021
April is National Poetry Month in Canada. The League of Canadian Poets has invited communities across Canada to celebrate the 23rd National Poetry Month this April 2021 with the theme of resilience. Established in 1966, the League of Canadian Poets is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting poets, building poetic communities, supporting inclusive and equitable free expression, and promoting Canadian poets and Poetry. Culture Summerside invited veteran Island poet Wayne Wright to create a poem centred around the theme of resilience. Please enjoy the poem "Oh Summerside", written and recited by Wayne Wright. #NationalPoetryMonth #canadianpoetry Filmed at the Wyatt House Museum by Sara Zilke
National Flag Day of Canada 2021
Monday, February 15th is the 56th birthday of the National Flag of Canada, informally known as The Maple Leaf. In past years Culture Summerside, the arts, heritage, and culture division of the City of Summerside, has celebrated Flag Day with a Summerside school. Because of COVID-19, Culture Summerside is moving the celebration online and invites everyone to the party. Island actor Mark Haines, with words and music, tells the story of the difficult birth of our national flag, which has become a much loved Canadian symbol. The short video was professionally recorded in the historic Wyatt House Museum.
Magic of Christmas- Part One
Join Marlene Campbell, our cultural programmer, as she brings to life the history and traditions of the Christmas tree. "The Magic of Christmas" program showcases Christmas trees throughout the ages at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre. Presented by Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. in partnership with Culture Summerside. Hosted by Marlene Campbell Filmed and Edited by Sara Zilke
Remembrance Day 2020: The Summerside War Memorial
Join us in learning more about the Summerside War Memorial with our Assistant Archivist Jean MacKay. Due to COVID-19, it is being asked that there are no public gatherings at the Memorial sites this year on Remembrance Day. We wanted to bring the Memorial to you virtually to highlight this important location of remembrance in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Hosted by Jean MacKay Filmed & Edited by Sara Zilke
Baking with Marlene- Homemade Bread
Join us in the historic Lefurgey kitchen to learn how to make delicious homemade bread with our Cultural Programmer Marlene Campbell. Not only will you learn how to make bread, you will also learn the history of bread-making along the way! Hosted by Marlene Campbell Filmed and Edited by Sara Zilke Music courtesy of https://incompetech.com/
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