Browsing Category : Community

FUNDRAISER FILLING BELLIES AND HEARTS


Sadat’s Cuisine raising funds to bring refugee family members to PEI Food and fundraising go hand-in-hand in PEI, from lobster suppers, pancake breakfasts, organic veggie boxes, and the classic chocolate bar sales. Often times the goal is to raise money for a building or program, and sometimes as a community measure to help a family in need. The monthly fundraising…

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PLANTING HOPE AT ROSS’ PLACE


Kensington garden truly becomes a community effort in its launch June 9 was a busy Saturday morning in Kensington as gardeners of all ages came together to christen Ross’ Place. The brainchild of Jamie MacKay, the new community garden was conceived and birthed within months, showing that sometimes passion and persistence is all you need to bring an idea to…

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STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE


A Sun Life advisor’s perspective as company holds inaugural food drive Across PEI, food drives have become a common way to fill food bank shelves and provide needed staples. The traditional holiday season rush to fill Christmas hampers has needed to evolve into a year-round cycle. May was a busy month for food drives, with a local group, Gifts from…

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Share a Little, Share a Lot


PEI Food Share looking for more volunteers First founded in 2015 by Christy Morgan to help cut down on food waste, PEI Food Share has continued to grow over the past few years, an unfortunate testament to the fact that many people in PEI suffer from food insecurity. Heather Coles stepped into Morgan’s shoes in 2017, and with the help…

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Bluefield High Hosts AG for Life Dinner


Nurturing community through celebrating food and career exploration Rows of bench tables filled the Bluefield High School cafeteria. Each individual place setting was distinguished by a menu of the evening’s fare and carefully arranged tableware. Burlap wrapped mason jars holding small, glowing tealight candles spanned the tables. Conversation hummed at booths around the perimeter of the room. Here education, industry,…

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ICYMI


Well-known fisherman, Norman Peters, of North Rustico passed away in April. The “Bearded Skipper”, Peters was a fixture at the North Rustico harbour, where he fished lobster and ran tours in the off-season. Active in his community, he helped re-launch the Summerside Lobster Festival last year and was instrumental in the development of the fisheries museum in North Rustico. The…

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SIPPING, STRUMMING, AND SINGING


Mary MacGillivray brews up toe-tapping tunes and tea at Brìgh Music & Tea At one point or another, we’ve all attended a coffee house and experienced the magic of sipping a hot beverage while relaxing to softly played acoustics. Switch out the coffee for a hand-selected loose leaf tea and the guitar for an Irish whistle, and you’d be experiencing…

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THE LOST LINK IN AGRICULTURE


Reconnecting consumers to producers with Community Supported Agriculture “Eating is an agricultural act,” said great writer, activist, and farmer Wendell Berry. If you consume food you are a participant in agriculture, and so we all are. Not that long ago people grew most, or all, of their food and if they didn’t grow it themselves, they often knew who did.…

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CSA FARMS ON PEI


VEGETABLE CSAs Jen and Derek’s Farm Located in the Wilmot Valley, pick up in Summerside. Produce also available at the Bedeque Village Store and Farmed-Market and Craft Butchery in Summerside, Riverview Market in Charlottetown, and Arlington Orchard farm stands at Stratford, Ellens Creek and Miscouche. Little Victory Microfarms Located in New Glasgow. Pick up in Charlottetown and New Glasgow.  …

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THE CHALLENGE AHEAD IN SCHOOL FOOD


Finding common ground in school food programs A diverse group of people gathered at the PEI Farm Centre on March 15 to discuss the challenges and successes of several projects implemented as part of the PEI government’s Community Food Security and Food Education Program. Teachers, dieticians, parents, farmers, and concerned citizens participated in a robust discussion. Some of the many…

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