Thank you for attending the Summerside Arts Festival 2020!
Celebrate the National Flag of Canada Day with us- Virtually!
City of Summerside
Heritage and Culture Awards 2021
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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. There is 98 years between the forming of the country and the adoption of the flag. The short video was professionally recorded in the historic Wyatt House Museum. It will be available starting Friday online at or Culture Summerside’s Facebook.
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"The Magic of Christmas at Wyatt Heritage Properties"
We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who attended our event “The Magic of Christmas at Wyatt Heritage Properties” this past week.
When the circuit breaker measures went into effect in December and the original dates had to be postponed, we knew we still wanted it to go ahead in the New Year, but weren’t sure what the uptake might be. These past few days have shown us that the magic of the season lives on well beyond a calendar date as people came to view it from all across the Island (from East Point to Tignish!). We feel very grateful that here in PEI we were able to safely deliver this event under the Public Health Office guidelines.
Along with the public event, programming staff hosted eighteen school classes (cohorts) for an in-depth educational program.
We greatly appreciate community members who donated and lent Christmas decorations that made it possible to bring alive the stories and traditions of Christmas trees through the ages. A special thank you to our team of volunteers in the delivery of another successful program.
A special shout out goes to Shelley Campbell who decorated the trees and the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation who kindly loaned historical artifacts that enhanced the exhibit.
House-Front Production Services Inc. did a great job creating a light and music display for the outside of the Lefurgey Cultural Centre.
The Christmas and Winter Art Show will remain on exhibit until the end of March. You are welcome to visit the Lefurgey Cultural Centre (205 Prince Street) weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm to view the beautiful works of local artists.