205 Prince Street
"Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric
1920 -2020" is available for purchase!
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.
Lighting the Way: The Story of Summerside Electric 1920 – 2020, is available for purchase at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre (205 Prince Street) Monday to Friday. It is also available for purchase at Summerside City Hall and Coles at the County Fair Mall in Summerside. The book is for sale in Charlottetown at The Bookmark and Indigo.
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s
Tickets are $10 per person and children under six are free. Due to the limited number of tickets available and high-demand, tickets must be pre-purchased to secure a tour time. They can be purchased at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring Street, Summerside. MacNaught is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. You can also book your tickets by calling 902-432-1332. Ghostwalk is set for Thursday, October 19th.
About the Event:
Now in its third decade, Ghostwalk brings to life the history of Halloween and the darker side of Island history. Through a guided walking tour of Summerside’s historic district, Ghostwalk participants encounter spirits (volunteer actors) wanting to share their stories of woe and misfortune.
As 2023 is the 150th anniversary of Prince Edward Island becoming the reluctant seventh province of Canada, stories will be drawn from 1873, a tumultuous period in Island history.
Tours go out from the MacNaught History and Archives every ten minutes from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. People are asked to dress for the weather, and to arrive at MacNaught ten minutes prior to tour time. Hot apple grog is served at the conclusion of the tour and makes for a delicious end to your night of fright. Please keep in mind that due to the limited number of tickets, no refunds are given.
Historic Ghostwalk is presented by Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. in partnership with Culture Summerside and with sponsorship by the Province of Prince Edward Island.