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Past Events

Celebrating Poetry Month: Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Richard Lemm

APRIL 27, 2021 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

For our April Island Lecture Series session, we celebrated Poetry Month and launched two new books of poetry from Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers. Laurie and Bren each read some excerpts from their new books, and were joined in conversation by Richard Lemm, who brought some great questions and lots of laughs.


Learning from Financial Crisis: Towards Sustainable Island Futures for Iceland and Newfoundland & Labrador

MARCH 30, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For our March Island Lecture Series session, Prof. Mark Stoddart and Dr. Ásthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir discuss the financial crises of Iceland (2008–2009) and Newfoundland & Labrador (currently). What have these experiences had in common and what lessons can they teach us?


MAIS THESIS DEFENSE
Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery

MARCH 4, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Master of Arts in Island Studies student Ian McIsaac recently defended his thesis, “Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery” via Zoom. The session was recorded and is now available to stream on the Institute of Island Studies YouTube channel.


Music-Making and the Experience of Community Life on an Irish Island

JANUARY 19, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Irish ethnomusicologist Dr. Rory McCabe joined us live from Clare Island, Ireland, to discuss music-making as a fundamental part of island community life and an important measure of island vitality.


Writing the Island with JoDee Samuelson

OCTOBER 20, 2020 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening with JoDee Samuelson, author of The Cove Journal, as she reads from her collection of essays about life on the South Shore of Prince Edward Island. JoDee will also be joined by Bren Simmers (Island Studies PressPivot Point) in a conversation about her inspiration for the book, her writing process, and the art of place-based writing.


Islands and COVID-19 Recovery Plans: Promoting Resilience and Sustainability

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

In this virtual panel, Dr. Jim Randall (UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability) and Dr. Francesco Sindico (Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance) were joined by representatives from islands around the world to share lessons on how islands are demonstrating resilience as they respond to COVID-19 and discuss the challenges and opportunities that communities are navigating around the world and right here on Prince Edward Island.


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Tribute to Harry Baglole

Charlottetown, PEI (October 18, 2022)—


Historian, educator, and publisher, Harry died on May 29th, 2018 at 76 years. Due to the Pandemic, we have been unable to offer this celebratory classical concert in honour of a man devoted to his Bonshaw community and to the ongoing renewal of the Bonshaw Hall. Since 2005 when the Church, built in 1867, was decommissioned, Harry was passionately involved in saving and repurposing it as a Community Hall.

Harry loved classical music and in his honour, a classical concert will be held Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 pm at the Bonshaw Hall and will include the dedication of a refurbished area for the Hall’s ongoing book sale, now called “Harry’s Nook”. 
Cam MacDuffee will be our MC. Our entertainers are Karen Graves (violin), Dale Sorensen (trombone), Lana Quinn (harp), and Jed, Keziah & Twila Dawn Stoltz.

Admission is a suggested donation of 10$ in support of Bonshaw Hall.

~~Submitted by Bonshaw Hall Board Member Ruth Lacey

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