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PEI chapter to receive proceeds from January 29 ceilidh

The Council of Canadians PEI chapter will receive the proceeds from an upcoming ceilidh in Charlottetown.


A ceilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering that involves Gaelic folk music and dancing.


The Guardian reports, “Monthly ceilidh concerts resume Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Bonshaw Hall from 2-4 p.m. Storm date is Feb. 5. Admission is by donation and includes a 50/50 draw, lunch and open stage time. Proceeds will go the P.E.I. Chapter of the Council of Canadians. For information, call 902-675-4093.” The Buzz adds, “Performers will include: fiddler Matthew Reid with accompanist Carl Curley, dancer Briana Domenagato and singers TBA, plus local musicians Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. All ages welcome; accessible for manual wheelchairs.”


In 2016, the work of the PEI chapter included:


  • calling on the Government of Prince Edward Island to stop using bottled water and reject the proposed Brookvale bottled water operation

  • participating in a Standing Rock solidarity rally

  • speaking against the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade hearing

  • calling on the communities of Charlottetown, Summerside, Stratford and Montague to become blue communities

  • co-hosting a workshop with the Black Cultural Society on racism and discrimination

  • screening the film ‘500 Years Later’ during Black History Month

  • participating at a ‘Honour the Vote’ rally in support of proportional representation

  • calling for free tuition for university and college students at a ‘Fight the Fees’ rally at the University of PEI

  • presenting to the Standing Committee on Finance to express support for raising corporate taxes

  • hosting a talk by author-activist Gordon Laxer on his book After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

  • calling for immediate permanent resident immigration status for Seasonal Agricultural Workers, Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers at a protest in front of Province House

  • opposing AquaBounty’s application for a deep water well

To learn more about the PEI chapter, please see their Facebook page here.