Charlottetown celebrates 1864 Week

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The City of Charlottetown is celebrating 1864 Week with a free, six-day festival.

The City of Charlottetown's 1864 Week anniversary celebrations continue this weekend with a schedule jam-packed with events for all ages.

The free six-day festival is the City of Charlottetown’s celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference of the Fathers of Confederation and the importance it played in the building of Canada.

The weeklong concert series continues through the weekend and  a special cultural market a pancake breakfast and fireworks are planned for Saturday.

As well, Islanders are invited to celebrate the unique place in Canadian history that the City of Charlottetown and Ville de Québec share by checking out the free concert being held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Saturday.

The centre's amphitheatre (rain location: Memorial Hall) will be filled with music as part of the city's 1864 anniversary celebrations.

Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and Ville de Québec Mayor Régis Labeaume will kick off the June 14 event at noon, followed by the bilingual sounds of P.E.I.'s Ten Strings And A Goatskin at 12:15 p.m., Québec entertainer François Duchesne at 1:15 p.m., P.E.I. singer-songwriter Meaghan Blanchard at 2:15 p.m.; Québec's Who Are You at 3:15 p.m.; Islander Caroline Bernard at 4:15 p.m.; and Québec's The Seasons at 5:15 p.m.

The concert will be one of the many ways the two cities will celebrate the roles each played in the building of Canada.

The festival also includes the official declaration of Québec Day and a series of other cultural, beautification and promotional initiatives, wrapping up with fireworks on Saturday evening and a family day at Victoria Park on Sunday, 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Check out the full schedule of events on the City of Charlottetown website by clicking the 1864 Week button at www.charlottetown.ca or visit www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown and join the 1864 Event Page to stay up-to-date on the latest for this festival.

Pamphlets with the schedule, concert listings and event-site map for Victoria Park are available for pick up at the City's Tourism Department in City Hall at 199 Queen St..

Organizations: Confederation Centre, The Seasons

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Canada, Ville de Québec Victoria Park

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  • Disgusted
    June 14, 2014 - 17:10

    Celebrating 100 years of lagging behind the rest of the country, wasting money, and begging to bailed out after messing up. And we have to endure a week of loud, obnoxious, tasteless noise whether we like it or not. Is this ridiculous waste of money supposed to lull us into forgetting the mess this province is in?

  • don
    June 13, 2014 - 13:27

    be better if ch'town told the truth about how they became the capital.

  • taxpayer
    June 13, 2014 - 12:12

    An absolute orgy, a gluttonous , classless display of disrespect for those who cannot live a day without worry. Imagine if vouchers for a free watermelon or a free big bag of quality or both had been given to the churches and the Salvation Army to hand out to their clients. instead of wasting all this money on advertising, fluff and circuses--- One concert would have sufficed and we could all have enjoyed and held our head high with pride. Instead we are bloated in self indulgence.