Charlottetown holding celebration of faith

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Charlottetown City Hall

The city of Charlottetown’s Celebration of Faith, a non-denominational, spiritual event full of music and prayer, will be held on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. in Victoria Park.

The event is part of the city’s 150th anniversary celebrations of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. The outdoor tented event is free and open to people of all faiths as a celebration of unity, community, diversity and nature. The tent will be located in the field adjacent to Government House.

“In 1864, the Fathers of Confederation gathered to discuss and deliberate about a union to form one country. It is within this same theme of unity that we invite people of various faiths together for this event,” said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. “This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate the history of this city and this nation and to do so under the umbrella of the faith community.”

Celebration of Faith will include performances by: the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus, directed by Donald Fraser and accompanied by Sara White; singer/songwriter Kelley Mooney; harpist/singer Lana Quinn; drummer/singer Gilbert Sark; pianist/singer Angele Hache-Rix and messages from four leaders in the faith community.

Accessible parking for Celebration of Faith will be available off Brighton Road with general parking at the provincial government parking lot across the street from Government House.

Organizations: Government House, Confederation Centre Youth Chorus

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Victoria Park, Brighton Road

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  • Reason & Thinking
    August 14, 2014 - 07:21

    How about a Celebration of Reason instead of this antiquated Faith stuff. Medieval beliefs in fairy tale/mythological explanations for our existence and purpose on this planet do nothing but promote ignorance. It is time to lose all this Faith and move on to a brighter future based on thinking - not blind faith.

  • IslandAtheist
    August 13, 2014 - 18:56

    Mathew 6:5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

    • Truth Seeker
      Truth Seeker
      August 14, 2014 - 08:32

      In my experience religious people do not practice what they preach and spread ideas riddled with conjecture. I wonder how much longer we'll have to cater to this fraud. This is embarrassing.

  • How Much?
    August 13, 2014 - 15:36

    How much of tax payer money is being spent on this event? Are atheists and satanists welcome? There is NO place in our tax funding for this type of event. I wonder if the wacko hypocrites will show up here with there abortion posters. This is exactly the kind of event they gravitate to.