New years levee a tradition across P.E.I

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Published on January 02, 2014

Fire Chief Harry Annear, back right, shares some New Year’s greetings at the town hall levee in Montague Wednesday afternoon. With him are town residents from left, Ken and Pauline Campbell and Rhonda MacLeod.

Published on January 02, 2014

Trinity United Church in Charlottetown held its first ever levee New Years Day in recognition of the church's 150 anniversary in Charlottetown. Special events are planned by the church thriough 2014 to mark the event. From left are Gail McNutt, chairperson of the church's property committee; Judy Irwin, member of the church; Bob McNutt, treasurer and Rev. David Moses. 

Published on January 02, 2014

Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis, left and his wife Dorothy, second right, greet Linda Patton and Donald Patton, during Lewis' annual New Years levee Wednesday. Traditionally he holds his levee first and then that is followed by many others.

Published on January 02, 2014

When your dad is the premier you have to look your best at his New Years levee so big snow boots must come off your feet and nice shoes go on. Julia, left, and Emma Ghiz get some help from their grandfather, Irwin Ellis, before they go into the levee at Confederation Centre of the Arts Wednesday. 

Published on January 02, 2014

Bishop Richard Grecco of the Diocese of Charlottetown greets Kathryn Dau-Schmidt during his levee. With them is Father Eric Dunn, chancellor for the diocese. The levee was held in SDU Place. 

Published on January 02, 2014

James Walker, right, member of the local Masonic order, greets Stu MacFadyen, left, deputy mayor of Charlottetown and Mayor Clifford Lee during Lee's New Years levee Wednesday.

Prince Edward Island has been called the levee capital of Canada and that tradition carried on New Years Day 2014 despite the frigid temperatures.

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