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Confederation Landing Park new location for two P.E.I. events later this year

Joan Watkins, from Woodhull, New York, enjoys a Cow’s ice cream near Confederation Landing Park, Sept. 12. If the fall forecast holds true, there could still be plenty of days left to enjoy a tasty treat outdoors.
Joan Watkins, from Woodhull, New York, enjoys a Cow’s ice cream at Confederation Landing Park in this Guardian file photo.

Two P.E.I. events have gotten approval to set up at Confederation Landing Park later this summer and fall.

The organizers of Veg P.E.I. have approached the City of Charlottetown’s parks and recreation department about holding a Veg on the Block event at Confederation Landing on Aug. 4 from noon to 6 p.m.

Veg P.E.I. is a non-profit group that acts as a resource of all things plant based for the Island through education and community events.

Hillary Wood, president of Veg P.E.I., said the event was originally supposed to take place along Queen Street and was to be held earlier in June but with changes to their board the event got pushed to August. A downtown market takes place on Queen Street on Sundays throughout the summer, forcing a change in location for Veg on the Block.

The public works manager and the committee recommended that council give the event the green light to operate at Confederation Landing Park.

Another P.E.I. will also set up in that space a few weeks later.

Organizers of the Great Island Grilled Cheese event on Sept. 13 had asked the city’s parks and recreation department if they could hold the event on the city’s green space next to Founders’ Hall.

However, Coun. Mitchell Tweel, chairman of the parks and recreation committee, expressed concern that the green space is supposed to be open for everybody and that he doesn’t like to see it used for events -- although that space is going to be used to host the Old Home Week barbecue in August.

In the end, Tweel and his committee and the department agreed to have the Great Island Grilled Cheese event moved to Confederation Landing Park.

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