A brief history

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

Florence Simmons Per­for­mance Hall The hall has an “amaz­ing history”. Back dur­ing Prince of Wales Col­lege days, it was re­ferred to as the au­di­to­rium. It was used for ex­am­i­na­tions, gath­er­ings for stu­dents, plays, movies and mu­si­cals as well as the first-ever P.E.I. mu­sic fes­ti­val. Over time, it evolved into a venue with a broader use in­clud­ing ath­letic events. Then it be­came a gym­na­sium first for Prince of Wales Col­lege and then, more re­cently for Hol­land Col­lege. Groups that per­formed there in­cluded Anne Mur­ray, Gor­don Light­foot, the Ir­ish Rovers, Ian and Sylvia and dozens of oth­ers. Source: Michael O’Grady

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