A THOU­SAND WORDS

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Some pho­tos of what hap­pened on Prince Ed­ward Island on the week­end.

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DOC, made up of Anas­ta­sia DesRoches, cen­tre, Mylène Ouel­lette and Brent Chais­son, de­light the crowd Satur­day with a set of tunes at the 41st an­nual Rollo Bay Fid­dle Fes­ti­val. The trio of mu­si­cians, which calls the Aca­dian re­gion of P.E.I. home, was one of sev­eral acts from P.E.I., Canada and around the world to per­form on the main stage this week­end. Af­ter their set, DesRoches was also rec­og­nized for her in­volve­ment in tra­di­tional mu­sic over the years with the pre­sen­ta­tion of a life mem­ber­ship to the P.E.I. Fid­dlers So­ci­ety. On hand to make the pre­sen­ta­tion was Anne McPhee of the Eastern Kings Fid­dlers.

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Toronto sis­ters, Oswyn, left, and Eve­lyn McKech­nie, work on a sand cas­tle in­side the P.E.I. Na­tional Park dur­ing the Parks Day cel­e­bra­tions on Satur­day. The theme of this year’s Great Island Sand­cas­tle Com­pe­ti­tion was Canada 150, with a num­ber of Is­landers and vis­i­tors work­ing to build the best cas­tle with some help from P.E.I. artist Mau­rice Bernard.

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Cal­gary res­i­dents Stephen Caron, left, Cather­ine Bernard, So­phie Caron and Sasha Caron show their fin­ished sand­cas­tle, which de­picts a lobster hold­ing a cow­boy hat to rep­re­sent both prov­inces of Al­berta and P.E.I. The group was one of many who par­tic­i­pated in the Great Island Sand­cas­tle Com­pe­ti­tion this week­end.

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Scott Par­sons, pres­i­dent of the Black Cul­tural So­ci­ety of P.E.I., per­forms dur­ing the Fes­ti­val for the Bog held this week­end. The fes­ti­val cel­e­brated Char­lot­te­town’s old west end, known as “the bog”, which was a mixed race area with a dis­tinctly African her­itage af­ter be­ing founded by for­mer slaves who were brought to P.E.I. in the 1780s.

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Es­ther Li per­forms a ver­sion of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” on stage at the Di­verseCity Mul­ti­cul­tural Street Fes­ti­val held on the Mon­tague Water­front Sun­day. The day show­cased the tal­ents and con­tri­bu­tions of P.E.I. dif­fer­ent cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties and pro­vided the fi­nale to the Mon­tague Sum­mer Days Fes­ti­val.

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Chitose Kobayashi, left, shows Han­nah and Mon­ica Ho­gan how to make an origami crane dur­ing the Di­verseCity Mul­ti­cul­tural Street Fes­ti­val held on the Mon­tague Water­front. The event also fea­tured a num­ber of per­form­ers, food ven­dors and other fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties to help show­case P.E.I.’s di­verse cul­tures.

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