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