Saturday, July 22, 2017

PRINCE OF WALES CANADA 150 ALUMNI REUNION

                                                          FRIDAY JULY 28,2017
Well, after all the effort we put into this performance today, the photographer forgot to take any photos. How unforgiving is that? However, Janet's relatives were there and took this short video which I hope will soothe the wounds. If any of you have access to any more videos or photos I would be glad to add them here.

This was a special Prince of Wales Alumni Canada 150 reunion that SMUG was asked to participate in, along with several members of the alumni as well as faculty. We had readers from or representing the decades of the 20's,(Barbara Worth MacNevin) 30's,(Diane Bennett Campbell) 40's,(Dr. Lawson Drake) 50's (Dr. David G.Stewart) and the 60's. (Margaret Knox) . Alan Buchanan did a great job as MC for the afternoon. Alumni President John Andrews welcomed the guests following a UPEI luncheon, and a Holland College reception and Barbara MacNutt from the Reunion Committee offered thanks to the participants on closing. Following the performance many of the group assembled ambled over to Montgomery Hall where a Vimy tree was planted on the property.

ALL OF THE PHOTOS ARE FROM REHEARSAL LAST SATURDAY AND CAN BE ENLARGED BY DOUBLE CLICKING.
THE VIDEO IS SHORT BUT WELL DONE AND WORTHY OF A LISTEN! THANKS JANET



HEART OF MY HEART


David(SMUG), Alan Buchanan(MC), Nora Scales(Commmittee)


The PWC REUNION Committee
David Stewart reporting on the 50's




Saturday, July 1, 2017

UKULELE FRENZY. PEI'S NEWEST UKULELE SEPTET MADE ON CANADA 150


A new ukulele group was born on Canada Day 150. While I think they should become UKULELE CANADA 150, they are instead UKULELE FRENZY, and that's all right too. Today they did their first performance at the Canada Day 150 Tea Hill Park event and stole the show. Wonderful singing, and wonderful music behind the singing.The group of seven (which is a familiar description) blend extremely well and I know they will become popular in days to come.It was great to see all of their leader's family participating in the background. The group consists of Kelly Galloway, Nicole Phillips, Lindsay Gillis, Jade Bulger, Martin Caird, Darlene and Bob Acorn. SMUG wish yet another PEI ukulele group well as they will no doubt branch into another area of participating and enriching the lives of Islanders with a mixture of music from another genre. Congratulations to the seven of you.