Prince Edward Island and all of Canada are celebrating an important chapter in our history in 2014, as we mark the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference - where the idea of Canada, as a nation, was proposed. The Island is hosting a spectacular year-long tribute to the beginning of this great country and welcomes visitors to join the festivities. Part of downtown Charlottetown has been turned into a "celebration zone" where visitors can follow the steps of the Fathers of Confederation, and experience daily concerts, food tastings, children's activities, and historical presentations. Each province and territory in Canada has been given the opportunity to showcase their local food, culture and history, making this a truly Canadian celebration.

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PEI 2014 Song Search
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The winner was selected by celebrity judges Raine Maida, lead singer of the band Our Lady Peace, singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, and PEI's own Lennie Gallant.

PEI 2014 Song Search

Forever Strong, written by Mike Ross and Nicole Bellamy, was selected as the winner of the PEI 2014 Song Search out of 79 submissions. A judging panel consisting of local and national music industry professionals and PEI 2014 Community Advisory Committee members narrowed the songs down to 10 finalists.

 

History

History

The Island is known as the birthplace of Confederation. In 1864, the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec met in Charlottetown to form the new nation.

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2014 Photo & Video Gallery

2014 Photo & Video Gallery

Year-long and province-wide, the events will show off PEI at its celebratory best, but more than that, our 2014 festivities will confirm that "Great ideas are born here."

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Experience Our Island

Experience Our Island

Visitors are often taken with the beauty of the land, our living Celtic, Acadian and Mi'kmaq heritage, and the smiling faces and warm hospitality of Islanders.

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