British Columbia Week kicks off August 4th at PEI 2014 Celebration Zone

Multi-platinum selling rocker, Matthew Good, will perform on the Atlantic Lottery/Red Shores Main Stage on August 8, 2014 during British Columbia Week in the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, a 70-day cultural festival celebrating the creation of our nation in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. (CNW Group/Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.)

CHARLOTTETOWN, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will host the province of British Columbia, as part of the PEI 2014 celebrations, during British Columbia Week August 4 to 10th.  British Columbia's vibrant culture and exceptional performing arts community will be showcased throughout the week at the free, family-friendly Celebration Zone.  The week will include a performance on the Atlantic Lottery / Red Shores Main Stage by multi-platinum selling rocker, Matthew Good

"B.C. Week is a great showcase of our province and everything Super, Natural British Columbia has to offer," says British Columbia's Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond. "I encourage visitors to and residents of PEI alike to visit the B.C. Week as a first stop on their way to the amazing West Coast. They can get travel tips and ideas at hellobc.com."

British Columbia Week will also include performances by iconic BC musicians Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts, Neil Osborne of 54-40, and Jim Brynes; award-winning chanteuse, Jill Barber; Canadian comedy icons, Double Exposure; Indie favourties, Hey Ocean!; synth-rockers, Dear Rouge; award-winning children's entertainers, The Kerplunks; acclaimed gospel singers, The Sojourners; bilingual children's musician and educator, Will Stroet; and critically acclaimed power trio, Tiller's Folly. Click here for the full schedule of events during British Columbia Week.

"We are thrilled to have the Province of British Columbia as part of the PEI 2014 celebrations," says PEI 2014 Executive Director, Penny Walsh McGuire.  "It will be a real treat for Islanders and visitors to experience British Columbia's unique and vibrant culture at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone.  British Columbia Week will be a unique opportunity to celebrate some west coast culture on the east coast."

Visitors to the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone can enjoy excellent British Columbia food products and top-notch cuisine throughout the week at the Fathers Pub and Oyster Bar. 

The PEI 2014 Celebration Zone is a free, 70 day cultural festival running between July 1st and September 7th.  Located at Confederation Landing on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone will be a hub of family-friendly celebratory activity all summer long.

In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which led the way to the creation of Canada. PEI 2014 Inc. is facilitating the planning, promotion and implementation of the Sesquicentennial celebrations. The PEI 2014 celebrations are made possible through generous support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown.  The year-long and province-wide PEI 2014 program of events will honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold tomorrow.

SOURCE Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.

Image with caption: "Multi-platinum selling rocker, Matthew Good, will perform on the Atlantic Lottery/Red Shores Main Stage on August 8, 2014 during British Columbia Week in the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, a 70-day cultural festival celebrating the creation of our nation in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. (CNW Group/Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140730_C1696_PHOTO_EN_4530.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Patricia Devine, Communications Director, T:(902) 628-9175, C:(902) 314-0080, pdevine@pei2014.ca