CHARLOTTETOWN, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The province of Manitoba, a partner in the PEI 2014 celebrations, will be showcased at the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone during Manitoba Week July 21st to 27th. Manitoba Week will highlight the province's rich culture and heritage at the free, family-friendly Celebration Zone. The week includes a concert by Canadian rock legend and Winnipeg-born, Burton Cummings on July 24th.
"Families in Manitoba and PEI have a strong connection; our residents share the love of good music, delicious delicacies and the company of family and friends," said Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux. "Manitoba is where Canada's heart beats, and this exciting event will showcase some of the best of what we have to offer. I hope visitors will enjoy their taste of Manitoba in PEI and then come to our beautiful province to experience more."
Other highlights will include performances by iconic children's entertainer, Fred Penner; folk rocker, Del Barber; vocal group Chic Gamine; Winnipeg Contemporary Dance Company, Juno Award-winning comedian and children's entertainer, Al Simmons; throat singer Tanya Tagaq; singer-songwriter, JP Hoe; jazz vocalist, Marijosée; and Japanese drumming group, Fubuki Daiko. Click here for the full schedule of events during Manitoba Week.
"We are honoured to have the province of Manitoba as a partner of the PEI 2014 celebrations," says PEI 2014 Executive Director, Penny Walsh McGuire. "Manitoba Week is a tremendous opportunity for all visitors to experience the rich culture and heritage of both Manitoba and Prince Edward Island in one unique setting."
Visitors to the Celebration zone can enjoy excellent Manitoba food products and top-notch cuisine throughout the week at the Fathers Pub and Oyster Bar.
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.
Click here for the full schedule of events for Manitoba Weekcc.
Image with caption: "Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings will perform on the Atlantic Lottery/Red Shores Main Stage on July 24, 2014 during Manitoba Week in the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone. (CNW Group/Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140717_C3484_PHOTO_EN_4320.jpg
SOURCE: Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.
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