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When we moved to PEI some 7 months ago, little did we realize how many or much social events there are here. The newspaper The Buzz provides a full month of events and other things to do in Charlottetown and in other towns and villages on the Island. It is all very accessible for all not just a niche group as you so often see elsewhere.

This weekend we had our anniversary dinner, then a big party at friends just 3 blocks away, the food was out of this world good, there must have been about 100 people in this great 19th century apartment which is part of the late Governor, Sir Robert Hodgson Mansion, a whose who kind of party. Earlier we had been at the Santa’s Parade on University Street, a really big parade with Mickey Mouse from Disneyland as Grand Marshall, the parades here usually have 40 floats and lots of marching bands, most if not all is volunteer generated. Earlier in the week we had been at the lighting up of the Capital’s Official Christmas tree with full choir and in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor and other dignitaries. Today we have a concert at the Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Earlier in the Season we attended the Mask Ball of the PEI Symphony Orchestra at the Culinary Institute. That was a beautiful evening with candlelight dinner with full orchestra and a jazz band. All in all not a bad life on the gentle island.