CBC Prince Edward Island

Author/Writer: September 2013 Archives

Mainstreet Q-line - Ted Dykstra

TedDykstra.jpgTed Dykstra  is an actor, writer and director... who took about 10 years to write the music, lyrics and book "Evangeline". Dykstra's Evangeline is now a new Canadian musicial, presently playing at the The Homburg Theatre in Charlottetown. Ted submits to the Mainstreet Q-line.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

PEI's Fires of 1960 - Boyde Beck

Thumbnail image for BoydeBeck2013Mainstreet.jpgBoyde Beck joins us to fan the history flames, when PEI was burning in 1960. In the first week of September there was about 80 forest fires burning in the Gulf of St. Laurence region. Boyd explains about how Islanders and volunteers formed bucket-brigades, saved homes and harvests, and even the Premier pitched in to fight fire on PEI!  Boyde Beck is Mainstreet's historian and he joins us every two weeks on Wednesday.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Earle Lockerby - Book Launch

EarleLockerbyBookLaunch.jpgHistorian Earle Lockerby co-authored a book called Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beausejour and Grand-Pre. It's published by Gaspereau Press. He has a passion for history - particularly the piece involving the deportation of Acadians from this region in 1755.

Download Flash Player to view this content.