Concert honouring veterans, Unsung Heroes, cancelled
City of Charlottetown holding similar event to at Confederation Centre at the same time
Unsung Heroes, a free concert honouring veterans, has been cancelled because the City of Charlottetown is holding a similar event around the same time at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where the concert was to take place.
The concert, which was held at the Confederation Centre last November, highlighted the bravery and accomplishments of unsung heroes of war, including women, First Nations and Acadian soldiers.
Organizers were hoping to return to the centre this fall and for the next three years.
But they decided against it because of the timing and venue of the city's event.
Yvonne Mosley, one of the co-producers of Unsung Heroes, says she is disappointed the production won't happen this year at the centre.
"Quite sad, really. Quite sad," said Mosley.
"The theatre has been completely renovated. It's a wonderful space. And it feels like a loss, it feels like a great loss."
Charlottetown has been planning its event for more than a year, says Mayor Clifford Lee.
The program is almost ready, so it's too late to partner with Unsung Heroes this year, he says.
The city's event will be held on Oct. 26.