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1885 A sudden storm traps three ice-boats, containing 22 crew and passengers, on Northumberland Strait for two days. Loss of life is narrowly averted loss of fingers and toes isn't.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits


One Good Turn

"One Good Turn" with work from the PEI Wood Turners Guild will be on display throughout December, with an official opening event to be held on Sunday, December 1st at 2pm. Explore a myraid of things that can be made on a woodturning lathe. Admission to the opening event is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The PEI Wood Turners Guild will also be holding a free wood turning demonstration on December 15th, at 2pm.


Permanent Exhibit
Be sure to visit the permanent exhibition on the history and architecture of Summerside.


Lunchtime Films
The Friends of Eptek Centre's Lunchtime Film series runs from October to the end of April. The films, mostly travelogues, are screened each Thursday at noon. In November, take in the following films: in December, take in: Dec. 5 Tibet: On the Edge of Chage (58 min) distributed by Questar, Inc., Dec 12 Discovering France (50 min) distributed by Questar, Inc., and Dec 19 Our Favourite Things (71 min) distributed by International Films. Bring your sandwich; the Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. There is no charge for the film presentation; however, donations are accepted for the refreshments. We will be enjoying some new films, as well as some from our late Friend, Blanche Hogg.

Book Club
The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on Thursday, December 5th at 7pm when they will discuss the book Crazy Rich Asains by Kevin Kwan, a novel about three extremely wealthy Chinese families and the gossip, backbitting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season. New members are welcome.

Demo Days
Drop by the Eptek Centre this summer for craft and art demonstrations on weekdays during July and August. Share inspiration and tips from local artists and artisans who set-up at our enterance and provide free demonstrations throughout the summer. Call 902-888-8373 for the schedule.

Gift Shop

The on-site boutique is stocked with Prince Edward Island made crafts and visual art including work by artists Lise Genova, Lucie Bellemare,  P. John Burden, Sandi Komst, Joan Savage, Maurice Bernard, Doreen Huestis and more.