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1944 The second HMCS Charlottetown, this one a River-class frigate, is commissioned for service in the Royal Canadian Navy. Her namesake was the victim of a German submarine two years earlier.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits

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.



The Best of the Red Sands Photography Club
March 4th to March 29th, 2018

“Exposure” yourself to the photography in the exhibition The Best of Red Sands Photography Club, opening Sunday, March 4th at 2 pm. There are sure to be photos of wildlife, landscapes and people in this group exhibition. It will be on display until March 29th. 

Yesterday, Today (A Portrait of Summerside) by Eddy Schwartz

April 8th to May 11th 2018

Stroll around Summerside with the exhibition Yesterday, Today (A Portrait of Summerside) with oil paintings by artist Eddy Schwartz. The exhibit portrays Summerside homes, buildings and churches with thirty-six paintings that take you on a tour to view the proud architectural landmarks of the city. 

The official opening takes place on April 8th at 2 pm. Yesterday, Today will be on display until May 11th.


Deadline for entry is April 20th, 2018

Do you draw comic book art? Want to have your work on display in an art exhibition? Eptek Art & Culture Centre is holding a contest to have your work on display as part of this summer’s exhibition to be held at the Eptek Centre. 

Behind the Panels: A selection of work by various comic book creators on PEI is an exhibit that will be on display from June until mid-October 2018. Various prominent comic book artists will be featured and in the exhibit, there will also be a section to display the winning pieces of this contest.

As comic book art involves storytelling, entries should feature a complete story, and the story should be no more than one page long. (Characters drawn must be original.)

To enter, send high resolution photos of submissions to with “Comic Contest” as the subject. Please provide name, age, school (if applicable), address and phone number. Also provide a title for each piece and information on the medium (was it created with pencil, ink, and/or using digital software, for example). Entrants can submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. 

Those selected may be asked to deliver their original framed piece to be on display at Eptek Art & Culture Centre in Summerside from June until mid-October 2018.

Contest is open to all residents of PEI (entrants must have lived on PEI for the past 6 months). The deadline for entry is April 20th.


Book Club


The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. New members are welcome! 

In April we will discuss Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. The book shares the narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, who was born a free man, later kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, and was rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. 


Explore America’s National Parks with the Friends of Eptek this April with Eptek Lunchtime Films. 
Bring your sandwich; the Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies.  
The annual pot luck luncheon will be held Apr. 26. 
There is no charge for the film presentation; donations are accepted for the refreshments.

The noontime films planned for April are: 
Apr. 5  America’s National Parks: The Sights and Sounds of Yellowstone (59 min.) distributed by Good Times Entertainment
Apr. 12  America’s National Parks: Exploring the Grand Canyon (57 min.) distributed by Good Times Entertainment 
Apr. 19  America’s National Parks: The Great Parks of Alaska (59 min.) distributed by Good Times Entertainment
Apr. 26  America’s National Parks: Discovering Yosemite (44 min.) distributed by Good Times Entertainment.