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Confederation Centre of the Arts Launches 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

May 15, 2014

Book launch scheduled for Wednesday May 21 in Upper Foyer

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - For many Canadians of all ages, Confederation Centre has created a great bounty of memories; visitors are amazed to find a cultural centre of such scale in the heart of Canada's smallest province. The doors to the Centre were first opened in 1964, and in the half-century that's followed, an extraordinary cross-section of cultural beacons, celebrities, politicians, and influencers have passed through the national memorial complex. As a special 50th anniversary project, Confederation Centre has assembled a retrospective publication, entitled The Centre for All Canadians. The 200-page commemorative hard cover is a collection of stories and rich images that celebrate the history of the memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. The publication includes a wealth of content contributed by 50 outstanding Canadians who have passed through the Centre's galleries, theatres, and concourse, including Adrienne Clarkson, Anne Murray, Jian Ghomeshi, Karen Kain, Barachois, Lionel Stevenson, Henry Purdy, and Jonathan Torrens. As well celebrities like David Clayton Thomas, Walter Learning, and Gracie Finley and Glenda Landry shared their memories in short essays.

A book launch will take place in Confederation Centre's Upper Foyer (Grafton Street side) on Wednesday, May 21 at 5 p.m. and is open to the general public. A number of contributors will be in attendance. Harvey Sawler wrote and collected the content for The Centre for All Canadians and Kate Westphal of Graphic Detail handled the design for the book, which was published by the Centre. The Centre for All Canadians is available at The Showcase gift shop at the Centre, as well as in select shops across the Island.

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Media contact:
Fraser McCallum, Communications Manager, Confederation Centre of the Arts
T: 902.628.6135 (office)
E: fmccallum@confederationcentre.com
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