Charlottetown, the capital city of the province of Prince Edward Island, was the site of an important landmark in Canadian history. The one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the historic Charlottetown Conference takes place in 2014, where in 1864 the Fathers of Confederation got together for the first time to discuss the possibility of a union, the building blocks of which three years later resulted in the formation of the Dominion of Canada.
With special celebrations taking place all over the province in 2014, Prince Edward Island will also celebrate 16 years of their annual Pride Week, organized by the Abegweit Rainbow Collective P.E.I. (ARCPEI), and the new PEI Gay Tourism Association is looking at ways to make PEI a more gay-friendly tourism destination. What an opportune time to create more awareness of this beautiful island, which is the birthplace of Canadian Confederation.
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