Stanhope is all about 'social networking'! While the conference itself is designed to generate dialogue and the sharing of knowledge and ideas, we also like to provide the best of Island hospitality. Our evening networking events are yet another opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet new ones, and enjoy the best of Island fare and fun!
Meet & Greet ReceptionConfederation Centre of the Arts - Memorial Hall
Monday, October 2 | 7 - 9 PM
Welcome to Stanhope! Take some time to get acquainted with other delegates at this pre-conference reception.
Island Roving FeastDelta Hotel, Charlottetown
Tuesday, October 3 | 6:30 - 9 PM
The Roving Feast is a Stanhope tradition! This event is the perfect opportunity to mingle, sample the best of Island fare.
On the TownThe Mack Theatre
Wednesday, October 4 | 6:30 - 9 PM
Join us for a final evening of conversation, food, and entertainment! Joey Kitson and his talented children, Annie and Julien, will be performing - be prepared to sing along!
Joey Kitson is one of Atlantic Canada’s favorite singers. The versatile vocalist is equally at home singing Celtic ballads, soulful rhythm and blues, big band jazz or musical theatre. Kitson began his love of the blues as lead singer of the Island group the Rock Island Blues Band in the late eighties. As the charismatic front man for Celtic Rock group Rawlins Cross, Kitson has toured through North and South America and Europe, collected numerous music industry awards and helped sell truckloads of albums. He also has sung with the great Doug “Dr. Music” Riley, finding yet another outlet for his impressive musical sensibility. Kitson has performed in feature roles in a number of Confederation Centre of the Arts productions in his native Charlottetown, PEI including Canada Rocks and the timeless Anne of Green Gables. Kitson’s debut solo recording is STAN - a collection of songs by Canadian folk music legend Stan Rogers.
Annie Kitson is 17 years old. Her love of the piano started at the age of 2 when she first heard Mémère Noella playing “Musicbox Dancer”. Inspired by her Great Grandfather, Pépère Cormier, she eventually picked up the fiddle at 13, and has just launched her singer career by contributing lead vocals to a friend’s recording project,released summer 2015.
At the age of 4 Julien taught himself how to play the drums and guitar. The 15 year old multi-instrumentalists plays piano, drums, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo and bass. Julien released his first recording in 2015, entitled, “Thirteen”. This past summer Julien completed an eight week run as musician/featured actor in "Stan Rogers - A Matter of Heart" at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax NS.