Community Notes


We are very pleased to announce that our Smart Play programs have available spots for children ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 6!

We currently have spots available at the following locations;

  • Ferry Road
  • Spring Park
  • Stratford
  • Murphy’s
  • Cardigan
  • Vernon River

We are a play based learning, electronic free program with activities that are based around the children’s interest. Our goal is to get children outside and having as much fun as possible! Every day, we provide a healthy, fun and nutritious snack for the children to indulge in.

Our daily rates are 12.50$/day per child and 22.00$/day for PD days and storm days.

If you are interested in registering for fall, please go to the ECDA website to register your child. We will be contacting external families in June for registration.

*Exciting Contest coming your way!!!* 

*2023 Canada Games Mascot Design Challenge*

From April 12 to May 7, we’re inviting all students aged 5 to 12 to design our mascot for the 2023 Canada Games!

This is an amazing opportunity to have some fun and use your imagination to create a design that proudly represents PEI. The winning mascot will play a big role in sharing the warmth and spirit of PEI both leading up to and during the Games. It will welcome thousands of visitors and spectators, visit schools and communities across the Island, and will be featured prominently across all Games activities including signage, merchandise and more!

Prizes the winning submission will receive:

-2023 Canada Games Prize Pack

-Class Pizza Party!

-Lunch with the Official 2023 Games Mascot in Fall 2021

-Opportunity to be a torchbearer in the 2023 Canada Games Torch Relay

The winner will be announced in early June 2021. Every student who submits a design will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 5 Canada Games prize packs! Thank you again for your support on this initiative. We are very excited and getting very close to being ready for the launch to schools.

Packages will be sent to schools over the next week through the courier. 

Contact Jenn Redmond: 


Community Flag football programs with FPEI

Age groups u 10  8/9 year old

U 12  10/11 year old

U 14  12/13 year old

U 16  14/15 year old

U 18  16/17 year old

All based on calendar year for ages.

Co-ed programs

Programs for u 10- to u 14 run on Sundays and u 16- 18 run on Friday evenings

Programs with flag football include:

Charlottetown, Cornwall, Summerside, Alberton, Kings County, Lennox Island, Abegweit, Tignish, Stratford

Opportunity to play in Provincial u 16 & u 18 Male and female flag football teams

For more information contact FPEI @ 902-368-4262 or

Island Montessori Academy (IMA)

With three educational campuses, Island Montessori Academy’s (IMA) mission is to provide excellence in early childhood education to prepare your child for their future enrolment in the Prince Edward Island school system. We do this by providing our students with an exceptional learning environment that encourages natural curiosity, creative problem solving, and building confidence in our students’ natural abilities. We see ourselves as partners with parents on the meaningful learning journey of their children. We focus on the fundamental curriculum of Doctor Maria Montessori which includes Early Reading and Writing through the use of phonetics, Creative Writing and Poetry, as well as an emphasis on the Introduction to Language, Art, Arithmetic and Sciences. In addition, Island Montessori Academy offers exposure to French, Mandarin, Dance, Music and Physical Education.                                                                                                                              

(Kindergarten to Grade 5)

The Montessori Enrichment Program is an extension of learning for children in the school system from kindergarten to Grade 5. It is a continuation of the Montessori method and uses many of the materials and activities. The program builds upon each child’s ability and skills and enhances their learning experience. The Montessori method involves starting with concrete materials and moving to more abstract encompassing math, language, science and culture. During the session students receive a nutritious snack and engage in activities that indirectly teach many skills.

The Enrichment program is a great way to offer extended academic support in a fun and engaging environment that your child will love.                                                                                

(Kindergarten to Grade 6)

The after school program is a play-based care option. We pick up the children from school each day and provide them with a bright space to relax, unwind and enjoy social time after the school day.

A nutritious snack is provided along with fun activities, crafts and games each day based on the interest of the children. We also offer a variety of other specialty programs such as fitness and music classes.                                                                                                                           

Please contact IMA if you are interested in one of our after-school programs.

902-628-8182 or email

Feel free to pop onto our website for further information:

Baseball PEI is holding a three-hour camp for girls between the ages of 11- and 17-years-old on Easter Monday (5 April) between 1 pm – 4 pm at the Norton-Diamond Indoor Soccer Complex in Stratford. For more information, check out

Community news:

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