Cape Farewell in Prince Edward Island – News Release

Cape Farewell Youth Expedition Photography Exhibition at Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown (April 15, 2009) – The Legislative Assembly of Charlottetown is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken during the British Council-organized Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2008. Last fall Prince Edward Island high school student Sean White joined an international group of students who journeyed to the Arctic on a youth expedition that raised awareness of climate change in Canada and abroad.

The Cape Farewell Youth Expedition was an inspirational international project that brought together top scientists, artists, educators and high school students from around the world and from each Canadian province and territory on an Arctic voyage of discovery.

The voyagers sailed from Reykjavik, Iceland, skirted the southern tip of Greenland and ended in Iqaluit on Baffin Island. Students studied climatology, oceanography, geomorphology and biogeography. Their art projects included film, photography, fine arts, performing arts and writing. Throughout the voyage, P.E.I. photographer Robert vanWaarden documented the voyage and produced a collection of breathtaking images.

The exhibition will be officially launched on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm during a reception, with remarks from the Honourable Richard Brown (Minister of Environment, Energy & Forestry) and Cape Farewell voyager Sean White.

The exhibition will be on display in the Legislative Library, on the ground floor of the Coles Building from Monday April 20 through to Friday May 15, and will be available for public viewing on weekdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

One thought on “Cape Farewell in Prince Edward Island – News Release

  1. last week and sent to see your photos at the leg. building. Nice pieces, though few on display. Some great shots in Iceland. look very much like baffin island. I teach at charlottetown Rural, where one of the cape farewell students came from. thought i would share a trail site with you as well, if you’re looking for outdoor adventure in your area.

    shannon Burt

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