Merit Award Banquet

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16 May 18:00 - 21:00

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the APLA Merit Award is Mr. Bill Slauenwhite, Manager of Novanet – The Consortium of Nova Scotia Academic Libraries.

The Merit Award Banquet will be held at the downtown Charlottetown location of the world famous Culinary Institute of Canada. This year’s dinner will feature locally grown produce and meat prepared with expert culinary flair.  All served in the beautiful floor to ceiling windowed dining room with an amazing view of Charlottetown Harbour. The Culinary Institute of Canada is regarded by many as the premiere culinary school in Canada. Chefs and students are drawn from around the world to the institute.

“Arguably, the country's hottest cooking school, nestled in Charlottetown's waterfront" - MacLean's Magazine

Afterwards dance the night away to Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance. Tom Power, host of Deep Roots on CBC, recently called the Rhythm Boys his "Best Discovery Band" at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. If ever someone was deserving of the nickname “Crazy Legs”, it just might be Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are a complete entertainment package.