A musical evening at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. Songs and stories of rum running on PEI, flavoured with fish cakes and beans, featuring Rowena and Hank Stinson. In 1902 the government of Prince Edward Island banned the sale of alcohol to its citizens, thus beginning the longest, most successful cottage industry the Island has ever known. For nearly fifty years rum running and bootlegging provided a living for countless Islanders and fortunes for a few enterprising businessmen, including Captain Edward Dicks from Georgetown. His legendary rum running schooner, The Nellie J Banks, was eventually seized by the prohibition police and hauled into the government wharf in Charlottetown. Captain Dicks was thrown into jail and subsequently prosecuted by the Canadian Department of Customs and Excise. But we don’t want to give everything away, so come to the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown and find out how it all ended.
Join us for the PEI Fall Flavours Festival, a five-week culinary celebration showcasing the tastes, the people and the places that make Canada’s Food Island a must-visit destination for food lovers.