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Published on Nov 6, 2016
Summerside's 1916 New Year's Patriotic Skate: A Tale of Prince Edward Island
As the population of Summerside grew by nearly 500 during the recruitment period of the 105th Battalion, the citizens of Summerside gathered to help support soldiers away from home for the first time. Out of a desire to keep morale high and improve the welfare of the men, the community of Summerside planned the New Year's Patriotic Skate in 1916. Enjoy this radio drama that depicts the historical details of this significant community event.
Performed by Three Oaks Senior High School Drama Class
Culture Summerside has a passion for storytelling. It has created radio dramas based on real Island stories brought to life in the manner of early live radio with volunteer community actors and sound Foleys. A Radio Drama produced by Culture Summerside with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Summerside.