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Special Guests

Channelling soul and funk divas of yesterday and today, this eight-piece ensemble performs dynamic renditions of classic tracks by Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, Amy Winehouse and more. 
The group featuring Kelley Mooney and Emi Smith on vocals includes Mark Parsons and Joanna McKearney on horns, Isaac King on guitar, Dave Gordon on keys, Jason Rogerson on bass, and Kirk White on drums. 

Jill Chandler - Master of Ceremonies

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Jill Chandler is the Co-host of “The Morning Show” on Ocean 100. Although new to radio, Jill is no stranger to talking, and according to her kindergarten teacher, and every teacher since then, she talks too much. Jill has been entertaining Maritime audiences for decades. She is a singer/ songwriter; was a mainstay at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre for almost 15 years; she is the director of Playing With Choir; the host of Side Hustle and a former member of ECMA award winning band “JSB.” Jill also currently serves as a councillor for the Town of Stratford. Jill loves PEI, and is proud to be raising her kids on the Island, in the town she loves so much.

Tracey Garins-Brioux - Guest Speaker


Tracey Gairns Brioux is the founder of RESET BREATHE, an online wellness community. She is also the author of the RESET BREATHE wellness journal, a wellness speaker, the Executive Director of Island Trails and an ambassador for Kidsport. Tracey and her husband John live with their four kids- Cole, Evy, Stella and Luke, their two dogs- Millie and Peter and their cat Daisy, in Emyvale, PEI.

Tracey is very passionate about mental health and helping people become more comfortable talking about it. She is obsessed with lattes, long bike rides with friends, being an Islander and takeout.

Emily Howard - Guest Speaker & Artist


Emily Howard is a visual artist, born and raised in Prince Edward Island. Emily found comfort in colouring and sketching at a young age. Naturally, she moved on to watercolour paints on paper and then to acrylic on canvas. Having struggled with anxiety most of her life, Emily uses painting as a way to share her story and to find light in the darkness.

Emily Wells - Chef

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A graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada, Emily has worked in restaurants in PEI and Ontario for the past three decades, including ten years as chef at The Dunes Cafe in Brackley. In 2014, Emily became chef and owner of The Mill in New Glasgow — formerly the Olde Glasgow Mill owned by Harvey and Rosemary Larkin.


Emily is passionate about local food, ethical food production and cooking and eating as a way to strengthen our ties to land, ancestry and culture. Emily has been a lead organizer and chef for the Fall Harvest Lunches in support of Farmers Helping Farmers for the past 15 years, raising over $25,000 in support of farmers and farming families in Kenya.

Emily is a co-founder of The River Clyde Pageant, with her brother Ker Wells and Megan Stewart. She is the chef and community liaison for the Pageant, organizing and preparing the outdoor meals that have concluded every performance since the Pageant began in 2016.

Emily was the winner of the 2015 Taste Our Island Award. In July 2016, she was named one of the top chefs in Canada by Matador Network.

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