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1853 Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences announces the acquisition of the fossil skull of Bathygnathus borealis. It's an Islander -- about 285 million years old. Found by well- diggers in French River, it was once a 7-9 foot, sail-backed reptile, older even than the dinosaurs.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits

130 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside Tel. 888-8373




Gift Shop

The on-site boutique is stocked with Prince Edward Island made crafts and visual art including work by artists Lise Genova, Lucie Bellemare,  P. John Burden, Sandi Komst, Joan Savage, Maurice Bernard, Doreen Huestis and more.

Art Begets Art: Hooked Mats and the Art that Inspired Them
To October 6, 2017

Like other artists and craftspeople, rug hookers take their inspiration from many sources. In this exhibition, 22 artist and artisans submitted work to be used by rug hookers as inspiration for hooked mats or other hooked items. What resulted was wonderful. To add icing to the cake, five rug hookers offered mats from their original designs as inspiration to artists. The result is 27 pairs of visual arts work.

Water by Robert Milner
October 12th to November 24th

"Water" is composed of paintings of aquatic environments, drawing attention to our precious resource. Join us for the official opening on Sunday October 15th at 2pm.  

"Inspired by Nightingale - Dedicated to God: The Story of Georgina Fane Pope"
October 12th to January 5th

This exhibition highlights the life and accomplishments of Islander Georgina Fane Pope, renowned for her ground breaking career as a nurse and daughter of Father of Confederation Wm. H. Pope. Joint us for the official opening on Sunday October 22nd at 2pm.



Call Eptek for info on September and October
Events Programming



Join the ever increasing ranks of rug hookers with this free introductory workshop on Sunday, October 1st from 1 -3 pm. Designed for beginners with all materials provided, this two-hour activity will teach you the basics and get you hooked on hooking. Open to individuals 12 years and up. Seats are limited. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required to ensure your place. Call 902-888-8373 or e-mail to register.

WORKSHOP: Culture Days – Get Hooked on Hooking * This workshop is now full*


The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. In October they will discuss "The Age of Hope" by David Bergen.  


Eptek Lunchtime Films will resume October 19. The films, mostly travelogues, are screened each Thursday at noon. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served by our faithful volunteer Friends and everyone is invited to bring their own sandwich. There is no charge for the film presentation; however, donations are accepted for the refreshments.