WoodLand is a creation retreat nestled in one of Prince Edward Island's few remaining old growth forests. Bordered by the Dunk River and the Confederation Trail, the main dwelling is a passive solar saltbox construction which was formerly the studio of master potter Malcolm Stanley. It's located smack in the middle of Canada's Food Island, on the famed Dixon Road: the site of a back-to-the-land movement in the 60s, it was dubbed "the friendliest road in the country" and remains home to artists and artisans of all kinds who maintain an almost 100% organic and self-reliant community. WoodLand creatures enjoy an internet-free environment full of birdsong and wood heat, with a local wifi-equipped library a 5-minute drive away. A 25-minute walk down nearby Old Mill Road leads to the Barnone Brewery, with it's charmingly rustic and theatrical 100-seat venue, always open to impromptu stagings and concerts. Both the North and South Shore beaches are within 20 minutes by car and Charlottetown is just a few minutes further. Ideal for those seeking peace and focus, the retreat provides an opportunity to establish a firm foundation for any project through the sharing of simple day-to-day living. As the Zen proverb goes, “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."
OCTOBER 2018 : Mi'kmaq Creation Story Rock Opera - Phase One
Legendary Three O'Clock Train frontman Mack MacKenzie joined musical director Rod Shearer and co-creator Johanna Nutter to lay the groundwork for what will be a powerful celebration of the making of our world.
At the end of a beautiful potluck evening, the two Malcolms came face to face, and guitar to guitar, treating the community to an hour of sweet, sweet songs...