Sir Dominick Daly was the Governor of Prince Edward Island from 11 July 1854 to 25 May 1859 and Governor of South Australia from 4 March 1862 until his death on 19 February 1868. He was born in Ardfry, County Galway, Ireland in 1798, in 1823, he came to Lower Canada as secretary to Lieutenant-Governor Sir Francis Nathaniel Burton. In 1827, he was appointed secretary for Lower Canada. He was a member of the Special Council of Lower Canada from 1840 to 1841, after the Act of Union in 1840, it became a prerequisite for his post that he be elected and he ran successfully in the Canada East riding of Mégantic in 1841. In 1841, he was appointed secretary of Canada East. When the council resigned en masse in November 1843 in a dispute with Governor Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Daly chose to remain and this left Daly as acting head of government for several weeks. In 1844, he became secretary for both Canada East and Canada West. In March 1845, he was challenged to a duel by Reformer Thomas Cushing Aylwin, shots were fired, Daly was removed from the Executive Council in 1848 when Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine came to power, he returned to England and served on a commission of inquiry.
In 1852, Daly was appointed lieutenant-governor of Tobago, he was appointed to the same post in Prince Edward Island. In 1858, he announced his resignation and departed the following year, in October 1861, he was appointed the next Governor of South Australia and died in office in 1868 in Adelaide. The town of Daly Waters was named after the new Governor of South Australia by John McDouall Stuart in 1862 on his attempt to find a path from south to north across the centre of Australia. The Daly River further north was named after him in 1865 by surveyor Boyle Travers Finniss, dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours
Robert Watson Joseph Ghiz, is a Canadian politician was the 31st Premier of Prince Edward Island from 2007 to 2015. He is the son of former Premier Joe Ghiz, on November 13,2014 Ghiz announced he would be resigning as Premier in early 2015 as soon as the Liberal Party elected a new leader. Ghiz was born and raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and he served in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserves, while attending high school in the early 1990s. He attended Bishops University where he earned a Bachelors degree in political science, Ghiz moved to Ottawa following his fathers death from cancer, where he worked as a political aide for Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps before joining the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1998. In 2001 Ghiz joined the office of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien where he served as Atlantic Canada advisor before leaving to run for leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party in 2003. The MLA for Charlottetown-Rochford Square served as Leader of the Official Opposition in the legislature from 2003-2007.
Ghiz faced a controversy during the lead-up to the 2007 provincial election when he intervened in the procedure in a rural electoral district northeast of Charlottetown. Ghiz refused to sign his partys nominating papers for the candidate who had made a controversial speech endorsing patronage. Ghiz led his party to power in the election held on May 28,2007. Ghiz won 23 of the 27 seats, reversing the standings in the legislature at the time of dissolution and his 11-member cabinet were sworn in on June 12,2007. A 24th member was elected in October in a by-election held after the resignation of Pat Binns, Ghizs election resulted in the second time in the history of Prince Edward Island that a father-son team both became premier, the other pair being Thane Campbell and Alexander B. On October 3,2011 the Ghiz Liberals were elected to a second term, the PEI Progressive Conservative party under the leadership of Olive Crane won the remaining 5 seats. Following the 2011 provincial election Ghiz announced that he would find a position for Allan Campbell.
Campbell was appointed Chief of Staff in the Premiers Office, Ghiz resigned as Premier of Prince Edward Island on February 23,2015. He was succeeded by the new Liberal Party leader, Wade MacLauchlan and he resigned his seat in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island the next day. In June 2016, Ghiz joined the law firm Gowling WLG in a business advisory role
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
The present, and 28th, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is H. Frank Lewis, who has served in the role since 15 August 2011. The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is vested with a number of duties and is expected to undertake various ceremonial roles. The viceroy further presents numerous other honours and decorations, as well as various awards that are named for. The earlier post of Governor of St. Johns Island thus came to be occupied by the authority of the governor-in-chief. The modern incarnation of the office, was established in 1873, monarchy in the Canadian provinces Government of Prince Edward Island
Charles Augustus FitzRoy
Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy KCB KCH was a British military officer and member of the aristocracy, who held governorships in several British colonies during the 19th century. Charles was born in England, the eldest son of General Lord Charles FitzRoy and his grandfather, Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1768 to 1770. Charles half brother Robert FitzRoy would become a pioneering meteorologist and surveyor, Captain of HMS Beagle, the young Charles FitzRoy was educated at the Harrow School in London, before receiving a commission in the Royal Horse Guards regiment of the British Army at the age of 16. Just after his 19th birthday, FitzRoys regiment took part in the Battle of Waterloo and he travelled to Lower Canada with the Duke of Richmond in 1818. On 11 March 1820, he married Lady Mary Lennox, just after his promotion to Captain, in 1825, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and appointed Deputy Adjutant General of the Cape Colony.
Sir Charles was appointed as the eleventh Governor of Prince Edward Island off the coast of Canada on 31 March 1837 and he returned to England in 1841 and shortly afterwards was made Governor of the Leeward Islands in the West Indies until 1845. Sir Charles was chosen as the tenth Governor of the colony of New South Wales by Lord Stanley in 1845, FitzRoy replaced Sir George Gipps as governor who had been a strong ruler but had provoked the animosity of many in the colony. It is likely that FitzRoy was chosen because he tended to be more appeasing in his approach, FitzRoy, his wife and his son George arrived in the colony on board HMS Carysfort on 2 August 1846. Soon after his arrival he was asked to use his influence to procure the disallowance of an act of the Tasmanian legislature imposing a duty of 15% on products imported from New South Wales. In the long discussion over the separation of the Port Phillip district, Fitzroy showed tact, during his governorship great steps were made in the development of New South Wales.
Transportation of convicts ceased, the Sydney University was founded, a branch of the mint was established. After sixteen months in the colony, Sir Charles wife Mary was killed in an accident on 7 December 1847. A distraught FitzRoy considered resigning and returning to England, but his finances did not permit it, a memorial to Lady Mary Fitzroy is in St James Church, Sydney. In 1851 he named Grafton, New South Wales, after his grandfather Augustus FitzRoy, on 28 January 1855 he departed Australia and returned to England. On 11 September, his eldest son Augustus was killed in the Crimean War, on 11 December, he married Margaret Gordon. FitzRoy died in London on 16 February 1858 at the age of 61, Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy married, Lady Mary Lennox, first-born child of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, on 11 March 1820. Within a year of her death, rumours were circulated about the colony of New South Wales about FitzRoys womanising ways, in 1850, FitzRoy made a visit to Berrima, to inspect the Fitzroy IronWorks.
The Governor stayed at the Surveyor Generals Inn, operated by former boxing champion Edward Ned Chalker, neds step-daughter, Mary Ann Chalker, who was 18 at the time, worked there
Andrew Archibald Macdonald
Andrew Archibald Macdonald, PC, served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1 August 1884 to 2 September 1889, and was one of the fathers of Canadian Confederation. He was educated at a county grammar school and by private tutor and became a merchant, in 1863, he married Elizabeth, the third daughter of Hon. Thomas Owen and they had four sons. He was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1853 to 1858 and he sat as representative for Georgetown in the House of Assembly from 1854 until 1870. When the Legislative Council became elective in 1863, he was returned as a representative of 2nd Kings District in the Legislative Council, Andrew Macdonald was a member of the Executive Council from 1867 to 1872 and again from 18 April 1872 until Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873. He was leader of the Government Party in Legislative Council for some years and he first returned as a representative of the Liberal Party in carrying out Responsible Government and extending the Electoral Franchise.
In June 1873 he was appointed Postmaster General of the Province, in 1891 MacDonald was appointed to the Senate of Canada where he remained until his death. He died at Ottawa, on 21 March 1912, Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Andrew Archibald Macdonald – Parliament of Canada biography
Jedediah Slason Carvell
Jedediah Slason Carvell was a Canadian businessman and office holder. From 1877 to 1878, he was the sixth Mayor of Charlottetown and he was Spains vice-consul in Prince Edward Island. In 1879, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the division of Charlottetown. A Conservative, he resigned in 1889 when he was appointed the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and he served until his death in 1894. Jedediah Slason Carvell – Parliament of Canada biography Jedediah Slason Carvell, the Honourable Jedediah Slason Carvell at Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Prince Edward Island
George William Howlan
George William Howlan was an Irish-born merchant, ship owner and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1863 to 1873 as a Liberal member and he represented Alberton division in the Senate of Canada from 1873 to 1894 and was the provinces sixth Lieutenant Governor from 1894 to 1899. He was born in Wexford and came to Nova Scotia with his parents in the late 1830s and they settled in Prince Edward Island in 1839. Howlan was educated in Charlottetown and was hired as a clerk in a store there in 1850 and he moved to Cascumpec, first working for a Boston merchant there and setting up his own business. In 1866, he married Elizabeth Olson, Howlan was named to the Executive Council in 1867, serving until 1873. However, in 1870, he threw his support behind the Conservatives after Protestants in the Liberal caucus refused to separate schools. Howlan initially opposed Confederation, believing that the island would have little say, however, he supported railway building in the province and the resulting debt load forced the island to reconsider union with Canada.
In 1873, he was named customs collector at Charlottetown, in 1873, Howlan ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons but was named to the Senate that same year. He married Mary E. Doran in 1881 after the death of his first wife, Howlan resigned from his seat in the Senate in 1891 to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons but was appointed again to the Senate that year. Also in 1891, he went to England as a representative of the province to discuss with engineers there the feasibility of a tunnel connecting the island to the mainland, Howlan died in Charlottetown in 1901. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament Lieutenant-Governor Gallery, Prince Edward Island
Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC is a Canadian businesswoman and former politician. Long recognized as a leader with vision, the National Post identified her in 2001 as the most powerful businesswoman in Canada. That same year, the World Economic Forum named her a Global Leader of Tomorrow and she was a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 2004 to 2008. Originally elected as a Conservative, she crossed the floor to join the Liberals. From May 17,2005 to February 6,2006, she was the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, after leaving politics, she served as the executive vice-chairman of Magna International, Canadas largest automotive parts manufacturer until December 31,2010. Currently she is the chairman and president of The Stronach Group and she is the founder and chair of The Belinda Stronach Foundation, a Canadian charitable organization. She graduated from Newmarket High School and attended York University in 1985, where she studied business and economics and she speaks English and German fluently.
Stronach was a member of the board of directors of Magna from 1988 until 2004 and she became a vice-president of the company in 1995 and executive vice-president in 1999, until her appointment as president and chief executive officer. She has chaired the boards of Decoma International Inc, tesma International Inc. and Intier Automotive Inc. all in the auto parts sector. She was a member of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council and served on the Ontario Task Force on Productivity, Competitiveness. She is a director of the Yves Landry Foundation, which furthers technological education, in February 2001, she was appointed chief executive officer of Magna, succeeding Donald J. Walker, and in January 2002, she became its president. While CEO, the company added 3,000 jobs in Canada,1,000 of them being in the Newmarket-Aurora area she would represent in Parliament. Under her leadership Magna had record sales and profits each year, though he held no formal operational role during that time, Frank Stronach remained as Chairman of the Board.
As a CEO, Stronach was widely viewed as more conciliatory to organized labour than her father, while head of Magna, she ceased fighting the United Auto Workers in a dispute before the National Labor Relations Board, and the union organized numerous Magna workers in the United States. After leaving Magna, together with her father, they created the Stronach Group in mid 2011, the Stronach Group is the one of the worlds largest horse track operators and suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering technology. In May 2012, Dr. Anthony Melman and Stronach announced a partnership, long recognized as an emerging leader with vision, the National Post identified Stronach in 2001 as the most powerful businesswoman in Canada. That same year, the World Economic Forum named her a Global Leader of Tomorrow, in 2004, Time Magazine ranked her as one of the worlds 100 most influential people and in 2005 the World Economic Forum named her a member of its global network of young leaders. In addition, the Womens Executive acclaimed her as a trailblazer, Stronach is an honorary Patron of the Southlake Regional Health Centre and a former honorary chair of the Magna Hoedown
Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own programming and marketing departments. It is rented out to performing groups, the hall has not had a resident company since 1962, when the New York Philharmonic moved to Lincoln Centers Philharmonic Hall. Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats, divided among its three auditoriums, Carnegie Hall presented about 200 concerts in the 2008–2009 season, up 3 percent from the previous year. Its stages were rented for an additional 600 events in the 2008–2009 season, Carnegie Hall contains three distinct, separate performance spaces. The Isaac Stern Auditorium seats 2,804 on five levels and was named after violinist Isaac Stern in 1997 to recognize his efforts to save the hall from demolition in the 1960s, the hall is enormously high, and visitors to the top balcony must climb 137 steps. All but the top level can be reached by elevator, the main hall was home to the performances of the New York Philharmonic from 1892 until 1962.
Known as the most prestigious concert stage in the U. S. almost all of the classical music. After years of wear and tear, the hall was extensively renovated in 1986. The Ronald O. Perelman Stage is 42 feet deep, the First Tier and Second Tier consist of sixty-five boxes, the First Tier has 264 seats at eight seats per box and the Second Tier seats 238, with boxes ranging from six to eight seats each. Second from the top is the Dress Circle, seating 444 in six rows, at the top, the balcony seats 837. Although seats with obstructed views exist throughout the auditorium, only the Dress Circle level has structural columns, Zankel Hall, which seats 599, is named after Judy and Arthur Zankel. Originally called simply Recital Hall, this was the first auditorium to open to the public in April 1891, following renovations made in 1896, it was renamed Carnegie Lyceum. The completely reconstructed Zankel Hall is flexible in design and can be reconfigured in several different arrangements to suit the needs of the performers, the 599 seats in Zankel Hall are arranged in two levels.
The Parterre level seats a total of 463 and the Mezzanine level seats 136, each level has a number of seats which are situated along the side walls, perpendicular to the stage. These seats are designated as boxes, there are 54 seats in six boxes on the Parterre level and 48 seats in four boxes on the Mezzanine level, the boxes on the Parterre level are raised above the level of the stage. Zankel Hall is accessible and its stage is 44 feet wide and 25 feet deep — the stage occupies approximately one fifth of the performance space, the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall seats 268 and is named after Sanford I. Weill, a chairman of the board, and his wife Joan
A choir is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical repertoire, which spans from the Medieval era to the present. Most choirs are led by a conductor, who leads the performances with arm, a body of singers who perform together as a group is called a choir or chorus. The former term is often applied to groups affiliated with a church and the second to groups that perform in theatres or concert halls. Choirs may sing without instrumental accompaniment, with the accompaniment of a piano or pipe organ, with a small ensemble, choirs are often led by a conductor or choirmaster. Other than four, the most common number of parts are three, five and eight, choirs can sing with or without instrumental accompaniment. Singing without accompaniment is called a cappella singing, many choirs perform in one or many locations such as a church, opera house, or school hall. In some cases choirs join up to become one mass choir that performs for a special concert, in this case they provide a series of songs or musical works to celebrate and provide entertainment to others.
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as a concert, by way of visible gestures with the hands, face. The primary duties of the conductor or choirmaster are to unify performers, set the tempo, execute clear preparations and beats, and to listen critically and shape the sound of the ensemble. The conductor or choral director typically stands on a raised platform, many choral conductors use their hands to conduct. In the 2010s, most conductors do not play an instrument when conducting, although in earlier periods of music history. In Baroque music from the 1600s to the 1750s, conductors performing in the 2010s may lead an ensemble while playing a harpsichord or the violin, conducting while playing a piano may be done with musical theatre pit orchestras. Communication is typically non-verbal during a performance, however, in rehearsals, frequent interruptions allow the conductor to give verbal directions as to how the music should be sung. Conductors act as guides to the choirs they conduct and they choose the works to be performed and study their scores, to which they may make certain adjustments, work out their interpretation, and relay their vision to the singers.
Choral conductors may have to conduct instrumental ensembles such as if the choir is singing a piece for choir. They may attend to matters, such as scheduling rehearsals, planning a concert season, hearing auditions
Walter Patterson (governor)
Walter Patterson was the first British colonial Governor of Prince Edward Island. The son of William Patterson of Foxhall, near Ramelton, County Donegal and he was a first cousin of Isaac Todd. Patterson joined the British Army early in life, participating in the Seven Years War with the 80th Regiment of Light-Armed Foot and he was soon appointed to the rank of Captain. In 1763, Prince Edward Island was ceded to the British by the French, and it became a British colony. In 1764, Patterson requested grants to own land on the island, on 30 May 1769, the British Privy Council declared St. Johns Island a colony with its own government, separating it from Nova Scotia. Patterson was appointed the islands first Governor on 19 July 1769, soon after taking the Oath of Office in September 1770, Patterson had already formed an Executive Council, and one of his and the councils first ordinances was to enforce the payment of Quit-Rent. Following the first Assembly elections in 1773, Patterson acquired over 100,000 acres of land from proprietors who had failed to pay their quit-rent, the land was to be sold off.
The former proprietors wrote to the British government asking that their land be returned, and this was to the first of several incidents which would cause tension between the British government and Governor Patterson. The bill was for the annulment of the land sales, going against the British government, Patterson opposed the bill and managed to receive a majority from the Executive Council, supporting his decision. The British government retaliated by removing Walter Patterson from office, on 17 June 1786 and he officially left office on 4 November. In 1789, Patterson returned to England where he died nine years later, the issue of absentee landowners and quit-rent in Prince Edward Island would not be resolved untl the passage of the Land Purchase Act in 1875. Walter Patterson was married to Hester Warren in 1770, unhappy on St. Johns Island, she returned to England in 1771. They had two children and Charlotte, Walter Pattersons had two additional children on St. Johns Island with companion Margaret Hyde.
The Hyde family arrived in Canada from England in 1770, on the boat as Governor Patterson. In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography, government of Prince Edward Island biography Island Register, The Descendants of William Patterson and Elizabeth Todd