DCFS 2008 will be held on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island,
located in Charlottetown, the vibrant seaside capital city of
"the smallest and the greenest province of Canada":
Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island (PEI) is an
island in the Atlantic Ocean, connected to the mainland (New Brunswick) by
Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge
in the world over waters that freeze.
Area: 5,684 km2.
Population (July 1, 2006): 138,519, up by 343 persons or 0.2 per cent from 2005.
Densityi: 24 people /Km2
Francophone population (2001 Census): 5,665
- Charlottetown : 32,174
Highest point of elevation is 152m above sea level
224km long and from 6.5km to 65km wide.
Average snowfall: January 67.4 cm
Average rainfall: July 78.5 mm
(mean) max -3.3°C, min. -11.3°C.
- July (mean) max 23.1°C, min. 14.4°C.
The Island is relatively free of fog year-round.
- Maximum temperatures exceed 30°C only once or twice a year
and have never exceeded 37.8°C.
100th Anniversary of the novel "Anne of Green Gables"
Celebrating the first publication of the novel
"Anne of Green Gables"
A Canadian best seller for over 85 years
Translated into over 17 languages
- Author was Lucy Maud Montgomery,
born in PEI in 1874, who wrote 23 books,
but best know for "Anne of Green Gables".
She died April 24, 1942.