Community Notices


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1. Photography Exhibit and Speaker – November 15

Corrie Melanson of Oxfam Canada will be speaking at the opening of photography exhibit Resilience and Dreams: women as global citizens on November 15th at 6:00pm. A viewing of the exhibit with a reception and cash bar will follow the presentation. The exhibition showcases the realities that women in developing countries face on a daily basis, highlighting their successes and challenges.

The exhibition will be on display at The Guild Nov.15 – 29th.

For more details go to or contact Emily Gorman at, or (902) 566-0576.

2.  Mary Simon Talk Cancelled

We regret to inform those looking forward to hearing Mary Simon talk on Arctic sovereignty next Thursday November 20th that, owing to a death in her family, Ms Simon has had to cancel her appearance.

Institute of Island Studies.


As a lead up to the third annual Diva Invitational (December 4-7 at UPEI),
Squash PEI is offering free drop-in clinics for women interested in learning
the sport on Mondays, November 17, 24 and December 1 from 5:45 – 6:45 at
UPEI Sports Centre. No experience necessary! We will supply equipment. Call
Kirstin for more details, 569-1894.

4.  What Are The Links Between Health and Literacy?

Well known speaker Eunice Abaga will be in PEI for one day on November 28th to share her knowledge and experience.

Originally from Kenya, Eunice Abaga now lives and works in Nova Scotia.  She is an expert on the links between health and literacy. On November 28th she will share some experiences people with low-literacy skills have had trying to get health information. She will also explain how health workers can communicate better with patients and what they can do if a patient does not understand the language.

Date: Friday, November 28, 2008
Place: Room 242, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
This session is for health workers,seniors, and those working with seniors.


Friday, November 28, 2008
Place:  Room 242, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
This session is for students and instructors in health related programs.
Both sessions are FREE!

The PEI Literacy Alliance, the UPEI Centre for Education Research and the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre (an initiative of Canadian Council on Learning), are sponsors for the day.   For more information call the PEI Literacy Alliance at 368-3620.

If you can’t make it to one – come to the other. We encourage everyone interested to attend a session.

5.  PEIBWA December Workshop

Presenting with Confidence – Charlottetown
Presenter: Margaret Campbell Armsworthy, Toastmasters PEI

If you are like most people, public speaking is not your favorite pastime. Join us for this presentation and learn how to improve your presentation and public speaking skills.  You will learn tips on how to prepare for a presentation and how to deliver your message with greater confidence.  Improved public speaking skills build confidence in every area of business from marketing your company to improving interview skills.

Location:           Delta Prince Edward (Consbrook Room), 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown

Date:                Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Time:                12:00 noon – 1:30 pm              

Cost:                 $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040. Registration deadline: Friday, November 28, 2008 at 12 noon.

6. World AIDS Day Service and Prayer

AIDS PEI and St. Paul’s in Charlottetown as well as ARC (Abegweit Rainbow Cooperative) are for the third year partnering for a service of fellowship and Prayer as we celebrate World AIDS day on December 1, 2008.
The service is being held on Monday, Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s  (corner of Prince and Grafton) at 7:00 P.M.  It will be a time of remembrance and of hope. Every person, no matter their faith will find Comfort in the readings from Christian scriptures, The Quaran, Ghandi, Martin Luther King,Jewish scripture as well as a host of other great comforters. There will be an open mic where people attending may offer their own readings, etc. In their own language. Then we will truly hear the voices of many nations.  Music will be a special feature and while we have some prepared we would also encourage any one with talent who would like to offer music which originates in their country of origin to contact us.
Here’s where we need your help. All of you are key people in the community and interact with people who are Canadians with origins in countries riddled with AIDS. Please send out this notice far and wide and hopefully we can fill the house on Dec. 1. A time of fellowship will follow.
Contact AIDS PEI or call  or e-mail me at 894-4571 ASAP if you have a recommendation for someone who might offer their gift of music or to read.
Also, the week of Nov. 24 to 28 a section of the AIDS quilt which has been made by Canadians coat to coast will be on display at the Parish Hall, 101 Prince Street during regular daytime hours 9:30- 4:30.
Thanks for your support in the past and looking forward to seeing many of you at the service.
Blessings to all in your work,
Madonna Fradsham


1. Dance for the World

A Fundraiser for CUSO-VSO

Come out and see some fabulous dance then take an opportunity to learn some new dance steps from Africa and Latin America.
Friday, Nov. 14th at 7pm – Murphy Community Centre.  Advance tickets at $10 available at the VRC 368-7337

2.  Prince County has Talent!

(Singles or Duos)
Where:  Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre   
When: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Time:  7:00 PM

Judging 70%       Audience 30%

Auditions will be held November 4,5,6,12,13, 2008 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Registration:  $5.00
Where:  243 Harbour Dr ( Harbourside Family Health Centre) Summerside, PE
Categories:  Youth   (19 & under)    ($200 1st Place) Adult    (over 19 ) ($300 1st Place)

Finalists will be announced in the media on November 15
To Enter Contact: Phone: 436-9856, Fax: 888-2344
243 Harbour Dr, Offices 210 & 211
Summerside, PE C1N 5R1
Province of Prince Edward Island, Vogue Optical, PURDUE Pharma, Classic Rock 102.1 SPUD FM
Tickets for this event :  $10.00
Tickets can be purchased at: Phone:  888-2500 / 436-9856   Toll Free:1-800-708-6505

This is a Fund Raiser with proceeds going to:  East Prince Women’s Information Centre
PEI Prescription Drug Education and Awareness & Support for Safe Communities


Purchase Your Holiday Plum Pudding from our Plum Pudding Fairies and Help Support the P.E.I. Humane Society

Get ready for the holidays and help the Island’s only animal shelter at the same time!


Handmade from a traditional family recipe, Pat Robinson’s famous plum pudding is so good, you can almost taste the love! These puddings are vegetarian-friendly, low in fat and low in sugar – talk about a guilt-free treat!

Better still, Pat (and her trusty assistant, daughter Kelly Robinson) tell us that all proceeds from the sale of these plum-perfect puddings will be donated to the P.E.I. Humane Society again this year!  This year’s campaign has been created as a memorial to Lance, the Robinsons’ beloved cat that lived a long and happy life, despite his severe diabetes.
At just $12 each or 2 for $20, these puddings are the perfect way to end a holiday meal and make excellent last-minute gifts to keep on hand in the freezer.

Each pudding is beautifully gift-wrapped with a recipe card for the sauce attached.  Customer feedback has indicated the puddings are diabetic friendly so instead of sauce, you can warm up a slice and serve it with a spread of butter or a dollop of yogurt or frozen yogurt!

To place an order or to get further information, please call: (902) 566-4388.

Or send an email to: with your name, contact number and the number of puddings you’d like to order. PLEASE NOTE: Puddings will be available for pick-up at the P.E.I. Humane Society between December 1 – 15th.


– Launch a new business – Survive economic hard times
– Develop new marketing strategies – Up your retail game
– Design a seasonal advertising campaign – Seek new markets and customers
– Host a corporate event – Improve customer service and loyalty programs
– Introduce a new product or service – Attract MORE business

In Charlottetown
Starts November 17
Monday Mornings
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Murphy’s Community Centre

In Summerside
Starts November 17
Monday Afternoons
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Holman’s Building

Visit for more information and to enroll

5. PEIBWA Workshops

Show Me The Money!! – Charlottetown
Presenter: Krista T. Walsh, KC Collect!

Krista T Walsh is the president of KC Collect!, the first women owned and operated collection agency in the province of Prince Edward Island. In November 2007, Krista was the first Canadian to earn a CFCP (Certified Financial Collection Professional) designation.

KC Collect specializes in turning debt into profit. Gain skills and knowledge from one PEI’s elite credit and collection specialists. This interactive and fun lunch and learn will offer a inside look at collecting receivables, dealing with customers excuses and preventative measures suggested to assist you in managing your accounts, and avoid bad debt.
Location:           Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown

Date:                Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Time:                12:00 noon – 1:30 pm              

Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at  or by phone at (902) 892-6040. Registration deadline: Friday, November 14, 2008 at 12 noon.

The Buying Power of Your Dollar: The ABC’s of Investing – Summerside
Presenter: Debra Webster, True North Insurance and Investments

Join us for this presentation on the buying power of your dollar.  You will learn about the composition of investment funds; the risks associated with investing your hard-earned money; rates of return; and the difference between RRSP’s and unregistered investments.  This knowledge will help participants to better understand what types of investments are right for them and why.  It’s all about the ABC’s of investing.

Location:           Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside

Date:               Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time:               12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 436-0386. Registration deadline: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 12 noon.

Please note:  If you register for a lunch and learn session and are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hours in advance.  People who do not cancel in advance will be invoiced.

6. Domestic Fair Trade Workshops Planned for December

The National Farmers Union and Cooper Institute will be holding three workshops in early December to explore possibilities for a Domestic Fair Trade system for food products on Prince Edward Island.

Tuesday, December 2 (1:00-4:00) – O’Leary Community Centre, O’Leary

Wednesday, December 3 (1:00-4:00) – Kinata Club, Kinkora

Thursday, December 4 (1:00-4:00) – Murphy Community Center, Charlottetown

These workshops are open to anyone who has an interest in how food is grown, processed, marketed, distributed, and/or consumed.

The workshops are free of charge and the deadline for registration is November 21st, 2008. For more information, or to register for one of the workshops, please contact Cooper Institute at (902) 894-4573 or 1-887-894-4573 (toll free) or by emailing

These workshops are part of a two-year project of the National Farmers Union, in partnership with Cooper Institute, funded in part by the PEI ADAPT Council.

For more information about this announcement, please call Ann, Marie, or Susan at 894-4573

7.  November dates for Ten Thousand Villages Sale

Ten Thousand Villages annual sale of crafts will be held at Englewood
School on the TransCanada Highway, Crapaud, Friday, Nov 21, 4 – 8:30
p.m., and Saturday, Nov 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  All proceeds of the sale
support artisans partnered with Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and
largest Fair Trade Organization in North America, (over 60 years). For
more information on these sales contact John Burka at 566-0810 or
John F. Burka, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
550 University Ave.,
Charlottetown, PEI  C1A 4P3

8.  Poster Men Wanted!

Wanted:  As part of the 2008 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is creating a series of posters featuring men, from all walks of life, pledging their commitment to help end violence against women and children. Each poster will have the slogan “I stand with you to end violence against women and children.”

Why:  We know that most men are not violent towards the women in their lives. We would like to give men the opportunity to take a stand with women against violence. Together, women and men can prevent our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, or co-workers from being hurt or killed by the men in their lives.

What:  The 8-1/2” by 11” posters will be featured on the Status of Women blog website throughout November and December and will be displayed during a tribute to mark the National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women at the Confederation Centre on Friday, December 5, 2008.

How To participate:

·  send a head-and-shoulders or upper body photo to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
·  photos sent by email to should be in a high-quality jpeg format. Unfortunately, we will only be able to include submissions that meet the technical requirements.
·  hard copy photos that the owner would like returned need to be accompanied with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Our mailing address is Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8.
·  include name, occupation, and place of residence.

When:  Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 1, 2008.

What else?   In our call for participants, we know we will be missing some men who are committed to ending violence against women and children. Please help us engage as many men as possible by passing this invitation along and encouraging men to take part.

For more information please contact Sandy Kowalik, Coordinator of the Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence at (902) 368-4510 or email:

9. Women’s Community Kitchen Events

As part of a Life Skills Project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnership Initiative, Transition House Association is offering a series of Women’s Community Kitchen Events. Women will come together once a week and participate in an open forum to learn, share and discuss topics that may be helpful to their situations. The sessions are as follows:

November 19:Kathleen Hamilton: Actress and Author of “Sex After Baby: Why There Is None”

November 26:Michelle Buttery, Anderson House Children Services Coordinator, “The Thoughts, Feelings and Voices of Our Children”

December 3:Christmas Decorating Workshop with Elizabeth Ghiz (Please register for Christmas workshop by Thursday, November 27)

These sessions are free and will be held at Anderson House women’s shelter. Call for times and to register at 368-8658.  Childcare available upon request.

For further information or questions specifically relating to these notices, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.


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