Community Notices

STATUS OF WOMEN BLOG

Check out our blog at https://peiacsw.wordpress.com/ This week has seen lots of postings to our blog, with plenty of new men taking a stand with us, our submission calling for an increase to the minimum wage, a link to our Activities Update newsletter, a link to our Annual Report for last year, and praise for Min. Valerie Docherty’s initiative on gender-based analysis.

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK

1. Poster Men Wanted Campaign

Be sure to get your photo to us by the December 1st deadline for the Poster Men Wanted Campaign.

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 peipurpleribbon@eastlink.ca 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: peipurpleribbon@eastlink.ca

2.  December Final Dates for the Ten Thousand Villages Sale
The final Ten Thousand Villages sale of fair traded crafts for the 2008 PEI
fall season will be held in the Macmillan Hall of the W.A. Murphy Student
Centre at UPEI for a three day period:  Tuesday, December 2, from 9:00 AM to
8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 3, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Thursday,
December 4, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM We will be selling beautiful,
fairly-traded gifts benefitting artisans from 35 Third World countries.  Ten
Thousand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade Organization in North
America (over 60 years).   Farmers Helping Farmers will also have a table of
unique Kenyan crafts for sale to support their programs in East Africa.  For
more information contact John Burka at 566-0810 or 367-9343.

3. An Invitation to the Purple Ribbon Unveiling in Montague

Family Violence Prevention Services is pleased to let you know that the Town of Montague is installing a large metal Purple Ribbon on the Hall. It will be a permanent fixture – to remind us all that violence is preventable and that we as a community acknowledge the serious problem of violence against women and children.

On Saturday, December 6, 2008, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, there will be the unveiling of the ribbon at 12:00 noon. Premier Robert Ghiz will officiate at this ceremony.

Refreshments will be served. Please join us.

Gwyn Davies
Family Violence Prevention Services

4. Social Economy and Sustainable Societies Summit

Spaces are limited
Register now at http://www.coalition
sgsl.ca/summit2008/registration_form.php
It’s easy and fast
Bonus! Poster Session
Learn what others are doing for the social economy.

Who Should Attend?
*   Watershed organizations
*   Community leaders
*   Municipal officials
*   Non-government organizations and associations
*   Political leaders, government agencies
*   Academia and students
*   Industry and businesses

Please show your support for a better, more sustainable Southern
Gulf of St.Lawrence region
by registering today at http://www.coalition-sgsl.ca/summit2008/registration_form.php

5. An Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis & Teaching Verbal Behaviour to Children with Autism

The Autism Society of PEI is presenting a 2 Day Introduction to Applied
Behaviour Analysis Workshop.

Date:   Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th
Time:  9:00am-4:00pm each day.
Location:  Murphy’s Community Center on Richmond Street in Charlottetown
Facilator:  Heather Sheen  – a Board Certified Associate Behaviour Analyst
(BCABA) with
10 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and
their families.

This two-day workshop is designed as an introduction to teaching children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using an Applied Verbal Behaviour (AVB)
approach. It has been created for childhood educators, educational
assistants, resource teachers, instructor therapists and parents who have,
or are involved with young children affected with ASD.

Fees for the two full day workshop is as follows:
$50.00 for Family Members (2 people) of the Autism Society of PEI
$65.00 for Students
$75.00 for Professionals

To register or for any other details contact Natelie Walsh at the Autism
Society office at 566-4844 or via email at autism@peiacl.ca.

6. You Are Invited to CLIA’s Open House

We hope you will join CLIA (Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island) for its annual holiday gathering on December 16th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You can find them in Room 158, Sullivan Building, 16 Fitzroy Street in Charlottetown.  Munchies will be provided!

7.  FILM PREMIERE  The U.S. AND US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Award-winning documentary filmmaker and performance artist Quinn is taking her politically charged film, The U.S. and Us, to Charlottetown.  The Film Premiere is co-sponsored by CUPE Local 1870, UPEI-WUSC, CUSO-VSO, CUPE PEI Global Justice Ctte and Council of Canadians.

Following a successful premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Quinn is to screen her documentary about Canada-U.S. relations at the Duffy Amphitheatre at UPEI on December 1st at 7 pm. Admission free. Filmmaker Q&A to follow. Other cities on the tour include Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax, Whitehorse and Dawson City.

“I can’t imagine a better time to screen my film and discuss the issues it presents than now – in the wake of both the Canada and U.S. elections,” says Quinn.

The U.S. and Us is an intellectual romp through the changing landscape of Canada-U.S. relations. Featuring interviews with Canada’s best known activist Maude Barlow and best-selling political authors Linda McQuaig and Mel Hurtig, among others, the film documents growing Canadian concerns over everything from the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the fine print of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Vignettes of Quinn’s performance art humourously illustrate mounting tensions over serious issues of energy, water and national security to question the future of Canadian sovereignty when American interests are at stake.

“A concise, informative, amusingly illustrated film on a topic that should be of concern to everyone in North America, ” says Mark Achbar, co-director of multi-award-winning Canadian documentaries, Manufacturing Consent and The Corporation.

Quinn’s previous documentary short, Standing Still, was a touching piece about her relationship with four elderly women from Vancouver Island. This film won Best Western Canadian Short at the 1996 Vancouver International Film Festival and a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival in 1996.

For more information about The U.S. and Us, or to arrange a media interview, request advance copies or photo stills, please see contact information below.

CONTACT:  Local: lcheverie@upei.ca Phone: 604.687.8944   Email: cquinn@shaw.ca Web: www.theusandus.blogspot.com

Marian White
CUSO-VSO Public Engagement Officer
81 Prince St., Charlottetown, PE  C1A 4R3
1 800 676-8411  (Atlantic only)
902 892-2610
902 393-4550 Cell
902 368-7180 Fax

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. FREE SQUASH CLINICS FOR BEGINNING WOMEN

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.

2.  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.

or

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.

3.  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 paula@peibwa.org or by phone at (902) 892-6040. Registration deadline: Friday, November 28, 2008 at 12 noon.

4. 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

5.  SWEET DEAL!

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!

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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: plumpudding@eastlink.ca 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.

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 cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca.

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
367-9343.
John F. Burka, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
550 University Ave.,
Charlottetown, PEI  C1A 4P3

8.  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 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.
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For further information or questions specifically relating to these notices, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.

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