STATUS OF WOMEN BLOG
Visit our blog at https://peiacsw.wordpress.com/ Check out some photos from the Memorial Service held in Charlottetown on December 5.
Please update your address book with our current email address:
Our ISN email address, email@example.com is ending on December 31!
NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK
1. 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!
2. HOLIDAY CARDS
Available at VRC, 81 Prince Street. Proceeds to CUSO-VSO Volunteer Partnership Fund. English and French
3. “Early Learning Prevents Youth Violence” Report
The “Early Learning Prevents Youth Violence” report is from the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) a/s Early childhood learning knowledge Centre (ECLKC)
You can download the english and french version from the website below.
L’enfance à la portée d’un clic:
Childhood at your fingertips:
4. Free Family Skate – January 2
The Sharp Group will be hosting a FREE Family skate.
Date: Friday, January 2
Time: 4:00 – 5:00
Location: Charlottetown Civic Centre – South side door.
The Sharp Group has been a major partner in the development of the TAKE :30 for the Family program.
5. Christmas Seals 100th Anniversary
Lung diseases include asthma, lung cancer and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD has emerged as a crucial women’s health issue. The facts are overwhelming – more than 425,000 women in Canada have been diagnosed with this devastating breathing disease, and more than 4,300 will die of the disease this year alone. Women with COPD suffer more than men – they report worse symptoms for similar severity of COPD due to smaller lung capacity, smaller airways and muscles required for breathing.
Christmas Seals 100th Anniversary
For generations, Canadians have been sticking Christmas Seals on the back of their holiday greetings and parcels. This holiday tradition began one hundred years ago. Back then, the money raised helped The Lung Association fight — and win — the battle against tuberculosis in Canada.
Today, donations to the Christmas Seal campaign do so much more. Donations provide funding to researchers, who are trying to find better treatments — and cures — for lung diseases like asthma and COPD. Donations help improve the quality of life for those suffering with lung disease. Donations provide hope.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Christmas Seal continues to help all Canadians breathe easier. Please give generously to the Lung Association’s Christmas Seals campaign.
Remember – “When you can’t breathe nothing else matters.”
6. Support a Woman in CBC-TV’s Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister contest
Vote for Camille Labchuk in CBC-TV’s Canada’s next Great Prime Minister contest
Camille Labchuk is one of 136 contestants in CBC-TV’s “Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister ” contest. With your help, she could be one of the 8 semi-finalists with a chance to move on to the televised finals. One of the semi-finalists will be selected based on the number of positive on-line ratings she receives for for her video, and currently Camille is competing for this spot with only one other contestant.
To ensure Camille makes the semi-finals you can view and rate her video on the CBC website by following these easy steps:
1. Register your name with CBC so you can rate her video: http://membercentre.cbc.ca/SignUp.aspx
2. You will be sent an e-mail about 30 seconds later – Click on the confirmation link
3. Watch Camille’s video: http://www.cbc.ca/nextprimeminister/candidates/camillelabchuk.html (If you’re on dial up and can’t view it, you can still rate Camille’s video.)
4. Then Rate Camille’s Video with 5 stars (or whatever you think she deserves). THIS IS CRUCIAL.
5. And post a comment.
6. To stay involved click here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=96386440211 to Join Camille’s Facebook group:
Camille Labchuk for Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister
Help ensure Camille becomes a semi-finalist in the contest.
Please forward this email to your friends, family and colleagues.
Every vote counts!
Check back for updates soon as she will be posting new videos on the CBC website in response to candidate questions.
Camille has been the Green Party of Canada’s press secretary for the past two years and is now employed as the public relations specialist with Humane Society International. She was a federal candidate in 2006 and worked on the campaign for proportional representation in PEI.
SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS
1. Atlantic Council International Cooperation member breakfast
at Murphy Community Centre, Room 205, 8:30, Friday, January 23rd
Special guest, Winston Johnston of Farmers Helping Farmers who recently visited Kenyan projects.
Open to new members
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information
2. PEI Literacy Alliance Presents: Sing-a-Long Sound of Music – A Fundraiser for Literacy
Host: Wade Lynch
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: January 31st 2009 (Storm date February 7th 2009)
Place: The Carrefour Theatre
Yes, it’s been around the World and now it’s coming to Charlottetown!
Sing-a-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!
Then of course there is the famous costume competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. Prizes will given to some of the best costumes!
Costume is not mandatory but highly recommended!
Tickets are available at the following locations:
Metro Credit Union – 281 University Avenue
Timothy’s World Coffee Shop – 54 University Avenue
PEI Literacy Alliance – 161 St. Peter’s Road
Please call (902) 368-3620 if you would like to make arrangements to have tickets mailed to you.
3. Book Dates for Women’s Speaker Series
Here is information on Resilience and Dreams: Women as Global Citizens speaker series at UPEI, with some amazing speakers in January to March 2009.
UPEI, January 7, 2009, in Don and Marion MacDougall Hall
Speaker: Frances Moore Lappé, Founder of the Small Planet Institute
UPEI, February 5, 2009, in McMillan Hall, W. A. Murphy Student Centre
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown
Keynote Speaker: Victoria Tauli Corpuz of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues
Rodd Royalty Inn, February 6
14 Capital Dr. (formerly TransCanada Highway)
Fundraising Luncheon for the UPEI International Scholarship Fund
Speaker: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Information on purchasing tickets (or a table of 10) will be posted in January.
Noon to 1:30pm
Women’s Speaker Series Finale, March 5, 2009
UPEI, Don and Marion MacDougall Hall
Speaker: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Included is a book launch of Maude Barlow’s latest work, Blue Covenant.
and the photo exhibit “Resilience and Dreams” will be moving to Eptek Centre in Summerside, with an opening there in early January. The opening speaker at Eptek will be Kristin Roe. For more information visit http://upei.ca/internationalization/
4. Announcing: Multi-year WOMEN’S economic development GRANTS
The Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) is pleased to inform you that we are now accepting Letters of Intent for our multi-year Economic Development grants. The multi-year economic development grants will support organizations working in one of three areas of women’s economic development: self-employment training programs; social purpose enterprises; and women in trades and technology programs. Under this initiative we expect to select approximately 10 grants for five year funding of up to $75,000 per year. The Letter of Intent is now available online at www.canadianwomen.org – click on ‘Apply for a Grant’ and then ‘How to Apply’. Please download both the Funding Guidelines and the Letter of Intent Application. The deadline to submit your Letter of Intent is Friday, January 16, 2009. If you have any questions about the Letter of Intent or your application, please contact Chanel Grenaway, Director of Economic Development at 416-365-1444 ext 231 or 1-866-293-4483 ext 231 or email@example.com.
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!
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!
Or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For further information or questions specifically relating to these notices, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.