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This community notices/events email will be taking a few weeks off and will return on Friday, January 9, 2009.


1.  New Year’s Eve Skate at the CARI Complex

The City of Charlottetown is sponsoring a free skate on New Year’s Eve. Come out with the whole family on New Years Eve for a free family skate at the CARI Complex from 7:30 – 9:00PM. The skate will take place in Arena A. For more information call 368-1025.

2.  Capital New Year in the Park

If you are looking for a funfilled New Year’s Eve event for the entire family, parttake in the City of Charlottetown’s “Capital New year in the Park” Celebration on December 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Victoria Park.
This event is a family, fun safe and alcohol free celebration.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with teams of horses and sleighs offering safe rides for all ages along a lit trail in Victoria Park.  Enjoy hot chocolate, hot dogs, pop and celebration cake.  Listen to seasonal music.  Join in the countdown at 8:00 p.m.
This event is free to the public.
For more information, contact City Hall Tourism at 629-4117.

3.  PEI International Women’s Day Committee is looking for public input

The P.E.I. International Women’s Day Committee is looking for public input.  We know there are many, many talented women artists in Prince Edward Island, and our aim is to celebrate all of their achievements on International Women’s Day in 2009.  During the first week of March, leading up to International Women’s Day, a show in Charlottetown will feature women artists from all corners of P.E.I. (email for more information).

Women in the arts will also be the theme of our annual International Women’s Day event, to be held on  March 7th in Charlottetown.  The theme in 2009, as it has been for the past two years, will be /Together in Courage; building, visioning, organizing, celebrating/.   The  organizing committee is inviting the public to suggest names of women who have been involved as artists in leadership for social change, and who have contributed to the growth and development of the P.E.I. arts community.  Seven of those women will be honoured at the International Women’s Day event on March 7th, and asked to participate in a “round table” discussion about women, art and solidarity.  Please send your suggestions, with a brief explanation, to

4. Invitation to Town Hall on the January 2009 Federal Budget

Host: Wayne Easter and Shawn Murphy

When: January 6th at 7:00pm

Where: West Royalty Community Hall

We want to invite you to attend and contribute your thoughts and suggestions for the development of the January 2009 Federal Budget. Following the submission from individuals, companies and industries, and our Town Hall, we will draft letters to Minister of Finance with the outlined proposals that we receive from you for Minister Jim Flaherty to consider when he is drafting the budget document.

To submit written documents please email them to or
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the Town Hall.

If you have any questions, please call 964-2428 or 566-7772.

Wayne Easter and Shawn Murphy



Available at VRC, 81 Prince Street.  Proceeds to CUSO-VSO Volunteer Partnership Fund.  English and French

2.  “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:

3.  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.

4.  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.”

5.  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:
2. You will be sent an e-mail  about 30 seconds later – Click on the confirmation link

3. Watch Camille’s video: (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 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.

6.  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 for information

7. 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!

Price: $40
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.

8. 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
Student Symposium
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

9.  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 – 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

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


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