Community Notices


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1.  Job Opportunity- Dandelion Festival

The Children’s Environmental Health Network is seeking a part-time coordinator for this year’s Dandelion Festival to be held May 31st, 2009.  The selected individual would work approximately 10 hrs per week for twelve or thirteen weeks, ending shortly after the festival. Tasks would involve organizing workshop presenters, organizing musical entertainment, publicity, working with a children’s activities coordinator, organizing food vendors and display booths, organizing participation of  school children in art contests, working with a team of volunteers on the above activities and other related duties. Members of the PEI Environmtental Health Coop will provide direction and advice. To apply please send a resume to

Deadline for applications Wednesday Feb. 25. For more information please call Marion at 675-4093.

2.  Navigating the System

The PEI Association for Community Living, in partnership with the Children with Exceptional Needs Network is involved in a project to develop navigational maps on services available in PEI for families who have children ages 0-8 years with exceptional needs.

This project will also identify needed supports that would not only benefit the individual with exceptional needs, but their families and /or caregivers.

The maps will be broken down into genders and will include:
. Intellectual, learning, physical disabilities
. Emotional, behavioral, communication, health and neurological
. Gifted and talented
. Sensory impairments
. Global developmental delays.

The Association is currently seeking families and professionals to participate in parental/family interviews to be carried out either:  in person, over the phone, or through focus groups.  For more information on this project, or to become involved in the interviews, please contact the PEI ACL office at 566-4844 or email

3.  Sleigh Ride for Persons with Autism and their families & friends

On Saturday, February 28th at 1:00pm, the Autism Society of PEI will be hosting a Sleigh Ride at Terpstra Farms in Winsloe at 992 Rustico Road.

This event is free for all those with autism and their family and friends!  This is going to be a wonderful day for the whole family, their will be cookies and hot chocolate following the sleigh ride as well as a chance
to visit the animals in the barns and go sledding!

Please RSVP as soon as possible by email at or by phone 566-4844!

4.  Maude Barlow visiting UPEI on March 4, 2009

Maude Barlow’s, National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, will visit the University of Prince Edward Island. Maude will be giving a presentation on global water issues. Her talk is as follows:

The Global Water crisis and the coming fight for the Right to Water.

International Speaker Series Finale
March 4, 2009
Duffy Lecture Theatre (Room 135)

The world is running out of clean water. This growing water shortage is perhaps the greatest ecological and human threat of our time and will affect two thirds of the planet by 2050. Maude will explain the impact of the crisis (especially on women) and give us a recipe for both a water-secure future and hope. She will also expose Canada’s shameful position against the right to water for the world’s poor. For more info, contact 566-0576.



1.  Presentations offered at the Confederation Centre Public Library

February is psychology month and the Confederation Centre Public Library is pleased to welcome members of the Psychological

Association of PEI for a number of presentations on various Psychology related themes:

Sat. Feb. 7 at 2 pm – Dementia with Dr. Christine Beck
Tues. Feb. 10 at 7 pm – Learning disabilities with Rebecca Hooley
Sat. Feb. 14 at 2 pm – Childhood Depression with Dr. George Mallia
Tues. Feb. 17 at 7 pm – Anxiety in Children with Loretta Hawley-McAleer
Sat. Feb. 28 at 2 pm – Depression with Dr. Christine Beck

2.  The Montgomery Theatre 2009

“Plays from the Life & Times of L.M. Montgomery”

Tuesdays – Sundays  JULY 14 – AUGUST 23

All performances 7:30 pm in the Church at Avonlea Village, Cavendish
Private Lives  by Noel Coward
Directed by Duncan McIntosh
Written in 1929,  Private Lives contains some of the funniest, wittiest dialogue ever.  Like last year’s hit The Importance of Being Earnest, this is a first rate comedy.  A divorced couple has each acquired a new spouse and find themselves on honeymoons in adjoining hotel suites.  It only takes a few minutes together again to realize they are still in love. Then theexcitement really begins!

The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog
From a wedding night in 1890 to widowhood in 1925, all the scenes in this romantic comedy are acted out in and around the couple’s fourposter bed. The wedding night jitters, the onset of labour for their first child, the trials of parenthood and the sometime storms of marital life create ilarious scenes to make this a memorable and moving story. Bring a handkerchief – for tears of sympathy and laughter.
20% Discount on all tickets (20% deposit required)
                    Regular Rate        Group Rate
Balcony    $ 20 + tax           $ 16 + tax 
Side            $ 25 + tax           $ 20 + tax
Premier    $ 32 + tax           $ 25.60 + tax

Group rates do not apply to Opening Nights  

Book and Pay before March 1st for Earlybird Group Special :
Any Seat in the House for $16 + tax !  Book now to save!    
Call the Theatre Office  902 963 3847  or email

3.  NGOs Breakfast Meeting
You are invited to join Island members of ACIC – Atlantic Council for International Cooperation for a breakfast meeting on Friday, March 13th at Murphy Community Centre at 8:30.  Guest speaker will be Michel Daoust, youth Intern who spent 6 months in El Salvador working with an environment group.
Call CUSO-VSO at 892-2610 for details

4. PEI Food Security Network Workshop

Join the PEI Food Security Network for a workshop called Sowing the Seeds: Food Security on PEI.  The day will include a moderated panel discussion that will bring four different perspectives on what food security is and what needs to be done in our community.

There will be a mini-workshop to explore what we can do as a community to improve food security on PEI.

    * Tuesday, February 24th, 10am-4pm
    * Murchison Centre (15-17 St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown – off St. Peter’s Road)
    * Coffee break and lunch will be provided using mostly local, organic food.
    * To Register call Michelle or Sara at Women’s Network PEI 368- 5040 or email us at

Our panel discussion will be moderated by Marie Burge from Cooper Institute.

The panelists are:
    * Gerard Steele, Fisheries
    * Steven MacKinnon, Agriculture
    * Jennifer Taylor, Health promotion and food skills
    * Ann Wheatley, Livable income/access to healthy food

Hope to see you there!
Sara Roach Lewis

Women’s Network
Women for Environmental Sustainabilty (WES)
Work:   (902) 368-5040 
Home:  (902) 687-1768 

5. FREE Swims for Individuals with Autism and their families and friends

There are regular weekly swims at the Cari pool at the UPEI. These swims are held every Saturday of the February (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th)  from 7:00-8:00pm at the Cari pool and are generously sponsored by D.P Murphy. The swims are free for all those with autism and their family and friends.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!

6.  Attention: All PEI Women Artists

Call for Submissions

Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser is calling for submissions of artwork from PEI Women artists. This juried art promotion will feature:

·   Art supplies commissions paid to 50 women artists
·   An art auction – artists receive 50%
·   Fundraising for Island-wide Family Violence Prevention Services Inc capital building fund
·   Celebration of women’s paid and unpaid work
·   Promotion of women’s contribution to art

The art created for Women’s Work(s) will thematically reflect the nature, scope and reality of women’s work in all its diversity. All fine art work will be considered, i.e. painting, sculpture, photography, fabric, printmaking, etc.

Please include in your submission:

    * Contact information
    * 3 – 5 good quality images (JPEG format) or photographs of recent art work
    * curriculum vitae or resume (2 page max)
    * a brief description (50 words max) of the proposed artwork and how it relates to the theme of women’s work

Deadline for submissions: March 16
Selected artists notified by: April 1
Artwork must be completed by: June 22
Artwork will be auctioned in July.

Mail submissions to:

Women’s Work(s)
c/o PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Or by email to:

For more information call Sandy Kowalik, Artistic Coordinator at  902-368-4510 .   The Women’s Work(s) blog is presently being set up…more information will be added soon. Check it out at

Women’s Work(s) has been made possible through the generous support of Senator Catherine Callbeck, E Anne Smith, and Patricia Schurman.

7.  2009 International Women’s Day Events

International Women’s Day Celebration
Sunday, March 8, 2009

Celebrate Island Women Artistic Leaders in Social Change
7:00 pm at the Georgian Room
Charlottetown Rodd Hotel on Kent Street

Reception to follow.

For more info contact Committee member:
Marian White, c/o CUSO-VSO, Public Engagement Officer,  902 892-2610


Openings in a Women’s Art Show at Beanz Espresso Cafe for March 2009

Female artists are invited to participate in a month-long non-juried art show and sale at BEANZ Café in celebration of  United Nations-declared International Women’s Day (March 8).

On Saturday from 1 to 5 pm, February 28th, please drop off ready-to-hang small to medium-sized art pieces, at BEANZ Espresso Café, University Avenue, Charlottetown.  Each artist may drop off a maximum of two pieces. Pieces will be accepted as long as space allows. Clearly attach your name, contact information, title and dimensions of artwork, and desired price to the back of the artwork.

This is a volunteer art promotion event organized by the 2009 IWD Planning Committee, who gratefully thanks Lori Kays, Owner of BEANZ, for her support. Neither BEANZ Espresso Café nor the IWD Planning Committee is liable for artwork.

Committee volunteers will hang the pieces so they will be ready for viewing and sale beginning Monday, March 2, and ending Tuesday, March 31. Artwork sold will be provided to the buyer at point-of-sale. Artists will be expected to pick up unsold pieces on Wednesday, April 1, between the hours of 1 and 5 pm.

Please contact IWD Planning Committee member Lisa Murphy, ED for PEI Status of Women, for further details about this event.

Her phone number is 368-4510 and email address is

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, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. 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:
February 27: Spring Gardening
Pauline Thompson

March 6:     Pet First Aid
Speaker TBA

These free sessions will be held Fridays from 11:30am-1:30pm and participants must register by Wednesdays at noon. A lunch will be provided at no cost. Call for the location and to register at 368-8658. Childcare is 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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