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1. Women’s Art Show at Beanz Espresso Cafe for March 2009 – Openings Still Available – Accepting Artwork tomorrow, February 28th

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

2. International Women’s Day Celebration – Leaders Among Us: Champions in the Arts – Sunday, March 8, 2009

For International Women’s Day 2009, the Together in Courage Committee 2009 invites you to an International Women’s Day evening celebration, “Leaders Among Us,” on Sunday, March 8, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 in the Georgian Room of the Charlottetown Rodd Hotel on Kent Street.

Join us to help celebrate Island women champions in the arts, with a panel discussion moderated by Laurie Brinklow, guest performances by Karen vocalists from Burma, Htoo K’mu and Eh B, and a reception to follow.

Panelists for the discussion:

Teresa Doyle
Donnalee Downe
Vian Emery
Jane Ledwell
JoDee Samuelson
Julia Sauvé
Sylvie Toupin
Cynthia Dunsford, MLA, will be the guest em-cee for the event.


For event information, call CUSO at 892-2610 or the PEI Status of Women at 368-4510.

3.  Self Mastery, the New Self Esteem for Women Workshop

is for women wanting more mastery of their lives even in the face of adversity. Self Mastery is being offered Friday, March 6 and Saturday March 7th at the whY Lofts, 252 Prince St. Charlottetown. Women wanting to learn and practice self mastery concepts and tools, such as calming the busy mind to allow greater access to the wisdom mind, end self-doubt and self-sabotage, uncover new competency and confidence and experience inner gladness and knowing. Workshop is designed and facilitated by Joan McDonald, RSW and Alice Taylor, Adult Educator and Life Coach. Workshop Program: Friday, March 6, 6:30-10pm session concluding with a wine and cheese reception, resuming Saturday, March 7, 8:30am-9pm sessions will include, light breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening celebration. Pre-Registration is required by Monday, March 2. Call 314 4678 or email

4. ProfitLearn PEI Workshop

Internet Marketing Awareness for Business Owners
Information to give your company an immediate competitive edge

This session showed me how to make my website work for me and immediately expand my internet marketing opportunities. Time well spent!”  Michelle MacEwen On the Edge Stanley Bridge PEI

Some of the workshop topics:
Grow your business on-line with customer interaction; Marketing-led site design; Keep visitors on your website longer; How to avoid 15 common mistakes; And more…

Please note – this workshop is about using website marketing to build your business; this is not a session about creating a website.

Dates of workshop and where to register:

– Tuesday March 24, 2009 Barachois Inn, Rustico TIAPEI
– Wednesday March 25, 2009 Souris
– Thursday March 26, 2009 Rodd Royalty Inn, Charlottetown  PEIBWA
– Friday March 27, 2009  Kensington Chamber 55 Victoria St.  KACC

Facilitator : Louis-Philippe Gauthier,  Electronic Commerce Centre, UNBSJ
Cost:  $105.00 cheque payable  to Electronic Commerce Centre UNBSJ; fee includes workshop, large binder of information, lunch,snacks and one half – hour consultation with an internet marketing expert (booked for a later date by email following this session).  More information:  ProfitLearn PEI  1-800-270-4795 

5.  PEIBWA Upcoming Lunch and Learn Workshops

Balancing Family/Work – Charlottetown
Presenter: Sarah Henry, Take: 30 for the Family Program

Parents today are busier than ever. Join us for this session and learn more about the Take: 30 for the Family program, family friendly work policies and how to incorporate them into your business. Receive tips on how every business can help parents, grandparents and communities make the early years count.

Islanders know that taking time to enjoy their kids doesn’t have to cost a lot, in time or money. Even the busiest parents and caregivers say that taking 30 minutes for the family is a great thing to do.

Location:           Quality Inn on the Hill, 150 Euston Street, Charlottetown
Date:                Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm       
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Nina Costain by e-mail at or by phone at  (902) 892-6040 .  Registration deadline:  Friday, February 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

Presenting with Panache…It’s all in the delivery! – Summerside
Presenter: Ronda Bellefontaine, Like Nobody’s Business

We’ve all experienced being in the audience during a terrific presentation. What appears simple and easy just doesn’t happen but the skills necessary to be successful can be acquired through training and practice. Giving a presentation is an opportunity for you to expose others to an idea, a product, knowledge, a service or yourself. This session will help you make the most of those opportunities by focusing on the who, what, when, where and why of your presentation.

Location:           Loyalist Country Inn, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:                Thursday, March 12, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 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, March 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm.



1. 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.

2. 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. 28 at 2 pm – Depression with Dr. Christine Beck

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. 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!

5.   Attention: All PEI Women Artists – Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser

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.

6.  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:

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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