Community Notices


Visit our blog at And this week read an International Women’s Day Reflection from our chairperson Isabelle Christian.


1.  This Sunday, March 8, 2009, Don’t Miss the International Women’s Day Celebration – Leaders Among Us: Champions in the Arts

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. If necessary storm date will be announced on the radio.

Hope to see you there!

2.   Girly Gig!!  Taking Place tonight March 6th – Celebrating International Women’s Day, 2009

The Diversity Office would like to invite the everyone to help usher in International Women’s Day with a musical celebration featuring UPEI students, staff and friends, including the Barnkats, Laurie Brinklow, Guernsey Cove, Nikita Zhang, Emilee Sorrey, Amalia Peripoli, Grace Kimpinski, and Kayla Larkin. The event will take place Friday, March 6th, in Room 142 of the UPEI New Residence, and doors open at 7:00 pm. There will be a $3.00 cover charge, with proceeds going to the aboriginal women’s shelter, Grandmother’s House.  A bar and free munchies will be available.  For further information, please contact Ruth ( or Maria ( 

3.   Women’s Art Show at Beanz Espresso Cafe Taking Place this Month – Openings Still Available

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).

Thank you to everyone who brought in their artwork last Saturday.  There is still some room available if you missed our drop-off day for 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

4.   ECO-PEI Energy Project

invites you to attend the upcoming
Sustainable Energy ? A Community Matter Workshop
Wednesday, March 25 9am-4pm
Credit Union Place
511 Notre Dame Street, Summerside PEI

This day long workshop is bringing the Island community together to address how we can maximize energy efficiency and security, define sustainable energy solutions and build alliances in rural sectors and communities on PEI in a way that maximizes long-term local benefits.

Guest speakers include:
Yves Gagnon, P.Eng., D.Sc.
K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development, Université de Moncton
Tim Weis, M.Sc., P. Eng.
Director of Renewable Energy and Efficiency Policy, Pembina Institute
Cedric MacLeod, M.Sc., PAg
President, MacLeod Agronomics
plus much more!

Price $20 includes lunch and bus transportation from Charlottetown.
Please call 566-4696 or register on-line:

5.   Social Forum / Reception, Thursday March 12
“25 Random Things About the World Food System”
with: Wayne Roberts, Toronto Food Policy Council and  special guests: Laura Rance, Editor, Manitoba Cooperator, Steve Thomson, BC Agriculture Council &  Josh Herbin, Nova Scotia Farmer, Agri-Innovation Award Winner
At the whY Condos,
Corners of Euston and Prince Streets
Thursday March 12
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.


1.  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 )
– Thursday March 26, 2009 Rodd Royalty Inn, Charlottetown  PEIBWA
– Friday March 27, 2009  Kensington Chamber 55 Victoria St.  KACC 
–  Tuesday March 31, 2009 Silver Threads Club, Souris

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

2.  PEIBWA Upcoming Lunch and Learn Workshops

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.

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.   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.

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


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