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1.   Exciting Art Project Just For You!  Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

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.

2.  PEIBWA Workshop

Ideas to Stretch Your Promotional Budget – Montague
Presenter: Sherry Pelkey

Promotion is an important part of marketing your business, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. 

Join us to discover and explore the 3 P’s to include in your promotional plan to encourage your customers to sing for you!  An interactive session, complete with activities and reference materials to help you take the next steps in creating the business you envision.

Location:           Active Communities, 540 Main Street, Montague
Date:                Thursday, March 19, 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:  Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

3.  Workshop

Constructive Approach to My Problems and Sufferings
In this workshop you will become aware of warning signals to watch for and learn to take the necessary means to lessen suffering and resolve problems. 
Dates: 4 Wednesdays, March 18 – April 8, (7-9:30pm), Cost $60.00, Place: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown.  For more information, contact Myrna Aylward, PRH Educator & Counselor, , (902) 892-6585

4.  Fundraiser

The women’s sorority group Beta Sigma Phi, together with the QEH Foundation are hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday. March 25, at Ise’s Lounge in Ch’town (next to East Side Marios).  For only $30, you will get a manicure and a martini (M & M), snacks, a night of fun, and a tax receipt too!  All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new unit for the mammography department.   Tickets are being sold for this very worthy cause. It is expected they will sell out fast. Please help in the fight against  breast cancer – we all have loved ones who have been affected. If you are interested, please email H. Brooks at

5.  Come Play Prize Bingo for Citizen Advocacy!

On Tuesday, March 31st, 7.00 p.m. PEI Citizen Advocacy’s annual prize bingo fundraiser will take place at Bingo Country on Riverside Drive…..with prizes valued at over $3,000 .                                               

This is a fun evening for everyone, even if you’ve never played bingo before! The celebrity caller will be KIRK MACKINNON of Ocean 100.

Only $20 for admission and cards. Please come along, have a lot of fun and support a great cause!  For more information call 566-3523.

6.  Parkinson Society Maritime Region

proudly presents
Dr. Harold Robertson
Professor with the Dalhousie University Department of Pharmacology and Founding Member of the Brain Repair Centre in Halifax.

Dr. Harold Robertson discusses Diagnosis, Treatment, Research and living with Parkinson’s.

When: April 2, 2009
Where: Charlottetown, Murchison Centre, 15-17 St. Pius X Avenue
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee: Free  (Must register to ensure a seat)
Reception with light refreshments to follow
For additional information and to register, please complete & return the registration form, or contact:

Jon Collins, Support Services and Education Officer
1-800-663-2468 (toll-free)
Ease the Burden; Find a Cure.

7.   BORN website

BORN is a community-based group dedicated to exploring birthing options for women in PEI.  They are a member of the Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy Network; a network of the Children’s Secretariat.

BORN has been busily up dating their website at  .  They would appreciate those interested to check it and forward any new programs or links that are not on the site that you would deem appropriate and of interest to others.

Please send suggestions to the web mistress, Robyn,  at



1.  Women’s Art Show at Beanz Espresso Cafe Taking Place this Month – More Art Needed!

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 already brought in their artwork.  There is still some room available 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

2.   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:

3.   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


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


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