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1.  Film  Screening  Flow: For Love of Water
“Can anyone really own water?”

Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
UPEI AVC Theatre D

Sponsored by
CUSO-VSO, CUPE Global Justice Committee,
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation,
Council of Canadians & WUSC

Free Event. 
Contact Marian at 892-2610.

2.  At the Table: The Role of Women in Fisheries Management
You are invited to participate in a community workshop. We invite input from all women and men – citizens, fishers, and community leaders.
March 25, Souris (Souris Ski Lodge, Souris River)
March 27, Tignish (Location to be announced)
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided.
For more information: Sara Roach-Lewis, Women for Environmental Sustainability, or 902-687-1768

3.  Family Fun Skate

WHAT: UFIT Cares Foundation Family Skate
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: The Civic Centre in Charlottetown
WHO: All families are welcome; donations will be accepted at the door.
WHY: Great way to spend time with your family!
Special song requests are welcome!
FREE Hot Chocolate and home-baked cookies!
All funds/ proceeds go to Island families!


For PEI Food Security Network (FSN) Members and Associates

Workshop on “Growing the Island Way”

Monday, March 23, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Murphy’s Community Centre, Charlottetown

A workshop on the impact on food security of new directions for PEI agriculture a review of the January 2009 document, Growing the Island Way: The Next Chapter for the Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Organized by the FSN Food Production and Distribution Working Group

Please Register: call Michel or Marie at 894-4573 or e-mail


Forum on Success Overcoming Global and Local Obstacles to Food Security

Tuesday March 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Murchison Centre, Charlottetown

A Forum on successes in overcoming global and local obstacles to food security featuring Juana Ferrer Paredes a farm leader from the Dominican Republic and featuring a made-in-PEI plan for overcoming the obstacles to Food security Organized by the FSN Food Production and Distribution Working Group; the Access to Safe, Healthy and Culturally Appropriate Food Working Group; and the FSN Coordinating Committee.

(Juana works with Via Campesina, an organization of small- and medium-sized producers from 56 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This organization is one of the first promoters of the food security movement).  Please Register: call Michelle or Sara 368-5040 or email

5.   LDAPEI – Community Presentation on ADHD:  Assessment and Treatment

The Learning Disabilities Association of PEI is hosting a community presentation on ADHD:  Assessment and Treatment to be presented by Dr. Mitch Zelman.

Date:  Tuesday, March 24
Time:  4 – 6 pm
Location:  UPEI – Faculty lounge, Main Building
Cost:  FREE
To register and for more information contact LDAPEI at 894-5032 or email

6.  Family Fun Workshop

The PEI Literacy Alliance Presents:  Family Fun Workshop for Parents

Learn some fun simple activities you can do with your children to help them learn.  Participants will receive a fun family literacy package. There is room for 10 people so register soon.

Date: April 15, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Holland College (Kent Street entrance) CHARLOTTETOWN PEI
Cost:  FREE
To register: call Jinny at 1-800-827-3620 or email her at

PEI Literacy Alliance will also be hosting a Family Literacy Workshop for parents in each of the following locations:

* Alberton – March 23 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Westisle Composite High School, Alberton
* Summerside – March 23 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Family Place Resource Centre (75 Central Street), Summerside
* Montague – April 6 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Holland College (in the Down East Mall), Montague

All workshops are FREE
To register: call Jinny at 1-800-827-3620 or email her at

7.   Family Law Information Workshop

Everyone is invited to attend a Family Law Information Workshop.  It will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Kent Room at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel located at 75 Kent Street in Charlottetown.

Greg Collins of Collins & Associates law firm will present on topics including: custody and access; child support; divorce; division of property; spousal support; family violence and the law; and other topics of interest in family law.

The workshop is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

To register or for more information, please contact Community Legal Information Association at 368-4017 or


Le Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie, Vidéo Femmes et l’Union des municipalités du Québec vous invitent au lancement des vidéos de l’École francophone des candidates. Qu’ont en commun les élues du Québec, du Sénégal et de l’Île Maurice? Partagent- elles les mêmes enjeux, les mêmes défis ? Venez assister au lancement de cette nouvelle série issue de rencontres avec des élues de la francophonie!

Restaurant Le Parlementaire,

Mercredi 8 avril 2009, de 16 h 30 à 19 h

Hôtel du Parlement, 1045, rue des Parlementaires, Entrée Porte no 3 Québec

L’événement sera animé par Mme Marie Grégoire, en présence de la ministre Nathalie Normandeau, de M. Marcel Blanchet, directeur général des élections du Québec, et des deux élues municipales ayant participé à la vidéo québécoise, Mmes Francine Ruest-Jutras et Esther Charron.

Confirmez votre présence avant le 1er avril par courriel à ou par téléphone au 514 282-7700, poste 601.

9.   Dignity for All Campaign
Executive Director Rob Rainer of Canada Without Poverty (formerly Napo) will be speaking about the Dignity For All Campaign CWP has recently launched with Citizens for Public Justice. The campaign highlights poverty as an affront to human security and dignity and seeks to reduce and eliminate poverty by 2020. CWP is calling on community members and advocates to join the campaign.  The event takes place Thursday April 2nd, 7Pm Murphy Centre Rm 205.  Further information please call 658-3173 or email



MAY 27-29, 2009

Initiated in 2004, the Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA) is a 5-year, federally funded project that encompasses all four Atlantic Provinces and includes representatives from five universities, seniors’ groups and other community-based organizations, housing developers and planners, service providers, and government departments.

The Conference is intended to bring together seniors’ groups and other community-based organizations; architects, housing developers, and planners; service providers; policymakers and government departments; academic researchers; and interested members of the general public.

The Atlantic Seniors Housing Needs Conference will feature an exciting combination of speakers, panels, and discussions. Five short films highlighting solutions from around the world for seniors housing will be premiered. Workshops will focus on the policy implications of these results on seniors’ housing.

Speakers will include ASHRA researchers and guests from both within Atlantic Canada and outside of the country.

Conference Themes

• PLACES: How can building design and technology help people to age within their familiar communities?

• POLICIES: How can policy, rules, and regulations ensure access to safe and affordable housing for seniors?

• PEOPLE: How can we understand and prepare for the changing housing needs of aging Atlantic Canadians?

The Conference will include workshops that are set up to assist participants with examining policy barriers, and to facilitate the development of recommendations and policy solutions designed to meet seniors’ housing needs.

INTERNATIONAL “AFFORDABLE SENIORS HOUSING IDEAS DESIGN COMPETITION” will be taking place at the conference, and will be judged by a panel of experts from within and outside of Canada.

For registration information contact:  Conference Cooridinator at 902.457.6322 or



1.   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

2.  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

3.  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.

4.  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.

5.   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

6.   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:

7.   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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