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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK

1.  Women’s Happiness Group: Potluck Get-Together for Women
Thursday, April 16th

To All Women:

You are invited to the first meeting of the Women’s Happiness Group.
This is a group for and by women to share and enjoy moments together.
 
What: Potluck – bring food to share (recipe from your country of origin)
When: April 16th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3rd Floor, PEI ANC offices

Feel free to bring your children along!

For more information please contact:
Nancy Clement
Francophone Settlement Worker
(902) 628-6009 ext. 217

2. WALK A BLOCK FOR LUPUS

Walk a Block for Lupus will be taking place on May 9th at 10am at the Friendly Pharmacy located on Water St. Everyone is welcomed to register and join in the walk. For more information on how to register or donate please visit www.lupuscanada.org or call Christina at 651-2861 with any questions.

3. Suzanne O’Callaghan Returns to Beanz Café with Exhibition

Suzanne O’Callaghan returns to Beanz Café in Charlottetown the first week of April with a new solo show of works celebrating women and spring on Prince Edward Island.

The exhibition of all new paintings is called “Danu” and features large, colourful works depicting the elements that the artist associates with rebirth, renewal and the end of winter in Atlantic Canada. Each painting will be accompanied by a short piece of verse or prose written by the artist describing the painting or piece, what inspired it and how it relates to how the artist experiences spring on the Island.

The works in the exhibition feature elements of spring and rebirth as pictorially represented by the activities of Islanders, from wpmen sustaining the Island’s fishers to women in cafes; through nature, from shells to gardens; and through the eyes of those people and places most loved by the artist, including a portrait of the artist’s son, Island fiddler Connor O’Callaghan (currently studying at Dalhousie University).

For more information about Danu, the artist or her work please contact the Suzanne O’Callaghan at her studio gallery, 902-676-2091, ocallaghan@pei.sympatico.ca or Beanz Café at 38 University Avenue,  892-8797.

4. Conference:  Nurturing Responsibility & Resilience among Children and Youth

The Tri-PD committee of the PEI Association of Social Workers, the PEI Counselling Association and the Psychological Association of PEI will host a workshop entitled “Nurturing Responsibility and Resilience among Children and Youth.

Date:  September 24-25, 2009
Location:   Rodd Charlottetown

The workshop speaker is Dr. Michael Ungar, author of We Generation: Raising Socially Responsible Kids and Too Safe for their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive.  Mark your calendars now! 

Email address:  drungarconference2009@gmail.com

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. Demonstrate for Peace Today at 4:30 pm

Charlottetown on Friday, April 3, 2009 @ 4:30 p.m.
Canada and NATO out of Afghanistan Worldwide demonstrations during the NATO Summit

The Island Peace Committee calls Islanders to a Peace Rally and Walk on
Friday, April 3, 2009 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in front of the PEI
Legislature, Richmond Street, Charlottetown. The Rally and Walk will
demand an end to the NATO-led occupation that has already killed
thousands of Afghan civilians and threatens to bring war to the entire
region. The Rally will also call on the Canadian government to support
our troops by bringing them home NOW.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will mark its 60th
anniversary on April 4 and 5, 2009. During the week-end of April 3, 4,
and 5, demonstrations will take place all over the world calling for an
end to NATO’s war in Afghanistan.

2. 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:

Friday, April 3rd:
Think, Feel, Be Beautiful
Kelly Clements-Gennis of KCG Design Group
www.kcgdesigngroup.com

Friday, April 17th:
Dining Etiquette
Rose Hines of The Culinary Institute of Canada

Wednesday, April 22nd:
How To Maximize Your Look In Five Minutes Or Less
Jenepher Reynolds of About Face
www.aboutfacecosmetics.ca

Wednesday, May 13th:
A Naturopathic Approach To Coping With Stress
Dr. Lana McMurrer, ND of Simmonds-McMurrer Naturopathic Medicine
www.simmondsmcmurrernaturopathic.com

These free sessions will be held from 11:30am-1:30pm. Call for the location and to register (one day prior to each event by noon) at 368-8658. Childcare is available upon request.

3. PEIBWA Announcement and Workshops

PEI Business Women’s Association is pleased to announce that the 2009 Women in Business Symposium will take place at the Delta Prince Edward on Tuesday,  May 12.  This year’s event theme is   Inspire. Innovate. Ignite

More details on speakers, topics, event pricing and registration will follow in the coming weeks.  Please mark this date on your calendars and join us for this exciting learning and networking opportunity.  Contact 892-6040.

Workshops

Healthy Eating for the Busy Business Person – Summerside

Presenter: Rachelle Wood, Positive Change Nutrition

Learn useful shopping and cooking tips to save you time and money in the kitchen. Learn about portion control and how to successfully achieve a healthy balanced diet. Rachelle will also speak about her favorite topic, weight loss. Enjoy this fun, interactive and informative event hosted by PEIBWA. 

Location:       Lakeview Loyalist Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:           Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time:           12:00 – 1:30 pm      
Cost:           $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at elizabeth@peibwa.org  or by phone at

 (902) 436-0386 .  Registration deadline:  Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

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An Introduction to Creating Customer Experiences – Charlottetown

Presenter: Corey Poirier, Island Business News

In today’s competitive business landscape, it seems that sometimes customers are treated like  commodities. This Lunch and Learn will touch on steps one can take to help create a positive customer experience to avoid the loss of customer loyalty and loss of profit typically associated with the “treating customers like numbers” approach.

Location:       Provinces Room, Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent Street
Date:           Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Time:           12:00 – 1:30 pm      
Cost:           $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Nina Costain by e-mail at nina@peibwa.org  or by phone at  (902) 892-6040 .  Registration deadline:  Friday, April 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

4.  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
project@eastlink.ca

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

* Alberton – April 22 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Westisle Composite High School, Alberton
* Summerside – April 22 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 project@eastlink.ca

5.   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 clia@cliapei.ca

6. LANCEMENT DE L’ÉCOLE FRANCOPHONE DES CANDIDATES

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 dratthe@umq.qc.ca ou par téléphone au  514 28…, poste 601.

7.   ATLANTIC SENIORS’ HOUSING NEEDS CONFERENCE

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

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.

www.msvu.ca/ashra

For registration information contact:  Conference Coordinatorr at  902.457.6322  or conference.coordinator@msvu.ca

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

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