Community Notices


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1. World Renowned Urban Planner to Give Talk

Larry Beasley, one of the world’s top contemporary urban planners, will be in Charlottetown to give a talk on the elements of a sustainable city focusing on the essential contribution made by open space at the regional, local, street, and project level.

The talk, which is hosted by the Friends of the Farm, will be on May 25th at 7:00 pm in the lecture theatre of the School of Business, UPEI.

Mr. Beasley who retired as Vancouver’s director of planning in 2006 was instrumental in transforming that city into one of the most livable cities in the world. During his years in Vancouver, he helped raise millions of dollars from the private sector for civic projects, led the revitalization of neighbourhoods, and developed a strong heritage preservation program. Presently, he is the Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning consultancy specializing in land use planning and urban design. He chairs the National Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty of Ottawa’s National Capital Commission and regularly advises other Canadian municipalities and numerous cities worldwide, such as Abu Dhabi, Dallas, and Rotterdam.

Mr. Beasley’s emphasis is on sustainable planning and the best use of natural attributes such as green space. He maintains that building things is only one aspect of urbanism. Good cities require good spaces and respect for the spirit of place. Form in design has to suit the people, the environment, the circumstances, and the tradition of a place. It has to feel organic.

Mr. Beasley has been recognized with numerous awards for architecture, city planning and landscape design. In 1996 the United Nations honoured Beasley’s work among the “World’s 100 Best Planning Practices”, in 2003 the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada conferred on him its Medal of Excellence as Advocate for Architecture and in 2007 he received the Kevin Lynch Award for MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

For more information, contact

2.   Join the Discussion
Women and Girls Matter! ( <> ) was created in May 2009 as part of the Women’s Centres Connect campaign to increase support for women’s services in Nova Scotia. Women and our allies in Nova Scotia and beyond are invited to share their analysis, commentary and ideas on issues affecting women and girls in our province.
Sisters in the struggle – help us put women and girls on the political agenda! We want candidates in the 2009 Nova Scotia Election to hear women’s voices. Please visit, read and comment on the Women and Girls Matter! blog. If you would like to become one of our authors, please send an email to <>

Betsy MacDonald
Women’s Centres Connect!

3.    Get Out and Bike – the KidSport fund

Sport PEI and Cycling PEI are partnering to help KidSport families “Get out
and Bike”.  Bikes will be made available to KidSport families, on a first come, first  serve basis.  Eligibility is based on family income level.  For an application form and/or more information, call 368-4110 or toll free  1-800-247-6712 



1. Learning Disabilities Association Community Presentation with Dr. Carla DiGiorgio

The Learning Disabilities Association of  P.E.I.  (LDAPEI) is pleased to
announce a community presentation by Dr. Carla DiGiorgio, Professor with the UPEI Faculty of Education:

“Learning Disabilities in Schools: The Role of the Educator”

Dr. DiGiorgio’s presentation will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building.  A map of UPEI Campus can be found at the bottom of  the UPEI  homepage:

All are welcome to attend, including parents, teachers, students . There is
no fee required, but those interested in attending should register by May
21, 2009.  If you have any questions, or would like to register for this
presentation, please contact LDAPEI at

2.  5th Annual Dandelion Festival

Come and find out all the wonderful things you can do with dandelions.
Take 30 for the Family will be there, too!

Date:  Sunday, May 31, 2009
Time:  12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location:  Stratford Town Centre
Cost:  FREE


Drawing Tables – Win a prize for your art!

Making mosaics
Making cloth masks
Making newspaper hats with flowers
Face painting
Treasure boxes
Lots of outdoor games!!  (weather permitting)


Tony Reddin
Tim Hamming
Ben Gallant & Jeremy MacDonald
Bonnie LeClair
The Folding Chairs (Monica & Devon)
The Maybes (Nancy Clement)
Scott Parsons


Margaret Prouse – Cooking with Dandelions
Daniel Schulman – Dandelions in Chinese Medicine
Marion Copleston – Healthier Personal Care and Cleaning Products
Beth Hoar – Controlling Invasive Species
Rob Sharkey – Native Plants – From the Forest to Your Yard


PEI Environmental Health Coop
Root Cellar
Dr. Marilyn Yap Yu (Sunrays Holistic Care)
Capital Honda – Insight hybrid car
Lung Association
Mini-massages with Back in Balance
Renewable Lifestyes
Take 30
Heart & Stroke

For information call 675-4282 or 675-4093.

3.  Nominations Accepted

People with membership in the Prince Edward Island Family Violence Prevention Services Inc., as well as members of the general public are invited to submit nominations for admission to the board of directors of the organization no later than June 10, 2009. A total of two new members will be voted in at the 2009 AGM on June 24 to be held at the Jack Blanchard Hall at Holy Redeemer Church in Charlottetown at 6:30 p.m. Nominations can be hand delivered to  96 Kent St. Charlottetown or mailed to:
Patricia Roy, Chair of
Prince Edward Island Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.,
PO Box 964, Charlottetown
C1A 1M9

4.  Comedy Night for Literacy

The PEI Literacy Alliance presents Comedy Night for Literacy with LORNE ELLIOTT and guests Margie Carmichael, Cynthia Dunsford, Patrick Ledwell, and Matt Stewart.

All proceeds go to the Summer Tutoring Program for Kids and the Adult Learners Bursary Program.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Date: June 17th, 2009

Place: Carrefour Theatre, Charlottetown

Silent auction, refreshments and cash bar

Tickets:  $30.  They are on sale at Timothy’s World Coffee, Metro Credit Unions in Charlottetown and Stratford, and the PEI Literacy Alliance.

Call:   (902) 368-3620   or   1-866-827-3620 
Come Laugh Out Loud for Literacy!

5.  PEIBWA Workshops

Intellectual Property as a Tool for Innovation – Charlottetown

Presenter: Cecile Klein, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Your intellectual property (IP) is one of your most valuable business assets.  When used strategically in your business, it can increase your competitiveness and allow you to reap numerous benefits.  But before you go any further, it is crucial you understand what IP really is. This presentation will introduce you to the basic principles of the Canadian IP system, administered for the most part by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and will show you how IP can become your best ally when integrated into your business.  Topics that will be covered are:  Patents, Trade-marks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs and Integrated Circuit Topography.

Location:           Rodd Royalty Inn, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway)
Intersection of Highways 1 & 2, Charlottetown
Date:                Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at   (902) 892-6040  .  Registration deadline:  Friday, May 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm.


Healthy Eating for the Busy Business Person – Souris

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:           Silver Threads Seniors Club, 78 Main Street, Souris
Date:                Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at   (902) 892-6040  .  Registration deadline:  Friday, June 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

Please note:  If you register for a lunch and learn session and are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hours in advance.  People who do not cancel in advance will be invoiced.


PEI Business Women’s Association in partnership with ProfitLearn PEI Present:

People Management Techniques – Stanley Bridge

Presenter: Sheila Lund MacDonald

Employers often wonder how to bring out the best in their employees.  How do you reward productive employees when it seems that other staff members take up most of your time?   How do you broach difficult topics?  What do you do with ‘attitude’?

This session highlights essential skills that result in effective people management.  Discussion and examples around skillful management approaches will help employers build a positive and productive workplace.

Key outcomes include:

* Workforce trends that affect your business
* Creating a positive work environment
* Self assessment – Just How Do You Manage?
* What effective managers know
* Scenarios around issues every manager faces
* Frequently heard questions from employers.

Note:  Minimum 10 participants required to offer workshop

Location:           Stanley Bridge Resort, Route 6, Stanley Bridge
Date:                Thursday, June 11, 2009
Time:                1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost:                $50.00 + GST per participant

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at   (902) 892-6040  .  Registration deadline: Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 4:00 pm.


Delivering Superior Customer Service
Presenter: Sharon Riley, Service Plus

Join Sharon Riley of Service Plus and The Eastern Graphic for this fun and interactive Lunch and Learn session.  She’ll highlight a number of “Eye Openers” about customer complaints and help participants learn quick steps to resolve these issues. Only 4% of clients complain (the rest leave angry!).  Sharon will discuss strategies of how to get 96% of unhappy clients back. Plus ~ learn how customers expect to be treated….(Think DISNEY!).  Participants will leave with smiles on their faces after finding out more about the 21 Keys to a Happy Life.

Location:           Active Communities, 540 Main Street, Montague
Date:                Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Time:                12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:                $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at   (902) 892-6040  .  Registration deadline:  Friday, June 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

6.  Save These Dates…Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser

July 7, 2009, 2 pm: Art Show Opening, Concourse of the Confederation Centre of the Arts
July 7 to 12, 2009: Art Show
July 12, 2009, 3 pm: Auction, Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
At July 12, 2009 Auction: Raffle draw for Island Roses, Arranged


* Art Promotion showcasing 40 female visual artists of PEI
* July 12, 2009 Women’s Work(s) Art Auction Fundraiser benefiting artists and raising funds for Anderson House, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

Raffle Draw
Island Roses, Arranged
by Dianna Shyne
Acrylic – 30 x 24 inches
Retail value

Patrons and Sponsors are:  Senator Catherine Callbeck, Patricia Schurman, Anne Smith, Louis W. MacEachern, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Bergmark Guimond Hammarlund Jones Architects, Details Past & Present, The Morse Team, and RBC Dominion Securities.

For more information contact Women’s Work(s) at 368-4510, email:    blog:

7. Circles of Safety and Support Volunteer Facilitator Training

Justice Options for Women is offering a free 9-day training opportunity for volunteer facilitators who will be trained to use interest-based skills in a new process called Circles of Safety and Support, to help women at risk for violence to participate in a collaborative planning process with service providers and other supporters. The first 3-day training block is June 10, 11, 12, 2009, from 9:00 – 4:00. For further information contact Kirstin Lund,,     (902) 569-1894    .

8.  Transformational Journal Writing, facilitated by Dianne Morrow

July 6 – 10, 2009
PEI School of the Arts
Gulf Shore School in North Rustico

Journal writing is the only writing form that encourages total freedom of expression. It is the best way to develop your true voice.

Using the journal/diary as a basic tool, workshop participants will explore writing devices and techniques to transform journal entries into other forms of writing of their choice such as: memoir, poetry, fiction, non-fiction,and/or plays.

Participants will also have the opportunity to read from their own writing projects, for group feedback.

Registration fee is $300 for the 30 hours. For more information please go to or contact


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


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