Community Notices


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1.   FOUNDATIONS for Working Together – Building Resilient Communities

Tuesday, June 2

UPEI, Classroom Centre, Room 102

Come and learn! 

Take a day next week to learn new skills for collaboration and working together in a meaningful way.

The Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) is pleased to welcome participants to the Foundations curriculum workshop. This introductory curriculum of the ASI provides the foundation for working together across sectors and cultures. Using the Circle of Health and Aboriginal Medicine Wheel teachings, the Foundations workshop examines holistic determinants of health and the interconnectedness between health, safety, social and economic, and environmental factors that impact people and communities. A certificate of participation is awarded to registrants who complete the workbook activities. For more information visit

Registration Fee: $125. There are a limited number of funded seats available on a first come, first serve basis. Call (902) 894-3399 for more information and to register!

*There will be support offered for Francophone participants however, no simultaneous translation.

Nous offirons du soutien pour les francophones à cet atelier, cependant il ny aura pas de services de traduction simultanée.

2.   VOLUNTEER in Africa or South America

CUSO-VSO is seeking experienced Math and Science teachers for Guyana and Namibia
Are you ready for one of the most challenging and inspiring experiences of your career? Volunteer overseas in education with CUSO-VSO.
CUSO-VSO is recruiting experienced educators to fill volunteer placements with partners overseas. Our volunteers work directly with local organizations – including community-founded schools, regional school boards and Ministries of Education. Volunteers work to help ensure that the most disadvantaged, including girls, those with disabilities, ethic minorities and children affected by HIV and AIDS, are also able to go to school. Placements are 1-2 years in length and CUSO-VSO volunteers receive a comprehensive training and support package.

Featured placements starting Fall 2009*:

Chemistry Lecturer – Guyana
Math and Science Teacher Trainer – Guyana
Math Teacher, Junior Secondary Level – Namibia

Visit for more information or to apply online today. Or email Nana at

Maths Teacher Trainer in a Junior Secondary School (2) – Namibia (Sept 6)
Professional qualifications and experience:
Mathematics degree and/or teaching qualifications, plus at least 2 years’ secondary Mathematics teaching
Teacher Training and school management experience
Chemistry Lecturer – Guyana
Teacher training experience at the tertiary level.
Professional qualifications and experience:
Graduate level qualifications in the area of Chemistry.
Trained teacher, at secondary school level, with a minimum of three years teaching experience. Preferably with experience of working with adults.

Maths/Science Trainer
Teacher training experience at the tertiary level.
Professional qualifications and experience:
Graduate level qualifications in the area of Natural Sciences/Mathematics.
Five to ten years experience is required in the teaching of Mathematics and Science at the secondary and post secondary levels.

For more information contact:
Marian White, CUSO-VSO
Public Engagement Officer
81 Prince St., Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
902 892-2610
902 393-4550  Cell
1 800 676-8411 (Atlantic only)

3.  PEI Citizen Advocacy Fundraiser


Enjoy yourself and walk or move a gentle one kilometre down by the river and through the woods!

PEI Citizen Advocacy is holding its fundraiser Move-a-thon on Saturday, June 13th at 2 pm in the Robert Cotton Park in Stratford. There will be chili, drinks and other refreshments, musical entertainment and door prizes.  We would love your support and company. For more information call 566-3523.



1.  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!

2.   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 

3. 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

4.  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.

5.  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

6.  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!

7.  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.

8.  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:

9.  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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