Community Notices for June 5


1. Women’s Work(s) News

Raffle tickets for the beautiful framed painting “Island Roses, Arranged” by Dianna Shyne (retail value $2,500) will be on sale at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market, June 6 and June 20. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Anderson House, PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

The raffle is part of the Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser which will showcase 40 female visual artists of PEI and benefit the artists and raise funds for Anderson House.

Be sure to join artists and supporters on these dates:
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
Celebrate with us!

Women’s Work(s) 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:

2. 2009 Status of Women Equality Report Card Release

Members of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will release the 2009 Equality Report Card grading of PEI provincial government progress towards women’s equality goals with a news conference on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Stratford Town Hall.

Date: June 16, 2008
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Southport community meeting room, main floor, Stratford Town Hall

For more information:
Advisory Council on the Status of Women
  (902) 368-4510  (office)

3. Documentary on the Global Fishing Crisis

On Tuesday, June 9th the documentary film “The End of the Line” will be featured at a public presentation on the effects of, and solutions to, our global love affair with fish as food. The screening, beginning at 7 pm at McDougall Hall, UPEI, is being hosted by Greenpeace Canada and the Environmental Coalition of PEI (ECOPEI). Questions and discussion will follow the film with Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Sarah King. Admittance is by donation. For more information, please contact Angela Woodcock at or ECOPEI at 566-4696.
“The End of the Line”
When: Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Don and Marion McDougall Hall, University of Price Edward Island
What: Screening hosted by Environmental Coalition of PEI and Greenpeace Canada. Questions and discussion will follow the film with Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Sarah King. Admittance is by donation

Film synopsis
The End of the Line is the first major feature documentary film to reveal the impacts of overfishing on our oceans. In the film, we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. It examines the imminent extinction of species such as the bluefin tuna; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation. The film calls attention to consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.

Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. Filmed across the world, featuring top scientists including well-known Canadians such as Boris Worm and Daniel Pauly, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world. The film concludes with solutions that are simple and doable, but emphasizes that political will and activism are crucial to solve this international problem. For more info visit

Greenpeace’s campaign
Greenpeace launched a sustainable seafood campaign a year ago aimed at transforming Canada’s retail sector into one that ensures only sustainable seafood is bought and sold. Greenpeace is calling on the eight largest supermarket chains to adopt a strong sustainable seafood policy, remove seafood species from sale that come from harmful fishing and aquaculture practices as found on Greenpeace’s Redlist, and improve seafood product labelling to enable consumers to make more informed decisions about the seafood they buy.

Sarah King is the oceans campaigner for Greenpeace based out of Vancouver, B.C. She grew up in New Brunswick, spending lots of time in P.E.I. and Cape Breton by the sea, and has always been very interested in marine conservation. Sarah completed a masters in environmental applied science and management, focusing her study on the cumulative impacts of salmon farms in southwestern New Brunswick.

For more information, please see
or contact Angela Woodcock at

4. Upcoming Transforming Self Workshops

Freeing Life in Me – a workshop in creative expression using paints, crayons, ink and pastels.
Place: Spirituality Centre, Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown.
Dates: July 13-17, Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Register before July 1 for $20.00 discount
Cost: The fee is the PRH sliding scale of fees. Pre-registration with a $50.00 deposit to reserve
your place is required before July 6. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.
Contact: Sr. Myrna Aylward:  902 892-6585  or email:

Constructive Approach to My Problems and Sufferings – you will become more aware of what you experience in the face of your suffering and problems, become attentive to some warning signals to watch for and learn to take the necessary means to lessen your sufferings and resolve problems.
Place: Spirituality Centre, Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: July 21, 23, 28, & 30, Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00. Pre-registration is required. Register before July 4 for a $20.00 discount.
Contact: Sr. Myrna Aylward:  902 892-6585  or email:

Coping With Stress – a 2 ½ hour workshop which looks at stress, what it is and how we handle it.
Place: Spirituality Centre, Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: July 22, Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $20.00. Pre-registration is required before July 1.
Contact : Sr. Myrna Aylward:  902 892-6585  or email:

Discovering The Core of My Identity – the core of my identity is that deep core of goodness and potential within each of us. It contains a treasure of untapped potential and giftedness. This workshop will give you a more positive view of yourself and who you are.
Place: Spirituality Centre, Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: July 24 – 26, Time: July 24, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. July 25 & 26, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm.
Contact: Sr. Myrna Aylward:  902 892-6585  or email:
Cost: the PRH sliding scale of fees. Pre-registration with a $50.00 deposit to reserve your place
is required by July 2. Register before June 26 for a $15.00 discount.

5. PEI Business Women’s Association Workshops

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: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

June Business Mixer – Summerside
Hosted by: Laser Ease Therapeutics and Olivia’s Fashions

Members are invited to attend the June Business Mixer co-hosted by JoAnn Doughart of Olivia’s Fashions and Linda Stewart of Laser Ease Therapeutics. In addition to networking, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the treatments offered by Laser Ease and view a fashion show showcasing some of this season’s fashions at Olivia’s.

Location: MacNeill Mall, 251 Water Street, Summerside
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cost: No fee for members to attend

To register, contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at  (902) 892-6040 . Registration deadline: Monday, June 15, 2009 at 4 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.



1. 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)

2. PEI Citizen Advocacy Fundraiser

Move-A-Thon: 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.

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 

4. 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

5. 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!

6. 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!


Community Events/Notices are forwarded to you by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. You will also find them posted shortly on our new blog, Women’s Equality PEI at

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


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