Community Notices for June 12, 2009

NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK

1.STATUS OF WOMEN 2009 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)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/acswhttps://peiacsw.wordpress.com

2. WOMEN’S WORK(S) NEWS

Preview some of the beautiful artwork being created for the Women’s Work(s) Art Promotion and Fundraiser at womensworks.wordpress.com

Women’s Work(s) will showcase 40 female visual artists of PEI and will both 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 Artsand at the Auction: Raffle draw for Island Roses, Arranged
Celebrate with us!

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 20.

For more information contact Women’s Work(s) at 368-4510, email: womensworks@eastlink.ca blog: womensworks.wordpress.com

3. DONATIONS NEEDED

Due to high demand, the cupboards at Anderson House Women’s Shelter are empty. Anderson House staff say they especially need the following items:

* Coffee (instant and drip)
* Tea
* Hot chocolate
* Breakfast cereal
* Ketchup & Mayo
* Cheese Whiz
* Jam
* Juice boxes
* Pack lunch supplies
* Peanut butter
* Canned veg & fruit
* Tuna
* Hamburger Helper
* Kraft Dinner
* Spaghetti sauce
* Shake& Bake
* Cleaning supplies
* Diapers (size 4 & 5)
* Baby wipes

If you are able to donate, please call 368-8658 to arrange drop off.
Thank you.

4. FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART: TONIGHT

For the Young At Heart Benefit is a House Party on Friday, June 12, 8pm at The Guild. Marlane O’Brien, of stage and television fame, will host this party and introduce some of PEI’s finest talents including Chas Guay, Julain Molnar, Sean Ferris, Marlene Handrahan, The BluePrints and Cool Eddy with Catherine O’Brien. All proceeds will go to the Young At Heart Theatre Co, bringing the joy of live music to seniors.

For the Young At Heart Benefit is a pay it forward act of generosity donated by Bryson Guptill who won a private house party with PEI’s finest musicians at aother Young at Heart Theatre Co. fund raiser this winter. Mr. Guptill decided he would support the organization who are providing such a worthy service to Island seniors and their families. Guptill decided to move the party to the Guild and invite one and all to share the gift of music. Guptill a singer songwriter himself, will also take to the stage to share some of his original music.
For The Young At Heart Benefit, plays one night only at The Guild (corner of Richmond and Queen) on June 12th, 8pm. Tickets are $10 and available in advance from The Guild Box Office or by calling 620-3333.

5. WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Monday June 15, the Young at Heart Musical Theatre Company will present a new play on self neglect and hoarding among seniors – the main cause of up to half of all referrals to Adult Protection Services. The play runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Murchison Centre (15-17 St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown).

This free event is open to seniors, service providers and community members. Register today by calling the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat at 569-0588 or send an email to seniors@gov.pe.ca

Catherine Freeze MEd RD CDE, Seniors Policy Advisor
Department of Social Services and Seniors
11 Kent Street, 2nd Floor Jones
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
phone 902-620-3785
cafreeze@gov.pe.ca

6. AIDS WALK FOR LIFE

The AIDS Walk for Life is an annual event held by AIDS service organizations all across Canada. All proceeds support direct services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in your community.

We are seeking walkers for the Charlottetown leg of the walk on September 20, 2009. You can pick up a pledge form at AIDS PEI at 375 University Ave (the Midtown Plaza) or request one by e-mailing info@aidspei.com. You can also engage your friends, family or coworkers by registering a team with AIDS PEI. There will be fantastic prizes for top walker and top team!

All funds donated are tax-deductible.

Please consider walking for a great cause – the walk will do us good!

Yours in the fight against HIV/AIDS,
Mark Hanlon

Executive Director, AIDS PEI
375 University Ave, Unit 2
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4N4
Ph: (902)566-2437 Fax: (902)626-3400 Toll-free: 800-314-2437
info@aidspei.com http://www.aidspei.com

7. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERVENING WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS

The Autism Society of PEI is holding a 2 Day Behaviour Workshop: Understanding and Intervening with Challenging Behaviors on Friday and Saturday, June 26th and June 27th.

Time: 8:30 – 4:30 each day
Location: Centre Belle-Alliance on 5 Ave Maris Stella, Summerside
Presenter: Heather Sheen
To register or for any other details contact Nathalie at the Autism Society
of PEI office at 566-4844 or via email at autism@peiacl.ca.

Heather Sheen is a Board Certified Associate Behaviour Analyst (BCABA) with 10 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She holds an Honors degree in Psychology from Carleton University and is currently enrolled in Brock University’s Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies program with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

This workshop is designed as an introduction to addressing problem behaviour demonstrated by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It has been created for parents, childhood educators, educational assistants, resource teachers, and instructor therapists who have, or are involved with children affected with ASD. Topics of instruction will include assessment and treatment procedures based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Fees for the two full day workshop are as follows: (Lunch Included both days)
$50.00 for Family Members (2 people) of the Autism Society of PEI
$65.00 for Students
$75.00 for Professionals

(Please Note: Lunch for both days is included in workshop price and will be provided onsite at Centre Belle Alliance. Please be sure to notify when you register if you have any food allergies or special food requirements.)

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. 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.

2. 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!

3. 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: myrna@transforming-self.com.

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: myrna@transforming-self.com.

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: myrna@transforming-self.com.

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: myrna@transforming-self.com
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.

4. PEI Business Women’s Association Workshops

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 paula@peibwa.org 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 paula@peibwa.org or by phone at (902) 892-6040 . Registration deadline: Friday, June 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

5. 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 http://www.cuso-vso.org for more information or to apply online today. Or email Nana at questions@cuso-vso.org

Maths Teacher Trainer in a Junior Secondary School (2) – Namibia (Sept 6)
Professional qualifications and experience:
Essential
Mathematics degree and/or teaching qualifications, plus at least 2 years’ secondary

Mathematics teaching
Desirable
Teacher Training and school management experience
Chemistry Lecturer – Guyana
Teacher training experience at the tertiary level.
Professional qualifications and experience:
Essential
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:
Essential
Graduate level qualifications in the area of Natural Sciences/Mathematics.
Desirable
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)
http://www.cuso-vso.org

6. Eating Between the Lines

A team of early childhood researchers at UPEI have created a wonderful on-line resource for early childhood educators to use with the children in their centres. This resource – Eating Between the Lines – was created to foster an interest in nutrition issues and food awareness in a fun and information environment while emphasizing early literacy. This resource also offers many activities that parents can do with their
children at home.

Eating Between the Lines was created with kindergarten children but any of the activities can be adapted to work with all young age groups.

Check out the website at http://www.ebtl.org and have fun.

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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 https://peiacsw.wordpress.com

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

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