Community Notices

STATUS OF WOMEN

Visit our blog for new items this week:  Members of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women released 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.

NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK

1.   WOMEN’S WORK(S) UPDATE

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 this Saturday June 20.

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 Arts – and at the Auction: Raffle draw for Island Roses, Arranged
Celebrate with us!

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

2.    USC Shine a Light Campaign

http://shinealight.wusc.ca/

Education is a powerful tool and without it few of us would reach our full potential. In refugee camps very few girls have the opportunity to pursue their education beyond primary school and without education these young people have no way out.

For over 30 years, the WUSC Student Refugee Program has been providing opportunities for young refugees to pursue higher education in Canada. Among the students sponsored by WUSC, men greatly outnumber women because few girls finish high school. This is a situation they aim to change.

Expected to help with domestic chores and the care of siblings, the girls in the camps often miss school or discontinue their studies altogether. Many girls can only find time to study after dark in camps that lack electricity. The first phase of our campaign focuses on raising money for safe, cost-effective solar lamps to enable girls to study at night. Once we’ve reached our goal of providing 1000 girls with access to solar-powered lamps, your donations will help the girls obtain remedial training to make up the schooling they missed out on, provide them with needed school supplies and finally offer scholarships for promising young refugee girls in Kenya and Malawi.

WUSC is working to Shine a Light on what girls can achieve if they overcome the challenges they face in accessing education in the refugee camps. With the help of many, they are planning to provide these girls with the tools they need to learn, to strive, and to succeed.

Watch for local fundraising events to raise awareness and funds about the Shine a Light project.

3. Factory Atlantic Theatre Workshop

Factory Atlantic a theatre collective and institute for theatre exchange announces a ten week intensive workshop in advanced scene study at the wHy Loft; Sunday evening from 5-9 pm beginning June 21. The cost of the workshop is $100 and enrollment is limited.  For more information please inquire: factoryatlantic@gmail.com.

Factory Atlantic seeks to develop a collective of theatre artists established on the principle of ensemble development. Traditional theatre formation is often restricted by an over emphasis on commercial results.  This focus not only affects the quality of performance it impinges the opportunity for exchange, education, and revaluation of short term economic goals.

The Factory’s attention on education and exchange presupposes ascribing value to an affirmative predisposition toward our
collaborators, neighbors and international partners – and most importantly to the process of theatre creation itself.

Within this environment the following actions are envisioned:

*    Ensemble performance is rehearsed
*    Ensemble performance is presented
*    Professional actors serve as the core
*    Students and community members are associated
*    Artists from other disciplines collaborate
*    Artists from other disciplines exhibit
*    The ensemble teaches
*    Artists from other disciplines teach
*    Teachers learn
*    Lectures and symposia are held
*    International artists perform, teach, and learn

Grotowski, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht  and others all understood the power of group association when developing work.  However, all of them were quite protective of their companies and the process utilized to create performance.  Factory Atlantic seeks to broaden the effect of ensemble theater construction beyond an insular notion of ‘group’. ‘Group’ for Factory Atlantic includes community.

Factory Atlantic is an educational forum. The ensemble develops large long term theatrical work.  The company is made up of established working actors and regional actors.  Interns also contribute as do members of the local community.  A natural byproduct of this endeavor is the effect on associates.

For more information please inquire: factoryatlantic@gmail.com.

4. PEIBWA Upcoming Workshop

Delivering Superior Customer Service
Presenter: Sharon Riley, Service Plus

Only 2 seats left as of June 17!

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.

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. BENEFIT CONCERT THIS SUNDAY!

Benefit Concert to raise funds for myoelectric hands for Mohamed Mara
Georgian Room, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
Sunday, June 21, 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Admission by Donation
(Mohamed is a refugee, a survivor of atrocities of the civil war in Sierra Leone: as a form of punishment both his hands were cut off .)
Concert sponsored by the Friends of Mohamed
Starring: Wally Young; Ben Gallant; Scott Parsons; Bonnie LeClair;
Israel Okeafor

(Friends of Mohamed is committed to raising $80,000 for Mohamed’s
myoelectric hands. The formal launch of the campaign took place at
a Media Conference on Wednesday June 17, 10:00 AM at at the PEI Council
of People with Disabilities, 5 Lower Malpeque Road, Charlottetown..)

Friends of Mohamed Members
Marie Burge – Cooper Institute; Marcia Carroll – PEI Council of People
with Disabilities; Doris Jenkins – Stratford; Christina MacLeod – Charlottetown; Brenda Moore – Accountant; Kevin O’Brien – Businessman; Regina Oppon – Charlottetown; Scott Parsons – Musician; Catherine Ronahan – Latin American Mission Program.

81 Prince Street, Charlottetown PE C1A 4R3 E-mail:
friendsofmohamed@gmail.com

2. 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.

3. 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-…
info@aidspei.com www.aidspei.com

4. 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.)

5.  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.

6. PEI Business Women’s Association Workshops

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.

7. 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 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)
www.cuso-vso.org

8. 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 www.ebtl.org and have fun.

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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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