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1.  Status of Women Canada Press Conference, Monday August 10

        to announce Circles of Safety & Support Funding:
        When: Monday August 10 2009
        Time: 11:30 am
        Location:  Faith Bible Church
        392 St. Peter’s Road

 2.  Workshops

Challenging Myself to Live More Fully
from the best of me results in a happier person. What does this challenge mean for you? In order to know myself better and to live better, I need to become more aware of what helps me and what bothers me in my way of leading my life. This workshop will help me to make greater progress towards wholeness and happiness. 
Date: Wednesdays. August 12, 19, & 26. Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Fee: $50.00.

Journal Writing for Self-Understanding – This workshop provides you with a powerful writing tool that helps you understand yourself, your lived experiences and gain insight into how and what you live. As you grow in self knowledge and self-understanding, you will grow in freedom to live your life in a well adjusted manner.
Date:  Tuesday and Thursday evenings: August 18, 20, 25 & 27.
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Fee: $.60.00.
Please register before August 10 for Challenging Myself… and before Aug. 14 for Journal Writing.
Myrna Aylward
PRH Educator and Counselor
Helping you to become a happier you!
  902 892-6585  

3.  Rock Barra Artist Retreat Life Visioning Workshop

Joan McDonald and Alice Taylor welcome you to their seaside day retreat, called Life Visioning – LIfe Purpose, at Rock Barra Artist Retreat, in Rock Barra Eastern PEI, Saturday, August 8, 10am-5pm. A day of guided reflection on values, voids and how they relate to purpose. Registration is required, please call Joan 838 3695 or Alice 963 2882
Nutritional Snacks, journal, take home materials and refreshments provided. Call for more details.
Guitar Workshop at Rock Barra Artist Retreat with October Browne

October Browne, award winning guitarist, is back in Rock Barra with a guitar workshop on Sunday, August 9. October will work with a variety of styles and assist participants at their level to expand in their range. Registration required, call 838 2973.

4.  Film Debut – The Baby Formula

A new feature film, The Baby Formula, directed by Canadian filmmaker, Alison Reid, is touring the Maritimes and will have its Charlottetown debut on Tuesday, August 25th at The Guild.

The film finds two adventurous women in love and desperate to have their own biological child.  They take a chance on an experimental, scientific process and develop sperm from their own stem cells.  Pregnant with humour and unexpected twists, their journey tailspins out of control when their families discover there is no father. The film stars Megan Fahlenbock and Angela Vint.

The Baby Formulais a sequel to “Succubus”, a short film Reid directed, co-wrote and co-produced, adramedy about Athena and Lilith, a lesbian couple attempting to conceive a baby that is a true biological combination of them both.

When Reid was on the festival circuit with Succubus, she discovered that lead actresses, Angela Vint and Megan Fahlenbock, were both pregnant! Reid immediately saw an opportunity for a feature length sequel – and so was born The Baby Formula.

Ms. Reid has several other projects in development including, the action/drama series “Hard Knocks” and the black comedy/thriller “Sissiboo”.  She is currently stunt coordinating the television series “The Best Years”. Film director, Alison Reid, will host a question and answer session in the Guild theatre following the screening with a reception to follow thereafter.

Tickets for the debut screening are $8 each and available in advance at The Guild’s box office at the corner of Richmond and Queen or by calling 620-3333. The screening begins at 7:30 on Tuesday, August 25th. Doors open at 7pm.

The presentation is partnered with First Weekend Club and Women in Film and Television – Atlantic with support from Island Media Arts Co-Op for the Charlottetown screening.

5.  Charlottetown Premiere of “You, Me and the SPP”

 on Monday, August 10th at Atlantic Veterinary College Theater D at 7:00 pm

As the leaders of United States, Canada, and Mexico meet on August 9
and 10th in Guadalajara, Mexico to deal with North American
relations, including the undemocratic Security and Prosperity
Partnership, CUPE PEI and the Council of Canadians, will host a free
public screening of independent film maker Paul Manly’s , “You, Me,
and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule” on Monday, August
10th in Lecture Theater D of the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI at
7:00 p.m. Paul Manly will be attending the Charlottetown premiere of
his latest documentary and will answer questions following the viewing.

Manly, while working on this documentary on the SPP, first grabbed
the world’s attention after capturing three police provocateurs on
film attempting to thwart protesters legal rights by inciting
violence at the protest against the Security, Prosperity Partnership
(SPP) leaders summit in Montebello, Quebec in the summer of 2007. The
compelling footage was posted on YouTube where it was seen by
hundreds of thousands of people around the world and quickly became a
national and international news story.

Leo Broderick, vice-chair of the Council of Canadians says, “This is
a well-done and informative documentary. The documentary will clearly
illustrate why the three North American leaders, Predidents Obama and
Calderon, and Prime Minister Harper, need to abandon the Security and
Prosperity Partnership when they meet in Guadalajara, and commit to a
new relationship that puts participatory democracy, economic and
social justice, environmental sustainability, and people, before
profits, corporate rule, and militarization.”

The public screening of “You, Me, and the SPP: Trading Democracy for
Corporate Rule” is free and open to the public.

Leo Broderick
Council of Canadians



1.   IBS Forums and Calender for the Month of August

Sustainability – Are we worrying about the right problems?

Friday Night August 7; 7:00 p.m.

Basin Head, 2663 East Point Road, Kingsboro, at the home of Norm and Nancy Silber

(appx 7 lanes east of the Singing Sands Motel and Basin Head Beach turnoff)

Call: 357-2182

Jack Alpert directs the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory (SKIL), in Stanford, California. Most recently, the work at SKIL has focused on finding and implementing a pragmatic way “to address the predicament caused by the human footprint crashing into global carrying capacity. SKIL proposes rapid population decline as implemented by very low birthrates to achieve human viability. Jack is currently visiting Prince Edward Island and will facilitate tonight’s discussion which will focus on recognizing and responding to ‘the global predicament’ and assessing realistic options as well as alternative solutions for achieving global sustainability.


Connected Intelligence: Social Networking and Its Impact on Culture

Monday August 10

7:00 p.m.

IBS Social Forum, 114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown

Guest host facilitator, Derrick de Kerckhove is the author of ‘The Skin of Culture’ and ‘Connected Intelligence.’ He worked with Marshall McLuhan for over ten years and later became Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. He is currently Professor in the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Naples Federico II and Professor in the Department of French at the University of Toronto.

Derrick has offered connected intelligence workshops worldwide, and now offers this innovative approach to business, government and academe to help small groups to think together in a disciplined and effective way while using digital technologies. Tonight Derrick will lead a discussion that addresses the differences between the effects of television, computers and hypermedia on corporate culture, business practices and economic markets.

For more info: call 367-0390
114 Upper Prince Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 4S3

2.  Don’t miss the Nigwek Organic Street Festival!

When: Sunday, August 9th, 12:00 noon – 11:00pm
Where: Victoria Row, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Nigwek is a day to celebrate the Island’s current organic
agriculture, and a public exhibition for increased attention toward the
necessity of PEI becoming more organic: In the interest of our health, our land preservation, and our Island’s prosperity.

Featuring 15 of the Island’s premier musical acts, the day-long
concert/exhibition will also feature presentations by chefs and organic
farmers, local organic growers selling food in the street, and activities for kids and all ages.

For details on featured musicians, speakers and more:
– Check out:
– Contact Todd MacLean or Savannah Belsher by phone at  902-…,
    902-626-1242     (Todd’s cell) or  902-… (Savannah’s cell),
or by email at or

3. Board Members Needed For ARC-PEI

The Abegweit Rainbow Collective is currently seeking interested parties to sit on their 2009-2011 board of directors.  Board members are expected to volunteer their time for a minimum of three hours per week on duties ranging from attending board meetings, volunteering at social events, networking with peers and other social networks and being a supporter and positive voice for the LBGT community in Prince Edward Island.
Interested parties should submit, in writing, a detailed letter of interest, listing any special skills and interest in the LBGT community.
Submissions can be sent to or at our new office location at 375 University Avenue, Unit 2 (AIDS PEI office).

4.   2009-2010 Call for Proposals – Status of Women Canada

The purpose of this Call for Proposals from Status of Women Canada is to solicit funding applications for the Women’s Community Fund of the Women’s Program, Status of Women Canada.

The call is open to eligible not-for-profit and for-profit organizations to carry out projects at the local, regional, provincial/territorial and national levels.

By determining funding priorities, Status of Women Canada ensures that the Women’s Program resources are invested where the need is the greatest and where there is a clear potential to make a concrete and direct difference. This means not all eligible applications will be funded.

The number of projects selected for funding will be based upon the availability of funds, and while all proposals will receive due consideration, preference will be given to those that fall within the 2009-2010 funding priorities.

Status of Women Canada will focus its support on projects that address its 2009 priorities:

  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Improving women’s and girls’ economic security and prosperity
  • Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles
  • Status of Women Canada supports projects that encourage action to bring about the advancement of all women in Canada.

Key Timelines
June 29, 2009 – Status of Women Canada issues Call for Proposals
September 30, 2009 – Deadline for submission of proposals
October 1, 2009 – January 26, 2010 Review/approval process
January 27, 2010 – Final results communicated to applicants

For more details and the application process, see this website:

5.  International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry Deadline September 1

The registration deadline for the 2nd International Symposium on Poetic
Inquiry, to be held in Charlottetown, October 15-18, is September 1. The
three-day symposium includes academic sessions, presentations, poetry
readings, and informal discussions, as well as social gatherings. It is open
to anyone interested in the topic of Poetic Inquiry.

Many of PEI’s literary scholars and poets will be showcased with
international poets and scholars, creating a culturally rich, international
event. The symposium is being co-hosted by the UPEI Centre for Education
Research and the Centre for Arts-informed Research, OISE at the University of Toronto, in cooperation with the UPEI Faculties of Arts and Education, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, the UPEI Department of English, and the PEI Writers’ Guild.

Full conference rates, as well as specific day rates, are available. For
more information, please contact Christine Gordon Manley (; 566-6784) or visit the CER website at

6.  ADVANCE Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Have you been in business for at least five years?  Do you have a well-developed business plan in place and are looking to take your business to the next level?  Have you identified opportunities for growth, or have specific growth objectives, but need some assistance to plan that next step?  If you answered yes to these questions, the ADVANCE program may be just the answer.

Commencing in September, the Centre for Women in Business, with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and TD Canada Trust Small Business Banking, will offer the Advance Program to high-impact women business owners throughout Atlantic Canada, with a delivery in Charlottetown, PEI.  The PEI Business Women’s Association is participating in the program by helping to promote ADVANCE to women in PEI.

The ADVANCE program offers women business owners the opportunity to take their business to the next level of growth by strengthening their management and business skills and providing professional business support to reach their growth objectives.  Five workshop sessions facilitated by accomplished, dynamic speakers including Toni Newman, Susan Sweeney, Debi Peverill, Brenda Fair and Judith Richardson will be followed by 25 hours of one-to-one consulting for each participant.

The application form is attached or can be downloaded from the website.

View more details online:

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2009.  For more information about the program’s delivery in PEI, to obtain an application form, or to discuss your eligibility, please contact Melody Beck, PEI Business Women’s Association by phone at           (902) 892-6040           or by e-mail 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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