Community Notice

STATUS OF WOMEN

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NEW LISTINGS

1.   2009 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Join AIDS PEI and local community groups for the 2009 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life and the 2009 Spectramedia 10K Run for Life.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 

Run registration just $25.00 (payable upon online registration or before the event). For more information, to collect pledges or register as a runner, visit: www.PEIWalkforLife.com

SPONSORS:  Scotiabank    SpectraMedia      Beanz Espresso Bar    RoadID

2.   Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Province House, Charlottetown

10am – 12pm

To participate in the Remembrance Walk meet at Peakes Quay Wharf, end of Great George Street, at 9am.

The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, in conjunction with the Native Women’s Association of Canada are pleased to announce the 4th annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil. Each year, concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members gather nationally on October 4th to honour the lives of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.

As for PEI, we will be gathering at the Peakes Quay Wharf in Charlottetown where we will begin our “walk for remembrance” to Province House. The SIS event will proceed with our speakers, including the AWAPEI president, Judy Clark, who will deliver a brief address to the public. The vigil will conclude with a balloon release and a public BBQ for all to attend.

The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, as well as our supporting partners: Native Council of PEI, Familt Pride Program (Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI), Abegweit Wellness Centre, Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter (LIFN Health Centre), LIFN Cultural Program, the PEI Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, and the PEI Advisory on the Status of Women are proud to show our support and are committed to raising awareness for our “Stolen Sisters” and to “Stop the Violence” in Prince Edward Island.

For more information please contact June K. Lewis or Madlene Sark at the AWAPEI office:      (902) 831-3059     or for information on the Sisters in Spirit initiative (NWAC) visit www.nwac-hc.org or email: sistersinspirit@nwac-hq.org

3.   Sound Yoga

Teresa Doyle offers Sound Yoga on Tuesday’s at The Guild at noon time. Sound Yoga is gentle sound exercises and chants that calm the busy mind and center individuals in calm and clear state of mind and being. Chants and exercises are selected from Sanskrit, Celtic, and Latin traditions. No experience or registration necessary. All are welcome. The Guild is at the corner of Queen and Richmond in Charlottetown. Classes are $12. For more information, call Teresa at 838 2973 www.teresadoyle.com

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Singing Instruction for Children and Adults

Juno nominated celtic, jazz, and childrens music singer songwriter Teresa Doyle will be offering classes for children ages five to eleven years beginning on Saturday, October 3, at 1:30pm at The Guild, at the corner of Queen and Richmond in Charlottetown. Classes will run on Saturdays till December. Registration is required and can be done by calling Teresa at 838 2973. Teresa also teaches private voice lessons for youth and adults. Contact Teresa to book a session.

www.teresadoyle.com

4.  Ten Thousand Villages is returning to downtown Charlottetown

… with a sale at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall (corner Richmond and Prince) Friday, September 25th, 9AM to 8PM, and Saturday, September 26th, 9AM to 3PM.  It is co-hosted by St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Trinity and Park Royal United Churches, and Zion Presbyterian Church.  The sale will showcase a beautiful assortment of musical instruments, pottery, jewellery, baskets, toys, crèches and Christmas ornaments, hand loomed textiles, and food items.  All items are Fair Trade and help over 150 artisan groups from 33 countries earn a decent living.  All are welcome and admission is free.  For more information visit www.tenthousandvillages.ca or contact Barb Cairns at      (902) 894-9656    .

Please spread the word about it and come and see the what is available this year.  It happens to coincide with the PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, so come to the sale at St. Paul’s if you are taking in the music.  Subsequent sales will be held in Alberton (Oct 16-17), Cornwall and Summerside (both Nov. 6-7), Crapaud (Nov. 20-21), and UPEI (Dec. 1-3).  Note that we will be moving to a new location this year at UPEI:  the Market Square in MacDougall Hall (the new School of Business Building).

Have a good fall and we look forward to seeing you at the UPEI sale again.

Cheers,  John Burka

5.  You are invited to the IWK Health Centre Centennial Open House & Health Fair

The IWK Health Centre is opening its doors to the community to celebrate 100 Years of Care on Saturday, September 26, 11 am – 2 pm, as part of a Centennial Open House & Health Fair.

Some of the day’s events include:

Pediatric Surgery Tours – Come see the newly renovated pediatric operating suites, and learn how the latest technology and equipment combined with communication, education and compassion help save lives and ease anxiety for children and families facing surgery. Tours leave every hour—sign up early as space is limited!

Women’s & Newborn Health Open House – What happens when you come to the IWK to have your baby? Take a prenatal video tour, meet simulator “Baby Noelle,” compare phototherapy—then and now, see ultrasound in action and learn all about breastfeeding and breast health. Children can even test their diapering skills!

Health & Wellness Fair – Care teams will share the latest health and wellness information with interactive displays on vaccinology, infection prevention & control, physical activity, recreation therapy, women’s health, nutrition, child safety, poison information, mental health, and more.

Performance Arts Watch & Learn – Circus Circle, b-boys Concrete Roots, Unicorn Theatre, Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, and musical acts Stephen Bowers and Dreams for Real will entertain and get you in on the action!

Centennial Community Art Project – The IWK has teamed up with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to celebrate Centennial through art.

Full details can be found at www.iwk.nshealth.ca. Sign up sheets for tours will be available at the information desk in the Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research and Clinical Care Pavilion of the IWK Health Centre.

When: Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: IWK Health Centre, 5980/5850 University Avenue, Halifax

6.   Raising Socially Responsible Teens and Children

Workshop – September 24, 2009

Come hear Dr. Michael Ungar, internationally renowned therapist and researcher on resiliency in children and youth, offer practical suggestions about how to raise children to become competent, caring contributors to their families, schools, and communities.

Free Admission

Thursday, September 24, 2009

7-9pm

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street

Dr. Ungar will be available for book signing following his presentation where several of his publications will be for sale.

7. CUSO-VSO Circle Soiree & Live/Silent Auction

Food, Drink, Entertainment
Proceeds support volunteers overseas working in areas like education

Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island
The Dunes Gallery & Cafe
Friday October 2nd 2009, 6pm

Tickets – $135 per person
($100 tax receipt)
Tickets at: 892 2610 or  1 800 676 8411 

8.   Autism Family Swims

The Autism Society Swims will resume being held each Saturday of every

month from 7:00-8:00pm at the Cari Pool at the UPEI Campus. These swims are open for all those with autism and their family and friends! The swims for September will take place September 19th and 26th.

 9. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF FEMINIST LEGAL AND POLICY ACTIVISM IN CANADA? 

 If so, NAWL wants YOU!!

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is looking for young women who are engaged in thinking about and acting on issues related to law and public policy as it affects women in this country.

If you are a law student or are engaged in public policy or legal studies about women¡¦s equality, we invite you to apply to participate in our Think Tank/Strategy Session on November 7-9 in Toronto, with all your expenses paid by NAWL.

The goal of this strategy session will be to engage in focused discussions and strategic planning regarding what it would take to re-invigorate local and vibrant NAWL caucuses across the country. We anticipate a lot of work – and a lot of fun!

Our History

NAWL has historically worked closely with law school caucuses, but in recent years the capacity to facilitate and assist in organizing these caucuses has decreased. With renewed energy and internal capacity, we are hoping to revitalize this important part of NAWL by facilitating a focused discussion with young women about your interests and issues. What would it take to actively engage you in creating a vibrant NAWL caucus on your campus?

How to Apply for the Think Tank/ Strategy Session

We will select 10-12 women to participate in the strategy session along with the young women members of NAWL’s National Steering Committee.

If you are interested, please send us a letter, no longer than 2 pages, telling us about:

– your background in public policy/legal studies, feminist activism, social justice or lobbying work; AND

– what you think you would bring to this meeting, why you want to come and how you could follow up at your own campus.

– If you are a recent graduate, please tell us how you remain connected to your faculty.

Please provide us with the name and contact information of someone we can talk to so that we may learn more about your passion and involvement in policy/legal studies, feminist activism, social justice or lobbying work.

We will be selecting women who reflect the diversity NAWL seeks to reflect as well as who have experience with feminist organizing. Please note that while the meeting will be held in English, we encourage Francophone women to apply and participate in French. [While we are not able to offer English to French interpretation services throughout the meeting, a NAWL Steering Committee member will provide French to English interpretation services for women who are most comfortable expressing themselves in French. Special moments during the meeting will also be planned for conversations in French only.]

For more information about NAWL, visit our website: www.nawl.ca

Application deadline is: October 2, 2009

Applications from current, recent undergraduates and graduate students are welcome! If you have any questions or to submit an application, please contact:

Pamela Cross, Director of Strategic Planning at pcross@xplornet.com

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. Pen & Inkling Festival

The Prince Edward Island Writers’ Guild (PEIWG) turns twenty this year and we are celebrating with the Pen & Inkling Festival on the weekend of September 18 – 20, 2009.

This three-day, three-county event will celebrate Island writers through the Island Literary Awards ceremony, an armchair conversation, “A Life in Poetry,” between John Smith and David Helwig, a book launch of Brent MacLaine’s Athena Becomes a Swallow, workshops, special guest readings, open mic events (including readings by newcomers in their first language), a songwriters circle by young musicians, zen writing, writing games, book sales, other happenings, and a big, birthday party!

We will also launch “The Figure in the Landscape” calendar, designed by graphic artist Deborah Vail-Waring. It features words by Island writers, and images of Island writers photographed by well-known photographer John Sylvester.

The birthday bash on Saturday the 19th will include a dance with live music courtesy of The Count and the Cuban Cocktail and The Blueprints, and, of course, libations! It will start at 7:00 p.m. with an hour-long armchair discussion between John Smith, Professor Emeritus of English at UPEI, and current PEI Poet Laureate, David Helwig—a special conversation that should not be missed. Add this to the rest of the three-day, fabulous line-up of offerings—all of them open to the general public, and free or by donation—and the Pen & Inkling Festival is the literary happening of the year!

Without the generous support of our sponsors, and the Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, this festival would not be possible.

Go to www.peiwritersguild.com or contact Pen & Inkling Festival Coordinator Laurel Smyth, at: islandliteraryawards@gmail.com

2. Girl Guides of Canada Registration

2010 marks Guiding’s 100th anniversary. Since 1910, we’ve been a trailblazing organization advocating for girls and women.  We offer opportunities for fun, friendship and adventure, teach valuable leadership skills and encourage community involvement.  All Guiding members are empowered to reach their full potential, be independent, involved, confident and caring in their home communities and in the world at large.

Join us this year for our 100th Anniversary Celebration!  Registrations are taking place in communities across PEI over the next two weeks.

* Vernon River (Sparks only): St. Andrews United Church, Sept. 16, 6:15-7:15pm

* Tracadie: Tracadie Community Centre, Sept. 23, 6:30-7pm

* Stratford: Stratford Town Hall, Sept. 17, 6:30-8pm

* Sherwood: Cornwall Community Centre, Sept. 17, 6:30-8pm

* Spring Park: Spring Park United Church, Sept. 14, 6:30-8pm

* Cornwall: Cornwall United Church, Sept. 24, 6:30-8pm

* Kensington: Mt. Zion Lodge, Sept. 14, 6:30-8:30pm

* Summerside: St. Eleanor’s Community Centre, Sept. 17, 6-8pm

For other locations yet to be determined, or to get more information, please call us at        1-800-565-8111       or visit our website at www.girlguides.pe.ca.

3. Upcoming Lunch and Learn Events for PEIBWA

The Importance of Business Image – Charlottetown

Presenter: Margaret Gallant, Fresh Image 360

Branding products and services is part of marketing.  Branding ourselves in terms of our business image also goes a long way.  How the world sees us (image) can actually assist in selling our products and services.  When business people are perceived to have it all together, this translates to their customers and can result in increased sales.  Join us for this entertaining and informative presentation to learn more about styling rules for business.

Location:       Provinces Room, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown

Date:            Tuesday, September 22, 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 office@peibwa.org or by phone at        (902) 892-6040      .  Registration deadline:  Friday, September 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

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An Introduction to Building your Personal and Business Brand – Summerside

Presenter: Corey Poirier, Island Business News

In today’s competitive business landscape, determining and defining your personal and business brand can sometimes be the difference between success and failure. Participants will learn:

* How to truly stand-out from your competitors

* How to have customers coming to you first

* How to build and/or become brand that people will pay a premium for

* How large global companies build brands and how you can incorporate this information into your brand building approach

* How your customer service, marketing, sales process, interaction with customers, communication and leadership skills all impact the brand your customers, co-workers and staff see and experience

Location:       Loyalist Country Inn, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside

Date:            Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time:            12:00 – 1:30 pm

Cost:            $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at elizabeth@peibwa.org or by phone at        (902) 436-0386     .  Registration deadline:  Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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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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