Community Notices



Bioenergetics(a body/mind approach to health and well-being).
Practitioners offer exercise classes and individual counselling.
Classes begin October 26 from 7-8 p.m. for 6 weeks.
For more info. call Margaret at 394-4386 or e-mail

2. In Support of Christmas Seals and the Lung Association

For over 100 years, during the season of peace and goodwill, Canadians have given of themselves with donations to Christmas Seals and the work of the Lung Association. The PEI Lung Association is very pleased to launch its annual Christmas Seals campaign for 2009. We are asking Islanders to please give generously to the Lung Association’s Christmas Seals Campaign – it’s a holiday tradition that helps everyone breathe a little easier. This year, why not send a wish of good health along with your season’s greetings by using the Lung Association’s Christmas Seals. Since 1908, funds raised from Christmas Seals have been helping Islanders to breathe easier.

One in five islanders has a breathing problem such as emphysema, asthma or lung cancer,” said Joanne Ings, Executive Director of the PEI Lung Association. “We have worked for decades to help people live with their lung disease, and now we are focusing on making rapid changes towards the early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of these diseases.” Why the urgency? “Try to imagine what it must feel like struggling to take your next breath,” says Joanne Ings. “Your whole world becomes focused on drawing in that one breath. This is the urgency that hundreds of Islanders live with and we know that early diagnosis can make a big difference.”

The PEI Lung Association is a community based, charitable organization committed to assisting Islanders to promote and improve their lung health through education, advocacy and research.

For more information about lung health in PEI or to request a sheet of Christmas Seals, call the Lung Association at 892-5957, toll free at 1-888-566- LUNG(5864) or check out our website at

3. Webinar – Child & Youth Unintentional Injuires

The Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP) is hosting a
webinar on Child & Youth Unintentional Injuries: Atlantic Canada, 10
Years in Review

Presenter: Sandra Newton, Child Safety Link
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Atlantic

To register for this webinar and receive sign-in information, please
email ACIP at


PEI Business Women’s Association has a lunch and learn session and a business mixer coming up later this month. More information and registration details are listed below:

Lunch and Learn
Structuring Your Small Business to Your Advantage – Charlottetown
Presenter: Terry Soloman, MRSB Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants

In this lunch and learn session, participants will learn more about the best business structure for their small business. Topics covered include:
· Dispelling some myths of incorporation and using family trusts
· Should I incorporate my business – What are the costs and benefits?
· Income splitting strategies – save tax now and into the future
· Using your corporation as an investment tool as well
· Maximizing financial and estate planning opportunities
· Additional benefits offered by introducing a family trust as a shareholder

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

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 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, October 16, 2009 at 12 noon.

October Business Mixer – Charlottetown
Hosted by: Luna Eclectic Emporium

The management and staff of Luna Eclectic Emporium ( are pleased to be hosting the PEI Business Women’s Association October mixer. We welcome members to drop in and enjoy the hippest new boutique in downtown Charlottetown and browse through our unique mix of jewellery, clothing, purses, lighting, home decor, cards and novelty gifts, there is something for everyone.

Members will enjoy special discounts for the evening with a grand prize of $100 gift certificate being drawn (must be there to win), refreshments and culinary treats will be served. Luna is located at 111A Grafton St. (beside the Bank of Montreal) and we are excited to welcome you.

Right now we have some great specials with our in-door sidewalk sale of 50-75%off selected items…Shop early for best selection! Our new fall clothing line has just arrived and other new items arriving weekly.

Location: 111A Grafton St, Charlottetown
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cost: No fee for members to attend

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at Registration deadline: Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4 pm.


EXPLORING MY INNER WORLD (Five Monday evenings)
Who of us does not want to understand ourselves more and make sense of our lives?
This workshop introduces you to an unique and effective method for understanding yourself and accelerating your growth. You will learn to use an invaluable self-help PRH tool that you will want to take away with you.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, 141 Mount Edward Rd. Charlottetown
Dates: Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30.
Time: 7 – 9:00pm
Cost: $175.00 ($25.00 discount if registered before Wednesday, Oct. 28)

Contact: Myrna: 902 892-6585 Mailing address: Box 1147, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M8

More workshops like this listed below, under PREVIOUS LISTINGS, Item #9



1. Stand Up, and Take Action to Make Poverty History

I am writing to invite you to *Stand Up, and Take Action to Make Poverty History* along with members of Canada World Youth, Katimavik, CUSO-VSO, WUSC, and Cooper Institute on *Saturday, October 17th at 2:00-2:30 p.m. in front of Province House*.

STAND UP Against Poverty is facilitated in Canada by the Make Poverty History coalition. It is a worldwide call to take action against poverty and inequality and to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals. STAND UP is a unique global mobilization which calls upon civil society, schools, businesses, and NGOs to band together with the same message – that we must MAKE POVERTY HISTORY.

In 2000, leaders of 189 countries signed up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a global plan to halve poverty by 2015. The STAND UP campaign strives to remind governments and policy makers of their promise. The promise to end poverty inequality and hunger. The promise to stop children dying from preventable diseases. The promise to ensure basic education for all children, particularly girls. The promise to stop women dying during pregnancy and childbirth. The promise to provide water and sanitation and to protect the environment. Together participants around the world STAND UP to make governments honour their commitments on more and better aid, debt cancellations, trade justice, climate actions, gender equality and public accountability.

This call to action has never been more relevant here in Canada. June 25-27 2010 are 3 big days for Canadians. When the world’s richest leaders gather at a resort in Muskoka, our Prime Minister will be the host. Host countires of G8 meetings have a lot of say in setting the tone of each meeting. This is our chance to show the world that Canada in intent on Making Poverty History. The more people that onboard, the more of us working together, the more noise we can make to ensure that
real and positive change comes out of the 2010 G8.

Please come out on Saturday, October 17th to help Make Poverty History. Share the message and encourage your friends to come join you! There will be live entertainment before and after we read the anti-poverty pledge. Together with millions of voices standing in solidarity, we will say, no more excuses – end poverty now. Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact: Cotelle Mackintosh or Yesira Alhassan Alolo, (902) 894-4573,

2. PEIBWA 6th Annual Red White and Blues Fundraiser

You are invited to join us for PEI Business Women’s Association’s 6th Annual Red White and Blues fundraiser on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Top of the Park Restaurant located at Red Shores Race Track & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The evening includes a reception, buffet style appetizers and desserts, served plated dinner, entertainment, live auction and silent auction. Bourbon Street Blues Band will be performing. The reception will start at 6 pm, and dinner will be served at 7 pm. Entertainment will begin at 8 pm. This event is open to everyone 19 years of age and older.

Tickets cost $75 + GST ($78.75) for members and $85 + GST ($89.25) for non-members. There are still tickets available. To book your tickets, please complete the attached ticket order form and return to PEIBWA office by fax at (902) 892-6050 or by e-mail at

We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary taxi service after the event within City limits. A taxi voucher (valid for October 16, 2009 only) will be included in each event program. In addition, Rodd Hotels and Resorts is offering a special room rate of $97 plus taxes based on single or double occupancy for a standard room at Rodd Charlottetown Hotel for the evening of October 16, 2009. To book a room at this rate, call 1-800-565-7733 or (902) 894-7371 and be sure to request the PEIBWA Red White and Blues rate. Please note rate is based on availability at the time of booking.

We look forward to seeing many of you on October 16th. Melody

3. Board Members Wanted

The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is looking for persons who would be interested in serving as a member of their Board of Directors. For further information contact Sigrid at 566-1864.

4. 10th Anniversary Celebrations – The Institute of Island Architectural Studies and Conservation

October 16 – 17, 2009
Friday, October 16 at 7pm
Dr. Elizabeth Pacey
“Georgian Fantasies”

A lecture on the Background and Influence of Georgian-style Architecture
The Richmond Room, Rodd Charlottetown

Refreshments provided. Admission by donation.
Saturday, October 17, from 11am-3pm

Historic Inn Tour Fundraiser
Fitzroy Hall
Fairholm National Historic Inn
Hillhurst Inn

Tour tickets $10 adults; $8 seniors & students
Available at Beaconsfield Historic House, 2 Kent St. and BGHJ Architects, 233 Queen Street (advance purchase required; cash purchase only, please)

5. Launch of Deirdre Kessler’s poetry book October 20

What are afternoon horses?

The phrase comes from a poem in Deirdre Kessler’s poetry book, AFTERNOON HORSES, to be launched October 20th
at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House by Acorn Press.

Though Kessler has been writing poetry for more years than she has been writing fiction and nonfiction and has had poems published in chapbooks and in a number of collections and journals, Afternoon Horses is her first book of poetry.

Deirdre Kessler is the author of a dozen novels and picture books for children, including Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award-winning Brupp Rides Again, a children’s novel, and Lobster in My Pocket, a perennially best-selling picture book. Her Island history book, a work that combines a fictional narrative with informational text, Exploring the Island, is now part of the P.E.I. grade six curriculum.

Kessler is recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island and a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation Writing Award for A Century on Spring Street. She has freelanced for CBC Television and Radio. Her poetry has appeared in several collections, including Landmarks: An Anthology of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land (Acorn 2001).

She lives in Charlottetown and teaches children’s literature and creative writing with the UPEI Department of English.

Wondering what afternoon horses are?

Come to Beaconsfield’s Carriage House on Tuesday evening, October 20th, 7 to 9 p.m., and all will be revealed. There will be a poetry reading, music, refreshments, book signing, and one terrible joke.

6. Dare to Remember

Hi Everyone!

I am from Katimavik, and as some of you may be familliar with Katimavik, we usually have a community project that we work on during the trimester that we are in PEI for. Our community project that we are working on this year is called A Dare To Remember. There is more information posted below. This year we need your help in making this possible!

What is a Dare to Remember?

A Dare to Remember is a nationwide challenge taking place from October 17th – 25th, 2009. During this week, thousands of Canadians will overcome challenges, fears, and obstacles, and undertake dares to raise money for the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa, in correlation with the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The idea of a Dare to Remember is choosing a dare that is a challenge worth overcoming for a great cause. You could run ten kilometers, learn to dance, or host a dinner for a group – and then ask everyone you know to sponsor and support you in this dare. You can also dare your family, friends and community to get involved too. The idea is that each of us can do something big or small, and that when ordinary people come together, extraordinary things happen. The money raised will go to community-based organizations that are striving to change the course of the aids pandemic across the Sub-Saharan continent. Across Africa, grandmothers, women, children, and everyday ordinary people are forced to overcome obstacles and push to their limits in order to change the AIDS pandemic. A project like this encourages a personal challenge that you have always wanted to do, but have never had the courage, motivation, or time, so here the chance to do it, and be a part of something big.

A Katimavik group of eleven youth from all across Canada, along with Canada World Youth, are taking a part in doing something big for the AIDS pandemic in Africa, and they need your help

Doing a dare is simple! Here’s what you need to know:

• Choose your dare: host a dinner, run 5K, or come up with your own idea!

• Set up your personal fundraising page at

• Tell your family and friends, and ask them to sponsor you.

• Spread the word through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, and dare others to take on challenges of their own!

• Do your dare during the Dare to Remember week: October 17-25, 2009 along with thousands of Canadians coast to coast.
Or, dare your partner, colleague, boss or friend to rise to the challenge.

If you’re unable to do a dare yourself, join the movement in any way you can. Dare a friend, donate to someone else’s Dare and spread the word to everyone you know. Challenge yourself to be part of A Dare to Remember and keep in mind that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. They’re doing it in Africa, every day. This is the moment to stand with them and do something big.

For more information, or take to take on a dare, visit or contact: (902) 892-9443

7. Public Service Announcement

The IWK Health Centre will be holding Grief and Bereavement Support Group sessions starting in October 2009 for children and teens who have lost a loved one. Participants will be given the opportunity to express grief through group exercises and expressive arts, led by trained facilitators and volunteers who have been screened by the IWK.

The children’s support group, for ages six to 12 years, will meet on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., from October 21, 2009 to December 9, 2009. The teen support group, for ages 13 to 18 years, will take place as a retreat during Winter 2010 (date to be determined).

Pre-registration is required for participation in these sessions. For registration or referrals, please contact Nick Zwaagstra, Bereavement Coordinator, IWK Health Centre, by phone at 902-470-8942 or via email at

8. Esther Finkle Walk for Kids

WALK, RUN OR BIKE – Bring the family and enjoy lots of fun while
helping fulfill the small dreams of children!

The Esther Finkle Walk for Kids is celebrating 10 years of helping Island children achieve their small dreams! Esther Finkle was a homemaker with Child and Family Services. She was dedicated to walking and to helping children reach their small dreams as stepping stones to achieving their bigger dreams. Her legacy continues through the fund which has helped countless children, whose families have financial limitations, with such dreams as a new bike, summer camp, art lessons, a
prom dress, their own guitar and much, much more (to a maximum of $150 per dream). Much joy and many smiles have been made possible because of the people who have supported this fund.

You are invited to join the Walk to raise funds for Island children. A sponsor sheet is attached or any donation, big or small is welcomed! It is a great opportunity to make walking really count – bring your friends and family. Great draw prizes to follow and treat bags for kids.

When: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
Where: Gathering at the Miscouche Fire Hall
Time: 2:00 p.m. (registration starting at 1:00 p.m.)
Distance: 4.5 km

If you would like more information about the Fund or about our
Fundraising Walk, please call Paula Finkle at 436-2964.

9. Workshops

CHALLENGING MYSELF TO LIVE MORE FULLY from the best of me results in a happier me. In order to know myself better and to live better, I need to become more aware of what helps me and what hinders me in my way of leading my life. This workshop will help me to make greater progress towards wholeness and happiness.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: Two Thurs. Oct. 22 & 29
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm


DISCOVERING THE CORE OF MY IDENTITY is a one weekend workshop to help us: gain insights in naming and owning the goodness deep within us, increase our chances for personal progress and discover the meaning of our lives.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: Oct. 23-25
Time: Fri. 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sat. & Sun. 9:am – 4:30pm


A one evening workshop which enables us to look at the areas of our lives where we feel confident and self-assured and where we do not. we will explore ways in which we can grow in self-confidence enabling us to live freely in all areas of our lives.

Place: Mount St. Mary’s, Charlottetown
Dates: Mon. Oct. 26th
Time: Fri. 7:00 – 9:00pm

To register contact:
Myrna Aylward
PRH Educator & Counselor
(902) 892-6585

10. The Witches Ball – October 31

The Lovely Witches Club ( is proud to announce our first event, The Witches Ball. As an official launch to the club, we will be hosting an exciting, interactive, carnival-flavored event on October 31, Halloween night, at Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

We are reaching out to the dance and theatre community, inviting choreographers, dancers, acrobats, actors/actresses over the age of 19 to join us our troupe of entertainers for the evening. Rehearsals will begin the beginning of October with 4 to 5 sessions/rehearsals planned. We are seeking both experienced dancers, acrobats and theatrical entertainers as well as those with a desire to gain experience. This troupe will have the choice to partake in performance and/or character roles at activity booths. Being part of the troupe will not mean you can’t enjoy the event, no one will be asked to do one thing all evening.

Any individual performers and performance artists interested in showing us what you’ve got are welcome too.

Part of the beauty of the Lovely Witches Club is creative mentoring, where by established artists will be asked to guide and shape the talents of those uninitiated in their craft to create a collaborative event that everyone can be proud of.

LWC directors Patti Larsen and Kele Redmond will assist in shaping the vision in conjunction with all interested parties. We are thrilled and excited to be hosting such a wickedly wonderful event and hope you can join us in making this night unforgettable.

If you or someone you know would like to come by to see what we are about please call Patti at 566 4597 Or Kele at 894 5326 or email us at for location and time of the meeting.

Thanks, LWC Directors, Renee Laprise, Patti Larsen, Kele Redmond

11. Award for the Advancement of Human Rights

The second annual Award for the Advancement of Human Rights on PEI is now open for nominations. The PEI Human Rights Commission created this award to recognize individuals, groups or organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of human rights on Prince Edward Island.

The award will recognize exceptional achievement on a volunteer basis to promote human rights and equality in PEI as defined in the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act. The Act states that every person is free and equal in dignity and human rights without regard to age, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, family status, marital status, physical or intellectual disability, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or source of income.

The contribution to the advancement of human rights could be in the following areas: accommodations; employment practices; associations or organizations practices; publications, broadcasts, public displays, and advertisements; services and facilities; or volunteer services.

For more information on the grounds of discrimination please visit our website: Nomination forms are available on the website and at Access PEI sites.

The closing date for nominations is October 30 with the presentation of the award taking place during the celebration of International Human Rights Day, December 10.

For further information please contact Lorraine Buell, at 902-368-4180.

12. Ten Thousand Villages Sale dates

Sales this weekend will be held in Alberton (Oct 16-17),

Church and community volunteers in Summerside, Cornwall, and Crapaud will make a difference in the lives of artisans around the world by selling exquisite, handcrafted gifts and home décor in three sales to be held this month. The first two sales will be on November 6th and 7th in Summerside and Cornwall, followed by one in Crapaud November 20th and 21st. Sale organizers Vicki Homes, Joan Melanson, and Shelley MacEwen believe they are giving customers in their communities a chance to buy unique products while helping people in developing countries meet basic needs for themselves and their families. Together we are making a difference.

Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed, or underemployed. We provide vital, fair income to these Third World people by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. This income helps pay for food, education, health care, and housing. Ten Thousand Villages works with over 120 different artisans groups from more than 30 countries across the globe.

All proceeds of the sale support artisans partnered with Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest Fair Trade Organization in North America, (over 60 years). The sale owes its success to dedicated local volunteers who you will meet at the sales. If you wish to volunteer, please call one of the organizers.

Details of the individual sales are as follows:

Summerside Presbyterian Church, 130 Victoria Road, (across from Three Oaks High School) on Friday, November 6th from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Cornwall United Church, 9 Cornwall Road (Behind Esso Station on TCH) on Friday, November 6th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Englewood School (on the TransCanada Highway), Crapaud, on Friday, November 20th from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturday, Novemer 21st from 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

For more information on the Summerside sale contact Vicki Homes at 569-4259; Cornwall: Joan Melanson at 892-3228; and Crapaud: Shelley MacEwen at 675-3519.


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


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