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1.   The 2009 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence
       20 Years after the Montreal Massacre: The PEI Story

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women’s annual Purple Ribbon Campaign is coming up. Beginning on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and culminating on December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women, the Campaign urges all Islanders to wear a purple ribbon as a symbol of their commitment to end violence.

If your church, sports team, service group, or circle of friends would like to participate in the Campaign by pinning purple ribbons to information cards and distributing them, please call Sandy Kowalik, Purple Ribbon Campaign Coordinator, at 368-4510 or email

The purple ribbons are free of charge.

For information about the Purple Ribbon Campaign visit

2.   The Chinook Project Invites You To:

“Creating City Wolves
. . . From Dogs”
A Talk by Dorris Heffron

Tuesday, November 3
AVC Lecture Theatre D

Dorris Heffron is the author of City Wolves, a novel that imagines the life of Canada’s first female veterinarian, the Klondike gold rush, and the evolution of the dogs that would come to be known as Alaskan Malamutes.

3. PEIBWA Upcoming Workshop

Lunch and Learn – Tignish

Impromptu Speaking:  Communication isn’t Optional!

Presented by:  Elsa Riley, Area Governor, Toastmasters PEI

The very thought of public speaking can strike terror in the hearts of many people. Join Elsa as she painlessly helps you learn to communicate more effectively.   Your confidence will grow and you’ll be more successful whether you’re a student preparing for your first job or established in your career. Learn to be more comfortable standing up and using your voice!

Location:    Holland College, Dalton Centre, Tignish
Date:        Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time:        12 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:        $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 436-0386.  Registration deadline:  Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 4 pm.

Please note: If you register for a lunch and learn session and are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hours in advance. People who do not cancel in advance will be invoiced.

4. PEI Social Forums Resume; Tuesday November 3

Flu Season Sensibility

Our Forums generally attract a wide range of people from newborns to seniors. So, in preparation for our upcoming Social Forum next Tuesday, we are asking anyone who is currently sick, or in the process of recovering from any illness, or in the preliminary stages and feels they may be coming down with something, to please stay home. We will welcome you joyfully at a later get together. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

 Haiti: It’s getting late, Tuesday, November 3

Don Norman, may be known on PEI as the Dept. of Education Science Coordinator. He also spent 3 tours with the Red Cross in Haiti, coordinating food distribution to 300,000+ people. His topic ( with slides) is his experience in Haiti, the dire situation there with massive unemployment, poverty, crime and disease and the hopes he has for Haiti to survive and hopefully prosper.

Tonight’s discussion is meant to raise awareness of the ‘North-South Divide,’ put into perspective our own struggles and inspire action for overcoming adversity.

The Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd. (IBS), invites you to join our Social Forum, ‘Haiti: It’s getting late,’ on Tuesday November 3. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner, presentation and informal discussion. The intent is to share ideas and inform each other about social issues affecting our future.

Each forum is held at 114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

For more information call:902-367-0390; Email:; Internet:



1.    Circles of Safety and Support:  Collaborative Safety Planning for Women in Crisis

Information Sessions for Service Providers

To register click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your internet search engine)

Attend one of the Information Sessions to find out how you can participate in facilitated comprehensive safety planning.

Montague, November 9 (1 to 4)  Curling Club, 23 Central St
Summerside, November 13 (9 to 12)  Loyalist Resort, 195 Harbour Dr
O’Leary, November 16 (1 to 4)  Access PEI, 45 East St
Charlottetown, November 20 (9 to 12) Murchison Centre, 15-17 Pius X Ave

A Circle of Safety and Support brings together a woman struggling with issues of physical or emotional safety as a result of family violence with service providers and other supports to collaborate in developing a comprehensive plan for her safety and support.

The Circle process is designed for women who are in need of a higher level of safety planning than would generally take place in situations of family violence.

Circle members can include: police, family violence advocates, justice  and corrections staff, school and community organizations representatives and personal support people such as employers, family, friends, and neighbours.

To register click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your internet search engine)

For additional information contact Sandy Kowalik at

2.  Training Session for Charities

Hello everyone,

Do you represent a small or rural charity?

Would your board members like free training on how to improve annual reports to Canada Revenue Agency?

Join us for a session….
Sponsor: Voluntary Resource Centre

Where:  Murphy Community Centre, Room 205, 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE

When:  Friday, November 6, 2009

What Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Lunch will be provided.

– Treasurer’s Chest:  Tools for Treasurers and Finance Committees
– Fundraiser’s Receipt Book: Fundraising do’s and don’ts for Charities
– Agenda Gems: Tips and Tools for Maintaining Charitable Status
– Shoe Box:  Important Documents concerning your Charitable Status
The session will be tailored to meet the needs of the participants.  There will be lots of opportunity for participation and to get your questions answered.

Peter Mushkat, Dalhousie University

How to Register:
Call 902-368-7337, or email or go to: and click on Training

Register by:
Deadline for registering is Nov 2, 2009

Regards, Sylvie Arsenault, Manager
Voluntary Resource Centre, 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4R3, Phone: 902.368.7337, Fax: 902.368.7180,

 3.  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

4. Workshop

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

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

5.   Ten Thousand Villages Sale Dates

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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