Community Notices


Visit our blog and website to see the 2009 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence materials that were recently posted.



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 underway. 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.  Fair Trade Presentation

You are invited to a public presentation by Renwick Rose of the Windward Islands Farmers Association,about Fair Trade and its connection with food security and healthy communities,

Tuesday, December 1st
7:00 p.m.
St Paul’s Church Hall, Richmond Street, Charlottetown

Renwick’s presentation will be preceded by a potluck meal at 6:00 p.m. for those of you who are available . . . bring your favourite dish!!

For more information, call Cooper Institute, 894-4573, or email

Renwick Rose, Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the Windward Islands Farmers Association (WINFA), is one of the pioneers of the Fair Trade movement in the Caribbean. He was instrumental in securing the first exports of Windwards Fair Trade bananas to the United Kingdom in 2000. Renwick has also been very active in advocacy in trade matters on behalf of Caribbean organizations. He is a founding member of the Civil Society Forum in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and current Chairman of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), a local body set up by Parliament to advise and dialogue with government on social and economic policy issues. Renwick has just been elected Chairperson of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, a regional NGO policy and advocacy organization grouping women, youth, workers, farmers’, environmental, religious and other social organizations. Internationally, he is also a founding member of the ACP Civil Society Forum and a member of the Follow-Up Committee of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Commission. Renwick has also been a representative at meetings of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

3.   PRH (Personality and Human Relations) Workshop:


There is so much stress in our everyday lives these days. The manner in which we cope with stress has a tremendous impact on our lives. Come and find means to enable us to lessen this stress which affects our energies and our health.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1st.

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Fee: $25.00.



The confidence or lack of confidence we have in ourselves is reflected in what we do/say, or do not do or say.  Do you have the confidence in yourself or do you long for more?

Date: Thurs. Dec. 3rd

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Fee: $25.00

Facilitator and contact person: Sr. Myrna Aylward, PRH Counselor and Educator

Please pre-register:, or 892-6585

Place: Mount St. Mary’s Spirituality Centre, 141 Mount Edward Rd. Charlottetown

4.   The Age of Stupid

The Green Party of Canada is screening The Age of Stupid, the critically hailed eco-documentary broadcast live from New York City in September, in the world’s largest film premiere, to more than 700 locations in over 50 countries simultaneously, uniting nearly one million people for climate change reform during Climate Week NYC.

Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living in 2055 in a devastated world ravaged by runaway climate change. Pete plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity’s achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. He takes audiences back through real news clips and personal docu-stories from 1950-2008 to build a message showing what went wrong and why, and wonders why we didn’t stop global warming when we had a chance.

The film’s director is clear about her aims: to help turn up the volume of public pressure ahead of a make-or-break United Nations conference in Copenhagen in December charged with delivering a planet-saving climate treaty.

The Age of Stupid has been screened for the United Nations, The World Bank, the European Union, and the UK, Canadian, Scottish, Welsh, Swedish, Australian and Dutch parliaments.

The Guardian (UK) said The Age of Stupid is “the first successful dramatisation of climate change to reach the big screen.”  Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, England said, “Every single person in the country should be forcibly made to watch this film”.

When: Friday November 27 at 7:00 pm
Where: Credit Union Place, Notre Dame St, Summerside

Free Admission

For more info: Sharon Labchuk

5.   PEI Children’s Secretariat Presents …

The PEI Children’s Secretariat will be holding two public presentations by Dr. Clyde Hertzman, President of the Council for Early Childhood Development, and Director of the BC Human Early Learning Partnership.

The State of Early Child Development in Canada Dr. Clyde Hertzman
Hosted by the PEI Children’s Secretariat
2:30 pm on Thursday, November 26th
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Making Early Child Development a Public Priority
Dr. Clyde Hertzman
Hosted by the Centre for Education Research, UPEI, and the PEI Children’s
3:30 pm on Friday, November 27th
McDougall Hall 234 (the new business building), UPEI Campus.

Dr. Hertzman’s  research has been fundamental in establishing early development as a determinant of health, learning and behaviour, and he has received national and international acclaim for his work.

For more information on either presentation, please contact Cindy Ferguson
at 368-5967 or



1.   Montreal Massacre Memorial Services/ Events

Wednesday, November 25

Charlottetown – Gender Diversity and Sexuality Violences exhibit
W.A. Murphy Student Centre, concourse, UPEI, 10am – 2 pm.  Contact: 628-4332

Friday, December 4

Charlottetown – Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts, 12 noon – 1 pm

Featuring a commissioned performance piece by spoken word poet and musician Tanya Davis. Contact: 368-4510

– O’Leary United Church, corner of Main & Brackley, 12 noon – 1 pm
Contact: 859-8849

Sunday, December 6

Summerside – Summerside Heritage Park and Garden (Ottawa Street entrance), 1 pm. Unveiling of PEI Federation of Labour’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women monument. Reception to follow at St Mary’s Anglican Hall, 74 Summer Street.
Contact: 436-9856

Wellington – Old Mills Park, 12 noon – 1 pm, lighting of candles to victims of violence, blessing by priest, release of balloons, lighting of a tree.
Contact: 854-3584

2.    PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will assume overall responsibility for providing leadership and direction towards the achievement of the organization’s mission, goals and objectives. Your management responsibilities encompass day-to-day operations, staff, financial, facilities and programs and funding opportunities.

As the ideal candidate, you must have a University degree in Social Work or Psychology, or related discipline at the Masters level combined with extensive management and clinical experience. You have proven experience in the not-for-profit sector and have worked with a Board of Directors.

Operationally, you have well-honed skills in public relations, human resources, finance administration, policy development, program management and administration of collective agreements. As a senior level manager, you possess superior communication and relationship building skills. You can work co-operatively with all stakeholders as well as provincial and federal government representatives and the general public.

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package for this position. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence by Friday, November 27th, 2009 by 12:00 noon to:

Fax: (902) 626-2532
1 Harbourside
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8R4


Directeur/trice exécutif/tive

Faisant rapport au bureau de direction, vous assumerez l’ensemble des responsabilités de leadership et de direction dans la poursuite de la mission, des buts et des objectifs de l’organisme. Vos responsabilités de gérance incluent les affaires journalières, le personnel, les propriétés, les programmes et le financement.

Comme candidat/e idéal/e, vous devez posséder un diplome universitaire en service social ou en psychologie ou bien une maîtrise dans une discipline connexe avec une vaste expérience en gérance et en clinique. Vous devez avoir une expérience valable dans le secteur du but non lucratif et avoir travaillé avec un bureau de direction.

Comme candidat/e, vous avez des habiletés en relations publiques,en ressources humaines, en administration des finances, en développement de politiques, en gérance de programmes et en administration d’ententes collectives. Comme gérant/e de niveau supérieur, vous possédez des qualifications supérieures en communication et en habiletés relationnelles. Vous pouvez travailler en collaboration avec les parties prenantes autant qu’avec les représentants des gouvernements provincial et fédéral, et le public en général.

Le Service de prévention de la violence familiale de IPÉ Inc offre un salaire compétitif et des bénéfices sociaux pour le poste. Les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à soumettre un curriculum vitae en anglais avec lettre couverture, en confidence, pour vendredi midi le 27 novembre 2009 à :

1, Harbourside, Charlottetown (PE) C1A 8R4
Courriel :
Télécopieur : (902) 626-2532

3.  BONSHAW CEILIDH November 29 to Benefit Diabetes Association

The monthly Ceilidh/Concert in the beautiful Bonshaw Hills is set for 7-9 pm on Sunday, November 29th. Special guests are Herbie MacDonald and Fraser Squires, Tim Hamming and Ed Estabrooks, and singer, fiddler and stepdancer Paige LeClair.  There will also be open stage time, a 50/50 draw, lunch, and more! Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to the Canadian Diabetes Association, PEI Division.

The evening’s program is the at Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, in Bonshaw (next to the Bonshaw Hall, which is undergoing renovations), and will begin at 6 pm with a special presentation by a PEI representative of the Canadian Diabetes Association.  For more information, please contact 675-4093 or Sheldon MacNevin at 675-2855. Please note, there will be no Ceilidh in December, as usual.

4.  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 and Cornwall sales have already happened.

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 contact Shelley MacEwen at 675-3519.


Community Events/Notices are forwarded to you by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. You will also find them posted shortly on our new blog, Women’s Equality PEI at

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

If you do not wish to receive this weekly community notice, please reply and let us know by typing – Unsubscribe – in the subject line.

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269


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