Community Notices


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1.    Montreal Massacre Memorial Services/ Events

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 – 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.  Research Symposium – November 30

The Institute of Island Studies is very pleased to welcome our southern research partner, anthropologist Manuel Munoz, who come to us from the Williche Council of Chiefs and ARCIS University, Chiloe Island, Chile.

You are invited to attend

We are People of the Island

a Research Symposium concerning PEI and Chiloe Islands
featuring the following presentations….

Dr Irene Novaczek, Institute of Island Studies: Introduction to Island Studies in Chiloe and PEI; and
Social and cultural microenterprise on Chiloe

Dolores LeVangie, Institute of Island Studies: Traditional Knowledge of Seaplants for Food and Medicine by Williche and Mi’kmaq peoples

Abigail Vasquez, Institute of Island Studies: Attitudes of indigenous youth to marine resources, fisheries and aquaculture : Chiloe and PEI

Manuel Munoz, Williche Council of Chiefs and ARCIS University, Chiloe Island, Chile: The culture and cosmology of the Williche people of Chiloe

Venue: Faculty Lounge, Main Building UPEI
Time: 2:00 – 4:30  PM
Date: Monday, 30 November

All welcome!
Refreshments will be served

sponsored by the Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and the Faculty of Arts, UPEI.

3.  Ten Thousound Villages Sale – Dec 1-3, UPEI Campus

The UPEI Ten Thousand Villages Sale will be held Dec. 1, 2, and 3 at McDougall Hall. This is a large Fair Trade Craft sale sponsored by UPEI and WUSC helping craftspeople in developing countries build sustainable communities. We are still in need of faculty, staff, or student volunteers to help with the sale, either with set-up Monday evening, during sales (2 hours shifts between 9AM and 8PM), and pack-up Thursday afternoon. If you can spare a few hours, please contact John Burka at or 566-0810. Thank you.

4.   An Invitation from P.E.I. People First!!

People First Group Writes for Change

You are invited to the release of a collection of stories, called “Writing for Change”, on Thursday, December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, at the offices of the P.E.I. Council for People with Disabilities, 5 Lower Malpeque Road in Charlottetown.  The stories are a result of a project, sponsored by the Charlottetown Rotary Club Literacy Foundation, that brought together a group of People First members with writer Vian Emery for a day-long workshop in November.

Telling stories is a big part of People First, a group that is all about empowering people with intellectual disabilities to speak for themselves, and to make their own choices.  Over the years the group has produced newsletters, plays, films and made countless presentations based on their personal stories.  By sharing their experiences, their hopes and their dreams, they aim to change attitudes and dispel some common myths that have kept people with intellectual disabilities on the margins of society.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is meant to create awareness of the issues and policies that stop men and women with disabilities from enjoying their basic human rights.  Far too many people with disabilities, in Prince Edward Island and around the world, are isolated from their communities, living in institutions, or don’t have access to community supports and jobs.  At the same time there is a growing recognition of the diverse contributions that men and women with disabilities have made and continue to make in their communities, especially if they are provided with appropriate support.  Projects such as “Writing for Change” make us thing about the common threads in all of our lives, and recognize that people with intellectual disabilities  are people with the same rights as everyone else; to have a job, to have a good place to live and to do more things in life.

Writing for Change will be launched at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the P.E.I. Council for People with Disabilities, 5 Lower Malpeque Road, Unit 2 in the Landmark Plaza.  Please call 892-8989 for more information.

Please call Barb Fanning or Ann Wheatley at 892-8989 for more information.

5.  PEIBWA Workshops

Lunch and Learn – Montague

Tips to Save Money on Travel

Presented by:  Tracey Allen, TPI – Travel Places

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, there are a number of ways to save on your travel costs.  In this Lunch and Learn session, Tracey will show you how to:

* Secure the best airfare
* Use your air mile/loyalty programs
* Utilize the free offers from travel supplier
* Chose the most cost effective travel insurance
* Pack so you don’t have to pay extra fees – especially important for travel to trade shows.
Location:       Active Communities, 540 Main Street, Montague
Date:            Friday, December 4, 2009
Time:            12 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:            $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at Registration deadline:  Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 4 pm.

Lunch and Learn – Summerside

A Resolution that Works!

Presented by: Sherry Pelkey, Get Real

Boost Your Business in 2010 with one achievable, realistic strategy that has been proven to work.  In less than one hour, you will be able to commit to a resolution you can really live with, whether it’s achieving more sales, creating harmony for your life/work or influencing employees.  Come with an open mind and learn how one action can help you get real results.  Sherry will share a simple tool that can make your 2010 the best ever.

Location:       Loyalist Country Inn, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:            Thursday, December 10, 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, December 8, 2009 at 4 pm.

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown

FearLESS.  SellMORE.

Presented by:  Sherry Pelkey, Get Real

Explore the first step in getting the real results you and your customer can live with.  We will look at the good, bad and ugly of fear and see how being your real self when working with your current and potential customer/clients can lead to a more productive sales process and less stress!  This session will help you discover that you won’t lose, whatever the outcome.

Location:       Maritime Room, Rodd Royalty Inn, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway)
Date:            Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time:            12 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:            $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at Registration deadline:  Friday, December 11, 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.

6.   New emails and a Move

Department of Education & Early Childhood Development staff which were located at the Sherwood Business Centre has relocated Monday to the Aubin-Arsenault building at 3 Brighton Road.

We also have new emails … following is a list of those changes:

Melanie Melanson
Kanda Lannigan
Cathy McCormack
Alaina Roche O’Keefe
Danielle Rochon
Andrea Rogers
Sorcha Parker
Brenda Goodine

Brenda has joined her Bridges Team Coworkers at West Kent School.

7.  UPEI Bookstore Annual Christmas Sale Starts Monday

From Monday, November 23 until Saturday, December 5 save 20% on all regularly priced clothing, giftware and office supplies. We ask you to please pass this along to your friends and family who may want to take advantage at this time of year. Bookstore gift cards make a great gift too.


1.   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.

The presentation is funded by the National Farmers Foundation.

2.   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

3.   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

4.  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.

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.

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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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