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1. Brown Bag Luncheon on Wednesday- Readings from Beyond Silence: Voices of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, March 31st,  12:00-1:00 p.m.
Confederation Centre Library

Brown bag lunch : Readings from Beyond Silence: Voices of Childhood Sexual Abuse by members of SAGE, who will speak to the process of writing the book, prevention of sexual abuse through education, and partnerships in the community. The Honourable Janice Sherry, Minister of Community Services. Seniors and Labour, with responsibility for the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, will be in attendance. Refreshments will be provided.

2. Presentations on Pesticide-Free Lawn Care

With the new restrictions on lawn pesticides coming into effect in April 2010, those wishing to learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without pesticides are invited to attend one of the public presentations by Paul Tukey, author of “The Organic Lawn Care Manual”. Mr Tukey is an experienced lawn care professional who switched to organic methods in 1994 when he became ill from pesticides.  (

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Copies of the book The Organic Lawn Care Mannual will be for sale for $25

Presentation Schedule

Friday April 9th

Evening presentation 7-9 pm.
Location:  Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Dr

Saturday April 10th

Afternoon presentation 2-4 pm.
Location: Farm Centre, 420 University Ave

Monday Apr 12
Evening presentation 7-9pm
Location:  Kaylee Hall, 2316 Georgetown Rd (Rte 3), Pooles Corner

Sponsored by the PEI Environmental Health Co-op and  the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry

For more information call 675-4093 or email


Film Presentation, April 10, 2010

Viewing of the film A Chemical Reaction
Discussion following with narrator Paul Tukey
Saturday April 10th
7:30-9:30 pm.
UPEI, Duffy Amphitheatre, 550 University Ave
(Free parking on campus after 6pm)

Centered on the small town of Hudson, Quebec, the first municipality in North America to ban common lawn and garden pesticides nearly two decades ago, the 80-minute film explores a landmark case decided in the Canadian Supreme Court in 2001. After the Court’s 9-0 verdict against the billion-dollar lawn care giant then known as ChemLawn, many Canadian municipalities and provinces followed Hudson’s lead and enacted pesticide bans of their own.  “Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on advertising to convince us that we need these toxic products to keep our landscapes looking good,” said Tukey. “This movie blows the lid off that notion. Twenty years after the ban, the properties in Hudson, Quebec, still look great. Its children are healthier; its water is cleaner. Everyone should follow suit.”

The trailer is available at
Admission by donation, $10 suggested

Copies of Mr Tukey’s book “The Organic Lawn Care Manual” will be for sale for $25.   Copies of the DVD “A Chemical Reaction” will be available for $20

Sponsored by the PEI Environmental Health Co-op and the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry.  For more information call 675-4093 or email

3.  Monday 12 April: Institute of Island Studies

Bring your sandwich and join us for a lunch and learn session on

Change and its impacts on family farming

By Visiting scholar Dr Linda Price, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Date:    Monday April 12, 2010

Time:    noon – 1PM

Location:  Main Building Faculty Lounge, UPEI

Dr Price is writing a book on family farming, belonging, stress and change which will feature stories from Prince Edward Island. Her presentation will review her most recent research on rural support networks. She is particularly interested in the changing nature of rural communities and how family farm individuals are dealing with this change.

4.  The final configuration in the 2009/10 series of Arts Mixers at The Guild unfolds on April 28 at 4pm.

This event continues to grow in number and scope as artists from all genres participate either as a presenter or as patrons. The mixer is an informal social gathering providing a networking opportunity with artists to learn about new and upcoming events, meet new & established artists on the arts scene and find out what is going on in the arts community of PEI.

Presenters for April include Turquoise Shed (reinvented furniture with a eco-friendly finish) with Carly & Melissa, Tania Doucete promoting a new gallery opening during the summer of 2010 on Malpeque Road, Hester MacIsaac showcasing paint in acrylic, Carol Little (poet & novelist), Kele Redmond from Heart Centered Productions, and Renee Laprise showcasing mixed media, witchy art, abstract.

The free event is co-presented by The Buzz, Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors and The Guild.  It is open to the public, however limited to those 19 years of age and over.

Anyone interested in presenting for future mixers can sign up on-site or contact Aaron Murphy, Event Liaison, for more information at 368-4479 or

For more information on The Guild, The Gallery@The Guild or a list of current and upcoming events, visit or call the box office at 620-3333.  The Guild is a non-profit cultural arts centre located at the corner of Richmond and Queen Streets in downtown Charlottetown.

5.  Attention all parents who have girls ~ BeYOUty Boot Camp PD Day Special!

All Girls ages 9-12 are invited to BeYOUty Boot Camp – Friday April 9th PD Day! Save $20
Just imagine giving your daughter the gift of confidence, health, self acceptance and empowerment. Now you can!

BeYOUty Boot Camp provides a fun filled day of basics designed for young girls and their developing self esteem. Imagine…your daughter venturing on a journey of self discovery that will inspire her to have the confidence to love and accept who she is…

Now, that’s what I call BeYOUtyful!

Camp Activities

* Group discussions
* Group activities for learning and understanding what real BeYOUty is
* BeYOUty Bubbles
* Creating Book of BeYOUty
* Circle of BeYOUty
* letting go of negativity
* Freedom lessons and activities
* Think Feel Be… lessons
* Just Be…Relaxation techniques
* How to Be… Healthy, Strong and Vibrant by learning how to make Kelly’s Famous “Go Green Smoothie!”
* and….PD Day Camp Treat Spa Party! using Kelly`s at home Go Green beauty products. Girls will be pampered from head to toe!

BeYOUty Camp Outline & Fee
*Program fee regular price $50 per girl *Special PD Day Camp price only $30 for the day!
*Girls to take packed HEALTHY lunch
*Snacks are provided which include `Go Green Smoothies“ and Fruit Kabobs!
*Girls are to dress in comfortable clothing
*please leave all electronic devises at home!
*when registering please advise on any allergies

*Pre Registration ONLY! a max of 15 girls to this camp and space is limited!
*Email or Call To book your space
*Payment will be accepted on the day of camp, and is accepted in cash or check only
*Registration deadline is Monday April 5th

Camp Hours
*Registration begins 8:30am to 8:50 am
*Camp begins at 9am sharp!
*Camp ends at 4pm sharp!
Kelly Clements-Gennis
Empowerment Guide & BeYOUty Mentor
Think Feel Be
Weight Loss*Beauty*Empowerment
Programs for Women & Girls
102 QUEEN St. 2nd Floor, Suite #6

6.   ProfitLearn PEI presents: HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series

(build YOUR business idea into reality)


* Experienced trainer – business owner/mentor, Bill Martin
* Convenience  –  held in evenings and on Saturdays
* Practical  information  – things you need to know
* Personalized  – around YOUR business ideas & issues
* Interactive discussion –  what makes a business work

DATES:     April 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24
LOCATION:  Hunter River United Church Hall
TIME:      Tuesdays: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshop Price: $249 +GST each or $400 + GST for two people from the same family or business venture  (Includes workshop sessions, all-inclusive resource binder, lunch on Saturdays)

Register today by contacting ProfitLearn PEI    1-800-270-4795   More details on ProfitLearn PEI Website:



1.   Bonshaw Ceilidh

Bonshaw’s monthly ceilidh is Sunday March 28th at the Bonshaw Community Centre (next to the Bonshaw Hall at the bridge) in the afternoon from 2-4 pm.  Our regulars welcome special guests: singer Aaron Waite (featured in The January Buzz p. 41 ‘Country Prose’ ), fine fiddler Matthew Reid from Donagh, and fancy stepdancer and singer Paige LeClair from New Haven. There is a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time.

Admission by donation with this month’s proceeds going to support the renovations on the Bonshaw Hall.

Please note that the April 25th Ceilidh will be in the Bonshaw Hall from 7-9pm with proceeds to the Parkinson Society. We continue there on the last Sunday of every month right up to November.

For more information please call 675-2855, 675-4282, 675-4093

2.  Bingo for Citizen Advocacy

All friends of PEI Citizen Advocacy,


On Tuesday, March 30th, 7.00 p.m. PEI Citizen Advocacy’s annual prize bingo fundraiser will take place at Bingo Country on Riverside Drive…..with prizes valued at over $3,000 .

This is a fun evening for everyone, even if you’ve never played bingo before! The celebrity caller will be KIRK MACKINNON of Ocean 100.

Only $20 for admission and cards. Please come along, have a lot of fun and support a great cause!

For more information call Rosalind at 566-3523 or email at

3.  Survey on Parent Perspectives of Early Intervention Services in the Atlantic Provinces

The Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs in partnership with Mount Saint Vincent University and Memorial University has recently been involved in the development of a research study concerning parental perspectives of Early Intervention Services in the Atlantic Provinces.

While originally the data collection process was anticipated to be completed by February, 2010, the research survey will remain open until the end of March, 2010. The survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and may be completed online at, over the telephone or by mail. All information obtained is confidential and private. The goal of the survey is to obtain information concerning the access, use and impact of Early Intervention Services throughout the Atlantic Provinces to aid future parents of children with special needs.

If you have any additional questions concerning the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Emily King, Site Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs at 902-457-6585 or e-mail

4.  PEI Conference “Contemporary Issues in Child & Adult Sexual Abuse”

The Provincial Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee is pleased to announce a conference entitled: “Contemporary Issues in Child & Adult Sexual Abuse”

The conference which will be held May 6 & 7, 2010 at the Rodd Charlottetown will focus on the following three themes :
Child Sexual Exploitation & The Internet, Working with Survivors of Sexualized Violence in Canada’s Ethno-cultural Communities, and Understanding the Physical and Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault.

Registration Fee:  $75.00
Registration Deadline:  April 16, 2010
Seating is limited so please register early.
(single day registration is not available)

For More Information Contact:  Marya DesRoches at

5. PEIBWA Workshops

Workshop in Partnership with Profit Learn PEI & Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce

Market Research

Presented by:  Cam Beck, Beck Consulting Group

Do you really know what makes your customers tick?  This workshop offers a practical hands-on approach to market research for small business operators.  You will learn tools, tips and strategies for indentifying:

* Who your customers are
* Where they live
* What/when/how they buy
* Why they will buy from you rather than your competition
* And much more including the wonderful world of Statistics Canada information!

Location:       Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Time:            1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost:            $50 + GST

To register, please contact Kellyanne Roche at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (902) 628-2000 or by email at  Registration deadline:  Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 4 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside

Intellectual Property as a Tool for Innovation

Presenter: Cecile Klein, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Your intellectual property (IP) is one of your most valuable business assets.  When used strategically in your business, it can increase your competitiveness and allow you to reap numerous benefits.  But before you go any further, it is crucial you understand what IP really is. This presentation will introduce you to the basic principles of the Canadian IP system, administered for the most part by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and will show you how IP can become your best ally when integrated into your business.  Topics that will be covered are:  Patents, Trade-marks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs and Integrated Circuit Topography.

Location:  Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:      Thursday, April 8, 2010
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 or by phone at (902) 436-0386.  Registration deadline:  Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown

Workplace Wellness

Presented by:  Wendy Chappell, The Whole Way Health & Fitness Studio

The workplace is a favourable setting for promoting Active Living and Wellness, whether you have one employee or hundreds.  Discover why, through the presentation of some eye opening statistics, your workplace should promote a culture that values workers’ health and physiological needs.  Benefit from the time to explore the many options for addressing workplace wellness and get ideas about tweaking the initiatives you already have in place.   Enjoy some joint mobility exercises for your neck and your hands so your afternoon will be less stressful.

Location:    Active Communities, 540 Main Street, Montague
Date:        Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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:  Monday, April 19, 2010 at noon.

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.


Community Events and Notices are forwarded to you by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women for your information and interest.  The PEI Status of Women cannot guarantee the accuracy of notices or control re-postings, and does not necessarily endorse every notice or event posted.

For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, 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
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