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1.  News Conference to Launch “Stomp Out Violence Run”

Charlottetown, PEI – Mayor Clifford Lee and Dr. Roz’s Healing Place are hosting a news conference to launch PEI’s leg of The Stomp Out Violence Cross Country Run. The event aims to create awareness about the impact of violence on individuals, communities and society-at-large. Runners will complete a 20km run beginning and ending at Joe Ghiz Park through Confederation Trail. The Charlottetown run is one of eight being held in cities across Canada in April.

When: Monday, April 19– 11:00 am
Where: The Parkdale Room, City Hall, 199 Queen St.
Speakers:   – Mayor Clifford Lee
– Isabelle Christian, Chair, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
– Dr. Roz Roach, Executive Director of Dr. Roz’s Healing Place

About Dr. Roz’s Healing Place
Dr. Roz’s Healing Place is a centre for empowerment and healing that works towards the eradication of violence against women and their children locally, nationally and globally. Through the delivery of innovative programs and services Dr. Roz’s Healing Place helps empower victims and survivors of violence to make positive changes through the cultivation of a holistic lifestyle. For more information, visit  Besides creating awareness to violence against women, the runs are raising funds for the $4 million required to establish The Changa House – National Youth Centre for Change in Scarborough, Ontario. The Youth Centre will provide long-term programming for Canadian youth and youth-at-risk.

For more information please contact:  Millicent Redway, Dr. Roz’s Healing Place: 416-264-0823

2.  East Point/Souris Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale

Kingsboro Baptist Church, 3055 East Point Rd., is hosting a sale of beautiful, fairly-traded gifts benefitting artisans from more than 30 Developing countries  to be held Friday, April 23rd, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Admission is free.  The gifts you buy will give the blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life for struggling families around the world. For more information call the Church at 357-2753.

3.  Parent Education and Support Think Tank – May 12, 2010

The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention, and the Children’s Secretariat on Healthy Child Development, invite you to a Think Tank on Parent Education and Support.

When: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Rodd Royalty Inn (Courtyard), Trans Canada Highway, Charlottetown
What: This will be a highly interactive day, with maximum opportunity for learning from each other. Facilitated discussions will be held to understand, build support, and take first steps toward a comprehensive approach to support and educate parents and caregivers. Please see the attached flyer for more detail.
How: Please RSVP to Cindy Ferguson at 368-5967 or by Monday, April 26th.

You are encouraged to share this notice with those who you feel would be interested in attending this event.  We hope to see you on May 12th.

Philip Smith and Sarah Henry, for the Parent Education and Support Working Group

4.  Breakfast and Banter with Very Interesting Persons

returns on
Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts

This is the Voluntary Resource Council (VRC)’s third annual
fundraiser and we hope you’ll join us.  The Voluntary Resource Council
operates the Voluntary Resource Centre, a home for numerous small
community organizations.  Breakfast & Banter with VIPs is the only
annual VRC fundraising event.  The funds raised by the event are
essential to the continued operation of the VRC.

Tickets are $30.00 each and charitable receipts will be issued for
$15.00, and for all donations of $10.00 or more.

Charlottetown’s own Wade Lynch will be Master of Ceremonies.  Our 20
confirmed Very Interesting People include:  Peter Richards, David
Morrison, David Daughton, Austin Maclin, Jamie Gallant, Fiona Papps,
Laurie Brinklow, Shawn McCardle, Jeff Davidson, Joan Savage, Andrew
Sprague, Patrick Ledwell, John Barrett, Adam MacIsaac, Sally Goddard,
Mireille Eagan, Trish Cheverie, Keith Milligan, Ann Thurlow and Regis

We hope this year’s event will be even more successful and more fun!
The Confederation Centre of the Arts has promised to provide an
excellent breakfast buffet.  Silent and live auctions of art, crafts,
and other items donated by VRC supporters will add to the fun!

Tickets are available at the
Voluntary Resource Centre, 81 Prince St., Charlottetown, 368-7337.

5.  PEIBWA Workshops

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.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside
Social Media Marketing
Presented by:  Kerry-Anne MacDougall, Insight Marketing

Social Media Marketing is the fastest growing movement in marketing today. You’ve heard about it and maybe even attempted it.  Social Media Marketing is no longer just a buzz word, but an important component in your marketing strategy and by this time next year, a vital part of that strategy.  The biggest mistake that businesses make is to jump in without the proper understanding of how it works.  Join Kerry-Anne MacDougall of Insight Marketing for this up-close look at what exactly social media marketing is, some of the more popular tools and sites available and most importantly, how to use it to engage your audience.

Location:   Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:       Thursday, May 6, 2010
Time:       12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:       $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by phone at (902) 436-0386 or by e-mail at    Registration deadline:  Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
Impromptu Speaking: It’s Essential!
Presented by:  Gertrude DeBoer, Toast Masters PEI

We all know people who can get up in front of any group of people and speak, seemingly effortlessly. They are also the people who get things done, who advance in their careers, and who seem to have an edge over those who are less secure in their communication skills.  You can become one of those who speak freely. You, too, can develop the necessary skills to help you advance in the business world and have better communication with your clients. Join us and learn tips on thinking quickly and speaking freely.

Location:   Rodd Royalty Inn, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway), Charlottetown
Date:       Tuesday, May 18, 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:  Friday, May 14, 2010 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.



1. 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.


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.

Notices will also be posted shortly on our blog, Women’s Equality PEI at .

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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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