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1.  PEI Citizen Advocacy’s Move-a-thon coming up!

Hi Everyone,

Enjoy yourself and walk or move a gentle one kilometre down by the river and through the woods!

PEI Citizen Advocacy is holding its fundraiser Move-a-thon on Saturday, June 12th at 2 pm in the Robert Cotton Park in Stratford. There will be  food and drinks , musical entertainment and door prizes.

We would love your support and company. For a pledge sheet for those wanting to fund-raise, contact 566-3523. We would appreciate it if you could pass this information on to friends and co-workers. For more information call 566-3523.
Thank you very much.
from Everyone at PEI Citizen Advocacy

2.  New Resource for Families Dealing with Separation or Divorce

The Children’s Mental Health Network, a network of the PEI Children’s Secretariat, has developed a new resource kit to help inform parents and children and allow them to move forward in the best interest of the family, most specifically, the children when dealing with separation or divorce. This resource kit creates awareness of approaches and strategies that focus on the best interest of the children.

The resource kit is available free of charge, while supplies last, to service providers and families across PEI, and will prepare families and especially young children for the emotional impact that separation and court will have on their lives.

The resource kit contains a variety of helpful materials, including:
*When Mom & Dad Divorce – A Kid’s Resource
*Tug of War – A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and Family Court
*Pamphlets – Children & Family Break-Up; Separation & Divorce; Children & Self-Esteem
*List of Family Resource Centers across Prince Edward Island

Project funding was made available through the Children’s Secretariat, PEI Education & Early Childhood Development.

For information about obtaining a FREE Resource Kit, contact:


3. Concert for Literacy – Support PEI Literacy Alliance

Here’s a way to support Island literacy and have a great evening out. Join us at our Concert for Literacy featuring Valdy, Catherine MacLellan and Mark Haines.

The performers are all donating their time, and all proceeds go to the PEI Literacy Alliance.

June 16, 7:00 pm at The Guild

Tickets are $30.00 and available at Guild box office. For more information call 368-3620.

4.  2010 Hilda Ramsay Day Fundraiser

with Michele Landsberg
“Articulate, tenacious, progressive and persuasive, award-winning Toronto
Star columnist Michele Landsberg is one of Canada’s best known feminists
and social justice activists.”– Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies,
University of Windsor

The Dunes Studio Gallery in Brackley Beach
Friday, June 18, 2010

6:30 pm cash bar reception
7:30 p.m. ‘Moveable Feast’ buffet

Silent & live auction with auctioneer
Dr. Fiona Papps

Silver tickets $55 (includes $20 tax receipt)
Gold tickets $75 (includes $40 tax receipt)

For tickets or information, call New Democrat Party office 892-1930 or email

Funds support New Democrat women candidates.



1.    New Exhibition

The Acadian Museum of PEI, in Miscouche, has just openend a new exhibition entitled, Hooked Rugs by Island Acadians: Keeping the Tradition Alive”.

It features over 60 hooked rugs by 21 Acadian artisans from across the Island. These wonderful rugs, a kaleidoscope of colours and designs, are truly a feast for the eyes!

The exhibition will be on display until October 31, 2010. Information: (902) 432-2880.

2. “Getting Started”: Running in Municipal Elections

Over the next 3 years, the PEI Coalition for Women in Government will be providing a series of skills-building workshops for women interested in running for elected office.

Municipal elections for Charlottetown, Summerside, Stratford, and Cornwall are coming up on November 1, 2010 and with this in mind, the first “Mini-Campaign school” will focus on running for municipal office.

This day-long session, being held on Saturday, June 5, will give participants the opportunity to connect with successful women candidates and learn about putting together a campaign, communicating with voters, Elections PEI regulations, and getting the vote out.

Women interested in running for elected office or in actively supporting a women candidate can register on-line at

For more information contact:
Sandy Kowalik

3.  PRH Workshop offered by Sr. Myrna Aylward May 2010

Growing in Self-Confidence
Greater self-confidence is something that we all desire for ourselves.  In this workshop we takes a look at areas of our lives where we feel confident and self-assured, and areas where we do not. Then we will try to determine how we can become more confident, so as to live freely in all areas of our lives.  Date:   Wednesday, May 26. Time: 7:00-9:00 pm.  Cost:  $25.00.
Contact: 902 892-6585

4.  Transformational Journal Writing Workshop

PEI School of the Arts
Gulf Shore School, overlooking the fishing village and beach of North Rustico
July 5 – 9, 2010
Facilitated by Dianne Hicks Morrow
Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul (non-fiction) and Long Reach Home (poetry)

This workshop will help you write new material in your own true voice, in a lively way that will keep you writing long after you go home. You will be given tools to develop your writing voice, whether or not you already keep a journal. Workshop participants will also explore ways to transform their new or old journal entries into other forms of writing of their choice such as: memoir, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and/or plays. Participants will have the opportunity to read their writing for group feedback, using agreed-upon guidelines.  Registration fee is $300 for the 30 hours. The workshop is limited to the first ten registrants. For more information please go to or contact

5.  PEIBWA Workshops

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
Generating Positive Publicity
Presented By:  Lori Mayne, writer, educator, professional communicator, and former journalist

Do you cringe when a reporter calls? Do you wonder why your business doesn’t get coverage from local media?  This session will give you tips on dealing effectively with the media and generating positive publicity for your business. You will learn how to attract media coverage, identify potential media opportunities, craft a press release, and direct a media interview.

Location:       Rodd Royalty Inn, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway), Charlottetown
Date:            Tuesday, June 15, 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, June 11, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside
Today’s Telephone Etiquette
Presented By:  Mary Jane Copps, The Phone Lady

Approximately one out of every five business phone calls made each day in North America loses a company money.  Some of these phone calls could belong to you.  In our over-achieving, endless to-do-list, hectic business life, we are neglecting our most powerful communications and marketing tool – the telephone.  And our ability to establish and maintain long-term relationships with customers is being compromised.

The Phone Lady will introduce you to the psychology of a phone call – how each element of the call contributes to the growth and branding of your business.  From answering the phone to leaving messages and from active listening to subtle interviewing, these essential telephone skills are a must-have for anybody and everybody.

When you improve your ability to communicate effectively on the phone, you increase your productivity, expand your customer base and contribute to positive brand awareness.

Location:       Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:           Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time:            12 noon – 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, June 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Alberton
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 that 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:       CBDC West Prince Ventures, 455 Main Street, Alberton
Date:          Wednesday, June 30
Time:            12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost:            $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040. Registration deadline:  Monday, June 28, 2010 at 4:00 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.


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
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269


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