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1.  Lung Transplant Fundraiser Event for Melissa MacPhail

Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 7:30pm – 12:30 am

Stratford Town Hall – Gymnasium

234 Shakespeare Drive

Various entertainers
7:30 – 9:30 – Allan MacDonald, Trevor McInnis, Buddy Longaphie, Mike Mooney, Vince Quen, Mae McIssac, MacDonald Sister, etc

Kids are welcome to first part of the evening 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

Dance at 10:00pm – THE DUNSFORDS

Melissa MacPhail has been living in Toronto awaiting a double lung transplant since January 2010. She is there with her mother Ann and her little boy Keegan. She must live within 2 hrs of Toronto General Hospital.
There is no set date for the transplant, it happens when a donor becomes available and many other factors. After the tranplant, there is another 3 month stay.

As most of you already know from the recent media exposure, PEI has recently developed a program for assistance for out of province transplant patients. This was indeed a relief to Melissa but it only covers a portion of the heavy monthly costs of living in Toronto. This benefit is to assist with her living expenses.

Come and join us for an evening of good entertainment and dancing.
Hope to see you there.

PARKDALE SHERWOOD LIONS CLUB are sponsoring the event.



1. Through the portal of nature into created worlds:  a writing workshop with Deirdre Kessler

U.P.E.I. Faculty Lounge, Main Building,
Wednesday, June 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The natural world will be the touchstone for a number of timed writing exercises presented during the workshop.

We will explore memory and experience, sudden insights and slow intuitive knowings.

Excerpts from the journals, novels, and poetry of L.M. Montgomery will provide inspiration and example, and specimens of late-June P.E. Island flora will provide sight, scent, and tactility to accompany aspects of the afternoon’s writing practice.

The workshop is open to writers at all levels of development who are interested in life writing, poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or children’s stories.

To register, contact:
Cynthia Dennis ( or
Katherine MacDonald (
or call 902-628-4346

Deirdre Kessler is a Charlottetown-based writer and teacher. Her collection of poetry, AFTERNOON HORSES, was published in October 2009. Deirdre Kessler received the UPEI 2010 Merit Award for Teaching Excellence by a Sessional Lecturer. She teaches creative writing, children’s literature, and a course on L.M. Montgomery with the English Department of the University of Prince Edward Island. She is author of five novels and six picture books for children, including the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award-winning BRUPP RIDES AGAIN and LOBSTER IN MY POCKET.  Her adult short stories and poems have been published in a  number of collections, including _Gifts to Last_ (Goose Lane) and _Landmarks: An Anthology
of New Atlantic Canadian Poetry of the Land_ (Acorn Press).

For further information about the facilitator:

2.  An Evening of “ME FIRST” June 24, 2010 – treat yourself to an evening featuring award winning Canadian author Betty Healey.

Betty will discuss the important themes in her most recent book “ME FIRST – If I Should Wake Before I Die” :
– placing yourself back on your own priority list
– becoming clear on what it is you want from life
– learning to set appropriate boundaries with others
– stepping into unlimited personal power… and more….

Join Betty and friends at Beanz Espresso Bar & Café, 35 University Avenue, Charlottetown on June 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM for an evening that will be part storytelling and part discussion followed by a book signing.

For more information contact Joan – or ((02) 569-3944


One Day Retreat – ME FIRST – If I Should Wake Before I Die

Friday, June 25, 2010 or  Saturday June 26 (Filled)
– 8:30AM – 4:30 PM
– Meet & Greet @ 8:00 AM.

Through the ME FIRST experience you will:
– Journey through The Seven Directions of Awakening
– Set clear intentions regarding what you want/what is perfect for you
– Learn the practice of selfness
– Develop your Personal Guidance System (PGS)
– Learn to see yourself through the practice of Acknowledgement

Retreat Facilitators – Betty Healey & Jim Healey,
Location: Mermaid, PEI (directions provided with registration)
Retreat Cost: – Before June 15, 2010 – $149
After June 15 – $179 (Registration fee is non-refundable)
Program includes ME FIRST book, journal, lunch and snacks

To register or for information contact Joan at or (902) 569-3944

3.  You  are invited to

PEI Citizen Advocacy’s
Annual General Meeting

An update on Guardianship and Supported Decision Making Legislation on PEI in light of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with Donna Langille of the Community Legal Information Association

And a panel of self advocates talking about decision making

7.00 p.m.  Wednesday, June 23rd
Murphy’s Community Centre
200 Richmond St. Charlottetown

Everyone welcome!    wheelchair accessible
If you need a ride, call the CA office at 566-3523

4. Workshop and Curriculum Fair – Homeschooling

Parents interested in learning more about homeschooling are invited to a workshop and curriculum fair hosted by home educators on PEI on Saturday, June 12, from 9AM to 2:30PM. The event takes place at the Charlottetown Christian Reformed Church, 155 Mount Edward Road. Admission is by donation to defray hall rental.

Registration starts at 9AM, the sessions start at 9:15 and topics include provincial regulations and getting started tips.

There will also be new curriculum for sale and a used book/curriculum sale. Refreshments will be served.

PEI’s homeschooling community is small, but diverse and inclusive! Come find out more and have your questions answered about one of the most important decisions you can make regarding your family.

For more information call Chris at 675-2239 or Gertrude at 629-1755.

5.  Celebrate Seniors’ Month!

Vision of the Rights of Older Persons
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day committee and the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat invite all Islanders to attend a free public event on the rights of older persons on Tuesday June 15, 10:00am to 12:00noon at St. Eleanors Community Centre.
To register call 1-866-770-0588


Call for Nominations: PEI Senior Islanders of the Year Award
The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat invites Islanders to celebrate the many contributions of older adults by nominating a community member as a PEI Senior Islander of the Year. This award will be presented on October 1 and is intended to recognize contributions in many areas including: career achievements, fund-raising, community activities, education, fitness/recreation and artistic achievement. Nominations are due on August 1.  Call 1-866-770-0588 for a nomination form or visit

For information:

Catherine Freeze MEd RD CDE
Seniors Policy Advisor
Department of Community Services, Seniors and Labour
11 Kent Street, 2nd Floor Jones
Charlottetown, PEI

6.  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

7.  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.

8.   2010 Hilda Ramsay Day Fundraiser

with Michelle 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.

9.  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.


Profit Learn Workshop- Stanley Bridge
Customer Service for Front-Line Staff
Presenter: Bill Martin

Exceptional customer service will help you win and keep well-satisfied customers. Excellent experiences in your business bring customers back and give them good things to tell about you. Front-line staff should flock to this workshop. Learn about: techniques to connect with your customers, who your customers are, what quality service means, dealing with difficult customers, and much more.

Location:       Stanley Bridge Country Resort, Stanley Bridge
Date:            Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Time:            1:30pm- 4:30pm
Cost:            $52.50 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Jessica Bradley by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at  Registration deadline: Tuesday June 22, 2010 at 4:00pm.

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.

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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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