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1.  Voluntary Resource Centre

Annual General Meeting

When: 5:00 pm, Monday

June 28, 2009

Where: St. Paul’s Church Hall

203 Richmond St, Charlottetown

We will begin the evening with a potluck supper.  Come and enjoy supper and some conversation with other VRC members.  The business meeting will follow at 5:30.  Everyone welcome.

2.    Introductory Workshop

Sunday, July 4,  9 am to 1 pm


Led by Adela Gorodzinsky, M.Ed, CBT, CCC, CTP,   Senior Trager Practitioner, Tutor, and Mentastics®  Teacher

This 4-Hour INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP will give you the opportunity to:

– Learn the principles of Trager, its indications and contra-indications

– Experience Mentastics (gentle movement explorations method)

– Listen to the story of the origin of Trager

– Experience working with each other in the Trager way: What can be lighter……..?


This workshop fulfills one of the two pre-requisites

for entry into the Trager Certification program

Place:   The Path,  344  University Ave, Charlottetown
Registration: $60
For further info: or (519) 642 – 1966
6 spaces remain.



1.  BREATH STROKES – For Healthy Lungs

Charlottetown, PEI – On March 29, 2009, Barb McNeill lost a dear friend, Arlene Lefurgey (nee Whelan) to lung disease.  Arlene was the youngest of six.  She adored her family and was a great friend to many people.  Arlene worked at Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown until her illness made it impossible.  She suffered from an autoimmune disease called Dermatomyositis that attacked the connective tissue in her body and eventually attacked her lungs as well.  She died just three days before her fifty-first birthday.  On July 24th her friends and family will swim for her and those struggling to take a breath.

“When I swam the channel, there were many moments when catching my breath was hard…when I didn’t think I could carry on.  Back then I never thought about those for whom taking a single breath is harder than swimming the English Channel,” says well-known long distance swimmer and coach, Barb McNeill.  Barb made the decision to plan the Breath Strokes Relay in memory of Arlene with money raised going to the PEI Lung Association for its programs and services.

“Breath Strokes Relay is a fun team event.  As a team, we swim as many lengths as we can in 30 minutes to honour those people who can’t – because, for them, taking a breath is a daily challenge.  There will be food, fun, and music.  So join us, play in the leisure pool and on the slide, and watch while we take our “breath strokes”, encourages McNeill.

The Breath Strokes Relay will take place on July 24th (10:00 am – 12:00 noon) at the Credit Union Place in Summerside. Your support is genuinely appreciated.

For more information on the Breath Strokes Relay or to pledge a swimmer, visit the PEI Lung Association website at

2.    PEI Status of Women Council Vacancy

Are you committed to women’s equality? Are you interested in bringing the equality issues and concerns of your community to government’s attention and in helping guide the PEI Status of Women Council in its work? This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

In December 2010, three of nine Council member positions will be vacant. Government will appoint women to Council who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s equality who represent the regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity of PEI women, including groups such as women of colour, young, lesbian, Aboriginal, Francophone, low income, senior women or women with a disability.

Applications to sit on Council can be made through Participate PEI, administered by the Executive Council Office. Beginning September 2010, applications must be received 2 months before a vacancy. Applications are available on-line at or call the Executive Council Office at (902) 368-4502.

The PEI Status of Women Council works for equality and supports women’s full and active participation in social, legal, cultural, economic, and political spheres of life. The Council began in 1975 as an Order-In-Council. In 1988, it received full legislative standing with the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. It is an arms-length provincial government advisory agency, serving as a bridge between community and government. Council meets six times a year.

A visit to the Status of Women website at will give you a glimpse of some of the work the Council has been doing in recent years. In addition to making recommendations to government in policy and legislation to benefit the lives of Island women, girls and their families, Council initiates and participates in events and projects that benefit women.

One of Council’s most public initiatives is the annual Purple Ribbon Campaign, to raise awareness about violence against women and children. Council also partners with many groups including the Working Group for a Livable Income, the planning committee for International Women’s Day, the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention and the PEI Victim Services Advisory Board.

If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, please email or call (902) 368-4510.

3.   PEIBWA Workshops

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.

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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