Community Notices


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1.   Interested in Homeschooling?

Parents in the western end of the province who are interested in learning more about homeschooling are invited to a workshop hosted by home educators on PEI,

on Monday, August 9th, from 6PM to 9PM.  The event takes place at the Sobey’s Community Room, 475 Granville Street, Summerside.

Admission is by donation to defray handout costs.

Registration starts at 6PM, the sessions start at 6:15, and topics include provincial regulations and getting started tips.

There will also be new curriculum for sale, and 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.

2.    Rock Barra Artist Retreat Events

Rock Barra Artist Retreat presents Northside Legends in Story and Song, hosted by Teresa Doyle,  Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Join songwriters and local storytellers in Rock Barra’s intimate beach-side concert setting. This week’s guest, Colette Cheverie, Rollo Bay’s own songstress, and friends. Upcoming concerts feature, Tim Chaisson, Henry Chapin, Mark Hains, and October Browne. Audience is encouraged to tell their own yarns, bring photos, artifacts to share with musicians, they just might end up in a song. Rock Barra Artist Retreat is located North of Souris on route 16, civic number 211.Tickets are $10. For more information visit or e-mail


Rock Barra Artist Retreat invites you to join Teresa Doyle’s Sound Yoga and Vocal Technique retreat beginning Friday, August 6 till Sunday, August 8. Special guests include, October Browne, award winning guitarist and Shivon Robinsong, who conducts a three hundred member choir. Weekend focuses on exploring vocal technique, sound healing and The Yoga of Sound developed by South Indian Russill Paul, which Doyle has been a student of for two years. For more info call me at 902-838-2973 or email Rock Barra Artist Retreat is located North of Souris on route 16, civic number 211. Visit


Rock Barra Artist Retreat invites you to join co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, Martin Rutte on Sunday, August 15 from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Rutte’s Project Co-Creating Heaven on Earth is a day long workshop exploring his global framework to address the desire for a world that works. There is a longing to end the recurring problems of the planet like hunger, disease, poverty & environmental degradation. Join Mr. Rutte to delve into how you can build a much better world. To register, email Martin or call (902) 675-2538. Rock Barra Artist Retreat is located North of Souris on route 16, civic number 211.For more information visit

3.   Women’s Worlds 2011


Are you engaged in research and/or advocacy relating to women’s equality, women’s rights, women’s empowerment?

Then you should know about Women’s Worlds 2011, a place where we can all connect and converse. The conversation includes you.

The 30th anniversary of this international and interdisciplinary global feminist conference will take place in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada from 3-7 July of 2011.

Until September 15, 2010, we are accepting proposals from academia, the community level, and everywhere in between — groups, individuals, coalitions, networks, teams.

We hope you will ANSWER THE CALL.

This event will bring together academics, advocates, researchers, policy-makers, workers, activists, and artists of all ages from around the world under the theme “Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world”.

For more information:

4.   Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities – August 17 – 20, 2010

My name is Alanna James, and I am the Event Coordinator for the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI), a curriculum-based learning institute to be held August 17th to 20th on the UPEI campus. The ASI, whose theme this year is “Innovation and Collaboration: Building Resilient Communities,” draws together speakers, presenters, and participants from a variety of sectors related to health and safety, including social and economic development, crime prevention and community safety, health and safety promotion, and environmental sustainability. One of our featured events this year is our “Resilient Communities Day Tour,” a visit to three communities here on PEI that have displayed innovation and resiliency in the face of challenging circumstances. This visit will take place on Tuesday, August 17th, and is open to members of the public as well as those attending the entire ASI. I have copied our recent Resilient Communities announcement below. Please feel free to contact me via telephone (894-3399) or e-mail with questions or for further information. Our website address is, where you can see our current program and read up on the presenters and speakers we have coming. Please feel free to share the information in this e-mail  with others  you think may be interested.


Resilient Communities Day Tour – Everyone Welcome!

Experience a unique, day-long guided tour of three resilient communities on Prince Edward Island!

As part of the 6th Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI), a “Resilient Communities Day Tour” has been organized for Tuesday, August 17th. One of three activities scheduled for this “pre-Institute day,” the tour will feature a bus trip to the western part of PEI and stops in Summerside, the Évangéline Region, and Lennox Island. These communities represent the three main founding cultures of Prince Edward Island — British, Acadian, and Mi’kmaq — and have taken various measures in recent years to be resilient in the face of challenging circumstances.

For more information, please visit

To summarize, then . . .

What? Atlantic Summer Institute Resilient Communities Day Tour
Where? Leaving from and returning to the UPEI campus, Charlottetown, with stops in Summerside, the Évangéline Region, and Lennox Island.
When? Tuesday, August 17th, 2010, from 8:30 until 5:00
Who? Anyone who is interested! The tour is open to the general public as well as to ASI participants.
Why? To see community resilience in action and to experience three culturally diverse communities on beautiful Prince Edward Island in the summertime!
How? By visiting our website, , and selecting the Resilient Communities Day Tour “Celebrating Resilient Communities” (Summerside, Abrams Village, and Lennox Island) option for pre-Institute activities on our registration form,

Cost: $75 per person

5.    Workshop on Legal and Leadership Fundamentals for Charities

The Voluntary Resource Council is offering a public legal education workshop for interested Board members, staff and volunteers of Island charities and non-profit organizations.

WORKSHOP: Legal and Leadership Fundamentals for Charities
Guest Speaker Richard Bridge is a charity lawyer based on the Annapolis Valley. You can read more about him at http://www.lawyerforcharities.

He will be presenting a 3-hour workshop on:

  • The legal fundamentals of serving as a director of a charity or non-profit
  • Good governance principles and practices

There will be time for questions and answers on a wide range of issues relating to charities and non-profits.

When: Tuesday August 31
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Community Room, Charlottetown Superstore
Cost: $25

To Register: Call or email VRC Member, Kathleen Brennan a 902.368.5293 or, by Friday Aug 27/10 – Space is Limited so register early!




2010 is the 50th anniversary year of the Canadian Mental Health Association on P.E.I. and its dedication to promoting the mental health of Islanders.  One of CMHA/PEI’s main celebratory events this year is Mindscapes P.E.I., an art and poetry exhibition to be presented in collaboration with Confederation Centre Art Gallery from September 16 to October 10, 2010.

CMHA/PEI is asking for art or poetry submissions from anyone whose life has been affected by mental illness.  This includes anyone who has, or had, a mental illness, or anyone closely connected to them, such as a family member, spouse, friend, or any medical professional, counsellor, or caregiver.

For Submission Guidelines please go to our website:  and follow the link to Mindscapes P.E.I.   Or, you can email us at , call us at 628-3653, or stop by our offices at 178 Fitzroy Street, 2nd Floor, to pick up your copy of the Submission Guidelines.

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.  Participate in PEI’s website is . There are four headings in the sidebar with additional information re process etc.

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.


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 . If you do not wish to receive this weekly community notice, please reply and let us know by typing – Unsubscribe – in the subject line.

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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