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1.   Canada World Youth URGENTLY Seeking Host Families in Charlottetown

In October 2010 Charlottetown will become host to 18 Canada World Youth volunteers from Indonesia and across Canada. Take part in this exciting program and help create the experience of a lifetime for two young volunteers. We have recently had several families back out, and the participants arrive on OCTOBER 1st!

What:   Be part of this global experience by being a Host Family!
Who:     2 Canada World Youth volunteers – 1 from Canada, 1 from Indonesia
When: October 1st – December 16th, 2010
Why:     Experience your community through new eyes

How:     Contact Kate Dempsey, 902.218.9400 or
We invite all types of households―retirees, singles, single parents, same sex, and nuclear families―to share their daily activities with Canada World Youth participants. You won’t have to alter your lifestyle in any way: one goal of the program is to integrate participants into everyday family life. Host families receive a monthly allowance of $672.

About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is an amazing organization that aims to prepare a new generation of global citizens through its international educational programs for youth (aged 17-24) with a focus on volunteer work and community development in a cross cultural setting. CWY is a six month program; the first three months are spent in a Canadian community and the last three are spent in a Ghanaian community.

For more information contact:   Kate Dempsey

2.  Breast Feeding Week Kick Off

If you have breast fed, are breast feeding or plan to breast feed, you and your family are invited to A Breast Feeding Celebration to kick off Breast Feeding Week!


Date:  Saturday October 2, 2010
Location:  Victoria Park Tennis Clubhouse, Charlottetown
Time:  10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quintessence Breast Feeding Challenge at 11:00

Date:  Saturday October 2, 2010
Location:  Community Connections, 701 Water Street West, Summerside
Time:  10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quintessence Breast Feeding Challenge at 11:00

Good Food, Fun Games for the Kids & Wonderful Conversations with old and new friends!!

(Sponsored by the PEI~Breast Feeding Coalition)

3.  PEIBWA Events and Lunch and Learn

Profit Learn- Charlottetown
Growing your Business by Phone
Presenter: Mary Jane Copps, “The Phone Lady”

Mary Jane Copps is The Phone Lady.  She has spent 21 years analyzing the psychology of a phone call and she now shares this information with entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, corporations and government departments in her quest to improve telephone communication everywhere! Whether you are speaking to an existing customer or a prospective customer, you want to make sure your telephone communication is professional and effective.  During this workshop you will learn: what to say and how to say it, how to use voicemail effectively, listening skills, how to research your target market, self-motivation, and how to transition prospects into clients.

Location:        Best Western Charlottetown, Cabot Room
Date:            Monday October 18th, 2010
Time:             1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost:              $52.50 (including taxes)

To register, please contact Jessica Bradley by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at Registration deadline:  Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Montague
Creating a Practical and Effective Marketing Plan
Presenter: Kerry-Anne MacDougall, Insight Marketing

Proper marketing is essential to the success of any business. It is not always easy to effectively brand our businesses the way we like, and engaging the public can be very challenging. It is common to make mistakes, and many of us do not even realize what it is we are doing wrong. Join Kerry-Anne MacDougall, owner of Insight Marketing, as she explores the do’s and don’ts of marketing your small business. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of marketing, how to avoid the most common marketing mistakes, and the most effective ways to market your business. This session should not be missed by any business owner!

Location:         Active Communities Inc., 540 Main Street, Montague
Date:          Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Time:              12 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:               $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Jessica Bradley by phone at (902) 892-6040 or by e-mail at Registration deadline:  Friday, October 15, 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.

4.  Women, Wine and Looking Fine – Fall 2010!

Come and enjoy an evening of crazy fun with Margaret Gallant, Image/Fashion Consultant from Fresh Image 360. During the evening Margaret and her team will demonstrate how to “dress the skin you’re in”.

Focusing on fall wear and how to pull it all together. Margaret will educate us on body types and show us how to work with what we have. There will be a virtual make over, LIVE! We will learn what’s hot and what’s not. The latest tips and trends for fall image will be shared. This will be a truth telling, witty, and inspiring evening all in one! Gather your gal pals for a fun, educational and entertaining evening out!

Friday, October 15, 2010 at Belvedere Golf and Country Club. Tickets $20.00 each.

To purchase tickets e-mail: or call 566-3906 or 394-4625.
The evening starts at 7:00pm.Door prizes throughout the evening. Cash bar.



1.   Municipal Campaign Training Workshop for Women

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is offering a municipal campaign training workshop for women in Summerside, PEI.

* September 25th and 26th, from 9 – 5, at Credit Union Place, Summerside, PEI
* People are asked to register, and there is a $50 fee
* If the fee creates a hardship, please contact Project Manager Jennifer Mowbray, details below.
* lunch and snacks provided both days.
* Day1 will focus on campaign logistics, and Day 2 on communications and media relations.
* Funded through Status of Women Canada.

To register, please visit

For additional information, please contact:
Jennifer Mowbray, Project Manager

Since 2005, FCM’s Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government has undertaken a number of initiatives, activities and programs to encourage women who are considering running for municipal office.

2.   Bonshaw Ceilidh

Bonshaw’s Monthly Ceilidh is coming up Sunday evening September 26th from 7-9 at The Bonshaw Hall.  This month features accordianist Ken Clark with Kevin Jesso, singer Doug Green as well as our local talent with Tiffany MacPhee, Jolene Willis’ group Whatchutalkinaboutwillis, and the Simmonds Family.  There is open stage time, lunch, and a 50/50 draw. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  Everyone welcome! For more information please call 675-2855 or 675-4282.

3.   Centre for Life-Long Learning Partnering with Inverlie Consulting to bring International Stress Management and Trauma Expert David Berceli, Ph.D to Charlottetown October 5, 2010

David Berceli will be presenting an open to the public workshop on Tension Release Exercises at Murphy’s Community Centre Tuesday, October 5 from 10am – 4:30pm.

Dr. Berceli has 15 years of experience in the area of trauma recovery, stress management and conflict resolution. He travels extensively in Europe and the United States training professionals and offering workshops to the public as well as working extensively with the US and Brazilian Military  and world governments to assist in alleviating the stress impacts of war, world disasters and everyday living.

Tension Release Exercises will be of interest to you if you are:

* A Health professional including Counselors, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Massage therapists, Yoga teachers
* Emergency and Military Personnel
* Fitness and lifestyle coaches, trainers and sports enthusiast
* Member of the general public who wants to learn a self-help technique for reducing stress

Tension Release Exercise (TRE) is a body centred process that releases deep chronic tension created during stressful or traumatic events. TRE is easily learned, immediately effective and self empowering as it can be used by most people without the guidance of a practitioner. TRE has the potential to assist stress saturated people to reduce their symptoms by teaching them a self-help relaxation tool.

The cost for the workshop is $135.

For more information visit or call 566-0336.

4.   Baby Steps – For You and Your Child!

Please join us for Baby Steps, a FREE weekly program for parents with children ages Birth – 5 years.

Baby Steps happens every Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:30 am in St. Peter’s Consolidated School.

We also provide a supervised play space and access to helpful community resources in a relaxed, welcoming environment.
Baby Steps offers:
-> Time to connect and share with families in your area
-> Engaging play opportunities and ideas for you and your child
->  Valuable information on topics relevant to you
… and Much More!

Baby Steps September Schedule
September 15 – The Real New Year:  Starting Fresh for Fall
September 22 – The Parenting Partnership:  Appreciating Your Differences (Part 1)
September 29 – The Parenting Partnership:  Parenting as a Team  (Part 2)

For more information, or to register, please call Sherri at the Morell Region Community Learning Centre at 902-961-2642.

A program sponsored by the Morell Region Community Learning Centre
Funded by the United way Prince Edward Island.

5.   Life Management Program

The Adventure Group will be hosting an information session for our upcoming Life Management Program.

This session of the Life Management Program is for single parents between the ages of 15 and 30.

It will be 18 weeks of life skills, and employability based skills, and parenting skills.

Classes will be Mon to Fri 9- 3:30 there will be a stipened wage of minimum wage for 30 hours per week.

We will be accepting 12 participants into the program.

The information session will be held Monday September 27, 2010 at 10:00am at Heartz Hall.

This session will provide applicants with information about the program, meet the facilitators, and fill out an application form, as well as set up an interview time.

Thank you for all of your support.

If you have any questions or would like some more information please email either myself or Lynn Kennedy (

Angela Pursey
Assistant Program Coordinator
The Adventure Group

6.   Dr. Korman Conference 2010 : Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Working with Angry Youth and Families

Dr. Lorne Korman is a scientist at British Columbia Mental Health and Addiction Services, Research Director of the British Columbia Youth Concurrent Disorders Network, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.  He is a registered psychologist and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University.  Dr. Korman has authored publications on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the treatment of borderline personality disorder, anger and addictions, gambling, emotion and change processes in psychotherapy.

At the conclusion of the conference:

1. Participants will be able to identify the basic functions and modes of DBT.
2. Participants will be able to list at least four strategies for increasing the commitment of adolescents to engage in treatment.
3. Participants will be able to identify three adaptations of DBT for working with adolescents and families.
4. Participants will be able to describe at least four common issues under lying anger problems.

When:   September 30 and October 1, 2010
Where:  Howard Johnston Dutch Inn Trans Canada Hwy, Cornwall PE
Time:     9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Information

Cost:  Members of PEIASW, PAPEI, PEICA  $200.00 / Non-members:  $225.00
*Cheques must accompany registrations, exceptions cannot be made.

Dr. Korman Conference 2010
c/o Richelle Hume-MacDonald

For more information, please email:

Hosted by PEI Association of Social Workers
PEI Counselling Association
Psychological Association of PEI

Approved for Continuing Education Units by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

7.    5th Annual Dikita Women’s festival

The Maritime Centre for African Dance (MCAD) was founded in 2005 and is an organization dedicated to teaching, sharing and promoting African Culture to children, youth and adults across Canada. To date, MCAD has taught well over 200,000 people in schools, community centres, camps and programs. MCAD was formed to address the lack of traditional cultural representation in the form of traditional dance in Canada. MCAD is a collective of individuals from the South, North, West and East of Africa who are trained in traditional dance.

MCAD Adult Troupe was recently most noted for being the only Canadian Group chosen to perform at President Obama’s African Inaugural Ball held in Washington, DC in January 2008.

The Maritime Centre for African Dance will be hosting its 5th annual Dikita International Women’s Festival, October 1st and 2nd at The Fredericton Arts and Learning Centre, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Festival is held for women and by women. This is a two day exploration of various forms of culture-specific dance addressing issues of dance as a vehicle for cross-cultural understanding, dance as a path for personal growth, dance as a means of social engagement and dance for wellness.  The festival will feature women from all across the Maritimes, especially Nova Scotia.

On Friday, the Opening ceremonies, (for 2 hours), will include a panel of speakers from women’s organizations and the dance community alongside some local dance groups including Flamenco and African Dance. Saturday will include a warm up, classes in various forms of traditional dance and discussion groups. The workshops will be hosted by various artists schooled in African dance, miqmaq dance, yoga and more. Saturday evening will end with a dinner and dance for all the participants and their guests.

There is no age limit for the Dikita Women’s Festival. This event is open to all women of any age who are interested in learning about culture, and fosters a network of women from different socio economic backgrounds. MCAD has partnered with organizations such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Women’s Employment Centre among other community organizations to bring women from different backgrounds to attend this event. We are expecting 40 women to attend this event.

Dikita comes from the shone word, (from Zimbabwe, Southern Africa) meaning Sweat. Not only will this be an active weekend, but also educational and cultural weekend.


To encourage a team of inspired and motivated staff, (office staff, drummers and dancers), who are dedicated to promoting and sharing African culture, through authentic African cultural performances, classes, camps, DVDS, competitions and discussion panels in communities across Canada and the World, while providing superior customer service.

8.  PEIBWA Lunch and Learn and Special Events

2010 Women in Business Symposium
“Embracing Change:  An Open Mind Opens Doors”
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

We hope you have marked Tuesday, November 2nd and plan to attend this great event. Registration is now open! Come and open your mind and leave refreshed and ready to open new doors for your business!  For more information on registration please visit our website or contact our office by phone at 892-6040 or by e-mail at

You can click on the following links to get additional information on our confirmed dynamic presenters:

Dini Petty, author of The Self Directed Journey, Award-Winning Television Personality, Mother, Entrepreneur, Daredevil and Free Spirit, is one remarkably accomplished woman.  Adept at addressing any audience, Dini Petty turns each presentation into a captivating performance, using her talent for comedy, flair for drama and love of people to personally touch each of her listeners. Dini helps people transform uncertainty into confidence; teaching her audience how to discover and work with their sense of self. Dini is motivating, inspiring, and always entertaining.

Jeanne Martinson has been in business for seventeen years. She is a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguisitic Programming and has formal education in human resources, organizational behavior, journalism and marketing.  Jeanne is the author of three books; Lies And Fairy Tales That Deny Women Happiness, Escape From Oz – Leadership For The 21st Century and War & Peace in the Workplace – Diversity, Conflict, Understanding, Reconciliation.  Her last book released September,2005 explores how workplaces are becoming more diverse and how that diversity can trigger conflict. She illustrates how we have the choice of allowing conflict to spiral down into dysfunction or of taking charge, becoming aware and developing understanding.

Paula Morand As Founder and CEO of JumpStart 720 International Inc., her company works regionally, nationally and internationally to increase human potential. >From the mountains of Central Asia, to the street vendors of Cuba, to the jungles of Africa and throughout North America, Paula lives an adventure that is seeing lives changed. Paula Morand is a sure fire win for motivating audiences and challenging them to embrace Intentional Living


Delegate Bag Insert Order Form and the Sponsorship Package

In addition to learning and networking, the Symposium also provides an excellent marketing opportunity for PEIBWA members.  For instance, there is an opportunity to put an item in the delegate bags for $100 plus GST. To participate in other sponsorship packages or to customize your own package, please contact Sherry Pelkey at The Sponsorship Package and the Delegate Bag Insertion Order Form can be found on our website.  The deadline to confirm sponsorship is Friday, October 8.  All materials for delegate bag inserts must be received in the PEIBWA office by Monday, October 25th.

9.  Workshops in September

Discovering the Core of My Identity – An insightful workshop that helps us to name and own aspects of ourselves that will increase our chances of making personal progress and discovering new meaning in our lives. Dates: Five Thurs. beginning Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fee – The PRH Sliding Scale of Fees.

This year I would ask you to PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! So I can have a better sense of what you want to take, and don’t end up cancelling something, that with a few more registrations, would have been a go. What I mean by early is, at the very least, 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

For more information, contact
Myrna Aylward
PRH Educator & Counselor
(902) 892-6585


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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