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1.   7th Annual Organic Harvest Festival

Sunday October 3, 2010  1pm – 4pm

Experimental Farm, Charlottetown, off of Mt. Edward Rd,+charlottetown,+pei+pei&sll=46.251069,-63.127034&sspn=0.007656,0.021136&gl=ca&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Crop+Ln,+Charlottetown,+Queens+County,+Prince+Edward+Island+C1A+5S1&ll=46.253651,-63.127785&spn=0.013502,0.042272&z=15&iwloc=A

Tickets only $35.00 taxes included
Children 12 and under FREE

100% Organic Menu
3 of PEI’s TOP Chefs

Music, Music, Music
Fiddlers’ Sons
Teresa Doyle with Jon Rehder and Todd MacLean
Childrens Activities, Farmer Profiles, Organic Information Booth

Tickets only $35.00 and available at;
Your Local Sobeys Grocery Store (customer service counter)
Charlottetown Farmers Market (Island Sunshine Booth)
Summerside Farmers Market (Emmerdale Eden and Red Isle Farm)
Timothys (Charlottetown)
The Turning Point (Montague)
or call 902-315-0371 to reserve your ticket

For more information visit;

Or join us on Facebook. “Organic Harvest Festival”

2.   Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Date:    Monday, October 4, 2010
Time:    6:00 pm
Location: Meeting at Spinnakers Landing, Harbour Drive, Summerside and walking to LeFurgey Cultural Centre

The purpose of this Vigil is to remember and raise public awareness about our missing and murdered Aboriginal women, with a goal of one day ending the violence against all women.

The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, in conjunction with the Native Women’s Association of Canada,is pleased to announce the 5th annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil. Each year, concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members gather nationally on October 4th th honour the lives of the murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.

As for PEI, we will be gathering at Spinnakers Landing where we will begin our walk to LeFurgey Cultural Centre. The SIS event will proceed with our speakers, including AWAPEI President Judy Clark, who will deliver a brief address to the public. The SIS Vigil will conclude with refreshments.

For further information please contact Jackie Gallant or Carol Lewis at the AWAPEI office: (902) 831-3059 or toll-free at 1-888-973-4292. Email: or

3.   The Role of Play in Human Learning

The Research in Early Childhood Initiative (RECD) at UPEI, invites you to attend the national webcast offered by The Canadian Network for Leadership in Education and Early Learning & Care (CNLEELC).  The webcast is entitled:  “The Role of Play in Human Learning.”

DATE:  Monday October 4th
TIME:  1:00pm to 2:00pm
LOCATION:  Room 286 B (North) at the Atlantic Veterinary College
Janette Pelletier, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Child Study, OISE, University of Toronto
Elizabeth Morley, Principal, Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, OISE, University of Toronto
Dianne Riehl, Education Officer, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, Ontario Ministry of Education

Hope you can join in on this national discussion!

Please respond to Gabriela Arias Sanchez by email at  if you are available to attend.

4.   The Adventure Group will be hosting an information session for its 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 Friday October 8, 2010 at 10:00am at Heartz Hall.  This session will provide applicants with inforamtion 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


Benefit Dance & Silent Auction
Friday, October 8, 2010, 8:00 pm

Emyvale Rec Centre

Jennifer Zahavich, daughter of Nancy (Coady) and Bill Zahavich of Winsloe, is a 31 year old wife and mother who is currently been handed the battle of her lifetime.  Just over a year ago in April of 2009, she was told she was cancer free after fighting breast cancer only to find herself back in the hospital again this September being told that her breast cancer has returned and had metastasized into her ovaries and has spread into her lymph system.  As a community, we are determined to help Jenn fight this battle against cancer and are planning numerous fundraisers/draws in order to assist Jenn and her family with the cost of alternative treatments.

Come out and help us support Jenn, in her quest to show cancer once and for all that it is no match to the power of love and compassion we have for this wonderful lady!

Please feel free to check out and share our Facebook page “Love For Jenn” to see current fundraisers going on around the country in aid of Jenn or check out her own personal story on her blog:

For more information, contact Kelly at

6.    People’s Food Policy Project Kitchen Table Talks

PEI residents are invited to get involved in the nation-wide Kitchen Table Talks (KTT) action. It simply means inviting a group of family and/or other friends to your home and having a dialogue about one or more crucial food issues. Lots of information on the PFPP website ( ).

In PEI we are focussing on questions found in the KTT brochure. We hope to have a blitz of Table Talk during World Food Week, October 11-16 and/or any time after that to the end of November. Anyone organizing such a session is asked to inform Marie Burge  ( indicating the time and place which will be inserted in the national PFPP calendar. Also asking that each Table Talk would write up some key points from their dialogue and send these to Marie.
For more information or a KTT brochure,  contact Marie attit

7.    Are You Really What You Eat?

The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat invites you to an evening with Dr Carol Greenwood, University of Toronto.  Join us to learn more about the ways that food can affect your brain and the way your brain ages.  This talk could change the way that you shop for groceries!

Wednesday October 13
Credit Union Place, Conference Room A
Refreshments will be served.

For information call 1-866-770-0588

8.    Mentors Needed

EPWIC is seeking mentors for their  ” Caring and Sharing Group “.  These women will be  providing peer support for vulnerable women in the Greater Summerside Area.  It is a committment of 1-2 hours a week.

Through guidance and sharing, becoming a mentor can help create positive actions for many women. Having this support available will help vulnerable women in the community build self-esteem and confidence. Training for the mentors will be provided.

Anyone interested can contact Andy Lou Somers @ / 436-9856.

9.   New Workshop

In just a few weeks I am offering a new workshop called THE POWER OF FEELINGS.  This wonderful little workshop is only 3 evenings: Oct. 13, 20, & 27. It will be a great asset to anyone who participates in it.

It will be a great asset to anyone who participates in it:
– Who of us are expert at understanding and managing our feelings?
– Who of us has been less than pleased with how our feelings can run away and cause us to react in ways that we regret?
– Who of us want to continue letting our feelings run our lives?

Benefits of this workshop
– In this powerful workshop you will discover the true value of your feelings,
– Explore your capacity to feel,
– Become more aware of what your feeling can tell you,
– Learn how to befriend and live your feelings in a constructive manner, so as to manage and control them rather than let them control you.

Cost: PRH Sliding Scale of Fees – See contact information below.
Myrna Aylward, PRH Educator & Counselor   (902) 892-6585

10.   Harmony House Theatre Presents an Evening of Wine and Song for Anderson House

A BLACK DRESS event for women only!

Come join your friends at Harmony House Theatre for a classy and fun evening in support of Anderson House

October 16, 2010
Reception begins at 7:00,
followed by a Song-Writer’s Circle performance and auction

Featured musicians include: Jon Rehder,  Meaghan Blanchard,  Mario Robichaud,  Katie McGarry,  & Chas Guay

Tickets are $58 ($50 charitable tax receipt will be issued)


Call 314-0986 to book seats.

11.    Book Launch – Finding Blue Beach Glass

Susan Doiron, an Island author and counsellor, announces the publication of her second book: Finding Blue Beach Glass Uncovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary. Her book is an original and inspirational self-help book for people seeking ways to enrich and motivate their daily lives. It is filled with practical exercises that the reader can work through, on their own. It is available locally through Booktales, Bookmark and Indigo bookstores and online at, and

The book launch will be held on October 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown.

“Susan Doiron’s book is a unique and welcome addition to those on the path of searching for ways to enhance their lives and live from a place of authenticity and humanness,” says Dr. John Sumarah, R. Psych, CCC, Professor and Program Leader, Acadia University Counselling Program. In her book, Susan has included her own stories and invites her readers to enter them from their own personal frame, finding their own patterns of personal transformation. “I am so happy to hear Susan has published her book. It is a wonderful way for people to connect with her effective and delightful healing talents,” says Denise M. Perron, MSW, RSW, Private Therapist and Consultant.

For more information contact Susan at

12.   The Esther Finkle Walk for Kids Fundraiser

Fall has arrived and so has the time for the 11th annual Esther Finkle Walk for Kids Fundraiser.  This fund has made a difference in the lives of many Island children by fulfilling their small dreams which are ultimately stepping stones to their larger dreams.  Over the past eleven years the fund has fulfilled countless dreams from a new bike, creating summer memories at camp, a new prom dress, a first trip across the Confederation Bridge, to a new guitar and many more.  The dreams are as unique and varied as the children themselves.

Please join us in WALKING our way into the hearts, dreams, and lives of special PEI children.  There will be lots of fun, exercise, laughter, draw prizes, and of course a great energy of love.  We welcome young and old, fast and leisurely, and any size of donation.

WHEN:  October 17, 2010

WHERE:  Meeting at the Miscouche Fire Hall
TIME:  2:00 pm
DISTANCE:  4.7 km

* If you would like to contact us for information or a contact sheet, you can email Paula  at or call Bernice at 436-4452 or Julia at 436-3278.

13.   Fashion Show Fundraiser in New London

A fashion show will be held at the New London Community Complex Thursday October 7 at 7:30 pm. Fashions will be featured from Olivia’s Fashions, Summerside and Boathouse, Charlottetown. Price of admission is $10.00 and includes entertainment, lunch and door prizes. This is a fund-raising event for Travel and Tourism and French Clubs of Kensington Intermediate High School. For ticket info call Jo Ann at 902-888-2728.



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
902.218.9400  KDEMPSEY@CWY-JCM.ORG

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.

5.    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.


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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