Community Notices


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1.  We Hear You!

finding your voice and using it
a session for girls ages 12-18

learn how to

  • voice your opinion
  • find connections that make a difference in your community
  • have fun with girls your age

Public speaking make you nervous? No problem!
Join in all kinds of fun activities with the support of other girls.

Girl Focused — Girl Led

When: October 14-15, 2010 – starting at 6:00 pm
(Thursday evening, overnight and all day Friday until 5:00 pm)

Where: Quality Inn & Suites/Inn On The Hill in Charlottetown

  • pizza and other good food
  • trivia and fun
  • games and lots of laughs
  • yoga and energizer sessions

One-night’s accommodations at the Quality Inn & Suites/Inn On The Hill in
Charlottetown, meals, snacks, and entertainment all for one low price.

Costs: $55.00 per girl; $45.00 per girl for Girl Guide Members

To apply, call (902) 894-4936 or toll-free at 1-800-565-8111 or email

This Leadership Development session is sponsored and organized by Girl Guides of Canada- Guides du Canada (PEI Council) in collaboration with the PEI Coalition for Women in Government. Funding has been provided by the Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada, the Province of PEI, and supporting businesses and individuals.

Girl Greatness Starts Here.

2.  Annual General Meeting – Public invited

Members of the public are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre on Tuesday, October 19th at the Haviland Club, 2 Haviland St. Charlottetown, beginning at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP by phoning 566-1864 or e-mailing

3.  Dominican Republic Faith & Justice Experience 2011

Youth Ministry and the Latin American Mission Program, both of the Diocese of Charlottetown, are pleased to announce that they are organizing the 7th Dominican Republic Faith & Justice Experience for the youth of our Diocese.  If you are between the ages of 18 and 26 years and are interested in a challenging, first-hand experience on how most of the world’s population live, consider participating in the Dominican Republic 2011 Faith & Justice Experience.  This program provides an opportunity for youth to experience life in a developing country and to live the joys and struggles with the people, all within the context of faith and social justice.  Deadline for applications is October 22, 2010.

For more information and application form contact:
Joe Byrne at 367-8228 or
Cathy Ronahan at 368-1128 or

4.  Scrabble Tournament

When: Saturday October 30, 2010
Where:  Seniors Active Living Centre (CARI Centre)
Registration Fee:  $5.00
Times: Registration from 8:30am – 8:50am

Games to start promptly at 9:00 am
and finish by 3:00 pm (approximately)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd plus 50/50 and a door prize
Dictionary: The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary 4th Edition (Red Book) and TWL Sheets

Contacts: Michelle at 368-7452, Joan at 892-6314 or Judy at 368-2504.
Pot Luck Lunch.

5.  PEI Literacy Alliance Events

Recognizing Life’s Work : Helping Learners Connect their Essential Skills from Home to Work

When:         November 29, 2010  9-12 noon
Where:        Delta Hotel 18 Queen St.  Charlottetown
Cost:           $20.00  A practitioner’s resource kit is provided to all participants
Facilitator:   Lorri Sauve, Project Consultant for Recognizing Life’s Work.

To register:  call 368-3620 or email


Spotlight on Change: Information session

Learn more about this essential skills program for women over 40.  This program is for Canadian citizens or immigrants

When: Friday, November 12, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: TBA Charlottetown
Registration: Call the PEI Literacy Alliance at 368-3620 or email
Presenter: Anne Ramsay, Executive Network Director Project READ Ontario

6.  Women Forging The Future: A Two-Day Virtural Seminar

EnlightenNext is launching the next phase in its work with women by offering an exclusive 2-day virtual seminar, Women Forging the Future, which will explore the inner and outer dynamics that shape women’s horizons today.

Register here.

Women Forging the Future is organized into two virtual daylong seminars that can be taken together or separately:

A Call to Evolve
Saturday, November 13
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Debold, author, senior student of Evolutionary Enlightenment, and a senior editor for EnlightenNext magazine, this seminar will explore where we are now as educated postmodern women and where we want to go. And why, with so much freedom of choice, many of us still struggle to find a deeper source of autonomy and authentic purpose.

Women Creating Culture
Sunday, November 14
In this seminar, Andrew Cohen, founder of EnlightenNext, will guide us in the process of aligning with the creative impulse of evolution in order to create a radically new culture among women, and between women and men.

We are thrilled to be embarking on our next stage of work with women, and we hope you can join us.

Please register for one or both seminars here.

Warm regards,  Mary Adams, Director of Retreats

7.    2nd Annual Goddesses for Good

November 3
7:00 pm
Simple Pleasures Private Dining Room (Grafton Street, Charlottetown)
Tickets:  $40

This year, buy a ticket and come and have a ball at Simple Pleasures Intimate Catering- drop in anytime between 7:00 and 10:30. Feel free to invite your friends, sisters, moms- whoever!

There will be delicious food, wonderful energy, and lots of fundraising for women in need in our community.

Patti Larsen will also be there with her Tarot Cards ready! She will read your cards for a little extra donation to help out!

PEI Family Violence Prevention
Services Inc.
CHANCES Family Resource Centres

Come meet & network with other
wonderful Goddesses and make this
holiday season a little bit brighter for
Island families!

The following optional
donations will also be accepted:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • New pillows
  • Alarm clocks
  • Toiletries
  • Gift Cards
  • Make-up & hair products
  • Crib sheets
  • Formula & baby bottles

It’s going to be a fabulous time. Check us out on Facebook (Goddesses for Good) and twitter @PEI_Goddess.

Deadline for purchasing tickets is October 28th (Kurtis needs #’s so he knows how much food/staff to have on hand!). Give me a call at 569-4737 or email me at to RSVP and make arrangements for your tickets.   Thanks! Alaina

8.   Bonshaw’s Monthly Ceilidh

is coming up Sunday evening October 24th from 7-9 at the Bonshaw Hall in Bonshaw. [Please note date change: Oct 24th.] Our regulars welcome special guests Max Keenlyside, Georgia & Dave Connolly and Cynthia Gay, and Doug Green.

There will be a 50/50 draw, open stage time, and lunch. Admission is by donation with this month’s proceeds going towards a Cuba Relief Fund and Bonshaw Hall expenses. 675-4282, 675-4093




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

2.    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 at

3.    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

4.    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.

5.   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

6.   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 L. Murphy at 368-4510 or 314-0986 for tickets.

7.    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

8.   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.

9.    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.

10.    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.


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.

Note:  The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by noon on Thursdays.

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
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