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1.  Vigil – October 20

In light of the recent deaths of gay youth due to bullying,  the UPEI Diversity Office, the UPEI Rainbow Alliance, the PEI Abegweit Rainbow Collective, and AIDS-PEI  will be hosting an open Candlelight vigil on Wednesday October 20th at 7:00 pm in front of Main Building (the UPEI Quad.) This event is part of the “Day of Purple,” inspired by the recent suicide of Tyler Clementi and 4 other young males, who had endured much torment before ending their lives.  We are taking this opportunity to remember those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by homophobia and bullying of all types. Join us on the 20th to remember those lives that have been lost, and to stand up against homophobia and bullying in our schools, workplaces and Island communities.  Everyone is welcome to attend and candles will be provided.

For further information, contact Ruth Freeman ( or Alana Leard (

2.  Blind Date with a Star 2010

The Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) invites you to participate in the 5th annual fundraising event, Blind Date with a Star 2010.  They’re certain that you’ll experience a highly entertaining and memorable evening out, replete with culinary delights to excite the palates of all who enjoy gourmet-class dining.  The annual Blind Date with a Star, their main fundraising event, enhances the programs and services they provide for children and adults living with learning disabilities.

WHEN:  Wednesday October 20, 2010
WHERE:  Confederation Centre Studio 1, Charlottetown PEI
TIME:  5:30 pm

As in past years, the doors open at the Confederation Centre Studio 1 at 5:30 pm for a light receptions, during which a live draw pairs groups of guests with one of our fabulous local celebrities.  At approximately 7:00 pm the groups, along with their celebrity hosts, leave the Confederation Centre to dine at one of the 10-15 restaurants nearby.  All that’s left to do is for you to sit back, relax and enjoy a three-course gourmet meal, prepared by one of PEI’s premier chefs!

Individual tickets : $100.00
Table of ten, $1000.000

A charitable donation tax receipt for 75% of the purchase price of tickets/table will be issued (Federal Charitable Tax No. 11910 3083 RR0001)

Last year’s event was a huge success! With the funds raised from 2008’s Blind Date with a Star, LDAPEI purchased adaptive technology, which they make available regularly to those with learning disabilities to help improve their reading and writing abilities.  Funds raised this year will be used to maintain the Adaptive Technology Centre and to enhance the LDAPEI Student Financial Award Program.

*If you require additional information, please call the office at 902-894-5032, send us an email at or visit our website at

3.  Talk on healthier personal care products

The PEI Environmental Health Co-op is presenting a talk on Healthier Personal Care Products and Cleaning Products.  Learn about harmful substances in products from shampoos to body sprays as well as commonly used household cleaners.  Discover healthy alternatives that will keep you and your home looking great without affecting your well-being!

Where: Confederation Center Public Library, Charlottetown
When: Thursday, October 21 at 7pm

Admission Free!”

For more info: or 218-4365

4.  PEI Association for Community Living Inc. Annual Meeting

WHEN:  Thursday November 4, 2010
WHERE:  Benevolent Irish Society, 582 North River Rd.
TIME:  6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

*Presentation by Joe MacDonald, RBC, on Registered Disability Savings Plans
* Social will follow meeting with music by Mike Pendergast – Refreshments will be provided

All are welcome!

5.  UPEI Centre for Education Research Seminar Series

November 2, 2010 – Examining the use of virtual learning communities to support principals as instructional leaders (Khym Goslin)
Location:  AVC 287N

December 7, 2010 – PEI Teacher Workload Study: Salient findings through novel research methods (Ron MacDonald)
Location:  TBA

6.  When My Autism Gets Too Big!/Ready S.E.T. Go! Sensorimotor Early Childhood/Elementary Themes & ASD

When My Autism Gets Too Big! – Kari Dunn Buron

WHEN: Friday November 5, 2010
WHERE: Delta Prince Edward, 18 Queen Street Charlottetown PE

Current cognitive learning theories, as they relate to ASD, can shed some light on the nature of explosive behavior in individuals with ASD.  This presentation will illustrate the connections between cognitive issues associated with autism, an individual’s ability to understand social information, and how all of this can lead to social anxiety and explosive behavior.

Ready S.E.T. Go! Sensorimotor Early Childhood/Elementary Themes & ASD – Jenny Clark Brack

WHEN: Saturday November 6, 2010
WHERE: Delta Prince Edward, 18 Queen Street Charlottetown PE

Learning Objectives:
1.   Examine sensory processing disorder characteristics as well as current research in this field
2.   Discuss evidence-based sensory interventions that can facilitate sustained engagement in children with ASD
3.   Learn about and discover how Ready S.E.T. Go! facilitates readiness skills for motor, sensory, language, cognitive and social development
4.   Understand neurological differences in the brains of children with ASD and how this impacts functional daily living skills


Parent or Para-professional Rate
1 Day Only      $130.00 + $6.50 GST = $136.50
2 Days            $190.00 + $9.50 GST = $199.50

Professional Rate
1 Day Only      $185.00 + $9.25 GST = $194.25
2 Days            $250.00 + $12.50 GST = $262.50

Early Bird Deadline October 18 is Fast Approaching
Register Today!

To Register Contact:
Autism Awareness Centre Inc.
9331-151 Street
Edmonton AB  T5R 1K1
Ph: (Toll Free) 1-866-724-2224 or 780-474-8355
Fax: 780-477-8350  Email:

Register online at:

*Deadline for registrations is October 25, 2010



1. 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

2.  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

3.  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.

4.  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

5.  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

6.    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

7.   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

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.     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

10.   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.

11.    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.


Lunch and Learn- Alberton

The Best Source for Free Business Information: Canada Business
Presenter: Brenda McInnis, Business Information Officer at Canada Business Centre

Canada Business, located in Charlottetown, is a free and confidential full-service business information resource. The Centre’s goal is to provide your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper. Canada Business strives to;
• Reduce the complexity of dealing with multiple levels of government by compiling information on government services, programs and regulations from federal, provincial and municipal sources into one location
• Consolidate business information in one convenient service
• Enable you to make well-informed business decisions in a global economy
• Contribute to your success through sound business planning, market research and the use of strategic business information

Join Brenda McInnis as she informs and answers questions on all of the services Canada Business has to offer!

Location:      Alberton Business Centre, 445 Main Street, Alberton
Date:           Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Time:           12 noon – 1:30 pm
Cost:            $15 + GST for members, $20 + GST for non-members

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan at (902) 436-0386 or by e-mail at Registration deadline:  Friday, October 22, 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.

12.    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
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