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1.   Bonshaw Ceilidh

Bonshaw’s November Ceilidh is Sunday evening November 28th from 7-9 at the Bonshaw Hall in Bonshaw.
Our regulars welcome special guests fiddler Nathan Condon, classical guitarist Devin Krauskopf, the BUGS Ukulele Group, and Jolene Willis with her band WhatchatalkinboutWillis. There will be a 50/50 draw, open stage time, and lunch.Admission is by donation with this month’s proceeds going towards the Canadian Diabetes Association and a Cuba Relief Fund. Everyone welcome! For more information please call 675-4282 or 675-4093.
There will be no Bonshaw Ceilidh in December, but Jolene Willis with her band WhatchatalkinboutWillis will perform a concert at the Bonshaw Hall on Saturday, December 4th from 7 – 9pm. Ceilidhs will resume in 2011 on Sunday, January 30th.

2.  Farmers Helping Farmers is joining Ten Thousand Villages in final sale of the year

Farmers Helping Farmers is joining Ten Thousand Villages in the final sale of the year at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, UPEI,  Tuesday, November 30th, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 1st from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Thursday December 2nd from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Beautiful, fairly-traded gifts and household items benefitting artisans from more than 30 developing countries.  Admission is free.   For more information call John Burka at 367-9343.

3.  Workshop

Just a little reminder that I am offering the workshop “Challenging Myself to Live More Fully” on two Monday evenings, Nov. 22 & 29, (7-9 pm). The fee follows the PRH Sliding Scale of Fees which is based on your income level.  This little workshop has been popular this year. Below you will find a description of the workshop.

“Challenging Myself to Live More Fully”: There lives within each of us a deep desire to live more fully, to grow into who we are, and to be what we want to become.  I believe this is an ever growing search and challenge for all of us. How do we challenge ourselves and what more we can do to reach this goal are key questions in this workshop.

Please register early. Thank you!

Myrna Aylward, prh Educator & Counsellor   (902) 892-6585

4.   Second Annual American Thanksgiving Feast Fundraiser

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in downtown Charlottetown is holding its second annual American Thanksgiving feast on November 25 from 4:30 – 6:30.  The traditional turkey dinner includes an American favourite,  candied yams and traditional pumpkin and other homemade pies.  Come and enjoy a relaxed family atmosphere while enjoying an outstanding dinner. Tickets are just $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Family rate adjustments will be made at the door.  If you prefer, we will provide take-outs. Call to reserve your dinner 892-1691.



1.  Upcoming Vacancies on the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Council

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 Advisory Council on the Status of Women in its work?  This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

In late December 2010, four 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.  Note:  As of last month, any applications for specific agencies, boards or commissions must now be received by Participate in PEI, two (2) months before a vacancy occurs.

These applications are available on-line at or by calling the Executive Council Office at (902) 368-4502.  Participate in PEI’s website is .  You will see four headings in the sidebar with additional information regarding the process to follow to apply,  etc.

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women 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 PEI 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, and the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

If you would like more information on becoming a member of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, please email or call (902) 368-4510.

2.   The Native Council of PEI’s 4th Annual “Freezing for Warmth” Event

For the fourth year in a row, the Native Council of Prince Edward Island is hosting “Freezing for Warmth” from November 25th – 26th. NCPEI invites the general public to join us in our quest to create awareness and understanding to combat homelessness and violence against women on PEI. The vigil, beginning at 10:00 a.m. is in support of Grandmother’s House, the only women’s homeless shelter in Charlottetown. Pack your pillow and sleeping bag and come down to the corner of University and Fitzroy Avenue as we spend 24 hours on the streets “so other’s don’t have to”   NCPEI is partnering with the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre to host the “Take Back the Night March” that will be held on location at 6:00 p.m. on November 25th, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. There will be a bake sale and BB on location from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please visit for more information or call 892-5314.

3.  Workshop

“Fostering My Self-Esteem”  Saturday, Nov. 20 (9am-4:30pm)

The objective of this workshop is to  enable participants:

● discover from where in them self-esteem needs to originate
● understand what alters their self-esteem or cancels it altogether
● in order to embark on a journey that is conducive to accepting reality
● and to enter and to remain in a place where the true value of each person dwells.

Cost: The PRH Sliding Scale of Fees

Myrna Aylward, prh Educator & Counsellor
(902) 892-6585

4.   PEI Literacy Alliance Event

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


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.

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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