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1.  New Activities Update and 2010 Purple Ribbon Campaign

A new Activities Update from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is now available.


2010 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence
– a project of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Check out the links to our 2010 Purple Ribbon Campaign information:

2.  Memorial Services and Events for Victims of Violence



Silent Witness Project Display
9 am, Holland College,
Charlottetown Centre cafeteria
More info: 566-9349

Memorial Service & Candle-Lighting
12 noon, Memorial Hall,
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Special guest Michael Kaufman,
White Ribbon Campaign
More info: 368-4510



Memorial Service In English
12:10 pm, Heritage Park,
Ottawa Street Entrance
(see below for more info)

Candle-Lighting for Victims of
Violence en français
7 pm, Le Centre Belle-Alliance
More info: 888-1685



Candle-lighting for Victims of
12 noon, O’Leary United Church
More info: 859-8849



SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Launch & Unveiling of Purple Ribbon
7 pm McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre, UPEI Campus
More info: 892-0110

3.   EPWIC Hosting Memorial Service

East Prince Women’s Information Centre Is hosting a service for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Day:  Monday, December 6, 2010
Time:  12:10 PM
Place: Heritage Park,Ottawa Street Entrance, Summerside
Refreshments will be served.
This day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.  They died because they were women.

Speakers:   Hon. Janice Sherry,  Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Province of PEI
Rev. Andrew Richardson, Chairperson of the City of Summerside Crime Prevention Committee


Purple Ribbons available at:
EPWIC,  109 Water Street
Summerside, PEI or call 436-9856

4.   Public Events on Monday, December 6 with Dr. Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign

Confederation Centre of the Arts, Memorial Hall
12:00 – 1:00 pm (as part of the Memorial Service)


Dr. Michael Kaufman will be in Charlottetown for a public speaking engagement entitled “How to Raise Our Sons to be Good Men.” All parents, teachers, clergy, community members  and anyone involved with youth  are invited to attend this free event.

This speaking engagement is made possible through funding from the Province of Prince Edward Island (Interministerial Womens Secretariat) and the City of Charlottetown (Mayor’s Purple Ribbon Task Force) as well as The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

When: Monday, December 6, 2010, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PEI

For more information: please email Donna Reardon, Admin Support for the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat
For more information about Michael Kaufman: please visit

Please spread the word about this great event!

Michael Kaufman, Ph.D. is an educator and writer focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women.  He has worked in forty-five countries, including extensively with the United Nations, as well as numerous governments and NGOs.  He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women.  He is the author or editor of six books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, as well as an award-winning novel.  His articles have been translated into fifteen languages.

5.  Women, Children, Men, Families ~ Mo ‘ Photo – Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer

Mo’Photo is a chance for anyone to contribute to Movember month, which is typically when men grow mustaches to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer Canada. With Mo’ Photo, men with or without staches, women, mothers, wives, sisters, children, groups, couples, and/or families rare all welcome to participate. Have your portrait professionally photographed Sunday, November 28th, 3 p.m until 9 p. m. for $20/portrait and you will receive a choice of an 6×10 or 2 5×7’s or 4×6’s. A great Christmas Gift!!! And a great Cause! No appointment necessary, and for those without natural mustaches, they can pick a fake one, many styles available. Non – sporting mustaches options as well. Visit 102 Queen St. suite 5, above Jems Boutique in Charlottetown. Event is hosted by photographers Matt Cormier and Nicole Boutilier of and Chris Wilkinson of For more information visit

6.   Life Coaching & Hypnosis Tools Complimentary Session for Non-Governmental Organizations or Community Groups
Darlene MacInnis of The Atlantic Hypnosis Center located in Charlottetown, PEI is offering early Christmas presents to Island based Community Groups and Non – Governmental Organizations. Ms. MacInnis, certified Life Coach & Consulting Hypnotist is offering complimentary sessions on anxiety and stress reduction as well as confidence and skill enhancement to groups across the Island. Community based organizations, women’s groups, arts organizations, health oriented organizations, carry a heavy load balancing resources and programming that often leads to burn out. Because budgets are tight, finding resources for staff/volunteer/client training/education can be quite limited. “I know what it’s like to work in the community. I was a child and youth worker for many years and know the stress on resources. Our center, (Atlantic Hypnosis Centre) is still new with lots of time and energy for sharing our resources. I thought I’d like to offer groups a chance to become familiar to life coaching and hypnosis. I’d can tailor the session to the needs of your organization,  within the frame of an introduction, so that the time is truly useful to you.”

Learning how hypnosis works, the power of re-programming thought patterns and how this impacts behavior and quality of life experience, are aspects of the introductory session. Anxiety and stress reduction and enhancing confidence and skills are areas most people feel they need help with, this customized to your organization’s services and needs, could be the framework for the session.

If you decide to book a session, Darlene McInnis will talk with you about your organization, and areas of interest, and work with your schedule to provide an hour long learning session. Some suggestions for scheduling a session include during lunch hour, within an established training/development program, board meetings or staff retreats.

To talk to Darlene about a complimentary session, please call 367 4007 or email

Atlantic Hypnosis Centre is located at 126 Richmond St., Suuite #3, Charlottetown and more information on their services can be found at

7.  Teresa Doyle ~ On route to Halifax Show with Irish Mythen and Christina Martin

Teresa Doyle, hometown singer songwriter, will join with Irish Mythen, and Christina Martin at The Carleton, in Halifax, NS, Sunday, December 5, 9-11pm. Brazen, sultry and gutsy, these three musicians each wow audiences all over the world, together at The Carleton, they will fuse in harmony in Women’s Song Circle.

Teresa just returned from a 3,500 kilometer journey through the Yukon on tour with Home Routes. Teresa lived in the Yukon working on the Yukon Route railroad 25 years ago and while there played at a small festival, Farrago Folk Festival. There Mitch Podolak – Home Routes founder and director, heard her and instantly booked her for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, in effect, launching her music career. Doyle played twelve shows in two weeks, closing the tour with a sold out show at her old locale, the Snake Pit Bar, Westminster Hotel, Dawson City.

Advance tickets are available by contacting The Carleton (902) 422-6335 end_of_the_skype_highlighting


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. 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.


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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