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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


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


Public Events 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.



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

2.  PSA – A Night in Indonesia

Canada World Youth &
Indonesian State Ministry for Youth and Sport Affairs present:

WHO: Canada World Youth
WHAT:  Disaster relief fundraiser night showcasing Indonesian culture, food, song, dance, and silent auction.
WHEN:  Tuesday December 7th from 6-9 PM. (Doors open at 5:30, Dinner starts at 6)
WHERE:  Downstairs Banquet Hall, Holland College Tourism and Culinary Institute
4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, PEI
COST:     Adults (16 or older): $15
Kids (15 and Younger) $5

Ticket includes authentic Indonesian dinner. Tickets can be purchased at Timothy’s World Coffee

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:     Ryan Cross Canada World Youth
Phone: 1902 218 6404       E-mail:

3. Book Signing – Finding Blue Beach Glass

Susan Doiron, Island author and counsellor, will be at Bookmark in Confederation Court Mall on December 11th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to sign her second book, Finding Blue Beach Glass, an original and inspirational self-help book for people seeking ways to enrich and motivate their daily lives.

4.  Celebration of Life ~ Kate Poole ~ Artist of The Soul

All are welcome to attend a gathering called “Celebration of Life ~ Kate Poole ~ Artist of The Soul”, on Sunday, December 12, from 3 pm till 11pm at the YLofts, 252 Prince St. (the old YMCA building) in Charlottetown. A programmed tribute to Kate will run from 4pm to 5:30pm followed by pot luck, a community open mic and jam for all with songs, stories memories to share. A gallery of Kate’s art will be on display as well. Please bring a contribution for pot luck and BYOB. Coffee and tea will be provided. Those wishing to make a monetary donation, to either MacPhail Woods Forestry Project or Rock Barra Retreat, can make either project name and can be mailed to MacPhail Woods Forestry Project c/o Gary Schneider, Box 11 Belfast, PE, C0A 1A0 or to Rock Barra Retreat. c/o Teresa Doyle, RR3 Belfast, PE, C0A 1A0

~ Kate’s memorial ~



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.


2.  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:

3.  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

4. 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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