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1. Teresa Doyle & Late Night Parlour News

Teresa is thrilled to be hosting Kirtan at Soul Purpose Studios, (SPS) Friday, January 14, 5-6pm. Teresa has been teaching sound yoga, a meditation practice rooted in Kirtan principles of ancient traditions, meditation through sound and song and call and response chants. This is the first Kirtan to be offered at SPS and will be an introduction as well as free to one and all. No experience necessary. Entrance to SPS is on 118 Sydney St. third floor, above Sims Restaurant. For more information visit either SPS or Teresa Doyle on Facebook, or call 314 1456

On the same evening she’ll shift gears and outfit for Cocktails & Jazz at The Alibi Lounge, yes, Friday, January, 14, 7 – 10 p.m. Todd MacLean on saxophone and suitcase percussion as well as Hannah Rollwage on stand up bass will join Teresa. With the new year, Teresa is eager to give more to her fans, so Cocktails and Jazz will be more Teresa. She will introduce her shruti box, (a wooden instrument from India) some recent self penned folk tunes as well as belt out some of her favorite ole time hurting songs. Admission is by donation. The Alibi menu is decadent and diverse, dinner reservations are a must, as table sell out. Contact Jenny or Chris at 629 1651.

Sound Yoga is back till summer at Back Alley Music on Tuesday’s noon till 1pm. Drop in, no registration required or experience necessary. Sound Yoga is vocal meditation sourced through world chants, and where yoga meets music, union with a calm mind is found. $12.

Kids too are on the agenda, Saturday’s 1:30pm, The Guild. Children and/or parents interested in Kids Bedlam Choir and singing lessons, contact Teresa for more information.

For more information on any of these activities, 838 2973.

2. Looking for Nominations

This International Development Week, ACIC wants to recognize youth leaders who promote global social justice and environmental sustainability in their everyday lives.

Do you know someone between the ages of 15-30 who is making a difference as an active leader for a better world?

Nominate them -or yourself – to become a part of our ACTIVE-8 TEAM !
Nominees must meet all of the following criteria:

  • are 15 – 30 years of age.
  • have played an active role in promoting global citizenship.
  • currently reside in Atlantic Canada and be available for limited travel for video production on January 22nd.  Travel subsidies will be provided.
  • agree to be profiled through online videos and profiles, and in the media and as part of a local and national campaign
  • able to participate in International Development Week activities and events in the region, as ambassadors of the Active-8 campaign.
  • will actively inspire others to make on-line commitments to act for change during the month of February, 2011.

Eight Youth Ambassadors from throughout the Atlantic region will be selected to be part of the ‘Active-8’ Team who will lead the campaign by inviting individuals and groups to create an on-line pledge to take action during International Development Week.   Each Youth Ambassador will compile a team of other youth who will compete to win a prize for the most pledges obtained.  The eight individuals and their efforts to build a better future will be profiled nationally with other youth leaders from across Canada.

As a member of the Atlantic ACTIVE-8 TEAM, their commitment and efforts to build a better future will be recognized through multi-media profiles on our IDW website, representation at municipal proclamation ceremonies, and interviews with local media. More importantly, as we showcase their leadership, these eight Atlantic youth will also inspire the commitment of their peers and others to take action. This year’s IDW campaign challenges all of us to commit to actions for positive change for the world this International Development Week, and beyond. AND The Active-8 leader who collects the most on-line commitments will be awarded a prize of $1000!  Last year’s winner, Jill MacPherson, contributed the funds to the organization she volunteers with as well as towards relief efforts in Haiti.

How can you help? Nominate a youth leader active in global issues, from your area. They must be between15-30 and live in the Atlantic Region. To submit a nomination, please complete the nomination form with your nominee, and send it to us by January 17th at noon.

Do you have questions about the ACTIVE-8 Campaign? Please contact Eva George at  or call 902 431-2311.

3.  Late New Year’s Levée

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government invites you to a New Year’s Levée to mingle with future, current and past female politicians and those who support them.
January 27, 2011
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Queen Street Commons, 224 Queen Street
Please RSVP to or 569-1894

4.  Attention: PEI Women Visual Artists

Call for Submissions

International Women’s Day Centenary Show!

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

To celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day, this exhibition will feature 100 (or more) small gems of work created by PEI women artists, valued at $100 (or less). Organizations, governments, and individuals will be able to tangibly mark IWD’s roots in the labour movement by purchasing a piece and putting a little cash in the artist’s pocket during the lean months of March.

Canadian artists typically live well below the poverty line, with female artists earning on average, 28% less than their male counterparts.

What has changed in women’s lives in the last 100 years? What still needs to be changed? How are women around the globe doing? What matters to women now? What unique gifts do women offer the world?

PEI women artists are invited to submit an artwork, exploring these ideas. A variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, textile, and printmaking is welcome.

·     Open to PEI women artists
·     Work must be of professional quality
·     Work must be ready to hang or display
·     Work must be valued at $100 or less

Work can be dropped off at the Guild Gallery, Richmond Street, Charlottetown, on Monday, February 28 from 10 – 4 pm.

For more information email:

The exhibition will run from March 1 – 12, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 5, 2 – 4 pm. All are welcome to attend.

5.  Request for Proposals

The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat is issuing a request for proposals for project funding for community organizations in PEI.  The objective of the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat grant is to provide project funding to:

  • support organizations that provide direct services and programs for the benefit of women in Prince Edward Island; and/or
  • support projects that enhance awareness, education and social action on women’s legal, health, social and economic equality; and/or
  • support the capacity of women’s organizations that promote women’s equality through advocacy, research and policy development.

Applications/proposals must be received by February 25, 2011. For more information, please contact the Women’s Secretariat at (902) 368-6494 or email  A copy of the funding guidelines will be available shortly on our website at:

6.  IBS/PEI Social Forum: Implementing the Charlottetown Sustainability Plan

On Tuesday evening January 18 we will be resuming our Social Forums with guest, Laura MacPherson, Charlottetown Sustainability Coordinator. Bring something to share in a potluck dinner and join the discussion as Laura explains the priorities of the plan and what is being done to integrate sustainability thinking into the city’s operations, planning and development strategies.

Date: Tuesday January 18

Time: 6:30 – 9:30

Place: 114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown, PEI

7.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Understanding Communication and its Effectiveness”
Presented by: Anne Gillis, Facilitator & Coach

How you communicate can get you what you are seeking, or not…!
Many times we communicate with others and yet, we do not seem to be able to get our message across successfully. What are some of the things that we need to pay attention to so that the messages we are trying to communicate are clear and heard by others? What will help so that all parties can achieve their objectives?

Join us for a conversation on ways to improve the effectiveness of your communication with clients, business associates, friends and family.

Location:      Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, January 18th, 2010
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, January 14th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.


Lunch and Learn- Montague
“Generating Positive Publicity”
Presented By: Lori Mayne, Writer, Educator, Professional Communicator, and former Journalist

Do you cringe when a reporter calls? Do you wonder why your business doesn’t get coverage from local media? This session will give you tips on dealing effectively with the media and generating positive publicity for your business. You will learn how to attract media coverage, identify potential media opportunities, craft a press release, and direct a media interview.

Location:      Active Communities Inc., 540 Main St., Montague
Date:           Tuesday January 25th, 2011
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.

Registration Deadline: Friday January 21st, 2011 at 4:00pm.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Workplace Wellness”
Presented by: Wendy Chappell, The Whole Way Health & Fitness Studio

The workplace is a favourable setting for promoting Active Living and Wellness, whether you have one employee or hundreds. Discover why, through the presentation of some eye opening statistics, your workplace should promote a culture that values workers’ health and physiological needs. Benefit from the time to explore the many options for addressing workplace wellness and get ideas about tweaking the initiatives you already have in place. Enjoy some joint mobility exercises for your neck and your hands so your afternoon will be less stressful and an introduction to Kettlebell training.

Location:       Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:            Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Time:            12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 436-0386.   Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Top Tax-Filing Mistakes to Avoid”
Presented by: BDO Canada LLP, (formerly) BFM Chartered Accountants

Many people dread this time of year – filing their income tax return. Making an error on your tax return could cost you time, money and a lot of grief. Before just going through the motions of filing this April, be sure that you are up to date on some very common mistakes made by income tax filers every year. Jennifer Dunn is a tax partner with BDO Canada LLP and has been practicing tax for the last 18 years. Jennifer will lead us through some of the most common mistakes made and will provide helpful hints to ensure we reduce our taxes and maximize our refunds.

Location:       Rodd Royalty, 14 Capital Dr. (formerly Trans-Canada Highway)
Date:            Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Time:            12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $15.75 (includes GST), non-members $21.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

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.



1.    Family Violence Prevention Week Coordinating Committee Looking for Information

The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC) Family Violence Prevention Week Coordinating Committee (FVPWCC) is requesting information from community organizations regarding activities planned for Family Violence Prevention Week that will run from February 13-19, 2011.  The FVPWCC is compiling a schedule of events that will be held around the province.  The schedule will be publicized through various media outlets and will be posted on the PAC website.  Organizations who would like information on their events included in the schedule are requested to send details of the event including the specific date, time and place to me at or to Philip Matusiewicz, Executive Director of PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, at by January 21, 2011. Thank you !

Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl, Ph.D.
Family Violence Prevention & Community Development Coordinator
Child and Family Services
Community Services, Seniors and Labour
161 St. Peters Road,  PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-368-6712
Fax: 902-368-6186

2.  Ottawa Workshop on Human Rights of Women

The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) is hosting an AGM and a workshop on how international women’s human rights norms can be used in local advocacy.  The workshop will facilitate discussions about how you can use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in your work and your communities to advance the human rights of women.   This two day event will happen on February 9-10th in Ottawa.

For more information, you can contact Julie Lalonde at julie@fafia-afai.orgor at 613-232-9505 ext: 113


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
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269


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