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NEW LISTINGS

1.   2011 Family Violence Prevention Week Activities, February 13 – 19

Sunday February 13

  • The Evangeline Community Consultative Group (ECCG) and the Conseil scolaire communautaire Évangéline are sponsoring a Family-Community Day with Winter Activities at the Centre scolaire  communautaire Évangéline in Abram-Village. Families and the general public are invited. Time: 11:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch at 11:00am will be followed by an afternoon full of activities including music entertainment, knitting and rug hooking demonstrations, cribbage tournaments, sleigh rides, face painting, and bingo. Ice cream and toffee will be available. The ECCG will be explaining and distributing ID Kits for children up to grade 6 along with the RCMP and members of the Young Adult Group.
  • United Church in O’Leary will hold a family pot luck dinner. Sunday school class will make posters about Strengthening the Family. Time: 12 noon.

Monday February 14

  • Summerside “Community Walk to End Family Violence”. Credit Union Place 10am -1pm to promote Peace Begins at Home. Invited and Official Guests Walk at 11:30am.
  • Evangeline Community Consultative Group (ECCG)’s newly developed bilingual information sheet on Family Violence will be delivered to all households in the Wellington and Richmond Post Office region. The Information Sheet contains information on family violence and its effects on victims as well as resource information for neighbours, friends and family who know someone who is being abused, and for victims living with family violence.

Wednesday February 16

  • East Prince Youth Development Centre in Summerside will present a session on “Healthy Relationships” as part of the Parent Power Program. General information on abuse types, power and control issues and safety planning will be presented and an abuse story DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow. The session is open to all single parents enrolled in the employability program. Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
  • Access PEI in O’Leary in partnership with West Prince Family Violence Prevention will hold their annual “Sweetheart Dinner” Fundraiser for staff from noon-1pm at Access PEI in O’Leary. Proceeds will go to West Prince Family Violence Prevention.
  • Valerie Smallman will give a presentation to the O’Leary United Church youth group on healthy relationships. Time: 7 pm

Thursday February 17

  • Charlottetown “Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence”. Walk begins at 12 noon at Province House. Reception to follow at 12:30pm at the Charlottetown City Hall. (Storm date Friday, February 18th)
  • The Montague SAVE chapter is hosting a coffeehouse Thursday, February 17 from 7pm to 9pm at the Montague Regional High School cafeteria. The event will be packed with entertainment by Eddy Quinn and Fiddler’s Sons and PEI Music Award winner Katie McGarry. Other entertainers include Carmen Grinton, Brielle Ansems, Cory MacKenzie, Ben Aitchen, Carter MacLellan, and the MRHS band ensemble. Myles MacKinnon of K-ROCK 105.5 FM will be part of the show. Admission is $5.

Friday February 18

  • Parkview Senior Citizens Club in Summerside will hold a general awareness session on elder abuse for the Club’s Board Executive and Club members from 1:00-2:00pm. The presentation will include information on signs to watch for, types of abuse, scams, fears seniors may have about abuse and things seniors can do to protect themselves.
  • West Prince Family Violence Prevention, in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is holding a Workshop on “How to Make Relationships Work for You” for anyone who accesses or has accessed a CMHA service. Location: Club House in Alberton. Time: 1:00-2:00pm.
  • Souris High School Awareness Walk. All students will walk and will be accompanied by the RCMP. Time 1:30pm.
  • Valerie Smallman of West Prince Family Violence Prevention will make a presentation on healthy relationships to the O’Leary Nazarene Church youth group. Time: 8 pm.

Week-Long Events

  • Promote “Random Acts of Kindness” at schools, Church groups, local businesses and community organizations throughout the week, with a bracelet day on Islander Day on Monday February 21st at Credit Union Place.
  • Support of Purple Ribbon Campaign through West Prince businesses and community organizations
  • Vinny’s Takeout and Restaurant in O’Leary will be selling “Daily Dinner Specials” all week in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week.

For further updates and information on family violence prevention, visit
www.stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca

2.  Featured Facts from the PEI Status of Women

Visit our websites daily during Family Violence Prevention Week for a featured fact about violence against women.

https://peiacsw.wordpress.com
http://www.gov.pe.ca/acsw

3.   Love’s Serenade – by Riotous Bellas

Catherine Ann & Kele Redmond wish to thank all who have supported Love’s Serenade with purchasing tickets, volunteering and promoting. All proceeds to SAGE – preventing child sexual abuse.

An Ode to Love in her many faces, framed by titillation & threat, will be expressed in music, song, dance, and play. Saturday, February 12. 4pm doors open and finger food menu/bar available at 3:15pm. ALL TABLES ARE SOLD OUT ~ only bar seats and standing room remaining. Call Jenny at The Alibi for more information 629 1651.     www.sagepei.org

4. OPEN MIC and special-guest-island-artist Dianne Hicks Morrow.

Red Earth Women Presents is pleased to bring another February event with OPEN MIC and special-guest-island-artist Dianne Hicks Morrow.

Since the publication of her poetry collection Long Reach Home in 2002, Dianne has given readings and writing workshops across Canada.

A former executive director of the L.M. Montgomery Institute at UPEI, and a past president of the PEI Writer’s Guild, Dianne now writes and teaches full-time.

In 2008 she received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island. Her non-fiction book Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul contains interviews with 27 Atlantic Canadians about the kindred spirit “elationships” in their lives.

Her new book of poetry will be published by Acorn Press in 2011.

A L L are W E L C O M E
at the Main Faculty Lounge, Main Building, UPEI
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Show up/check it out/sign up for open mic: Doors @ 7, OPEN MIC @ 7:30,
Dianne Hicks Morrow ~9
Beth Janzen: MC

http://redearthwomenpresents.wordpress.com

5.  New Funding Option with Status of Women Canada Women’s Program – Nouvelle option de financement du Programme de promotion de la femme de Condition féminine Canada

Hello!  Bonjour,

Please read on….for new opportunity for project funding now!.  you may distribute.

(la version française suit)
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index-eng.html
see  Blueprint projects

Is your organization ready for a challenge? Want to make a real difference in the lives of Canadian women and girls, particularly those from immigrant and Aboriginal communities? If your organization is looking for a new opportunity and:

  • is partnership-friendly and action-oriented,
  • is well-managed, and
  • has solid roots in the community,

a Blueprint Project may be right for your organization!

What is a Blueprint Project?
Blueprint Projects are a series of ready-made projects for which eligible organizations can apply. The projects fall into one or more of seven thematic areas:
1. Increasing recruitment of women into non-traditional work;
2. Retaining and promoting women in non-traditional and under-represented sectors;
3. Increasing women’s involvement as decision-makers in community-based organizations;
4. Improving access to second-stage services for women who have experienced abuse;
5. Using gender-based analysis to improve community safety;
6. Engaging youth in preventing violence against girls and women; and
7. Improving financial and growth opportunities for women business owners.

Why?
The Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada is in a unique position to respond to both longstanding and emerging issues of concern to women and girls, to identify specific groups or sectors requiring assistance, to build on positive results and lessons learned in previously funded projects, and to play a key role in preparing Canadian women and girls to meet the challenges of the future.

When?
Blueprint Project applications will be processed as they are received, so the sooner you apply, the better! Funding is limited and the Blueprint Project application form is quick and easy, so why wait?
Deadline: February 21, 2011

Please note: Regular applications to the Women’s Program are still accepted on a continuous intake basis.

How?
To get started, http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/fun-fin/bp-pm/index-eng.html

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À lire pour une possibilité de financement de projets en ce moment!
http://www.cfc-swc.gc.ca/index-fra.html

vous pouvez distribuer!

Projets modèles_
Votre organisme est-il prêt à relever un défi ou recherche-t-il une nouvelle occasion?

Souhaite-t-il apporter de véritables changements dans la vie des femmes et des filles au Canada, en particulier dans celle des immigrantes ou des femmes autochtones? Répond-il aux critères suivants?
Est-il ouvert aux partenariats?
Est-il bien administré?
Est-il bien enraciné dans la collectivité?
Dans ce cas, un projet-modèle pourrait être tout indiqué.
De quoi s’agit-il?
Les projets-modèles sont un ensemble de projets prêts à réaliser pour lesquels des organismes admissibles peuvent demander un financement. Les projets doivent s’inscrire dans un ou

plusieurs des thèmes ci-dessous :
1.       Augmenter le recrutement de femmes dans les secteurs d’emploi traditionnellement masculins;
2.       Encourager la rétention et l’avancement des femmes dans les secteurs traditionnellement masculins et d’autres secteurs où elles sont sous-représentées;
3.   Accroître la participation des femmes à la prise de décisions dans les organismes communautaires;
4.   Améliorer l’accès aux services de transition pour les femmes victimes d’abus;
5.   Améliorer la sécurité des collectivités grâce à l’analyse comparative entre les sexes;
6.   Impliquer les jeunes dans la prévention de la violence faite aux filles et aux femmes;
7.   Améliorer l’accès des femmes entrepreneures au financement et aux occasions de croissance.

Pourquoi?
Le Programme de promotion de la femme de Condition féminine Canada est très bien placé pour répondre aux problèmes de longue date ainsi qu’aux nouveaux enjeux qui touchent les femmes et les filles; pour déterminer quels sont les domaines ou les populations ayant besoin d’aide; pour mettre à profit les résultats et les enseignements des projets financés antérieurement; ainsi que pour jouer un rôle déterminant dans la préparation des Canadiennes — femmes et filles — qui seront appelées à relever les défis de demain.
Quand?
Les demandes de financement pour les projets-modèles seront traitées dès leur réception. Ne tardez pas! Le financement est limité et le formulaire de demande est vite rempli.

Qu’attendez-vous?
Date limite : Le 21 février 2011
Remarque : Le Programme de promotion de la femme continue d’accepter les demandes régulières de financement.

6.  PEI Literacy Alliance Pleased

The PEI Literacy Alliance is happy to see that three great supporters of literacy are appearing  at the Confederation Centre on Feb 26th.

Lorne Elliott will be on stage with guest performers Patrick Ledwell and Margie Carmichael.

For tickets go to http://www.charlottetownfestival.com/37-The-Lorne-Elliott-Comedy-Show

You can also check out Lorne’s website at http://www.lorne-elliott.com

7.  PRH –Personal Growth and Personality Development Workshops, Offered by Sr. Myrna Aylward, licensed PRH Educator/Counselor

Parental Collaboration in the Education of Children
This workshop is for parents interested in creating an educational atmosphere that will enhance their child’s overall growth and includes information on parental interaction, dialogue, agreement and harmony, which are indispensible to the child’s progress. The workshop will be held on four Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 7- 9 p.m.

The Power of Feelings
This workshop helps persons discover the true value of feelings, gain a clearer understanding of their messages and the impact these feeling have on one’s actions or non-actions; and provides means for managing these feelings in a more constructive manner. The workshop will be held on three Monday evenings, March 7, 14, and 21 at 7-9p.m.

Contact Information:
Contact Sr. Myrna: 892-6585 or myrna@transforming-self.com
The cost for each workshop follows the PRH Sliding Scale of Fees based on income level.

8.  Bioenergetic Exercise Classes

Bioenergetic Exercises Classes which can enable participants to feel less stressed and have a better sense of well-being begin on Monday March 7th 7:00-8:00. at Mt. St. Mary’s Auditorium 141 Mt. Edward Rd. in Charlottetown.  Cost is $60.00 for 6 classes.  To register please call Margaret at 394-4386 or e-mail mbernard.bio@gmail.com

9.  Dr. Greg Cameron To Address Global Trends and Transitions in Atlantic Agriculture at ADAPT Conference and Annual Meeting; March 14 -15.

Global trends in agriculture and their dramatic affect on the future of rural communities in Atlantic Canada, will be addressed by Dr Greg Cameron at the P.E.I. Adapt Council’s annual general meeting and conference Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15, at the Farm Centre (420 University Avenue) in Charlottetown.

Cameron is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Rural Community Studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. He will focus on “Global Trends and the Future of Agriculture” during an evening session on Monday at the Farm Centre. “I will be tracking some of the trends going on in both Canada and the ‘Global South’ that relate to smallholder food systems. I will also be looking at the global context at the WTO, and alternative models on offer in certain regions of the world.”

Tuesday he will turn his attention to the regional scene as part of a daylong session. Cameron said he plans to look at the staying power of the emerging forms of agriculture and “explore the possibilities of conceiving and advancing a new model of ‘rurality’ in the Atlantic Region” He believes this region has much to learn from other rural based communities around the world and he will be sharing some of those experiences.

Cameron’s background positions him well for understanding the needs and realities facing rural communities. He received his doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London in 2002. Prior to joining the NSAC in 2006, he taught political science at the University of Asmara, Eritrea in north-east Africa for over 4 years, from 2002-2006.

During the late 1980s and a good part of the 1990s, he worked as a CUSO cooperant in Tanzania, first with the Tanzanian co-operative movement on the islands of Zanzibar, and then with pastoralist NGOs in Arusha, northern Tanzania. His fieldwork and research in Eastern Africa have focused on co-operatives and other popular organizations, rural policy, food security, the developmental state, democratization transitions, and global trends in trade and governance practices.

At the Rural Research Centre of the NSAC he is currently building a research program on the shifts, transitions, and tensions in contemporary Atlantic Canada as they relate to food security, farm(er) sovereignty, rural poverty, organic agriculture, buy/grow local , agricultural co-operatives, and other citizen and governmental initiatives.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS FREE and is open to anyone with an interest in the future of the Island s agriculture and agri-food production. However, pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. To Register Call: 902-368-2005 or Email: phil@peiadapt.com;

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.  WALK IN SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

12:00 noon to 12:30 pm, Thursday February 17th (begins at Province House) (Snow Date Friday February 18th)

Reception at 12:30 to follow at the Charlottetown City Hall

The Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence will be a symbolic gesture by those of us determined to give a voice to those family violence victims who remain silent out of shame or fear.  The time has come for community members to join together to end the tragedy that exists in many PEI homes. Every Islander should know that a truly safe community is one in which citizens are safe not only on the streets but especially in their homes. Community members have an essential role to play in supporting each other through challenging times and helping each other to find nonviolent ways to relieve stress and resolve conflict. Community members engaged and working together is essential for a healthy, thriving community.

The walk will bring together Islanders and representatives from many interested groups and professions to show their commitment and fellowship in the betterment of PEI homes by preventing family violence. The impact of family violence is not limited to those directly experiencing the violence. The effects are felt by the immediate family as well as extended family members, friends and neighbors, with the consequences being devastating for all. Victims who continue to live in dangerous situations will be given hope that a peaceful home is attainable.

The silent walk will begin at Province House in Charlottetown ending with a reception at Charlottetown City Hall. The intention is to raise the public awareness of the presence of family violence in our homes and to show solidarity of all groups and entities of PEI who are committed to making our communities safer. With a united effort, Prince Edward Island can lead Canada in the reduction and prevention of incidents of family violence and enjoy safer,healthier communities Island-wide.

Come walk with other Islanders and with professionals working to end the violence.

Resource information will be available.

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“Community Walk to End Family Violence”
Kickoff to Promote
Family Violence Prevention Week
Feb 13th – 20th,  2011
at
Credit Union Place, Summerside
Monday, February 14th, 2011
Between 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Invited & Official Guests Walk at 11:30

Residents, Community Service Providers & Staff, Business People, Local Individuals & Groups You are all invited to take part on your breaks… as part of your morning…over your lunch hour …etc…. to come and show support for this important week that promotes, “Peace Begins At Home”.  It will do your heart good!!

2.  New Resource for Social Studies Classrooms!

Global Justice for Gender Development is a seven-module series examining poverty and power, women’s rights, humanitarian emergencies, HIV and AIDS, food security, water, and climate change through a global gender lens. The modules include student materials such as readings and case studies, rich powerpoint images, and film and audio clips. Strategies are included for students to take action as active citizens for global change. Designed for Nova Scotia classrooms, the resource can be used in any secondary school setting. Gender Justice for Global Development was developed by Oxfam Canada and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency through the Global Classroom Initiative.

These materials are freely available at: www.oxfam.ca/teachingglobalgender

3.   Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are about to impose usage-based billing on YOU.

This means we’re looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do withsmart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more forless Internet. Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control theInternet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.

These Big Telecom companies are forcing small competing ISPs to adopt the same pricing scheme,so that we have no choice but to pay these punitive fees.

This will crush innovative services, Canada’s digital competitiveness, and your wallet.

We urgently need to send a clear message to Ottawa, saying that we won’t stand by while some of the most profitable companies in the country indiscriminately add new fees to our Internet bills. Enough is enough.

Forward this message, AND sign the petition at: http://openmedia.ca/meter

UPDATE: The Liberals and the NDP have now come out AGAINST Internet metering. We’re winning,

Canada – now onto the government in power!

4.  February is PSYCHOLOGY MONTH

February, 2011 marks the seventh annual National Psychology Month campaign.  During Psychology Month, the Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island (PAPEI) along with the national and other provincial psychological associations, reach out to the public about any number of psychological issues of public concern.  These can range from learning problems in childhood, depression and heart disease, age-related memory changes, parenting, and work-related health to name only a few.

The following are some of the PAPEI sponsored talks for Psychology Month on Prince Edward Island:

Saturday February 12, 2011at 1pm: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Presented by Peter Pierre, Summerside Rotary Library

Friday February 18, 2011 at 3pm: Becoming Sorceress: Radical Psychology, Womanism, and Rizomatic Families Presented by Dr. Kathleen Skott Myhre, UPEI Memorial Hall 215

Saturday February 19, 2011 at 1pm: Learning Disabilities Presented by Peter Pierre, Summerside Rotary Library

5.  East Prince Seniors Initiative

Have you ever been frustrated with outdated information?
Having difficulty finding essential resources you require?

East Prince Seniors Initiative invites you to an Information Session
For “Go Community Network”
PEI Online Service Directory

Some of GO Community’s Benefits:

Connects People with Resources
Empowers Professionals to Assist Clients
Enables Agencies to Share Information
Membership is free!

Where: Credit Union Place  511 Notre Dame St. Summerside
When: February 15, 2011   1:30 PM or 7:00 PM

We look forward to seeing you.  Please RSVP by February 11
Telephone: 902-888-2177 or e-mail  marie.epsi@live.ca

6.  Take:30 to Read With Me! Survey

Did you have a baby in the last six months?
Did you receive a green Take 30 to Read with Me! Bag with books?
If you answered YES to both of those questions, we want your feedback!

Click on, or copy and paste the following link into your browser:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dDNZTlAwV0NjcnBzalhabHZaZmYtZFE6MA#gid=0

You can also reply via email to alroachokeefe@edu.pe.ca.

You received a Take:30 to Read with Me! Bag of books at the hospital after your baby was born.

This bag was designed to encourage parents to cuddle, read, talk, and sing with their baby.

Research shows that learning begins at birth. Take 30: to Read with Me! provides families with some books and key community information they need to give their baby the best start in life.

You have a chance to be entered into our draw for a Take:30 To Read with Me!: Family Literacy Basket Package of FREE books and other goodies. Your name will also be automatically registered into our VIP Island Family list, where you will receive special emails, current information about community and local resources for your family and a  complimentary sneak peek at the Island Family Magazine (quarterly).

If you would like to email your comments, please send them to: alroachokeefe@edu.pe.ca  If you would like to complete the survey via telephone, please call Alaina Roach O’Keefe at 902.368.4658.
For additional information about Take: 30 to Read with Me! Please visit: http://www.take30.pe.ca

Take:30 to Read with Me! is a joint initiative of Family Place (Summerside, PEI), CHANCES Family Resource Centres, and the PEI Provincial Government (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development). A special thank you goes to past sponsors: Kids Count- The Learning Fund, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, PEI Provincial Library Services, and Canadian Parents for French- PEI.

7.  Healthy, affordable food for all?

The PEI Food Security Network will hold its next public workshop on Wednesday, February 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown.

Healthy, Affordable Food for All; where are we and what do we need to do?  will explore questions such as:

* How much does it really cost to provide a healthy diet for families and individuals?
* What do we know or not know about preparing and preserving food?  How do those skills relate to access to healthy and affordable food?
* What is the state of food insecurity in PEI? What are some of the issues that prevent some people from having access to enough healthy food?

The goal of the workshop is to identify actions that members of the Food Security Network and others might take to promote access to healthy, affordable food for all people in PEI.  It will feature a panel discussion with Home Economist Margaret Prouse, UPEI Professor Dr. Jennifer Taylor, and Jessica Dorgan Trail from Kids West Family Resource Centre.  Jake Bartlett, a researcher at the Institute of Island Studies, will present data related to food costing, food skills, and access to affordable, healthy food.  Jake is involved with a project centred at Wilfrid Laurier University called “Food Counts”, which is about measuring food security in PEI as well as in the Waterloo region of Ontario.

The workshop will be followed by a short annual general meeting.

There is no cost for the workshop, but preregistration is required.  Please contact the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance by email, cecampbell@edu.pe.ca, or by phone 368-6844.

8.   PEI “Tile Twisters” Scrabble Club

Whether you’re an experienced player looking for some new competition, or a beginner wanting to expand your skills,  The PEI Tile Twisters Club is for everyone.  Meetings are held regularly, where SCRABBLE is played in a fun, friendly atmosphere on the first and third Tuesday evening of every month. We meet at the MURPHY’S COMMUNITY CENTRE, Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Room 202, at 6:30pm.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  The Club venue is handicap accessible.

There is a small fee for each Meeting, though the first meeting is FREE for everyone.  For more information, call Darin at 368-4336, or Michelle at 368-7452.

9.  SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Activities

February 17 from 7-9pm, Montague Regional High School Coffee House. Entertainment by Fiddler’s Sons and Katie McGarry. Admission $5.00 with proceeds going to the SAVE program.

February 18 at 1:30, Souris High School Awareness Walk. This will be all students accompanied by the RCMP.

10.  Using New & Social Media for Political Campaigns

Social Media Training for Women In Politics

Now is the time to start planning your campaign strategy and how to use social media to your advantage. Join us Saturday, February 26th, from 9 AM – 12 Noon at the Dutch Inn, Cornwall for this interactive social media training workshop facilitated by Nancy Beth Guptill of Sweet Spot Marketing, with special guests Cynthia Dunsford, PEI Provincial MLA and Tina Moore-Mundy, City of Summerside Councillor.

We will discuss how to run a successful campaign using social media, and we’ll teach you how to create a social media action plan based on your campaign platform. We will introduce the most popular social media channels politicians are using, and how these new communication channels are being successfully used in campaigns and political marketing. This workshop is specifically for women politicians, candidates, political marketers and campaign workers.

For more information and/or to register visit www.womeningovernmentpei.ca

11.  CELEBRATION

What: A fun filled and action packed night to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00PM

Where: Summerside Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre, Harbour Drive, Summerside, PEI Gift Bags will be given to everyone that attends – Door Prizes will be given out throughout the night.

NO ADMISSION

IF you want tickets to ensure your seat for the night,

please contact:   Andy Lou Somers, 436-9856 or email: epwic@eastlink.ca

12. 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.

Theme:
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.

Criteria:
·     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: skowalik@pei.sympatico.ca

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

13.  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 dmreardon@gov.pe.ca.  A copy of the funding guidelines will be available shortly on its website at:

http://www.gov.pe.ca/sss/iws-info/dg.inc.php3

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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 https://peiacsw.wordpress.com . 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
peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
http://www.gov.pe.ca/acsw

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