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NEW LISTINGS

1.   ECMA East Coast Swamp Tickets Go On Sale Today

Tickets will go on advance sale Friday, April 1 pm at Globe World Flavors on Victoria Row for ECMA partnered stage, East Coast Swamp. The Swamp shows are a mix of roots, blues, honky tonk and folk rock music and musicians from each Maritime province scheduled for Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 3-8pm. PEI musicians featured include Brooke Miller, Katie McGarry, Haunted Hearts, Teresa Doyle, and Sarah Sandford, PEI’s Got Blues, Amanda Rae Gallant as well as off Islanders Mike Biggar, Ross Nielsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards, and a Very Special NB blues man guest. The Swamp series is presented by Heart Centered Productions – Do What You Love & Love What You Do –
for more information visit event page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193307130705405&notif_t=event_wall#wall_posts

2.  Seniors Safety Seminar

The PEI Seniors Safety Program and the Seniors’ Secretariat invite you to a free Seniors Safety Seminar. These very popular seminars will be presented in several locations. Join us to learn how to recognize frauds and scams and steps that you can take to protect yourself.

April 6, 2011
St. Mary’s Church, Montague

April 20, 2011
Souris Seniors Club Building, Main Street Souris
1:00-4:00pm

Free
Refreshments will be served.
To register for either event call 1-866-770-0588

3.  Workshop – The Value of My Life

We are meant to be happy with who we are and in what we do.

1.   How aware are you of the positive in
– your life,
– your person,
– your past?

2.  Would you like to increase your happiness within yourself, with others and with what you have?

3.   Would you like to improve the perspective of yourself and of your life?

This workshop will help you improve your relationships with yourself and others. It will help you to have a more positive perception of your life and increase the value of many things. It will help you become a happier you!

Dates:  Three Wednesday Evening April 6, 13, & 20

Time:   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location:  Mount St. Mary’s

Cost:  The PRH Sliding Scale of Fees based on your income level

Contact: Sr. Myrna Aylward, 892-6585, myrna@transforming-self.com

4.  Pan-Canadian Day of Action to End the war in Afghanistan – Peace Rally in Charlottetown Friday April 8

The Island Peace Committee and the Canadian Peace Alliance invite Islanders to join a Canadian day of action to demand an end to the war in Afghanistan and to bring the troops home, with a rally in front of the PEI Legislature on Friday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. There will be songs, speeches, and prayers.

This day of action will coincide with anti-war demonstrations in the US in both New York and San Francisco.

The statistics are shocking. According to the Afghan Rights Monitor: “Almost everything related to the war surged in 2010: the combined numbers of Afghan and foreign forces surpassed 350,000; security incidents mounted to over 100 per week; more fighters from all warring side were killed; and the number of civilian people killed, wounded and displaced hit record levels.”

The NATO forces continue with air strikes that kill civilians such as during the 4 days of attacks on Ghazi Abad which started on February 16 and killed more than 60 civilians – 30 of which were children. In a single two week period between the 12th and 26th of February, 200 civilians were killed.

The Canadian deployment of another 1000 soldiers to act as trainers will only compound the problems faced by the Afghan people. Any support for the corrupt regime of Hamid Karzai works against the aspirations of the Afghan people to live in a free and democratic society. The Harper government admitted that they were propping up a corrupt regime while at the NATO summit in Lisbon. They even announced that they would refuse to send aid to the Afghan president until they had assurances that the money would be spent properly. One wonders what strange twist of logic has Canada refusing to send aid for fear of corruption while they are willing to send Canadian soldiers to help expand the control of that same corrupt government throughout the country.

Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have provided an example of people struggling to create a new society without western intervention and against regimes supported by the west. The people of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have done more to bring peace and democracy to their countries than years of US-led military occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Self-determination for the Afghan people is the only solution to the current crisis. In the words of former Afghan MP, Malalai Joya – “No nation can donate liberation to another nation. These values must be fought for and won by the people themselves. They can only grow a and flourish when they are planted by the people in their own soil and watered by their own blood and tears. ”

The majority of Canadians want our troops brought home now. Join us on Friday, April 8 at 5: 00 p.m. in front of the PEI Legislature and demand that the Harper government listen to the Canadian people and end this war.

Leo Broderick
Island Peace Committee

5.   You are invited:  Book Launch

The PEI Launch of Valerie Compton’s Debut Novel TIDE ROAD

Monday, April 11 at 7 pm
Faculty Lounge
Main Building, UPEI Campus
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI

Please join Valerie Compton as she tours for her acclaimed debut novel Tide Road.

All events are free, but don’t forget your wallet! Books will be available for purchase, and Valerie will be happy to sign your copy.

Contact:  Corey Redekop at credekop@gooselane.com

6.  Island Business News Now Online for Free Viewing

I know a lot of you asked about this in the past and so for the first time ever, the popular Island Business News Business Publication (Est. July 2007) is now available as a small PDF file for easy viewing by just clicking on the link below. What a great way to keep informed about business throughout this Region (and especially PEI)

Feel free to forward to your clients, staff, associates, etc. who you feel might enjoy reading these stories of success and also learning from the Leaders and Businesses we profile and interview each month.

You can view the latest (Mid-March Edition) at the following link:

http://www.tisti.ca/wp-content/themes/tisti/pdf/ibnmarch.pdf

Note: Island Business News was established in July 2007, is distributed as a hard copy publication to thousands of Readers and available at more than 120 popular pick-up locations. Since its launch Island Business News has helped share the story and message of close to 600 Businesses and also many high achieving North American Leaders and is always on the look-out for new business stories to share and businesses that want help promoting their brand.

If you know of any businesses or individuals who would like to be considered as a possible fit in the future, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Note: If you’d like to make sure you get future editions for free online viewing feel free to let us know to add you to our newsletter and we’ll make sure you receive the copy of the paper once a month, and you can opt out at any time of course – to be added, please just reply to this email (not reply all) with your email address, name and the words Please Add Me – at the same time, if you’d prefer not to receive the link to the digital version of the paper, please just let us know and we’ll make sure not to send

For additional information,
Email: info@careeralternatives.ca

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.   NEW BRUNSWICK ADVISORY COUNCIL ELIMINATED

This week, the New Brunswick government abolished the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women. This is terrible news. The National Coalition of Advisory Councils has decried this decision.

Here is information about ways to connect with and support our New Brunswick colleagues:

A blog (http://www.advisoryactionconseil.wordpress.com) and a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_108606645888020&ap=1) have been set up to help organize and rally support for the New Brunswick Council. They are also tweeting under the #nbwomen hashtag. Should any of you wish to make statements of support, they would be glad to have them to put on the blog and share. The contact e-mail for this action is advisoryactionconseil@gmail.com .

This information came thanks to Beth Lyons, Events Coordinator and Researcher/Planificatrice d’événements et Chercheuse, New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women/Conseil consultatif sur la condition de la femme au Nouveau-Brunswick, 1-506-862-9557

2.   Women in Leadership School

On April 15 and 16, the PEI Coalition for Women in Government, will be hosting a leadership school, offering participants the opportunity to network with successful women leaders, provide skills-building workshops and direction to encourage women’s greater participation in politics and leadership.

The Honourable Sheila Copps, the first woman in Canada’s history to hold the position of Deputy Prime Minister, will present a keynote address on “How to Win Friends and Influence Politics” at a free public presentation on Friday, April 15. A Mentoring Dinner, hosted by Senator Catherine Callbeck, will provide participants with an informal opportunity to converse with Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians and PEI women politicians. Sessions will include Communicating with the Media, Using Social Media in Political Campaigns, Running a Campaign, and much more.

Prospective and current candidates and supporters, elected representatives, young women, and leaders from the community are encouraged to join us.

For an overview of the agenda and to register on-line visit www.womeningovernmentpei.ca

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government, established in 2004, is a multi-partisan coalition of individuals and organizations committed to increasing women’s opportunities to be elected to government in PEI and to advocate for the support of diversity of decision making at all elected levels.

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“How to Win Friends and Influence Politics”

Keynote Speaker: Honourable Sheila Copps
Tourism and Culinary Institute, Charlottetown
April 15, 2011, 7:30 pm

The PEI Coalition for Women in Government is pleased to announce that the Honourable Sheila Copps will be the keynote speaker at a free public presentation during the Women in Leadership School, April 15 and 16.

Ms Copps offers a deep knowledge of the workings of government, having served as an Ontario Provincial Government-Member of Parliament and assistant to the Leader of the Opposition from 1977 to 1984 and federally as Liberal Member of Parliament and Minister from 1984 to 2003. She was the first woman in Canada’s history to hold the position of Deputy Prime Minister. Since 2004, she has worked as a nationally syndicated columnist and broadcaster.

The Women in Leadership School will offer participants the opportunity to network with successful women leaders, provide skills-building workshops and direction to encourage women’s greater participation in politics and leadership. For more information visit: http://www.womeningovernmentpei.ca.

The Coalition, established in 2004, is a multi-partisan coalition of individuals and organizations committed to increasing women’s opportunities to be elected to government in PEI and to advocate for the support of diversity of decision making at all elected levels. The Coalition acknowledges financial support from Status of Women Canada.

For more information on these events, contact:
Sandy Kowalik
Email: sandy@womeningovernmentpei.ca

3.  PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (April)

WRITING THE LANDSCAPE WEST
Deirdre Kessler: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series
In partnership with the Wyatt Programs

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, April 9, 2011: Lefurgey Cultural Centre
205 Prince Street, Summerside. Call 902-432-1327 for directions
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (starting promptly, refreshments served)

FOR WHOM
The workshop is open to writers at all levels of development who are interested in life writing, poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or children’s stories.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The natural world will be the touchstone for a number of timed writing exercises presented during the workshop. We will explore memory and experience, sudden insights and slow intuitive knowings.  We will experiment with making the shift from representing to responding to the natural world, from external to internal, from surface to essence.

How much can we abstract or distill or simplify what we see and still evoke both the place and our response to it? Explorations of style, structure, and content will be enhanced by exemplary texts, which will be provided to each workshop participant.

Deirdre Kessler is author of over two dozen books, including a recent collection of poetry, AFTERNOON HORSES, and award-winning children’s books, LOBSTER IN MY POCKET and BRUPP RIDES AGAIN. She spent this past autumn in Tasmania, where she was artist in residence in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston. Acorn Press will publish her new book for very young children, DREAMTIME, in fall 2011. She teaches creative writing and children’s literature at UPEI.

WORKSHOP FEES
PEI Writers’ Guild members $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Students $15.00

CONTACT TO REGISTER or for more information
peiwritersguild@gmail.com
Please put in subject line (Attention: PEIWG Workshop Enrollment)
IF you have to contact by phone, call Yvette at 902-892-9788.

This workshop was made possible with funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture.

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WRITING THE LANDSCAPE EAST
Writing workshop facilitator: Deirdre Kessler
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series
In cooperation with Montague Library Writers’ Guild
& Southern Kings Arts Council

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, April 16, 2011: Active Communities INC.
540 Main Street, Main Floor Boardroom, Montague, PE
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(starting promptly, please enter by the side door, refreshments served)

FOR WHOM
The workshop is open to writers at all levels of development who are interested in life writing, poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or children’s stories.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The natural world will be the touchstone for a number of timed writing exercises presented during the workshop. We will explore memory and experience, sudden insights and slow intuitive knowings.  We will experiment with making the shift from representing to responding to the natural world, from external to internal, from surface to essence.

How much can we abstract or distill or simplify what we see and still evoke both the place and our response to it? Explorations of style, structure, and content will be enhanced by exemplary texts, which will be provided to each workshop participant.

Deirdre Kessler is author of over two dozen books, including a recent collection of poetry, AFTERNOON HORSES, and award-winning children’s books, LOBSTER IN MY POCKET and BRUPP RIDES AGAIN. She spent this past autumn in Tasmania, where she was artist in residence in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston. Acorn Press will publish her new book for very young children, DREAMTIME, in fall 2011. She teaches creative writing and children’s literature at UPEI.

WORKSHOP FEES
PEI Writers’ Guild members $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Students $15.00

CONTACT TO REGISTER or for more information
peiwritersguild@gmail.com
Please put in subject line (Attention: PEIWG Workshop Enrollment)
IF you have to contact someone by phone, call Yvette at 902-892-9788.

This workshop was made possible with funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture.

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WRITING FOR CHILDREN WORKSHOP
Deirdre Kessler: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (Central)
Co-sponsored with the Department of English at UPEI

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, April 30, 2011: UPEI, Main Building, Room 420
Presented before the 2011 PEI Writers’ Guild Annual General Meeting
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (starting promptly, refreshments served)

During this three-hour workshop participants will create storyboards for two children’s stories (one fiction; one non-fiction). Explorations of style, structure, and content will be enhanced by exemplary texts from Kessler’s extensive children’s literature collection.

Deirdre Kessler is author of over two dozen books, including a recent collection of poetry, AFTERNOON HORSES, and award-winning children’s books, LOBSTER IN MY POCKET and BRUPP RIDES AGAIN. She spent this past autumn in Tasmania, where she was artist in residence in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston. Acorn Press will publish her new book for very young children, DREAMTIME, in fall 2011. She teaches creative writing and children’s literature at UPEI.

WORKSHOP FEES
PEI Writers’ Guild members $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Students $15.00

CONTACT TO REGISTER or for more information
peiwritersguild@gmail.com
Please put in subject line (Attention: PEIWG Workshop Enrollment)
IF you have to contact someone by phone, call Yvette at 902-892-9788.

This workshop was made possible with funding from the PEI Department of Tourism and Culture.

4.  Human Trafficking Workshop – Organized by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

What is human trafficking?

* The United Nations definition of human trafficking is: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

Intended Audience for the Workshop:  Service providers who could in the future be approached to provide information, resources, services, etc. to victims of human trafficking

Workshop Purpose: To increase participants’ awareness and knowledge about human trafficking and to assist service providers in their assessments and approaches to identify and manage cases related to human trafficking

Date:  Monday April 18, 2011
Location:  Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street Charlottetown

The workshop is free so please register as soon as possible because space is limited – Registrations will be accepted until Tuesday April 12, 2011

This workshop is sponsored by the Department of Justice Canada

For more information/registration, contact conference@fvps.ca

5.  PEIBWA Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Say “YES TO YOUR DESK”
Presented by: Margie Villard, Fresh Perspective

Are you ready for a “Fresh Perspective” on Office Organizing?

This workshop will highlight the top 10 office organizing mistakes people make.  Learn how to improve the efficiency & productivity in your business or home office today.  Margie Villard, owner of Fresh Perspective, is the only Trained Professional Organizer on PEI, a member of Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) & Mastermind Organizers and the Secretary/Membership Coordinator for the POC Cyber Chapter which brings professional organizers from across the country together to keep up to date with the latest innovations and techniques in the organizing industry.

Location:      Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Paula Laybolt by e-mail at paula@peibwa.org or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

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Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Let’s Celebrate! Using a Special Event to Effectively Promote Your Business.”
Presented by: Peggy Miles, RED ENVELOPE Marketing & Communications

No matter what type of business you have, learn how to successfully use internal events (grand openings, anniversary events, fundraisers) and external events (parades, tradeshows or promotional caravans) to raise awareness about your organization, support your brand, and gain new clients!

Location:      Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:          Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)

To register, please contact Elizabeth Noonan by e-mail at elizabeth@peibwa.org or by phone at (902) 436-0386.   Registration deadline: Monday, April 10th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

6.   Seniors’ Symposia:  “Putting Your Affairs in Order”

The Community Legal Information Association (CLIA) will hold four Seniors’ Symposia across PEI in April and May.

The symposia, funded by the Seniors’ Secretariat of PEI and the Community Foundation of PEI, will provide information to help you plan ahead for your health, financial affairs, legal affairs and other concerns.  The sessions will run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Refreshments and a hot lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to participants but you must pre-register by calling CLIA at 892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798.

Please call to register for one of the following sessions:

April 2 – Summerside, Credit Union Place – pre-register by March 25
April 9 – Montague, Cavendish Farms Health and Wellness Centre – pre-register by April 2
April 16 – Wellington, Legion – pre-register by April 8
May 14 – Charlottetown, Murchison Centre – pre-register by May 6

7.    Taste of Ukraine: Lecture and Tea Fundraiser

The public is cordially invited to attend an evening exploring and celebrating the architecture and culture of Ukraine at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House on Monday, April 4, 2011 (Storm date April 5). Well-known author, James W. Macnutt QC will present an illustrated talk describing his experiences and observations from his travels to Ukraine- a country that has some of the most distinctive, attractive and historically significant architecture in Eastern Europe. Mr. Macnutt has visited many of the former “East Block” countries and will comment on the similarities and differences among them in terms of their built heritage. Members of the PEI Ukrainian community, in authentic dress, will provide traditional Ukrainian and Canadian desserts and display crafts. Money raised during the evening from ticket sales, donations and a silent auction will support the Institute for Architectural Studies & Conservation’s educational endeavours. A limited number of seats are available. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Tickets go on sale March 1 (advance $12. and $15 at the door) and will be available at Beaconsfield Historic House or from Institute members. For more information, please call 892-8187 or 368-6603. Please come, bring your friends and enjoy what will prove to be an educational and colourful evening. The Institute for Architectural Studies & Conservation A Committee of The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.

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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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