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NEW LISTINGS

1.  PEI People First Freedom Tour DVD Launch, April 16th

On Saturday, April 16th, at 1:00 p.m. PEI People First will screen its newest film, the PEI Freedom Tour, at the Best Western Hotel in Charlottetown.

In May, 2010, members of People First, a self-advocacy organization for adults with intellectual disabilities, toured the Island in the “Freedom Tour Bus”, holding events in Montague, Souris, Charlottetown, Tignish and Summerside. Their message was clear: People with intellectual disabilities should not be living in large or small institutions. Every person, whatever his or her ability, has the right to choose where he or she lives.

The film was created by Adam MacIsaac. Narrated by Dan Keaveny, Barb Fanning and Leo Garland of People First, and with music by Tony Reddin, it tells the story of the Freedom Tour and of some of the men and women who organized it.

Leo Garland is the current president of PEI People First. He says “In PEI, some people are not getting their right to choose where they live respected. There are young people living in manors not because they chose to be there but because there is no other place to go. We need more choices, and more support. We want to live in dignity, and be part of the community, not segregated and forgotten about.”

You can view the trailer for the movie at http://vimeo.com/18886094. For more information about the Freedom Tour, call Barb Fanning or Ann Wheatley at 892-8989, or email peipeoplefirst@eastlink.ca.

2.    Concerts and Yoga Teacher Training in April

ECMA East Coast Swamp Feline Fuse, the finest of Maritime female musicians in roots, blues,  jazz, honky tonk Friday, April 15, 2011 at Globe World Flavors at 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring Island singer songwriters Brooke Miller, Katie McGarry, Teresa Doyle, Amanda Rae Gallant, & Sarah Sandford. Off Island guests include, Erin Costelo and Christine Nicole Campbell. Tickets $10 available in advance from Globe on Victoria Row or at the door on show day. Concert presented by Heart Centered Productions facebook.com/kele.redmondhcp

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ECMA East Coast Swamp hosts the finest Maritime musicians in blues, roots, honky tonk on Saturday, April 16, 2011 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Globe World Flavors featuring PEI’s Got Blues lead by Chris Roumbanis, as well as Haunted Hearts. Other off Island guests include Tony Leudy, Ravi Persaud, Ross Nielsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards and very special guest – blues musician from NB. Tickets $10 available in advance from Globe on Victoria Row or at the door on show day. Concert presented by Heart Centered Productions facebook.com/kele.redmondhcp

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Palm Sunday Gospel Concert Sunday, April 17, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Charlottetown featuring ECMA gospel nominees, Chelsea Nisbett, Elizabeth Deveaux along with St. Paul’s Junior Choir, Teresa Doyle and Ms. Doyle’s Kids of Bedlam children singers. Tickets are $12 available at the door. All proceeds are in benefit for both children choirs. Concert presented by Heart Centered Productions facebook.com/kele.redmondhcp

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Michelle Burns, certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, is offering 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training intensive this spring in Charlottetown. Flexible start dates include April 22, 29 or May 6, depends on registered students, and concludes third weekend in June. To fulfill the training and time requirements, one evening during the week in addition to weekends, will be expected of students. With fifteen years yoga teaching experience Michelle Burns offers a comprehensive training program for yoga teachers, aspiring teachers and yoga practitioners. Upon completion participants will receive internationally recognized certification. Open to all ages and all levels of practice. .For more information, visit http://www.quantumleapcoaches.com or call Kele Redmond 314 4678.

3.  Parkinson’s Group Organize Workshop on Community services

The Charlottetown support roup of the Parkinsons’s society Maritime Region is inviting the public to participate in an educational workshop: Accessing Homecare and Disability Support programs for People Living with Parkinson’s. The Workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2:00 pm at St. Pius X Hall (lower floor of Church), St. Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown. The program for the workshop will start with a panel which will consist of a person living with Parkinson’s.; a caregiver; and a community researcher, who will share some findings from her research with the Parkinson Society which was carried out last summer.

Following the panel, representatives from the PEI HomeCare Program and from the Disability support Program will review their programs and how PWP can access these programs, if needed.There will be small group discussion and question and answer after the presentatons. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For further information contact Maureen at 569-5038, maureenlarkin@pei.sympatico.ca  or Dianne 569-4462.

Contact Person:  Maureen Larkin 569-5038

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.      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

2.  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

3.   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

4.    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

5.  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 http://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

6.  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.

7.  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

8.  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.

9.   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

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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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