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NEW LISTINGS

1.   Afghanistan: Peace building through Education and Literacy

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Confederation Centre Public Library

Susan Hartley of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan will talk about the organisation and its work to engage Canadians in supporting the empowerment of Afghan women and their struggle for basic human rights.  Founded in 1996, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan is a network of volunteer members from all across Canada. Susan’s Afghan artifacts are currently on display in the Library and will be used to illustrate her presentation.
http://www.cw4wafghan.ca/

2.   Upcoming Workshop – Building Healthy Organizations that Inspire Success with Graham Lowe

The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to host Graham Lowe—president of the Graham Lowe Group Inc., a workplace consulting and research firm. In an interactive workshop, Mr. Lowe will draw from his new book, Creating Healthy Organizations, to challenge participants to think about organizational success in sustainable human terms.

Participants will achieve the following objectives by the end of the workshop:

  1. Understand the building blocks of a healthy organization and how to put them in place.
  2. Find ways to strengthen your workplace culture.
  3. Identify opportunities for designing workplaces that inspire employees.
  4. Foster shared leadership for workplace improvements.
  5. Use tools for assessing progress toward healthy organizational goals.

This promises to be an inspirational event for managers and those responsible for leading in organizations.

The session will be held on the UPEI campus on
Thursday, June 16, 2011
9 am—4 pm
Charlottetown

Registration is limited and cost is $185.00 + gst. $150/person for companies sending four or more participants.

REGISTER ONLINE

For more information:  UPEI Centre for Life-Long Learning, Contact: Lisa MacKinnon-Laybolt; Email: lmmackinnon@upei.ca;  Tel: (902) 566-0336;  http://lifelonglearning.upei.ca

3.    “Write When You Wonder, Write When You Wander,” PEI School of the Arts, North Rustico, July 4-8, with Dianne Hicks Morrow

Through guided writing exercises, you’ll explore your own wonder and wanderings, both inner and outer.  Your resulting writing will surprise you. And who knows where it will lead you — into writing a journal, a memoir, story, poem or play — it’s your choice.  A desire to explore your world through writing is all that’s required. You’ll have the opportunity to receive useful feedback on your new writing from the group, in a supportive environment, as well as the option to bring up to ten pages of previous writing for written feedback from the facilitator.

By the end of this five-day workshop, you’ll have written a body of new work, and determined how to shape it to suit your goals. You’ll have read your new writing to the group for helpful feedback based on group guidelines. You’ll have met one-to-one with the facilitator to discuss her written response to your writing. You’ll have the opportunity to give a public reading to the whole school, and guests, on the final afternoon.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is an award-winning poet, writing workshop facilitator, past president of
 the PEI Writers’ Guild, and recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished
 Contribution to the Literary Arts on PEI. Acorn Press Canada published
 her book of poetry, Long Reach Home, and her non-fiction book of interviews, Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul. She has a new book of poetry being published this year.

Pre-registration is recommended by May 31st. For more information, www.peischoolofthearts.com

4.      4th Annual Voluntary Resource Council

Breakfast and Banter Fundraiser

The 4th Annual Breakfast and Banter will be held in the Belvedere Golf and Country Club on Saturday May 14th at 9:00 – 10:30 am.  Doors open at 8:30 am.

“Our annual breakfast with very interesting people is our main fundraising activity,” says Shauna Reddin, President of the Voluntary Resource Council (VRC).  “The VRC has been providing support to Prince Edward Island’s volunteer sector for over 30 years.”

The MC for the event is Erskine Smith, the well-known Island theatre personality.

Participants will get to enjoy a great breakfast and partake in wonderful morning banter with some of PEI’s Very Interesting People including Anne Putnam, Sandy Komst, Randy McCourt, Chester Gillan, Mike Stanley, Linda Nobles, Hazel Spencer, Emma Trivett, Ian Petrie, Brenton MacLeod, David MacKenzie, Dianna Linder, Reg Phelan, Kathryn Burke, Jo Wells, John VanLeeuwen, Kathleen Casey, Kerras Jeffery and Rene Laprise.

Tickets are $30.00 and include a full buffet breakfast.  A charitable receipt of $17.00 will be issued.

The event will also include a live and silent auction of art, crafts and other items.  Everyone is encouraged to come early to view the auction items and make their bids.

Tickets and more information are available at the Voluntary Resource Council, 81 Prince St, Charlottetown or by phone at 902.368.7337.

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.    David Berceli, PhD, International Stress Management and Trauma Expert is returning to Charlottetown for a TRE (Tension Release Exercises) Workshop on Tuesday, May 31

The UPEI Centre for Life-Long Learning in partnership with Inverlie Consulting is pleased to announce that David Berceli, PhD is returning to PEI for an all-day TRE (Tension Release Exercises) Workshop.

Dr. Berceli has 16 years of experience in the area of trauma recovery, stress management and conflict resolution. He travels extensively in Europe and the United States training professionals and offering workshops to the public as well as working extensively with the US and Brazilian Military and world governments to assist in alleviating the stress impacts of war, world disasters and everyday living.

The cost for the workshop is $135.  It takes place from 9:30am-4:30pm at Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown on Tuesday, May 31.

For more information, to register, or to read testimonials from last year’s workshop, visit the webpage at
http://lifelonglearning.upei.ca/professionaldevelopment/tension-release-exercises

or you may email lifelong@upei.ca or call 902-566-0336.

2.  Today – Bouffe—A Musical Culinary Comedy

The PEI Food Security Network presents the play ‘Bouffe’ at the Carrefour de L’Ile St. Jean ( François Buote School) on Friday, May 6th at 8pm. Bouffe is a colourful, hilarious, bilingual production of the Tintemarre Theatre Troupe from Mt. Allison University, that explores many social and culinary issues such as food security and eating locally, with eccentric costumes, priceless facial expressions and spontaneous inserts of troubling food facts.

The play is set in a fast-food franchise called ‘Mister Bouffe’, where foods are rated on ‘the calorie machine’ of sugar, salt, and fat. The plot is guided along by the janitor, who comments on issues such as monoculture, incomes of farmers, and the pervasiveness of television marketing. He gets help from such outlandish characters as an Italian broccoli, a southern avocado, Chinese garlic, and a local turnip.
Admission is by donation. A short discussion will follow the performance. For more information, please contact the PEI Food Security Network by calling 894-4573, or look up our website – peifoodsecurity.wordpress.com.

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Bouffe—Une comédie musicale culinaire

Le  Réseau sur la sécurité alimentaire de l’Î.P.É. présente la pièce de théâtre ‘Bouffe’ au Carrefour de l’Île St. Jean (École François-Buote) le vendredi 6 mai à 20h00. ‘Bouffe’, produite par le troupe de théâtre Tintemarre de l’Université Mt. Allison, est une comédie musicale bilingue, drôle et pleine de couleurs, qui soulève des questions importantes sur notre monde.

16,036 : voilà le nombre de Mister Bouffe qui se trouvent partout sur la planète.  Vous entrerez dans un Mister Bouffe qui ressemble à tous les autres, et pourtant il s’y passe quelque chose de bizarre. Les serveurs sont anxieux, les clients aussi, le nettoyeur est sur le point de dévoiler son passé, des légumes sont jetés de la cuisine (“On ne VEUT PAS de lé-gu-mes!” à la Pink Floyd), les Trois bouffequetaires (Sel, Sucre, Gras) rôdent partout, puis nous rencontrerons une créature étrange que nous connaissons pourtant mieux que nous ne le pensons…

L’entrée à cette production est par don. Une courte discussion suivra la présentation. Pour plus d’information, s’il-vous-plaît contactez le PEI Food Security Network: http://www.peifoodsecurity.wordpress.com, ou appelez 894-4573.

3.  Community Legal Information Association of PEI Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend our
Annual General Meeting
To be held Thursday June 9, 2011 from 6:30 ‐ 8:30pm
in the Provinces Room of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Guest Speaker will be Lori St. Onge,
Director of MCPEI Aboriginal Justice Program.

Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

4.   PEIBWA Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“People Management…Let’s Talk About It”
Presented by: Sheila Lund MacDonald, Working Minds

Using case studies and group discussion, this short session will provide an overview of some essential people management techniques.  What are the key contributors to a productive management approach? How do you give your best employees the attention they deserve when it seems that other staff takes up most of your time? What is the best way to discuss and address problem performance/attitudes?  Let’s talk about it!

Location:      Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, May 10th, 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, May 6th, 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 invoice.

5.   PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (May)

Write to Surprise Yourself—in Poetry or Prose, Journal or Play
Dianne Hicks Morrow: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series (West)
In partnership with the Wyatt Programs

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, May 7, 2011: Lefurgy Cultural Centre
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(starting promptly, refreshments served)

FOR WHOM
This workshop is open to writers at all levels of development. Especially for those feeling kind of stuck!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
If you have times when your inspiration has evaporated, this workshop is for you.  The tools you practise today will bring the juice back into your writing. You can continue to use these tools long afterward, to write ’til you surprise yourself.

Through guided writing exercises you’ll explore your own wonder and wanderings, both inner and outer.  Your resulting writing will surprise you.  And who knows where it will lead you—into writing a journal, a memoir, story, poem or play—it’s your choice.  A desire to explore your world through writing is all that’s required. You’ll have the opportunity to receive useful feedback on your new writing in a supportive environment.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is an award-winning poet, writing workshop facilitator, past president of
 the PEI Writers’ Guild, and recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished
 Contribution to the Literary Arts on PEI. Acorn Press Canada has published
 her book of poetry, Long Reach Home, and her non-fiction book of 27 
interviews, Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul. She has a new book of poetry being published this year.

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

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Write to Surprise Yourself—in Poetry or Prose, Journal or Play
Dianne Hicks Morrow: Writing Workshop Facilitator
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series
In cooperation with Montague Library Writers’ Guild
& Southern Kings Arts Council

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, May 28, 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
This workshop is open to writers at all levels of development. Especially for those feeling kind of stuck!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
If you have times when your inspiration has evaporated, this workshop is for you.  The tools you practise today will bring the juice back into your writing. You can continue to use these tools long afterward, to write ’til you surprise yourself.
Through guided writing exercises you’ll explore your own wonder and wanderings, both inner and outer.  Your resulting writing will surprise you.  And who knows where it will lead you—into writing a journal, a memoir, story, poem or play—it’s your choice.  A desire to explore your world through writing is all that’s required. You’ll have the opportunity to receive useful feedback on your new writing in a supportive environment.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is an award-winning poet, writing workshop facilitator, past president of
 the PEI Writers’ Guild, and recipient of the 2008 Award for Distinguished
 Contribution to the Literary Arts on PEI. Acorn Press Canada has published
 her book of poetry, Long Reach Home, and her non-fiction book of 27 
interviews, Kindred Spirits: Relationships that Spark the Soul. She has a new book of poetry being published this year.

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

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Introduction to Memoir Writing with Christy Ann Conlin
PEI Writers’ Guild 2011 Workshop Series
In cooperation with the Department of English at UPEI

Saturday, May 14, 2011: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building
(starting promptly, refreshments served)

Workshop Description: Mark Twain says there never was an uninteresting life, so come learn how to explore your own rich memories through a variety of exciting hands-on writing exercises in this three-hour creative writing workshop. Whether you are an aspiring writer, or simply want to collect and preserve your stories for your family, this workshop will equip you with the tools you need to start shaping and preserving your important memories.

Christy-Ann Conlin is the bestselling author of the novel, Heave.  Her memoir writing has been published in numerous anthologies, and magazines. Her radio documentary memoirs have been broadcast on CBC Radio. Christy-Ann has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is an online instructor for the University of Toronto. Her young adult novel, Dead Time, was published in January 2011, and her second adult novel, Listening to the Island will be published in 2013.

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.

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 the  following session:

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.

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