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NEW LISTINGS

1.  Dandelion Festival

Stratford Town Hall & Recreation Centre
Monday, May 23, Victoria Day

The PEI Environmental Health Co-op (PEIEHC) invites the public to the 6th Dandelion Festival. One of the main focuses of the Festival is to celebrate the dandelion in cooking, medicine, and art.

Workshops begin at 10 am.

Displays, entertainment and children’s activities are from 12:30–4:30 in the gymnasium.

Children’s activities will include a reading nook, art tables, face-painting, cloth mask making, dandelion crown making, newspaper hats, and outdoor activities and races.

The following workshops will be offered:
10:00 am – Margaret Prouse (Cooking with Dandelions)
11:00 am – Aggi-Rose Reddin (Healthier Personal Care and Cleaning Products)
12:00 pm – Emily Rutledge and Brad Deighan (Organic Lawns)
1:00 pm – Acupuncturist Daniel Schulman (The Future of Medicine)
2:00 pm – Raymond Loo (Organic Vegetable Gardening)
3:00 pm – J’Nan Brown (Semi-sustainable Living)
4:00 pm – Phil Ferraro (Green Roof & Living Walls)

Lunch/snacks available 11am – 4pm ($)

Music throughout the afternoon is provided by Scott Parsons, Tony Reddin, Nancy Clement, Rachel & Jonathan Horrocks, Devin Krauskopf, and Bonnie LeClair.

Everyone is encouraged to bring along dandelion art to display and to enter draws for prizes. The art can take any form including poetry, painting, recipes and photography. Admission is free.

For further info please visit http://www.peienvironmentalhealth.org or call 675-4282.

2.    Activities to Support Midwifery and Doula Care

BORN Co-Operative http://born-pei.ca/ is organizing a day of activity in support of Midwifery and Doula Care Saturday May 28th . The first part of the day will begin at 1:30 p.m at City Cinema. Participants will take part in a Walk for Midwives of Haiti, a 5 KM sponsored walk to raise funds for the Ghislaine Francoeur Fund.

The Ghislaine Francoeur Fund was launched in 2008 by the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health (CFWH). Both CAM and the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health (CFWH) recognize that Haiti has the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the Western Hemisphere and that midwives play a vital role in the improvement of child and maternal health in that country.

Established in the name of Madame Ghislaine Francoeur, midwife and educator at the École Nationale d’Infirmieres Sages-Femmes in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, the fund’s purpose is to contribute in the reduction of maternal and infant mortality and to promote the development of midwifery care and midwifery education in Haïti.

Your generous donation will assist in capacity building projects and in projects that directly aid midwives and/or midwifery students in educational, professional and community development.

After the Walk for Midwives of Haiti, return to City Cinema where we will be showing the film Doula! at 3 p.m at City Cinema.

The film Doula! was made in the U.K where it was released last summer. The film follows three Doulas while they work with clients and attend births, the film contains footage of childbirth, which may be too graphic for some viewers. Admission to the film is by donation to BORN to offset the costs of presenting the film.

Come for a walk, or see the film or do both!  To participate in our walk please e-mail info@born-pei.ca for sponsor forms or download from out web site and a map. http://born-pei.ca/pledge-form-for-5km-walk/ To view our map online http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4420869

3.  PEI Citizen Advocacy’s Move-A-Thon – June 18

Hi Everyone,

PEI CITIZEN ADVOCACY’S MOVE-A-THON IS COMING UP
This is an important fund-raiser for us!

Enjoy yourself and walk or move a gentle one kilometre down by the river and through the woods!  PEI Citizen Advocacy is holding its fundraiser Move-a-thon on Saturday, June 18th at 2 pm in the Robert Cotton Park in Stratford. (The trail is wheelchair accessible). There will be  food and drinks , musical entertainment and door prizes.

We would love your support and company. We would appreciate it if you could pass this information on to friends and co-workers. For those wanting to fund-raise, call 566-3523 to get a pledge sheet.  For more information call 566-3523.  Thank you very much – from Everyone at PEI Citizen Advocacy.

4.Ever wonder “what to wear”? How to wear it? When to wear it?
Come and enjoy a fabulous evening with friends to find out the answer.

Come and be educated and entertained. Be part of a makeover, LIVE!

Find out the tips and trends of dressing for success.
Summerside Event -Wednesday, June 8th at Silverfox Curling and Yacht Club.  Tickets $20.00 each, to purchase tickets e-mail freshimage@ymail.com or call 902-566-3906 or 902-394-4625.

Charlottetown Event – Friday, June 1oth at Belvedere Golf and Country Club.  Tickets $20.00 each, to purchase tickets e-mail freshimage@ymail.com or call 902-566-3906 or 902-394-4625.
Cheers, Margaret
PS: Share this e-mail with whoever you wish
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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1.    Folk Dancing May 22 in Emyvale

At the Emyvale Community Centre [2155 Kingston Rd.] from 2 to 4 pm. Learn folk dances from around the world, circle dances and contra dances. No partner or experience necessary- dances are called and easy!  All ages welcome. Admission is by donation- suggested $2 each or $5 per family.
For more information phone 394-0384, or 675-4093. Also check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_dance and our event page on facebook .

2.    June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Committee invites you to attend a special event focusing on understanding and preventing the emotional and verbal abuse of older adults. Attend this free event  to learn more about community approaches to addressing emotional and verbal abuse.

Wednesday, June 15 2011
10:00 a.m. to noon
St. Mary’s Hall
Wood Islands Road, Montague

Transportation from Charlottetown is available courtesy of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty. Register to attend and to reserve transportation by calling  1-866-770-0588 or send an email to seniors@gov.pe.ca

3.    Call for Nominations for Senior Islanders of the Year

Celebrate Someone Special

The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat invites you to say ‘thank you’ to a special volunteer or other ‘unsung hero’ by nominating them as a “Senior Islander of the Year”.

Nomination forms are available by calling 1-866-770-0588 or send an email to seniors@gov.pe.ca

The deadline for nominations is July 15th, don’t delay!

4.      Food Justice, Women’s Rights, and Climate Change

Oxfam is about to launch GROW, a three-year campaign on food justice, women’s rights, and climate change.  We need your help.

GROW is about more than just getting enough food to people. It’s also about changing the systems that deny women access to food, resources, and rights.  It is about empowering them to be the champions of their own lives and livelihoods.

Part of making these changes involves having a conversation with Canadians about the personal and political decisions they make about food.

We don’t want this to be a one-way conversation, and we don’t want folks to only hear from us.  We’d like them to also hear from you.  So we’re going to rely heavily on a team of tweeters, bloggers, and mythbusters across the country.

Sound like fun? Go to http://www.oxfam.ca/what-you-can-do/volunteer-oxfam/join-online-street-team/e-street-team-sign-form and fill out a quick form, to let us know exactly how you’d like to help.

Thank you so much!

Audra Williams
eCommunications Officer – Oxfam Canada
210-410 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V1S8

5.   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
Registration:  8:15am -8:45am
Workshop:  9 am—4 pm
Charlottetown

Registration is limited and cost is $185.00 + gst. $150/person for organizations or 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

6.  “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

7.    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.

8.   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
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.

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.

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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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PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
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