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1.  The Hilroy Diaries 2 – Women’s Network Fundraiser

Do you have a last will and testament you wrote at age 13? How about a love poem to Steven B. (cutest boy in grade 5)? Mortify yourself at “The Hilroy Diaries 2: Sharing the moving, the odd and the awesomely funny writings from childhood”.

Women’s Network PEI is holding a fundraising event on Saturday, June 11 at the Alibi Lounge, 77 University Avenue, Charlottetown. We invite you to come enjoy an evening of words and music as people share writings from childhood (similar to Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote as Kids events in Toronto or Cringe in New York). So start looking in your parents’ attic and dig up your best pieces of poetry and prose from your childhood. Doors open at 7 PM. Readings start at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10. Great food, drinks and guaranteed fun!

For more information or to book your space for reading, please call Sandy at 658-2798 or email, .


exploring movement and stillness: attention to breath, movement to music, relaxation/meditation
June 14, 21, 28 …….5:00 – 6:15 PM, HEALTH WITHIN HOLISTIC CENTER, 500B QUEEN ST. C’town.

Attend 1, 2, or all 3 of the series
$10/session; bring yoga mat, water bottle; no experience necessary
Why not bring a friend, sister, brother, parent, child? (Ages 10 and over)

566-5009; 394-0384;


Your BODY is TALKing….Are You Listening?

Come and Go… or Come and Stay: Saturday, June 25th: 12-2PM, HEALTH WITHIN HOLISTIC CENTER, 500 B Queen Street, Charlottetown, 566-5009

Practiced in over 35 countries and in 8 lnguages, BodyTalk is a safe, effective, non-invasive way to deal with Stress,Injury,Allergies,Headaches,Emotional Issues,Digestive Disorders, Viruses and Infections, Muscular-Skeletal Pain,Weakened Immune System…And More

12:00 What is Body Talk? How does it work? What does it work for? What does a session look like?….and other FAQs

12:30 Move beyond symptoms; Begin the repair and rewiring of your brain ….. with the help of the ‘heart brain’ …. supporting the body to heal itself.

1:00 Short DVDs of interest from BT founder Dr. John Veltheim: “Consciousness based Health Care”;  “Principles of Consciousness”

‘summer specials’ ;  enter a draw: FREE BT session, FREE Access package!
Can’t wait? Check it out:

Laura L. Sackville,
BSc. OT, Certified Body Talk Practitioner
Hatha Yoga,  Kripalu Yoga Dance, International Folk Dance

3.   23rd Summer Bioenergetic Retreat in South Rustico, PEI

July 3-10

This summer retreat offers you a unique opportunity for therapeutic, spiritual, and interpersonal growth.    The week includes daily bioenergetic exercise and group process, as well as Tai Chi, individual therapy, massage, spirituality, meditation, Eden Energy Medicine, writing, dance and lots of fun.

Leaders  are  certified bioenergetic therapists Bethany Doyle CCC and Rosalind McVicar CCC,
Our professional support staff includes Joan Doyle, Julia Sauve, Kesley MacEachern, and Margaret Mulcahey .

The setting is Belcourt Retreat Center, a beautiful place near sandy beaches
Private room and meals as well as  individual and group therapy are included.
48  CEU’s (continuing education units for professionals)  offered by CCPA (Cdn Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)

Limited space available!
For further info: or Bethany Doyle 902-894-3244

4.  Deadline for early bird registration June 6!!

Symposium on Gender and Community Leadership
Holland College, Charlottetown, PEI
August 17-18, 2011

Come to PEI this summer and participate in an exciting leadership symposium with new thought-provoking material and workshops!

Register on or before Monday, June 6th, 2011 for the Symposium on Gender and Community Leadership! Our Early Bird rate of $250 allows you to save $45 off the full registration price! The Early Bird Package is an exceptional bargain!

Before June 6 –
•    Early bird registration is $250 (includes lunches, gala dinner, program and materials)

•    Early bird package $375 (includes registration, accommodation, room tax, breakfast, lunches, gala dinner, program and materials)

After June 6 – Registration is $295; no guarantee of room bookings.

Program details will follow shortly!

For more information on the Symposium on Gender and Community Leadership, call (902) 894-3399.

To register please go to



1.  PEI Seniors’ Secretariat Call for Proposals

The PEI Senior’ Secretariat is inviting organizations and community groups who are seeking the opportunity to undertake activities which align with the Secretariat’s priority areas of action to submit a proposal for funding.  The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2011.

For more information on the priority areas and other details around applications requirements and to pick up an application form, visit or contact the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat by calling 1-866-770-0588 or email


Intergeneration Week 2011: Story telling Contest

The PEI Senior’ Secretariat is inviting Islanders of all ages to celebrate Intergeneration Week 2011 by submitting an original, unpublished story that features characters from at least two generations by August 22, 2011. For more information on this contest  contact the PEI Seniors’
Secretariat by calling 1-866-770-0588 or email

2.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Social Media and your Brand”
Presented by: KerryAnne MacDougall, Insight Marketing

Anyone can create a Facebook or Twitter account.  Getting people to actually engage with your brand is a different story.

Join Kerry Anne MacDougall, owner of Insight Marketing, as she explains the role social media plays in your overall brand.

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:     Tuesday, June 7th, 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 or by phone at (902) 892-6040.   Registration deadline: Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Branding your Business!”
Presented by: Melody Dover, Fresh Media

Create a stronger business presence in your marketplace with a strong brand.

You won’t want to miss this workshop where you will learn:

The basics of what a brand is
What makes a brand successful
Creating your own brand awareness
How brands work with Social Media
Developing a brand plan

Location: Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date:     Thursday, June 16th, 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 or by phone at (902) 436-0386.   Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 14th, 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.

3.   Live Your Dreams, Love Your Life

A Free Workshop Series for Unemployed & Underemployed Women
A quick note to advise we will be running two workshop groups for the Live Your Dreams, Love Your Life workshop series.  We had a really good response and had an equal mix for a morning and evening session.

The workshop dates are:  May 31st, June 7, 14, and 21st.

Morning sessions  will run from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, and will be hosted at the Summerside Community Church Ministry Centre, located at 340 Court Street.

Evening Sessions  will run from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and will be hosted at 109 Water Street, located at the corner of King and Water Street, three doors up from Tim Horton’s.

Here is a link to Google Maps for your convenience in finding driving directions:

Now that we have two workshop groups, we have a few spots left in each session.  If you have any clients that would be interested in taking this free workshop series, please have them enroll by Monday May 30th.

Here is a pdf overview of the program.  To view, please click the link,  Live Dreams Love Life_Program Information Sheet .

Get more information!

Nancy Beth Guptill
Live Your Dreams ~ Love Your Life

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

Hi Everyone,

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.

5.   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 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 or call 902-566-3906 or 902-394-4625.
Cheers, Margaret
PS: Share this e-mail with whoever you wish

6.  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

7.   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 in
McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre
UPEI Campus
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Registration:  8:15am -8:45am
Workshop:  9 am—4 pm  (lunch included)

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

For more information: UPEI Centre for Life-Long Learning, Contact: Lisa MacKinnon-Laybolt; Email:;  Tel: (902) 566-0336;

8.  “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,


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
tel: 902 368 4510
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