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1.   FOLK DANCING Sunday June 12 2-4 pm, Bonshaw Community Centre [25 Green Rd.]

Learn folk dances from around the world, circle dances and contra dances. No partner or experience is necessary- dances are called and easy! All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation- suggested $2 each or $5 per family. For more information phone Laura Sackville at 394-0384, or Marion Copleston and Tony Reddin at 675-4093. Also check out folk dancing on the internet,including and

For future months after July we expect to be on the 2nd Sunday of each month 2-4 pm at the Bonshaw Community Centre. [July will be an exception: 3rd Sun July 17] Please phone us to confirm. And try to carpool [use the facebook attending list]

2.    ProfitLearn Business Start-Up Boot Camp

… an intensive, three-day, hands-on program program for Island entrepreneurs and owners eager to start business on a solid footing or expand their existing operation.

June 17, 18, 19 9:00 am – 4 pm
Rodd Royalty, Charlottetown

ProfitLearn PEI is launching a Business Start-Up Boot Camp for budding entrepreneurs with a focus on operational tools and best practices when building a new company in Prince Edward Island. This targeted training will include the basics of accounting, marketing, planning, market research and much more. The dates of the camp are from Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19.

Bill Martin, a skilled business leader, will facilitate the majority of the sessions. In addition, a panel presentation will bring  together a banker, a lawyer, an accountant and two successful entrepreneurs to share their opinions and suggestions around making a successful entry into the world of business. Melody Dover, an award winning local marketing expert, will lead a working lunch session titled “Branding – WHO are you?”  Participants will also have a working lunch activity focussed on business idea generation and sharing.

Cost is $199 + GST for the three full days of training. Space for only 12 participants.

For more information or to register:
Contact Marg Weeks, ProfitLearn PEI  Toll Free: 1-800-270-4795

3.   Let Them Eat Cake!  Social for Rock Barra Artist Retreat

Friends of the Rock Barra Artist Retreat Co-op and several fine chefs/bakers are whipping up specialty cakes for their annual summer social Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m., YLofts, in Charlottetown, corner of Prince and Euston St. This year, the third annual Rock Barra Social will pay tribute to co-founder and artist Kate Poole, who passed away in the fall of 2010.

“Rock Barra Artist Retreat was blessed by Kate’s vision and love for the land. She cut trails, hauled sandstone ringing a Celtic meditation circle and laid shell after shell in the outline of a labyrinth. All lovingly bear the hand and spirit of Kate.” says Teresa Doyle, Retreat co-founder and Artistic Director.

The social offers an evening of cake, coffee, tea, an art auction and music with Teresa Doyle, Todd MacLean, and Jon Rehder. Coffee is provided by Brett Bunston and tea connoisseur, Patricia Craig serves tea. As well this year, the social will begin with a parade of dancers, musicians, fire throwers and celebrants that will make presentation of each cake and it’s cake bearer.  “Kate knew how to celebrate, find the joy in life and people she met everywhere. In this spirit our cakes will be paraded to toast the memory of Kate with flare.” says Co-op member Kele Redmond.

Members of the co-op wish to thank all who generously donate to this event. In the case of the art auction, the Co-op splits the final bid with the artist. Anyone wishing to participate can contact Teresa at 838 2973. Proceeds go towards upkeep of the main retreat building which houses workshops and concert series. This year’s concert series includes Tim Chaisson, Eddy Quinn, Colette Cheverie and others.

Admission $10.  For more details on the social and Retreat summer schedule visit

4.   IBS Forum – Sustaining Island Food Systems: From Scary to Hopeful Possibilities  

with Dr. Stuart Hill
(See:,, )
Farm Centre, Charlottetown, PEI;  Tuesday July 5

This event includes a full day workshop (10 – 4) followed by an evening presentation.  For more details write to or contact us through

5.    Concert for Literacy – 7 pm on June 15th at The Guild

Three great performers, one great show.

Connie Kaldor
Singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor has 14 albums and three Juno awards to her name, and has charmed audiences all across Canada with her wit and music. She is a member of the Order of Canada.

Meaghan Blanchard
Meaghan was nominated for five East Coast Music Awards this year and won for best country album of the year with “Chasin’ Lonely Again”.

Bad Habits
The Bad Habits blues band has quickly become a favourite of the Charlottetown music scene. They mix traditional blues and soul with great original songs.

All proceeds go to literacy in PEI
Tickets are $20 at The Guild box office: 620-3333
Corner of Queen and Richmond Street in Charlottetown



1.   TOMORROW – 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.   PEIBWA Upcoming Events

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.

5.    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.

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.   Don’t Miss Out on This Opportunity!  Register Now! 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;


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.

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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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