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1.  Queen Street Farmers Market

The Queen Street Farmers Market now open Fridays  3-8 PM. As always, great fresh, local and organic Island produce, tasty ethnic and Canadian food and beautiful craft work!!!

Thanks to the store and Co-op Atlantic for supporting local farmers and our food vendors, several of whom are new Canadians!

We are on the South side of of the Queen Street Co-operative Food Market on 420 Upper Queen, NOT to be confused with Sunday’s Downtown Market ( we have a number of farmers at our market.)

From David MacKay <>

2.  FOLK DANCING Sunday July 17 7-9 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 .

Please try to carpool [use the facebook attending list]

After July we’ll be back to the 2nd Sunday of each month, 7-9 pm at the Bonshaw Community Centre.

What to expect
The emphasis is on enjoyment rather than dancing to perfection. It is an ideal opportunity for those who may be afraid of looking foolish or who think they have two left feet, to give it a try, because no-one will mind if you make a mistake: that is all part of the fun. You will be learning easy dances from all over the world.

3.    Call for Photos, Drawings, and Paintings

Canada Without Poverty seeks submissions of photographs, drawings and paintings depicting poverty in Canada – from the east and west coasts to the far North and all points in between, from urban, suburban and rural perspectives, from those with the lived experience of poverty and from those who may not have experienced poverty directly but can see what it looks like and how it is impacting people.  If you have one or more images you would be happy to share and allow us to use with credit, we would be grateful to receive and review your submission(s).  Images submitted should be in JPG or GIF format.

Our immediate need is to develop one or more powerful PowerPoint presentations depicting poverty and the faces of poverty across Canada today.  Of special need is for images depicting the poverty that is more hidden from public view (we have many images of homelessness which is the most visible manifestation of poverty).  A good example of this type of imagery is that assembled through the Saskatoon Photovoice project of 2006.  We’d especially like to receive images from people with the lived experience of poverty who provide captions for each image submitted, captions that in a few words describe the meaning to them of what is on view.  We find these kinds of images to be powerful in communicating, in a few seconds, the reality of poverty in Canada (a picture truly can be worth the proverbial thousand words).

Please help spread the word of this request.  Thank you and we look forward to your submissions if you are able to assist.

Rob Rainer
Executive Director / Directeur executif
Working in alliance with the CWP Advocacy Network / Travaillant en alliance avec le Réseau de revendication CSP

Ottawa office / Bureau d’Ottawa: 410-383 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4R4; (613) 789-0096 (1-800-810-1076)

4.  12th Annual FACE (Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise) Research Roundtable

WHEN:    September 13, 2011
WHERE:   Stanhope Resort & Conference Centre, Prince Edward Island, Canada

–  The Roundtable is open to EVERYONE – you don’t have to be a researcher, clinician or government representative to attend.   And because we know that delegates will come from all walks of life, we encourage presenters to avoid scientific jargon and acronyms, and make their presentations accessible to a broad audience.

–  Students and investigators at any stage of FASD research may compete in the FACE Roundtable Poster Competition (with cash prizes!) Details @

The program, speaker bios and presentation synopses (“Presentations in Brief”) have been posted on-line @ .    The program includes exciting research currently being conducted from coast to coast – literally!    PEI is well-represented in the morning session on screening, while in the afternoon the focus will turn to brain plasticity and intervention research.   For example, Dr. Joanne Rovet of SickKids will describe the work she is doing to improve impulse control, emotional processing and social understanding in children with FASD, while Dr. Brian Christie from University of Victoria in BC will discuss ways to produce new neurons and increase cognitive capacity.

To register for September 12th go to:



1.   Supporting Atlantic Canadian Women of All Ages

Community Leadership Symposium for men and women

August 17-18, 2011
Holland College
Charlottetown, PEI

The Atlantic Summer Institute approach:

The Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) approach to developing women’s leadership is based around ASI values of inclusion, integration of official languages, cultural competency, gender and principles of adult education with a number of inner and outer themes. The inner themes are to do with developing confidence, a strong sense of identity and self worth, rejecting self limiting beliefs and developing the emotional and mental resilience required to take up a leadership position. The outer themes are to do with engaging with the external world in terms of developing social capital and support systems through networks and alliances, understanding the use of power and influence at an individual, community and structural level.

For today’s and tomorrow’s community leaders
Bilingual event for men and women

The philosophy of this symposium is to foster an inclusive approach to community leadership, in which women and men act as allies in each other’s leadership and are able to bring their distinctive contributions. This will mean that a greater leadership resource can be unlocked to overcome the barriers and underlying issues which affect community health and safety.

Participants will:
–    be challenged to set their leadership goals
–    reflect and identify their leadership development needs and how to overcome barriers
–    acquire new knowledge, skills and ideas
–    learn how to use tools such as the Circle of Health to develop an action plan.

Topics will include:
–    What are the issues facing female leadership in communities and why should it matter to men?
–    Creating a culture of participation ‘I need we to be fully me.’
–    How do we build a Value Network of Leaders in Atlantic Canada and use the Circle of Health as a framework to take action on underlying barriers in communities?

Includes a free children’s program for ages 3 to 14!

For more information, call (902) 894-3399.

Visit our Facebook page at

We look forward to seeing you in August!



Symposium sur le leadership pour les hommes et les femmes

Les 17 et 18 août 2011
Collège Holland
Charlottetown, Î.-P.-É.

Approche de l’Institut d’été de l’Atlantique

L’approche de l’Institut d’été de l’Atlantique (IEA), visant le développement du leadership des femmes, est fondée sur les valeurs de l’IEA en matière d’inclusion, d’intégration des langues officielles, des compétences culturelles, de genre, et des principes de l’éducation aux adultes avec un certain nombre de thèmes intérieurs et extérieurs. Les thèmes intérieurs sont liés au renforcement de la confiance, un grand sentiment d’identité et de confiance en soi, en rejetant l’oppression intériorisée et les croyances limitatives, et au renforcement de la résistance émotionnelle et mentale nécessaire pour assumer un poste de direction. Les thèmes extérieurs sont liés à la communication avec le monde extérieur en matière de renforcement du capital social et des systèmes de soutien grâce aux réseaux et alliances, en comprenant l’utilité du pouvoir et de l’influence à l’échelle individuelle, structurelle et communautaire.

Pour les dirigeants communautaires d’aujourd’hui et de demain
Événement bilingue pour les hommes et les femmes

Ce symposium vise à promouvoir une approche inclusive à l’égard du leadership communautaire selon laquelle les femmes et les hommes jouent le rôle d’alliés dans le cadre du leadership de chacun et sont en mesure d’apporter leurs propres contributions. Cela signifie qu’une ressource au leadership plus importante peut devenir accessible afin de surmonter les obstacles et les problèmes sous-jacents qui ont une incidence sur la santé et la sécurité de la collectivité.

Les participants devront effectuer les étapes suivantes :
–    Établir leurs objectifs de leadership
–    Réfléchir afin de déterminer leurs besoins en matière de développement du leadership et la façon de surmonter les obstacles
–    Obtenir de nouvelles connaissances, aptitudes et idées
–    Utiliser des outils tels que le Cercle de la santé afin d’élaborer un plan d’action

Sujets abordés :
–    Quels sont les problèmes qui se présentent en matière de leadership des femmes dans les collectivités et pourquoi les hommes doivent-ils s’y intéresser?
–    Création d’une culture de participation « Être soi-même à 100 % »
–    Comment établir un réseau de valeurs des leaders au Canada atlantique et utiliser le Cercle de la santé en tant que cadre permettant de confronter les obstacles sous-jacents dans les collectivités?

Inclus un programme gratuit pour les enfants âgés de 3 à 14 ans!

Pour plus de renseignements, composez le (902) 894-3399.

visitez notre page Facebook au

Au plaisir de se revoir en août!

2.   PEIBWA – Murder Mystery Event

For many of us, Halloween is the holiday we love to hate.

You either:

A) want to dress up but have nowhere to go, or B) dislike the idea ofa costume but still want to go out and have fun with friends.

Sound familiar? In the end, you almost always end up sitting around looking at the walls (or a spouse), while watching Thriller on YouTube, wishing you’d gotten it together to do something (anything!) while everyone else seems to be out having fun.

Well guess what? All that’s about to change.

Save. This. Date!
This Halloween, PEIBWA presents…

“The Business of Murder”
Sponsored by: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

While the fine details of this “spooktacular” fundraising event are still being worked out, we do know it will be held on Saturday, October 29th and that you won’t want to miss out on all the fun which will include a reception, murder mystery event, 3 course meal, music, and more! Roundtrip transportation will be available from Charlottetown, thanks to our generous sponsor, Target Tours, and Stanley Bridge Country Resort is offering a special room rate for the event.

So get your spouse, friends or partners in crime ready because trust us; you do NOT want to miss what is shaping up to be THE event of the year.

Tickets go on sale soon. Mark your calendar now, because only a limited number will be available.  Don’t let another Halloween come and go without taking part in any of the fun.  Stay tuned for details!

Sincerely, Board of Directors
PEI Business Women’s Association, Phone: (902) 892-6040, Fax: (902) 892-6050;  Toll Free: 1-866-892-6040, Website:

3.   The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is Looking For Past Volunteers

The Centre wants to touch base with all former crisis line volunteers. Please contact them at or call Sigrid at 566-1864.


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
tel: 902 368 4510
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