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1. Workshop Series Begins this Saturday

Rock Barra Artist Retreat workshop series begins this Saturday, July 23 with Eliza Star Knockwood who will be leading Building & Understanding the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel is used in Aboriginal nations as a healing tool. This workshop will introduce participants to the meaning and history of the medicine wheel as well as how to build one and use it in your own life. Workshop runs from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. and registration is required. Bring something for pot luck lunch comfortable clothing and foot ware. Rock Barra Retreat is located ten minutes north of Souris. For more information or to Register please visit


Concert Series Launches in Rock Barra PEI This Sunday

Songs & Legends Concert Series Launches Sunday, July 24, 7:30 p. m. at Rock Barra Artist Retreat with host Teresa Doyle and guests Ian & Dianne Farr, Henry Chapin, Betsy Blachly & Lem Chaisson. All are welcome and tickets are $10 at the door, pre-schoolers free. Farmers are welcome as guests in appreciation for all their hard work. Songs and Legends is a tribute to musicians and storytellers of the North East side of the Island. Performing guests are invited to write new songs or stories inspired by characters or happenings on the Northside. Last year five new songs were produced creating anticipation for what will be offered this year. An intimate setting with a capacity of forty seats means come early to avoid disappointment. Songs and Legends will run Sundays at 7:30 p. m. till August 28. Rock Barra is located ten minutes north of Souris. Visit for more information and directions.


The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall is set for 7-9 pm on Sunday, July 31st. Featured performers are singer-songwriter Bryson Guptill, singer Diane Adams, pianist Herbie MacDonald others including local regulars.There will also be a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information, please call 675-4093 or 675-2855.



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.  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)

3.  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:

4.   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.

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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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