Community Notices

Status of Women


1. Wild Women Seaweed Spa

Rock Barra Artist Retreat favorite Wild Women Seaweed Spa returns Sunday, August 14, 11 a. m. till 4 p. m. Head to toe body treatments with seaweed botanicals prepared by Irene Novazek, marine botanist and seaweed specialist, await participants. A vegetarian lunch followed by a luxurious set of treatments amid each of Rock Barra Retreat’s meditative landscapes from labyrinth to forest trails to Medicine Wheel to white sand beach will include seaweed salt foot scrub, clay body wrap, hair treatments and hydrating body moisturizer. Registration is required by contacting or 902. 838. 2973. $60 for lunch and all body treatments.

2.  Third Annual Charlottetown Pow Wow – Troisième Pow Wow annuel de Charlottetown

Everyone is welcome to this free event

Confederation Landing Park
Charlottetown, PE

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Pow Wow Noon to 5 pm
Music Concert 6 pm to 8 pm
Featuring Native Gumbo

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Pow Wow Noon to 6 pm

Host Drum
Indian Bay Singers
All Other Drum Groups Welcome

Head Female Dancer
Leslie Burnaby

Head Male Dancer
Don Burnaby

All Dancers Welcome

3.  ART in the OPEN’ – August 27

New Festival in Charlottetown on August 27th, part of the 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada programming for the City of Charlottetown.

The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with this town is small inc. and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, is pleased to announce program details for ART in the Open, Charlottetown’s first ever outdoor public art festival, as part of its Cultural Capital of Canada designation for 2011.

On August 27th from 4:00 pm to midnight, city galleries and museums will open their doors to the public, and over 30 art projects will animate the downtown core. Ranging from installations to sculpture, from performance to projections, Art in the Open will showcase the creativity of Island artists and bring to Charlottetown approximately a dozen works by off-Island talent with art festival experience. The evening of August 27th will showcase Charlottetown’s public spaces in a new way, focusing especially on its urban green areas, including Victoria Park, Connaught Square and Rochford Square. Featuring curated and jury-selected works, Art in the Open offers a unique experience in a beautiful city.

“Our historic buildings, lush green spaces and water views have inspired generations of artists,” said Mayor Clifford Lee at a Press Conference earlier today. “To highlight visual artists’ work outdoors, where the inspiration is born, is a wonderful idea.”

“The Prince Edward Island government is proud to support our province’s arts and culture scene through community festivals such as Art in the Open,” added Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Vessey. “Our province is rich in artistic talent and this new festival will provide a great venue to highlight this diverse talent and showcase our vibrant city.”

The co-coordinators of Art in the Open, Pan Wendt (Curator, Confederation Centre Art Gallery) and Becka Viau (Program Coordinator for this town is small inc.) are proud to extend a very warm invitation to enjoy the festival on August 27th: “Art in the Open is an incredible opportunity for the P.E.I. visual arts community, the first-ever festival of public art in the city. But above all it’s a great opportunity for viewers, who will have a chance to experience Charlottetown’s public spaces in a whole new way.”

The Cultural Capital of Canada Designation is a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, with additional funding by the City of Charlottetown and the Province of Prince Edward Island.

Program Highlights – for details, please visit

4.   Fall Flavours Festival – Festival Saveurs d’automne

Sep 2 – 25, 2011

Prince Edward Island – l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Special Guests of the event include Curtis Stone, Corbin Tomaszeski, Mark McEwan, Lynn Crawford, and Matt Moore. Invités spéciaux de l’événement comprennent Curtis Stone, Corbin Tomaszeski, Mark McEwan, Lynn Crawford, et Matt Moore.

For more information contact:
PEI Culinary Alliance
PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Tel: 902-368-6208 1-877-445-4849

Pour les renseignements:
PEI Culinary Alliance
C.P. 2000 Charlottetown, (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8
Tél: 902-368-6208 1-877-445-4849

5.  Concert

Tim Chaisson back by popular demand to Rock Barra Artist Retreat Songs & Legends of the North Side Concert Series Sunday, August 14 7:30 p. m. Multi award winning Music PEI singer songwriter with roots that run deep on the North East Side of PEI, Tim shares his roots and contemporary tunes with love for both. Rock Barra Retreat is located on Big Pond Rd. off Rt. #16, minutes outside of Souris, PEI. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as capacity is forty five seats. $10 at the door. Farmers Free. For more information visit

6.  Prince Edward Island International Film Festival – Festival international del filme a l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Sep 5 – 11, 2011


7.   Health from Land & Sea Canada

Sep 14 – 16, 2011

Health from Land & Sea™ Canada will bring together bioscience-based companies and researchers from Europe and Canada active in the field of natural health products and bioactive ingredients (developed from terrestrial and marine sources) for pharmaceuticals, cosmetic ingredients, nutraceuticals and human OTC. The program will include participants from the UK, as well as companies from Atlantic Canada.

8.   Acadian Women – Exhibition features photographs from 1880 to 1960 until October 30
A new exhibition was inaugurated on May 15 at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island. Titled Island Acadian Women, the exhibition honours the Acadian women of Prince Edward Island through photographs dating from 1880 to 1960.

According to the exhibit’s guest curator, Georges Arsenault, the main objective of the exhibition is not to celebrate distinguished Island Acadian women, but rather to pay hommage to all Acadian women, from little girls to mothers to grandmothers.

The majority of the exhibit’s 75 photographs come from private collections from various corners of the province. To select these photographs, Georges Arsenault first had to criss-cross the Island visiting homes and archival centers, and also consult his own impressive collection. After sifting through several thousands of photos, he made his final selection.

Most of the photos were taken by amateur photographers using small cameras without a flash. This explains why few of the exhibit’s photos were taken indoors. However, the photos represent well the lives of Island Acadian women up until the mid-20th century.

The exhibition also features many artifacts from the Acadian Museum’s collection which are related to the lives of Island Acadian women.

Debbie Gallant, president of Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É., officially declared the exhibition open.

Besides the participation of Georges Arsenault, the exhibition’s team was comprised of Cécile Gallant, Acadian Museum director and exhibition coordinator, Angèle Barriault, responsible for production of labels, Gloria Arsenault, exhibition installer, Alexandre Roy, graphic artist for the exhibit’s panels, and Claude Arsenault, who designed the title panel and the exhibition’s poster.

The exhibition will be on display until October 30, 2011. In July and August, the Museum will be open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 7 pm.

9.  Taste Our Island Award 2011

The Nomination deadline for the The PEI ADAPT Council 5th Annual Taste Our Island award, is fast approaching.  This prestigious and much sought after award recognizes the Island’s best innovative chefs and restaurateurs who are supporting our local food system.

The Taste Our Island Award is the Island’s premier local foods event and the most highly sought after award an Island chef/restaurateur can hope to win.  The winner receives a full page article in the PEI Tourism Guidebook (100,000+ readership – valued at over $8,000), and the beautiful “Taste Our Island” commemorative handcrafted plate, courtesy of Victoria’s Glass.

The ADAPT Council also gives special recognition to all restaurants that receive valid nominations by offering a uniquely designed decal that identifies the establishment as a ‘Taste Our Island Restaurant.’ The winner and runner-up awards will be presented at the Taste Our Island Roving Feast during Fall Flavours, at the Delta Hotel, on September 22.

The judging criterion objectively evaluates how supportive the chef/restaurant is in promoting a local, sustainable food system. Each nominee is evaluated on the percentage of Island foods included on menus, how creatively the local foods initiative is profiled and how well the use of local foods is advertised and promoted to customers.

Anyone who knows a chef or restaurant that meets the above description, can submit a nomination by visiting the ADAPT website at, or find a form at various restaurants and locations around the Island this summer.

The deadline for nominee submissions is August 26, 2011. For more info please contact



1.  Save the Date!

Upcoming Charity Law Workshops in Charlottetown
September 30, 2011

Governance, Corporate Law Changes and CRA’s Fundraising Guidance (3 hours)
The 2011 Federal Budget included a number of proposals that will affect charities.  Join charity lawyer Richard Bridge and receive an update on the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and learn how you can prepare for the changes it will require.  In addition, Richard will be reviewing Canada Revenue Agency’s Fundraising Guidance, provide an update on proposed changes to the Guidance, and address key compliance and standards issues in fundraising.

You will learn about:
• key provisions of the recent federal budget dealing with charities;
• how the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act applies to your charity;
• CRA’s rules on appropriate allocation of fundraising expenses;
• new transparency, accountability and disclosure requirements that have been introduced for Canadian charities;
• the consequences of inappropriate fundraising, including director and officer liability.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Charitable Receipting (3 hours)
Did you know that 89% of registered charities were found to be improperly issuing official donation receipts when audited by CRA?  Join charity lawyer Richard Bridge as he discusses charitable receipting and how to make sure that your charitable status is not jeopardized.  Following the session, you will be able to answer these questions and many more:
• when is your charity allowed to issue official donation receipts and for how much?
• what is split receipting and how does it affect your galas, golf tournaments and other fundraisers?
• what are the top receipting mistakes and abuses and how do you avoid them?

Bring your questions!  We’ll set aside time so Richard can address your questions related to the Fundraising Guidance, receipting or other charity issues.

Both of these workshops are appropriate for CEOs, directors, staff, and volunteers of Canadian registered charities that are involved with either fundraising, issuing donation receipts or governance.

Registration Fee:
Governance, Corporate Law Changes and CRA’s Fundraising Guidance – $25
The Do’s and Don’ts of Charitable Receipting – $25
Both workshops – $40 (includes a networking lunch)

Capacity Builders is a charitable organization that provides a wide-range of training and development resources for not-for-profit and charitable organizations.  The Charity Law Information Program (CLIP) is a project of Capacity Builders, funded by the Canada Revenue Agency.  You can learn more about the CLIP project, and all our other products and services, at

In partnership with:  Charity Law Information Program
Project funding provided by:  Government of Canada
(taken from poster from the Voluntary Resource Council at )


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
fax: 902 368 3269


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