Community Notices

Status of Women


1.   The Native Council of Prince Edward Island invites all Islanders and visitors to attend the 19th Annual Abegweit Pow Wow – Panmure Island Cultural Park, August 19 – 21, 2011

Come and celebrate with us!

August 19 – set-up for vendors and campers
Grand Entry at noon on Saturday and Sunday

MC: Jimmy Augustine, Elsipogtog, NB
Head Male Dancer:  Don Barnaby
Head Female Dancer:  Leslie Tuplin
Host Drum:  Kitpu, Eskasoni, NS

• Traditional Dancers • Mi’kmaq Feast
• Traditional Teachings • Crib and Crokinole • Merchandise
• Bingo • Canteen Service Available •
• Free admission and free camping • Everyone welcome
• Donations appreciated

Absolutely no drugs or alcohol permitted on the grounds.
Support provided by the Prince Edward Island Departments of Health and Wellness and Tourism and Culture
24-hour security.
For more information,
call 1-902-892-5314
or toll-free 1-877-591-3003.

2.    PEIBWA Events


Lunch and Learn – Northport
“Social Media and Your Brand”
Presented by: Kerry-Anne 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:   The Boat Shop Restaurant, located in Northport Pier Inn, Northport, PEI
Date:    Thursday, September 8th, 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, September 6th, 2011 at 12:00 noon.


Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Simple Strategies to Make Your Website Better”
Presented by: Jaime Lee Mann, Copywriter and Co-owner of Manley Mann Media

Do you ever wonder about whether or not your website was actually an investment in your business or just a cost?  Does it do its job to reel in customers? Does it make your phone ring or is it just hanging out in cyberspace serving as a glorified brochure?  Join Jaime Lee Mann of Manley Mann Media for this informative session where she shares her best website enhancement tips for small business owners including:

· How to motivate website visitors to take action
· Best ways to organize and present your content
· SEO basics
· An introduction to e-books

There should be a strategy behind your website. If there’s not, don’t miss this session!

Location:  Rodd Royalty, 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown
Date:   Thursday, September 8th, 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: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

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.  Charlottetown Solidarity Fast Sept 9 & 10: Awareness, Action and Fundraising for People Needing Food in the Horn of Africa

OXFAM PEI invites you to take part in a ’24 Hour Solidarity Fast’ event beginning on Friday September 9th at 6pm. Help raise awareness and funds for the famine crisis of people who are in refugee camps in the ‘Horn of Africa’ (the region that includes Kenya and Somalia).

All donations made to Canadian aid organizations by Sept. 16 will be matched by the Government of Canada. Donations can go to whatever charity you choose.

If you are able to, please join in the 24 hour fast. Ask your friends to sponsor you with donations and join in activities at the Trinity United Church Hall, 220 Richmond St., Charlottetown. The Fast will end with a ‘Celebration of Hope Dinner’ plus music, poetry and an art show on Saturday September 10th at 6pm.

Details will be updated on the OXFAM PEI facebook page. To get involved and give support, and for more information, please contact us through FB or at 675-4093 or 894-5542.

Event Location : Trinity United Church Hall, 220 Richmond St., Charlottetown, PEI



1.  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

2.   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

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

Sep 5 – 11, 2011


4.   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.

5.   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.

6.  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


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
fax: 902 368 3269


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