Community Notices

Status of Women

Note:  The Community Events/Notices weekly email will not be available for two weeks and will return on September 16, 2011.


1.  Environmental Health Co-op Information Booth

The PEI Environmental Health Co-op will be hosting an information booth at the Queen Street Farmers’ Market Friday, August 26th from 3pm to 7pm.  There will be lots of information on pesticide-free lawn and garden care, as well as information on how choose healthier  personal care
and household cleaning products.  More info:  Marion Copleston, 675-4093

2.   Wonderful Home-Based After School Program   

  • Certified Early Childhood Educator
  • Outdoor play in beautiful, large backyard
  • Nature hikes and playground trips
  • Wholesome, nutritious snacks
  • Homework time
  • Yoga practice
  • Games
  • Lots of fun!

Contact Candy Wigmore, 305 North River Road, 892-1795.

3.   Business Energy Savings Program

When:  Tue, 30 August, 10:00 – 12:00
Where:  Montague Rural Action Centre

Valuable information on programs & financial assistance for energy upgrades
Opportunity for small businesses to upgrade portion of lighting at no charge
Details on high-performance lighting which will reduce energy consumption

Presenter will be Mike Proud, PEI Office of Energy Efficiency. For more information and to confirm attendance, please contact Amanda Nicholson, Montague Rural Action Centre RSVP by August 25th 902-838-4030, ext. 221 or


The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall is set for 7-9 pm on Sunday, August 28th. Featured performers are folk trio Josie Pye (Mari Basiletti, Jodee Samuelson and Nollaig Bonar), ragtime pianist Max Keenlyside, the ‘Reel Talent’ Stepdancers and local musicians Herbie MacDonald and Tony Reddin.There will also be a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to the PEI Arthritis Society. For more information, phone 675-4093 or 675-2855.

5.   Submissions Requested for ‘Food Art’ Show September 9th

A 24-hour solidarity fast for famine victims in Somalia is being held Sept 9-10, 2011 at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Saturday, followed by evening activities including a celebratory dinner, music and art show.

Artists are asked to submit work in any medium on the subject of food. The goal is to encourage people to think about the power of food as a right and how they can help end hunger in their communities and around the world. Approaches could range from the happiness involved with sharing food to the precariousness of food availability and other issues such as the industrialization of food, wastefulness or the local food movement. Children’s art is welcome.

Art will be displayed in the entrance hall of the church. Please bring an easel to display work if possible.

Art may be offered for sale and may stay on display longer than the 24 hour fast if desired.

Please bring your work to Trinity United Church in Charlottetown, 220 Richmond Street at the corner of Prince Street any time after 5pm on Friday Sept 9th.  Make sure that your name, address, phone # and email are listed on the back of the work. Please prepare a tag to place on the front of the work listing the artist’s name, title of the piece, medium and sale price if desired.

For more information contact Marion at 675-4093 or Trisha at 566-5793


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

Event Times:  Fast and activities: 6pm Fri Sept 9th to 6pm Sat Sept 10th…Post-fast dinner and music: 6pm – 9pm

6.  Funding Opportunities for Agriculture and Food Processing

Since 1999, the PEI ADAPT Council has been helping innovators respond to emerging issues, pilot new ideas and to explore forward-looking ways of doing business.

If you have an innovative idea that can help Island agriculture and agri-food on the path toward sustainability (social, economic, environmental and cultural) the PEI ADAPT Council may be able to help turn your idea into a reality.

For Information Contact Phil Ferraro, Executive Director:
Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council
Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Room 103
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7Z5
Tel: (902) 368-2005; Fax (902) 368-1570; E-mail:

Visit our website at



1.   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.

2.  ART in the OPEN’ – August 27 – This Saturday

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

3.   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

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

Sep 5 – 11, 2011


5.  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.


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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