Community Notices



1.   Annual American Thanksgiving Dinner

Annual American Thanksgiving Dinner in aid of social outreach to be held at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Price & Richmond St, Thursday, November 24, 4:30-6:30. Gluten Free dinner and desserts available. Children –10  $6.00, adults $15.00
Eat-in or Take-out. Call 892-1691 or e-mail to order tickets.

FREE SHOWING Soleil Deos Gloria Ballet video ballet THE CHRISTMAS BOX, Sunday , Nov 27th, 3:00 PM, St Paul’s Church, Grafton St/Church. Great family entertainment.

A Joyous Holiday Concert, Thursday December 1 at St. Paul’s Church featuring Kendall Docherty, Phase 11, Brian Knox and Friends. Tickets $10.00 call 892-1691 to order. Or at the Door

2.    Public Meeting regarding the rerouting of the TCH through Strathgartney Park

The Bonshaw Community Council is organizing a public meeting to give people an opportunity to express their concerns regarding the proposal to reroute the Trans Canada Highway through Strathgartney Provincial Park.
The meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday November 28th at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Rd, Bonshaw. Government officials have been invited to attend. For more info, contact John Jamieson, 675-4961

Marion Copleston
Bonshaw Community Council



1.   PRRO Rally

Saturday, November 19 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Peace Fountain by Province House on Grafton Street

PRRO – Prince Edward Island Reproductive Rights Organization – is organizing a reproductive rights rally to inform residents of Prince Edward Island what reproductive rights women are entitled to as decreed by the Canadian Government in 1988, but are being denied in Prince Edward Island.

Come out and have some coffee or tea, enjoy some busking, listen to informative speakers, learn something new and support a great cause.

Speaker List to follow.

There will also be a drop-off box for a Women’s ‘Zine. Please feel free to drop off any creative/ informative pieces you would like to contribute.

For more information about PRRO please visit PRRO’s facebook group at :

“Forcing a woman, by threat of criminal sanction, to carry a fetus to term unless she meets certain criteria unrelated to her own priorities and aspirations, is a profound interference with a woman’s body and thus a violation of her security of the person.”

– Chief Justice Brian Dickson

2.  WE SUPPORT Poster Campaign

WE SUPPORT is a poster campaign celebrating PEI Citizen Advocacy 25 years of service, matching adult Islanders with an intellectual disability with adult Islanders. WE SUPPORT posters are a way for businesses, organizations, government to participate in the celebrations organized for PEI Citizen Advocacy’s 25th anniversary, Friday, November 18, 2011. Any business, organization, retail outlet who would like a poster to post in their work place during the week of Monday, November 14 through till Friday, November 18, can contact Rosalind at PEI Citizen Advocacy office 902.566.3523 or Over PEICA’s 25 years, almost 100 matches have been formed providing companionship and support to almost 200 Islanders. PEI Citizen Advocacy is a grassroots volunteer organization located at 81 Prince St. in the VRC in Charlottetown, PEI.


Photographic Exhibit

“Bringing Islanders Together” tells the stories of eleven friendships between adults with intellectual disabilities and volunteers of PEI Citizen Advocacy. This exhibit will be launched on Friday, November 18, at The Haviland Club at 7pm as part of PEI Citizen Advocacy’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Photographed by Shelly Connell Photography eleven matches are presented in this exhibit doing what they normally do in their friendship. Shelly Connell volunteered her time and resources to this project. Donations for the cost of framing this exhibit are welcome at the launch or by contacting PEI Citizen Advocacy office 902. 566. 3523 or The Haviland Club is located at 1 Rochford St. in Charlottetown.


PEI Citizen Advocacy 25th Anniversary Celebration

All are welcome to attend PEI Citizen Advocacy’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Haviland Club. Reception begins at 7 P. M. followed by a program of stories, art, theatre and congratulations. The evening will conclude with music by Jon Rehder and friends. Presentations in theatre will be made by Island play write Vian Emery and her friend Kim, painting by Mary Curtis and her friend Carolyn and “Bringing Islanders Together” photographic exhibit by Shelly Connell Photography. PEI Citizen Advocacy will launch it’s new logo. Food and beverage provided. Dress celebratory. For more information contact Rosalind at PEICA office 902. 566. 3523 or

3. ProfitLearn Internal Fraud Prevention Forum

Wednesday November 23, 2011
8:30 am – noon
Rodd Mill River Resort

A special half-day session for business owner-operators, focusing on the impacts of internal theft & fraud, red flags, controls, real life stories, and more…

Presentations from:

  •     RCMP Commercial Crime Officer
  •     Accountant/Certified Fraud Examiner
  •     Keynote presentation from a business recovering from the impacts of fraud in their workplace

Panel of Experts: “Advice I Would Give Small Business Owners About Managing Fraud”


  •     Mary Best, CA, Partner, Arsenault, Best, Cameron, Ellis Chartered Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiner
  •     Karen A. Campbell, QC, Partner Cox & Palmer Law Firm
  •     Corporal Troy MacLean RCMP, Certified Fraud Examiner
  •     Ellen Rennie, Certified Human Resource Professional
  •     and insurance broker

Facilitator: Jeanette MacAulay, Director, UPEI Centre for Life-Long Learning

To register: Cost: only $25 + GST /person

To register: Barb MacDonald Rural Action Centre, Alberton Tel: 853-3616

More information:

4.  It’s that time of year again…

It’s that time of year again – Pat Robinson is taking on two initiatives this season:

A) Pajamas for the Soup Kitchen Xmas Baskets: If you can donate new or gently used pajamas for men, women, or children, please call Pat: 566-4388 at 6 Nottingham Ave, Sherwood regarding any questions and for pick up and delivery. There is also a drop off box at CLIA or you can give bagged items to Kelly Robinson.

B) Xmas Puddings!: $12 per pudding – beautifully decorated – perfect for gifts or hosting parties. Proceeds to PEI People First (self advocate adults with intellectual challenges) and a smaller donation to the PEI Humane Society. Since she started, Pat has raised $15,000 for local charities! Please call Pat: 566-4388 at 6 Nottingham Ave, Sherwood or contact Kelly Robinson at 368-4017.

Thanks for any support you can offer – Pat is very proud of the work she does and with all your help, she is able to make large donations to local charities.

5. PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Alberton
“Generating Positive Publicity”
Presented by: Lori Mayne, Writer, Educator, Professional Communicator, and former Journalist

Do you cringe when a reporter calls? Do you wonder why your business doesn’t get coverage from local media? This session will give you tips on dealing effectively with the media and generating positive publicity for your business. You will learn how to attract media coverage, identify potential media opportunities, craft a press release, and direct a media interview.

Location: Alberton Business Centre
Date: Thursday, November 24th, 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 or Toll Free 1-877-268-2111. Registration deadline: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Learn How to Make Money for Your Business”
Presented by: Tracey Allen, T. Allen Consulting

There are essentially only two ways to make more money – you sell or work more, increasing your revenue, or you save money by reducing your expenses.

This Lunch & Learn based on the upcoming book, “5 R’s to Saving Money for Your Business”, will focus primarily on how to save money using the 5 R’s of saving. Some of these may be familiar but others will be new to you and will assist in creating a more profitable business for you going into the future.

The main areas of business will be the focus of savings including the all-important input costs or costs to produce your product or service.

Location: Rodd Royalty Inn, Capital Drive, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 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 or Toll Free 1-866-892-6040. Registration deadline: Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 4:00 pm.

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.


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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