Community Notices



1.  The 2011 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence

The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.

This year, in 2011, the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign looks at access to justice for family law. To advocate for better access to justice and more options for women and children who face violence in their homes, visit New resources will be added regularly through December 2011.  People use violence to establish power and maintain control over others. Violence and abuse take root in the many types of inequality in our society.


2011 Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

Violence Against Women Events
First mourn, then work for change.


Memorial Service & Candle-Lighting
12 noon, Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
More info: 368-4510


En français : Candle-Lighting for Victims of Violence
7:00 pm, Carrefour Community Centre, Charlottetown
More info: 368-1895, ext 221

Memorial Service In English – LOCATION CHANGED
Trinity United Church, next to Memorial Square at 90 Spring Street
12:00 noon  
Refreshments served.
More info: (902) 436-9856

Candle-lighting for Victims of Violence
12 noon, O’Leary United Church
More info: (902) 859-8849


2.    Fall/Winter 2011 PEI Status of Women Activities Update

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Activities Update, Fall/Winter 2011 is now available…  pdf document

3.   Prince Edward Island Ranks High Nationally in Early Childhood Education

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, November 22, 2011 – A major study on the state of early childhood education in Canada ranks Prince Edward Islands early childhood education second in the country, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac.

We are very encouraged by this national recognition of our commitment to early childhood education, said Mr. McIsaac. Working closely with the early childhood community, we have accomplished much in a short period, including the establishment of a school-based kindergarten program which is delivered by early childhood educators.
The Prince Edward Island Preschool Excellence Initiative continued with the introduction of Early Years Centers, with all trained staff, regulated parent fees, parent advisory committees and a provincial early learning framework.
The Early Years Study 3, the third in a trio of reports on the state of early childhood learning by the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain and the late Dr. J. Fraser Mustard, was released today.

The Early Years Study 3 and related documents are available at and



1.   Upcoming events

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

3.  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.

4. PEIBWA Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Notices will also be posted shortly on our blog, Women’s Equality PEI at . If you do not wish to receive this weekly community notice, please reply and let us know by typing – Unsubscribe – in the subject line.

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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