Community Notices



1.   December 6 Events This Tuesday –  National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On Tuesday, December 6, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will host the annual Charlottetown Memorial Service for victims of violence to mark Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The reflective, moving service will include candle-lighting in memory of the 14 women murdered in the Montreal Massacre of 1989 and nine PEI women murdered in 1989 and since. This year, the new Chairperson of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Diane Kays, will say a few words. Diane worked for more than 30 years as a social worker with a special commitment to working with women who experienced violence. She will connect the Memorial Service to access to justice for family law, the theme of this year’s Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence.

Charlottetown Memorial Service and Candle-Lighting in English
12 noon
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
More info: 368-4510

Other memorial events near you on Tuesday, December 6:

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 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.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Montague
“Innovative Online Tools to Keep Organized, and Save Time and Money”
Presented by: Matt Sullivan owner of Web Presence Network

Are you familiar with eVoice, Doodle, Basecamp, and CrowdSpring, etc. Products and services like these and more can save you money in your business, help you be organized while on the run, and efficiently save you time.  Many of them are free and can easily be learned by individuals with a modest amount of effort. Come with an open mind and you too will want to immediately implement several of these tools.

Matt will present a lot of resources in a concise format and be prepared to answer any questions.

Location:      Active Communities Boardroom, Montague
Date:           Tuesday, December 6th, 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, December 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 pm.

Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Get Creative! Get Results!”
Presented by: Debbie Brady, Graphically Speaking

Have you ever been unsure how to convey what you’re looking for when needing an ad, logo, banner or website designed? The “I’ll know it when I see it” approach can be frustrating, unproductive, and waste time and money.  Debbie will prepare you to effectively communicate your visual needs. A creative “brief” provides you with a way to work with your graphic designer toward the same goal—a great visual solution!

Location:      Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside
Date:           Thursday, December 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 or Toll Free 1-877-268-2111.   Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 6th, 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 invoiced.

3.  SAS House – Volunteers Needed – Board of Directors

Are you a woman looking to volunteer your time to help single women and children? Do you want to help make a difference to those who seek affordable housing? Well, SAS House may be what you’ve been searching for. SAS House Incorporated is a non-profit organization that operates a rent-geared-to-income affordable housing for women and children in the Charlottetown area. SAS House reports to Canada Mortgage & Housing and the building is managed by a professional property manager. The 9-unit apartment building is beautiful, well maintained and an enjoyable quiet living environment for the women and children residing there. The Board of Directors meets 6-8 times a year. Volunteering with SAS House would be a wonderful way to give back to your community and can be very rewarding. For more information about SAS House Incorporated, send an email to with the subject line of the email reading: “SAS House Board of Directors Interest”.

4.  Wraps of Love – Canadian Cancer Society

Give the gift of comfort and love! The Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division invites you to stop by their office and purchase a beautiful knit wrap or shawl.  Available in a range of colours for $35, the proceeds go toward the Society’s local cancer support programs. The office is located at 1 Rochford St. and open Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 4:00. For more information, call 566-4007 or 1-866-566-4007 or visit the web at

5.  Course – Best Interests of the Children in Custory and Access

Community Legal Information Association (CLIA), with the support of the PEI Law Foundation, is offering a free course for parents who are dealing with custody and access disputes. This course, “Best Interests of the Children in Custody and Access”, is led by a volunteer lawyer and a CLIA staff person.

In this course participants will learn what the “best interests of the children” means,the different types of custody and access arrangements that are possible, and what alternatives there are to going to court.  We piloted this course in October and had very positive evaluations from both parents and service providers who work with divorcing and separating couples.  The course will be offered on a regular basis. To inquire about dates and to register for the course, please contact CLIA at 892-0853.

6.  Holiday Social and Fundraiser

Holiday social and fundraiser for Haiti on Sunday, December 11th, 3-6 PM, Trinity United Church Hall in Charlottetown Music by John Rehder and Chastity Fizzard. Admission is $10.00 dollars, includes coffee, tea, dessert and sweets, entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction of several Haitian Crafts. Tickets are available at Timothy’s, or online at or at the door. Call 628-4364 for more information

7.  Hail Mary Tribute

RIOT4LOVE productions present Hail Mary Tribute & other every day miracles Hail Mary Tribute & other every day miracles set to open the doors to the Red Tent being constructed for this show on Thursday, December 8, at The Alibi Lounge, 77 University Ave. in Charlottetown, 6:30 P. M. tapas and art viewing followed by show at 7:00 P. M. Hail Mary Tribute is an experience in art, song, music, and monologues all within the Red Tent. Produced by RIOT4LOVE productions with Riotous Bellas Ensemble. Questions on the themes of faith, myth and miracle? are explored and suggestions conveyed through art. Tickets $15 including tapas, full menu and cash bar available. First come first serve seating, no reservations. Advance tickets available at The Alibi Lounge or any of the Riotous Bellas Ensemble or at the door. Riotous Bellas Ensemble is pleased to include Adrienne Gallant, Kristin Santos, Wendy Metcalfe-Morrison, Eliza Starchild Knockwood, Kathryn McKernan, Melanie Howard Taylor, Mary Redmond, Catherine Ann Dickson and Kele REdmond, the later two, co-founders, creatives and producers. For more information, visit event page on Facebook

8.  PEI Citizen Advocacy – “Bringing Islanders Together” photo exhibit

PEI Citizen Advocacy celebrates 25 years of friendship with a photographic exhibit called, “Bringing Islanders Together”. It’s eleven colour photographs of PEICA’s friendships photographed doing what they love to do. The hope is to tell a story by showing what it means for people living with an intellectual disability to have a meaningful relationship. Some friendships in the exhibit have been together 25 years, as long as PEICA itself. Some friends play pool, take photos, read books, go for coffee, talk bout life, relationships and offer support when life gets difficult. “Bringing Islanders Together” will be on display at Beanz Cafe on University Ave. in Charlottetown, throughout December, 2011. PEICA invites one and all to enjoy the exhibit and to make a donation towards the costs of framing, hanging and touring the exhibit. PEICA knows a picture tells a thousand words and for people living with disabilities, who are often isolated, this exhibit gives voice to their stories of friendship. Shelly Connell of Shelly Connell Photography artfully and kindly photographed the exhibit, donating her time and resources to the project. Donations can be made at the counter at Beanz or by mail to PEI Citizen Advocacy 81 Prince St. Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4R3


PEI Citizen Advocacy wishes to thank all for coming to their twenty fifth anniversary celebration held on Fri. Nov. 18, 2011. The embrace of acknowledgement and support was incredible. A special thanks to all who volunteered their time, energy and resources, including but not limited to, Holland College Human Resource students and Pat Sobey; Canada World Youth volunteers, Julia and Amelia; Katimavik volunteers, Brendan, Mellie and Melissa; Globe World Flavours, Culinary Institute of Canada, Co-op Basics, Atlantic Superstore, Sobey’s, Vessy’s Seeds, and ADL; Tiana Nichole Davis Photography; Shelly Connell Photography; Stefan Greencorn; Mary Curtis & Carolyn McDonald; Vian Emery & Kim McDougall, the PEICA Media Team; PEICA planning committee and board; all PEICA past and present matches, Kwik Kopy Print Center and The Haviland Club.



1.  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

2.  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.


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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