1. Cinema Politica Charlottetown presents
“What Would Jesus Buy?”
Monday, December 12
St Paul’s Church Hall,
203 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
A discussion will follow the film.
From producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas. Bill Talen (aka Reverend Billy) was a lost idealist who hitchhiked to New York City only to find that Times Square was becoming a mall. Spurred on by the loss of his neighborhood and inspired by the sidewalk preachers around him, Bill bought a collar to match his white caterer’s jacket, bleached his hair and became the Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping. Since 1999, Reverend Billy has gone from being a lone preacher with a portable pulpit preaching on subways, to the leader of a congregation and a movement whose numbers are well into the thousands. Through retail interventions, corporate exorcisms, and some good old-fashioned preaching, Reverend Billy reminds us that we have lost the true meaning of Christmas.
CINEMA POLITICA is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. Cinema Politica is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world. All screenings are by donation.
Check out Cinema Politica Charlottetown’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cinema-Politica-Charlottetown/181449918563271
Or call Cooper Institute 894-4573 for more information.
2. A Christmas Concert for All!
You are all welcome to a Christmas concert for one and all! This is a concert for the Catholic Family Services Bureau to raise funds for various services such as counselling for low income individuals/families/parents and children, play therapy, music therapy, and other therapies for all Islanders.
- Meaghen Blanchard
- Sylvia AbiKhattar-Mutch
- Kendall Docherty
- Morgan Saulnier on Flute
- Akkord with Lori linkletter
there will also be a carol sing!
And our special guest for the evening will be CBC’s Mainstreet host Karen Mair! Karen will be our MC for the concert!!
Come out and enjoy an evening of great Christmas Music and WONDERFUL performers!!!!
The concert is at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown on Saturday, December 17, 2011. It starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30… so come early! This concert is enter by donation. There will be a bake sale and 50/50 draw during intermission.
Hope to see you there!
SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS
1. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of the email reading: “SAS House Board of Directors Interest”.
2. 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 www.cancer.ca.
3. 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 http://www.isca-aidc.ca. or at the door. Call 628-4364 for more information
4. 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
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