Community Notices



1.    December 6th, 2011 Memorial Service Video featuring PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Members

See and hear members of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women comment on what makes the December 6 Montreal Massacre Memorial Service important to them in a new five-minute video that also includes some highlights of candle-lighting at the Charlottetown memorial service:

Many thanks to the members of the Advisory Council, especially Kelly Robinson who helped record the candle-lighting ceremony, and thanks to the candle lighters and to pianist David Morrison. Thanks also to Sustain Creative for equipment loans and technical suggestions.

2.  Boxing Day, Jammin’ For the Planet

event to raise money for PEI Environmental Fund
December 26 (Boxing Day) 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission by donation ~ $5 minimum

Louis Riel prophesied that his people would suffer great hardship yet would be guided towards salvation by the artists. It is with this I mind that the Eco-Change Co-operative ( has organized the Jammin’ For the Planet celebration, 12 hours of music for the mother planet. Event co-ordinator, David MacKay says that he is very pleased by the response from PEI music community, with over 8 artists and bands coming forward to perform at the Alibi Lounge on Boxing Day, December 26th.  “Musicians are very busy this time of year and so their support reflects the deep concern many artists have for the future state of the environment, especially since the collapse of the Kyoto Climate Change agreement”, says MacKay.

Alan Hicken, Chair of the ECO Change Co-operative, says those involved in the environmental movement  have two choices, with regard to the collapse of the Kyoto agreement, either to give up or redouble our efforts. In Hicken’s opinion, “There is no way the environmental community in this Province can give up or become cynical about moving ahead on important environmental issues. The future of our children and grandchildren hangs in the balance” says Hicken. With regard to moving ahead, says Hicken, it is clearly understood by social activists, generally, that the days of government financially supporting positive environmental change is over, either due to the ideological mindset in Ottawa or the limited financial resources available within the Province. “People must now be given opportunities, such as the Jamming for the Planet event, to directly support positive environmental initiatives”, says Hicken.

To date the “Jammin’ For the Planet” event has confirmed such well known artists as Al Tuck, Teresa Doyle, Dean Dunsford, Jamie Crawford, Bonnie LeClair, Jeff Morris, Margie Carmichael and  Simon Joseph. The music begins at 2 PM on Boxing Day and admission is by donation. For more information, additional artist lists, to participate in the Jam or to make a donation go to or Facebook.

More information: 902-626-4364

3.  Request for Proposals – Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grant

The Interministerial Women’s Secretariat is issuing a request for
proposals for project funding for community organizations in PEI.  The
objective of the Interministerial Women*s Secretariat grant is to
provide project funding to:

  • support organizations that provide direct services and programs for the benefit of women in Prince Edward Island; and/or
  • support projects that enhance awareness, education and social action on women*s legal, health, social and economic equality; and/or
  • support the capacity of women*s organizations that promote women*s equality through advocacy, research and policy development.

This year’s focus is on the following three themes:

1. Social Media and girls
2. Human Trafficking of women and girls
3. Engaging male and female youth to reduce and prevent gender-based

Preference will be made to projects that address the three focus

For further information and/or a copy of the Prince Edward Island
Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grant Application Funding
Guidelines, please contact the Women’s Secretariat at (902) 368-6494 or

Applications/proposals must be received by January 27, 2012.



1. A Christmas Concert for All!  Saturday, December 17, 2011

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.

Performers include:

  •     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!


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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