Community Notices


1.  Dust of Your Pool Sticks and Use Them for a Great Cause!

Cues for a Cause – Chalk up your cues for the Anderson House Pool Tournament Fundraiser. Open to players of all levels; it will be a fun-filled afternoon at Dooly’s on Kent St. Your $20 registration includes Pool, Buffet, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Join us for a great afternoon on Sunday, March 11th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to PEI Family Violence Prevention Services to support Anderson House.

For more information contact:
Karen Ellsworth, Event Organizer, 902-940-3376

2.   Folk Dancing in Bonshaw March 18

Regular monthly Folk Dancing is at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, on Sunday, March 18th from 2-4pm. Come learn folk dances from around the world, including circle dances and contra dances. No partner or experience is necessary—dances are called and easy.  All ages are welcome. If you’d like to car-pool, check the ‘going’ list &/or post a comment on the Folk Dancing FB page . For more information phone Marion Copleston or Tony Reddin at 675-4093. Admission is by donation- suggested: $2 each, $5 per family.


Bonshaw Ceilidh March 25th

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall is set for 2-4 pm on Sunday, March 25th. Special guest performers are Blue Persuasion, a bluegrass and gospel group made up of Rob Arsenault, Audrey Barlow, Gary Mills, and Emily and Vans Bryant. We’ll also have local musicians, including Herbie MacDonald, Ruth Lacey, Hannah VandenHeuvel and Tony Reddin, plus a 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation, with proceeds this month going to the PEI Division of the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information, phone 675-4093 or 675-2855.

3.  Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty

(Le français suit.)

The National Council of Welfare’s publication, The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty, has been reprinted and is now available for order from our website Copies of the 8-page summary of the report are also available for order.

•  Order The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty

• Order the summary report

National Council of Welfare


La publication du Conseil national du bien-être social, Le sens des sous pour résoudre la pauvreté, a été réimprimée et vous pouvez dès maintenant la commander à partir de notre site Web Des exemplaires du rapport sommaire de 8 pages sont également disponibles pour être commandés.

•  Commandez Le sens des sous pour résoudre la pauvreté
•  Commandez le rapport sommaire

Counseil national du bien-être social

4.   CUBA FALL 2012

Join a 10-person group travelling to Las Tunas (near Holguin), Cuba, for a 3 week stay to volunteer, study, and tour.

Departure date Nov 17th. The purpose of the trip is to be in solidarity with and helpful to the local folks through learning about their system and volunteering our talents.  Call Ruth Lacey  675-4282.



1.   Get to Know Your Medications

Join us on Friday March 9 at 1:00pm at the Canada Lounge, Charlottetown Legion, 99 Pownal Street for a free presentation.

Learn about: safe medication use; how to prepare for your next doctor’s visit and important questions that you should ask your pharmacist before starting a new prescription or over the counter medication.

Presented by PEI Pharmacists Association and the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat

2.  Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce Events

Changing demographics and the Canadian workforce
When: Tue, March 13, 7:30am – 10:00am
Where: Rodd Charlottetown, Victorian Room
Description: Guest Speaker Dr. Linda Duxbury To register please call the chamber at 902-628-2000 or email


Overview of Employment Standards Lunch and Learn
When: Tue, March 13, 12pm – 1pm
Where: Chamber Boardroom
Description: Facilitated by Robert Yeo, Chief Labour Standards Officer. To register please call the chamber at 902-628-2000 or email

3.  ThinkFirst’s Annual “I ThinkFirst!” Contest deadline has been extended!

ThinkFirst is pleased to announce the extension of the “I ThinkFirst!” Contest deadline to March 30, 2012!

We are encouraging the kids in your life to tell us how they think first before participating in their favourite activities at home, school, or play. All creative art projects are welcome, including film, drawing, music, poetry.. and more! All entrants have a chance to win FREE HELMETS for their entire classroom! Individuals and groups/classes may apply.

All submissions must be post-marked on or before March 30 and mailed to:

ThinkFirst Pensez d’Abord Canada
750 Dundas Street West Suite 3-314
Toronto, ON M6J 3S3

Please be sure to fill out and sign the permission form and attach to each entry. It and more information can be found at

Greer Brabazon, National Program Coordinator, ThinkFirst Canada

4.  Calling all Fashionistas… What to Wear, Where for spring 2012!

Let’s have some fun & laughter…..are you 30, 40 50, 60, 70…..and wondering what to wear, where?
Find out how to “dress the skin you’re in”, no matter what your age, stage or rage is…..
Looking to achieve your “WOW” style? Get a “Glam Plan” and watch yourself and your wardrobe become reenergized.
Find out what your body shape is and how to use clothing to create the silhouette you want.
Watch a “Before & After virtual makeover on a model. Hair, makeup & clothes for 2012.

Join me Margaret Gallant/Fresh Image 360 for an educational and entertaining evening.
When: Friday, March 30/2012
Where: Belvedere Golf Club, PE
Time: 7:00pm Tickets are $20 – to purchase E-mail or call, or 566-3906/ 394-4625
Door prizes all evening
Cash bar

5.  Resetting the Table Workshop

Please join the PEI Food Security Network’s food production and distribution working group for a workshop on

Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Farm Centre, University Avenue, Charlottetown

All are welcome ~ Refreshments served ~ Free admission

For more information or to pre-register, contact Cooper Institute or phone 902-894-4573

To read the People’s Food Policy:

Join the event on Facebook:

6.  Women in Leadership Conference – 5th edition

Leading in challenging times
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
8:15 AM – 4:30 PM

The Halifax Club
1682 Hollis Street, Halifax

President and CEO, Annapolis Valley District Health Authority

Vice-President Citizenship Engagement & Accountability, Capital Health

Regional Vice President & General Manager, Casino Nova Scotia

Vice President Academic and Provost, Dalhousie University

Partner, Deloitte Inc.

President and CEO, IWK Health Care

Principal, MT&L Public Relations

Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

Vice-President, Marketing & Communications, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

CEO, A.P. Reid Insurance Stores (Keynote Speaker)

Download Conference Brochure:

To register, please complete the registration form (last page, conference brochure) and submit to:


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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