Community Notices


1.  First Iranian Spring celebration

Iranian newcomers and the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada are excited to present a celebration of Iranian culture for all Islanders:

Iranian Spring

We invite you to join us for the first Iranian Spring celebration,

On 31 March, 2012 – 6:30 to 9:00 Pm

At Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown

We will serve a delicious buffet supper of Iranian specialties and selected Iranian desserts.

The evening’s program includes entertainment from the Persian community in Halifax, and the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz is being read by six well-known Island poets:

Hugh MacDonald, the Poet Laureate of PEI, Judy Gaudet, David Helwig,  Deirdre Kessler, Monica Lacey, and Brent MacLaine.

Some of the poems will also be read in Persian to give the flavor of the original before translation.

Tickets are $20.00 each or you can book a table of 8 for $150.00. Children 12 and under tickets are $12.00.

Prior to the supper, from 2:00 – 6:00pm, in Room 207 you can enjoy an afternoon introduction and sharing of the culture of Iran.

This will be a free display including photography, crafts, artifacts, information, and video of Iran.

 Everyone is welcome.

Tickets are for sale at Murphy’s Community Centre, Beanz Espresso Bar and Café,

Rashed’s Convenience Store at 18 Grafton Street, or from the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada.

For more information please contact Morteza Khaniki at 902-978-0033 or by email at, or email at PEIANC.

2.  Screening of Pink Ribbons Inc.

The PEI chapter of WIFT-Atlantic will be hosting a screening of the powerful and controversial NFB documentary Pink Ribbons Inc. SUNDAY APRIL 1ST AT 2PM – CITY CINEMA – CHARLOTTETOWN Directed by Léa Pool, one of Canada’s finest filmmakers., Pink Ribbons Inc is a devastating documentary about the industry and “culture” around breast cancer. The film addresses the rise of corporate involvement in fund-raising for charities and the impact it has had on research into the disease. WIFT-AT is a new chapter in the international organization Women In Film and Television that was created in 1973 to give women who were struggling to have a voice in Television and in Film a network and support system. To learn more about WIFT-AT, visit This special screening is scheduled for April 1st at 2 p.m. at City Cinema and admission is $6. Tickets are available at the door or in advance online at until noon on the day of the screening. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to stay for coffee and conversation after the screening. To see a trailer for this feature doc, visit

3.  Community Legal Information Association is hosting a free course for parents

CLIA will be hosting a FREE course for parents who are dealing with a custody and access dispute. This two-evening course will be led by Charlottetown family law lawyer Shannon Farrell from McInnes Cooper.
Next course offering will be April 17th and April 19th from 6-8 pm.

Please call CLIA at 902-892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798 to register or to obtain more information.
Visit us at for details.



1.  Speaker Peter Marshall, Child Advocate – April 5, 2012

Hello Everyone!

As a follow up to conversations at the Think Tank on Access to Family Justice, Community Legal Information Association is hosting Peter Marshall, a child advocate from Ontario, to speak to Islanders how the Child Advocate system works in Ontario. We hope you will be able to come! Please RSVP by Monday April 2nd.

Peter Marshall, Child Advocate
Beaconsfield Carriage House
Thursday, April 5th
10am – 1pm

Refreshments will be served. The event is free. We graciously acknowledge the financial support of the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. Please forgive us if you receive notice a couple of times – I will also be using our website email list.

Thanks! Kelly

Kelly Robinson
Program Coordinator
Community Legal Information Association of PEI
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2.  Lawn Care Presentation – New Date

Reserve Thursday April 26th at 7pm at the Confederation Centre Library for a presentation on organic lawn care (originally scheduled for April 5th). Learn everything you need to know about creating a healthy attractive lawn without pesticides. Presented by Sid Annema of Safe Tea Lawn Treatments, Oyster Bed Bridge. For more info call 675-4093 or email

3. PEI Literacy Alliance Grant Application – 2012


The PEI Literacy Alliance distributes the funds that we raise during our annual PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy. This year the Alliance will distribute $10,000 to qualifying organizations. Each grant is valued at a maximum of $2,000. We encourage projects that have other contributing partners.


1) Operational support: We may award grants for operational support to literacy groups which meet the grant criteria. These grants are available to maintain on-going programs and activities of the recipient group. Examples: rent/light/phone, extra staff time, equipment or resource purchase.

2) Special project support: We may award grants for special project support to groups which meet the criteria.

Each applicant must be a Prince Edward Island organization, either an institution or not-for-profit organization or group.

All funding is at the discretion of the PEILA Board.

Deadline is April 30, 2012.

To get an application, please visit our web site at

4. Spread the word…

Invite a friend to attend the event. Register now! Take advantage of the early bird rate.

Women in Leadership
Facing the challenges
FCI-CWI Career Women Interaction 2012 Conference Series

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8:55 AM – 4:00 PM

Confederation Centre of the Arts
145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown

With the participation of:

Chief Executive Officer, Workers Compensation Board

Interim Vice President Student Affairs, University of Prince Edward Island

Managing Partner, HRA

Partner, BDO Canada LLP

Controller, PEI Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning

Associate Vice President, Human Resources, TD Canada Trust

Partner, Cox & Palmer

(Keynote Speaker)
PEI Minister of Community Services and Seniors
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

Download the brochure for more details and to register:

For more information, email

5. Writing Winning Proposals – New Course Offering from the Centre for Life-Long Learning, April 27, 2012

Are you continuously writing proposals and starting from scratch each time? Would you like to build confidence in your proposal writing skills and develop a streamlined approach to increase your effectiveness? Or maybe you’ve never even written a proposal before.

Writing Winning Proposals is designed to offer participants real life experiences and examples of proposal writing. A six-pronged proposal model will be discussed and practiced to enable participants to respond to the what, how, who and how much questions which make up RFP (request for proposal) criteria.

For a complete description or to register, visit or call 566-0336.

6. PEIBWA Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“Are You Wasting Your Time and Money on Your Website?”
Presented by: Michelle L. MacDonald, Co-owner Analytic-OR

Without a doubt, a website is an essential aspect of most business today, but it can also be a drain on your resources, and even your reputation. Your website is your public face on line, acting as your sales representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In this session you will learn about the five critical components of an effective website, how search engines treat your website, and how to define and measure the success of your site. Get the tips and tools you need to get the most out of your online presence, turning your website into a positive strategic investment rather than simply an ongoing expense.

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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, April 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Succession Planning”
Presented by: Kersti Kass, McInnis Cooper

You’ve worked all your life to build your business—but then what? As hard as it is to imagine your business running without you, a little planning now means a comfortable retirement later, and can keep your business working for you when you and your family need it the most. Lawyer Kersti Kass will guide you through the key concepts and structures behind a solid succession plan, which is a must for small business owners.

Location: Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside
Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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, April 17th, 2012 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.

7.   Come Play Prize Bingo for Citizen Advocacy!  Date is now April 3!

Due to the weather last Tuesday, the bingo  has been postponed to  Tuesday, April 3, 7.00 p.m. PEI Citizen Advocacy’s 11th annual prize bingo fundraiser will take place at Bingo Country on Riverside Drive…..with prizes valued at over $3,000 .

This is a fun evening for everyone, even if you’ve never played bingo before! The celebrity caller will be KIRK MACKINNON of Ocean 100. Only $20 for admission and cards. Please come along, have a lot of fun and support a great cause!

For more information call Rosalind at 566-3523 or email at
Tickets at the door or in advance at the Voluntary Resource Centre, 81 Prince St., Charlottetown.


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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