Community Notices


1. Earth Day Art Show

Visual artists of all ages are invited to submit an art piece for the  one-day Earth Day Art Show at Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond  St., Charlottetown on Saturday, April 21 from 2 pm to 6 pm. This exhibit  will be part of the Earth Day Expo and Concert event (Facebook event is at ‘Earth Day Art Show in Charlottetown’ – ), and will include the 2nd  Annual ‘Clothesline Art’ Installation to mark international Hanging Out Day, which celebrates the active beauty of clotheslines.Young and old can get free assistance at the art tables to decorate clothing or fabric with messages for Earth Day. Materials will be provided.

Please bring your work to the Murphy’s Community Centre between 1pm and 3pm on April 21st.  For more information go to the Facebook event page, or contact Marion  Copleston,, phone 675-4093. Please let us know if you’re bringing a big art  piece or class/group collection. The Earth Day Art Show is presented by the PEI Branch of Sierra Club Canada ( ) and the Confederation  Centre Arts Education Department.


Earth Day Expo and Concert-
A Celebration with Art, Music, Theatre, Films, Food, Displays and more!

The 2012 Earth Day Expo and Concert will take place on April 21st at the Murphy’s Community Centre on Richmond Street in Charlottetown from 2pm to 1am (as Earth Day officially begins). The event begins with an Environmental Expo of information booths, live music and activities for all ages from 2 to 7pm, followed by a concert with cash bar at 8pm for the late night acts.
Performers confirmed to date include Music PEI New Artist of the Year Ashley Condon, Acadian folk-star Chuck Arsenault, Music Man Michael Pendergast, Todd MacLean, children’s entertainer Alex Matheson, folky Jordan MacPhee, Tony Reddin, folk-blues duo The Fresh Air Inspectors, the Murphy’s Centre Theatre Troupe, the PEI Gaia Singers, the ‘Teachers in Harmony and Friends’ Choir, plus: Ten Strings and a Goatskin (MUSIC PEI’s 2012 Roots Traditional Recording Of The Year), singer-songwriter Jordan Cameron (2012 ECMA nominee),  the Bad Habits Blues Band  (2012 Weekend Warrior Award), Mindwaves (music of the future on the rudimentary instruments of the past), Wake Up Earthquake (90’s rock), folk-rockers The Downwalls, and  pop-rockers Arrows In The Air.

Activities for children and all ages from 2pm to 6pm will include art tables, seed planting with Veseys Seeds, Forest, Fish and Wildlife Division’s display booth on “Urban Wildlife”, Water Wizardry, the Confederation Centre Library Reading Tent (with Earth-Day themed books), music, theatre, free snacks and a presentation of ‘The Lorax’. There will be an indoor Arty Clothesline, where young and old can hang their creations after a stop at the art tables to decorate clothing or fabric with their messages for Earth Day.

We will also have nature art and photography from schools and local artists. For more information, phone 675-4093 or 626-4364, or check the facebook event page  for updates on details.
The event is part of the Canada-wide Earth Day celebrations. Last year more than 6 million Canadians joined 1 billion people in over 170 countries in staging activities and projects to address local environmental issues.

The 2012 Earth Day Expo and Concert is sponsored by Metro Credit Union, Murphy’s Community Centre, and Tink ‘n Ginger Salon Boutique; and presented by the PEI branch of Sierra Club Canada [ ], The City of Charlottetown, the ECO Change Co-op and the Murphy’s Community Centre Youth Programs.

2.  CANCELLED – Forum on Guaranteed Annual Income


The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income regrets that it is forced to CANCEL the forum on guaranteed annual income planned for Tuesday, April 24.

The guest speaker, Dr. Evelyn Forget, is unable to come to PEI as planned.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and would appreciate your help spreading the word about the cancellation. Thank you.

– to give Dr. Forget an opportunity to hear some community concerns and analysis about the specific reality of impoverishment in PEI;
– to hear from Dr. Forget what Guaranteed Annual Income is and what it would look like in our 2012 world;
– to propose ways of moving the PEI community a step forward in embracing poverty elimination (not just reduction) as an achievable goal

For more information or to pre-register, please call 902-894-4573 or email

3.   Information Sessions

PEI Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit organization which matches volunteers from the community with adults who have an intellectual disability on a one-on-one basis.

It is holding two information sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer advocate. It’s fun and there’s no experience needed. These sessions replace those which were cancelled due to a storm in February.

The information sessions will be held on:



Noon – 1 p.m. 

and 6.30 p.m. -8 p.m.

For more information call Rosalind at 566-3523 or email at



1.  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.

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. 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.


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
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