Community Notices


1.  People First Film Night

Wednesday, April 18th
7:00 to 9:00
Community Connections, 701 Water Street,  Summerside

The Summerside People First group is hosting an evening of films and discussion on Wednesday, April 18th, from 7:00 to 9:00, at Community Connections, 701 Water Street West in Summerside.

Since 1999, members of the People First group have been making films to tell their stories and draw attention to the issues that affect men and women with intellectual disabilities. Several of the films feature the People First Theatre Troupe, performing original plays written and directed by Vian Emery. The plays, and the films, are about independence, institutions, violence prevention and the rights of men and women with intellectual disabilities. In 2010 People First made a film to tell the story of the Freedom Tour – a province-wide series of public events and rallies aimed at raising awareness of the right of men and women with intellectual disabilities to make their own choices and decisions about where and with whom they will live.

People First members from Summerside will introduce the films and there will be refreshments and time for discussion afterwards. This is a free event – everyone is welcome.

For more information call the PEI People First office at 892-8989 or email

2.  Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities – Call for Presentations

Inspiration to Action: Leadership for Active Communities
Holland College, Charlottetown, PEI
August 22 – 24, 2012

Call for Presentations (Carousel Format)

Have you worked in a program or project that was inspired by a great idea? Have you developed an innovative policy to influence the health and safety of your community? Have you seen positive results that you would like to share with others? If yes, we invite you to share your experience with others at the 2012 Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI)!

The ASI is calling for presentations that profile promising practices, programs, policies, experiences or lessons learned that relate to the theme of leadership and active communities, and connect with: gender; social and economic development; crime prevention and community safety; health promotion; and environmental sustainability.

We welcome presentations in French and/or English to be featured during the “Atlantic Community Showcase”Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 as part of the Atlantic Summer Institute to be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. We will give priority to proposals from Atlantic Canada but we also encourage others to submit ideas.

The deadline for submissions is Friday May 1st, 2012 at 12:00 noon (Atlantic).

Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested. (


Institut d’été sur les collectivités sûres et en santé au Canada atlantique
Leadership pour les collectivités actives : transformation de l’inspiration en action
Holland College, Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.)
Du 22 au 24 août 2012

Appel de présentations (format carrousel)

Avez-vous travaillé dans le cadre d’un programme ou d’un projet qui a été inspiré par une grande idée? Avez-vous élaboré une politique innovante afin d’influer sur la santé et la sécurité de votre collectivité? Avez-vous constaté des résultats positifs que vous souhaiteriez partager avec d’autres personnes? Si oui, nous souhaitons vous inviter à partager votre expérience avec les autres au cours de l’Institut d’été sur les collectivités sûres et en santé au Canada atlantique de 2012!

L’Institut d’été de l’Atlantique (IEA) lance un appel de présentations qui mettent en évidence des pratiques prometteuses, des programmes, des politiques, des expériences ou des leçons apprises en rapport avec le thème de leadership et de collectivités actives (le genre, le développement social et économique, la prévention du crime et la sécurité communautaire, la promotion de la santé, et la durabilité de l’environnement).

Nous serons ravis de recevoir des présentations en françaisou en anglais pour les « Exposés sur la communauté atlantique » le mercredi 22 août 2012, dans le cadre de l’Institut d’été de l’Atlantique qui aura lieu à Charlottetown (Île-du-Prince-Édouard). Nous donnerons la priorité aux propositions venant du Canada atlantique mais encourageons également les candidats d’autres régions à soumettre leurs idées.

La date limite pour les soumissions est levendredi 1ermai 2012 à midi (heure de l’Atlantique).  Veuillez communiquer cette information à toutes les personnes qui pourraient être intéressées. (

3.  “Women on the Move”

 Women’s Employability Program
12 weeks – ( 8 weeks classroom, 4 weeks work experience )
Training allowance provided, some child care and travel

For women ages: 30-54

Not on EI or EI eligible

Starting soon –

To apply:   Tel: 436-9856 or email:
East Prince Women’s Information Centre, 109 Water Street, Summerside, PEI
Funders: Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, Status of Women Canada, Skills PEI LMA

4.  Ten Thousand Villages Sale up east in Kingsboro April 13th and 14th

A Ten Thousand Villages Sale is coming to Kingsboro Baptist Church with beautiful, fairly-traded gifts benefitting artisans from more than 30 Developing countries. The Festival Sale will be held Friday, April 13th, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The church is located at 3055 East Point Rd. Take Rt 2 to Souris, then Rt 16 to Kingsboro. Admission is free. The gifts you buy at the Ten Thousand Villages Sales will give blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life for struggling families around the world. For more information call the Church at 357-2753. Your purchase makes a difference!

5.    Call for Nominations for Outstanding Volunteers

April 13th, 2012- April 15 to 21, 2012 marks the 70th annual National Volunteer Week which pays tribute to the millions of volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy to Canadian communities. Volunteers are crucial to a healthy, vital community. The province of Prince Edward Island is unique; our voluntary organizations do more with less funding, and less paid staff than any other province. Volunteers and non-profit organizations offer countless services to thousands of Islanders that would not otherwise be available.

To celebrate volunteers and what they offer to the community, the Voluntary Resource Council (VRC) of PEI is inviting nominations for outstanding volunteers. The work of the VRC is to support and build capacity amongst voluntary organizations in PEI.

Non-profit organizations and associations in Prince Edward Island are invited to nominate an outstanding volunteer for special recognition.The selected outstanding volunteers will be recognized at the Voluntary Resource Council’s annual Breakfast Gala to be held in October.

Nominations should include: the name and contact information of the volunteer and the organization/association, the mission of the organization/association, and a description of the contributions of this individual.

Nominations can be submitted by email to, or by mail to Voluntary Resource Council, 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3. The deadline for nominations will be June 15th, 2012.

6.  National Research Day 2012 – Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence / Journée nationale de la recherche 2012 – Violence sexuelle, violence conjugale

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012 / Date limite pour la soumission de propositions: 30 avril 2012

The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children (School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University), in partnership with the Alliance of Canadian Research Centres on Violence, the Canadian Observatory on the Justice System’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence, the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia, and our National and Regional Advisory Committees invites you to submit presentation proposals for our National Research Day 2012, November 7-9, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Conference Theme:

Sexual violence, domestic violence: Exploring the continuum of violence against women and girls

The conference will bring together community-based anti-violence organizations and service providers; social workers, health care providers, and criminal justice personnel; women in all their diversity who have lived experiences of violence; government and policy makers; and academic and community-based researchers to explore the continuum of violence against women and girls.

Please see attached Call for Presentations (English and French) or visit our website for further information and submission instructions:

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012

We look forward to your submission!

The FREDA Centre


Veuillez distribuer sur vos réseaux. Nos excuses pour les envois multiples.

Le FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children (School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University), en partenariat avec l’Alliance des centres de recherche canadiens sur la violence, l’Observatoire canadien sur les mesures judiciaires prises pour contrer la violence conjugale, Ending Violence Association of British Columbia, et nos comités consultatifs nationaux et régionaux, vous invite à soumettre des propositions de présentation pour notre Journée nationale de la recherche, du 7 au 9 novembre 2012 à Vancouver, C.-B.

Thème de la conférence:

Violence sexuelle, violence conjugale: Exploration du continuum de la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles

La conférence réunira des organismes communautaires et fournisseurs de services œuvrant contre la violence; travailleurs sociaux, fournisseurs de soins de santé, et personnel du système judiciaire; femmes, dans toute leur diversité, ayant vécu des expériences de violence; fonctionnaires et décideurs de politiques; universitaires et chercheurs œuvrant dans le milieu communautaire afin d’explorer le continuum de la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles.

Veuillez consulter l’appel de présentations ci-joint (en anglais et français) ou visiter notre site web pour de plus amples renseignements ainsi que les instructions de soumission :

Date limite pour la soumission de propositions: 30 avril 2012

Nous attendons avec anticipation vos soumissions!

Le FREDA Centre

7.  Folk Dancing in Bonshaw April 15

Regular monthly Folk Dancing is at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, on Sunday, April 15th 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.


The 27th Bonshaw Fishermen’s Breakfast April 14th & 15th

The World Famous Bonshaw Fishermen’s Breakfast goes from 11pm Saturday April 14th to 11am Sunday April 15th, at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, Bonshaw, PEI.
Come enjoy a full breakfast with pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, drinks and more while supporting a great cause. All ages are welcome- no fishing license required. Proceeds go to the QEH Equipment Drive. For more information, phone 675-2855.

Bonshaw Ceilidh April 29th

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the Bonshaw Hall is set for 7-9 pm on Sunday, April 29th. Special guest performers are Bar Stool Conspiracy, a folk and bluegrass trio made up of Patrick Campbell, Larry Yeo and
Wade Silliker, plus stepdancers Jessica Watts and Caitlyn McCloskey.   We’ll also have local musicians, including Herbie MacDonald 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 Parkinson Society. For more information, phone 675-4093 or 675-2855.

8.  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.


Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“The Anti-Social Network: Should You ‘Friend’ Employees or Blog About Work?”
Presented by: Constance Robinson – HRA

To borrow a sentiment from Spiderman, ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ The communication power of on-line social networks not only has the potential for great branding and marketing power through your employees and clients, it also has the potential for risk and liability for employers. Personal and professional boundaries blur when we post information on the internet. This actually raises the bar on assessing the kinds of information and sharing that we put into the either.

Join Constance as she explores some of the workplace challenges of social networking, and best practices for the workplace.

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 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, May 4th, 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.

9.  Grand Opening – Queen Square Market

Sunday, April 15
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Murphy’s Community Centre, in the Gymnasium

Flamework Jewellery / Homemade Chocolates / Preserves / Feather jewellery / Body scrubs from natural and edible products / Breads and Baked goods and much more!

Authentic cuisine from Asia, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, and the Dominican and traditional crafts from cultures around the world!

Contact Erin at 892-1719 ext 234 or Tracy at 892-1719 ext 2 or email



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!

You are invited to attend, the  Earth Day Environmental Expo and Concert Saturday, April 21st at the Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond St,Charlottetown

A fun filled experience for all ages, with lots of activities supporting environmental action and awareness. Everything takes place at Murphy’s Community Centre Gymnasium on Richmond Street in Charlottetown from 2pm to 1am (as Earth Day officially starts).

The event begins with the Environmental Expo of information booths, live music, activities and displays from 2 to 7pm, followed by the concert with cash bar at 8 pm.

Music/Performance Schedule

2pm Alex Matheson
2:30 Tony Reddin, Jordan MacPhee
3pm Ashley Condon
3:45 Chuck Arsenault
4 pm Music Man Michael Pendergast
4:30  The Murphy’s Centre Theatre Troupe- “Where the Wild Things Are”!
5pm Teachers in Harmony and Friends’ Choir
5:45 pm the PEI Gaia Singers
6:30 The Fresh Air Inspectors

10 Strings & A Goatskin
Jordan Cameron
The Downwalls
Wake Up Earthquake
Bad Habits
Arrows In The Air

– The Murphy’s Centre Theatre Troupe- “Where the Wild Things Are”!
– Earth Day Art Show!
– Clothesline art, nature art, and photography from local schools and artists!
– Seed planting with Vesey’s Seeds!
– PEI Forest, Fish and Wildlife Division’s display booth on “Urban Wildlife”!
-Raven Sky, Aromatics Personal Care products display by Tink & Ginger Salon Boutique
– Water Wizardry!
-Green Cleaning Products Display by Green To Go Cleaning Company
– Reading tent with Earth Day-themed books!,  “The Lorax”!
– Earth Day Promise Tree!
– Free snacks while they last!
– Information displays: environmental action and awareness!
– Much more!

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, the Confederation Centre Art Education Department, Katimavik Charlottetown, and the Murphy’s Community Centre Youth Programs.

For more information please phone 675-4093 or 626-4364,
or go to the facebook event page

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.

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

4.  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.

5. 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


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
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