Community Notices

NEW LISTINGS

1.  Call for Proposals: “Setting the Stage for Girls and Young Women to Succeed”

Hello,

Could you please let us know by end of day Friday, July 6, by return of this email, if you would be interested in attending an information session (by conference call) in order for us to answer your questions on the current call for proposals. Here are the suggested date and times:

Tuesday, July 10 at 9:30am (10:00am in NL) – English Information Session (duration: maximum 1 hour)
Tuesday, July 10 at 11:00am (11:30am in NL) – French Information Session (duration: maximum 1 hour)

Please let me know which call you will be attending and from which province you are calling from. Call-in details will follow. Thank you!
infoatlantic@swc-cfc.gc.ca

The deadline for applications to this
Call for Proposals is August 10th, 2012.

For more information about this Call for Proposals, please visit our website at: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/fun-fin/cfp-adp/2012-1/index-eng.html.

Status of Women Canada reminds organizations that applications to the Women’s Program are also accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Appel de propositions : « Préparer la réussite des filles et des jeunes femmes »

Bonjour,

Si vous êtes intéressées à participer à une session d’information (par conférence téléphonique), veuillez svp nous aviser (par retour de ce courriel) par le vendredi 6 juillet, fin de journée. Le but de l’appel serait de répondre à vos questions concernant l’appel de proposition en cours. Voici la date et les temps suggérés :

Le mardi 10 juillet à 9 h 30 (10 h 00 à TL) – Session an anglais (durée maximale d’une heure)
Le mardi 10 juillet à 11 h 00 (11 h 30 à TL) – Session en français (durée maximale d’une heure)

Veuillez svp m’aviser à quelle session et de quelle province vous allez participer. Les détails pour vous brancher à l’appel sont à suivre. Merci!
infoatlantique@swc-cfc.gc.ca
La date limite pour la réception des demandes dans le
cadre de cet appel de propositions est le 10 août 2012.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements au sujet du présent appel de propositions, visitez notre site web à l’adresse suivante :  http://www.cfc-swc.gc.ca/fun-fin/cfp-adp/2012-1/index-fra.html

Condition féminine Canada rappelle aux organismes que le Programme de promotion de la femme accepte également les demandes de financement sur une base continue.

2.  PEI Fiddle Camp-Traditional Music Summer Institute, July 13 – 20, 2012

Registration is still open for PEI Fiddle Camp-Traditional Music Summer Institute. Returning to the beautiful,Augustine Cove, Camp Abegweit,, PEI Fiddle Camp is back for summer weeklong camp of tunes, dancing, nightly jam sessions, dances, and bonfires, and fun in the sun. Offering tuition in 6 different styles of fiddling, in addition to piping, tin-whistle, piano, guitar, banjo, bass, and dancing; the Camp boasts an all-star staff from across the North East, including instructors from P.E.I., Cape Breton, The Magdalen Islands, Maine, and Vermont.

Some of the Camp’s most renowned instructors include Richard Wood, of P.E.I. (PEI Scottish Fiddle, Piano Accompaniment); Andrea Beaton of Cape Breton (Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle); Tim Chaisson, a member of PEI’s well loved Chaisson family of musicians (Guitar and Bass Accompaniment); and Roy Johnstone (Irish Fiddle).

Not a fiddler? Don’t worry! PEI Fiddle Camp offers a very special, multidisciplinary program — not just for fiddlers. It is unique in North America, as a program that fully integrates a wide array of instruments — from fiddles, to banjos, bagpipes, and accordions — seemlessly into it’s uniquely Maritime folk music community. As well, dance – step, set, contra is offered. The Camp is open to participants of every stage, giving attendees of all levels the opportunity to participate. The Camp is not just about learning new tunes or steps, the multi-disciplinary approach shows musicians how to contextualise the jigs, reels, and strathspeys they know, focusing on playing with other traditional instruments, with a special emphasis on the dance-traditions that naturally accompany this music. Musicians are given the opportunity to play with other instruments, learn “session etiquette”, and learn the skills they need to confidently join in with other musicians,equipping students with the tools they need to continue playing and improving their skills after leaving the camp and returning home.

For more information visit the website: <http://www.peifiddlecamp.com/> or contact the camp’s Director, Ward MacDonald, by tel: 902 218-8084, or email: <himself@wardmacdonald.com>.

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Massage, Yoga & Preventative Measures

When we say PEI Fiddle Camp is more than just fiddles, we really mean more ~ this year, yoga and massage have been added to a health program that already includes a renowned Preventative Measures program (for avoiding overuse injuries in musicians) by Dr. Ellen MacPhee, B.Sc.HK, D.C.. Dr. MacPhee’s seminar has been well-received across Canada and the Eastern US for the past 5 years, and has helped to improve the everyday health of musicians from aspiring beginners to globe-trotting professionals.

“Preparing yourself for a lifetime of music-making includes preparing the mind and the body. Most musicians and dancers don’t think about how they can overuse their muscles, joints, and tendons until it’s too late! At PEI Fiddle Camp, the health-minded thinking is an integrated part of the program, just one way that our camp is like no other musical experience!” ~ Dr. Ellen.

We are also thrilled to welcome Lindsey Reddin – Back in Balance Massage Therapy (RMT) and Kele Redmond (Yoga/Bodyworker) to camp. Lindsey will offer massages specifically to attend to a musician’s head, neck, and shoulders, or to a dancer’s feet and lower back – or if simply relaxation is what you’re looking for she can provide a full-body massage. Kele will be offering Yoga in the mornings with musicians and dancers in mind, as well as one-to-one sessions for tension release through bodywork/energy healing therapy. Lindsey & Kele can be booked now for one-to-one sessions. Contact them directly – Lindsey Reddin (902.314.3272 or lindseyreddin@gmail.com) – Kele Redmond (902. 314. 4678 or redmondka@yahoo.ca). ~ Also, Lindsey & Kele can be contacted through our Event page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/199144973546945/

3.  Tuesday Talks at the Acadian Museum of PEI

Bonjour,

Hope you can attend one or more of the annual Tuesday Talks at the Acadian Museum of PEI. Why not mark down on your calendar the ones that you don’t want to miss?

For the list of the six lectures (three in English), check this link: http://museeacadien.org/an/?page_id=473

Thanks for forwarding this email to your friends.  Hope to see you at the Musée this summer.

Georges Arsenault, Coordinator of the Tuesday Talks

4.  Folk Dancing in Bonshaw July 15 from 7-9pm

Folk Dancing at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, is on Sunday, July 15 from 7-9pm. 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, post a comment on the ‘Folk Dancing in Bonshaw’ facebook page. For more information phone Marion Copleston at 675-4093. Admission is by donation- suggested: $2 each, $5 per family.

5.  “Rekindling Community”

A lecture by Alastair McIntosh, a leading figure in Scottish land reform and a well-known writer and broadcaster.

Monday, July 16, 7.00 pm
Faculty Lounge, Main Building

No charge, all welcome!

All around the world, rural communities are facing huge challenges to their cohesion as globalisation changes the economic basis of agriculture and natural resources, and high levels of mobilisation, made possible by cheap oil, create fluidity in the social structure. In Scotland, many communities are undergoing a fundamental reevaluation of what it means to be a community,and how to increase the quality of resilience.

6.  Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) Notices

Sponsorships Available for Young Women Leaders to Be Inspired! Take Action!

The Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) returns to Charlottetown this summer with a spotlight on community leadership. The theme this year is Inspiration to Action: Leadership for Active Communities and the program runs from August 22-24 at Holland College.

A special emphasis this year is the Young Women and Community Leadership program, designed for women aged 18-25 who are involved or want to become involved in leadership in their communities. Sponsorship is available for up to 5 young Island women to take part.

Participants in this exciting new program will develop leadership ideas and skills, creating plans for how they can make a difference in their communities. They will build a network of friends, mentors, and supporters who can help them turn their ideas into realities. This program is being delivered as part of the project Building Leadership Capacity Among Women and Girls in Atlantic Canada, funded by Status of Women Canada (SWC) Women’s Community Fund.

The ASI seeks to create positive social change in Atlantic Canada by encouraging a holistic approach to community development. Bringing together Francophone, Anglophone and Aboriginal communities, the ASI supports collaboration across sectors and regions, and between cultures and generations. This year’s programming aims to inspire and engage women and men to become champions for change in their communities.

For more information call Megan Stewart, Youth Engagement Coordinator, The Atlantic Summer Institute
902.894.3399
(c) 902.213.1505
megan.stewart.asi@gmail.com

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The Atlantic Summer Institute Celebrates Community Leadership

The theme for this year’s Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) is Inspiration to Action: Leadership for Active Communities.

Not to be missed: the ASI keynote address by the physically active and actively engaged Nathalie Boivin, Ph.D. Dr. Boivin will share her story of leadership in literacy, health, and school communities and her accomplishments as a triathlete. There will be a reception hosted by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health following the keynote address.

August 21st
7:00 pm
Holland College

Hosted by the City of Charlottetown as part of the Inspired City Initiative.
All are welcome to attend this free event.

Also of interest is the Atlantic Community Showcase on Wednesday, August 22nd, which profiles innovative community projects from around the Region. The Showcase is a great opportunity to meet active community leaders and discover projects and initiatives happening in our neighbourhoods and neighbouring Provinces.

The ASI welcomes individuals and organizations who work with creative, collaborative practices, as well as those who are looking to learn and be inspired to action!

For more information call 902-894-3399 or contact asi@thequaich.pe.ca. Stay updated on ASI events via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ASIHSC) or Twitter (@ASI_HSC).

7.  MMFF 2012 GRANTS PROGRAM

FREDERICTON – The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation is accepting proposals for funding from registered charities, for projects dealing with the problem of family violence.

The organizations selected will be awarded a grant, to a maximum of $3,000 to undertake projects in areas including counseling, training, public education and educational research.

To be considered for funding, the proposal project must fall into one of the following categories:

  • the operation of emergency  shelters and the provision of counseling and other services to victims of family violence;
  •  the development of counseling and  training programs for the education of counselors working with  victims of family violence;
  • the development of public education programs about family violence;
  • the support of educational  research into the causes of family violence, and to assist with the  education and training of victims of family violence.

The deadline for receiving applications is Monday, August 13, 2012.

The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation is a charitable organization committed to eliminating family violence and to relieving the suffering of those affected.

For more information please visit our website:  www.mmff.ca

For more information contact:

Therese M. Murray, Executive Director
Rebekah Thomas, Project Manager/Resource Developer
Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation
Phone:  (506) 472-5085
Fax:      (506) 472-5084
E-mail: mmff@unb.ca / Rebekah.Thomas@unb.ca

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SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS

1. Lisa’s Last Day!

Today is a big day at the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women – Lisa Murphy’s last day at the office as Executive Director. Lisa has worked for the Council over the span of 22 years, most of those years as Executive Director. The Council is happy to share this video with you – “An Exit Interview with Lisa Murphy.” It’s a lovely profile of Lisa in her own words.


http://vimeo.com/44902751

This summer, our policy analyst Jane Ledwell will be Acting Executive Director while Council finalizes plans for staff restructuring. We’ll share news about these plans as they develop. To reach Jane or the Council, please email us at peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca or call us at 902-368-4510.

A huge thank you to Lisa for her work on behalf of Prince Edward Island women and their families!

2. Oxfam Halifax Cuban Event Reminder – Today

Hola!

Join us for a dialogue with Beat Schmid, Oxfam’s Cuba Program Officer and learn more about this project and other transformative work taking place in Cuba.

Building Self-Reliance from the Ground Up: Oxfam’s Experience in Cuba Imagine a region battered by natural and economic disaster that rallies in the midst of adversity. Imagine a community where, by working together and improving women’s access to land, they have increase local food production by 20%. Hear the story of Jesus Menendez, Cuba, loaded with lessons for enhancing community food security in Nova Scotia.

When: Friday, July 6, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: The Hub, 1673 Barrington St (2nd floor) Halifax, NS
Who: This is a free public event; donations are welcome!

Let us know you are coming! Contact Kayla Turpin: kayla.turpin@volunteer.oxfam.ca

3. Call for Volunteer Nominations Extended

To celebrate volunteers and what they offer the community, the Voluntary Resource Council (VRC) of PEI is extending it’s deadline for 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 vrc@eastlink.ca, or by mail to Voluntary Resource Council, 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3. The new deadline for nominations will be noon on September 7th, 2012.

Sylvie Arsenault, Manager
Voluntary Resource Centre
81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R3
Phone: 902.368.7337 Fax: 902.368.7180 Email: vrc@eastlink.ca

4. Landscape, Seascape, Soundscape……a collaborative music writing camp at Rock Barra Artist Retreat August 7 -9 and 14 -16, 2012

Artists and the General Public are invited to come together to create music inspired by the natural environment. We welcome people with no musical experience to collaborate with professional artists in the creative process. Come enjoy the beach at Rock Barra Artist Retreat and be part of this special event funded by the Canada Council of the Arts. This songwriting camp is being offered to the public for free. Come for a day or come for the whole camp. We want your voice to be heard. Contact Teresa at teresa@teresadoyle.com to register.

Around the planet people are shocked by our environmental crisis. What is our role as artists, as musicians, as a community ? Have we lost our connection to the land and the sea? Landscape, Seascape, Soundscape is a response to this crisis engaging the power of the arts and the artistic process. Over a two week period in August artists, students, and community members of all ages are invited to come together to re-connect with nature and learn to express that connection through song writing, free improvisation and spoken word. Rock Barra Artist Retreat is the perfect setting for this project. It is an artist run co-operative on twenty acres of wilderness beachfront on the north shore of Prince Edward Island.

In the first week the focus will be the sea and the marine environment of Prince Edward Island. Our guest facilitator for the the first day will be marine botanist Dr. Irene Novaczk, Director of the Institute of Island Studies. Irene has been conducting seaweed workshops at Rock Barra for the past five summers. This will be our springboard. As we learn to identify, collect, preserve and consume the natural wealth from the sea we will begin to express our experiences through sound.

The focus for the second week will be deepening our connection to the land and we will begin the week with First Nations activist and film-maker, Eliza Star Child Knockwood. The medicine wheel at Rock Barra will be the gathering place for this exploration. Eliza has an unshakable commitment to her Indigenous community and the future of Turtle Island. She will bring us into her cultural paradigm, a place of deep respect and integration with the environment.

Musicians Teresa Doyle and October Browne will work with participants for the entire two week camp to help write, arrange the songs. Participants will be invited to present their music at two concerts at the retreat on Sunday August 12 and again on Sunday August 19th if they wish to do so. Teresa is a sixth generation Prince Edward Islander. Raised on a small family farm her commitment to rural Prince Edward Island is the heart and soul of her music. London born Irish musician October Browne has spent the last few summers at Rock Barra. October is a fantastic multi-instrumentalist, music teacher and arranger. Multi-media archivist (photography, film, recording) Kat McKernan will be on hand to document the experience and share it with the broader community through social networking, public presentations and media outlets.

We encourage participation from all walks of life. Everyone has something to say about this beautiful planet. Come enjoy the creative process and express your commitment to the land and the water. We are planning on working each day from noon till 5:00 but will be extending the hours as needed to include everyone who would like to participate. There is no cost to attend. We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council of the Arts. For more information about our retreat go to www.rockbarraretreat.com to register contact teresa@teresadoyle.com or call 902 838 2973.

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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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peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
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