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1.    Help Send Alyson to Africa

Alyson Doucette is from Winsloe, PEI, and when she was 8 years old she saw an advertisement on television for Feed the Children in Africa and she said “I want to travel to Africa and help those little kids”. An ambitious goal for an 8 year old but one she never lost sight of and now, as a 31 year old skilled carpenter, she is one step closer to fullfilling this dream. Alyson has been accepted to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity’s International Global Village Program and will travel to Africa in October 2012 to spend two weeks building homes.

To help with the costs of this volunteer vacation, there will be a benefit jam session at the Harbourside Patio at the Delta Prince Edward on August 26, 2012, from 2:00-5:00. There will be live entertainment, great door prizes and auction items, 50/50 draw and more. Come out for a fun afternoon and support a great cause.

More info: or 367-9664 or check out Ali Africa on FaceBook.

2.  Sunday Picnic – Corn Boil and Concert Rock Barra Artist Retreat

Rock Barra Artist Retreat is happy to welcome back to their Songs of NorthSide Concert Series, Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher. Richard and Gordon for their second season to Rock Barra Retreat this Sunday, August, 26, 7:30 P. M. $10/adults, farmers free and families special rates, all tickets purchased at the door. Our fifty person concert hall fills up quickly, come early to avoid disappointment.

Also on Sunday, August 26, from 2:00 to 5:00 P. M. the Retreat Co-op Members wish to invite one and all to Give Thanks Harvest Corn Boil. This picnic and corn boil is a thank you to one and all for another wonderful season of workshops and concerts. Rock Barra Retreat depends on our faithful friends, volunteers, neighbours and this year also the generosity of The Canada Council of The Arts. Corn provided, everyone welcome, no charge, please bring a picnic offering and your beach gear. Rock Barra Retreat is located in Rock Barra, ten minutes north of Souris, in North Eastern PEI. For more details or directions visit

3.  Invitation for Soul Food

Soul Food is Sunday, August 26th!

Soul Food is fast approaching! It will be held on August 26th, at 10am, in Studio 2 of the Confederation Centre. This month’s theme is “Restoring the Balance”.

Soul Food is a unique monthly event (held the last Sunday of the month) that provides an opportunity to reflect on inspiring themes and common threads that tie us all together. It features live music, audio-visual pieces and readings from faiths and philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures, from all over the world.

Sincerely, Farahnaz Rezaei
For contact information, call or email:   Tel: (902) 626 7419

4.  PEI’s Fall Flavours Festival, September 7-30, 2012

PEI’s Fall Flavours Festival has grown in scope and size over the past few years due to its collaboration with local restaurants, community groups and tourist providers to become an annual tradition.  Visit their website, for a list of events and also to see how cross promotion and multi-organization teamwork can lead to success for all.



1. Bonshaw Ceilidh August 26th

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the beautiful Bonshaw Hall will be Sunday, August 26th from 7-9 pm. Featured performers are fiddler Allison Giggey, singers Karen and Madeleine McCannell, harpist Lana Quinn with guitarist Byron Olsen, and step-dancers Jayde Inman and Sydney Wheatley; plus local musicians.There will also be a 50/50 draw, delicious biscuits for lunch, and open stage time. Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to the Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI. For more information, please call 675-4093 or 675-2855.

2. PEI Business Women’s Association Announcement

The board of PEI Business Women’s Association is pleased to welcome Hannah Bell as the Executive Director, effective September 4, 2012. Hannah is an accomplished business woman with over 20 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as successfully running her own consultancy business. She holds an MBA in Innovative Management from UPEI and is an active volunteer within the community, including the recent ‘Start Up Challenge’ for Island entrepreneurs. Hannah believes strongly in the value of networks, mentors, and education to provide women with opportunities for both professional and personal growth.

We are thrilled to have Hannah on the PEIBWA team, and look forward to a long and dynamic partnership with her as she works to strengthen the Association’s mission: to empower and inspire women to succeed in their business endeavours by providing support, education and opportunities to connect with other women in business.

The PEIBWA website images and content will be updated very soon to reflect our new team.

Rachael Mella, President, PEI Business Women’s Association

3. What Contemporary Helping Professionals Need to Know about Separation & Divorce Today

Featuring Susan Gamache, Ph.D.,

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Confederation Centre
145 Richmond St, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island

Educational Objectives
This Workshop will focus on:

Giving the helping professional an update on the recent research relevant to divorce in Canada today. Conceptual frameworks and practical tools for engaging with parents and their children through separation, divorce or in post agreement conflict.

Children’s outcomes – Risk and resiliency, child development and parenting time, tools and techniques for helping children let us know about their experiences, resources for parents, an understanding of the broad spectrum of conflict resolution services, a conceptual framework for understanding who needs what, leading edge innovations in the integration of legal and emotional processes.

Hosted by…
PEI Association of Social Workers
PEI Counselling Association
Psychological Association of PEI

Approved for Continuing Education Units by the Canadian Counselling Association.
Registering before September 7, 2012
Members of PEIASW, PAPEI, PEICA: $100
Non-members: $125
Registering after September 7, 2012:
Members of PEIASW, PAPEI, PEICA: $115
Non-members: $130

Please register early – limited seating for this one day only conference. Registration includes both morning and afternoon nutrition breaks. Please note lunch is on your own. Cheques must accompany registrations, exceptions cannot be made.

TRI-PD Association
c/o Richelle Greathouse

For information on workshop or to register contact:

4. Legal Issues of Aging Course

Legal Issues of Aging
September 25 – October 30, 2012
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30pm

This course is designed to address the legal issues of aging, for those preparing for retirement, already in retirement, and for those who care for seniors. The class will become familiar with estate planning tools such as wills, trusts, enduring powers of attorney and advanced health care directives and learn what they are, why they are important, and how they function. Students will learn the legal process of estate administration and what the executor of an estate is expected to do. Other topics will include pensions, benefits and services for seniors, elder abuse, age discrimination and where to find help with these issues.

Cost: $329

Facilitator: Sharon Sawyer

For more information on this course, visit

For more information on this course and others, visit, email or call 902-566-0336.

5 . Macphail Homestead Writing Workshops for Children and for Adults

The Macphail Homestead in Orwell will host a series of four writing workshops for adults and for children in August facilitated by writer, poet, and children’s author Deirdre Kessler.

Participants will complete writing exercises that call on them to create fiction, nonfiction, life writing, and poetry on the spot. Weather permitting, some of the workshop will be held outdoors and some of it in the Macphail Woods Ecological Project Nature Centre or in the Great Room of the Macphail house.

See how fiction, poetry, and life writing can begin with a sense of place and with close observation of the natural world. Even imaginative writing or fantasy most often begins with geography, with landscape, with real flora and real fauna. Through timed exercises developed by an accomplished teacher, participants will write short pieces in a number of genres as they explore nature and their response to it during the workshop.

Writers at all levels of experience are welcome. Supplies needed: notebook and pencil, non-disposable water bottle, and bug repellent if bugs are a bother.

Writing Workshops for children ages 10-12 will be held Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, on August 18 and August 25, 2012.

Writing workshops for adults will be held Saturday afternoons, 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., August 18 and August 25. The cost for children’s writing workshops is $20 ($30 for two members of same family); the cost for adults is $40. To reserve a space, contact Deirdre Kessler:

The Macphail Tea Room serves light lunches for under $10, so that participants can have lunch before or after the workshop. Contact:


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