Community Notices


1.  Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: An Anthology about Lifestyle Choice.

If you have been involved in an intimate, committed relationship in  which you have lived long-term in separate domiciles, or if  you have not  succeeded in sustaining a relationship in these circumstances, either because you broke up or moved in together, the editors seek thoughtful, narrative non-fiction accounts of that experience. The writing should explore the challenges and benefits of such an arrangement. Stories of permanent, long-term relationships are of particular interest.

The editors will assist in any editing and can provide complete anonymity if desired.
Submissions should be approximately 4 to 14 pages, in standard manuscript format with full contact information on  the first page. The deadline is flexible.

Submit by email to:
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.   Linda Breault/Dianne Gillespie

2.  FREE Custody and Access Course – Fall Dates

With the help of the United Way of PEI, the Community Legal Information Association will be hosting three Fall sessions of our free custody and access course called The Best Interests of the Child in Custody and Access.

You will learn:
• What you can expect if you have to go to court to resolve a custody and access dispute.
• How the ‘best interests of the children’ can be met.
• Ways to resolve your dispute outside of court.

These sessions are delivered by a volunteer lawyer.
Professionals who work with clients in this area are also welcome.

September 11th & 13th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Ch’town)
(Cathy Chaisson, Legal Aid)

October 23rd & 25th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Ch’town)
(Ron Profit, Cox & Palmer)

November 6th & 8th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Summerside)
(Nancy Key, McInnes Cooper)

Please let clients, friends and family know!

To register:
902-892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798

3.  Public Event

Please note the talk by IIS Research Associate Dr Doug Sobey advertised below is on Tuesday 11 September and NOT 12 September as stated in this month’s BUZZ.  Please pass on this message to any of your friends who you think might be interested.

The Native Animals of Prince Edward Island: an Historical Picture.
Tuesday September 11 at 7.30 pm
in the Carriage House of Beaconsfield Historic House
(at the corner of West and Kent Streets in Charlottetown)

Dr. Doug Sobey will present a fully illustrated PowerPoint presentation on his research into the historical records for the various native mammals that occurred on Prince Edward Island at the time of European settlement in the eighteenth century. He will also present a picture of the food-chain relationships between the animals, as well as consider their interactions with the French and British settlers, and the resulting extirpations that began to occur even from the first years of settlement. Admission is $5.00 and light refreshments will be available. For information call Beaconsfield Historic House at 368-6603.

Dr. Doug Sobey taught environmental biology and ecology for thirty years at various educational institutions in Northern Ireland until he took early retirement in 2004 from the University of Ulster. Over the past twenty years he has been carrying out research into the history of the forests of Prince Edward Island, and has produced various reports and articles on the subject. He has recently completed a study of the different woods used in Island shipbuilding in the nineteenth century, based on the survey reports of the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, and is currently writing a report on the forest descriptions found on the early manuscript maps and field survey books in the Prince Edward Island Public Archives.

4.  Meeting to Discuss Direct Citizen Action

A PUBLIC FORUM on “Direct Nonviolent Citizen Action- Keeping within the Law” will be held on Wednesday, Sept 12th from 7-10 pm  at the Cornwall Civic Centre, 29 Cornwall Rd. Guest speaker Sociologist Dr. Wilma van der Veen will address the issues that must be considered in Direct Action, and provide information about nonviolence philosophy, theory, strategy and actions. There will be other speakers and time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Citizens Committee for Safer Highways, who are working for alternatives to the Plan B highway project. For more information, please phone 675-4093 or 675-2541, or search ‘Plan B Bonshaw’.



1. PEI Literacy Alliance AGM

Everyone is invited to attend its Annual General Meeting. The business meeting will be followed by Rhonda Mallett, Director of People Resources at Delta Hotel.

Annual General Meeting
Pownal Room, Hotel on Pownal
Conference Centre
Sept 10, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please register by calling 368-3620 or email

2. Quiet Walk for the Protection of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Please join us in a
QUIET WALK for the

Say NO to exploration and drilling for oil
in the Gulf
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

MEET at the Confederation Landing Park Gazebo at 11:30 or JOIN the walk anytime between 11:30 and 1:30 on Water Street between Peake’s Quay and the Delta Prince Edward Hotel, where federal and provincial Ministers of Energy will be meeting. We will walk single file on the sidewalk on Water St. to avoid keeping anyone from going about their business. Organized by PEI members of the SAVE OUR SEAS AND SHORES Coalition

3. Community Folk Dancing in Bonshaw September 15 from 7-9pm

Folk Dancing at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, is on Saturday, September 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.

4. PEI Women Writers’ Write the Day September 15, 2012, Canoe Cove

On September 15, 2012 the PEI Women Writers Write the Day will encourage, awaken, support, and engage your creativity. Attendees will be offered their choice of two out of six (6) unique writing workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Write the Day takes the place of the PEI Women Writers’ Bootcamp weekend. It is now a fabulous one-day experience, at the same location in Canoe Cove, with a lower registration fee enabling even more writers to participate. We are able to offer full scholarships to young women aged 15-25 and subsidies for low or fixed-income women. The cost for a full day of events is as reasonable as we can make it, at $30.00 for two workshops, lunch, snacks, and an open mic opportunity at the end of the event.

The beautiful setting of Canoe Cove Camp will be sure to nourish your writer’s soul, and the time to focus on your writing, away from home and your regular day-to-day, is what this day is all about. Perhaps you’ve been writing for many years, or maybe you need a gentle push off the procrastinator’s couch. Whether you are a novice or established author, come and experience a wonderful day in the company of other women writers.

You’ll have the opportunity to take workshops from an amazing line-up of writing talent: Laurie Brinklow, Margie Carmichael, Kathleen Hamilton, Beth Janzen, Margot Maddison-MacFadyen, and Liza Oliver.

To register for Write the Day and for more information including facilitator bios and workshop descriptions, please check out the website at, call Susan at 437-3134, or email

Space is limited and booking has already begun. Reserve your space soon, especially you young women out there who want to apply for a scholarship.

5. Newcomer and Established Island Seniors Learn New Skills, and Create Friendships

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEI ANC), the Seniors Active Living Centre, and the Murphy’s Community Centre have partnered to promote the social inclusion of immigrant and established Island seniors through the Seniors Connecting Across Cultures project. A series of eight hands-on workshops, each consisting of eight sessions (taught by seniors where possible), will provide the opportunity for people 50 + to learn a skill or hobby, spend social time together, exchange cultural knowledge, and make connections. The project is hoped to build a more dynamic, diverse network of seniors in PEI.

Taking into consideration potential language barriers, these free workshops are designed around demonstration and action — learning a skill or hobby — so that newcomer seniors can participate in activities regardless of their current level of English. Interpreters representing all the languages required will be present for at least the first session of each workshop to explain any key workshop elements. Some workshops have a participant limit but there is no special equipment or experience necessary. Anyone 50 years of age or older can sign up for as many activities as they wish, and all sessions are free.

Topics are:

  • Eight Nights of Games
  • Using a Video Camera
  • International Cooking
  • Practical Digital Photography
  • Rug Hooking and Knitting
  • Voices Together Choral Singing
  • Line Dancing
  • Visual Arts

The workshops will be offered from September 2012 to May 2013. The first two are: “Eight Nights of Games” which will take place at Seniors Active Living Centre on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm beginning Sept. 12th (no limit to number of participants, but you must pre-register), and “Learning to Use a Video Camera” which will take place at the Murphy’s Community Centre on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30pm beginning on September 13th (a limited number of participants so reserve your space soon). The organizers are also looking for seniors willing to share their skills and talents as instructors or facilitators—an honorarium will be offered.

As details are finalized on the remaining workshops, information on each will be posted on the PEI ANC website at under Things to Do, and on PEI ANC’s Facebook page. For further information, or to register, please contact the Seniors Active Living Centre at (902) 628-8388, or

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program.

6. PEIBWA Upcoming Workshops

Lunch and Learn – Charlottetown
“What a Chocolate Bar Taught Me About
Negotiating as a Woman in Business!”
Presented by: Michele Dorsey, Michele Dorsey Law

In her early years as a labour relations negotiator, lawyer Michele Dorsey found herself in a downtown office deadlocked in mediation in a workplace dispute. Taking a break, she left the room to get a chocolate bar from the vending machine. What happened next launched her on a mission to help business people – especially women in business — understand the importance of key negotiating skills in order to be more effective and successful.

Michele Dorsey is a highly regarded leader in the field of human resources, labour relations and workplace solutions. Dorsey explains that whether you are negotiating with your clients, your staff, the terms of a new lease or better financial rates at the bank, every businesswoman can benefit by learning fundamental negotiating skills – skills that women have traditionally shied away from in a formerly male-dominated culture.

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, September 11th, 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, September 7th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.


Lunch and Learn – Alberton
“Strategies for Hiring and Retaining the Best and Brightest”
Presented by: Michelle Askew, HR Coordinator with the
City of Summerside

Never before has understanding the generations been more important than now as 4 generations work together with very different goals, perceptions and expectations. Michelle will speak about the generations, managing the gap, recruiting and retaining in a diverse market that will be the most competitive in history. She will provide insight and tools to assist you in understanding how to hire and retain the best and brightest for your business.

Location: The Boat Shop Restaurant located in Northport Pier Inn, Northport, PEI Directions
Date: Thursday, September 13th, 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, September 11th, 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. AIDS PEI Event

AIDS PEI is holding its annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life.

Sunday, Sept 23, 2012
Joe Ghiz Memorial Park, Charlottetown
12:30 pm Registration
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
1:15 pm Walk
2:30 pm Barbecue

AIDS PEI needs volunteers, teams and canvassers. For information, call 566-2437 or email

8. Popular Course in Chinese Medicine to be Offered This Fall ~ October 3 – November 21, 2012

Increasing, Canadians are using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to serve their health care needs. But there is still considerable confusion about what Chinese Medicine is, how it works and where it comes from. Become fully informed. This comprehensive 8-week course (one evening per week) will take you on a fascinating, dynamic and detailed tour of one of the oldest systems of professional, comprehensive medicine.

Instructor: Daniel Schulman Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac. (PEI)
Daniel Schulman is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited Acupuncture school in North America. He is certified with the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is founding chairperson of the Association of Registered Acupuncturists of PEI. Daniel has been in private practice in Charlottetown for 12 years.

For more information on this course or to register visit or call 902-566-0336.

9. 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.

10. 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:

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