Community Notices


1.  Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence

How do you react when you feel yourself getting angry? How do you handle emotions before they lead to a violent response? This year’s Purple Ribbon Campaign theme is “Violence is a choice: Choose Better.”  Using violence is a choice; being a victim of violence is not.

We all want to choose better. What are some of those “better” choices that we can make when we feel frustrated, angry, impatient? Do you take a walk, call a friend, scream at the crows in your backyard?! Tell us your choices and strategies for avoiding violence, and we’ll compile an eclectic list of the Top 14.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign is gathering steam – Program Coordinator, Michelle Jay, is available to speak to your group, help organize purple ribbon pinnings, and distribute information materials. Your ideas and energy are welcome. Get on-board by contacting Michelle at 368-4510 or

2.  Lecture –  “Climate Change and Tourism: Opportunities for PEI”

You are invited to a free public lecture:
“Climate Change and Tourism: Opportunities for PEI”
Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm
in the Don and Marion McDougall Hall Room 328 at UPEI

Speaker: Dan Scott, Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism, and chair of the joint World Meteorological Organization-World Tourism Organization Expert Team on Climate and Tourism.
Future climate change presents opportunities and challenges for Island golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, park visitations and nature-based tourism. This lecture explores the opportunities for PEI tourism under future potential changes in temperature and precipitation. Scott will use examples from his research in Ontario, Quebec, the USA and around the world.

For more information, contact Adam Fenech at 620-5220, or

3.  Bonshaw Ceilidh September 30th

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the beautiful Bonshaw Hall will be Sunday, September 30th from 7-9 pm. Featured performers are singer Emma Stetson, duo Brian Dunn and Jolene Willis, step-dancers Shona Arsenault and Madison Coles from the Michelle Banks School of Dance and others TBA.There will be a 50/50 draw, delicious biscuits for lunch, and open stage time. Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to the PEI Arthritis Society. For more information, please call 675-4093 or 675-2855.

4.  Come and Celebrate the Cookbook Launch of “Eating Well with Karin”

Karin Laronde Antolick is launching her new cookbook on Saturday October 6, 2012 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market but you can buy the book at local bookstores also.

Here is a link to the information

And for every Eating Well with Karin cookbook you buy, you will be donating $1 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. Hurray for you!

5.  Seeking Nominations

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty is seeking nominations of individuals who have shown leadership in their vocation and whose commitment to service has inspired others, and has made a difference in the lives of the people with whom they have come in contact.  The awards presentation will be on Wednesday evening, November 21st at the Delta Prince Edward. For nomination information, email or phone 902-629-3903. Nomination form is available at

6.  Youth in Government Panel at The Wave at UPEI

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

An informal event to encourage young people to get involved in politics. There will be several speakers including young NDP Quebec MP, Mylene Freeman, Kathleen Casey, MLA for Charlottetown-Lewis Point, and Kate Vangerven, President of the UPEI SU. There will be a chance to chat with the presenters who will give their insights on being involved in politics as a young person and will also give tips on how you can get involved too!



1. Update from the Office

This week, we welcome new program coordinator Michelle Jay to the staff team at the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. We are delighted to benefit from Michelle’s diverse experience working with community organizations. She will be doing networking and outreach in support of projects and programs here at the Advisory Council. She is looking forward to meeting many people from across PEI who share the goal of good supports for equal status for PEI women and their families. Welcome, Michelle!

2. this town is small AGM

“this town is small” is an artist-run non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of contemporary art forms. Serving as a vehicle for communication among artists and between artists and the community this town is small encourages collaboration between all art forms to strengthen the position of contemporary art in PEI and the Atlantic region.

this town is small invites all members and the general public to its first Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held September 23 at 2 pm at Hillsborough Square, Ch’town. A potluck and BBQ will accompany the event. In the event of rain the alternate location will be at 293 Richmond St. Info:

3. AGA Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É

Dimanche 30 septembre 2012 de 11 h 00 à 14 h
au Centre-Expo, Abram-Village, Î.-P.-É.

Conférencière, Jeannette Gallant – Village des sources
Présentation sur le camp de violon trad, Québec
Confirmer votre présence avant le mardi 25 septembre par courriel à ou appelez au (902) 436-4881

Un dîner sera servi.

Tout le monde est invité à l’AGA, hommes, femmes, jeunes filles. Nous cherchons toujours des membres pour notre conseil d’administration. Vous pouvez venir à l’AGA et voir qui on est et ce qu’on fait.

4. River Heritage Conference

The 7th Canadian River Heritage Conference will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada from June 16-19, 2013. Building on the Canadian Heritage Rivers System’s mandate to conserve and promote rivers with outstanding natural, cultural and recreational heritage, the conference will focus on ‘Rivers: Building Nations’ Sustaining Peoples.”

A number of themes will be explored, including:

1. The Science of Estuaries: Understanding Our Rivers

2. Watershed Governance and Self-governance – Motivating Stewardship

3. The Economies of Rivers

4. Islands, Rivers, and Sense of Place

5. River Cultures across Time

5. PEIBWA This Halloween, PEIBWA Presents……

The Business of Murder


PEI Business Women’s Association is hosting its second annual Halloween event and this year you do not want to miss it! Only a limited number of tickets are available!

When: Saturday, October 27 at 6PM–midnight
Where: The Stanley Bridge Country Resort
What: A welcome reception followed by an Eddie May murder mystery dinner theatre with a three-course meal. After the show, stick around for dancing!
Why: Spooktacular event, fundraiser, networking and fun

Costumes are encouraged, though not required, but there will be a prizes awarded to the Best Dressed Individual, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Group.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased at or by contacting Paula by phone at 892-6040 or by e-mail at

Overnight accommodations are available that night at Stanley Bridge Country Resort for a special rate of $99 plus applicable taxes. Book your room now!

PEIBWA is thrilled to be hosting such an exciting event and are turning to you, our members, for additional support as we raise funds to support Prince Edward Island’s business community. Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. If you are interested, please contact Hannah by phone at 892-6040 or by e-mail at

A huge THANK YOU to our returning sponsors without whose support this event would not be possible:

Venue – Stanley Bridge Country Resort
Media – Ocean 100
Decoration – Prestige Floral Studio
Graphic Design – Graphically Speaking
Print – Staples
Photography – Buffie Boily Photographic Arts
Website Design – Manley Mann Media

Don’t miss this “Event to Die For”! Get your tickets now!

6. Free Public Event in New Brunswick
– November 1, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, November 1, Mary Ann Baynton, MSW, RSW, Principal, Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting, from Waterdown, Ontario, will give a public address entitled Protecting Yourself from Burnout. Mary Ann is the author of Resolving Workplace Issues and co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An employer’s guide to maintaining a psychologically safe workplace. She provides consulting services to governments, organizations and unions that wish to improve or address issues related to workplace mental health.


MMFC Workshop 2012: Wellness Pays Off – Family Violence Impacts Everyone
November 2, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), is pleased to invite you to their MMFC Workshop 2012 entitled Wellness Pays Off – Family Violence Impacts Everyone.

A workshop designed for participants from diverse workplaces (milieus) interested in exploring wellness and the impact of intimate partner violence on workplaces.

Location for all events: UNB Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Dr. Fredericton, New Brunswick

Simultaneous translation will be available at all the events.

For more information or to register, visit:


Événement public gratuit – 1 novembre 2012 – 19 h 00

Le jeudi 1er novembre, nous accueillerons Mary Ann Baynton, MTS, TSI et directrice de Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting, de Waterdown (Ontario). Elle présentera un exposé intitulé Comment éviter l’épuisement professionnel. Mary Ann Baynton a écrit Resolving Workplace Issues et coécrit avec Martin Shain Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An employer’s guide to maintaining a psychologically safe workplace. Elle offre des services de consultation auprès des gouvernements, des organisations et des syndicats qui souhaitent apporter des améliorations ou des solutions aux problèmes de santé mentale en milieu de travail.

Atelier 2012

Le bien-être avant tout : nous sommes tous concernés par la violence familiale
2 novembre 8 h 30 à 16 h 30

Le Centre Muriel McQueen Fergusson (CMMF) est heureux de VOUS inviter à l’Atelier 2012 – Le bien-être avant tout : nous sommes tous concernés par la violence familiale.

Un atelier conçu pour les gens de divers milieux de travail intéressés à explorer l’impact de la violence familiale et le bien-être au travail.

La traduction simultanée sera disponible à tous les événements.

Endroit : Tous les événements auront lieu au Centre de conférence Wu, 6 promenade Duffie, Fredericton.

Pour plus d’information ou pour vous inscrire:

7. 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

8. 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

An important notice to our email subscribers of our Upcoming Community Notices/Events weekly email:

The weekly email is unfortunately being spammed – it appears to be happening automatically by some internet providers and/or unintentionally or intentionally by some subscribers to our email list. Due to this happening, we cannot send our community notices to our weekly email list until the email addresses are confirmed or updated.

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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.
PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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tel: 902 368 4510
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