Community Notices


1.   7th Sisters in Spirit Vigil PEI

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
When: 7:00 p.m
Where: Green Shore Park, Summerside

The purpose of this Vigil is to remember and raise public awareness about our missing and murdered Aboriginal Women with a goal of one day, ending the violence against all women. The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, in conjunction with the Native Women’s Association of Canada are pleased to announce the 7th annual Sister’s in Spirit Vigil. Each year, concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members gather nationally on October 4th to honor the lives of the murdered and missing Aboriginal Women in Canada.

We will begin with our walk (Board Walk) to Green Shore Park, Summerside. The Sisters in Spirit event will proceed with guest speakers, including AWAPEI President Judy Clark, who will deliver a brief address to the public. There will be a performance by local drummers and traditional dancing.

The Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, as well as our supporting partners; Native Council of PEI, Family PRIDE Program (Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI), Abegweit Wellness Centre, Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter (LIFN Health Centre), PEI Interministerial Women’s Secretariat and PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, are proud to show our support and are committed to raising awareness to our “Stolen Sisters” and to “Stop the Violence” in Prince Edward Island.

For further information please contact Madlene Sark or Samantha Lewis (AWAPEI Youth Representative) at the AWAPEI office:

(902) 831-3059 Toll free: 1-888-973-4292

For Information on the Sisters In Spirit Initiative (NWAC):

2. Soul Food September 30

Reminder: Soul Food is next Sunday, September 30th! This month’s theme is Visions of Oneness and it will feature solo performances by RaOnZeNa, a Korean drumming band!

Soul Food will be held on September 30th, at 10am, in Studio 2 of the Confed. Centre.

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.

3.   Humanitarian Awards 2012 – October 25, 2012

The Canadian Red Cross salutes the Honourable Catherine S. Callbeck as the Humanitarian Award recipient & Scotty Joe Smith as the Young Humanitarian recipient.

Demonstrate your commitment and support to the Red Cross by joining us on:
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Reception 5:30pm | Dinner 6:30pm
as we celebrate the humanitarian contributions of these inspiring individuals

Tickets $120 per person | $960 corporate table (8)
Dress: Business dress

To purchase tickets online visit or contact 902.628.6262 ext. 8251

Join the GUARDIANS OF HUMANITY, an elite two-year table purchase program that ensures your company stands out above the crowd through distinctive benefits.

Inspired by McInnes Cooper and the Canadian Red Cross.

4.  Panel Discussion – Feminist Activism, October 5 in Ottawa

The Institute of Women’s Studies (University of Ottawa) and The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies (Carleton University) invite you to a panel discussion on:

Feminist Activism: Local and International Perspectives

When: Friday, October 5, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Social Sciences Building
120 University Pvt
Room 4007
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario


  • Walaa Salah Mohamed Abdelrhman, Advocacy and Networking Officer, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, Sudan
  • Julie Lalonde, Ottawa-based activist and social justice advocate, Canada
  • Aghssan Barghouthi, Media Coordinator, Stop the Wall Campaign, Palestine
  • Tatiana Fraser, Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Girls Action Foundation, Canada
  • Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez, International Unit Officer, Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña “Tlachinollan”, Mexico
  • Caitlin Tolley, First Nation Algonquin from the community of Kitigan-Zibi, Canada
  • Moderator: Kate McInturff, Women’s Human Rights Campaigner for Amnesty International, Canada


Please RSVP with Hélène Boudreault, at 613-520-6644 or

We acknowledge and are grateful for the support of the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies (University of Ottawa and Carleton University), Match International, and the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

5. Creating an Island Food Strategy, Topic of Lecture at Macphail Homestead

One of North America’s leading authorities in rural planning and development will be presenting the 2nd Annual George McRobie Lecture at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, on Friday, October 19th. The speaker will be Dr. Mark Lapping, Distinguished Professor in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine (USM).

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and cash bar, followed by the lecture at 7:30. The title of Dr. Lapping’s talk will be, “Toward a Prince Edward Island Food Strategy.”

This special lecture series is named in honour of Dr. George McRobie, Patron for The Homestead Farm, the new sustainable agriculture entity operating at the Homestead.

George McRobie has long been one of the world’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture and appropriate small-scale technology. He was a close friend and colleague of the radical economist E.F. Schumacher, whose landmark book Small Is Possible made such an impact in the latter part of the 20th century.

Mark Lapping has been a very prolific author, writing well over 150 scholarly articles, chapters and monographs, and is the author or editor of seven books. He has also held important academic leadership posts, including that as founding Dean of the prestigious School of Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph. Throughout his career, Dr. Lapping has maintained a strong interest in land issues in Prince Edward Island, and has published several papers and studies on that topic.

In recent years, Dr. Lapping has focused his work on food systems and has authored or o-authored several publications in this field, including the lead article in the most recent issue of the Maine Policy Review that was devoted to food. He is now the leader of a group at the Muskie School, USM, developing a food plan and strategy for Maine funded by a group of New England foundations.

In his talk at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, Mark Lapping will share his experience as head of the Maine Food Strategy. He will discuss what constitutes a food system, why it must be seen holistically, what several jurisdictions are doing to reflect this growing enthusiasm for local foods, and, more specifically, the process that Maine is taking to realize the potential that exists for its own food system.

The discussion will lead to a specific conclusion and question: Is it time to develop a Prince Edward Island Food Strategy?

There will be a charge of $10.00 for admission to the lecture. Since space is limited at the Homestead – capacity about 50 people – you should register in advance by phoning (902) 651-2789, or sending an email to


6.  PEIBWA Events

Lunch and Learn – Summerside

“Is Your Marketing Working as Hard as You Do?”
Presented by: Jane Sharpe, Black Point Marketing & Communications

Marketing is all about results. And if those results aren’t living up to your expectations, it’s time to figure out why.

Join Jane Sharpe as she walks you through a five-point checklist which will force you to take an objective look at the way you approach your marketing activities. Discover subtle shifts and uncover hidden opportunities that can make your marketing efforts more effective. And walk away from this “do-it-yourself” marketing audit with a refreshed sense of marketing fundamentals and renewed sense of empowerment.

Jane Sharpe is the owner of Black Point Marketing & Communications, where she focusses on helping businesses find solutions to their marketing challenges.

Location: Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside, (Across from Harbourfront Theatre)
Date: Thursday, October 4th, 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, October 2nd, 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.


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!



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.  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.

3.  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!

4.  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

5.  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!

6. Update from the Office

We welcome our 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!

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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


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