Community Notices


1.  New Bursary Deadlines – Advisory Council on the Status of Women Bursaries

The NEW deadline is October 15th for four bursaries offered annually by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Please help us spread the word.

For more information or Application Forms:

2.  UPEI Political Studies Society to Host a Panel Discussion on Youth in Politics – October 9

The UPEI Political  Studies Society, in partnership with the PEI Coalition for Women in Government, will host a panel discussion on youth in politics at UPEI.

The participants in this panel will discuss how youth can become more  engaged in the political process, whether provincially, federally or in  other ways. Speakers for this event will include NDP MP for the Quebec  riding of Argentueil – Papineau – Mirabel, Mylene Freeman, who was among  the five students elected to the House of Commons in the federal election  last April. Also confirmed as panel members are Kathleen Casey, MLA, Kate Vangerven, UPEI Student Union President, and Sheryl MacAulay, long time PC party volunteer. This event aims to encourage more young people to be involved  in politics, either by running for office, campaigning for a political  party or in other ways.

The appearance in the news of issues relevant to young people, such as the  recent protests in Quebec over tuition rises, makes the participation of  youth in politics more important than ever. When issues that impact young  people come to the forefront youth must know how to make their voices  heard, whatever their views are.
The youth in government panel discussion will be held at The Wave, W.A.  Murphy Student Centre on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 pm. All are  encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

3.  Community Folk Dancing in Bonshaw Oct 6th from 7-9pm

Community Folk Dancing at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, is on Saturday, Oct 6 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.


Bonshaw Fall Colours Festival

Bonshaw Hall
Saturday, October 06, 2012

The public is invited to visit the Bonshaw vicinity on Thanksgiving week-end, to experience and appreciate the fall colours by walking, paddling, cycling or driving along the rivers, paths and roads of the area; and also to attend some of the events organized as part of the first annual Bonshaw Fall Colours Festival, October 5 and 6. The Festival is co-sponsored by the Bonshaw Hall Co-op and the Bonshaw Women’s Institute.

The first event will be the 5th annual Gene MacLellan Tribute Concert, at the Bonshaw Hall on Friday at 7:30 pm. This event, in honour of one of the PEI’s greatest and most popular singer-songwriters, always draws sold-out crowds. Scott Parsons returns as host joined by singers Bonnie LeClair, Paul Broadbent, Margie Carmichael Scotto, Leona Carmichael and Dave Wigmore. Reserve by phoning Josephine, 675-3649 or Sheldon, 675-2855.

Saturday the 6th, starts at 7:30 am for the early-birds with “Breakfast in the Valley,” served until noon in the Bonshaw Community Centre. Chef Sheldon, of Bonshaw Fisherman’s Breakfast fame, is in charge. Proceeds go to the Bonshaw Hall.

Running from 8 am to 1 pm will be the first-ever Community Harvest & Market Day, featuring local produce of all descriptions. This project of the Bonshaw Women’s Institute will be located on the grounds in front of the Bonshaw Community Centre. Reserve a table by phoning Tracey at 675-4703.

The final event of Festival will be Community Folk Dancing at the Community Centre, from 7 to 9 Saturday evening. This is a participation event for all ages and skills, featuring easy dances that will be instructed and called—for example, square dances. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission is by donation

4.  PEIBWA Events

Below is a reminder of our upcoming October events.  We hope to see you!

October Business Mixer – Charlottetown
Hosted by CAA, Marilyn Long, Manager of the CAA Charlottetown Office, invites you to join her and her team of professionals at the CAA Offices for the October Business Mixer of the PEI Business Women’s Association. Mix, mingle, and share your favorite travel stories with your colleagues. Everyone has a “Griswold Family Vacation” story to tell – bring yours.

Marilyn will make a brief presentation on the world of travel; what’s hot and what’s not in travel; some business travel tips for professional women, and; an overview of the security and many savings and benefits that come with a CAA Membership.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.  Door prizes donated by CAA include $100 travel g/c and Maple Leaf Lounge passes and the Young at Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors has donated 2 tickets to their upcoming fundraiser.

Location:      193 Malpeque Road, Charlottetown, CAA office is located at the junction of Route 1 and Sherwood Road (Next to Sears and Bed, Bath and Beyond)
Date:           Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Time:           5:00pm – 6:30pm
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: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 12:00 noon.


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!

5.  Community Presentation

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00PM
St. Paul’s Parish Centre,
289 Winter Street
Summerside, PEI
Speaker: Dr. Bill Morrison, Co-Executive Director of HERG ( Health And Education research Group)
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at UNB

Dr. Bill Morrison will be speaking to the public on issues that families and youth at risk are dealing with and offering some ideas around community help and engagement.

Dr. Morrison has been actively involved in projects focusing on the implementation of community-based rehabilitation services for high – risk youth and their families. He also has done projects on health research and program evaluation. Over the past seven years he has received funding from Health Canada, CIHR, and the National Crime Prevention Centre to complete a range of research initiatives related to tobacco control, crime prevention and knowledge translation of health research in educational and clinical contexts.

For further info:
Andy Lou Somers / Cathy DesRoches  HOPE ( Parent Support  Group )
Tel: 902- 436-9856

6.  Equal Access Now!

PEI EVENTs for Pan-Canadian Day of Action for Reproductive Justice

Join the Pan-Canadian Day of Action for Reproductive Justice: Equal Access Now!

October 20, 2012.

For the past year, Islanders have discovered that abortion is a topic on Prince Edward Island that is largely ignored or misunderstood. The barriers currently in place are very detrimental to women, especially low-income women and it is time to join the rest of Canada and provide access in-province.

MARCH FOR ACCESS: Gathers at 1pm in Rochford Square

ACTION STATION: Take direct action and have your voice heard! 2 – 4pm at Murphy’s Centre in Charlottetown

Stations include:

  • Speakers Corner
  • Abortion stories
  • Petitions
  • Letter writing
  • Abortion research Information
  • Discussing needs for sexual health info on PEI

PEI Events organized by PRRO with help from the PEI Abortion Rights Network.

More information at and on Facebook

And check out this site to learn more about events across Canada, and what our demands are concerning Reproductive Justice:

Let’s define the country we want to see – one where all Canadians (including Islanders) have full reproductive justice.



1. 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.

2.  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


3.  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

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 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market but you can buy the book at local bookstores also.  You can also purchase them on Saturday, October 13 from 9am until 12 noon.  Or vist The Bookman, The Bookmark or Moonsnail.  Or….contact Karin via Facebook.

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!

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


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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Soon, we will be sending an email to each person or organization that presently receives our weekly email asking them to “Subscribe” or “Unsubscribe.” Your assistance with this task is appreciated.


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
PO Box 2000 (161 St. Peter’s Road), Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
tel: 902 368 4510
fax: 902 368 3269

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