Community Notices


1. Upcoming FREE Workshop on Aboriginal Justice, put on by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI

Healing Journey ~ Problem Solving Approaches to Justice

DATE: Friday, October 19, 2012
TIME: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
PLACE: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
COST: FREE (lunch provided)

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Rudin, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto.
Guest Speakers: Tammy Augustine & Rhonda Flewelling
To learn more or to register, please contact Sarah Jackson with MCPEI at
626-2882 ext. 240 or

2. Fall Newsletter

See the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research Fall Newsletter

3. Small Business Week, October 15-21, 2012

Every year for the past 30 years BDC has organized Small Business Week® to pay tribute to Canadian entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs are idea people – filled with ideas, aspirations and objectives. They see an opportunity at every turn and are continuously looking for improvement. An entrepreneur’s life is frenetic, powered by a seemingly unlimited vitality. The entrepreneur’s tenacity is surpassed only by a strong passion for business.

Small Business Week reflects the energy and efforts of Canadian entrepreneurs of all ages and pays tribute to their important contribution to the strength of the economy. It will also be the background for all the activities that will take place throughout the Week. For more information on Small Business Week, visit

PEI events:

4. Lionel F. Stevenson: Fifty Years of Photographs (1962 – 2012)

October 13, 2012 – April 7, 2013
Curated by Pan Wendt

On view October 13
Opening Gala October 20th., 7 pm

A career survey of the work of P.E.I. photographer and master printer, Lionel Stevenson, focusing on selected thematic groupings and series, including large-scale studies of Peggy’s Cove erratics, Canadian streets and landscapes, and documentary commissions on Island elders and historic barn architecture.

5. Fashion Friday Blast 2012!

Come & Learn What to Wear, Where.

Let’s have some fun & laughter…..are you 30, 40, 50, 60, 70…..and wondering what to wear, anywhere?

Find out how to “dress the skin you’re in”, regardless your age, stage or rage. Looking to achieve your “WOW” style? Get a “Glam Plan” and watch yourself and your wardrobe become reenergized for fall/winter 2012.

Find out what your body shape is and how to use clothing to create the silhouette you want.  Join me Margaret Gallant/Fresh Image 360 for a Find out what your body shape is and how to use clothing to create the silhouette you want.

Join me Margaret Gallant/Fresh Image 360 for an educational and entertaining evening.
When: Friday, November 2/2012
Where: Studio 1, Confederation of the Arts, Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets $20.00
Door prizes all evening
To purchase tickets  E-mail or call, or 566-3906/ 394-4625
Cash bar



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. PEIBWA Event

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!

3.  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.

4. 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.

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.  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

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.

We need your help to help us continue sharing information about events that are coming up in your community! You can do this by helping us update our email subscriber list !

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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