Community Notices


1. Are you running for Local Government?

Encourage women’s participation! Nomination deadline is Monday, October 22.


2.   New! PEI Status of Women releases a Bilingual Municipal Elections Guide to Encourage Women’s Participation as voters and Candidates!

Local Governments Need Women as Voters and Leaders

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women just released “Women Care for Communities,” a guide to upcoming municipal elections.

“On November 5, municipal elections are happening in the Island’s small municipalities. We want women to be a big part of those elections,” says Council Executive Director Jane Ledwell. “Women have a lot to contribute, whether they are running for elected office or turning out to vote and have their say.”

The Advisory Council applauds the Province’s municipal affairs division for promoting women’s participation in the upcoming elections, and wants to add its own message about how important local governments are to women in PEI. The “Women Care for Communities” municipal election guide for 2012 and news release is now available online at, or email, or click the links below:


3. Today – Free Shredding with Shred Guard and CBC PEI

Friday October 19
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
CBC PEI, University Avenue, Charlottetown

Worried about identity theft? Your personal documents could put you at risk. Let us help you. Shred Guard is partnering with CBC so you can safely discard your personal and secure documents.

Start gathering papers you need to shredded and join us on October 19. Tell your friends.  We’ll have hot chocolate.


4. Women’s Car Care Workshop

Do you want to learn how your car’s whatchamacallits and the thingamajigs work? Then you are welcome to register for a Women’s Car Care Workshop.

DATE:    Saturday, October 20, 2012
PLACES: Carline Muffler – Charlottetown   K Burke Automotive – Souris
TIMES: 9‐11am – Charlottetown    2-4pm – Souris
COST:    $25* (to support women in trades and technology)
INSTRUCTORS: Susan Woods ‐ licensed mechanic
Paul Campbell ‐ licensed mechanic from Carline Muffler
Kevin Burke – Red Seal mechanic from K Burke’s Automotive

TO REGISTER: Call Cathy at Trade HERizons** 368-5040 or 1-888-362-7373

There you will:

  • Learn how to take care of the basics on your car (oil, fluids, tires, etc.)?
  • Get some hands‐on experience.
  • Understand how to talk to your mechanic and not feel like you’re getting ripped off?
  • Find out more about working in car repair and service?

Space is limited, so register soon!
* Subsidies available    ** This project is funded in whole or in part by Status of Women Canada


5.   Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee – Monday, November 5th!

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and Beanz Cafe are hosting an evening pinning bee to prepare purple ribbons for the 2012-2013 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence.  Each year, more than 10,000 ribbons are cut and pinned to information cards by volunteers for distribution across the Island. The purple ribbons are worn to signify a commitment to remembering the 14 women murdered in Montreal in 1989 and to working to end all forms of violence in our communities.

The pinning bee is November 5th, beginning at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Beanz, 38 University Avenue. Join us for coffee, tea and conversation! Everyone welcome. Contact: 368-4510/


6. Learn TRE tension/trauma release exercises with Joan McDonald

Several different opportunities are being offered. A FREE evening TRE Information session, a 1 day Introduction Workshop for individual use and Level 1 Training for leading others in TRE 1-1 or to use in your existing practice. Free TRE Information Session, Monday, October 22, 6:30pm – 1 Day TRE Introduction Workshop – Saturday, October, 27, 9am-5pm – both sessions offered at Health Within Holistic Center 500B Queen St. behind shops at Queen & Belvedere Ave. Level 1 TRE Training – Sunday, October 28 & Monday, October 29 8:30am – 5pm.

For more information contact Joan directly at 902. 394. 0189 or or visit

On-going stress can become chronic without us even realizing it…we just know we have that sore neck, aching back, short temper, head ache, add your own symptoms to the list. Chronic or regular stress is held in the body in the form of muscular tension patterns. Everyone’s patterns are unique based on their lives, body and experiences.

TRE is a process of doing a few basic exercises and then lying on the floor relaxing and allowing the tension patterns to release. As the body relaxes, so does the mind! This technique is easily learned, immediately effective and self-empowering. Practice is what makes this technique work and have long lasting benefits. Here are 4 videos – testimonials from folks who have benefited from TRE who were dealing with anxiety, emotional trauma from breast cancer, back pain and addiction.


7.    CUPE Resists Proposed EI Changes

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Prince Edward Island Division (CUPE PEI) and other community groups are concerned that recent proposed changes to Employment Insurance will negatively impact many PEI families and communities. A Island-wide rally is being organized to highlight the concerns of workers and to protest changes that will hurt Atlantic communities in particular. The rally will begin at 1:00pm Saturday, October 27, in Summerside. Transportation to Summerside is available from various Island locations. Let your voice be heard! For more information contact Lori MacKay, President, at: / 902-626-1112


8.   Finding Common Voices – Workshop

FINDING COMMON VOICES…a women’s workshop in partnership with the PEI Chapter of the Council of Canadian Muslim Women will be held at St. Paul’s Hall on October 29 from 9:30-2:30. There is no charge , lunch and snacks will be provided.

The day is designed for women of various faith traditions to share stories,discuss ideas and learn how they can contribute to peaceful, healthy communities. Register by calling Farida at 368-2360 , Madonna at 894-4571, by e-mail  For more information, contact: Madonna Fradsham 894-4571 or Farida Chisti 368–2360, Charlottetown St. Paul’s Anglican Church, St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall.


9.   2013-2014 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Aboriginal Women’s Program

The 2013-2014 Call for Applications is now open for eligible organizations interested in applying for funding for community-based projects under the Aboriginal Women’s Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The Aboriginal Women’s Program supports community-based projects that demonstrate the ability to achieve tangible results with strong community participation. This Program enables Aboriginal women to participate in projects that focus on any of the following three programming elements:

  • Women’s Community Initiative – Projects that address issues affecting Aboriginal women and their families, and that contribute to strengthening their cultural identity and traditions.
  • Family Violence Initiative – Community-based culturally appropriate approaches to addressing the issue of family and violence within Aboriginal families.
  • Women’s Self Government Participation Initiative – Aboriginal women’s participation in self-government design and advancement.

Applications postmarked after December 12, 2012 will not be considered.

For criteria on eligibility, applications or for more information we encourage you to contact Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau, program officer, at or leave a detailed message at 506-851-2302.


10. Community Folk Dancing in Bonshaw Nov 10th from 7-9pm

Community Folk Dancing at the Bonshaw Community Centre, 25 Green Road, is on Saturday, November 10th 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.



1.Fall Newsletter

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

2. 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:

3. 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.

4. 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

5. PEIBWA Event

‘The Business of Murder”

PEIBWA’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser “The Business of Murder” is quickly approaching and the deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 24th.

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.  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.

7. 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.

8.  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

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


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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