Community Notices


1.  Rally for Responsible Government

Province House, November 12, 2 pm to 4 pm

On November 12, the day before the Speech from the Throne, Islanders from all walks of life are gathering together at Province House, November 12, 2 pm to 4 pm to express their views on recent government policies. This will be a day for reflection on our democratic institutions and an opportunity to learn how to make them more accountable.

Organizers have issued an open invitation to the general public and to all public interest groups who are concerned about the present policies of the PEI government. Representatives of public groups (including CUPE, others), as well as young people, parents and grandparents who want a better, more responsible government will be speaking. This will be the voice of the common people and no political parties will be invited to speak. There will also be music, an educational component and symbolic actions of taking back our democracy.

If you wish to speak at the Rally please contact: Roy Johnstone 675-2541 Lorraine Begley 675-2611/894-2833 or Tony Reddin 675-4093 <>. Public interest groups are asked to bring educational materials about their issues as well as chalk and yarn. In the event of rain the rally will be held in the Murphy Centre.

2.  Cookbook Launch – A Taste of Islands

Anna and Godfrey Baldacchino invite you to share in the launch of their new book, and enjoy some sample “tastes”

Friday Nov. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
at The Farm Centre
420 University Ave., Ch’town
(next to Sobeys)

featuring 60 signature recipes

from our world of islands, and their fascinating stories

A Taste of Islands • 264 pp colour • $32 • Island Studies Press

3.  Health Canada: Radon Education and Awareness/Santé Canada – Éducation et sensibilisation au radon


Did you know that Radon ranks second only to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer? A two year residential radon survey Health Canada released earlier this year showed New Brunswick having the highest level of radon gas, with about 20 percent of participating homes testing above the national guideline. In Nova Scotia, more than 10 percent of participating homes tested above the guideline, with Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador coming in below the average.

In keeping with Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Health Canada is inviting Canadians to become aware of this potential health risk and take steps (if necessary) to mitigate exposure. Radon is a gas that is undetectable by smell, sight, or taste. It occurs naturally in the ground and can seep into a home through cracks in the foundation, pipe openings, and other places where a house is open to the ground. The only way to know if it is there is through a simple and inexpensive test.

Long term exposure (over decades) to high levels of radon, especially for smokers, increases the risk of lung cancer. Health Canada encourages all Canadians to test their homes for radon. If the level in your home is high, it can be fixed easily and at a reasonable cost.

For information on radon, including how to obtain a test kit, please visit the Health Canada Web Site at This site features a range of materials, including reference guides, videos, and frequently asked questions.

Please join us in making Canadian homes safe and healthy. We encourage you to distribute this information freely to your colleagues or members.

Thank you for taking the time to read and share this information.

Health Canada Atlantic | Santé Canada Atlantique |
Your health and safety…our priority | Votre santé et votre sécurité…notre priorité



Saviez-vous que le radon est la deuxième cause principale de cancer du poumon après le tabagisme? Le rapport que Santé Canada a publié plus tôt cette année à la suite de son enquête de deux ans sur les concentrations de radon dans les habitations a révélé que le Nouveau-Brunswick affichait le plus grand pourcentage d’habitation testées (20 %) ayant une concentration de radon supérieure à la ligne directrice. En Nouvelle-Écosse, ce pourcentage était de plus de 10 %. Les provinces de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard et de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador ont quant à elles affiché des résultats inférieurs à la moyenne.

Dans le cadre du Mois de sensibilisation au cancer du poumon, Santé Canada invite les Canadiens à se renseigner sur ce risque éventuel pour la santé et à prendre des mesures pour réduire leur exposition, le cas échéant. Le radon est un gaz incolore, inodore et sans goût qui est naturellement présent dans l’environnement. Il peut s’infiltrer dans une maison par une fissure de fondation ou de tuyau, ou par tout autre point de contact avec le sol. La seule façon de vérifier sa présence est de mesurer sa concentration à l’aide d’un test simple et peu coûteux.

L’exposition à long terme (sur des décennies) à des taux élevés de radon augmente le risque de cancer du poumon, surtout chez les fumeurs. Santé Canada encourage donc tous les Canadiens à mesurer la concentration de radon dans leur maison. Si la concentration est élevée, vous pouvez facilement régler le problème à un coût raisonnable.

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur le radon, y compris sur la façon de mesurer sa concentration, rendez-vous sur le site Web de Santé Canada, à l’adresse Le site contient beaucoup d’information sous la forme de guides de référence, de vidéos et d’une foire aux questions.

Aidez-nous à rendre les maisons canadiennes sécuritaires et saines. Nous vous encourageons à distribuer ce document d’information à vos collègues ou à vos membres.

Nous vous remercions d’avoir pris le temps de lire notre document d’information et vous prions de le transmettre.

Health Canada Atlantic | Santé Canada – Atlantique |
Your health and safety…our priority | Votre santé et votre sécurité…notre priorité



1.  We would love your support!  

Pat Robinson is making amazing plum puddings to raise money for Community Legal Information Association (CLIA) and the PEI Humane Society.

Every cent to CLIA will help ensure Islanders have access to legal information and support and the Humane Society will use the funds to help homeless animals.

Each pudding is beautifully gift-wrapped, with a recipe for sauce!  Vegetarian friendly, no preservatives, YUM!

Only $12 for a pudding that can easily serve 6.  Call Pat @ 566-4388 or contact Kelly @ 368-4017.

2.  Know your rights!

Join Canada Without Poverty for a course on economic and social rights

On November 19th Canada Without Poverty is hosting our second Economic and Social Rights Educationonline course.  The first course was launched in May of this year and was successful in educating anti-poverty advocates about a human rights framework as it relates to economic and social rights.  We are now preparing to launch our second iteration of the course and would like to extend the invite to you to participate.

The purpose of the course, is to build a growing ‘Community of Practice’ who can articulate and use human rights language in anti-poverty work.  The success of the last course confirmed the need for human rights education and the strength of the content presented. The course was described as “amazing”, “productive” and “relevant” with a few individuals noting they felt “enlightened” and “empowered” by the experience.  Participants felt more capable of articulating details of economic and social rights and felt they not only met the goals of the course, but also their personal goals as well.  Leading human rights experts will be joining the course including:  Leilani Farha (CWP), Bruce Porter (Social Rights Advocacy Centre), and Shelagh Day (Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action).

Here are some further details of the course:
The course is four weeks in length and will run from Monday, November 19 until Sunday, December 16
Modules will be launched weekly. Themes include:  Introduction to Economic and Social (ES) Rights, Poverty and ES Rights, Housing and ES Rights, the Right to Health, and Women and ES Rights ES Rights experts will join discussions each week and help facilitate conversations.  An online platform is used that allows for various discussions and that will hold the online resource library.

Cost of the course is $75.00 (due by November 9th)

The course will require a commitment of 5 hours per week for reading required materials participation in discussion rooms, as well as attendance on two conference calls and participation in the pre and post evaluation process.  The weekly five-hour online commitment can be fulfilled at any time as the online classroom is open 24/7 including weekends.

We have room for 25 participants and will take names on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Please email Kizzy Paris at Canada Without Poverty by Wednesday November 7th to ensure your place in the course:  kizzy(at), or call 613.789.0096
*Please note that the course will not run without full registration.  Confirmation will be given no later than Friday November 9th.

We hope you can join us!  Website:

3.  PEIBWA Upcoming Events

November Business Mixer – Charlottetown
Members and guests are invited to attend PEI Business Women’s Association’s November Business Mixer hosted by The Showcase Gift Shop.  This elegant gift shop is located on the main floor of Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

This event will provide a chance to network, check out Canadian handcrafted items, Charlottetown Festival memorabilia, jewelry, and sample some culinary treats. The Showcase would like to invite all members and guests for an Early Bird Special discount of 20% off everything in the shop (except consignment items) during the mixer. Members are also invited to browse the selection of special Christmas ornaments in stock at The Showcase as well!

The Showcase opened in 1965, the year after the Centre opened, and has enjoyed three locations and a variety of expansions over the years. They are part of Confederation Centre of the Arts, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, with volunteers assisting the gift shop staff.  All profits from The Showcase go back to the Centre to support arts programming.

Location:      145 Richmond Street, Main Floor, Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown
Date:           Wednesday, November 14th, 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, November 13th, 2012 at 12:00 noon.


Lunch and Learn – Summerside and Charlottetown
“Essential Skills in the Workplace: What’s in it for You?”
Presented by:  Catherine O’Bryan & Norman Finlayson,
PEI Literacy Alliance

Catherine and Norman will outline challenges in the workplace that low levels of essential skills may be contributing to. They will describe the nine essentials skills that are the Velcro that workplace specific skills stick to and give contact information for workplace training experts and resources.

About the PEI Literacy Alliance: Our mission is to advance literacy and essential skills for the people of Prince Edward Island.

We do this in a number of ways including raising public awareness about literacy and learning issues, creating partnerships for literacy and essential skills projects, coordinating conferences, workshops and round tables, providing information on and referral to literacy and essential skills training, and upgrading programs in PEI and giving advice to government, business and educational institutions.

We are here to encourage Islanders to build their literacy and learning skills for the benefit of their economic, cultural, political, social and personal lives.

Location:      Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside, (Across from Harbourfront Theatre)
Date:           Thursday, November 15th, 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, November 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.


Location:      Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date:           Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Time:           12 noon- 1:30pm
Cost:            Members- $17.75 (includes GST), non-members $23.00 (includes GST)
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: Friday, November 16th, 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.


AMMP – (Advanced Management & Mentoring Program)

FREE Program Information Session

Facilitated by Ann Worth on behalf of the Centre for Women in Business and PEI Business Women’s Association

As women-owned businesses move through various stages of growth, there becomes an increasing demand for the resources and tools to facilitate business development. AMMP – Advanced Management & Mentoring Program is designed to provide you with the tools for success!

We are pleased to be able to offer a FREE information session for women in business who may qualify for this program being offered across Atlantic Canada this fall. Join us for a discussion on the program and the opportunities it offers!


  • you must be a registered woman-owned business in Atlantic Canada
  • in business for no less than 3 years
  • revenue of $250,000 or higher
  • willing to commit to the program

Program Details

  • six peer to peer mentoring sessions with non-competitive peers to confidentially examine significant business challenges and opportunities
  • 12 hours of one-to-one mentoring over the six month program from a seasoned business mentor that will coach you in your business, expand your networks, share best practices
  • evaluation throughout the program

AMMP Program Cost

  • $600 plus GST / HST
  • no travel costs associated with this program are included

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm

To register, please contact Hannah Bell by e-mail at or by phone at (902) 892-6040 or Toll Free 1-866-892-6040.

4. 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.


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.

Our new email newsletter/notices will be available later in November.


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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