Community Notices


1. Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence Upcoming Events

Memorial Services for Victims of Violence, Thursday December 6th

On December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we remember fourteen young women who in 1989 were murdered because they were women in what came to be known as the Montreal Massacre. We remember nine women since 1989 murdered on Prince Edward Island by men who knew them. Join others in your community to light a candle to remember, to reflect, and to act so these murders end.

Charlottetown Memorial Service and Candle-Lighting
Guest Speaker: Trish Cheverie, PEI Legal Aid Lawyer
12 noon, Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
More info: PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 368-4510

Summerside Memorial Service
12:10 pm, Summerside Baptist Church, 219 Church St.
More info: East Prince Women’s Information Centre, 436-9856

O’Leary Memorial Service
12 noon, O’Leary United Church
More info: West Prince Family Violence Prevention, 859-8849

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women…
November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We hope you will begin to wear your purple ribbon if you haven’t already. Our Council members are encouraging people to wear purple ribbons. Find out why they wear their purple ribbons in a short video:

I Wear a Purple Ribbon from PEI Status of Women on Vimeo.

More information and resources are available on the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women’s 2012 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence webpage.

2. AIDS Vigil

December 1st
at 7:00 at St. Paul’s Church. All faiths welcome. Short reception following.

3. CLIFF and “We are Wisconsin”

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) returns to PEI for its 4th year. This year the films will be shown at AVC Lecture Theatre C , UPEI at 7 pm on Monday, December 3rd and is hosted by CUPE Local 1870, CUPE PEI and PEI Federation of Labour and other unions on PEI. Admission is free.

The Major film showing this year will be “We are Wisconsin: This is what democracy looks like” which refers to the situation when Wisconsin’s newly elected Governor Scott Walker introduces a bill that threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate and sparks a citizen uprising. When a Republican Governor’s bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six ordinary citizens force their way into the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the next twenty-six days building a movement that challenges not only the bill, but the soul of a nation. We Are Wisconsin is 89 minutes long with Director: Amie Williams and Producer: Kathryn Taris

“Perfectly captures the cultural and political atmosphere of contemporary America” – cinemablographer “This Film will be the record people will refer to a hundred years from now when they study this era of Greed.” – Michael Moore. The film powerfully captures the spirit and energy of students, workers, police, teachers, farmers and many others who stood together to fight for their communities and public services. Please join us and take part in discussion following the film.

Other short films available in 2012 include: A Day in the Life of Your Taxes, Drink ‘Em Dry, It’s About Respect and Milk, Honey and Tomatoes.

For more information contact Leo Cheverie at or or leave message at PEI federation of Labour at 368-3068.

4. CINEMA POLITICA December Film Presentation

Cooper Institute is hosting a Cinema Politica film, Consuming Kids, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre.

Consuming Kids is a good film to provide thoughtful reflection as people are bombarded with ads promoting excessive and unhealthy Christmas buying. The film exposes some practices of the multi-billion dollar marketing businesses that now sell kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to questionable educational products and even the family car. An added feature of the December 4 showing is that Dr. Kate Tilleczek of UPEI will lead the discussion of the film. Dr Tilleczek for over twenty years has been studying the social realities of children and youth. Her experience will have special interest for parents and educators. Admission to the film is free, but donations are accepted to help defray the costs. For more information contact Marie Burge or 894-4573.

5. Thinking of Christmas Shopping?

Ten Thousand Villages and Farmers Helping Farmers are bringing a Sale of Fair Traded Gifts, Household items, Musical Instruments, Food Products, and more, to the W.A. Murphy Student Centre next week. The sale is entirely run by volunteers. All proceeds of the sale support artisans partnered with Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest Fair Trade Organization in North America (over 60 years), and artisans in Kenya supported by Farmers Helping Farmers. Farmers Helping Farmers helps UPEI students carry out study terms and projects in Kenya. It is a nationally recognized, award-winning organization of community-minded people with an agricultural background from Prince Edward Island whose goal is to assist Kenyan farmers in becoming more self-reliant in agricultural food production. All Villages items will be discounted by 20% since this is the last PEI sale of the season. Hope to see you at the sale! Admission is free.


  • Tuesday, Dec 4th, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Dec 5th, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, Dec 6th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Where: W.A. Murphy Student Centre
  • Contact: John Burka at 367-9343 (home) 940-0738 (cell)

6. IBS Social Forums

The Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd. (IBS), invites you join us for dinner and discussion, see some friends and meet your neighbours and fellow Islanders at our Social Forums. Since 1995, IBS programs have engaged concerned citizens to discuss issues and exchange ideas in the hope that such activities will be a catalyst for community growth, social development, and action.

Each forum begins with a potluck dinner, followed by a presentation and informal discussion. For more information, visit our www site at: or write to us at There is no fee. However, we ask that you bring something to share for potluck.

Temporary Recession or the End of Growth?
Date: Tuesday December 4, 2012
Location: IBS, 114 Upper Prince Street Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
The economy plays a key role in shaping human impacts on the environment. As economies continue to expand, they are surpassing the earth’s ability to provide resources and absorb wastes. Colin Jeffrey will facilitate a discussion on the question, “Is there a need for a transition to a no-growth or steady-state economy”. Colin Jeffrey received Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University. As a graduate student, he studied ecological economics, community-based resource management and environmental law.

7. PEIBWA Upcoming Events

BREAKFAST and Learn – Charlottetown

“Making Twitter Work for You”
Presented by: April Ennis, Tinker Media

Do you have a Twitter account, but are having trouble navigating this essential social media tool? Do you wish you knew how to join in on the conversation and build relationships that bring real value to you and your business? In this breakfast learning session, social media consultant April Ennis of Tinker Media will share:

  • why Twitter is beneficial for you and your business
  • who to connect with on Twitter and how to get the most out of Twitter
  • what to say (and what NOT to say)
  • where to find the time and
  • when is the best time to tweet

Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
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 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm.

Lunch and Learn – Summerside
“Making Facebook Pages Work for You”
Presented by: April Ennis, Tinker Media

Facebook Pages help businesses, organizations and brands share their stories and connect with people. Do you have a Facebook account, but are having trouble navigating this essential social media tool? Do you wish you knew how to join in on the conversation and build relationships that bring real value to you and your business? In this session social media consultant April Ennis of Tinker Media will share:

  • why Facebook Pages are beneficial for you and your business
  • who to connect with on Facebook Pages and how to get the most out of Facebook Pages
  • what to say (and what NOT to say)
  • where to find the time and
  • when is the best time to post

Location: Loyalist Lakeview Resort, 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside, (Across from Harbourfront Theatre)
Date: Thursday, December 6th, 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, December 4th, 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.

December Christmas Mixer – Charlottetown

The PEI Business Women’s Association’s Board of Directors and Staff invite all members to join us for our annual Christmas Reception. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow members, network and celebrate the festive season at the beautiful Great George Hotel.

There will be wonderful food, a cash bar, and fantastic door prizes – spaces are limited for this free event so registration in advance is recommended.

Location: 58 Great George Street, Charlottetown
Date: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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, December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 noon.



1.  Do You Know of an Outstanding Young Person Who is Making a Difference?

The ACTIVE-8! Campaign is led by a team of 8 youth ambassadors (2 per Atlantic Province) who encourage others to make on-line commitments to act for global change during the month of February 2013. The ACTIVE-8! leader who collects the most on-line commitments will be awarded a prize of $1000.The ACTIVE-8! Youth Team will be profiled on the ACTIVE-8! campaign website with the goal of inspiring others, particularly youth, to make a difference in the world through their actions.
Please consider nominating someone you know as well as circulating this information as widely as possible. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. AST, on December 18th 2012 and self-nominations are also welcome. You can find the critera for nominations, and the application form on the Active-8 website

2.   Are You a Parent of a Child 2-12? Please Participate in an Important Survey!

The International Parenting Survey is an online survey for parents with a child aged 2-12 years.  It takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Parents are asked about their child’s behaviour, their confidence in responding to problems, how they manage their child’s behaviour, and their preferences for how to get support in parenting.  Gathering a good sample of PEI participants will not only contribute to the Canadian data, but will also provide PEI-specific data that could inform policy and practice decision makers in our province.  More information about the survey and access to the survey, in English and in French, is available at You are invited to take part!  The survey will be open until the end of December.

3. Time Running Out For Islanders to Protect the Gulf

Despite the fact that drilling for oil anywhere in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could impact five provinces, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has been given sole authority over oil and gas development in the part of the Gulf off western Newfoundland.  The C-NLOPB has already issued exploration licences for seven areas within the Gulf.
Even though we have been essentially shut out of the process, Islanders do have one opportunity to protect our vital waters, shores, and wetlands.  It could be our last chance.   Partially due to citizen pressure, the C-NLOPB has hired a consultant, AMEC, to update its Strategic Environmental Assessment.  If Islanders flood AMEC and C-NLOPB with letters now, there is a chance that AMEC will recommend that all oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Gulf be put on hold.
We appreciate the support of Dr. David Suzuki who, at the recent Symons lecture, described the Gulf of St. Lawrence as a jewel which must be protected by a permanent ban on drilling.  He told a capacity crowd at the Confederation Centre that any drilling will result in spills, and any spill could devastate the shores of Prince Edward Island.
Here are some of the points Islanders could use in letters to AMEC and C-NLOPB:
  • The Gulf of St. Lawrence is in a fragile state as it is and further disturbances could turn it into a dead zone.
  • The devastation caused by the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 shows that the risks associated with oil exploration and production are too high for the much smaller and more enclosed Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • The costs resulting from the Gulf of Mexico blowout are $37 billion to date, but current Canadian regulations cap liability at $30 million.
  • The Gulf is one body of water that cannot be split into five jurisdictions.  The impacts of oil exploration and production (e.g. oil spills and possibly blowouts) will cross the invisible borders of the Gulf.
  • The capacity to contain or respond to an oil spill in the Gulf is known to be completely inadequate.
  • Oil and gas exploration and production in the Gulf pose serious risks to fisheries and tourism, major contributors to the PEI economy.
Further information is available in the Tool Kit at .  All Islanders are urged to write letters now, before the busy-ness of December starts.  AMEC’s draft report is due at the end of December.
Please email Steve Bonnell at and Elizabeth Young at  or write to Elizabeth Young at C-NLOPB, 5th Floor, TD Place, 140 Water St., St. John’s, NL A1C 6H6.

4.  PEI Status of Women “Activities Update” is Hot Off the Presses!

Our Activities Update for Fall 2012 is now online at ttp:// It includes a chairperson’s message, updates on the Purple Ribbon Campaign, a round-up of Advisory Council and National Coalition of Advisory Councils meetings, and listings of publications and Council members. We’ve also attached the resource about “better choices” compiled from your suggestions for better choices than using violence.

If you are on our snail-mail list, you will receive a copy of the Activities Update in the mail, with your own purple ribbon and bookmark.

If you want to be added to our snail-mail list, send your name and mailing address to us at

5.  Evening of Wine & Song for Anderson House

Harmony House Theatre Presents the 3rd Annual 
Evening of Wine & Song 
for Anderson House
A BLACK DRESS event for women only!
Come join your friends at Harmony House Theatre for a classy and fun evening in support of
Anderson House
December 1, 2012
Reception begins at 6:30, followed by an auction
and musical performances by Catherine MacLellan,
Chris Gauthier, Meaghan Blanchard & Nudie
Tickets are $58 and are to be presented at the door
($50 charitable tax receipt will be issued)
Call 314-4238 to book seats.

6.  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.

<top of page>


Our E-Newsletter with community events and notices is 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.  For further information or questions specifically relating to any notices or events, please contact the individual or organization hosting the community event.

The deadline for receiving notices/events to post is by noon on Thursdays. Please send your event notice to  If you know someone who would like to subscribe to our list, send them to our online “Subscribe Form.” (or send them this link:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: