Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Friday, January 25, 2013!

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Our new format and design requires fine tuning on occasion, and that begins with two items this week:

  • You will now see under New Listings, a table of contents linked to each new community event/notice. (this option is not available in WordPress).
  • And sometimes the e-newsletter gets quite long when there are a number of notices, and you end up having to scroll, and scroll, and scroll to see all of the items…so we’ve shortened it a bit!
  • Now at the bottom of each e-newsletter, you will see a bulleted list with the titles of events that are still upcoming from previous newsletters.  And to see more details about these previous events, every week you will see a link you can use,  
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1) Music for Memories Event for Alzheimer Society

“Knowledge removes much of the fear that paralyzes families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.” This January during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society of PEI will be launching a campaign that addresses the misinformation about the disease, shifts attitudes, and makes it easier to talk more openly and honestly about dementia.

We need your help!  Throughout the month, the Alzheimer Society are hosting a variety of events and it is our hope that your business would be willing to help us out!

By purchasing tickets for our ‘Music for Memories’ Kitchen Party & Silent Auction on Friday, January 25 at 7:00PM

Only $20 each and I’d be happy to bring them to you!

Great gift to give your clients, staff (or just ask them if they would like to purchase one), family or friends

Join us for a fun evening of amazing Island talent that have donated their time to help support Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s disease & related dementias

  • Fiddlers’ Sons with special guest Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Cynthia MacLeod
  • J.J. Chaisson
  • Amanda Rae & Jon Redher
  • Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

We are sincerely thankful for your contributions to our Alzheimer Awareness Campaign. In purchasing tickets all the money stays here and you will be supporting approximately 2300 Islanders with a diagnosis, as well as their caregivers. On behalf of these individuals and their families, thank-you!  Tickets are available by calling 370-3136 or email

2) Bonshaw Ceilidh January 27

The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the beautiful Bonshaw Hall will be Sunday, January 27th from 2 – 4 pm (please note the time is 2-4 for Jan. to March) featuring multi-talented fiddler, dancer, and singer Celia Koughan performing with Aaron Crane, plus Herbie MacDonald,  Diane Adams, Joyce Arsenault, Aubrey DesRoches, and Peggy Dollar. There will be a 50/50 draw, delicious biscuits for lunch, and open stage time. Admission is by donation with proceeds this month going to the PEI Council of People with Disabilities. For more information, please call 675-4282 or 675-2855.  [[NOTE: storm date Feb 3rd]]

3) Connecting Cultures Through Culture

A Networking Business Mixer for Newcomer Artists and Artisans

Tuesday, February 5th, 4:00 – 6:30pm

Murphy’s Community Centre Gymnasium, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown

Culture PEI and PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEIANC) have teamed up to organize this networking business mixer for newcomer artists and artisans, interested businesses, and arts groups.

Newcomer Artists and Artisans:  If you are a newcomer artist or artisan, this will be an opportunity for you to show samples of your work or your portfolio to prospective buyers, gallery owners, and cultural organizations. If you have friends who are newcomers and would benefit from participation, please tell them about this event. Call Amy MacLean to register 902-368-3070 ext 222 or email

Businesses: Are you looking for new artisanal products to sell or exhibit?  Can you offer creative feedback to newcomer artists? Register your attendance at (902) 367-4460.

Art Groups: Are you looking for new members and new connections? Call 902-367-4460 to register. Some booth space is available for organizations.

Hosted by:  CulturePEI and PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

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4) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Partnership Event

Tuesday, February 5
9:30 a.m.
Murchison Centre, Charlottetown

The Atlantic Inter-governmental FASD Partnership invites the public to participate in a discussion of how we work together to build supportive environments and services for women’s health.

You are invited to explore issues surrounding women, pregnancy and substance use on PEI. Presentations will be made by local researchers Dr. Kathy Bigsby (Paediatrician) and Janet Bryanton (UPEI Nursing Professor) on the recent PEI Meconium Study and visiting BC researcher Nancy Poole, a recognized leading Canadian expert on FASD prevention. 

The Partnership is a forum composed of provincial, federal and regional ethnic government representatives through which the Atlantic provinces can take steps to reduce the occurrence of FASD, while promoting the education, awareness and support for this issue within the region. 

For more information, please contact Tammy Murnaghan,  Hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada and PEI members of the Atlantic Intergovernmental FASD Partnership.

5) New Women in Canada Statistical Resource

Women in Canada at a Glance is designed to serve as both a quick source of up-to-date statistical data on women and girls in Canada and a guide to the comprehensive report from Statistics Canada and Status of Women Canada, Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, Sixth Edition (2012).

6) Trade HERizons is Offering Two More Handywomen Workshops!!

Learn basics of carpentry and/or plumbing in a woman-friendly, fun environment and save money on common home repairs!

Women’s Basic Carpentry Workshop                    

DATE: Saturday, February 16, 2013

INSTRUCTORS: Josh Silver, Red Seal carpenter and Shasta Brennan, 3rd year carpentry apprentice


Women’s Basic Plumbing Workshop

DATE CORRECTION: This workshop is on Saturday, March 2, with the storm date of March 9. 

INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Gaudet, Red Seal plumber and Trade HERizons mentor

LOCATION: Holland College, Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology, 300 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Room 006

TIME: 9:30am – 12pm

COST: $25 per workshop or $40 for both (Subsidies available)

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

Space is limited so register soon!   

*Trade HERizons is funded in whole or in part through the Canada-Prince Edward Island Labour Market Development Agreement and/or the Labour Market Agreement and supported by Status of Women Canada.

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7) Call for Presentations – “Safer Communities, Better Tomorrow” Theme

The Atlantic Community Safety Association (ACSA), formerly called the Atlantic Coordinating Committee on Crime Prevention and Community Safety, is calling for presentations that profile promising practices, evidence-based programs, experiences, and lessons learned that relate to the theme of “Safer Communities, Better Tomorrow”. 

Conference workshops will focus on Community Safety, Youth Engagement, and Front-Line Workers.  We welcome your proposals for presentations to be featured during the Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference on June 5-7, 2013 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 1st, 2013. 

For more information contact Ron Zakar at 1-902-894-1784 or to submit your proposal, please complete the Submission Form and fax to 1-902-367-3779. Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you know who may be interested in presenting. 


Previous listings by title

  • Celebrate Reproductive Choices!
    – January 26
  • Getting Beyond the Headlines: Women in the News and New Year’s Reception
    – January 29
  • Public Service Announcement – EI Town Hall Meetings
    – Souris: January 29 and Alberton: January 31
  • Women’s Employability Program – EPWIC
    – February
  • FREE Viewing of the Movie “BULLY” PG 13
    – February 12
  • Sweetheart Dinner in Support of Anderson House for Family Violence Prevention Week
    – February 16
  • Information Sessions to Prepare Businesses for HST
    – February 20: Charlottetown and February 21: Summerside
  • Parents as Partners in Education Survey Launched
  • Free Course – The Best Interests of the Child in Custody and Access
  • Office for Rent
  • Participants Sought for Survey
  • UPEI Centre for Life-Long Learning – Upcoming Courses and Programs
  • PEIBWA Upcoming Events in February
  • International Tea Houses

And to see more details about the previous events, every week you will see a link you can use,  

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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.

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