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E-News for Thursday, November 26, 2015

1) Memorial Services for Victims of Violence

The Charlottetown and Summerside Memorial Services are taking place on Friday, December 4.

Charlottetown Memorial Service
12:00 Noon, Friday, December 4
Guest Speaker: Sharon O’Brien, Executive Director, Mi’Kmaq Family Resource Centre
Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts
More info: 902-368-4510,, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Summerside Memorial Service
12:00 Noon, Friday, December 4
Guest Speaker:  Ann Sherman, Chairperson, Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention
St. Paul’s Church , corner of Notre Dame and Central Street (directly across from the court house)
More info: 902-436-9856, East Prince Women’s Information Centre

First mourn, then work for change
We remember 1989
26 Years Since the Montreal Massacre 

2) Roadmap to Innovation Information Forum - Tonight

November 26th

PEI Business Women’s Association is partnering with the office of Public Services and Procurement Canada to deliver a FREE Roadmap to Innovation Information Forum.

Learn what the Government of Canada and Prince Edward Island are doing to bolster innovation and discover what programs and services are available to help your business!

This Roadmap to Innovation Information Forum in Charlottetown will bring together government departments and agencies to present current innovation and commercialization programs. Hear from representatives from federal and provincial departments and agencies on how their programs and services support innovation in Canada.

This information session is FREE to attend and OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS but due to limited available space we do ask that you pre-register.

Confirmed participant list will be updated leading up to the Road to Innovation Information Forum.
- Office of Small and Medium Enterprises – Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
- National Research Council (NRC) Concierge Program
- National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- Canada Revenue Agency – Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program
- Innovation PEI - Pilot & Discovery Fund AND Development and Commercialization Fund
- ACOA - Business Development Program AND Atlantic Innovation Fund 

Full information and registration


3) Christmas Market in Belfast


Hosted by Belfast Historical Society

Saturday, November 28, 2015
9:00am - 2:00pm
Belfast Rec Centre

This year's Market features some old favorites as well as some new additions. You will find fresh greenery items, baked goods, preserves, a variety of crafts and speciality items, local books, hand-designed jewellery, Scottish gifts, Christmas decor, cranberries and an opportunity to order locally-raised lamb. 

The ladies are in the kitchen and you will have a chance to socialize with your friends over lunch and try your luck on some fantastic door prizes. 

Everything old is new again! It's worth a drive to Belfast. Come check us out...You'll be glad you did! For more info: Facebook Event page   


4) Artisan Market Next Two Sundays

November 29 and December 6, 2015

Charlottetown Farmers' Market

The Charlottetown Farmers' Market Artisan Christmas will take place on Sunday November 29th 10-3pm, and December 6th 10-3pm. Join us this holiday season to find gifts for that special someone! So much fun, great selection of Original- Local- Affordable gifts to choose from Island Artisans; there will be food, musicians, free parking and admission, and more! Visit for more information.  Facebook event page  


5) United Way Fundraiser

The United Way of PEI has announced a new 50/50 fundraiser. A maximum of 20,000 will be sold, with the potential cash payout in the six-figure range. Tickets can be purchased at any RBC Branch Island-wide, the Souris Pharmasave, the Montague Pharmasave, and at the office of the United Way of PEI (180 Kent Street, second floor, Charlottetown) from 8 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced on December 5. Visit for more information. Source:   


6) Human Rights Day RALLY

The Council of Canadians - PEI Chapter will hold a rally on Human Rights Day, December 10th at 12 noon at Province House (Grafton Street - tentatively).

The purpose of the gathering will be to honour achievements in the service of human rights and to draw awareness to work that remains to be done. A number of organizations will be represented at the event. We would like to invite a representative from the Advisory Council on the Status of Women to share a few words.

With the recent attacks in Lebanon, France & Nigeria it is now even more important to come together to show solidarity. A more inclusive society is the only way forward to fight hate.

Something was very apparent during the Federal election campaign - systematic racism and discrimination was hard to deny. Fears and disinformation about minority groups were manipulated and perpetuated. In a time of insecurity, it is easier to place blame on a person(s) rather than a broken system. Canadians need to reflect on the racism and fear-mongering inherent in our society and how it plays a role in the abuse of human rights. Instead of viewing people as "other", more than ever we need to view each other as neighbours and fellow global citizens - who all want healthy, fulfilling lives.

With the current transition to a new government, there is the potential to ensure everyone’s human rights are met, within our country and abroad. FREEDOM, underpins the International Bill of Human Rights – freedom from fear, freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want.

Council of Canadians spokesperson, Sarah Tamula states "Lets come together and reflect on making sure that ALL PEOPLE are Free, ALWAYS."

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, Thank you for your time, Sarah Tamula, Council of Canadians
cell: 902-314-5888 or leave a message at the VRC at 902-368-7337


7) Winter Clothing Needed

November 10, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Collecting new and used winter clothing for men, women and children. All clothing donations gratefully accepted including: PANTS, SHIRTS, SWEATERS, WINTER JACKETS, HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES, BOOTS, SHOES... if there are any extra items left over from PEI they will be provided to refugees across the country.

There are several drop-off locations across PEI that are accepting donations until the end of December.
CHARLOTTETOWN: Catholic Centre, 350 North River River Rd (Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30)
SUMMERSIDE: Legion, 340 Notre Dame St. (Mon-Sat 9-11, Sun 11-7)
KENSINGTON: Legion, 88 Victoria St W (Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-6 Lobby)

Because the clothing will be stored we are asking people to place it in clear plastic bags (such as blue recycling bags).  What a great chance to clean out our closets and make a difference in someone's life! Let's share the warmth this winter! THANK YOU.

Even if you don't currently live on PEI please SHARE the event to help spread the word!!! For further information:   / Facebook Event Page  


8) City of Charlottetown Wintertide Holiday Festival

The calendar includes events taking place in Charlottetown from November 20 until January 3. Click here for the 2015-2016 Calendar of Events.  

9) 2015 Christmas Parades

  • Summerside - Friday, November 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm  More info  
  • Charlottetown - Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 5:00pm  More info  
  • Souris - Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 1:30 pm  More info 

10) Diwali Festival of Lights 

The Diwali Festival of Lights is a function dedicated to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There will be a lot of programs, dances and songs that will be enjoyable for all ages in this night, celebrating the festival of lights. There will also be a fashion show to highlight all the different clothing that is worn by many in India. Food will be provided by the fantastic 4S Indian Cuisine, you can taste all the authentic Indian dishes at this event. Overall, the night is filled with music, delicious food, and much more, you won't want to miss it! Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to get yours as soon as possible.

Admission details: Tickets are on sale! The admission price for anyone above 18 years old is $25, for children at the age between 10 years old and 18 years old is $15, and for children under the age of 10 years old the admission will be free if accompanied by an adult. Wheelchair accessible.

To purchase tickets, you can contact Kehar Singh, Nirmala GC and Cyril Roy. 
Contact email:You can contact by emailing, or to get tickets.
Contact phone:You can call at 902-213-4353 to purchase tickets also.
Source: CBCPEI events calendar 


11) Christmas In the Villages

The Murray Harbour Farmers Market, Memorial United Church and the Village of Murray River “Raising the Roof” Fund are thrilled to be hosting the 2nd annual “Christmas in the Villages” during the weekend of December 4th and 5th. 

Each of the three venues will offer you a selection of products LOCALLY created, LOCALLY owned or LOCALLY grown. Some venues will feature live entertainment as well as an assortment of refreshments. Memorial United Church will be open Friday, December 4th from 6PM to 8PM with all three venues being open Saturday, December 5th from 9AM to 4PM. (Memorial United will only be open until 2PM on Saturday).

It’s the perfect chance to find that special Christmas present you have been looking for as well as see some old friends (or some new ones), make some memories and enjoy the beautiful Murray Harbour/Murray River area!!!! A complete listing of our vendors and offerings at each venue will be posted in the days leading up to the event on our FACEBOOK page!!!!  

Wheelchair Accessible:yes   /  Pet Friendly:yes
Contact:Jackie MacNeill Doiron, email:  / 902 894 5856
Source: CBCPEI events calendar 


12) PEI Business Women's Association E-news for November 24, 2015

13) Bonshaw Ceilidh

Bonshaw Ceilidh November 29-Benefit for PEI Wild Child. The monthly Ceilidh Concert at the beautiful Bonshaw Hall will be Sunday, November 29 from 7-9 pm. Performers include special guests​ : Celtic trio Blaine Hrabi, Colin Jeffrey and Nancy Clement; folk duo Emerald Junction (Ron Kelly and Ann Quinn); stepdancers Hannah Brown and Zoe Cox from Havenwood Dance Studio; plus local musicians Herb MacDonald, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador.​ 50/50 draw, delicious lunch, and open stage time. Admission is by donation (suggested $10) with proceeds going to Sierra Club PEI Wild Child Program for Nature Immersion. All ages welcome; accessible for small wheelchairs. ​For more information please call 675-4093 or check the facebook page .

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