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Happy International Women's Day 2011!

A CELEBRATION! 100th Anniversary International Women's Day
Entertainment - Gift Bags - Door Prizes

7 to 9 p.m., March 8, 2011
Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre, Summerside

A Celebration! 100th Anniversary International Women's Day

Featuring Vishten, Abegweit Chimes, Fandango, Christine Gallant/Family, Cynthia Dunsford, Rachel Mundy, Aboriginal Regalia Dancers, Teresa Bernard, College of Piping Dancers, Georgia Scott (a CUSO-VSO guest from Jamaica), Shirley Ann Cameron, and the Summerside Community Choir

Admission Free - Reservations 902-436-9856

Sponsored by East Prince Women's Information Centre, CUSO-VSO, Women’s Network PEI, Cooper Institute, PEI Federation of Labour, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Province of Prince Edward Island - Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, Murphy’s Pharmacies,, Staples Summerside, Confederation Studios, Ocean 100/K-Rock, Atlantic Lottery, Consolidated Credit Union, Hemphill GMC Chevrolet Buick, The Co-operators (Mike Bradley, Agent), PEI Mutual Insurance, Century 21, Purdue Pharma, Green Gable Alpacas, Bell Aliant

IWD Potluck & Celebration

Fairholm Inn, 230 Prince Street, Charlottetown
Wednesday, March 9, 6 to 9 p.m.

Mix and mingle in international style at a potluck gathering for International Women’s Day. All are welcome. If you can, please bring finger foods or desserts to share at the potluck table. Georgia Scott and Kadeon Smith, CUSO-VSO partners from YOU, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Jamaica, will speak. For more information email marian dot white at cuso-vso dot org.


Please contact event organizers directly for more information on the following events.

International Women’s Day Centenary Art Exhibition & Sale!

The Guild, 111 Queen St., Charlottetown
Art Exhibition on view March 1 to 12

Opening Reception Saturday, March 5,
2 to 4 p.m. - All are welcome

To celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day, this exhibition will feature 100 (or more) small gems of work created by PEI women artists, valued at $100 (or less). Organizations, governments, and individuals will be able to tangibly mark IWD’s roots in the labour movement by purchasing a piece and putting a little cash in the artist’s pocket during the lean months of March. For more information email skowalik at pei dot sympatico dot ca.

Women’s Rights and Climate Change
Sierra Club of Canada Lunch ’n’ Learn Workshops

81 Prince Street (VRC), Charlottetown
March 4 & March 18, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Part I: Women’s Rights & Climate Change
March 4th (storm date March 11th)

Part II: Identifying Barriers to Action & Change
March 18th (storm date March 25th)

*These are “brown-bag” events (please bring your own lunch!). Coffee, tea, juice, and cookies will be provided.

The Sierra Club of Canada – Atlantic Chapter ( will facilitate a two-part workshop series on Women’s Rights and Climate Change. Part I aims to create a dialogue around the connection between women’s rights and climate change. Part II will move into a discussion of personal barriers to action on climate change. If you are concerned with issues related to: environment, gender, social justice, or action for change, these workshops are for you! You may choose to participate in one or both, depending on your interest and availability. If your organization, workplace, or school class is interested in having a workshop on either of these themes, please contact Rebecca: rebeccam at sierraclub dot ca or call 368-7337.

This workshop series was inspired by Oxfam Canada’s work around gender issues and climate change. For more information, visit: and search “Women and Climate Change.”

Luna-Selena, A Light in the Shadows
A unique stage show dedicated to raising funds for Anderson House Shelter

The Guild, 111 Queen St., Charlottetown
Saturday, March 12, 7 pm, $20
VIP Party 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., $15
Combined Luna & VIP Ticket $30
Limited Capacity - Get your tickets soon

Luna-Selena will explore all that touches the heart of a woman - the events that take her from the heights of glory to the depths of pain and degradation and back again. The present line-up includes Chastity, Teresa Doyle, Kele Redmond, the Beyond the Bridge Theatre Collective featuring Kathleen Hamilton, Melissa Mullin, and Gill Mahen in a scene from The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls (directed by Laurel Smyth), Catherine Ann in a scene from "Swingin' a Cat!,” Amanda Jackson, Sonya Pauley-Macdonald, Yvette Doucette, Pam Atkinson, The Coming of Eve Troupe, Liza Oliver, and Wendy Jones. A VIP party with a live band will follow the show at 9:30 pm. For more information, e-mail peislandwendy at gmail dot com.

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