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Souris Live Inc fundraiser

Souris Live Inc. is looking for musicians and entertainers to perform at a mixer on June 6 for venue [ ... ]

Volunteer Overseas Info

CUSO International is a volunteer sending organization with openings in Asia, Africa, Americas and t [ ... ]

That Fun Place FUNdraiser
May 28

To celebrate five years in business, That Fun Place are hosting a Birthday Bash FUNdraiser on May 28 from 12–5 pm. There will be free face painting, balloon twisting from Mr. Twist It, snacks, entertainment from The Music Man, special guests (including some Galactic Empire Stormtroopers and a Paw Patrol character), and more. General admission prices will apply but all proceeds from admissions will be donated to Habitat for Humanity – PEI. That Fun Place is located at Unit 10, 410 Mount Edward Road, Charlottetown. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PEI French student bursaries
Deadline May 31

PEI French Health Network (PEIFHN) will award two $1,500 bursaries to PEI Francophone or Francophile students enrolled in a post-secondary health program for 2017–2018. Students who register in the PEIFHN health student database automatically become eligible to win one of the bursaries. The database will allow the Health Network to provide these students with information about training and employment opportunities in PEI. One bursary will be awarded to a 1st-year student starting a program in the field of health in a post-secondary institution in the 2017–2018 academic year. The other will be awarded to a student who has started a post-secondary program in the field of health and will continue in 2017–2018. Students have until May 31 to fill out the short participation form on the Health Network’s Web site at www.santeipe.ca (Étudiants en santé button). Students must be a permanent resident of PEI, be registered in a post-secondary health program (in French or in English), be fluent in French, and accept to be added to the database. Bursaries will drawn in June. Info: Patricia Richard, 854-7444, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Le Salon du livre
June 1–3
The 2017 Prince Edward Island Book Expo Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that its 3rd edition will take place from June 1 to 3 at Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside. At Le Salon du livre, you can choose from thousands of books to purchase but you will also have an opportunity to meet authors and participate in activities involving books, reading and writing. Whether you are learning French or are the parent or relative of a child who reads in French, you will want to participate in Le Salon du livre: a unique cultural experience for everyone. The full program is available on the event’s website at salondulivreipe.com
 
Kids Learning Code Week
June 3 

Canada Learning Code Week is having “Doodle for Google Canada” from 1–2:30 pm on June 3 at the Summerside Roatary Library Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central Street, Summerside. Space is limited so register early at the library. This event is for children aged 8–13 years. 902-436-7323

 

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
Tuesdays  to June 13

A Family Event: Parent–Child Mother Goose Program will be offered on Tuesdays to June 13 from 10–11:30 am at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside. Meet other parents and form bonds with your 0–2 year old children through rhymes, songs and stories. Older siblings are welcome to attend. This is a free program with a healthy snack provided. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
BridgeFest 150
June 16–18

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Confederation Bridge, Strait Crossing Bridge Limited has announced BridgeFest 150 for June 16 to 18, 2017. One of the core activities of BridgeFest 150 consists of the IWK Run for Families, an event lead by the IWK Foundation. This event, held on the Confederation Bridge, will consist of a 5k/10k/half marathon run and a walk open to all. The IWK Run for Families will take place on June 18, 2017. For information and to register, visit www.iwkrunforfamilies.ca. Programming for BridgeFest 150 includes a fireworks display on June 16 in Borden-Carleton, a gala night in Summerside on June 17 and a day of activities and entertainment in Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton June 18.

 

Sail with Tall Ships
June 30–July 2

The Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is offering the experience of a lifetime to youth ages 15 to 25. The event will see a fleet of 40 tall ships sailing Canadian waters to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The ships will visit ports in Québec, Ontario and the Maritimes, including Charlottetown from June 30–July 2. As part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, youth can join the Sail Training International trainee program to sail on one of the ships. Trainee positions are primarily offered to youth ages 15 to 25, but Sail Training International does have a program for applicants 25 years or older. With the exception of the ships of national navies, all the ships accept both novice and experienced sailors. Applicants with reduced mobility can also apply. Forms to express interest in the program are available online and once filled out, a representative from Sail Training International will contact the applicant within 48 hrs to explain the different options based on interests, availability and budget. Details are available online at www.sailonboard.com or www.rdv2017.com/en/trainee/). Questions can be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details on the overall initiative are available at www.RDV2017.com.

 

Macphail Woods camps
July 3 to August 18 (select weeks)

Macphail Ecological Woods Forestry Project offers summer camps for youth in Orwell. Becoming a Naturalist Week 1 runs July 3–7, Young Ecologist Week 1 runs July 10–14, Nature Discovery Week 1 is July 17–21, Becoming a Naturalist Week 2 is July 24–28, Young Ecologist Week 2 July 31–Aug 4, Nature Discovery Week 2 is Aug 7–11, Bushcraft Ecology runs Aug 14–18. Camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 am–3 pm, regardless of the weather. The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is an initiative of the Environmental Coalition of PEI. It combines protection of the natural areas with wildlife enhancement, forest stewardship, watershed protection, environmental education and ecological research. For info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.macphailwoods.org, 902-651-2575, macphailwoods.org/summer-camps/

 

NEXT150 for young leaders
August 31

Young emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in NEXT150 Atlantic Canada Conference and Model Parliament—a unique opportunity for young minds to discuss issues and solutions relevant to the next 150 years of Atlantic Canada in August. In honour of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, events and celebrations are taking place on local, regional, and national levels. With plenty of opportunities in 2017 for Canadians to come together, learn from each other, and understand Canada’s past and present, NEXT150 Atlantic Canada is a chance to acknowledge the last 150 years and visualize the next 150 years in the region. This NEXT 150 Conference will bring together stakeholders and future leaders to set a vision for our region. NEXT150 will partner with the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for the Model Parliament portion of the Conference where the NEXT150 delegates will debate and vote on their desired direction of Atlantic Canada. The conference, from August 31 to September 2, 2017, will capture and consolidate solutions proposed by twenty-four emerging leaders from across the region. Applications are now being accepted from innovative and passionate young leaders from Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. The application and information regarding the conference can be found at www.next150ac.com.

 

Lively Songs for Little People
Tuesdays & Thursdays

The Music Man Mike Pendergast resumes his drop-in music shows for children. Each Tuesday at The Guild in Charlottetown and each Thursday at the Stratford Gym, Michael presents his interactive show “Lively Songs for Little People” at 10:45 am in both locations. Expect songs, dances, marches, and playful fun. A family rate is available. Shows run until spring.

 

Music Together classes
Saturdays

Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture musical growth in your child? Experience Music Together classes at The Guild in Charlottetown on Saturdays at 11 am and find out how important and fun your role can be. Weekly classes for 0-5 year olds with the grownups who love them. 

 

Navy League Cadets
Thursdays

Free program for youth ages 9–12 meets every Thursday from 6–8 pm at HMCS Queen Charlotte. Activities, community, camps, and more. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Summerside Sea Cadets
Wednesdays

Free program for youth ages 12–18 meets every Wednesday 6–9 pm at 10 Parkway Ave, Slemon Park. Activities include sailing, community, music, biathlon, camps, and more. All activities are free. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

PEI’s First Forest School

Registration is open for PEI’s first Forest School. Wild Child Forest School provides kids with an opportunity to be immersed in nature, and follows the ideas of emergent, experiential, inquiry-based, and play-based learning. In Forest School, kids may build stick structures, collaboratively create works of art, problem solve, climb trees, catch insects, play pretend, and listen to birds. Spring programs will be once a week for 3 hrs for 7 weeks, and summer programs will be 9 am–4 pm every day for a week. Programs will be run out of Bomber Callaghan Park. For info or to register visit wildchildatlantic.ca, check out Wild Child PEI Facebook page, wildchildatlantic.ca or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The City of Charlottetown is giving access to the park and Hillsborough Community Centre for this program.

 
Youth job skills and experience

A new project will help youth develop job skills and gain hands-on work experience. The project, delivered by The Adventure Group, will serve 60 youth (10 men and 50 women) and run for 27 months. Through programs developed, youth will overcome barriers to employment, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make a successful transition to the labour market or return to school. They will attend sessions and workshops to improve their financial literacy, communication skills, time management skills and learn how to balance parenting and work, among others. They will have an opportunity to participate in courses such as First Aid/CPR and employee safety. The Government of Canada will provide approx $451,331 in funding through the Skills Link program.

 

Team Seafood student jobs

Team Seafood initiative is recruiting students to work in PEI’s seafood processing sector this summer. In addition to hourly wages, students who meet program requirements can earn bursaries up to $1,000 towards their education. Team Seafood is funded by the federal and provincial governments and PEI Seafood Processors Assoc. www.teamseafood.ca

 

Bursaries for youth projects

The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown will support a new program. In partnership with Martin Rutte and associating with his Project Heaven on Earth, the Kiwanis have made available $1200 ($100 per high school) for Island high school youth who participate in helping make our communities better by creating “Heaven on Earth” projects right here at home. Projects can be anything the student believes will make a positive impact in their community. Recipients will be decided by a panel of volunteers judges. Info/applications: 368‐1971, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Basil Hambly, c/o The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, PO Box 1806, C1A 7N5

 

Mental health resources at home

Mental health resources for children and youth are helping Island families from the comfort of their own homes. The online programming and telehealth services of the Strongest Families partnership have no wait times and fit families’ schedules, eliminating the need to travel, take time off work or school, or change normal routines. Over the past year, they have helped more than 130 families with children and youth ages 3 to 17 who experience behaviour, anxiety, and/or nighttime bedwetting problems. Families can be referred to the Strongest Families programs through their primary care provider or community mental health services by calling 1-866-833-5443. There are currently three programs offered: Behaviour program (for ages 3 to 12); Anxiety program (for ages 6 to 17); Nighttime bedwetting (for ages 5 to 12). Participants receive written materials and skill-demonstration videos (via handbooks or delivered by smart-website technology) as well as weekly telephone support from a coach. On PEI, the program represents an investment of $100,000 annually, funded from within Health PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions division. www.healthpei.ca/mentalhealthwww.strongestfamilies.com

 

LGBTQ+ Youth Group 

This youth group is offered as a partner project between AIDS PEI and Pride PEI and is open to youth ages 18 and under regardless of sexual ordination or gender identity. No one will be asked to identify and allies are welcome. Each meeting will be facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. Come meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. 902-566-2437

 

Be a Big Brother/Big Sister

Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pass your wisdom, knowledge and experience on. Be a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or an In-School Mentor. Making a difference in the life of a child is easier than you think. Info: 569-KIDS (1-877-411-3729), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.bbbspei.ca.

 

Under 30 ticket discounts 

TD Bank and Confederation Centre of the Arts have partnered on a year-round ticket access program that offers youth 30 and under a $10 discount on theatre and concert tickets. TD Under-30 Tickets are available for select performances from Sobeys LIVE @ THE Centre, which runs until the end of April. These include Out Innerspace Dance Company. TD Under-30 Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office and ID is required for proof of age. Individuals 30 and under are allowed one discounted ticket per person and one discounted ticket per show. This program applies to The Charlottetown Festival. 

Visit our Library programs page for kids/youth and family events at your local library.

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Feast of Music concert

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