LGBTQ2S+ Youth Group
Last Tuesday of the month
LGBTQ2S+ Youth Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6–8 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond St, Charlottetown. It’s open to all youth 18 and under. Allies are welcome. Come to meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. Snacks and materials are provided. The group is facilitated by trained staff and volunteers.
Interactive theatre for young children at The Guild
Linkletter music school and The Guild present Bubbles and Bells, interactive theatre for children four weeks old to four-year-olds. There will be fun stimulation, and lots of bubbles. This is a pay what you can at the door event. Every Wednesday, 10 am at The Guild in Charlottetown.
I Love to Skate program
Registration now open
The City of Charlottetown and go!PEI, through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation, will be offering another year of the “I Love to Skate” Program. This free program is an Island-wide, winter activity designed to encourage all children to be more active and learn the fundamentals of skating. Registration for the I Love to Skate! Learn to Skate Program is now open.
The program will take place on Thursdays from 3–3:45 pm, from November 1 until December 13 (no class on November 15), at the Cody Banks Arena (58 Maple Avenue).
Learn to skate programs will be offered by community partners in the Town of Stratford and the City of Summerside, as well as various communities covered by the three regional sports and recreation councils. Each program is 45 minutes and runs weekly for a minimum of six weeks. It’s designed for children of all abilities, ages 4–18.
Creative arts and dance classes in Bedeque
Atlantic Veterinary College Open House
The Atlantic Veterinary College's 30th annual Open House will take place September 29 from 10 am–2 pm. Hosted by AVC students, faculty, and staff, this family-friendly event offers the community an opportunity to get an inside view of a busy veterinary college.
Open House features something for everyone—different kinds of animals, a parade of dog breeds at 12 noon, demonstrations and exhibits, the popular teddy bear clinic and other children’s activities, and much more.
Tour AVC and learn more about their facilities, equipment, and what they do every day. Please refrain from bringing your pets to this event. Info: 902-566-0589.
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/mentalhealth, www.strongestfamilies.com
Be a Big Brother/Big Sister
Be an In School Mentor
Visit our Library programs page for kids/youth and family events at your local library.