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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS PDF (ONLY updated to February 10, 2017)

Any other updates after February 10 will be on the website only.

New events are being added every day. Please email us with details of your activity or event to have it added to this listing.

Pre-Events

Saturday February 11

Carleton
Women in Nature, 10am-2pm, Trout River Natural Area

In support of Family Violence Prevention Week, women aged 18+ are invited to wear purple and join in a snow shoe poker run and basket weaving! It will be held at Trout River Natural Area, 36927 Hwy 2, Carleton. Cost: $20 per person - lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is necessary - please contact Alison at 902.859.8856 or griffin.wsrc@gmail.com

Week Long Events


Island-wide 
Look for purple ribbons displayed at PEI Women’s Institute branches and members’ homes to mark Family Violence Prevention Week. Sponsored by the PEI Women’s Institute.

The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention invites government buildings, local businesses, schools, places of worship, apartments, and homes to go purple! Decorate with purple lights or other purple supplies to shine a light in support of family violence prevention. 

Charlottetown
The Charlottetown City Hall will be lit up PURPLE from February 12 to 18 to show support for victims of family violence and their families. The City of Charlottetown encourages other municipalities to do the same!

The Holman Grand Hotel will be lit up PURPLE from February 12 to 18 to show support for victims of family violence and their families. Other businesses are encouraged to participate.

Kensington 
Stop by the Malpeque Bay Credit Union during Family Violence Prevention Week to view the family violence prevention display and promotional materials.

North Milton, Community of Miltonville Park 
Look for the big PURPLE ribbon encircling the Milton Community Hall to mark Family Violence Prevention Week! The Hall is located at 7 New Glasgow Road, in North Milton. 

North Rustico
The Town of North Rustico puts out monthly newsletters to all of its residents. The Town will make information packages on Family Violence Prevention including a list of resources and any pertinent materials such as fact sheets, contact numbers, pamphlets, etc. The town will also send the information packages to the students at their local school (Gulf Shore Consolidated). Sponsored by the community of North Rustico with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

O’Leary
Vinny's Restaurant sponsors a weekly 50/50 draw for West Prince Family Violence Prevention Services. As a thank you to Vinny's and their customers for their continued support, there will be a daily draw for a free daily lunch special from February 13 through 17.

Summerside
Believe Survivors

Summerside’s theme for this year’s Family Violence Prevention Week is “Believe Survivors.”  Family Violence Prevention Week is all about bringing awareness of those suffering from family violence and survivors of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, family, or gender violence.  PEI Family Violence Prevention Services invites businesses to help raise awareness and show their support by writing “We Believe Survivors” on their business signs from February 12th-18th.

Schools
Students at Athena Consolidated, Summerside Intermediate School and Three Oaks High School have been given packages to spread random acts of kindness for Family Violence Prevention Week. Students will participate in events such as making a banner on the wall to write their ideas for showing kindness or a good deed they have recently done for someone. “You’ve been caught cards” will be distributed to encourage students to spread kindness. Students will also participate in a Wear Purple Day and daily announcements will be read through-out the week that promote kindness.

West Prince
Elementary Schools, February 13-17

At Alberton Elementary, Bloomfield Elementary, Ecole Pierre Chiasson, O’Leary Elementary, St. Louis Elementary, and Tignish Elementary Schools banners will be displayed where students can write their ideas for showing kindness or ways to promote healthy relationships.  You've Been Caught cards will be distributed as a fun way to encourage students to spread kindness and school announcements will promote kindness. $25 movie gift cards will be given to each school for a draw for students. Kind Texting and Kindness posters from the Random Acts of Kindness website will be displayed.  On February 15 students will recognize Wear Purple Day. Sponsored by the municipalities of Alberton, O’Leary and Tignish with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Junior High and High Schools, February 13-17
At Callahan Junior High, Hernwood Junior High, and Westisle Composite High School banners will be displayed where students can write their ideas for showing kindness or ways to promote healthy relationships.  You've Been Caught cards will be distributed as a fun way to encourage students to spread kindness and school announcements will promote kindness. $25 movie gift cards will be given to each school for a draw for students. Kind Texting and Kindness posters from the Random Acts of Kindness website will be displayed.  On February 15 students will recognize Wear Purple Day. At the junior high schools a free pancake breakfast will be held for the staff and students.  At Westisle Composite High a booth will be set up during lunch with Outreach Coordinator, Kara Katmouz, there to answer any questions the students may have. Sponsored by the municipalities of Alberton, O’Leary and Tignish with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday February 12

What steps can I REALLY take to help if I see family violence?
Acting to prevent or address violence does not always look like one heroic act. There are actions we can choose that fit our own safety, our personal style, our relationship with the victim or abuser, and the situation we witness. Go to stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca to see the new tip sheets with steps YOU can take to help if you know someone who is being abused, now someone who is being abusive or violent, or witness abuse or violence as a bystander.
Taking action to help can save a life.

Abram-Village
Je marche, je supporte la non-violence, de 13h00 à 14h00, Le Centre scolaire communautaire Évangéline

Une marche intergénérationnelle aura lieu à l’École Évangéline pour montrer notre engagement à appuyer les victimes de violence familiale. Il y aura des kiosques d’information sur la prévention de la violence familiale et des bouteilles d’eau pour les participants. Parrainée par la municipalité d’Abram-Village avec l’appui du Comité d’action du premier ministre sur la prévention de la violence familiale.

I walk, I support non-violence, 1-2pm, Le Centre scolaire communautaire Évangéline
The Intergenerational Walk at Evangeline School will show our commitment in support of victims of family violence. There will be information booths about family violence prevention and bottles of water for the participants. Sponsored by the village of Abram-Village with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Monday February 13

Bystanders Can Save Lives
Is it storming outside again? Here's a way to mark Family Violence Prevention Week from home. The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women has put together a video focusing on what bystanders can do to help prevent and end violence. On December 6, 2016, at the Montreal Massacre Memorial Service in Charlottetown, Advisory Council Chairperson Mari Basiletti told her story of surviving an assault and having her life saved by a bystander's intervention. Mari's experience wasn't family violence, but the bystander did not know this. Taking action as a bystander can save lives. Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/203453703


Georgetown
Walk of Silence, 10:00 am, starting at Georgetown School

The walk will begin at Georgetown School down Kent Street and on to the Kings Playhouse where there will be a small reception, and conversations on the prevention of Family Violence. A number of the local Fire Dept. members along with Parents, Teachers, Students, Seniors, Mayor and Council members, RCMP, Eastern Graphic and a number of businesspersons from the town and surrounding areas will be in attendance.  Our event is called the Walk of Silence but we want to make a loud statement for the prevention of family violence. Education is key to letting people know there is help and that they are not alone in their struggle with family violence. Sponsored by the Town of Georgetown with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. Storm date Friday February 17th same time same location.

Tuesday February 14


Abram-Village
Heure du conte paix, amour et gentillesse, 18h00, Bibliothèque Publique d'Abram Village


Charlottetown
Bystander Intervention Training, 11:30am-1:30pm, University of Prince Edward Island

Staff from Student Services at UPEI is offering a two hour training session for the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week.  The Bystander Program helps participants understand that everyone has an important role to play in the intervention and prevention of sexual violence. 

Family Story Time - Theme: "Peace, Kindness and Love", 1:30 pm, Confederation Centre Children’s Library
In recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week, the theme of Family Story Time will be "Peace, Kindness and Love", and children's book donations from the Premiers Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention will be read aloud. Family Violence Prevention resources will be on display.

Lennox Island
Healthy Relationships Bingo, 6:00-8:00 pm, Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter


Montague
Family Story Time - Theme: "Peace, Kindness and Love", 11am, Montague Rotary Library

Souris
Walk in Silence, 11:45 am, starting at the Souris Regional School

The walk will begin at 11:45am at the Souris Regional School, Main entrance.
We will walk from there to the Lend A Hand Family Resource Centre (located on Washington Street) where we will host a gathering of participants and special invited guests.
At the gathering we will have cookies & hot chocolate to warm up the walkers and some brief remarks from our special guests. Following those remarks we are planning a presentation/speaker to speak on Family Violence Prevention & Support and we will have chilli and rolls for those that stay for the presentation. Our event is open to everyone, all ages. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Town of Souris with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Wednesday February 15

WEAR PURPLE DAY across Prince Edward Island
Islanders are asked to wear purple to remember victims of violence and their families. As a neighbour, friend, family member or coworker you can help prevent and respond to abuse in our community. Share your photos on facebook.com/govpe or twitter.com/InfoPEI.

Alberton
Presentation: Filling Your Bucket, 10:0am, Alberton Public Library
A presentation on how to use affirming words and actions to strengthen relationships.

Charlottetown 
8th Annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence, 12:00 pm, Province House 

Join the walk to take a stand against family violence and show support for our neighbours, friends, family members, and co-workers who experience abuse. The walk will begin promptly at 12:00 pm at Province House and finish at City Hall with a reception. Sponsored by the Mayor's Purple Ribbon Task Force with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.                       
Storm date: Thursday, February 16. 

Family Story Time - Theme: "Peace, Kindness and Love", 11:00 am, Confederation Centre Children’s Library
In recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week, the theme of Family Story Time will be "Peace, Kindness and Love", and children's book donations from the Premiers Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention will be read aloud. Family Violence Prevention resources will be on display.

Lennox Island
Walk for Family Violence Prevention Awareness, 4:30 pm, starting at the Lennox Island Health Centre


Montague
Montague Family Violence Prevention Walk, 11:45am, starting at the Montague Rural Action Centre (RAC), 540 Main St.
We encourage everyone to come out and show their support for Family Violence Prevention Week, by
walking in solidarity from the RAC to the Town Hall, followed by a reception at the Town Hall.
Refreshments will be provided at the reception.  Sponsored by the Town of Montague with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Summerside
Walk in Silence, 12pm, starting at the Shipyard Market/Lobster House
The Walk in Silence will begin at the Shipyard Market/Lobster House at 370 Water Street and take place along the Summerside boardwalk. The walk will finish at the Credit Union Place with light refreshments and an after program on abuse awareness. In the event of inclement weather, the walk will be held indoors on the track at Credit Union Place. No registration required. All are welcome. Sponsored by the City of Summerside with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention

West Prince Region
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) cards will be circulated throughout the communities to the general public, through the coffee shops. Free coffee will be given randomly throughout the day with a RAK card attached.

Thursday February 16


Cornwall
Cornwall Snowfest – Senior’s Lunch & Learn, 11:30am, Cornwall Civic Centre             
As part of Cornwall Snowfest February 15th – 20th on Thursday, Feb 16th we will be hosting a FREE Senior’s Lunch & Learn focusing on Violence Prevention for Seniors at the Cornwall Civic Centre (29 Cornwall Rd).  Lunch will be served.

Morell
Walk in Silence, 11:00 am, starting at Morell Regional High School 
Morell Regional High School students and staff are having a Walk in Silence for Victims of Domestic Violence on Thursday, February 16th starting at the high school at 11:00. Our guest of honour will be Sidney MacEwen. This walk is taking place to raise awareness about family violence and to make a symbolic gesture to family violence victims that they are not alone - help and support is available. The walk will be through the village of Morell, everyone is welcome and you are encouraged to wear purple. We will end the walk at the school with refreshments for everyone.  Sponsored by the Community of Morell and SAVE students with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Stratford
Peace, Kindness and Love Storytime, 10:30am, Stratford Public Library

Summerside
Family Story Time - Theme: "Peace, Kindness and Love", 10:30 am, Summerside Rotary Library 
In recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week, the theme of Family Story Time will be "Peace, Kindness and Love", and children's book donations from the Premiers Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention will be read aloud. Family Violence Prevention resources will be on display.

Friday February 17

DEADLINE for submission of healthy relationships storyboards by youth in grades 4 through 6 and videos by youth in grades 7-9.  See stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca/2017storyboard for details.  Sponsored by the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention Youth Engagement Working Group.

Charlottetown
Purple Post-It Campaign, UPEI campus
Students at the University will be encouraged to write "I am taking a stand" or another encouraging message on a purple post it note, to show their support in raising awareness on family violence prevention. The post-its will be displayed on campus.

Cornwall
Kindness Storytime, 10:30 am, Cornwall Public Library


Kensington 
Walk in Silence, 12:30 pm, Kensington Town Hall

The Town of Kensington will host a Walk in Silence, starting at the Kensington Town Hall, traveling through Victoria to lights, right onto Broadway, right onto Commercial and back to Kensington Town Hall where inside, snacks will be provided. This walk is open to people of all ages and registration is not necessary. The walk will bring together students, teachers, dignitaries, our business community and the general public to show their commitment to the prevention of family violence. Sponsored by the Town of Kensington with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

North Milton 
Blanket Making, 10:30 am, Milton Community Hall

The Community of Miltonvale Park invites you a morning of making fleece blankets to donate to Anderson House to mark Family Violence Prevention Week. Blankets are made by knotting fringes to make a reversible blanket, and will be made for children and adults. This activity will be followed by a light lunch for those in attendance. The hall is located at 7 New Glasgow Road -Rte 224, at its intersection with Rte 7, the Rustico Road in North Milton. Sponsored by the Community of Miltonvale Park with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. Storm date is February 20. For more information contact: admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090.

Stratford
FamFest, Stratford’s Winter Carnival, February 17-20, Stratford Town Centre and Various Locations Throughout the Community

FamFest, Stratford’s Winter Carnival will include various events and activities over the Islander Day Weekend throughout the Town of Stratford. The event will focus on family oriented activities, both indoors and outdoors. Some of the different activities will include a youth dance, pancake breakfast, sleigh rides and petting zoo, an indoor carnival, outdoor activities including a snow zone and loads of entertainment. Check out www.townofstratford.ca for more information.  Sponsored by the Town of Stratford. Support also provided by the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Saturday February 18

Charlottetown
Heure du conte paix, amour et gentillesse, 10h00, Bibliothèque-Dr.-J.-Edmond-Arsenault


Sweetheart Dinner for Anderson House, Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm, Red Shores Racetrack and Casino

This delightful evening hosted by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services celebrates relationships: partners, family, friends and co-workers. Tickets are a wonderful way to celebrate the Valentine’s weekend and show a little love to the special people in your life as well as your community! Tickets are $60 (the cost to shelter a woman or child for one night at Anderson House) and include a delicious three-course buffet dinner, $10 of preselected wagering tickets for the simulcast races, and Lucky You! draws for exciting prize packages including airfare for two people from WestJet! You will also receive a $25 tax receipt per ticket. Contact Lindsay at 902-213-5183 or Lindsay@fvps.ca.

Cornwall
Cornwall Snowfest, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cornwall Civic Centre, 29 Cornwall Rd.

As part of Cornwall Snowfest that runs from February 15th – 20th we will  be having a Family Violence Prevention Theme. On Saturday we will host Children’s Bingo & Carnival, there will be a purple theme, with activities based on educating & awareness of Family Violence. Sponsored by the Town of Cornwall with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

 

POST-EVENTS

Elder Abuse Awareness Community Grant

Deadline date: March 13, 2017
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), communities, networks, band/tribal councils and non-governmental organizations are invited to submit proposals for community events and projects to help raise awareness of elder abuse. To support your efforts, the PEI Seniors' Secretariat is pleased to offer a small grant contribution (up to $200) towards your project. For full details and to receive an application form, please contact cafreeze@gov.pe.ca or call 1-866-770-0588.

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