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Family Violence Prevention Week Events

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PRE-EVENTS

Tuesday February 9

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



Wednesday February 10 

Lennox Island 
Talk on Personal Safety, 9:00 am, Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter 

Guest speaker: Constable Barb McInnis, RCMP 


Thursday February 11 

Lennox Island 
Walk for Family Violence Prevention Awareness, 5:30 pm, Lennox Island Health Centre 

The walk will be led by the Lennox Island Fire Department.


Saturday February 13 

Charlottetown 
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 very 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.  

Summerside 
Contes pour des oursons: Les câlins!, 10h30, Bibliothèque J.-Henri-Blanchard 

SVP, amènez un toutou! 



WEEK LONG EVENTS 


Island-wide 
Look for purple ribbons displayed at PEI Women’s Institute branches to mark Family Violence Prevention Week. Sponsored by the PEI Women’s Institute with support Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 

Alberton
Students at Alberton Elementary and Westisle Composite High School will engage in acts of kindness and other activities in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week. With support from the town made possible by the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Charlottetown
The Holman Grand Hotel will be lit up PURPLE from February 15 to 20 to show support for victims of family violence and their families. The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention invites other 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. 

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 will send out a mailing to all residents and a newsletter to the local school with information on Family Violence and a list of resources people can turn to if needed. Sponsored by the community of North Rustico with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 

North Shore
A display will be available all week at the North Shore Community Centre with posters and information packages. Residents are invited to walk in the gym Monday to Friday mornings from 9am to 11am. There will be coffee and conversation following the walk. There will also be online promotion through the community twitter, facebook, blog and website. Sponsored by the Community of North Shore with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.  

O’Leary
Students at O’Leary Elementary, Bloomfield Elementary and Hernwood Junior High will engage in acts of kindness and other activities in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week. With support from the town made possible by the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

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 15 to 19. 

Tignish
Students at Tignish Elementary, Deblois French School and Callaghan Junior High will engage in acts of kindness and other activities in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week. With support from the town made possible by the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 



EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday February 14 

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is a perfect time to celebrate healthy relationships. Healthy relationships enhance our sense of security, well-being and self-worth and are a source of support when dealing with life's challenges. Check out 14 commitments to build healthy relationships (English / Français) and share your commitments at #Healthy Love or #AmourSain


Monday February 15 

Islander Day 
Monday, February 15 is Islander Day on PEI. This holiday is a great opportunity to spend time with your family, talk about healthy relationships and learn about the warning signs of family violence. Check out the Peace Begins at Home tip sheet for ideas on how families can get involved in Family Violence Prevention Week. 

Stratford
Stratford Family Festival, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm, Stratford Town Centre 

The Stratford Family Festival is a carnival-style event for the whole family. Part of the Stratford Winter Carnival, this event is a fundraiser for the Stratford Youth Centre. There is no admission fee but there is a cost associated with the inflatables and games. For more information, follow the Facebook event, “Stratford Family Festival”. Sponsored by the Town of Stratford. Support also provided by the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 


Tuesday February 16

Charlottetown 
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. 

Souris 
Walk of Silence, 11:30 am, Souris Regional School 

The Town of Souris welcomes students, teachers, parents, dignitaries, our business community and the general public to take part in a Walk in Silence to honour Family Violence Prevention Week. The walk will start at Souris Regional School and end with refreshments and a reception at the Souris Fire Hall. A few words will be spoken on the importance of this walk and to remind everyone that violence must end! Sponsored by the Town of Souris with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 

Wellington 
Jeunes et aînés: NON à la violence familiale, 19h00, La résidence Le Chez Nous à Wellington 

Le groupe 112 Accords (6 jeunes filles) rencontrent les aînés avec leur musique, chants et danses. Elles vont faire participer les aînés dans la musique et partager avec eux sur la question de la violence familiale. Des Purple ribbons et des feuilles d’information seront disponibles. Cette activité est liée à la prévention de la violence familiale par le partage d’information, les échanges entre les générations ainsi que l’activité elle-même qui occasionne la rencontre de ces 2 groupes d’âges pour s’amuser et s’informer ensemble sur le sujet. Public cible: Les 43 résidents du Chez-Nous. 


Wednesday February 17

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.

Charlottetown 
7th 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, and family members 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 18.

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. 

Montague 
Walk in Silence, 11:45 am, Rural Action Centre, 540 Main St. 

The Town of Montague will host a Walk in Silence, starting at the Rural Action Center and finishing with refreshments and a reception at Montague Town Hall. The walk will bring together Islanders, local dignitaries and representatives from many interested groups and professions to show their commitment to the prevention of family violence. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by the Town of Montague with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 

Summerside
East Prince Family Violence Prevention Services staff will be handing out jellybeans as a token of appreciation to supporters and businesses in the downtown Summerside core. 


Thursday February 18

Morell 
Walk in Silence, 11:00 am, Morell Regional High School 

The SAVE students of Morell invite students, teachers, local dignitaries and community members to a Walk in Silence through the village of Morell to show support for the victims of family violence. This event will occur as part of Family Violence Prevention Week activities taking place across the province. The RCMP and the Morell Fire Department will escort the walkers. After the walk, everyone is invited back to Morell Regional High School for cookies and hot chocolate. Sponsored by the Community of Morell with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.

Summerside
Community Walk, 6:00 pm, The Shipyard Market/Lobster House, 370 Water St.

Everyone is invited to attend a community evening walk themed "shine the light on domestic violence". Glow sticks will be handed out to light up the walk along the Summerside boardwalk. The walk will finish at Credit Union Place with light refreshments and an after program on abuse awareness. Silent Witness silhouettes will be on display with Atlantic Policy Academy cadets standing as the honour guard. There will be cookie decorating for the children. In the event of inclement weather, the walk will be held indoors on the track at Credit Union Place. Sponsored by the City of Summerside with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 

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 19

*Deadline for submission* of healthy relationships storyboards by youth in grades 4 through 9 for inclusion in the online Storyboard Showcase and to win prizes for schools or youth organizations. Sponsored by the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention Youth Engagement Working Group.

Charlottetown 
Family Violence Prevention Interfaith Service, 6:00 pm, UPEI Chaplaincy Centre 

Please join us for this Island service that will feature speakers from a variety of faith communities, as well as readings and music that reflect upon the tragic loss and suffering that result from family violence, and affirm our commitment to work together to end family violence. The Prince Edward Island Silent Witness Display will be on view. To honour the experiences of law enforcement working to end family violence, members of the UPEI Campus Security will join in the service and stand by the silent witnesses. Light refreshments will be served. Snow date: Saturday, February 20, 2016. 

Georgetown
Walk in Silence, 9:45 am, Georgetown Elementary

The Town of Georgetown will host a Walk in Silence beginning at Georgetown Elementary and finishing with refreshments at the King's Playhouse. Sponsored by the Town of Georgetown with support from the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. 

Kensington 
Walk in Silence, 1:00 pm, Kensington Town Hall

The Town of Kensington will host a Walk in Silence, starting at the Kensington Town Hall, traveling through Broadway Street and Commercial Street, and finishing with a reception at Kensington Town Hall. 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

Drop by Milton Community Hall (7 New Glasgow Road, Rte 224, North Milton)to help make cuddly knotted fleece blankets to donate to Anderson House. No experience or equipment needed, although participants may wish to bring their own sewing scissors. Sponsored by the Community of Miltonvale Park with support from the Premier's Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention. Storm date is February 22. For more information contact: admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090. 


Saturday February 20

O’Leary
Women’s Day, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Trout River Natural Area, 36927 Hwy 2, Carleton 

In honour of Family Violence Prevention Week, women aged 18+ are invited to wear purple and join in a fun filled day of outdoor activities and lunch! Admission is free. For more information, contact Alison Griffin at 902-859-8856, griffin.wsrc@gmail.com. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada Prince County Chapter, Western Region Sport and Recreation Council and PEI Family Violence Prevention Services.  


POST-EVENTS

Wednesday February 24 

Charlottetown
Conference: Impacts of Family Violence on the Workplace, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Rodd Charlottetown (75 Kent Street)

For employers, employees and others interested in workplace safety and family violence prevention. Learn how to recognize the warning signs, practice communication strategies, implement a Family Violence policy and develop a safety procedure. Presentations by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, RCMP, Victim Services and the Provincial Family Violence Prevention Coordinator. There is no cost to attend. To register call PEI Family Violence Prevention Services at 902-894-3354 or email Lindsay@fvps.ca. Sponsored by PEI Family Violence Prevention Services in partnership with the Fergusson Foundation, Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention, City of Charlottetown’s Mayor’s Purple Ribbon Task Force, and the Workers Compensation Board. 


Friday March 18 

Crapaud 
Bully Free Awareness Movie Night, Time TBD, Location TBD 

The Community of Crapaud will be holding a Bully Free Awareness Movie Night for children and families. Contact 902-658-2558 or crapaudadmin@pei.aibn.com for more information. Also look for Bully Free posters placed around the community. Sponsored by the Community of Crapaud with support from the Premiers Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention.
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