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PEI French student bursaries
Deadline May 31
Le Salon du livre
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
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
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
Macphail Woods camps
July 3 to August 18 (select weeks)
NEXT150 for young leaders
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
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
Summerside Sea Cadets
PEI’s First Forest School
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
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
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
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.