Opportunities and Announcements

P.E.I. Retired Teachers Association:
Opportunities and Announcements

As we are presented with opportunities or announcements relevant to our membership, the information will be posted here. Click on anything that is underlined for specific details and/or contact information.

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2018 Retired Teachers Golf Tournament

Posting: August 14, 2018; re. Retired Teachers Golf Tournament:

When: September 4th
Where: Eagles Glenn of Cavendish
Time: 9:00am Shotgun
Description: 4 Person Scramble
Format is a 4 person scramble - Female, Male or combined teams (competitive and non-competitive). Cost is $50 plus HST = $57.50 per person (includes power cart, and range) for golf and cart with an optional $20 steak or gluten free meal.

You can go online at www.eaglesglenn.com/events to register as a single, double, threesome or team of four. There is a number on the site to contact for assistance: 902-963-3600; ask for Chris. You can register online, by phone or by writing a check and either mailing it to the address on the website or dropping it off at the golf course. If you choose to mail or drop it off phone to ensure that there is space available.

Website mailing address:
Eagles Glenn of Cavendish
374 Eagles Glenn Blvd.
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
Canada, C0A 1M0

Any questions people can contact me, Wayne Denman, at 436-6260 (H) or 963-3600 (Eagles Glenn) or by email to werdenman48@gmail.com to Wayne Denman.

Please help spread the word.

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From: Patrick Rouble rouble@northwestel.net Sent: April 26, 2018 11:10 AM To: ken_nash14@hotmail.com Subject: Position of interest to retired Yukon teachers Hi Ken, I sit on the Board of Directors for Skills Canada Yukon and we have a position open for an Executive Director. Since the position involves education, training and contact with Yukon teachers and students, I thought that this position might be of interest to a retired teacher. Carol Sherlock suggested that you might be a good person to contact about this. The posting and job description can be found at http://skillsyukon.com/about/staff/

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Kent Butler writes, March 19, 2018, "I am in the process of recruiting judges for the 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair on May 3rd. I thought there maybe many retired teachers that would like to be part of the day.

"Formal invite below - People can contact me directly at kabutler@edu.pe.ca - 902-438-4806.

"Dear Sir or Madame:

"Plans for the annual Provincial Heritage Fair are underway for Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. The organizing committee is working hard to ensure a high-quality fair with a diverse range of projects. The committee is seeking your assistance as a project judge on the day of the fair. We are in need of approximately 60 judges in order to make the day a successful and rewarding experience for the students.

"As a judge, your day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12 noon with a complimentary light lunch. You will judge approximately 10-12 projects using a prepared judging form. Further details of your duties will be forwarded in a later mailing. If you are able to participate this year, please confirm by responding to this message as soon as possible with the following information: name, email address, and telephone number.

"Thank you for your kind attention to this matter. We look forward to working with you at the Provincial Heritage Fair 2018.

"Sincerely,
"Heritage Fair 2018 Judge Committee
"Monsieur/Madame"

Kent Butler
Social Studies and Innovation Leader
Grades 7-12
Education, Early Learning and Culture
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6
Ph: (902) 438-4806
Fax: (902) 438-4874
kabutler@edu.pe.ca

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Job Opportunity: Visit Job Title: Dean, School of Language Studies & Academics; posted February 15, 2018
Location: Qatar
Deadline: Open until filled
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

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Job Opportunity: posted February 15, 2018; Katherine Aguirre writes to President MacDonalad:

Hi Cynthia,

It was nice speaking with you!

I am a recruiter with Hays recruitment firm, and we are currently working in coordination with The Council of Ministers of Education to recruit for Test Administrators across Canada. I feel this would be an opportunity that would be of interest to members of your association.

Please kindly circulate the below email to your members to let them know about the opportunity:

In partnership with The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Hays Recruitment firm is currently hiring 250-300 Test Administrators across Canada to administer The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The main study will be administered between April 23rd – May 31st. You will be responsible for supervising high school students as they participate in a standardized test for government studies. This position is offering $200/day. To submit your application please upload your resume directly on the corresponding link: https://goo.gl/FGxtFq

If you have any further questions regarding the role feel free to email Katherine.aguirre@hays.com or reach her directly at 905-366-4542.

Please also see a detailed job description for the role attached. IF you have any further questions, please feel free to email me or reach me at 905-366-4542. Please also kindly let me know when you have circulated the above email to your members.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Katherine Aguirre
Katherine.Aguirre@hays.com
Recruiter- PISA Project
HAYS Talent Solutions

701-201 City Centre Drive
Mississauga ON L5B 2T4

T: 905-366-4542 x 288
E: katherine.aguirre@hays.com

Visit CALL FOR TEST ADMINISTRATORS for additional details

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Volunteer Service Proect; Posted December 20, 2017; Suna Houghton writes:

"I now work with the Youth Settlement Services team at the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada. We are in the process of developing a pilot project, the Volunteer Tutor Program for Students. Our organization runs a highly successful volunteer EAL tutor program for adults but we are regularly asked about tutor programs for newcomer children and youth. Because of this interest, we decided to explore the idea of a tutor program for refugee or low income newcomer students who often face barriers in accessing tutor services to support their needs. In this initial phase, we are planning to focus on students from Birchwood Intermediate and Colonel Gray Senior High.

"I [would like to] reach out to retired teachers who might be interested in volunteering with this program? .... Here are the highlights:
1) A volunteer will meet his/her student one afternoon a week for 1.5 hours at the end of the school day. All tutoring will take place at a designated area at either Birchwood or Colonel Gray;
2) Students will get support for both their language and academic needs;
3) Volunteers will be required to undergo a detailed application process and complete 4 hours of online training and one in-class session. All training must be completed by January 8th, 2018.

We are starting small: a maximum of 8 to 10 students in each school."

Suna Houghton
Youth Settlement Services Worker
See our Information Guide for Newcomers to Canada at peianc.com/guide

PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
49 Water St, Charlottetown, C1A 1A3
Tel: 902-628-6009 ext. 223
Email: Suna Houghton
Fax: (902) 894-4928

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Bernadette Tibbo writes, December 14, 2017; posted December 19, 2017

Hi Mr. Oehlke, would you mine sending around the attached job postings (two) to your group.

Please post attached Job Ad to your website for College of the North Atlantic–Qatar.

1) Language Studies Curriculum Specialist (English as a Foreign Language); and
2) Student Counsellor

Thanks
Bernadette Tibbo
HR Assistant – Qatar Project
College of the North Atlantic
PO Box 1693 – 1 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL – A1C 5P7
Tel: (709) 758-7347

Please visit our websites www.cna-qatar.com & www.cna.nl.ca/qatar for more information on employment opportunities, the campus, programs of study and employee life at CNA-Q.

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Teaching Opportunity at College of the North Atlantic: Qatar; Application deadline October 25, 2017.

Visit the Information at at Instructor: Mathematics

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Teaching Opportunities in Nunuvut; posted October 14, 2017

Visit the Information pages at Teaching Opportunities in Nunavut

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July 2017

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada has created a Volunteer Tutor Program to support low income refugee and immigrant students. The pilot project will support students at Birchwood Intermediate and Colonel Gray High School and will run in three cycles during the school year. Tutors have the flexibility to volunteer for as many, or as few, as their schedules will allow. EAL Tutor Training includes an online 4 hour course and a classroom session.

For more details on the program please contact Project Coordinator Jill Olscamp at jill@peianc.com or 902-628-6009 ext 223.

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July 2017

The Colonel Gray High School Class of !977 will be holding its' 40th Reunion year @ The Alley (Murphy Centre) on Saturday, July 29, 2017. It will go from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

All are welcome! For more information, please call Philip Brown at 902-892-8662.

Philip Brown
Class of ''77

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December 6, 2016

Request for French Immersion Tutors from Gail Lecky:

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November 7, 2016

Bernadette Tibbo writes, "Would you kindly post this November job ad for College of the North Atlantic–Qatar.

Instructor, Mathematics

Click on "job ad" in hypertext above to see the advertisement.

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September 19, 2016

Bernadette Tibbo writes, "Would you kindly post this job ad for College of the North Atlantic–Qatar.

Instructor, Mathematics

Click on "job ad" in hypertext above to see the advertisement.

Bernadette Tibbo
HR Assistant – Qatar Project
College of the North Atlantic
PO Box 1693 – 1 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL – A1C 5P7
Tel: (709) 758-7347

Please visit our websites www.cna-qatar.com & www.cna.nl.ca/qatar for more information on employment opportunities, the campus, programs of study and employee life at CNA-Q.

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July 7, 2016

Beverly McQuillan writes to Bill Oehlke: "I am the Office Assistant for the PEI CCS and I rely on front office volunteers to assist in the everyday tasks of running this office. Presently, I am short a couple of volunteers and I am approaching you to see if you could send out an e-mail to your members to see if any of them would be interested in volunteering.

Typically, I have one volunteer for the morning and another for the afternoon, Monday to Friday (10 volunteers all together). So it would be a commitment of a half a day a week. Hours would be 8:30 to 12:00 or 12:00 to 4:00.

Duties would include, but not necessarily limited to:
- Answer telephone
- Greet visitors
- Take donations (by tel or in person) and issue receipts
- Photo copy
- Process mail
- Check e-mail via Outlook Express
- Put packages together

If anyone is interested, they can go online to the Canadian Cancer Society website and complete an application form. For more particulars on completing that application, they can contact me here at 902-566-4007.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely,

Beverly

Beverly McQuillan
Office Assistant
Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division
Tel 902-566-1713 ext. 2233
Fax 902-628-8281
Toll Free: 1-866-566-4007
1 Rochford Street, Suite 1
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 9L2

Connect with us online Cancer.ca

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May 18, 2016

The Survivors’ Victory Lap acknowledges and celebrates the courage of everyone who has survived cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society extends a special invitation to all cancer survivors to participate in this inspiring part of the 2016 Relay For Life this June in a community near them. You can register by visiting our website www.relayforlife.ca or by contacting Christian Gallant at 902-566-1713 EXT 2222, toll free by calling 1-866-566-4007, or by email Christian Galant.

If you have any question please feel free to contact me.

Danny Perry
Marketing Communications Intern
Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division
Tel 902-566-4007 Fax 902-628-8281
1 Rochford Street, Suite 1
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 9L2
Danny Perry

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Danny Perry
Marketing Communications Intern
Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division
Tel 902-566-4007 Fax 902-628-8281
1 Rochford Street, Suite 1
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 9L2
Email: Danny Perry

Danny Perry writes:

SUBMISSION FOR GRASS ROOTS

MAY EDITION

Have you been impacted by cancer?

Would you like to help others impacted by Cancer?

Relay For Life is the Island’s largest annual fundraiser in the fight against ALL cancers and accounts for 40% of all donations annually to the Canadian Cancer Society PEI.

Because of donations large and small, last year, they were able to help 1,491 Islanders with cancer support and prevention services. An additional 3,500 Islanders learned how to reduce the risk of cancer through educational presentations and tens of thousands more were reached through website, radio, TV and newspaper.

Join hundreds of Islanders in a community near you.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - Kensington Community Gardens
Friday, June 10, 2016 - Red Shores Summerside Raceway
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Former Brudenell Campgrounds
Friday, June 17, 2016 Westisle Composite High School
Friday, June 24, 2016 Confederation Landing Park NEW LOCATION!!!

Register today to start raising funds for cancer support
Relay For Life events in 2015 generated almost $300,000.00!

Relay For Life is a celebration of cancer survivorship, a tribute to the lives of loved ones lost and a night of fun, entertainment, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer.

Picture yourself walking a track while hundreds of people – family, friends, co-workers and neighbours – cheer you on. The baton you hold in your hand is a powerful symbol of your personal commitment to make an impact in the fight against cancer. As you complete your lap and pass the baton to a teammate, you feel an overwhelming sense of pride in knowing you’re united with Canadians in communities across the country to create a world where no one fears cancer.

Register now by visiting - www.relayforlife.ca or calling Christian Gallant at 1-866-566-4007.

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From Suzanne MacDonald, BAA
Email: Suzanne MacDonald,
Events Development & Coordination Officer,
PEI Heart and Stroke Foundation
T: 902 892 7441 ext 1207

Subject: volunteers needed for Heart and Stroke Foundaton

Suzanne MacFonald writes, "I’m wondering if there are any retired teachers who might be interested in volunteering with the Heart and Stroke Foundation? In particular, I’m looking for people who can come in to our office and make follow-up phone calls to businesses that received a letter asking for their support of the silent and live auctions for our Nortons Razzle Dazzle Gala 2016 that is taking place in February.

"The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. Our vision is a world where Canadians live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together with our volunteers, donors, researchers and partners, we create survivors.

"Heart and stroke disease on Prince Edward Island:
• Approximately 7700 Islanders are living with heart disease
• More than 300 people die from heart disease on PEI each year
• Approximately 800 people on PEI are living with the effects of stroke
• An average of 81 Islanders die from stroke each year

"I appreciate any consideration you can give to this request."

Suzanne MacDonald

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From Peter Rukavina
President, PEI Home and School Federation

PEI Home and School Federation
Education and Engagement Coordinator

The PEI Home and School Federation, the umbrella organization representing parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff at English language schools in the province, is seeking an Education and Engagement Coordinator, a part-time, 30 hours per week term position responsible for coordinating the federation’s Parent Leadership Grant Program, for spearheading action on the federation’s policy resolutions, and for offering general administrative and operational assistance to the Executive Director.

Details about the position and instructions for how to apply are available on the federation’s website at: http://peihsf.ca/eec

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Part-time Instructors Wanted:

Hi Sheridyth,

My name is Amber Jadis and I own Bricks 4 Kidz on PEI. We run after-school programs, camps, workshops and parties to teach students about science and engineering using LEGO Bricks. I got your contact information from my parents, who are also retired teachers.

We are looking for four part-time instructors for the coming school year - one for Eastern Kings, one for Charlottetown, one for Summerside/Central Queens and one for West Prince. The position would be ideal for a retired teacher who misses being around the kids, but doesn't necessarily want to substitute teach. Is there any way you could share this information with the retired teachers?

Bricks 4 Kidz is an innovative educational program teaching children about STEM using LEGO Bricks! We are currently looking for one part-time instructor for the Charlottetown area, one for Central Queens area, one for Summerside and one for West Prince. Part-time instructors would be primarily responsible for 1 to 5 one hour after-school classes a week and, if interested, may have opportunities to teach workshops, preschool classes and/or birthday parties.

Applicants must:
* have experience and enjoy working with children ages 3-13 in groups of 15-20
* have reliable transportation and willing to do some travel
* be on time and have an excellent work ethic
* have great organization skills
* be available during the hours of 2:00 - 4:30pm at least 3 weekdays/week
* bilingualism is an asset, but not required
* enjoy math, science and technology

The successful applicant must provide a criminal background check and sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Compensation will be $25/hour of instructional time for the part-time positions.

Applications can be made by email or by going to my website and applying online as a teacher.

https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=344&view=apply

Thanks,

Amber Jadis, P.Eng. M.B.A.
Bricks 4 Kidz PEI
www.bricks4kidz.com/344
902-731-2009

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Rally Called Off:

The PEITF has reached an agreement with the Government late Monday to review the loss of 28 teaching positions. The agreement will see the 28 classroom positions reinstated pending the review process which will involve principals and the ELSB. We fully expect the review to identify the need for those positions, and we are confident in those positions being reinstated and trust government’s commitment to that.

Due to this commitment, the rally that was planned for Tuesday at 4pm is now called off.

Please help spread the word about the cancellation.

I guess it was also announced on Facebook, but I wanted to confirm with something more reliable in case there was a Facebook prank in the works. The rally has been cancelled.

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Bill Oehlke

June 29, 2015: Sheridyth MacNeill, President of the PEIRTA writes, "we are supporting the PEITF as they have a “Protest Walk” at 4:00pm at the Coles Building on Tuesday, June 30th.

We support them as they protest a further cut in the teachers for next year in our Island Schools.

"Thank-you everyone and please spread the word and SHOW UP!!!!"

Rally Called Off:

The PEITF has reached an agreement with the Government late Monday to review the loss of 28 teaching positions. The agreement will see the 28 classroom positions reinstated pending the review process which will involve principals and the ELSB. We fully expect the review to identify the need for those positions, and we are confident in those positions being reinstated and trust government’s commitment to that.

Due to this commitment, the rally that was planned for Tuesday at 4pm is now called off.

Please help spread the word about the cancellation.

I guess it was also announced on Facebook, but I wanted to confirm with something more reliable in case there was a Facebook prank in the works. The rally has been cancelled.

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Bill Oehlke

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April 29, 2015: Professional Volunteering Opportunity:

I work with a Canadian registered charity called 'Help Lesotho'. We are seeking a retired educational professional (ideally a principal), who would like to travel to Lesotho (southern Africa) as a professional volunteer to help mentor our local staff and build their capacity in various areas (management, facilitation, conflict resolution, etc.)

Our full job posting can be found here: http://www.helplesotho.org/who-we-are/the-team/opportunities

Kate Lambert
Senior Project Officer
610 Bronson Ave
Ottawa, ON, K1S 4E6 l
CANADA
613-369-5864
For general inquiries, please email info@helplesotho.org

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April 2015: Outdoor Beautification: Sherwood School is looking for any Retired Teachers who might like to help maintain the "gardens" at Sherwood School during the summer months. If so please contact either Bonnie Harris or Colleen Hullahan at Sherwood School. Phone number is: 902-368-6780.

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February 14, 2015: Request for retired teachers to Teach in China. B. Ed. required; looking for teachers at all Grade levels.

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November 6, 2014: Request for Volunteers: Help prepare income tax returns for low-income individuals and families in your area. This is to provide help for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Training available.

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October 16, 2014: Request for Volunteer: Canadian Diabetes Association: Public Education Facilitator!

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President Sheridyth MacNeil indicates there was a good turnout for the Prince County Spring Social in Summerside, May 1. We stil have two more up and coming:

2014 Spring Socials
1:30-3:30

Queens—May 8
Jack Blanchard Centre, Charlottetown

Kings—May 15
Red’s Corner, Montague

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Posted May 28, 2014: Heart and Stroke/PEI seeks volunteers ~ Susanne MacDonald, Heart and Stroke/PEI

THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION|PEI NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING CLERICAL WORK IN OUR OFFICE, ASSISTING WITH COMMUNITY EVENTS, AND HELPING TO ORGANIZE OUR FEBRUARY CAMPAIGN.

WE HAVE JUST LAUNCHED A ONE-OF-A-KIND FUND RAISING PROJECT DURING WHICH WE HOPE TO BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDTM. THE PROJECT HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL BOARD; WE HOPE TO INVOLVE STUDENTS, AND WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HAVE RETIRED TEACHERS PARTICIPATE.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends, keep those skills razor sharp, and best of all, have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make a difference in the lives of Islanders. If you enjoy people, have some time to share, and would like to be part of our work to help residents of PEI to live longer, healthier lives, or if you simply want more information, please call Crystal at 902-892-7441 or toll-free 1-888-473-4636, or email Crystal.

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On May 29th from 9:00-11:30 am my Island History class will be hosting an open house in the Montague RHS cafeteria to celebrate one room schools in our area. We would like to extend an invitation to all your members. We are also seeking former one room schoolhouse teachers and former students to interview. Please contact me at the school 838-0835 or at home 838- 4200 if interested.

Thanks,
Ralph Jamieson

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November 2, 2013:
Request for volunteers

From: Trina O'Brien Leggott; toleggott@gov.pe.ca
Date: October 30, 2013 at 9:49:34 AM ADT
Subject: Re: Terrific volunteer opportunity

There are still opportunities to volunteer as an EAL tutor with the Public Library/PEI ANC. Our Volunteer Tutoring Program participants help adult newcomers learn and practice English, and we always have a wait list of new learners. http://www.peianc.com/content/lang/en/page/language_tutoring/

Training is offered 3-4 times a year in a class setting, or volunteers can train online at their convenience any time. Once training is complete we ask for a 2 hour commitment per week, for a minimum of 6 months. At this time, we are looking to match new English learners in both Summerside and Charlottetown.

I would appreciate if you can offer this volunteer opportunity to your members, and would be happy to answer questions about specifics and can be contacted directly by email or the phone number below.

Your assistance in sharing this message is much appreciated.

Regards,

Trina

Trina O'Brien Leggott
Chief Librarian
Confederation Centre Public Library
P.O. Box 7000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8J8
902-368-4654
toleggott@gov.pe.ca or Trina O'Brien

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August 2, 2013:
Request for assistance: promotion of overseas placement opportunities:

Cuso International is urgently recruiting for a few overseas placements that require both teaching and education leadership experience. Each of the placements are for September departure and have the same training and support packages available that cover the costs of volunteering with us. More details are provided in the placement description.

These are:
Volunteer Placement
Country
Start Date
Duration
Application Deadline

Primary Education Advisor (2 positions)
Cambodia
Sep 2013
18 months
Aug 16, 2013

Leadership and Teaching Skills Facilitator (2 positions)
Tanzania
Sep 2013
12 months
Aug 23, 2013

Leadership Facilitator
Tanzania
Sep 2013
12 months
Aug 23, 2013

Best regards,
Caroline Spira,
Placement Recruitment Advisor
Conseillère en recrutement pour les affectations ciblées
44 Eccles Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K1R 6S4 Tel. (613) 829-7445
ext. 260 / Toll free 1-888-434-2876 ext. 260

Join Cuso International and volunteer your skills, your voice and your support.

Joignez-vous à Cuso International et mettez à profit vos compétences, votre voix et votre soutien.

www.cusointernational.org

facebook.com/cusointernational

Cuso International is an international development organization that works through volunteers. Cuso International is committed to meeting its obligations under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) (PIPEDA) and makes every effort to protect personal information provided to us.

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June 29, 2013: International Education Opportunity: We are looking for a dedicated individual to be responsible for ensuring the overall success of our Charlottetown homestay program. Responsibilities include developing a host family network, matching students and providing support for their ongoing relationships. This is a part-time position with an application closing date of June 28, 2013, which has now been extended.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@canadahomestayinternational.com

Visit the Homestay International website for some understanding of the program: http://www.canadahomestayinternational.com

Mike Leslie writes, "Hello Patricia.
I am forwarding this information to your association because I thought it might be a good fit for a retired teacher who is looking for some additional work and would still be connected in some way to the education system.
I would appreciate it if you could forward this information to your membership through email, newsletter, or other communication sharing your association is utilizing. The application date is June 28th but I just checked with company and due to the fact that I received this while in China last week and was unable to distribute it quickly they will accept applications after June 28th.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any of the coordinates below in my signature. Thank you and appreciate any assistance you could provide.

Mike Leslie
Coordinator, International Education
PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
250 Water Street, Suite 101
Summerside, PE, C1N 1B6
Telephone: 902-438-4816
Cell: 902- 316-1386
Fax: 902-438-4062
http://www.gov.pe.ca/
E-mail: mjleslie@edu.pe.ca

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June 19, 2013: PEI Arthritis Society 'Call for Volunteers'.

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March 13, 2013

Here is a 'shout out' to all former teachers, staff and students who have ever been involved with West Kent School.

In celebration of our 50th, we are publishing an Anthology of present students memories of West Kent and hope to have an accumulation of alumni stories as well. We are also interested in any pictures anyone may have of days gone.

Please note this is only regarding the present West Kent School....not the original old school.

Please see the bulletin below, and we would so appreciate if you could share the information with anyone you think would be interested.

Thanks again,
Valerie Beer
50th Committee

West Kent, 27 Viceroy Ave, turns 50!

The school opened its doors in January, 1963. As part of our anniversary celebrations present students and staff are compiling an anthology of “What West Kent Means to Me”. We invite all alumni, teachers and students, to contribute their memories to our Anniversary Anthology. You can send your memories in a word document (250 words) and/ or pictures to westkent50th@gmail.com. Check out our blog, http://www.westkent50th.wordpress.com for updates on the celebrations!!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards,
West Kent Anniversary Committee

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Canadian Parents for French, call for volunteers to serve on Provincial Board of Directors; March 5, 2013

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Horizon: Discounts on hearing assessment, hearing aids, listening devices for PEIRTA members; January 14, 2013

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Canadian Diabetic Association, PEI Region, Call for Volunteers; January 12, 2013

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Minutes of 2012 AGM in Summerside; posted December 19, 2012

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This is from Heather Doran, posted September 7, 2012:

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for In-School Mentors

What if every child fulfills his or her potential? Imagine what that could start! Sign up to be an In-School Mentor and you could change your life and the life of a child just by being a friend. Whether you are playing games or making crafts, you can have fun while helping a child succeed. It doesn't matter what you do, it's that you do it together. One hour a week is all it takes to start something big! For more information call Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI at 569-KIDS (1-877-411-3729), e-mail: info@bbbspei.ca or visit www.bbbspei.ca.

Heather Doran
Volunteer & Events Coordinator
Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI
902-368-7759
www.bbbspei.ca/

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This is from Olive O'Brien:

Newcomer and Established Island Seniors 50 years and older will learn new skills, and create friendships through the Seniors Connecting Across Cultures Program organized by the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, Seniors Active Living Centre, and Murphy's Community Centre.

No special equipment or experience necessary and newcomer seniors can participate in activities regardless of their current level of English. Seniors can sign up for as many activities as they wish, and all sessions are free. Workshops take place between September and May, so contact us today!

Workshops are:
Eight Nights of Games
Using a Video Camera
International Cooking
Practical Digital Photography
Rug Hooking and Knitting
Voices Together Choral Singing
Line Dancing
Visual Arts

Information is posted on the PEI ANC website under Things to Know, and Things to Do, and on PEI ANC's Facebook page. For further information, or to register, please contact the Seniors Active Living Centre by calling (902) 628-8388 or emailing salc@pei.aibn.com.

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EastWest Group, Teacher Recruiting Form, China

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To: PEIRTA Members: May 17, 2012
From Eugene Murphy and PEI 55+ Summer Games

You are reminded that the registration forms for the 55+ Summer Games are now available. If you have not already received one, copies may be accessed at the 55+ Games website or via PEI 55+ Summer Games
or call Sara Richard at 566-2354 ext 235.

The Games are hosted by the Town of Cornwall, and scheduled for the week of June 18-23. The list of specific events and timetable is on the registration form. If you need other information or would like to volunteer, contact Sara Richard as noted above. Please note the registration deadline of June 8.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WITH THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY: Position: Arthritis Workshop Leader, Training will be provided; Sarah Drew

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Sheila O'Shea writes on behalf of the 2012 Canada Wide Science Fair:

"Hi, My name is Sheila O'Shea and I am a teacher at Sherwood Elementary. I am involved this year with recruiting volunteers for the Canada Wide Science Fair being held at UPEI from Monday, May 14th -Saturday May 19th. On Thursday Jan.19th at UPEI we are having the launch of the CWSF website. On that site there will be information about what type of jobs we are asking people to volunteer for and a volunteer form to sign. If you can attend the launch at the AVC center on campus between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM that would be wonderful. I will have more information to follow after the 19th of January. Thank you."

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT:

The Canada Wide Science Fair is coming to Prince Edward Island from May 13-18th, 2012 at UPEI. Some of the brighest minds from Grades 7-12 will compete for medals and prizes worth approximately $1,000,000. The PEI Retired Teachers Association is just one of the many organizations we are asking to help us with this wonderful event. The website to registrar and view the various areas people can volunteer for is http://www.volreg2012.youthscience.ca, and the contact person is John Burka Chair of the Volunteer Committee. You can also contact Sheila O'Shea at Sherwood Elementary 368-6780 if you have any questions. Also take a look at the Canada Wide Science Fair website to see the entire program, http://www.cwsf.youthscience.ca/fairs/current

Thank you in advance for all your support, Sheila O'Shea at Sheila O'Shea

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January 15, 2012: ThirdQuarter: Affiliate member of PEIRTA

Today, Canadians aged 50-plus want to contribute to their communities during the third quarter of their lives. Also, as Canada`s population ages and skilled workers retire, its a challenge for businesses to fill the void.

ThirdQuarter is a national pilot project that offers a solution. ThirdQuarter is an online meeting place that matches local firms with mature Canadians who want to use their career and life skills to explore new jobs, work flexible hours or volunteer.

For more information, or to register, please visit our website at ThirdQuarter

Don Anderson
ThirdQuarter / Summerside Community Coordinator
t. 902-436-9575
c. 902-439-6678
website: thirdquarter.ca

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January 15, 2012: Are you interested in teaching in Nunavut? Are you a retired or soon to be retired teacher or administrator? Nunavut has short term (less than a year) to long term (up to 3 years) positions for the upcoming school year. Representatives from the Nunavut Department of Education will be in Charlottetown from January 30 to February 3 to conduct individual or small group sessions for people interested in hearing more about these opportunities. To set up a meeting or for more information, please contact Dr. Shelly Pepler, Executive Director, Kivalliq School Operations at 867-793-1738 (cell) or Shelly Pepler.

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Below is a letter from Catherine Beach to PEIRTA President James MacAulay:

"Hello James,

"My name is Catherine and I am the marketing advisor at CUSO-VSO, a non-profit development agency that works through volunteers. Each year, we send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 40 countries.

"We are currently recruiting primary school teachers and education managers to volunteer overseas. Roles are generally longer term, ranging from one to two years and volunteers could be working in countries such as Cameroon, Rwanda, Nigeria or Guyana.

"We will be holding an information session next month in Charlottetown on October 25h, focused on our opportunities for education professionals to volunteer overseas.

"I was wondering if you would be able to promote this event to your members?

"I have enclosed the invitation, as well you can find the details on our website here:

"Charlottetown - http://www.cuso-vso.org/event/33640/information-session-for-education-professionals

"Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks in advance for your help!

"Best,

"Catherine Beach
Volunteer Recruitment & Marketing Advisor
Conseillère en recrutement et marketing de coopérants-volontaires CUSO-VSO
44 Eccles Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1R 6S4
Tel (613)-829-7445 ext 232
Toll free 1-888-434-2876 ext 232
Fax (613)-829-7996
www.cuso-vso.org

"Volunteer for the World. Join CUSO-VSO and volunteer your skills, your voice, your support."

Visit Meet CUSO-VSO poster and additional information.

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The Young Millionaire's Program seeks an individual to serve as coordinator for the Central PEI/Summerside portion of the Program. The Coordinator roll is a part-time position for about 20 weeks and about 20 hours a week, working with youth 8-16 years of age. It is also a paid position at about $15/hr (which includes 4% vaca. pay). Mike Randall, Economic Development Officer, Central Development Corporation, writes, "It is a lot of work, with several nights and a few weekends, but a retired teacher might be a great first choice because of experience and for the fact that we could have the same individual do it each year."

Click on the Young Millionaire's Program for more information, a link to their website, and contact information for Mike Randall. I believe the position has to be filled by April 11-12.

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Many of our members participate in the PEI 55+ Winter and Summer Games. Results for the 2011 Games can be seen on the PEI 55+ Games website. The next Summer Games are scheduled for June 13-18, 2011; Cavendish Resort Municipality. Visit their website for details. Congratulations to the Games Society for providing these well organized, fun events.

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