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Positive Living BC eNews December 1, 2017



World AIDS Day at the Carnegie

Please join us on World AIDS Day
at the Carnegie Community Centre
Community Forum – “Beyond Skin Deep” – HIV & healing damaged skin
Friday, December 1st, 2017 – 5:45 pm
Carnegie Community Centre – 401 Main Street, Vancouver

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Polli & Esther’s Clothing Donation

Polli & Esther’s has a need for the following items- Men’s pants,
shirts, shoes and jackets.
Please reach out to your friends.
We Accept Clothing Donations weekdays 10am-4pm at 1101 Seymour St on the 4th Floor.

Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

December 14
6-8pm
1101 Seymour Street 4th Floor

Christmas Cookie Bake-off competition

If you haven’t had a chance to see our new building here’s a great chance to come check out the space and enjoy a fun activity.
For more info, or to enter the bake-off, contact Glyn. RSVP required glynt@positivelivingbc.org

Limited to 40 people.

Ou+doorsmen


Snowshoe – Mount Seymour

Sunday December 10, 2017 9:00-1:30

Get out and enjoy winter, Cypress has 11 km of safe, in-bounds self-guided snowshoe trails that run through sub alpine meadows and snowy mountain forests of Hollyburn Ridge.*

RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org and indicate if you need a ride or can take some passengers.

Meet at the Snowshoe Rental Building at 9:00am

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: December 1, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews November 24, 2017



Hatha Yoga

MONDAY, November 27
4:30pm-5:30pmat 1101 Seymour Street

Call 604-893-2203 or email clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book your spot !

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Congratulations to Bramwell Tovey

Positive Living BC heartily congratulates Maestro Tovey on his appointment, and thanks him enthusiastically and with great affection for all the help he has given people living with HIV in BC over the last decade; among many other considerations, our new building would not have happened without his timely intervention and unwavering support. Read full article here.

Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC)

Dear supporter,

As you may already be aware, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has developed a Community Consensus Statement.

Many organizations have already expressed their support—if your organization has not there is still time.

The deadline to add your organization’s voice is TODAY !

In solidarity,
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
on behalf of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization

Flu Shot

Have you had your flu shot this year?

Last flu shot clinic for this season at Positive Living BC
will be in the 3rd Floor Women’s Lounge

Wednesday, December 6th
NOON – 2pm

Bring your BC Care Card (you can get a flu shot even if you don’t have one)
For information please contact brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: November 24, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews November 17, 2017



Is it Fat? Or Is it VAT? New DATE and LOCATION

Managing intra-abdominal fat deposits related to HIV treatment
Presented by: Dr. Greg Bondy, John Reudy Immunodeficiency Clinic (St. Paul’s IDC)
Wednesday, November 29nd – 1:00 pm
Gathering Place | 609 Helmcken Street (2nd Floor Meeting Room)
Join us to learn about treatment updates and new therapies that aim to improve the lives of people living with HIV by helping to manage HIV and the side-effects from treatment.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED! Lunch provided.
Please RSVP to brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space! Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and Health Care providers are invited to attend.
Can’t be there in person? CLICK HERE to join our webinar and be part of the conversation!

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Write for our Magazine

If you would like to write for Positive Living BC , email jasonm@positivelivingbc.org. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), or mental health is required. We would love to hear from you & have you on board. Please note this is a Volunteer Opportunity. Thank you .

MAC PIN SALES

Red Ribbons at MAC – This year, MAC is going to have Red Ribbons available for customers by donation with all monies going to Positive Living BC. They will have a sign in each store and ribbons to give out. Please show MAC your support & purchase a Ribbon.

Still Here

Participate in research! If you are a gay, bisexual or queer man living with HIV and have experienced thoughts of killing yourself after your HIV diagnosis, we would like to invite you to participate in the Still Here project.

For more information about the study or to participate:
call: 604-822-2581
email: info@stillhereproject.ca
website: https://stillhereproject.ca/

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: November 17, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews November 10, 2017



Positive Living BC will be closed on Monday (November 13)
We will re open at our regular hours on Tuesday November 14 at 10 am.

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Canada

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Community Forum

U=U: Undetectable equals Untransmittable

Presented by: Dr. Mark Hull, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, November 15h – 6:00 pm

Join us at the
Chateau
Granville
Best Western

Dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP to
wellness@
positivelivingbc.org
or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

Can’t be there in person? CLICK HERE to join our live webinar.

Holiday Auction

The Holidays are just around the corner and the chaos to start the shopping is upon us. Let Positive Living BC help you with these great gift ideas available, and while you shop with us you also have the added benefit of supporting an organization helping those living with HIV here in our own communities.

Positive Living BC is hiring a Dental Clinic
Coordinator.
Please email machushlag@positive
livingbc.org for position details.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: November 10, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews November 3, 2017



Join us for our next COMMUNITY FORUM
U=U: Undetectable equals Untransmittable
Presented by: Dr. Mark Hull, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, November 15h – 6:00 pm
Chateau Granville Best Western Conference Centre | 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken)
Join us to meet HIV-positive community members, share a delicious meal and discuss topics that are important to Members of Positive Living BC, their friends and allies.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED! Dinner will be provided.
Please RSVP to wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space! Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and front line service providers are invited to attend. Stay tuned for details on the Webinar for this forum.

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Fitness

There are three NEW fitness programs for you at Positive Living BC!

Hatha Yoga with Robin
MONDAYS AT 4:30
1101 Seymour, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Put your name on the sign-up sheet at the front desk OR drop-in (space permitting)
Up to 12 participants.

Trauma-sensitive Yoga with Monique
THURSDAYS AT NOON
1101 Seymour, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Put your name on the sign-up sheet at the front desk OR drop-in (space permitting)
Up to 12 participants.

Tai Chi for beginners with Richard
THURSDAYS AT 3:45
1101 Seymour, Member’s Lounge
Put your name on the sign-up sheet at the front desk OR drop-in (space permitting)
Up to 12 participants.

Contact our wellness desk for more information (604) 893.2203 or email clinic@positivelivingbc.org

Woman Volunteer Needed

Seeking a Female Volunteer who is a member of Positive Living BC for our Women’s Lounge, please email marcs@positivelivingbc.org for position details,day and time.Also seeking a Woman Volunteer for Polli & Esther’s (do not need to be a member) email marcs@positivelivingbc.org for position details,day and time.

Broadway Across Canada has another offer for the upcoming Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour! The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand. Every ticket purchased using this code below not only saves you money but also generates a $10 donation to Positive Living BC
Performance Dates: April 13-15, 2018
Performance Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
25% off select performances until January 12, 2018. At that time, your online offer will be updated to reflect a 15% discount, available until the Friday preceding the first performance date. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Discount does not apply to VIP or Rear Balcony seating.
Link: http://vancouver.broadway.com/positivelivingbc/
Promo Code: LIVING

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: November 3, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews October 27, 2017



Is it Fat? Or Is it VAT?
Managing intra-abdominal fat deposits related to HIV treatment
Presented by: Dr. Greg Bondy, John Reudy Immunodeficiency Clinic (St. Paul’s IDC)
Wednesday, November 22nd – 1:30 pm
Positive Living BC | 1101 Seymour Street (2nd Floor Meeting Room)
Join us n our 2nd Floor Meeting & Presentation Room to learn about treatment updates and new therapies that aim to improve the lives of people living with HIV by helping to manage HIV and the side-effects from treatment.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED! Light refreshments will be available.
Please RSVP to brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space! Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and Health Care providers are invited to attend.

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

HERS Group

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
The 1st Thursday is at IDC from 11:30-12:30
The 3rd Thursday is at PLBC in the women’s lounge also from 11:30-12:30.
Contact Wendy for more info : 604-908-7710.

Women’s Drop In
WHAT: Coffee, Tea (Light refreshments)
WHY: To provide support
WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday afternoon from 1pm-4pm
WHERE: Women’s Lounge on the 3rd floor at 1101 Seymour Street- Positive Living BC
WHO: Contact Wendy for more details 604-908-7710

Strong Women in Numbers (SWIN)

Friday November 3rd
11:30am – 1:30pm
Lunch served

3rd Floor
1101 Seymour St

Contact Jane for more info & details
604-875-3755

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: October 27, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews October 20, 2017



Ou+doorsmen

Sketching / Watercolour Visit to Queen Elizabeth Park
Sunday 22 October, 2017
Activity Leader: Justin Newell, Fine Artist / Art Historian
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spend two hours sketching beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park in the medium of your choice.
Justin will work with coloured pencils on coloured paper. Guidance will be given if requested.
No experience necessary. If you have Watercolour pencils and coloured paper, please bring them with you. We will have supplies if you don’t
Meet Justin at King Edward Station Canada Line at 9:30 am. We will walk to the park and choose a vista to sketch / Watercolour. For those driving, we will meet at the open area at Bloedel Conservatory at 10:00 o’clock
RSVP crissa03@telus.net Note – Event will be cancelled if it is raining.

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

SUITS

Monday October 23rd
6:00-8:30

Ramen Koika 1231 Davie Street – put the date in your calendar !

Please RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org

Shrine Making Workshop in our lounge

Monday Oct 23 1-4pm

Bring photos, mementos, flowers and other art objects to decorate your shrine.

Email richardh@positivelivingbc.org for more details & info

Caterina Doll Shrine Workshop in our Lounge

Monday October 30
1-4pm

Come in and make a doll or shrine Shrines can be made for any person or group for the Festival of Hollows. the festival of Hollows is inclusive and open to all cultures and practices that honour our ancestors.

Email richardh@positivelivingbc.org for more details & info

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: October 20, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews October 13, 2017



Volunteer Orientation

You have been invited to attend our next Volunteer Orientation on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM ,Lunch & Snacks will be provided! This is a great opportunity for potential volunteers to learn more about our agency and its needs. We will also cover a range of local and global issues, and current information and trends surrounding HIV/ AIDS. To confirm your attendance:
Please contact the Manager of Volunteer Services­ Marc Seguin with your rsvp no later than October 16, 2017. (604-893-2298) marcs@positivelivingbc.org

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Gym Membership at Steve Nash Fitness

Steve Nash Fitness World memberships are available to our members at a reduced rate that is 45% lower than their regular rate. We encourage everyone to improve their health and a gym membership is a great way to do that. Visit our Wellness Desk for a corporate waiver and we will refer you to the club for enrollment.
DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, Steve Nash is offering a FREE Trial Membership to Members of Positive Living BC.

Indigenous Positive Women’s Peer Support Group
This support group will take place at Positive Living BC (1101 Seymour Street- 4th Floor) once a month. This discussion is focused around food. Please contact Jane (604-875-3755) for more info !

Positive Living BC open house

Our doors are open and we’re excited to show you around. Please join us on Thursday, October 19 from 4pm – 6pm to tour our new facilities and learn about our programming. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Open to all service providers, community partners, and frontline workers.
Location: 1101 Seymour Street
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: Drop-in between 4pm – 6pm
Light refreshments provided.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: October 13, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews October 6, 2017



YOGA at Positive Living BC

Every Thursday – Trauma-sensitive Yoga with Monique – low-barrier Yoga allowing participants to incorporate movements at their own pace and ability. Call 604-893-2203 or email clinic@positivelivingbc.org to reserve a space.

Starting Thursday, October 12 – Hatha Yoga with Hiiro – Hatha traditional yoga poses are designed to align and calm your body, mind and spirit in preparation for meditation.

In the news

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Closed on Monday

Please note that Positive Living BC will be closed on Monday and will re open on Tuesday at 10am.

Ou+doorsmen
Our next Ou+doorsmen event is Archery Tag on October 15, 2017 at 6 Pack Indoor Beach in Richmond. RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org

Volunteer Orientation
Come out to find out about what our society does and what positions are available for you to volunteer at. Thursday October 19, 2017. Email marcs@positivelivingbc.org.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: October 6, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews September 29, 2017



Director of Development

The Director of Development is a member of the Senior Management team at Positive Living BC, a consumer-led, member driven, registered charitable non-profit society run by and for persons living with HIV. Positive Living BC is Western Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS organization with a membership of more than 5,800 HIV-positive members. Please submit a resume and a letter of application addressing the duties of the position, to Machushla Graham, Director of Human Resources at: machushlag@positivelivingbc.org before 5:00 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017.

In the news

British Columbia

Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

New Positive Living BC Board of Directors

Tyler Cuddahy of Vancouver (ongoing two-year term)
Andrew Ehman of Kelowna (re-elected by acclamation)
Mitch Hunter of Vernon (newly elected by acclamation)
Joel Leung of Vancouver (appointment to Board during previous term confirmed by AGM)
Sharyle Lyndon of Vancouver (re-elected by acclamation)
Tom McAulay of Vancouver (re-elected by acclamation)
Walter Petram of New Westminster (re-elected by acclamation)
Neil Self of Vancouver (re-elected by acclamation)
Earl Sunshine of Vancouver (ongoing two-year term)

Volunteer!
We need your help! Positive Living BC is seeking a magazine delivery volunteer to help us deliver in the Downtown East side. If you can help please email marcs@positivelivingbc.org
We deliver our magazine every 3 moths or so.

Yoga at Positive Living BC
Thursday, October 5 – Trauma-sensitive Yoga with Monique – low-barrier Yoga allowing participants to incorporate movements at their own pace and ability. Call 604-893-2203 or email clinic@positivelivingbc.org to reserve a space.
Thursday, October 12 – Hatha Yoga with Hiiro – Hatha traditional yoga poses are designed to align and calm your body, mind and spirit in preparation for meditation.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: September 29, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.