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Positive Living BC eNews: April 19, 2019



Easter Long Weekend Hours at Positive Living BC

Positive Living BC will be closed for Easter Long Weekend for Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

In the news

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 Dental Clinic

New patients welcome at the Community Dental Clinic

Our state-of-the art Clinic provides all patients (not just Positive Living BC members) with top-quality, professionally delivered dentistry,  oral hygiene and all manner of oral health care. Here’s the best part: the Community Dental Clinic is a social enterprise! So, every visit from insured patients helps offset the costs of serving Positive Living BC members. Going to the dentist never felt so good!

To book an appointment please call 604-893-2202 or email dental@positive
livingbc.org
. New patients welcome!

Massage Clinic Closure

Massage Clinics will be closed until May 2. Call 604.893.2203 or email clinic@positive
livingbc.org
to book now for summer Massage Clinics (May-August 2019)
Mondays – 1:30 pm ; 2:45 pm ; 4:00 pm OR
Wednesdays – 1:30 pm ; 2:45 pm ; 4:00 pm OR
Thursdays – 1:15 pm ; 2:30 pm ; 3:45 pm

Women’s Programming at Positive Living BC

  • Women’s group at JRC (formerly IDC) 5th floor of St. Paul’s Hospital meets on the second Friday of the month
  • Lunch + Learn + Laugh. Women’s drop-in  lunch at 1101 Seymour every  2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month (excluding cheque week).
  • Women’s lounge + clothing room. Volunteers are in  Thursdays from 1pm – 3:45pm OR ask for Wendy on the 4th floor to access the women’s lounge + clothing room when volunteers aren’t available.

Contact Wendy Stevens at 604-440-3895 or 604-908-7710 if you have more questions.

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: April 19, 2019

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: April 12, 2019



Red Ribbon Breakfast 2019

Our Annual Red Ribbon Breakfast was two days ago. We had a room full of warmth, love and support. We would like to thank our presenting sponsor bcgeu, as well as our two supporting sponsors Gilead and Cupe BC. Until next year. Stay tuned to our social media channels for event photos.
#redribbon2019.

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Positive Living BC Community Forum

Name: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization & access to care.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Chateau Granville Best Western

RSVP by emailing wellness@positive
livingbc.org or call 604-893-2259

If you cannot be there in person then please join our live webinar. 

Massage Clinic Closure

Massage Clinics will be closed until May 2. Call 604.893.2203 or email clinic@positive
livingbc.org
to book now for summer Massage Clinics (May-August 2019)
Mondays – 1:30 pm ; 2:45 pm ; 4:00 pm OR
Wednesdays – 1:30 pm ; 2:45 pm ; 4:00 pm OR
Thursdays – 1:15 pm ; 2:30 pm ; 3:45 pm

Momentum Study

Positive Living BC is one of the organizations that helps share Momentum‘s research here in Vancouver. Momentum is a sexual health study of gay, bisexual and other guys who have sex with men in Greater Vancouver. Information from Momentum is one source of research that helps us understand how HIV is impacting people in this community.

Momentum provides vouchers to participants, who then share the vouchers with other guys who may be eligible to participate in the study. If you have a voucher and are interested in being part of this research, now is the time to use it! There are 90 more spots available in the study.

If you have a voucher, you can book your visit online at  (scroll down to the bottom and click “I have a voucher”)! Don’t have one but are interested, follow that link and click “I want to participate as a SEED”.

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: April 12, 2019

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: April 5, 2019



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!

Positive Living BC Community Forum

Name: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization & access to care.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Chateau Granville Best Western

RSVP by emailing wellness@positive
livingbc.org or call 604-893-2259

If you cannot be there in person then please join our live webinar. 

Reiki

The Wellness Clinic welcomes Jen Allan now offering Reiki on the last Wednesday of each Month.

Jen is a Level 3 Reiki practitioner who has been working for more than four years with her regular clients.

One-hour sessions available on the last Wednesday of each month at:
6:15pm
7:15 pm
8:15 pm
To book an appointment, email clinic@
positivelivingbc.org
or call 604.893.2203.

Seeking Female Volunteer

We are looking for a female volunteer (you do not have to be positive) to help out in our Women’s lounge on a weekly basis. For more details on this position please contact wendys@positive
livingbc.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: April 5, 2019

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: March 29, 2019



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!

Thursday Clinic

MASSAGE THERAPY :12:00pm – 4pm.
Massage helps to improve your posture.

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.        Naturopathic Doctors focus their efforts to understand the unique needs of each patient!

TAI CHI: Drop-in THURSDAY at 3:45pm.  Tai Chi is moving meditation. Improve strength, flexibility and balance from the perfect activity for the rest of your life  

E-mail clinic@positive
livingbc.org
  or call 604.893.2203 to book a treatment.

Reiki

The Wellness Clinic welcomes Jen Allan now offering Reiki on the last Wednesday of each Month.

Jen is a Level 3 Reiki practitioner who has been working for more than four years with her regular clients.

One-hour sessions available on the last Wednesday of each month at:
6:15pm
7:15 pm
8:15 pm
To book an appointment, email clinic@
positivelivingbc.org
or call 604.893.2203.

Seeking Female Volunteer

We are looking for a female volunteer (you do not have to be positive) to help out in our Women’s lounge on a weekly basis. For more details on this position please contact wendys@positive
livingbc.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: March 29, 2019

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: March 22, 2019



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!

Momentum Study for gay and bisexual men

The Momentum Study for gay and bisexual men is still recruiting for the second phase of the study. Have you received a voucher to participate in the past 2 years? Call the number on the card or book an appointment online (even if you are currently enrolled in the first study). If you don’t have a voucher and have never participated you may be eligible to be an initial participant. Click here to find out more.

Reiki

The Wellness Clinic welcomes Jen Allan now offering Reiki on the last Wednesday of each Month.

Jen is a Level 3 Reiki practitioner who has been working for more than four years with her regular clients.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Please DO NOT wear scented perfumes or deodorants at this clinic.

One-hour sessions available on the last Wednesday of each month at:
6:15pm
7:15 pm
8:15 pm
To book an appointment, email clinic@
positivelivingbc.org
or call 604.893.2203.

Law Clinics-CLOSED

The UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) held their last Legal Clinic last night; they are considering a possible summer clinic but it has not been confirmed.

If you are looking for FREE guidance or advice for simple legal matters, including Wills, Estates, Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant or other basic services: You can refer to
Law Students Legal Advice Program at UBC
(604) 822-5791

For more serious matters, essentially anything that needs a Lawyer representation or serious Legal Support including FAMILY LAW; CHILD WELFARE LAW; CRIMINAL LAW or IMMIGRATION LAW. You may refer to Legal Services Society (Legal Aid BC) , where you can access FREE Legal supports from Accredited professionals for services related to Criminal or Civil Litigation.

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: March 22, 2019

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: March 15, 2019



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!

Momentum Study for gay and bisexual men

The Momentum Study for gay and bisexual men is still recruiting for the second phase of the study. Have you received a voucher to participate in the past 2 years? Call the number on the card or book an appointment online (even if you are currently enrolled in the first study). If you don’t have a voucher and have never participated you may be eligible to be an initial participant. Click here to find out more.

HAIR !!!

Come get your hair cut with one of our two amazing stylists.

Tuesdays: 1pm-4pm with Tristan

Wednesdays: 1pm-4pm with Roy

We are also seeking a Volunteer Hairstylist.
We have an on-site Salon with it’s own chair- the stylist would have to bring their own gear. Shift’s would be on Monday’s on a regular basis from 10am-1:00pm. Please contact: marcs@positive
livingbc.org or call 604-893-2298

Income Tax Clinic

It is that time of the year again and taxes need to be filed. Our in house Volunteer tax gurus will be available NOW until Tuesday April 30th. The appointments will be daily between 1pm – 4pm. Appointments can be booked at our reception desk or by calling 604-893-2200. We are only able to do taxes for people with lower incomes and we cannot do taxes for people who own property.

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: March 15, 2019

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: March 8, 2019



When: 7:30am – 8:30am (doors open at 7:00am), Wednesday April 10th, 2019

Where: Chateau Granville, 1100 Granville St (corner of Granville & Helmcken) downtown Vancouver

The Red Ribbon Breakfast is an hour long networking event for busy professionals. Please join us for a complimentary breakfast and a short program about the important work that Positive Living BC does in the community.

This breakfast is held annually to help Positive Living BC promote its programs and services while developing important relationships with community stakeholders. Please note that while this is a free event, there will be a fundraising pitch as part of the breakfast program. Donations of any size are appreciated, but no one who attends is under any obligation to give.

To RSVP: email Jason Hjalmarson, Director of Fund Development, at jhjalmarson@positivelivingbc.org or call 604-893-2282

Want to host a table? If you think your friends or colleagues would be interested in participating in this fun event, sign up to host your own table at the Red Ribbon Breakfast and help us make some new friends! Email or call Jason at the contact details above and he’ll be happy to help you recruit more guests.

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

In the news

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!

Lunch & Learn

Nutrition, Oral Health & HIV
Presented by
The UBC Dental Hygiene, Term 2, Positive Living Team
Sarina Bining, Yasmine Borno, Kayla Waddell and Shivalika Katyal
UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program 2019 Candidates
Wednesday, March 13, 2018 – 12 NOON
2nd floor Multi-purpose Meeting Room
1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is provided.

To attend this lunch & learn, please sign up at our EventBrite page OR, RSVP directly to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259
Can’t be there in person? Click HERE to join our live online webinar.

Spring Break Extravaganza in our lounge

As part of our Spring Break extravaganza week. Monday March 11, 2019 from 10am-12pm we will be making Marshmallow Cereal Bars in the 4th floor lounge. Come join us for some sticky fun ! Supplies provided.

Also, Monday,March 11 join us for some creative and unique Jewelry making. Learn the basics of creating your own necklace or bracelet. From 1pm-3pm on the 4th floor. Supplies provided.

Yoga Friday at Positive Living BC

Every Friday at noon.

Space for up to 10 participants.

This 1-hour drop-in class is for all abilities… starting with basic poses and increasing as we get more flexible. Members will be asked to sign in with their member number. This class is on the 2nd floor so guests of Members will be allowed.

SIX REASONS YOGA IS A GREAT IDEA ON A FRIDAY… YOU DON’T EVEN NEED TO SKIP HAPPY HOUR!

1. End the week on YOUR terms… What better way to complete the week than by having a dialogue with your inner self?

2. If you consider Friday to be a lost day, you’ve already given up. Avoid setting a habit of laziness and start a healthy habit!

3. Taking a Friday class will push you in your practice. Sure it’s hard and you may want to give up. Feel the rewards of
conquering your ego, your fears, and your doubts.

4. A Friday Yoga Class will really set the tone for the weekend. Embark on a challenging and rewarding journey that will make
the difference in how you spend your weekend.

5. You can receive proper adjustments. Even though in group classes adjustments aren’t given as frequently as some of us might
like, the opportunity remains present.

6. You’ve worked hard all week. Taking time for self care will help you will earn your weekend reward. It’s not money or another
vacation day; it’s that moment of presence you are always striving to achieve.

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: March 8, 2019

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: March 1, 2019



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!

Bridge

Starting March 1, 2019 12pm – 1pm ‘teaching for beginners’ then from 1pm – 3pm we play. Join us in the Member’s Lounge and be part of the NEW Bridge Club. This is open to anyone, whether you have played Bridge before or have no idea how. As Bridge requires 4 people, newbies will be encouraged to partner with a seasoned player to learn the skills of the game.

Spring Launch

March is a time for Spring Breaks for many students so we will be holding Spring Launch in the Lounge from March 11 – 15. Lots of fun things to do so come and check us out.

Vancouver Men’s Chorus

Thank you to the Vancouver Men’s Chorus donated over a $1000 to the Positive Living BC Socks & Underwear Fund. Broken down this amounts to $239 in underwear, $317 in socks and $455 in cash and cheque donations. This works out to 60 pairs of underwear and 197 pairs of socks and fund to replenish.

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: March 1, 2019

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: February 22, 2019



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!

Bridge

Starting March 1, 2019 12pm – 1pm ‘teaching for beginners’ then from 1pm – 3pm we play. Join us in the Member’s Lounge and be part of the NEW Bridge Club. This is open to anyone, whether you have played Bridge before or have no idea how. As Bridge requires 4 people, newbies will be encouraged to partner with a seasoned player to learn the skills of the game.​

Seeking a hair stylist

Volunteer Hairstylist sought for Positive Living BC.
On-site Salon with own chair- bring your gear.

Monday’s regular basis 10am-1:00pm shift

Please contact: marcs@positivelivingbc.org 604-893-2298

All the cool kids are wearing them

Need braces ? Interested in Invisalign but aren’t too sure about the details ? Well if you aren’t already a patient at the Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic you really should become one; along with other benefits that come from being a patient of ours you also get a free consultation from our dentist Dr.Nick who is trained in Invisalign attachments. Call 604-893-2202 to book an appointment today !

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: February 22, 2019

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: February 15, 2019



Please note that we will be closed on Monday February 18 for Family Day. We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend !

Also note that the Executive Director position closes on February 18, 2019. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to shafiyahk@positivelivingbc.org click here for full job description.

In the news

 

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!

Income Tax Clinic

It is that time of the year again and taxes need to be filed.  Our in house Volunteer  tax gurus will be available starting Monday February 25th and running until Tuesday April 30th.  The appointments will be daily between 1pm – 4pm.  Appointments can be booked starting Tuesday February 12th at our reception desk or by calling 604-893-2200. We are only able to do taxes for people with lower incomes and we cannot do taxes for people who own property.

 

 

Yoga Drop-in Fridays

Every Friday at noon.

Space for up to 10 participants.

This 1-hour drop-in class is for all abilities… starting with basic poses and increasing as we get more flexible. Members will be asked to sign in with their member number. This class is on the 2nd floor so guests of Members will be allowed.

SIX REASONS YOGA IS A GREAT IDEA ON A FRIDAY… YOU DON’T EVEN NEED TO SKIP HAPPY HOUR!

1. End the week on YOUR terms… What better way to complete the week than by having a dialogue with your inner self?
2. If you consider Friday to be a lost day, you’ve already given up. Avoid setting a habit of laziness and start a healthy habit!
3. Taking a Friday class will push you in your practice. Sure it’s hard and you may want to give up. Feel the rewards of
conquering your ego, your fears, and your doubts.
4. A Friday Yoga Class will really set the tone for the weekend. Embark on a challenging and rewarding journey that will make
the difference in how you spend your weekend.
5. You can receive proper adjustments. Even though in group classes adjustments aren’t given as frequently as some of us might
like, the opportunity remains present.
6. You’ve worked hard all week. Taking time for self care will help you will earn your weekend reward. It’s not money or another
vacation day; it’s that moment of presence you are always striving to achieve.

All the cool kids are wearing them

Need braces ? Interested in Invisalign but aren’t too sure about the details ? Well if you aren’t already a patient at the Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic you really should become one; along with other benefits that come from being a patient of ours you also get a free consultation from our dentist Dr.Nick who is trained in Invisalign attachments. Call 604-893-2202 to book an appointment today !

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: February 15, 2019

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.