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Positive Living BC eNews June 29, 2018




A message from the Chair: Positive Living BC welcomes Elgin Lim as our new Executive Director!

On behalf of the Board of Directors I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elgin Lim as Executive Director of the Positive Living Society of BC, effective September 2018.

Elgin is well known around these parts, first starting with the Society in 2006 as Director of Positive Prevention, and then as the Director of Programs and Services since 2013. In these roles, Elgin has been pivotal in growing Positive Living BC’s unique suite of member-focused activities and ensuring that our offerings are relevant, timely, well-managed and well-respected by our funders and the community at-large. The Board looks forward to working with Elgin over the coming years to further develop Positive Living BC while always keeping us at the top of our game. My fellow members and I have a bright future ahead with Elgin at the helm of our Society!

Elgin will continue to work as the Director of Programs and Services until our current Executive Director, Ross Harvey, officially retires at the end of August. However, there will be some overlap during this time as Elgin and Ross work together to ensure a seamless transition in our everyday operations.

If you have any questions about this exciting change in the Society, please feel free to contact me directly.

Neil Self Chair, Board of Directors
neils@positivelivingbc.org

In the news

Vancouver

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!

Canada Day

Please note that Positive Living BC will be closed on Monday July 2, 2018 and will reopen on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 10am. Click here to see a list of free things to do in Vancouver for Canada Day. Happy Long Weekend !

Broadway

Les Miserable is coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 10 – 15, 2018. And until July 6th you can get 10% off your tickets which will include a $10 donation to Positive Living BC! Click here to purchase.
Password: LIVING

AIDS WALK Kick-off

On Sunday July 29th Positive Living BC will be celebrating the launch of the 2018 Vancouver AIDS WALK. This event will be taking place at Jim Deva Plaza at the corner of Davie and Bute. This will be to share with the community the continuing importance of the Annual AIDS WALK now in its 33rd year.
The plaza will be set up with information stations sharing some of the amazing programs and services we provide our members to help people understand the outstanding work being done at Positive Living BC.
To be successful we need your help. We are looking for volunteers for 3 shifts.

  • Set-up Team – 7am – 11am
  • Station Attendants – 11am – 4pm
  • Tear Down Team – 4pm – 7pm

Marcs@positivelivingbc.org
t.604.893.2298
Kenc@positivelivingbc.org
t. 604.893.2242

 

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: June 29, 2018

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: June 22, 2018



Volunteer Recognition Event

Some highlights from our beautiful and colorful Volunteer Recognition Event ‘A Taste of India’ two weeks ago. Positive Living BC would like to thank all performers, staff, the Best Western Chateau Granville and of course to our amazing volunteers; you are the stars that make our organization shine bright ! Thank you!

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!

Volunteer Bootcamp

Positive Living BC is hosting a bootcamp for new recruits at 1101 Seymour St. on Thursday July 5, 2018 at 10:00am-3:00pm. Boot Camp rations & supplies will be provided, please reply to the Manager of Volunteer Services marcs@positivelivingbc.org / 604.893.2298.

Broadway

The Carole King Musical ‘Beautiful’ is coming to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 13-18. From now until August 3 you can get 20% off your ticket purchase which will include a $10 donation towards Positive Living BC. Click here to purchase tickets.
Password: LIVING

AIDS WALK Kick-off

On Sunday July 29th Positive Living will be celebrating the launch of the 2018 Vancouver AIDS WALK. This event will be taking place at Jim Deva Plaza at the corner of Davie and Bute. This will be to share with the community the continuing importance of the Annual AIDS WALK now in its 33rd year.

The plaza will be set up with information stations sharing some of the amazing programs and services we provide our members to help people understand the outstanding work being done at Positive Living.
To be successful we need your help. We are looking for volunteers for 3 shifts.

  • Set-up Team – 7am – 11am
  • Station Attendants – 11am – 4pm
  • Tear Down Team – 4pm – 7pm

*If you are currently a volunteer at Positive Living BC and would like to be a lead volunteer, please contact Marc or Ken to help out:

Marcs@positivelivingbc.org
t.604.893.2298
Kenc@positivelivingbc.org
t. 604.893.2242

 

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: June 22, 2018

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 June 15, 2018



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!

Health Clinics

SEEKING KARMA YOGI to offer Yoga Classes at Positive Living BC. Call Brandon 604.893.2259 or brandonl@positivelivingbc.org to find out more.

SEEKING WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS to offer individual or small group Body/Mind/Spirit Complementary Therapies in our Clinic. Call Brandon 604.893.2259 or brandonl@positivelivingbc.org to inquire.

Broadway

Les Miserable is coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 10-15, 2018 and until July 6th you can get 10% off your ticket which will include a $10 donation towards Positive Living BC. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Password: LIVING

Cineplex & Pins

Over the next four weeks, Cineplex locations across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island will be selling Red Ribbon Lapel Pins to support this year’s Vancouver AIDS WALK. So next time you are at the movies pick up a pin for $3. In 2017, $20,000 was raised so let’s beat that total.

You also have the option to ‘Text To Donate’! Text AIDSWALK to 30333 to donate $20 which will be added on your next phone bill. You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation.

 

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: June 15, 2018

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: June 8, 2018



Mark your calendar for our next Community Forum presentation:
“The Complexities of Aging with HIV” A guide to managing multiple co-morbidities
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 5:30 pm at the Chateau Granville -Best Western
Seating is limited! Please RSVP asap if you want to join us for dinner. To RSVP, visit our Eventbrite Page OR email wellness@positivelivingbc.org OR call Brandon at (604) 893-2259.
Can’t be there in person? Join our live webinar to participate in this discussion.
This event is FREE to Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and their supporters. Front line service providers are invited to attend.

In the news

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!

Average Joe

​The next Average Joe’s 2.0 is on June 14th from 6pm-9pm , featuring food and games with your hosts Joel and Stephen. On the 4th Floor -1101 Seymour St.

Broadway

Les Miserable is coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 10-15, 2018 and until July 6th you can get 10% off your ticket which will include a $10 donation towards Positive Living BC. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Password: LIVING

Cineplex & Pins

Over the next four weeks, Cineplex locations across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island will be selling Red Ribbon Lapel Pins to support this year’s Vancouver AIDS WALK. So next time you are at the movies pick up a pin for $3. In 2017, $20,000 was raised so let’s beat that total.

You also have the option to ‘Text To Donate’! Text AIDSWALK to 30333 to donate $20 which will be added on your next phone bill. You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation.

 

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: June 8, 2018

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 June 1, 2018



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!

We are hiring

Are you a woman living with HIV who is looking to work with your HIV-positive peers in the Lower Mainland? Positive Living BC is circulating a call out for two female contract Peer Navigators (QTE 10-20 hours a week each), one placed at the Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC) at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and one at Positive Health Services clinic in Surrey. These contracts can be two separate people or one if the person is willing to travel.

Women interested in applying for these positions should have a demonstrated addiction recovery plan in place (if applicable) and solid emotional regulation skills.

Please note, you must be living with HIV to apply for this position.

 

The Complexities of Aging with HIV

Mark your calendar for our next Community Forum presentation:
“The Complexities of Aging with HIV” A guide to managing multiple co-morbidities
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 5:30 pm at the Chateau Granville -Best Western
Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Fri. June 8 to join us for dinner…
To RSVP, visit our Eventbrite Page OR email wellness@positivelivingbc.org OR call Brandon at (604) 893-2259
Can’t be there in person? Join our live webinar to participate in this discussion.
This event is FREE to Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and their supporters. Front line service providers are invited to attend.

A Taste of India

Positive Living BC Volunteer Party

Our Volunteer Party is fast approaching. RSVP today to experience “A Taste of India” at its finest! This event is FREE to Positive Living BC volunteers (other guests pay $35) and space is limited—so don’t miss your chance to be treated to entertainment, activities and a delicious feast, all prepared with South Asian flair!

Location-Best Western Chateau Granville (1100 Granville Street, Vancouver)
Date-June 7
Time-6pm

Please email marcs@positivelivingbc.org or call 604-893-2298 to reserve your seat.

 

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: June 1, 2018

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: May 25, 2018



Mark your calendar for our next Community Forum presentation:
“The Complexities of Aging with HIV” A guide to managing multiple co-morbidities
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 5:30 pm at the Chateau Granville -Best Western
Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Fri. June 8 to join us for dinner…
To RSVP, visit our Eventbrite Page OR email wellness@positivelivingbc.org OR call Brandon at (604) 893-2259
Can’t be there in person? Join our live webinar to participate in this discussion.
This event is FREE to Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and their supporters. Front line service providers are invited to attend.

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!

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre from September 25-30. From now until June 1 you can get 20% off your ticket which will include a $10 donation towards Positive Living BC. Click here to purchase your tickets. Password: LIVING

Suits

Thursday ,May 31st at 6:00pm at Simba’s Grill (825 Denman) with hosts Stan & Pierre. Simba’s Grill is known for its authentic quality taste of East African Fusion Cuisine. The food is delicious. RSVP to pmjsoucy@gmail.com

FREE Legal Advice Clinic

Monday and Friday throughout summer 2018. Students from the UBC Faculty of Law will be onsite to offer a FREE summer legal advice clinic on the 2nd floor. This clinic is open to the public, accessible to members and non-members of Positive Living BC. Please call (604) 822-5791 to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are accepted based on availability.

 

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: May 25, 2018

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: May 18, 2018



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!

Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre from September 25-30. From now until June 1 you can get 20% off your ticket which will include a $10 donation towards Positive Living BC. Click here to purchase your tickets. Password: LIVING

Wildlife Thrift Store

Karla Ahlqvist from The Wildlife Thrift Store at Granville and Drake stopped by to make a donation of $3000. The Wildlife Thrift Store has been making multiple donations throughout the year since 2009! Thank you to Karla and everyone at the Wildlife Thrift Store.

FREE Legal Advice Clinic

Monday and Friday throughout summer 2018. Students from the UBC Faculty of Law will be onsite to offer a FREE summer legal advice clinic on the 2nd floor. This clinic is open to the public, accessible to members and non-members of Positive Living BC. Please call (604) 822-5791 to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are accepted based on availability.

 

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: May 18, 2018

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 May 11, 2018



Whether you are celebrating this Sunday with an Aunt, Sister, Guardian or Mother; Happy Mothers Day from Positive Living BC. Please note as this is not a Public Holiday, we will be open on Monday May 14.

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!

Retreat Application

Loon Lake Healing Retreats are for HIV Positive People from all walks of life. You will meet new friends and learn more about yourself. It is free for all members of the Positive Living Society of BC. The weekend consists of three nights & four days of shared accommodations with healthy meals in a modern lodge-style facility set on a beautiful mountain lake away from signs of urban life. Click here to fill out an application.

Transformation through meditation

Vipassina Meditation is also called Insight Meditation. Essentially, this form of mindfulness meditation helps to cleanse the mind of mental impurities creating transformation through self-observation. It helps to increase your awareness into your senses, calms and purifies the mind, leads to wisdom and helps to achieve transcended thoughts.
To find out when we are offering Meditation groups or for more information, please email brandonl@positivelivingbc.org.

Yoga

Please note that our Yoga sessions are cancelled until further notice. Please email
brandonl@positivelivingbc.org
for any questions and/or
concerns.

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: May 11, 2018

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 May 4, 2018



Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic

We accept most private and all government insurance plans including:

Disability
Income Assistance
First Nations Health Benefits
Interim Federal Health – Coverage for Refugees
Healthy Kids
Uninsured Patients

Profits from the Positive Living Community Dental Clinic directly benefit programming and dental care for people living with HIV. Support people living with HIV by supporting our Dental Clinic!

Call 604-893-2202 to book your appointment.

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!

Retreat Application

Loon Lake Healing Retreats are for HIV Positive People from all walks of life. You will meet new friends and learn more about yourself. It is free for all members of the Positive Living Society of BC. The weekend consists of three nights & four days of shared accommodations with healthy meals in a modern lodge-style facility set on a beautiful mountain lake away from signs of urban life. Click here to fill out an application.

Suits

Saturday May 12th, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO DIM SUM – A Delicious & Fascinating Awareness! Whether this is your first time or have been enjoying Dim Sum for years, this entertaining activity will answer questions and take your enjoyment of Dim Sum to a deeper level
Your Host: Mr. Thomas Robson. Jade Dynasty Restaurant (137 East Pender Street, Chinatown)
Cost: $50.00 +5% gst (includes lunch, narration & descriptive booklet) (limited to 10 persons). Please reserve now! Phone 604-736-9508 E-mail: info@awokaround.com

Free Oral Cancer Screening

This will be held at our Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic located on the 1st Floor of 1101 Seymour Street. The goal of Oral Cancer Screening is to detect mouth cancer and/or lesions at an early stage. Call 604-893-2202 to book your spot!

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: May 4, 2018

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 27 , 2018



Our Volunteer Party is fast approaching , if you have not rsvp’d your spot you better do it soon as the Indian Feast can only hold so many guests. Trust us when we say that you do not want to miss this years party. You will get to experience the Taste of India at it’s finest. Please email marcs@positivelivingbc.org to reserve your seat.

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!

Coming up! Ou+doorsmen

May 13: Bike Ride off the Arbutus Greenway. Starting from 9:45am. Granville Island to Fraser River (9km) end up at Milltown Bar (Pub Restaurant). If you don’t have a bike, you can rent a bike on Granville Island.
RSVP to richardh@positivelivingbc.org

Thursday May 31 – Simba’s Grill : 825 Denman at 6:00pm. Please rsvp pmjsoucy@gmail.com

Volunteer

We are seeking a Volunteer Video Transcriber: email our Manager of Volunteer services Marc Seguin – marcs@positivelivingbc.org for position details. Thank you.

AccolAIDS- Final number

Thank you to everyone who helped make AccolAIDS 2018 a huge success. With the monies raised on site, we are over $80,000 raised!

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 27, 2018

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.