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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.

 

Positive Living eNews April 20, 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 Club

Wednesday April 25 from 2-4pm. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a collection of animal-themed humorous short stories by memoirist and humorist David Sedaris. The collection was published in September 2010. Email richardh@positivelivingbc.org for more info.

Can you help us out ?

Wanted – Slightly used electric wheelchair/scooter for one of our members with mobility issues. He has limited resources and has contributed to our Society as a dependable volunteer. If you can help out then please contact richardh@positivelivingbc.org

Reminder- AccolAIDS this Sunday at 6pm

The AccolAIDS is a Gala Dinner and Auction honoring our heroes in the BC HIV/AIDS movement:

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West,
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C0C3

When: Sunday April 22nd from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

AccolAIDS Awards honour the extraordinary achievements and dedication of organizations, businesses, groups and individuals responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in British Columbia.

Event proceeds benefit the life changing support programs and services offered by Positive Living Society of BC, western Canada’s largest charity serving people living with HIV.

Join us for cocktails, dinner, entertainment and auctions on Sunday April 22nd 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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 20, 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 13, 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!

Ou+doorsmen/Sui+s

Ou+doorsmen: Sunday April 15 -Cleveland Dam & Capilano Salmon Hatchery hike from 9am-2:00pm. bring a lunch and enjoy the hike from the dam to the hatchery. RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org if you would like to attend and indicate whether you can drive and offer a ride or whether you need a ride.


Sui+s
Sat April 21:10:30am, Dim Sum @ Sun Sui Wah (3888 Main Street.)
RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org

Cooking with Friends- at a new time!

Join us for the next Community Kitchen Lunch time – Feeding 4 for $10!
Thursday, April 19 – 11:30am – 1:30pm
Positive Living BC Kitchen – 1101 Seymour Street (4th floor)
Join us at the Positive Living BC kitchen to meet HIV+ friends, share and create a delicious meal. Presented by the students of UBC’s Community Health Initiatives by University Students (CHIUS).
FREE for Positive Living BC members
SEATING IS LIMITED – Only 8 spots available so sign up NOW! – please RSVP to brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

Member Ticket Lottery

AccolAIDS is a gala dinner and auction honouring our heroes in the BC HIV/AIDS movement:
Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 6pm – 10 pm
Vancouver Convention CentreThe draw will take place Monday April 16th at 9am, and the winners will be contacted immediately.

Questions?
Please contact the Positive Living BC Front Desk
p. 604.893.2200
*please note that only full members may sign up for the lottery. Associate members are excluded from the lottery. Those who have won in the AccolAIDS 2016 ticket lottery will not be eligible either.

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 13, 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.