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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

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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!

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.

 

Positive Living BC eNews April 6, 2018



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 Centre West Building
Dress: Semi-formal

The draw will take place Monday April 16th at 9am, and the winners will be contacted immediately. Please note that Positive Living BC will be unable to provide a travel subsidy for those who must travel to the event.

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.

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Ou+doorsmen/Sui+s

Average Joes 2.0 – Starting up on Thursday April 12 from 7pm-9:00pm in the Lounge (4th Floor) – This is a Social Gathering for Gay HIV-positive men and their allies with your host Joel.

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.

Clinic at Positive Living BC

Wednesday Clinics

ACUPUNCTURE : 11:00am – 2:00pm t: 604-893-2203 or clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book!

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC : 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Thursday Clinics

Thursday MASSAGE THERAPY : 12:30pm – 4:00pm

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC : 5:30pm, call 604-893-2203 or clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book!

TAI CHI : 3:45pm -Moving Meditation for all abilities

Community Dental Clinic

Now accepting patients!
The Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic is a brand new, fully- equipped space providing comprehensive dental care. Our dentists and staff under­stand the barriers to accessing dental care and are here to meet your needs. We accept private and government insurance plans. Non-insured patients welcome. 1101 Seymour St (First Floor). Call 604.893.2202 or email dental@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: April 6, 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 March 30, 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!

Positive Gathering this weekend

This is a friendly reminder for those of you who are attending the Positive Gathering TONIGHT (Saturday & Sunday). Please note that the hotel is different this year, it will be at the Coast Coal Harbour (1180 West Hastings). Please be there between 5pm & 6pm tonight for Registration. You can find the program here , you will also get a physical copy once you are registered. Please tell all your friends who are attending as well. Thank you.

Volunteers needed- Bay Giving Day

The Oakridge Centre Bay Store has once again invited Positive Living BC to be one of the spotlight charities on their annual Giving Days. We are assembling teams of three to greet shoppers. Please email our Manager of Volunteer Services- Marc Seguin at 604-893-2298 if interested.

2018 AccolAIDS Awards Gala – less than a month away!

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the hero’s of BC’s HIV/AIDS movement at this exciting event. Tickets are selling fast – guarantee your spot today!

This is a night when the whole BC HIV/AIDS community comes together to recognize those who have excelled in the field!

Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate special dietary requirements received after April 17th.

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 30, 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 March 23, 2018



Positive Gathering 2018 in 1 week !

The final Positive Gathering starts in 1 week; March 30, 31 and April 1 (Easter Long Weekend). Please note that we are at a different Hotel this year, that being the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel located on 1180 West Hastings. Please be there between 5pm-6pm on Friday for registration.

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!

Ou+doorsmen/ Hair Cuts

Ou+doorsmen – Saturday March 24 from 10am-2:00pm. Seawall Walk
at Stanley Park & Brunch at the Tea House.
RSVP stanleylmoore@gmail.com

Do you have a Flare for Hair?
Positive Living BC in search of an experienced hairstylist to volunteer their time weekly in-house salon cutting/ styling member’s hair on Thursday’s from 10am-1:00pm.
Please contact Manager of Volunteer services
Marc Seguin marcs@positivelivingbc.org
or 604-893-2298

Positive Living BC Lunch & Learn

POSITIVE LIVING, POSITIVE HOMES Data from the study and What we have heard from the community so far
Presented by Mona Lee, Evaluation Coordinator, Pacific AIDS Network
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm
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!

Time is flying by! The 2018 AccolAIDS Awards Gala is fast approaching – less than a month away!

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the hero’s of BC’s HIV/AIDS movement at this exciting event. Tickets are selling fast – guarantee your spot today!

This is a night when the whole BC HIV/AIDS community comes together to recognize those who have excelled in the field!

Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate special dietary requirements received after April 17th.

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place)

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

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 23, 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 March 16, 2018



Have you booked your appointment yet?

The Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic is a brand new, fully- equipped space providing comprehensive dental care. Our dentists and staff understand the barriers to accessing dental care and are here to meet your needs. We accept private and government insurance. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! Non-insured patients welcome. Call 604.893.2202 or email dental@positivelivingbc.org

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!

Have you used the Hygiene Program at PLBC?

Participants are members who have used the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Positive Living BC.You will be asked to complete a 1-hour tape recorded interview about the services. This survey is 100 % confidential and you will recieve a $25 gift card. Contact Iris Feng at 604-626-2154 for more info.

Donate Trays please

We are hoping people can help us out by donating trays that we can store our mugs on, in the Lounge. Breakfast in Bed trays or Cafeteria trays would be ideal. Please drop off to 1101 Seymour Street (4th floor).

POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY, COMMUNITY MEETING

HAVE YOUR SAY! If you are living on an income below $2,000 per month, come to our community meeting to share your views about living in poverty. Your input will help to create the BC Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy!

MONDAY, MARCH 19 12noon-2pm

Positive Living BC, 2nd Floor Meeting Room (1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver).

Space is limited, sign up now!!!

All participants receive $20

Lunch will be 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: March 16, 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 March 9, 2018



AccolAIDS nominations due today!

Positive Living BC’s AccolAIDS awards gala is fast approaching — Nominate today!

Nominations deadline is today: All nomination forms and supplementary materials must be received online, by mail, fax, or courier or in person at 1101 Seymour St, Vancouver BC, V6B 0R1

Incomplete nominations may not be considered. Use the nominations checklist to ensure you do not forget anything.

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!

Red Ribbon Breakfast total

Thanks to our generous community for raising $21,740.00 at the Red Ribbon Breakfast. Watch our Red Ribbon video testimonial here.

Join us for the next Community Kitchen – Feeding 4 for $10!

Thursday, March 15 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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 – please RSVP to brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY, COMMUNITY MEETING

HAVE YOUR SAY! If you are living on an income below $2,000 per month, come to our community meeting to share your views about living in poverty. Your input will help to create the BC Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy!

MONDAY, MARCH 19 12noon-2pm

Positive Living BC, 2nd Floor Meeting Room (1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver).

Space is limited, sign up now!!!

All participants receive $20

Lunch will be 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: March 9, 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.