Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Hockey Day in Richmond May 7, 2011

I am delighted to lend my support to Richmond Addiction Services, in partnership with Family Services of Greater Vancouver, as they organize "Hockey Day in Richmond" on Saturday May 7, 2011 from noon until 5pm. The event will take place at H.J. Cambie Secondary School as part of Youth Week. Following an afternoon of floor hockey, former NHLer Theo Fleury will give a keynote address "Don't quit Before the Miracle", sharing his personal journey about abuse and recovery from the misuse of substances. Fleury will also join the youth for part of the floor hockey tournament. In addition to being a former NHL All-Star with the Calgary Flames, Fleury is also a #1 best-selling author with his book Playing with Fire, a singer songwriter, Stanley Cup winner, Olympic Gold Medallist at Salt Lake 2002, and World Junior Champion.

Hockey day in Richmond promises to be one of the largest Youth Week events that Richmond has ever seen. It will be a fun-filled afternoon for youth and their families that will focus on prevention of substance use and abuse. If you can help please contact Rick Dubras, Executive Director  rick@richmondaddictions.ca

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Nite of Hope

Tonight's the night in#Richmondbc to hear Dr. Ashley Davidson a Breast Oncology Fellow at BC Cancer Agency speak to hundreds of wonderful women about new research and developments in cancer care. It will be a gorious evening.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Board Voice Society of BC

Board Voice is a new organization of volunteers from across British Columbia who are serving on non profit boards of agencies that we can all support as we go forward. The members of Board Voice are provincial champions of healthy communities who promote the value of collaborative high quality community based social services who welcome a more coordinated approach to interfacing with government. Their vision is a clear and effective voice for volunteer community-based boards. There is work to do in terms of strengthening the governing capacity of boards and promoting innovation and planning at the community and provincial levels. We all have a stake in building the kinds of communities we wish to live in.

For further information visit:  http://www.boardvoice.ca/

Friday, 1 April 2011

Women and Wellness doing away with stigma

It was a joy to attend the Women and wellness event at the Van Dusen Garden. The event raised over $3600 for the BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The money raised wil be used to help deliver mental health education programs and to address the stigma, prejudice and discrimination individuals with mental health problems face.

Those that wish to desire to make a donation to the Association can do so by following this link: www.canadahelps.org/charityprofilepage.aspx?charityid=d61046 which will take you to their donation page.

Special thanks to Bev Gutray fot an amazing speech.