March 26 is International Purple Day

Did you know? 65 million people world-wide live with epilepsy 1 in 100 in Canada = 360,000 Canadians = 46,000 British Columbians 30% of people with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures because no treatment works for them What can you do? Host a Purple Day event, tell your story, make a donation. The BC Epilepsy Society provides programs, services, information and support to people living with epilepsy and their loved ones. We also fund research to seek better treatment options and, ultimately, a...

Percussion Ensemble Benefit Concert

Organized Khaos and Spencer Middle School percussion ensemble presents “We Can Beat It”, a benefit concert supporting local families affected by juvenile leukemia.  The concert is February 24 at 7:00pm or February 25 at 2:00pm or 7:00pm at the Isabelle Reader Theatre.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information phone 250-474-1291 ext. 325 or go to their Facebook page @ Organized Khaos Percussion...

PINKSHIRT DAY – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24th

SafeCare BC reports there is growing evidence that workplace bullying and harassment has serious outcomes for employers and workers. 37% of workers have been bullied,with 57% of the targets being women. Bullying and harassment doesn’t just affect the person targeted – it affects us all.  Bullying… · Damages trust between colleagues · Impairs communication · Lowers self-esteem of those targeted and those who witness it · Decreases the quality of care for residents · Decreases the safety of care and the safety of the workplace Click here for Canada’s Safety Council’s research and tips on working with bullies.  Remember PINKSHIRT DAY .. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24th  LET’S WORK TOGETHER...

Feet Wanted!

Feet Wanted!!!   Camosun’s Health and Human Services Continuing Education department is hosting a FREE Foot Care Clinic as part of the Enhanced Foot Care Nursing course. We are looking for “feet with a story” to provide practice for our students. You will receive care from nurses who have studied extensive theory and are eager to practice on your feet.  Students will be practicing under the supervision of experienced educators and Foot Care Nurses, Tannis Sorge and Sandra Tetrault. If you have diabetes, circulatory concerns, or other foot care issues, and do not currently receive foot care, your feet would be ideal candidates. Healthy feet aged 40+ are welcome. Priority may be given to feet with high needs. Friends and family are welcome to participate – please feel free to share this message. Free Clinic Dates: Friday, June 17 or Saturday June 18 Location: Lansdowne Campus, Wilna Thomas Building (signs will be posted) Please allow 90 minutes for your appointment. Nourishment will be provided. Remove all nail polish prior to arrival Do not trim your nails prior to arrival Please click here to commit to a date and time for your free treatment. Space may be...

Nanaimo Transitioning Youth Resource Fair

CLBC, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, School District 68, and the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation have worked in partnership to present the 3rd annual Transitioning Youth Resource Fair.  This fair will provide information about what services are available in Nanaimo for transitioning youth and young adults with disabilities and their families. Click here or on the poster for more...