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August 2019

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Memorial Tree Planting (Westbank)

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Services Building, 1900 Quail Lane
Westbank, BC Canada
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Let’s take a moment as a community to gather for lunch and a memorial tree planting for International Overdose Awareness Day in commemoration for those we have lost to overdose. This tree will be available in the Community Services lobby for the week of August 26-30 to leave a special note to those who lost their lives to addiction and will be planted in the community garden. For more information about this event, please contact Alex Terbasket at 250.786.0227 or aterbasket@wfn.ca.

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Celebration of Life

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jubilee Park, 2552 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2B9 Canada
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A celebration of life with a picnic in the park on International Overdose Awareness Day. This event is meant to provide a space for the entire community, families and children, brothers and sisters of all ages, to remember those we have lost who touched our lives and to unify in a spirit of love and progress towards a common goal of saving lives. For more information on this event, contact Amanda Bonella at 778.347.3840 or amanda@drugwarsurvivors.com.

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International Overdose Day with Free Naloxone Training

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Save On Foods, 181 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, BC V9L 3P8 Canada
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Drop by our table in front of Save On Foods and learn more about how to recognize the signs of an overdose, receive free naloxone training and leave with a free naloxone kit. We also encourage members of the community with lived experience to come to our event and to stand in solidarity with the men and women who have been personally affected by overdose. For more information about this International Overdose Awareness Day event, please contact Anne Marie Thornton…

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Westshore Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road
Langford, BC V9B 3S7 Canada
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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us at Memorial Park (Aldwynd Road, Langford) for a picnic lunch, resource table, speakers, and support. At 1 p.m. a naloxone training and kits will be provided. Free. Everyone welcome, family friendly. Provided by AVI Health & Community Services with support from the Victoria Foundation. This event is taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. For more information about this event, please contact Hermione at 250.384.2366…

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International Overdose Awareness Day (Quesnel)

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reid Street, Quesnel, BC Canada + Google Map
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Purple ribbons for lost loved ones, grey for survivors. Naloxone training, information and free food. For more information about this International Overdose Awareness Day event, please contact Willow Giesinger at 250.983.9669 or wildwomenofthenorth@gmail.com.

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Daytime Event (Victoria)

August 31 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
#1 Centennial Square, 1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 Canada
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International Overdose Awareness Day events will be taking place on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC. The daytime event runs from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. There will be resource booths, a community BBQ, free and confidential drug checking, a mass naloxone training event, memorial activity and live music. A candlelight memorial will take place on the same day at 7 p.m. at St. John the Divine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra Street). Click here for more information.…

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Candelight Vigil (Victoria)

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2L5 Canada
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Following the International Overdose Awareness Day daytime event in Centennial Square (click here for information), a candlelight memorial will take place at 7 p.m. at St. John the Divine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra Street). This will be an evening to remember all those impacted by substance use and an evening of remembrance for those we have lost. Through words and music we will remember… For more information about this International Overdose Awareness Day event, please contact Shane Calder at 250.384.2366 or ioadyyj@gmail.com.

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September 2019

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Keeping You Informed: Primary Care in British Columbia

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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As part of the Patient Engagement Learning Series, the second webinar in the series will provide an overview of the work being done in primary care, specifically with the launch of Primary Care Networks in communities throughout the province.

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Patient Partner Orientation Session — Webinar

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Patient Partner Orientation Session
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session.

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Patient Partner Orientation Session — Webinar

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Patient Partner Orientation Session
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session.

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