MS Bike Ride… Virtually..!

Dr. Jim Noiles

Hi everyone:

Our friend Val H had the best doctor… Jim Noiles. While Jim retired a few years ago, he has continued to stay active and helping others. One of the things he’s done over the years is the MS Bike Ride. He’s on a virtual team this year raising funds to beat Multiple Sclerosis. If you’re interested in donating to the cause, check out the ride through Jim’s fundraising page here.

Best wishes on the ride Jim!

Mental health resources from WorkSafeBC

Hey everyone, you might have read that the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan, and it talks about a safe re-start with WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC has a page dedicated to return to safe operations. On their page, they have a great list of resources geared to support mental health in the workplace:

Feel free to share with others!

BC’s Restart Plan

Hey everyone, the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan to their website. As well as having great resources, it talks about:

  • Protective measures we’ve taken in B.C. have made a difference
  • The next stage of our challenge
  • How we’ll keep transmission low
  • How we’ll start getting people back to work (including details on “Phases 1 to 4”)
  • Some next steps to make life a little easier
  • How we’ll keep taking care of each other
  • The little things make a big difference

You can also download the plan as a PDF. Check it out!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

Hey everyone, the Government of Canada is warning against Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams:

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, protect yourself and beware of associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Turn to trusted resources and advice for health, financial and security resources.
Full details can be found
here

Be aware of what information you provide, who you are providing it to, and why you need to provide it. If you aren’t sure of “the facts”, you can ask lots of questions and you can talk it over with someone you trust before you decide what to do!

Stay safe, and stay healthy.

Free webinar TODAY: Community Living in Isolation

Hey everyone, there is a free webinar later today called “Community Living in Isolation: Responding to COVID-19.” You can check out details and register here.

This webinar is presented in partnership with CLBC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Panelists will be considering what Community Living looks like in a pandemic, when access to community is limited, and also discussing how the Community Living and housing sectors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free online training with posAbilities: LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality

Hey everyone, posAbilities is offering free Zoom-hosted online sessions called LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality from June 2 to July 2.

Along with two mandatory sessions for all participants, sessions available include:

  • Different Types of Touch and Trusted People
  • Self-Care
  • Gender and Identity
  • Relationships and Decision Making
  • Online Safety and Pornography
  • Dating and Break-Ups
  • Thinking about Sex (Determining “Readiness”, Types of Sexual Activity)
  • Safer Sex (STIs and Contraception)

Check out their poster (PDF link below) for more information and details on how to register!

New BC Wildfire Service App

Hey everyone, one of our Service Coordinators (thanks, Viv!) passed along news that the BC Wildfire Service has just launched an app:

B.C. Wildfire Service Launches Official Wildfire App
The official B.C. Wildfire Service mobile app is now available, providing real-time wildfire information and an interactive map that users can customize to display a variety of fire-related data.
Key features of the mobile app include:
Interactive wildfire map
Latest news and advisories
Statistics
Fire reporting tool
The BC Wildfire Service mobile app is free to download in the App Store and Google Play.
Android: The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.bc.gov.WildfireInformation
Apple (iOS): The BC Wildfire Service mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bc-wildfire-service/id1477675008?ls=1


Full media release here.

Emergency Preparedness Week!

Hey everyone, it’s Emergency Preparedness Week from May 3-9 in the Central Okanagan!

As we are heading into fire and flood season, we thought we would share some great resources from CORD Emergency Operations including Flooding Preparedness, getting FireSmart, and information from the Province! They also have an option to sign up for their email updates.

Check it out here.

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