Events in British Columbia

Last year, over 30 events took place across Canada, from Halifax to Whitehorse, to mark World Hepatitis Day 2012! The events helped bring awareness to viral hepatitis and in some cases onsite testing and vaccination were provided. All of the 2012 WHD Events are listed below. Thank you to all those who participated!

Are you holding an event for World Hepatitis Day in Canada 2013?

Please send photos, videos, and articles about your event to Alison Marshall at amarshall@csih.org for posting onto this website, www.whdcanada.ca.

2012 Events

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AIDS Vancouver Island (Courtenay & Campbell River) On-site Testing, Barbeque and Health Fair
In collaboration with: (To be confirmed) North Island Liver Services, Public Health – Courtenay & Campbell River, Aboriginal Health/VIHA, Comox Valley Nursing Centre, John Howard Society, Kwakiutl District Health, Wachiay Friendship Centre, Laichwiltach Friendship Centre, Campbell River and Courtenay Regional Libraries, North Island College – Courtney and Campbell River campuses When & Where: Thursday, July 26th, 11:00am – 2:00pm Health Fair and BBQ at Campbell River Commons parking lot; Friday, July 27th, 11:00am – 2:00pm Health Fair and BBQ at Simms Park Picnic area, Courtenay Contact: Jeanette Reinhardt, jeanette.reinhardt@avi.org
Website: http://avi.org/

AIDS Vancouver Island (Victoria) 3rd Annual Love Your Liver Health Fair
In honour of World Hepatitis Awareness Day, AIDS Vancouver Island will host a health fair including a number of community agencies and services in Centennial Square. Music, special guest speakers, food, information about liver health, and much more!
When: Monday July 30th, 11am – 2pm
Where: Centennial Square, Victoria, BC
For more information, or to be involved, please contact Hermione at 250-384-2366 ext 2270.
Website: http://avi.org/victoria

ANKORS (Cranbrook) Barbeque and Community Awareness Event
In collaboration with: the Women’s Centre, the Salvation Army, and Street Angel
When: (to be confirmed) Saturday, July 28th; 11:30am– 3:30pm
Where: Rotary Park, Cranbrook
Contact: Kelly Ferguson, hcvankors@telus.net
Website: http://www.ankors.bc.ca/

Hepatitis Kelowna Outreach Program / Dare To Care Okanagan Society (Penticton) Awareness and Education Event
When: Saturday, July 28th
Where: (to be confirmed) Rock the Peach music festival, Penticton, B.C.
Contact: Lisa Mortell, ljmortell@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.dare2care.ca/

South Fraser Community Services Society (Surrey) Barbeque, March and Community Education Event
In collaboration with: Hep C BC (Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society)
and Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre
When: July 22nd – July 28th, 2:00pm
Where: Positive Haven program of South Fraser Community Services Society, 10697 – 135A Street, Surrey
Contact: director3@southfraserservices.bc.ca
Website: http://www.southfraserservices.bc.ca/