Saturday August 6, 2016 is our next festival and it already promises to be bigger and better than ever.
While the highlight will continue to be the various wines and beers available for sampling coupled with tasty finger foods prepared by volunteers, this year’s event will be the first with the opportunity to purchase bottles of your favourite wine and beer. The capacity to purchase ‘take-home’ bottles is in response to suggestions from patrons attending past Festivals on Galiano, along with changes in the provincial laws regarding alcohol sales that allow limited sales near the site of the tasting festival.
Tickets will be $45 again this year and entitle the ticket holder to receive a free souvenir wine glass and a souvenir beer glass, in addition to Festival admission. Tickets go on sale on May 1st. Reservations will continue to be open until August 5th (dependent upon availability).
Check out the Festival website for additional information, ticket sales and contact details.
The Galiano Health Care Society invites Galiano residents and visitors to our Annual General Meeting to be held at the South Community Hall on Saturday April 30. Time: 1-4pm
Come to hear about our successes and the challenges from the past year. Thanks to the Galiano community we are in a strong position to move forward in 2016 by ensuring access to quality health care through the Clinic. We also continue to support health-related services on the island.
If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors at the April AGM, please contact Jenelle at 9-2422, or Mike at 9-2003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all involved in the 5th annual Polar BRRR swim. It was very successful and could not have happened without the support of the swimmers, volunteers and the community. This year there were 39 registered swimmers and at least 3 others. The total raised for the Galiano Health Care Society was over $2000. We look forward to an even bigger event next year with prizes going to the “best costume” and “most money raised”.
Join the Galiano Health Care Society to celebrate the New Year – with a dip in the chilly waters at Montague Harbour Provincial Park. January 1st 2016 at 12 noon sharp. Can we dare you to jump into the water? If not, can we entice you to join the throng of support on the beach? We”ll have snacks available too. Proceeds from sponsorship, registration fee and general donations all go directly to the Galiano Health Care Society that runs the Health Clinic on Galiano Island.
For further information contact Ken at 250 539 3404, or Linda at 250 539 3753.
The annual flu season is approaching and it is time to be immunized to have the best chance of avoiding influenza.
If you are eligible for a free influenza shot, please bring your Care Card to the vaccination clinic on Galiano Island.
Monday November 9th
1:30pm to 4:00pm
If you are not eligible for a free flu shot, contact your family physician or nurse practitioner about vaccine availability and cost. Eligibility details here.
The GHCS is pleased to announce a successful collaborative project with many community businesses, individuals and groups that now has seen at least 14 automated defibrillators (AED’s) distributed to sites on Galiano Island that are accessible to the public.
If you witness someone collapse, or discover someone who is non-responsive, first call 911 for help and then ideally be able to send someone to locate the nearest defibrillator while you provide first aid and/or CPR to the unconscious patient. Check out the map for locations.
The defibrillators are easy to use – they give voice prompts and will not shock a patient unless the heart rhythm indicates that a shock is advisable.
Take a peek at the flyer details in this post – there are a series of CPR & AED courses underway.
Thanks to everyone involved in this project. Galiano is leading the way with other communities watching how our program works.
EXCLUSIVE Galiano Wine and Beer Festival Tote bags
Thanks to Uniquely Galiano and volunteers from the Galiano Needle Guild these practical tote bags are perfect to carry your Festival souvenir wine and beer glasses.
Priced to sell at 1 for $15, or 2 for $25
Colours – Red (available), White (available), Brown (sold out)
Available at the Galiano Bookstore, Post Office, Health Clinic and the Galiano Saturday Farmer’s Market. If supplies last they will also be available at the August 8th Galiano Wine and Beer Festival.
After the Event the tote can be used to carry bottles of wine, lunch and an iPad, a good book or two, wallet/keys/water bottle…be as creative as you can!
The 23rd Annual Galiano Wine and Beer Festival is here!
Date: Saturday August 8, 2015
Venue: Lion’s Field on Burrill Rd (next to the health care centre)
Cost: $45 includes souvenir beer and/or wine glass plus a variety of finger foods
Check out the website for festival details including the vendors who will be sharing their latest products. www.galianowinefestival.com
Tickets already selling fast – see the website about reservations.
Oh behalf of the Galiano Health Care Society, a big thank you to all who participated (guests & volunteers, plus the vendors who generously shared their variety of products) – Our 2015 event was very successful with proceeds going directly to the health care centre to enable us to continue to provide this vital service to our community.
Stand Up for Mental Health
An evening of comedy at the South Hall starring David Granirer! The Galiano Health Care Society and the Galiano Library are pleased to announce that David Granirer will be performing live to offer comic relief to combat stigma associated with mental illness. www.standupformentalhealth.com
Saturday July 18, 2015 at 7pm
Tickets $10 or pay as you can
Refreshments available by donation
For questions contact Jenelle at 250 539 2422
Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting of the Galiano Health Care Society on Sunday April 26, 2015. The reports from the AGM are linked below for your review.
Coming soon: AGM Minutes
Following the business meeting we heard presentations from Colette Legace (Home and Community Care RN) and Diana Lilly (First Call Nurse) – both are retiring after many years of service to Galiano residents and visitors. We also note that Kathy Chapman (First Call RN) is no longer working with us (both First Call positions were eliminated by Island Health in the Fall 2014). Jo Rippin (Nurse Practitioner) also announced that she is leaving Galiano at the end of May for a position in Victoria.
A heartfelt thank you to all nurses mentioned above for their commitment to caring for Galiano-ites over the years. We are all the better (and healthier) for your work.
2015 Exec Director Report to the AGM
Pres. rep for 2015 GHCS AGM
2015-04 Treasurer Report GHCS AGM
2014-21-31 Year End Financials – Galiano Health Care Society
Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Galiano Health Care Society
Date: Sunday April 26
Venue: South Community Hall
Business meeting will include election of Directors, review of financial statements from 2014, as well as staff & Board reports.
Following the business meeting we are pleased to announce we will bear witness to the experiences working in health care on Galiano Island, through the eyes of two of our registered nurses who are retiring/have retired in recent months. Diana Lilly and Colette Legace will be speaking about nursing on Galiano – it promises to be an interesting conversation.
2015 AGM poster and notice for AP