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.
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
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
Galiano Island Health Care Centre in collaboration with local businesses and residents has now installed a number of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) in prominent places up and down the island. Designed for public to use if someone collapses, the AED’s will monitor the person’s heart beat and apply a small electric shock if the machine decides that it could help resuscitate the collapsed person.
A series of public information and familiarization sessions are now underway.
On Sunday March 15 a Public Access Defibrillator orientation will be held at the North Community Hall from 1-3pm (**note change of date) –
Please RSVP for this event to Eileen at 250 539 5677 or email@example.com
Refer to attached poster for details. (there is a repeat course at the south community hall on March 21 at 1pm)
COURTESY POST – the Galiano Library is hosting a 3-part series of workshops focusing on helping the helpers (caregivers).
Questions? Registrations? Contact Don McGinnis, Mental Health and Addictions Clinician for the Outer Gulf Islands at 250 538 7662.
Join in the fun on Thursday January 1st – 12 noon at Montague Harbour Beach (by the boat launching area). Be one of the intrepid who dare to take a dip into the water, or simply come to cheer them on. Either way your participation will support the Galiano Health Care Society to provide vital health services and programs on Galiano.
Pledge forms available from the Twirly Tree/Post Office; Galiano Bookstore; Galiano Health Clinic (please bring your pledge form to the event along with collected monies)
Hot Chocolate and Hot Dogs available to push aside that winter chill. Yummm!
Questions? Call Sylvie at 250 539 3077
The Galiano Health Care Society is hosting a flu vaccination clinic at the Lion’s Hall on Galiano Island – Wednesday November 19th from 1.30pm-4pm.
Be sure to bring your BC Care Card with you to the Lion’s Hall.
To see if you are eligible for the free vaccine, go to the VIHA website . If you are ineligible for the free vaccine or unable to get to the November 19th flu vaccination clinic on Galiano, please make an appointment with your primary care provider to discuss your options.