FREE Flu Vaccine – Nov 19th

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.

 

FREE Health Workshop – Nov 4th

The Mental Health & Wellness Committee is partnering with the Galiano Library to co-host a free health workshop focusing on depression and anxiety. Guest presenters include Cheryl Bell-Gadsby from Saltspring Island Community Services & Andy from the Bounceback program.

Learn about common mental illness, take home strategies to manage symptoms, and gain a clearer appreciation of the experience for a loved one living with a mental illness (including ways that family and friends can help).

The library will display collection items that have threads related to the discussion on mental health.

Venue: Galiano Library

When: Tuesday November 4th

Time: 1-4pm

Cost: FREE

Light refreshments available

For further details contact Jenelle at 250 539 2422

Silver Linings Playbook – Oct 4th

You are invited to attend a public screening of the film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ at the South Community Hall on October 4th. This drama/comedy explores the life of ‘Pat’ who has experienced many challenges in life, including mental illness, marriage breakup and unemployment. Watch the film to experience some of Pat’s journey & recovery.

A panel discussion will be held at the end of the film to allow for reflection and comment. Our panel will include Jo Rippin NP, Dr Carlson, Peter Barrett and Virginia Monk.

This event is co-sponsored by the Mental Health and Wellness Committee of the GHCS and the Galiano Club.

Questions? Contact Jenelle at 250 539 2422.

Hope to see you on Saturday 4th October at 1pm.

Poster October Movie 2014

Wine & Beer Festival – August 9th 2014

This year is the 22nd annual Galiano Wine and Beer Tasting Festival with proceeds to the Galiano Health Care Society to support health and social programs for local residents, families and visitors to the Island.

Date: Saturday August 9, 2014

Venue: Lion’s Field on Burrill Rd (next to the health clinic)

Time: 1-4pm

Tickets: $40 (includes wine and beer tasting, plus finger food)

Check out the Festival website for more information at www.galianowinefestival.com

Tickets are selling fast. Reserve tickets with credit card by phoning Jenelle at 250 539 2422; you can also pre-purchase tickets from various businesses on Galiano Island.

 

 

“Nunsense” – A Hilarious Night!

Dates: Friday June 27th & Saturday June 28th

Time: 7pm (doors); show starts at 7.30pm

Venue: South Community Hall, Galiano Island

Tickets: $25, available at the Galiano Bookstore & Twirly Tree Post Office & the Galiano Health Clinic

You are guaranteed an evening of laughter and professional quality entertainment as these nuns sing and dance in their own fundraiser.  You see, the “Sisters” come back to the convent one evening after BINGO to find that Sister Julia Child of God (the cook) has accidently poisoned 52 of the order with her Vichyssoise.  There is enough money in the convent treasury to bury all but 4 of the dearly departed, who are currently being held in the convent freezer.

 

Photography by Henny Schnare, www.henny.ca

 

June 4th – Author Reading

On Wednesday June 4th at 2pm in the Galiano Library meeting room, you are invited to join us for an afternoon reading of High Clear Bell of Morning, a new novel by author Ann Eriksson. The book takes a journey with a family affected by mental illness.

Entry is free.

Co-sponsored by the Galiano Library and the Galiano Health Care Society’s Mental Health Committee

Ann Eriksson Website

Wine & Beer Festival 2014

Save the date now for the annual Galiano Wine and Beer Festival 2014 – Join us on Saturday August 9th for an afternoon of good company, wine and beer tasting and finger foods, with proceeds supporting the Galiano Health Care Centre.

Check our the Festival website for more information www.galianowinefestival.com

Advance Ticket Sales now open – Call Jenelle at 250 539 2422, or email galianowinefestival@gmail.com

Tickets also available from Galiano Inn, Galiano Bookstore, Twirly Tree Post Office, Galiano Garage and the Corner Store

Questions about the festival? Call Sylvie at 250 539 3077

 

 

 

 

AGM – Saturday April 26

Save the date: the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Galiano Health Care Society is scheduled for April 26 at 1pm at the South Community Hall.

Presentations by Dr Erin Carlson, Jo Rippin (NP) and Nancy McPhee (Aging in Place). Hear about plans for social programs and health care for 2014.

Information about current fundraising goals will also be presented along with financial statements. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas to support the ongoing operation of your health centre.

Refreshments served.

Note that we will also be proposing amendments to our Society By-Laws Click for details

For further information contact Linda at 250 539 3753

Thanks Galiano – for Welcome Event

Thank you to the Galiano community for your enthusiastic attendance at the Welcome and Thanks event held on October 16th at the South Community Hall. A special thank you to Leanne Rowand (NP) for her dedicated work as our only consistent primary care practitioner over the past three years. Gratitude to Jim Schmidt for his efforts as Past President that spearheaded the search for a new physician for Galiano. A big welcome to Dr Erin Carlson and nurse practitioner Jo Rippin – our new permanent members of the health care team.

The welcome event was a huge success – many dynamic conversations and positive energy – we are all very excited about our new team. The hall was filled to capacity which is a great indicator of the local support for the health centre and the large team of practitioners who care for us and our families.

A note of thanks also to Alison Colwell for a superb / delectable spread of treats for us to enjoy while visiting with Dr Carlson, Jo, Leanne and Jim.

 

 

Meet our Doctor and NP – Oct 16

The Galiano community is invited to attend an open house to meet our new doctor, Dr. Erin Carlson, and our new nurse practitioner, Jo Rippin. We will also be thanking Leanne Rowand (NP) for her commitment to health care on Galiano for the past few years, and thanks to Jim Schmidt for his efforts to support the search for new practitioners for our island.

 

 

Date: Wed October 16th

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Venue: South Community Hall

Refreshments available

No RSVP – just drop-in to say hi

For further information contact Jenelle at 539-2422