Automatic Defibrillator public information session

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 eileen.eeb@gmail.com

Refer to attached poster for details. (there is a repeat course at the south community hall on March 21 at 1pm)

Helper Help workshops

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.

2015 Polar Brrr Swim – January 1st

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

 

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