In recognition of its 30th anniversary, AIDS Vancouver today announced a new video campaign that chronicles the stories of HIV/AIDS in Vancouver over the past 30 years. The videos feature 38 community leaders sharing their experiences and memories; the first video premieres on July 1st at 3030.AIDSVancouver.org, and a new video will be released each day for 30 days.
AIDS Vancouver is honoured to welcome everyone to celebrate with us the 30th Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday May 19, 2013 beginning at 7:30pm in Alexandra Park at the Band Stand. We have a stellar cast of performers this year to celebrate and perform a musical tribute to people affected and infected by HIV and to all of those friends and family we have lost to HIV/AIDS.
This is a very special year as it marks the 30th Anniversary of the Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial as well as the 30th Anniversary of AIDS Vancouver.
Long-time HIV-positive activist Bradford McIntyre is dedicating his new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to others infected and affected by the virus.
“All the people who aren’t here with us, those we have lost, I feel like I carry them with me,” the 60-year-old tells Xtra. “I feel like they are my support, and I feel like they are responsible for why I am here today.”
The Harvest Co-op is an organic fruit and vegetable cooperative whose passion for produce has inspired the ‘Foods That Fight For You’ drop – in workshop. Join Valerie Nicholson for this informative and fun afternoon.
A word that is often used when speaking about AIDS Vancouver, and especially around our annual Holiday Grocery, is community. The AIDS Vancouver community of staff, of volunteers, of clients. People who come together in sharing, inclusiveness, and goodwill.
It is all too often too easy to overlook a fourth member of that community; a member whose contributions make our Holiday Grocery possible. A member whose presence is felt year round, through their acts of support and goodwill.
This past week AIDS Vancouver hosted our 2012 Holiday Grocery, and as expected the day was a tremendous success. It's the kind of day you walk away from little tired, a bit sore, and with a lighter heart. Definitely satisfied with a lovely experience, shared by all.
At the heart of this is community. A sense that everyone has a place in it, a way to come together. To know that we are not alone. What we love about the Holiday Grocery is that everyone comes together and we embody this. Beyond words! Absolutely every day, but this day is an extra special one.
On Friday, December 14th, AIDS Vancouver was pleased to host a special delegation from Kunming City Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China who came to learn about the Canadian approach to HIV/AIDS.
Chinese delegates included Mr. Yi Li, Project Director for the Kunming Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as officials from the Health Bureau and the Finance Bureau of Kunming City. The delegation came to Canada to learn about the Canadian healthcare system’s antiviral policies, support systems, and preventive approach to HIV/AIDS.