MAY 29, 2017 — This Saturday June 3, 2017, please join us at one of the numerous events occurring across Canada to get VOCAL (Voices of Canadians About Lyme)!
Please come out with family and friends to show our Government that YOU are concerned about Lyme disease and the safety of your family. Please share this information all across Canada!
Sue Faber and I are very honoured to be among the many speakers at the Ottawa event. Details below, hope to see you there!
VOCAL – VOICES OF CANADIANS ABOUT LYME:
A Nation-Wide Lyme Disease Awareness Campaign – June 3rd, 2017
Please join this Canada-wide initiative on Saturday June 3rd (Sunday June 4th in St. John’s Newfoundland) in capital cities across Canada. VOCAL will be hosting events to raise awareness of Lyme disease including presentations, musical performances, rallys, walks, and demonstrations.
To raise awareness about this EVER growing silent epidemic to the general public, and to unite Canadians across Canada who are suffering from Lyme disease!
How Can You Help:
Please encourage and invite your family and friends to join you at one of the following events:
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00pm – 4:00 pm *Live tick drag demonstration at noon.
Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
Information: There will be musical performers, guest speakers including celebrity advocates, doctors and researchers, an information desk, a live tick dragging demonstration, and fun for adults and children. Come learn more about Lyme and tick borne diseases affecting all Canadians!
Contact: Lesley Fleming – email@example.com
Note: we are a completely grass roots organizing committee comprised of people living with Lyme Disease committed to bringing more awareness and action to this worldwide silent epidemic. We would greatly appreciate a donation of any size to help cover our costs and to continue our advocacy efforts to protect all Canadians
When: Saturday June 3, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm *guest speaker at noon
Where: Dr Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8303 104 St NW, Edmonton (Beside the Old Strathcona Farmer's Market)
Information: Dress in lime green as well!! Bring as many people with you.
Contact: Kim Zapesocki – firstname.lastname@example.org
VOCAL SASKATCHEWAN (Saskatoon):
When: Saturday June 3, 2017 - 8 am – 2 pm
Where: Farmers Market, 414 Ave B South downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Information: Information regarding Lyme and tick borne diseases will be available to the public, take home info pamphlets, Bite out of Lime challenge, awareness chakra bracelets for sale, and some draw prizes
Contact: Marilyn Hamoline – Marilyn@marilyme.com
VOCAL SASKATCHEWAN (Regina):
When: Saturday June 3, 2017 - 8 am – 2 pm
Where: Farmers Market, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Information: Information regarding Lyme and tick borne diseases will be available to the public
Contact: Paula Stefankiw – email@example.com
When: Samedi le 3 juin, 2017 - 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Where: parlement de la ville de Quebec
Information: Médias et politiciens sont invités. Radio-Canada et le Soleil ai si que le journal de Montreal sera là et nous attend ne une confirmation de Tva nouvelles.
Information: Rachel Guignard – firstname.lastname@example.org or Vanessa Attick – Vanessa.email@example.com
VOCAL NEW BRUNSWICK (Sackville):
When: Saturday June 3, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Dr. Vett Lloyd’s lab at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick is hosting an open lab day.
Information: Anyone is welcome to drop into the lab and see some ticks and hear how they test them.
Mount Allison University, with support of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, has formed a Lyme Disease Research Mode. – https://www.mta.ca/Community/Research_and_creative/Tick_and_Lyme_disease_research/Tick___Lyme_disease_research/
VOCAL NEWFOUNDLAND (St. John’s):
When: Sunday, June 4th – 2:00pm*
* note St. John’s event is Sunday 4th, not Saturday the 3rd
Where: MMAP Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Information: Jean Hewson and Dana Brothers will be hosting a Lyme info session 2:00 p.m.
One of our priorities will be to create a network of Lyme sufferers and their supporters in Newfoundland. Details – https://www.facebook.com/events/1687303961575707/
VOCAL NOVA SCOTIA (Halifax):
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12 noon until 5 pm
Where: Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University (Ondaatje Hall is in the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building on University Avenue near the Rebecca Cohn – https://www.dal.ca/campus-maps/maps.html.)
Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Rob Murray – CanLyme Director
Dalhousie University Tick Testing Programs
April Pasley, Lyme Sufferer
Andrew Hebda, Museum of Natural History
Dr. Bryan Rade, Naturopath
Bob Giguere, IGenex, a California blood testing company (http://www.igenex.com/)
Tracy Cochrane – Lyme Sufferer & Patient of Dr. Dubocq
Dr. Richard Dubocq, US Lyme Doctor
Q&A with Presenters – If there is time
There is no fee but donations will be gratefully accepted, in cash or via email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the password “vocal”.
Contact: Donna Lugar at email@example.com or 902-835-5643.
VOCAL NOVA SCOTIA – Antigonish:
Where: Antigonish Farmer's Market, James Street
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: Nansea Tomalty - firstname.lastname@example.org
VOCAL PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND:
Plans are in the works for a Walk/Run for Lyme Awareness. More information to follow.
Contact – Stefanie Clark – email@example.com