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Alley Health Fair 2011 on 100 Block Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents. Be sure to visit them on Thursday, Sept 15 10AM-2PM

Alley Health Fair

100 Block East Hastings

Food, Acupuncture,  Massage, Smoothies, Giveaways, Health Info and Testing!

Alley Health Fair 2011 at 100 Block East Hastings on Thurs Sept 15 10AM – 2PM in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents. Be sure to visit them on Thursday, Sept 15 10AM-2PM

Alley Health Fair

100 Block East Hastings

Food, Acupuncture,  Massage, Smoothies, Giveaways, Health Info and Testing!

After the Fair, VSSL will host Street Soccer starting at 2:30pm at Oppenheimer Park

Harm Reduction 101 at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Harm Reduction 101

This course includes 6 seminars: Each seminar counts as one credit. Classes run every Friday on a six week cycle so if you miss one you can catch it the next time. After finishing all 6 credits, you will receive a certificate of completion.

September 9: Nasal Naloxone

September 16: Overdose Response

September 23: Reduction of Infection/Basic Hygiene

September 30: Needle Distribution

October 7: CPR Training

October 14: HIV/Aids/Hep C: The Skinny

Fridays @ 10am

Lifeskills Centre 412 E. Cordova

Register in person at the lifeskills centre between 10am and 4pm,

Monday to Friday

$3 honorarium and snacks

LifeSkills Centre Music Recording Arts Programs seeks donations of microphone stands and cords in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The LifeSkills Centre Music Recording Arts Program in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside is in desperate need of support!

Equipment needed: Microphone Stands, Shure 57’s cables, drums and drum hardware…please email coco@phs.ca if you have any equipment to donate.

Charitable receipts are available for those who donate equipment with a substantial monetary value

Please listen and enjoy a track called LOW from the LifeSkills Centre Music Recording Program by Pinkey, produced by Mr. Metro

Below are some photos from the LifeSkills Centre Music Recording Program

Devon Martin aka Mr Metro’s music and slam poetry class at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

LifeSkills Centre’s Music and Poetry Class on Fridays 1-3

With Devon Martin aka Mr. Metro – professional music producer on keyboard and beats!

HIV Testing for Status Campaign at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

From What’s Your Status

Together we can radically stop the spread of HIV and AIDS through identifying participants who are positive. The earlier you learn your status and start treatment you significantly lower the risk of transmitting this disease to someone else.

Finding out your HIV status is positive used to be thought of as a death sentence. This is no longer the case because of pioneers in medical research like Dr. Julio Montaner and the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS who have developed a highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for people living with the disease that can prolong healthy living for a lifetime and reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Along with this ground breaking research, a Point of Care test (similar to a test a diabetic would take) has the ability to screen for the virus in 60 seconds.

We are initiating a HIV testing, treatment and education campaign in the downtown eastside community (DTES). This program is a pilot project linking peers within our DTES to information and resources that they need and are available to them within the PHS programs that currently exist as well as special summer outdoor events.

Our objectives are to test and educate as many people from the DTES community as HIV screening is an important part of preventative health care for everyone. We also intend to link people living with a HIV positive status to all the resources and support that are available to them in their community.

“Life Size” – PHS LifeSkills Centre Art Show – August 10 – 30, 2011 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

A collection of works created entirely by members of LifeSkills Centre that exhibits the talent, depth and diversity of spirit and person that this community holds.

The works of three groups are presented in this exhibition: The Writing Collective, The Art Studio and The Music Therapy Workshop

All three groups share the following in their mandate:

  • To create a space that welcomes and encourages diversity
  • To bring the voices of the DTES to light
  • To promote the health and wellbeing, and mindfullness, validation and self worth through creativity
  • To hone techniques and teach practical skills
  • To complement the spectrum of support services offered by PHS LifeSkills Centre and create another access point for the community to services
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