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Event Watch

Our Annual General Meeting is Coming Soon!

August 9th, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Yup… our AGM is just around the corner! (Where did that year go?!!) We’ve got the time, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm but this year we’re working on a new place. So keep watching this space as we prepare to announce a new venue for our annual get together!

Monday, August 7th, 2017 Civic Holiday

August 1st, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Hard to believe we’re into August already! Hope you’ve been having a great summer! We’ve got another summer long weekend coming up and as such our office will be closed Monday, August 7th, 2017. However, we’ll all be back August 8th at our regular time. Enjoy your Civic Holiday weekend!!

World Hepatitis Day in North Bay July 27, 2017

May 24th, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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Friday, July 28th marks World Hepatitis Day in Canada and around the world. The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area has an event planned for Thursday, the 27th. This year’s theme is “Know Your Status, Get Tested – Learn Your Options”. This event is designed to raise and increase awareness on testing and to encourage more people to get tested for HCV in hopes that by 2030 viral hepatitis will be eliminated. Mayor Al McDonald will be reading the official proclamation for World Hepatitis Day in North Bay.  Free Hep C testing will be available as well as a free BBQ, games and prizes. All are welcome!

Victoria Day 2017

May 15th, 2017 at 11:43 am

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It’s known as the May 2-4 weekend. It’s also the unofficial start to the cottage season. But no matter how you look at it, in Ontario and right across Canada, May 22nd or Victoria Day is hopefully the first long weekend of the year where warm weather and good times come together. Oh, it also marks Queen Victoria’s birthday (officially May 24th). So we’ll wish her happy birthday and you a very festive and safe Victoria Day long weekend. And just a reminder, our office will be closed, because we’ll be off enjoying the holiday Monday as well!

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Hepatitis C Awareness Week in North Bay

April 28th, 2017 at 1:52 pm

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Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. It is estimated that over 600,000 Canadians are affected by it although many, up to 25%, are unaware of their status. About 1 in 12 people worldwide has viral hepatitis. 1.4 million lives are lost to the disease each year. The disturbing aspect of hepatitis C is that there are no symptoms until the person’s liver has reached a state of serious damage. While there is still no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C there is a cure. The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area will be holding a range of events over Hepatitis C Awareness Week around the North Bay area. Find the schedule here.