Fashion Designers Wanted!!

Fashion Designers Wanted!!

Sep 17, 2014

  Please click here to view poster  Call for Designers The Lethbridge HIV Connection (LHC) in partnership with Lethbridge Pride Fest is excited to present our first ever Condom Couture Fashion Show at CASA on November 28th, 2014 at 7:30 PM. This event is a lighthearted approach to educating our community about the very serious issues of HIV/ AIDS awareness and prevention. The Lethbridge HIV Connection works to educate people and the Condom Couture Fashion Show; featuring outfits containing condoms as a design material and element helps make this point. You can benefit the entire community with your talents by designing at least one outfit to be modeled at the Condom Couture Fashion Show! The event will be attended by people that want to enjoy a fun evening of fashion and entertainment. This is an amazing chance to SHOW OFF YOUR CREATIVITY to family, friends, colleagues and community, for PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNI-TIES as well as a chance to win CASH AND PRIZES! DEADLINE TO REGISTER OCTOBER 1, 2014 Registration package: Condom Couture Fashion Show Information Package To Register Visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lethbridge-HIV-Connection https://www.facebook.com/LethbridgePrideFest @LethbridgeHIV www.lethbridgehiv.com For more information please contact the Lethbridge HIV Connection office at (403)328-8186        ...

World Hepatitis Day- July 28, 2014

World Hepatitis Day- July 28, 2014

Jul 23, 2014

What is World Hepatitis Day? The World Hepatitis Day website describes World Hepatitis Day as an annual event that brings attention to chronic viral hepatitis worldwide and stands in solidarity with persons who have hepatitis B or C, two forms of life-threatening liver disease. Approximately 500 million people – one in 12 worldwide – are infected with viral hepatitis B or C. In Canada, an estimated 550,000 people have viral hepatitis, with many unaware of their status. Many persons with viral hepatitis experience no obvious symptoms until serious liver damage has occurred. In fact, in Canada, about 1 in 5 people with Hepatitis C do not know they have the virus. If left untreated, viral hepatitis can lead to severe damage to the liver, liver cancer, and the need for a liver transplant. The 2014 WHD Committee has decided to maintain last year’s slogan for this year’s World Hepatitis Day event to encourage testing: Know your status? Get tested. Help us increase awareness about viral hepatitis. For more information you can visit the World Hepatitis Day website or www.catie.ca On July 28, 2014 the Lethbridge HIV Connection and the Lethbridge Courage AAWEAR (Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly) group, will be out doing walking outreach from 10:00-12:00pm handing out information on Hepatitis and bringing more awareness to the topic. Stop and say hi when you see us out and about!! Contact the Lethbridge HIV Connection to learn more or find out how we can help today!...

Music and Musings of a 29 Year Survivor

Music and Musings of a 29 Year Survivor

Jun 10, 2014

The Lethbridge HIV Connection is proud to present Robert Bardston: Music and Musings of a 29 Year Survivor. Robert is a long-term AIDS survivor who has become a full time AIDS advocate. A retired professional cellist and vocalist, he has now become an artist against AIDS. He present’s performances to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. These performances have met with an astounding response among the audiences he has encountered. One of his programs, “Music and Musings of a 27-Year Survivor” was featured at the… AIDS International Conference 2012 as well as across Canada. Another performance, “New Age for the Aging”, has been chosen for the AIDS International Conference 2014 in Melbourne, Australia in July, 2014. Robert will be performing at CASA on June 26, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, the cost is $20.       For more information please contact the Lethbridge HIV Connection at...

Mental Health Awareness Week May 5-11, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week May 5-11, 2014

May 5, 2014

It’s Mental Health Week! May 5-11, 2014 Tell Us How You Really Feel CMHA wants to know, “Are you phine or fine?” To mark the beginning of our 63rd Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), we are launching our first-ever Be Mind Fullinitiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, “Are you phine or fine?” By defining “Phine” as, “saying you’re fine when you are not,” CMHA’s aim is to start a conversation with Canadians across the country and encourage them to talk about their mental health – as they would about their physical health – be honest and share with others how they really feel. CMHA is conducting a live poll all this week on the MHW website and will track how many Canadians are truly fine or just saying they are “phine.” “Too often people claim to be feeling fine when they do not feel fine. Many may be experiencing poor mental health, but do not want to talk about it or seek support because of the discrimination and stigma associated with mental health problems.”  says Peter Coleridge, National CEO, CMHA. Approximately 7 million Canadians – 20 per cent of the population – live with mental illness. CMHA has been a champion for mental health since 1918 and has played an important role in improving people’s understanding of mental health and mental illness. CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. MHW today offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness. This year, CMHA is focusing on increasing awareness of women’s mental health and mental illness by providing information, resources and the practical strategies and advice required to address women’s mental health issues. A list of CMHA’s women’s mental health programs and services across Canada can be found on CMHA’s MHW website. Every year, CMHA’s community locations host local Mental Health Week events that offer Canadians information, resources and practical ways to stay mentally and physically healthy. CMHA locations across Canada organize seminars, host open houses, set...

Outreach Worker: Madison Holtner

Outreach Worker: Madison Holtner

Oct 17, 2013

Outreach Worker: We are thrilled to have Madison Holtner working with us as our Outreach Worker. Madison joined LHC at the end of September and has been active in the community since! With a degree in Addictions Counseling from the University of Lethbridge and past experience working for Canadian Mental Health Community Outreach Services, Madison has already become an asset to our team. Welcome to LHC, Madison!!  ...