Have you faced challenges in finding or maintaining a relationship with a primary care practitioner? Do you have ideas about how to improve access to primary healthcare and the quality of services that you receive? If so, Vancouver Division of Family Practice, in partnership with QMUNITY, wants to hear from you!
We invite you to tell us what you think, what you have experienced and what you want to see changed. Join us at a community dialogue session being held at:
QMUNITY Generations #610-1033 Davie St (Buzz 610 for Entry / Wheelchair accessible) 26 Feb 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Click here to register
$504.72 That is how much it costs to operate QMUNITY for one day, to pay staff, to keep the lights and heat on and to keep the doors open so that we can provide vital service to our community. When you Give a Damn and Give a Day YOU are responsible for making QMUNITY happen on that day. PLEASE go to our donation page now and Give a Damn by donating $504.72 (either a one time payment or break it up into monthly installments). You can select a date on the calendar that is important to you (your birthday, your anniversary, your partner's birthday, your coming out day, etc.) and on that date QMUNITY will be brought to you by YOU!
QMUNITY recognizes Vicki Chan for her thoughtfulness, initiative, and warmth as a Library Coordinator volunteer.
Originally from Toronto, Vicki moved to Vancouver because she loves big cities. After her first term of the Master of Library and Information Studies degree at UBC, Vicki saw the Library Coordinator Volunteer posting at QMUNITY and applied to put her new skills into practice. On top of skillfully performing the regular responsibilities of managing the QMUNITY library system, receiving and cataloguing new items, networking with other libraries, and ensuring the library volunteer team is all on the same page, Vicki identified the need for better recordkeeping practices and has led the library through the process of centralizing all library-related data and updating policies and procedures.
Vicki shines both at the technical sides and the social sides of the role and she is supportive of those around her. She is an ally and friend of the LGBTQ community and has spoken publically of the importance of spaces like QMUNITY. Vicki’s creativity can be seen in her ability to find solutions and in her life outside of school, work, and volunteering: Vicki is an accomplished painter who loves to knit and is a self-identified yarn snob! She also loves animals but isn’t sure if she’s a cat or a dog person. After she graduates, Vicki hopes to work in special libraries, hopefully somewhere with lots of information and people. We wish you all the best, Vicki, and know that whoever gets to work with you will be lucky to have you on their team!
Thank you, Vicki. Your bright personality and impeccable ability to initiate and organize have brought out the best not only in the Out on Shelves Library at QMUNITY, but in all the people involved with it.
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QMUNITY Generations hosts a free queer and/or trans* themed movie night on the second Friday of each month, and a documentary night on the third Thursday every month! Join us for a great film, scintillating conversation, and free snacks! This is a drop-in program and no registration is required.
March's Fruity Flick Is:
Eloïse's Lover A 2009 Spanish drama depicting a young woman, Asia, falling in love with a young artist and lesbian, Eloise, and discovering her sexuality. Scenes of Asia hospitalized and in a coma are interspersed through the film. As the story unfolds, the audience discovers their love story and the tragic accident leading up to her hospitalization.
When: March 14th, 7pm
Where: 610 - 1033 Davie Street
March's Documentary Is:
Searching 4 Sandeep Australian filmmaker Poppy Stockwell details her long-distance relationship with Sandeep Virdi, a closeted English woman she met through an online dating service for lesbians, and reveals the challenges the pair faced when their relationship became something more than an online romance. Shortly after connecting online, Stockwell and Virdi arranged a face-to-face meeting in Bangkok. There, the connection between the two women was as instantaneous as it was intense. Troubles arise, however, when the 31 year old Virdi must make the decision to come out to her conservative Sikh family, or keep her homosexuality a well-guarded secret.
When: March 20th, 7pm
Where: 610 - 1033 Davie Street