JUNE 2022 NEWS & UPDATES
You are receiving this email newsletter because you have utilized Bow Valley PCN service(s) &/or have subscribed to our newsletter specifically. The monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with what is going on at the Bow Valley PCN
(and a few other healthcare-related tid-bits).

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY: June 21, 2022
June is Indigenous History Month
In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.
Indigenous People's Day at the Canmore Hospital
June 21, 2022 | 1:30 - 3 p.m.
 
Earlier this month, a tipi was raised in a traditional ceremony in a sacred space behind the Canmore Hospital. This designated area houses a small garden with indigenous plants and a medicine wheel and was created for indigenous patients and their families as a healing space. It will be the site of Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations on June 21, 2022.
 
The public is invited to join, observe, listen and learn as Elders host a blessing and prayer with dancers and drummers to help heal, create connection and recognize the history of this Treaty 7 Territory.
 
These events are organized by Indigenous Liaison with the Canmore Hospital, Kenny Hunter (pictured) who advocates for Indigenous patients and their families.
Treaty 7 Territory

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is grateful to reside in Treaty 7 territory, and wishes to honour the past, present, and future generations of the Indigenous Peoples who have lived, cared for, and gathered on this land for generations.
 
We acknowledge that the Bow Valley corridor is Îyârhe Nakoda Traditional Territory. The Îyârhe Nakoda are part of Treaty 7, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy, and Tsuut’ina of the Dene people. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we currently reside on.
 
Please join the Bow Valley Primary Care Network in our commitment to continuing to learn, grow, connect and engage respectfully on these lands.
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!
Celebrate the diversity of our 2SLGBTQ+ community!
2SLGBTQ - you’ve seen this acronym, but do you know what it means? Or why it matters?
 
Though the acronym has changed and continues to differ across the globe, it represents all people who fall under a beautiful rainbow umbrella of diversity in relation to gender &/or sexuality. Read on to find out what 2SLGBTQ represents.

WE'RE HIRING!
Take a look at our job postings and consider joining our team of primary care providers!



We are also recruiting doctors, take a look at our postings: bowvalleypcn.ca/doctorjobs
OUTDOOR WALKING TOGETHER
You set the pace! Looking for some walking buddies to keep you safe & motivated? Want a bit more of a challenge?

Register for one of our walking groups to walk outside in Canmore with our Active Living Consultant, Shayla 

In-person, weather permitting, a waiver will need to be completed before the start of the course.
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COVID-19 CURRENT INFORMATION
Current Information

The most current and accurate general information for Albertans
can be found at ahs.ca/covid19

Find out what the current isolation requirements are if you are experiencing COVID-19 core symptoms

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Child, Youth and Family Addictions and Mental Health FREE online programming for Parents and Caregivers

Visit www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca for resources and online programming for parents and caregivers to support mental wellness in children and youth.
Seniors' Centre Without Walls Phone-Based Programming

Open to older adults aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta who find it difficult to leave their homes and are not tech-savvy. Programs are free of charge and accessible by phone via a toll-free number.

View the SCWW calendar of events. To register, call the
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network at 780-395-2626.
Wellspring Calgary

Wellspring Calgary is a registered charity offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.

If you or a loved one has cancer, Wellspring is here for you, visit wellspringcalgary.ca to find out more.
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley

The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley offers a few group support programs, PCSBV’s spring grief-support programming:

Grief Support Group: Wednesdays from 7 - 8 p.m. via Zoom.
Participants email Bill to receive the link.
 
These groups are drop-in, and are open to anybody, 18+ grieving a loss.
Visit the facebook page to find out more.

For more information, contact Bill at bill.harder@pcsbv.ca
Parkinson Association of Alberta Canmore Support Group

Everyone is welcome! This Support Group is open to individuals with Parkinson's Disease, spouses, care partners, family members and friends.

The group provides opportunities to learn up-to-date information on Parkinson’s, shares tips and resources, promotes connections to the Parkinson's community and provides support.

2nd Thursday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact Emma or Jordan at
403-243-9901 for information and registration.
Bow Valley Stroke Support Group Meeting

Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke? This is an opportunity to join us for a virtual 'living with stroke' monthly meeting in a safe supportive environment with other survivors who can identify with how all aspects of our lives have been affected.

We offer fellowship, encouragement and conversation. We meet for friendship, education and to express where we are in a space with people who understand. 


NEXT Zoom meeting: Thursday, July 21 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Call or email for more info: 403-763-8418 or  beginning2c@gmail.com.

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is now on Instagram!
Please follow us at instagram.com/bowvalleypcn!

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.