Meet with Surfrider Foundation Regional Manager- Lilly regarding UNINC

It was great to catch up with Surfrider Foundation Regional Manager Lilly Woodbury in Tofino earlier this month. It was an opportunity to talk to Lilly about the upcoming fourth round of negotiations by the United Nations International Negotiating Committee (INC) on Plastic Pollution. The INC is made up of a diverse group of leading experts on plastic pollution research with a mandate to address plastic pollution across the entire life span of plastics. The Committee’s fourth meeting will convene in Ottawa next month and Lilly is planning to be there when they do. I am always inspired by her commitment to the survival of our planet.

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Indigenous Nurses Day

Today, the Province of British Columbia proclaimed "Indigenous Nurses Day" to celebrate and honour Indigenous Nurses for their contributions to supporting the safety, health and well-being of all the people in British Columbia. Last week, I was pleased to meet up with my friend Qualicum Beach resident Marilyn Van Bibber, a founding member of the Registered Nurses of Canadian Indian Ancestry in 1975- since renamed, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association. Thank you to all those Indigenous nurses over the generations for being strong advocates and change agents to advance health equity, create culturally safe care environments for Indigenous Peoples and eradicate Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in our health care system. Happy Indigenous Nurses Day to you all!

National Dental Care Day

Thanks to volunteers who joined me for a National Dental Care Day of Action on Saturday! And thanks especially to the residents of Parksville and Courtenay who greeted us so warmly on their doorstep. Our dental care program is the first major change to Canada's universal health care system in sixty years and such an important benefit for so many. Millions of Canadians have already enrolled and millions more are eligible so it’s important that we get the word out. Please contact my team if you have questions or are having difficulty with the enrolment process: 1-844-620-9924

Tour of Union Bay Hall

Thanks to Rick Weaver and Tammy Mercer, President of Fanny Bay Community Association for a tour of the iconic Union Bay Hall to have a look at the improvements funded by the federal New Horizons grant. This included new interior lighting and a new roof for the hall along with an interior sign, complete with a much appreciated shout-out for my work. They also told me about work on their water pump shed and planning for a new playground. Tammy told us about improvements to the Fanny Bay Community Hall as well, including new floors, foundation work and a new playground. These wonderful community facilities have hosted so many events over generations and are worth the investment.

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