Happy New Year everyone! For the Alley Health Fair, the year 2017 brings change. VPL will no longer be the lead co-ordinator of the event, as the DTES focus is being directed towards the new branch, opening in the Spring of 2017 at Hastings & Heatley!
As a result, we are pitching the event to local organizations, in particular health groups to take on the responsibilities of planning, hosting and fundraising. This transition time may mean that the event will look a bit differently this year, as we faced struggles with various permits last year behind the scenes. And yet, we are keen to address the health crisis in the neighbourhood being overdose, and the residual effects of grief and loss for our community.
Thank you everyone for your patience, and we’ll keep you posted!