Eye glasses – bring your prescriptions!

Do you need prescription glasses?dogs glasses

Clearly Vision will be at this year’s Alley Health Fair

They will provide sunglasses, ready-made readers, and sample frames for those who have brought their prescriptions.

  • Eye exams may be subsidized for those on income assistance, those under 18 and over 65.

Pender Community Eye Care (88 West Pender) can provide prescriptions in advance.

After the event, your completed glasses will be available and waiting at the Carnegie Library in one month.

Clearly logo

Remembering Street Nurse, Liz James

Last January 10, 2016 one of the founding forces behind the Street Nurses BCCDC Outreach team and pioneer of the “Alley Health Fair”, Liz James passed away. Liz is deeply missed, and in honour of her life and the work she has done for our community please consider dropping by the Gallery Gachet Art Cart at the Alley Health Fair. There will be an opportunity to contribute your memories of Liz into a scrapbook, and pursue a creative collaborative project, if interested. Liz was a street nurse since 1975.

Please take a look at this review of the documentary “Bevel Up,” which Liz was featured in, and the good work the street nurses provide. Rest in Peace.

Liz James

Hair cuts on Columbia

A nice change this year at the 8th Alley Health Fair is that we will be renting a Pop-up Gallery space on Columbia street, where our hair-stylists will be pumping out some great cuts and styles.

First-come, first-serve basis and we will have a volunteer at the door to take your name.

Thanks in advance to our amazing hair stylin’ crew!  See you on April 19th.


Application for 2016 has gone live!

If your organization would like to participate in our annual event, happening on Tuesday April 19th on Columbia Street (11am – 3pm), please follow the link to fill-in the application form before March 15th.  The Steering Committee will review the forms and announce the line-up the following week.  Thanks so much!

AHF display

This display was made by Interns at the UBC Learning Exchange, with feedback from 2015 participants and photos c/o AHA Media.