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24 Hours Notice & Moving Forward

To our Beloved Members,

We are continuing to adapt to the changing landscape that is being brought on by the spread of COVID-19. In order to ensure safe access and staffing, we will be putting our on-site dispensary on hold after Thursday March 19th. Medicine info & and access will still be available via phone and our services department, which handles mail outs.

For more information, please call us at 604-875-0448 or email at info@thecompassionclub.org

Getting through these uncertain times will require each of us to embrace understanding & kindness with each other. Staying informed is important, but remember to find space for yourself so that we can better support each other. We’ll get through this together.

In loving solidarity,
The BC Compassion Club Society

24 hour notice - we are switching to remote access only

Statement on the COVID-19 Virus

As a health care organization, we will do our best to reduce the spread of the
virus and also ensure that our patients can still access necessary medicines
and services.

1. Please do not come to the cannabis dispensary or wellness centre if you
have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or
vomiting. We will not allow members or clients to access services if you have
any of these symptoms. Any staff displaying symptoms will not be coming in.

2. Please do not come to the Wellness Centre or dispensary if you recently
traveled outside the country or have been exposed to someone who tested
positive for COVID-19. Currently, the provincial government requires that
anyone who has traveled outside the country must self-isolate for 14 days.

3. Wellness centre apothecary herbs can be mailed if you prefer not to come
in and pick up your herbs.

4. Some Wellness centre practitioners may be able to do phone appointments
instead of in person appointments. Please call the Wellness Centre front desk
to ask about this.

5. We have increased our cleaning protocols and will be regularly sanitizing
all frequently touched surfaces.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch! We strive to still meet our community with the same compassion and solidarity as always.

Supporting the Unist’ot’en Camp from Near & Far

With the RCMP ramping up their encroachment on Unist’ot’en land, the need for support of indigenous sovereignty continues to grow alongside it. The good news is, this support can come in all kinds of forms: Rallying, donating, and education are all powerful tools to amplify the voices of the people!

The Wet’suwet’en Supporter Toolkit has been updated with new strategies & resources, and acts as a solid starting place for getting caught up to speed: http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/ Education on the situation is a vital tool for knowing where and how we can show up best for the Unist’ot’en camp wherever we are.

Blockades continue to be formed near & far to speak against the RCMP’s actions. These require active participation, strength & visibility in numbers, and resources to keep going—which can be especially hard in the winter. Consider finding a blockade near you & check in to see what the people there could use. Connecting with others at these sites is a great way to stay up to date on future actions.

Ultimately—as is true in any activism—everyone’s capacity is different. We can’t be everywhere at once, and that can be frustrating. What’s important isn’t that we compare our actions to those of others, but to find where in our lives we can help grow the world we want to live in. From there, we listen to our communities, take care of each other, and know that every small action makes it that much more possible to bring change. We need to do this together.

[The above statement is cross posted with permission from the Vancouver Dyke March]

All funds received through our donation boxes from February through April will go towards supporting the Unist’ot’en Camp in their ongoing occupation of their traditional Wet’suwet’en territory and protection of the water. The BCCCS is in ongoing conversation on how we can continue to support decolonial efforts.

Bylaw Changes — 2019 Annual General Meeting

Dear members,

Our 2019 AGM is coming up next month already! We have made some extensive changes to our bylaws this year, which we look forward to discussing with you and voting on soon. Please find the proposed changes at this link: https://thecompassionclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/By-Laws-with-changes.pdf

Below is the info for the AGM’s date, with more details to come. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th th, 2019
BCCCS
2995 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Coast Salish Territory

Registration: 11:30 pm

Meeting: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

All members are invited to attend.

Please bring your membership card and ID.

*If you are unable to attend but wish to participate please fill out a proxy form

 

Calling All Members: Apply for the BCCCS Board of Directors!

Save the date! Our next AGM will be on Sunday November 17th at 12:00pm. As members of our board step down, we are looking for community members to help fill the board out. Folks from all lifestyles and skillsets welcome!

BOD nominations application

BOD nominations package 2019

Applications are due by October 26th. Please find the application & submission package for downloading above. Finished applications may be handed in at the front desk or mailed to:

2995 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C8

Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo

Hello BCCCS Supporters,

Just a quick note to let you know the gracious hosts of the Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo have offered a discount code to all clients, practitioners and community members of the BC Compassion Club Society!

To receive 20% of ticket prices, please use discount code: wellness
GET TICKETS

Additionally, they welcome all cancer patients and those who have a child with cancer to come to the conference for free.

Please share code: cannabishealing with all of your loved ones living with cancer to help them feel love, contained, and held.

 

Be sure to come visit our booth for a complimentary massage!

With warmth,

The BC Compassion Club Society