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Pink Shirt Day

February 24, 2021

 

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Recognized annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new grade 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing the colour pink.

This Pink Shirt Day, we are focusing on working together and treating others with dignity and respect.  We are thinking about our actions and whether they serve to lift people up, or tear people down.  Over the past year, COVID-19 has shown us how important we are to each other, and how our actions may help, or they may hurt, other people.  Today is a good day to consider our role in making sure everyone in our community feels safe and loved.

This February 24th we are wearing pink at @BeConnected in support of #PinkShirtDay.  Join us!

#lifteachotherup #kindnessmatters #pinkshirtday2021

Fall Newsletter

December 14, 2020

Hot off the press! Our fall newsletter is now available! In addition to the usual update about the activities going on at BeConnected, this newsletter also contains an important COVID-19 update for all stakeholders.

SOCKS

December 14, 2020

Each December BeConnected’s SOCKS committee collects donations for Victoria’s homeless community. The SOCKs committee came up with the idea of giving items that people may be the least likely to buy, even though they are important for comfort, health and well-being: a good pair of warm wool socks! This year due to COVID-19, our donations will look a little different but will be no less important to those receiving them. Please drop off your donations to any program or office location by Thursday December 17th.

Upcoming December Events

December 2, 2020

We’ve had to do things a little differently this year but we are excited to announce some of our holiday activities! We hope you can join us virtually as we celebrate the festive season.

South Island Education Committee Webinar

November 26, 2020

As part of the South Island Education Committee, BeConnected is excited to present the third instalment of Breathing Wellness into Supportive Relationships with Dr. Don Castaldi!

BC Provincial Election

October 5, 2020

The next BC Provincial Election is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th 2020. Find out more information about the voting process in the image below.

 


Helpful Links:

– Voting safely and COVID-19

– How to vote by mail

– How to mark your write in ballot (for vote-by-mail packages requested before Oct 2)

– How to complete your vote-by-mail package

– Services for at-risk voters and voters with disabilities

– Where to vote

– Acceptable voter identification

– Candidate List


 

October Calendar

October 1, 2020

The October calendar is here! Participate in BeConnected’s Halloween Door Decorating Contest and don’t forget to vote in the upcoming Provincial Election on the 24th!

September Calendar

September 1, 2020

The September calendar is now available!

Summer Newsletter

August 25, 2020

Hot off the press! Our summer newsletter has arrived! The BeConnected community has been keeping themselves busy these past few months – check out what everyone has been up to!

9th Annual BSS Art Show

August 5, 2020

The 9th Annual BeConnected Art Show is now open! Stop by the Spiral Cafe for the month of August and check out some of the fabulous pieces. 100% of the purchase price goes to the artist.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we are unable to host our usual Opening Night Celebration, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating our artists’ art together. We hope you enjoy this special video presentation of many of the works hanging (and for sale!) for the month of August at the Spiral Cafe

 

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