Health Promotion Newsletter Issue No. 42

6 Jun


Dear Clients and friends,

Summer is right around the corner, despite the weather that is still damp and cool! Keep your spirits up, take a nice stroll and go to see all the beautiful greenery and flowers that are sprouting. For those who participated in the restorative Yoga sponsored by Lululemon, now is a great time to look forward to getting outside and working on all those poses you learned. Be handsome, pretty and pink!!

Pride is almost here, knocking on our door. The parade is on June 23rd! Please come and celebrate the ACAS 25th Anniversary by joining us ON OUR FLOAT! We hope to show strength and pride in solidarity!

I want to give you a breakdown of some of the highlights of Pride events and the upcoming Health Promotion Program Workshops.

  • June 15th is our 8th Annual Pre-Pride Pink Party! We hope to see you all there, ready to party and mingle in your most fabulous pink outfits while enjoying fine BBQ. Please RSVP to your support staff no later than June 12th.
  • June 18th: We will have the AIDS Candlelight Vigil at Barbara Hall Park 519 Community Center starting at 9:00 pm. If you want to have a good spot, show up early. Plus, our one-of-a-kind, Women Support Worker and Winner of the Caring Hand Award from Ontario AIDS Network, our Ms. AMUTHA will be the hostess of this evening. You will be celebrating and remembering the lives of those in our community and enjoying live entertainment.


We have lined up a few exciting workshops in health promotion and events for the summer:

  • Starting July 3rd and July 10th, July 17th and August 7th. Are you ready to challenge yourself to do Yoga in the dark that helps you bring your mind and body together? Please wait for the invitation from your support staff soon!
  • July 5th we will have the Positive Resiliency Workshop by Thomas Egdorf! This workshop will give you the tools to help manage feelings of loss, grief, and sadness. Invitations will be sent out soon so keep your eyes peeled!
  • In the Month of August and September, we will have some practical workshops through our new group the Positive Asian Legend. An intimate group of Asian PHAs over 35 years of age will kick off by developing All Natural self-care products such as room and body spray, emotional-wellness palm sticks. All these products will incorporate Natural essential oils and ingredients. The next workshop will be a shared cook & dine in a healthy living way. Invitations to participate will be sent closer to the dates.
  • Also, stay tuned for an invitation to the picnic and day trip in July and August.


Have a wonderful Pride and enjoy the rest of the summer. Remember to keep hydrated as it begins to get hot.


Sincerely yours,

Kenneth Poon

Health Promotion Coordinator

(647) 278-3835

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