And we couldn’t have done it without your sponsorship. With everything going on right now, we weren’t sure what to expect but all of you rose to the occasion and we will have an amazing display that’s going to spread some Christmas magic and hopefully bring a smile in a otherwise challenging time.
We have a record number of “You + One” Sponsors – companies/people who have purchased an additional tree to be gifted to a school or not for profit organization, and a small but dedicated group of volunteers that with “many hands make light work”. Watch our facebook page as we recognize their efforts in the coming weeks. Remember to LIKE our page while you’re there. *smile*
As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 is a topic currently impacting us all in one way or another. Protecting our community is a shared responsibility at a time like this. While the threat to British Columbians remains low, the very idea of an outbreak can feel stressful.
Consulting a reliable source of information can be re-assuring, and we recommend you stay up-to-date with the latest news from Vancouver Coastal Health.
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has suggested some things you can do to support the well-being of yourself and others during this time:
Take care of your body! Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Continue to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.
Avoid excessive exposure to social media or sensational coverage. While being informed is important, it can be detrimental to your mental health to constantly take in stressful information.
Consider ways to find balance with activities you normally enjoy.
Stay connected with loved ones and continue to maintain healthy relationships.
If you have neighbors who are elderly or immune compromised, ask if they need anything and get it for them instead of having them go out and risk their health.
Fear and anxiety about a disease may feel overwhelming at times. By trusting the facts, sticking with the latest protocols, looking out for one another, and practicing good mental health habits, we can protect ourselves and our communities. Take care of yourself and others.
Live & Local brings together North Vancouver’s most popular concert series and arts events to deliver 32 exciting and free cultural experiences during the months of July and August at three North Vancouver locations; Lynn Valley Village, Parkgate Plaza & Civic Plaza.