Archive for 2017

Community Voices for World AIDS Day

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We are excited to invite you to join us on November 30 for our annual Community Voices event. It will be an evening of music to raise awareness about HIV and to bring the community together to mark World AIDS Day. Community Voices will take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14 Ave SW, T2R 0P3). The emcee for this […]

Community Voices

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On September 17, our community of participants, amazing volunteers, performers, and government representatives gathered together at Eau Claire Plaza to raise funds for HIV programming and to reduce the stigma surrounding the illness. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk & Run created an opportunity to talk about HIV and to remember those who have been lost. We […]

Mark Campbell has been with the Backlot for more than 16 years, half of them as one of the bar’s owners. The previous owner offered him the business along with the “safe space for everybody” philosophy that he continues to cultivate. It’s a place where gay, bi, trans and everybody is welcomed and where a […]

Interested In Peer Support Programs? Join Us!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Over the past year, HIV Community Link has been laying the groundwork to implement an HIV Peer Support Program, researching the most promising practices and outcomes of peer run programs across Canada and the United States. Currently, peer programs are being highlighted and leading the way in most promising best practices, client-centred trauma informed care […]

Interested In Peer Support? Join Us!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Over the past year, HIV Community Link has been laying the groundwork to implement an HIV Peer Support Program, researching the most promising practices and outcomes of peer run programs across Canada and the United States. Currently, peer programs are being highlighted and leading the way in most promising best practices, client-centred trauma informed care […]

Dr. Petty has been providing compassionate dental care since 1984. The 80’s AIDS epidemic found him working in New York, where he received additional training for dealing with medically complex patients. “I happen to be American, but still a nice guy,” he jokes. “Our hospital in NY was actually the first hospital on the East […]

Keon Brown became the General Manager of Twisted Element seven months ago and has been supporting three important initiatives of HIV Community Link since. The downtown club has been a supporter of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk in different capacities over the years and has joined on as a sponsor in 2017. The day of the […]

Gavin is 29 and just finished his first year of university after being out of high school for ten years. He struggled with alcohol addiction, but stopped drinking six years ago. Gavin has lived in Calgary most of his life. “I’ve only disclosed my HIV status to some of my family. More because I don’t […]

In the next couple of weeks, we will bring you the stories of the wonderful Scotiabank AIDS Walk supporters. We will let them explain why they are helping the cause with fundraising, donating or volunteering for the event. Read below Zander’s story. Zander Fitzgerald is a volunteer for our Scotiabank AIDS Walk committee, a wonderful […]