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Welcome to Positive Living Fraser Valley

POSITIVE LIVING FRASER VALLEY (PLFV) is dedicated to providing support, education and outreach to all those affected by HIV, Hepatitis C, TB and Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections. We are a registered Non-profit Society with charity status. We are the only ASO, AIDS Service Organization, in the Fraser Health region. The PLFV website is designed to provide you with general information about HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C & STBBIs and about the Services we provide at PLFV.

Upcoming Special Events...  

                                         Don Alder Live

                            Fundraising Event for PLFV

Don Alder, one of the top acoustic guitarists and one of Canada's premiere harp guitarists in Don Alderthe world will be performing at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, February 14, 2014. Don returns to Abbotsford for a special Valentines Day concert hot off his European tour and with a new CD! It will be a wonderful evening of music. PLFV is very appreciative of Don's generousity and support by doing this 2nd fundraiser for the organization. Since it's Valentine's Day we will be offering wine, beer and champagne with appetizers so it's a great event to take that special someone for a night out.

 

Monthy Events (Visit the calendar to view all of our upcoming events in real-time.) 


PLFV is located at Unit 108 - 32883 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.

December Events:

 

Date Time Activity/Event
Dec 1 3 pm World AIDS Day - Candlelight Vigil
Dec 2 5-8pm PLFV Annual Christmas Dinner -No Positive Lunch today
Dec 4 1-4:30pm Massages
Dec 9 10:30am-4pm Food Hampers (Call the Centre 1 day in advance for a hamper)
Dec 12 10:30am-2pm PLFV Centre & Office Open until 2pm (early closure)
Dec 16 10:30am-4pm Food Hampers (Call the Centre 1 day in advance for a hamper)
Dec 24 10:30am-2pm PLFV Centre & Office Open until 2pm (early closure)
Dec 25 All Day Closed for Christmas Day!
Dec 26 All Day Closed for Boxing Day!
Dec 31 10:30am-2pm PLFV Centre & Office Open until 2pm (early closure)
Jan 1 All Day Closed for New Years Day!

 

Regular Weekly Events:

Join us every Tuesday for the Positive Lunch program. Food is served at 12pm.

The Fitness Room is now open.

 


Past Events

PLFV ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

PLFV's traditional Christmas dinner was held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Members & their families and volunteers attended. A big thank-you to the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church for providing the venue and cooking. It was also a farewell for Cody Vigeant, a support worker with PLFV for 4 years.

 

AIDS Walk for LIFE in Vancouver

The Positive Living FV team,"PLFV Pavement Pounders" had a beautiful sunny walk on Sunday, September 21st at Sunset Beach in Vancouver. The Walk raises money to support those living with HIV and AIDS. PLFV raised funds in which 65% of the team's funds will be returned to PLFV to support HIV/AIDS services in the Fraser Valley and 35% will go to PLBC to support HIV/AIDS services provided throughout BC. All funds raised help people living with HIV live healthier lives.

World Hepatitis Day Event - Friday, July 18, 2014

was held at Mill Lake Park from 3-6 pm

Dr. Farley, a local specialist provided information on Hepatitis C, the different genotypes, diagnosis and available treatments  to cure this virus.

Fraser Health Public Health Nurses were on site providing HIV and Hep C testing. There was free food and beverages. Free face painting and a great

musician to entertain the crowd.

June 23, 2014 - Free Training Day & Roundtable Discussion

An informative training day on Hepatitis C, TB and STBBI (Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections) was held in the morning. Speakers were Dr. John Farley and Fraser Health staff. A delicious lunch was provided. The afternoon was lead by Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin, a UBC Clinical Professor, who addressed developing improved service provider collaboration and best practices. All who attended felt encouraged and steps for follow-up were discussed so that some of the ideas shared can be further developed and possibly implemented.

PLFV ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

PLFV's traditional Christmas dinner was held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Members & their families and volunteers attended. A big thank-you to the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church for providing the venue, cooking, Christmas gifts and free new clothing for our members.

WORLD AIDS DAY - December 1, 2013

Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple, Comedians/Entertainers performed at the Town Hall providing a great 2 hour show filled with laughter and entertain-

ment, plus a delicious dinner. It was a special fundraiser for PLFV.

 

 

 

Don Alder

                  Fundraising Event for PLFV

Don Alder, one of the top acoustic guitarists and one of Canada's premiere harp guitarists in the world performed at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, October 5, 2013. It was a wonderful evening of music. He is an amazing guitarist! This was a fundraising event for Positive Living Fraser Valley. PLFV is very appreciative of Don's generousity and support in doing this fundraiser. He spent his evening entertaining all of us and we thank him!

AIDS Walk for LIFE in Vancouver

PLFV's team,"Light in the Loafers"  walked in the pouring rain on Sunday, September 22nd at Sunset Beach in Vancouver. The Walk raises money to support those living with HIV and AIDS. PLFV raised $1,205 for this year's walk. 65% of the team's funds will be returned to PLFV to support HIV/AIDS services in the Fraser Valley and 35% will go to PLBC to support HIV/AIDS services provided throughout BC.All funds raised help people living with HIV live Healthier Lives.

World Hepatitis Day!

July 26, 2013

11am to 3pm

 

Presentation by Dr. John Farley

PLFV was pleased to invite Dr. Farley, an epidemionlogist and an expert in blood-borne infectious diseases. He spoke about Hepatitis C, the different genotypes, diagnosis and available treatments  to cure this virus. A question and answer period at the end of this presentation provided valuable information and direction to assist people. (Our original guest speaker, Dr. conway, listed on the poster was unable to attend.)

 

Nearly 100 community members visited the park throughout the event, enjoying the live music, free food and preentations. The nurses provided tests throughout the day and had a wait list for testing by the end of the event.

Past-President of the International AIDS Society, Dr. Julio Montaner, Addressed Growing Concerns about HIV Prevention and Treatment in the Fraser Valley - March 16, 2011

Presented at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (adjacent to Abbotsford City Hall) from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. PLFV was pleased to invite Past-President of the International AIDS Society and current Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Julio Montaner, to speak, along with Ms. Irene Day, Director of Operations at BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Nearly 100 community members attended this unique opportunity to hear from a true pioneer of medicine, who has not only been involved in world-changing work, but who continues to lead the way into the future (Read the New York Times article from earlier this month: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/health/08vancouver.html).

Please see the press release for more details.

You can also now download or play the audio from Dr. Montaner's presentation by clicking or right-clicking and saving here.


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