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Please remember there are no regularly-scheduled meal deliveries on Monday Feb. 18th (Family Day). If you have any questions, please call (604) 732-7638 (Western Meals on Wheels) or 604-733-6615 (Chinese Meals on Wheels).
Feb. 2019 - We anticipate that some meal deliveries may be delayed or even cancelled if driving conditions or the weather in general is dangerous - we always keep in mind the safety of our delivery volunteers. If you have questions about your delivery, please call the office - 604 732-7638 for Western Meals on Wheels and 604-733-6615 for Chinese Meals on Wheels. Also keep in mind that additional changes throughout the day may be required based on changing weather conditions.
Preparing for snow and bad weather. We recommend that all Meals on Wheels clients have extra frozen meals on hand (or other canned/dry goods) in case bad weather prevents us from safely delivering meals. Please call the Western Meals on Wheels office if you’d like to order Western frozen meals: 604-732-7638. If you have any questions about Chinese Meals on Wheels deliveries, call: 604-733-6615.
Thank you DramaOneVan! Last weekend (Jan. 12 and 13), DramaOneVan staged "Wings of Desire" - a music drama in Cantonese, to benefit Care BC’s charitable programming. The moving performance, held at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, received rave reviews from the audience. Thank you to everyone who attended; with ticket sales and sponsorships, the music drama raised over $30,000! Read more.
We are disappointed to advise that on Monday November 19th 2018 at the District of North Vancouver Council meeting, the recommendation that the Official Community Plan and Rezoning Bylaw Amendments for the 600 West Queens Road Non-Market Rental Housing and Seniors Respite Care Facility be given second and third readings, was defeated.
We are nevertheless encouraged by the support expressed to develop these services on the North Shore and we will consider what we can do to continue with the project.
More information can be found via local media outlets - the North Shore News, CBC British Columbia, and Daily Hive Vancouver.
We have an urgent need for Chinese-speaking Meals on Wheels volunteers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors in your community across Vancouver and Richmond. If you are available weekdays from 10 am – 1 pm, please give us a call. Volunteers do not need a car - you can be paired with a driver - and we can accommodate flexible schedules if you aren't available every day. If you've thought about volunteering before, please give us a call to learn more （604）733-9177 ext. 107.
We have some sad news to share - Bill E., a dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteer since 1990, has died at age 91. He will be missed by the Care BC staff, the many volunteers he interacted with, and the clients he served.
Our latest newsletter is now available online, including an article about our Community Integration Project. Each edition of the newsletter also recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Fraud Alert: Please be advised, we received a report that a person approached a Meals on Wheels client wanting to collect payment on an outstanding invoice. Care BC DOES NOT collect Meals on Wheels payments at clients' homes. Our volunteers (for their own safety) are NOT ALLOWED to accept payments. Invoices can be paid at our office, by phone or by mail. If anyone approaches you at your home for bill payment, call 9-1-1. Please also inform our offices of any suspicious behaviour.