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Effective August 6, 2019, Care BC’s Meals on Wheels (MOW) and Chinese Meals on Wheels (CMOW) prices will be increasing. Visit our Meals on Wheels Guidelines page for more information.
Our latest Annual Report, which we shared at our recent Annual General Meeting, is now available online. We welcomed 3 new life members to the Society - Sue Biddle, Ellie Chan, and Ping Mah - as well as a Namit Malhotra as a new Board Member. The meeting also featured a presentation from Wendy Tse and Robert Skene from the City of North Vancouver, who discussed the North Shore Neighbourhood House Site Feasibility Study, which includes plans for Respite Care provided by Care BC. View photos on our events page.
Congratulations to our Meals on Wheels driver Randy Scharf! Randy was selected as one of the winners of Kal Tire's "Road Heroes" contest. Read about the contest and all the other volunteers recognized making a difference in their communities online (info.kaltire.com/road-heroes) - check out the video created to celebrate the winners as well. Thanks Randy for your years of dedicated service!
Our latest newsletter is now available online - in this edition we discuss Care BC's 120 year history and thank Richmond Honda for their support. 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!
At the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver’s Regular Council Meeting on May 27, 2019, the previously Closed Resolution regarding "Non-Market Housing Opportunity on City-Owned Site (200 Block East 1st Street)" was released and the following recommendation was approved:
That a significant non-profit housing component be incorporated into the North Shore Neighbourhood House Feasibility study and that this be explored in partnership with Hollyburn Family Services, Catalyst Community Housing Society, and Care BC.
Care BC is very pleased that a Respite Centre (with an integrated Adult Day Program and Overnight Respite, similar to our current Family Respite Centre) to support North Shore caregivers “to get a much-needed break” will be included in this study.
Thank you Volunteers!
National Volunteer week in April 2019 celebrated "The Volunteer Factor: Lifting Communities". We thanked all our volunteers and presented pins to those who have reached 5-year interval anniversaries at the Family Respite Centre. THANK YOU for your support! We could not operate our charitable programs without your support! Photos from the event are available on our Events page.
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.
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.