WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2015 in VICTORIA, BC CANADA – July 28, 2015
A number of local groups including AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), Vancouver Island Persons with AIDS Society (VIPWAS), SOLID, as well as HepCBC, commemorated this day with both an afternoon of speeches, a march to Parliament Building, and educational exhibits. In the evening, the Parliament Building was lit up in red and yellow for the first time, and there was an open microphone for people to share their experiences with hepatitis C and their memories of people lost due to liver disease. Click photo to enlarge and start slideshow.
Victoria City Councillor Charlayne Joe read the Mayor’s Proclamation of World Hepatitis Day in Victoria
Mingling with the crowd at World Hepatitis Day Victoria 2015 on a sunny afternoon
Aboriginal people freely sharing information about hepatitis C was a big part of this day. Woman above is holding educational materials for First Nations from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
Three lovely ladies urge those born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Advocate and Writer, Douglas Laird, attended-and helped out-at both Afternoon and Evening parts of this day. THANKS DOUGLAS!!
Hermione Jefferis (right) of AVI has been the Chief Organizer of World Hepatitis Day Victoria for several years. THANKS, HERMIONE for a truly great job!!!
Moon above British Columbia Parliament Buildings, beginning of evening event – CD Mazoff, Photographer
Hepatitis C Advocate Karen Felske sharing her lived experiences with hepatitis C treatment and liver cancer. Her strong, positive message inspired us all.
Susan Malloch, sharing memories of the life and recent loss of her partner, Allen McCulloch, urged all Baby Boomers to get tested and treated for hepatitis C before their livers get badly damaged.
The red and yellow lights first come on at the BC Legislature on World Hepatitis Day in Victoria, BC – CD Mazoff, Photographer
Closeup of red and yellow lights at the BC Legislature, World Hepatitis Day, 2015 – CD Mazoff, Photographer
Red lights up the vestibule of BC Legislature on World Hepatitis Day 2015 Victoria – Barbara Pedrick, Photographer
Red and yellow lights in the BC Legislature vestibule, World Hepatitis Day 2015 in Victoria, BC, Canada – Barbara Pedrick, Photographer
Late night of World Hepatitis Day 2015 in Victoria, BC, Canada at the Provincial Legislature building – Barbara Pedrick, Photographer