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My Covid-19 Virus Test Experience

My Covid-19 Virus Test Experience

written by Barb Goode   I’m writing this to help people understand what happens if you have to have the virus test. On Wednesday April 29th, 2020, I went with my friend Tina to see my doctor because I had a cough. My doctor sent me for a Covid19 virus test.  I thought it would be scary. We had to drive to Central Park. It was outside. I sat in

10 Things I Have Learned During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Written By: Lillian W   1) Patience – On days where I don’t feel I have accomplished as much as I would like, I have accepted that I’m doing my best every moment of every day and that’s always good enough.   2) Relaxing with uncertainty – none of us have known when things would go back to more “normal”. Since we cannot control, we might as well

Salmon with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Selfadvocatenet.com recipe for month of August Mushrooms and salmon are both naturally high in vitamin D, so you get a double dose in this 45-minute dinner recipe. By Diabetic Living Magazine Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 4 fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick (about 1 pound total) Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups sliced assorted fresh mushrooms (such as button, cremini, and/or stemmed

A Journey About the Dark Curse

Written by Amy McMillian It was just your average day on Vancouver Island when suddenly we got hit with the dark curse. I was at my own house at the time. I was so angry and afraid because I didn’t want to leave, but I had to start packing to go to my parents’ home for a while. When my parents drove into the drive way I loaded up my

The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter August 2020 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.   August  Edition KSA Newsletter 2020 contains in This month’s theme Summer is in full swing and we hope you are having a great time! Holidays may be looking a bit dif-ferent this year, but lots of people are finding ways to enjoy local activities. We’d love to hear how you are getting creative and

New supports for post-secondary students this fall

Victoria Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:45 PM Applications for StudentAid BC, along with the new non-repayable B.C. Access Grant, are now open. This up-front grant, along with new funding for students with disabilities, expanded open education resources and online support through BCcampus, will open doors for students to return to school and earn the college or university credential of their choice. “Whether you’re a high school grad, a current student or

Government of Canada supports initiative to help Canadians with low incomes access fresh produce

This News From Federal Govt of Canada Attention people with disabilities have  diabetes, other health issues From: Public Health Agency of Canada News release Community Food Centres Canada’s Market Greens initiative provides access to fruits and vegetables from local low-cost markets July 14, 2020              Ottawa, Ontario          Public Health Agency of Canada Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of

Having a Sibling with a Disability During COVID-19

It’s March 2020, and the news, social media, and our daily conversations begin to be consumed with information about this thing called COVID-19. Like a lot of parents, we made the cautious choice and pulled our children out of daycare. And as instructed by the Government we limited interactions with people to essential only, like grocery shopping. All of a sudden, my husband was working from home full-time, my hours

Recipe Submission Guidelines & Forms

  We are creating a membership-based cookbook including our Members’ most favourite recipes to cook for themselves. Do you have a recipe you love cooking and want to share it with others? We will be using the cookbook as a fundraiser this coming October to help BCPF raise needed funds for our advocacy projects across the province. Join us in our mission to show others that everyone who wants to

Mushroom & Tofu Stir-Fry

Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe for month of July This tofu veggie stir-fry is quick and easy, making it a great go-to weeknight meal. Baked tofu has a firm, toothsome texture that crisps well in a hot pan. You can find it in flavors like teriyaki and sesame, both of which are delicious here. Or opt for a smoked version, which has the same texture with a more robust flavor. Serve over brown

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