Cold weather is associated with a range of health impacts. While the most immediate impacts are cold-related injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia, cold weather conditions also increase the risk of mortality and hospitalization from cardiovascular and respiratory health conditions. Preventing these health impacts in Vancouver’s population requires understanding the different types of cold-related health risks and vulnerable populations.
We, at the Frog Hollow Youth Advisory Committee, are a dedicated group of young people that want to strengthen and empower our community. On February 19, 2018 we will be hosting a Banquet of Warmth to educate our community about these issues. Dinner will be served.
As a way to get our community involved, we will be helping with the creation of care packages that we will be giving to those in need. We ask that you donate a knitted good, like mittens or a scarf, to contribute to the care packages.
We want to start a discussion in our community. Through an interactive activity, we hope that attendees will broaden their perspective on the subject, and feel inspired to give back to the community.
There will be a series of speakers on the topic of food disparity as well as homelessness. These guest speakers will share how they have been affected by not only the cold, but by others’ kindness as well. We want to show you how a little kindness can greatly impact one’s life.
Register online here on eventbrite.
This event is completely free of charge