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We extend an invitation to
Attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Society
Wednesday 5th June, 2013 11:00 am
Held in the Great Room at Ross Place, 2638 Ross Lane Victoria BC Canada
2. Reports & Motions
3. Our Supporters
4. Introduction to what is new....people, logo
Join us for a Casual Luncheon
It is important you RSVP 250 475 6677
April 2013 Newsletters Available
Our April 2013 editions of The Brain Wave and The Transmitter are online.
30th International Epilepsy Conference
This coming June 23rd to 27th, 2013, the 30th International Epilepsy Congress is happening in Montreal.
Check it out. We will see you there.
2013 Parkinson's World Congress
Next October the world will be arriving in Montreal to share knowledge and best practices on Parkinson's. It is hard to know when such an amazing event will take place in Canada again. We encourage our members to take advantage of this opportunity.
Peninsula Co-op Charity Golf Classic
This year, the 2013 Peninsula Co-op Charity Golf Tournament is being held on Thursday 20th June 2013 at Olympic View Golf Club. You can register NOW!
go to www.co-opgolf.com
WIN the Raffle this year! Cruise & Air Fare for 2
Get your tickets before June 20th.
The draw will be 1:30pm on June 20th 2013 at the Peninsula Co-op Charity Golf Classic. You do not have to be present to win.
Win return WestJet flights for 2 people to any scheduled WestJet destination AND enjoy a 5 day Cruise for 2 people (inside cabin) to either Baja Mexico, Bahamas, or Western Caribbean itineraries. Prize is valued at $4100.00 Restrictions, taxes, certificate fees apply. License #52904 (Players must be 19+ years to play. Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111 *www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca "Know your limit, play within it.")
Purchase tickets: 5 for $20 or a single ticket for $5
Tickets are being sold at the Peninsula Co-op Food Centre at Keating Cross Rd, Saanichton and the Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre in Victoria. 250 475 6677
Join the Purina Dog Guide Walk and support the Seizure Response Dogs program at the Lions Foundation of Canada!
On May 26, 2013 come out (with your dog) and walk along the ocean, starting at Ogden Point at 10:00 am to support this great program! Ted and Pat Mills and Ted's seizure response dog Yogi are seeking support- check out the website and consider sponsoring them.
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Epilepsy and the Law
The Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre (VEPC) has just published an important new book for individuals living with seizure disorders entitled ‘Epilepsy and the Law: What are the legal rights of a person with epilepsy in British Columbia?” The book, which was funded by a grant from The Law Foundation of British Columbia, provides useful information on job accommodations, driving restrictions, housing, custody issues, insurance, and other areas of the law with which individuals with epilepsy may run into.
“This book is a valuable resource to the approximately 40,000 individuals in BC living with epilepsy, along with police, lawyers and advocates,” says David Medler, president of VEPC. “Too often people with epilepsy face legal problems due to others’ misunderstandings of epilepsy. This book goes a long way to help people understand epilepsy and the rights of those living with the condition.”
Lindsay Beal, the VEPC’s Epilepsy Program Coordinator agrees. “Most people do not realize that there are over 40 types of seizures, some of which may make a person appear as if they are impaired or as if they are ignoring instruction. These seizures are often misinterpreted and can pose enormous problems in, for example, interactions with police or others in positions of authority.”
The book can also assist employers who are obligated to provide accommodations to employees with epilepsy, an issue VEPC receives numerous questions about. Says Beal, “In most situations, there are a few easy things an employer can do to accommodate someone with a seizure disorder. As the book points out, the duty to accommodate is the obligation to meaningfully incorporate diversity into the workplace.”
The new book was written by now Master of the Supreme Court of BC, Heather MacNaughton. Prior to joining the Court MacNaughton was Chair of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and was therefore uniquely qualified to research and write the book.
Individuals can download the booklet here or contact the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre at (250) 475-6677.