Metro Vancouver BC ADHD Awareness Week 2012
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UPDATE: ADHD Awareness Week 2013 Oct 14-20th is on my new blog BC ADHD
For 2013 ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland, we've doubled our events, 70+ and nearly tripled the Lower Mainland BC cities involved, 23.
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Photos from the Events
Our The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group organized 29 various ADHD Awareness Week activities in 8 cities in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada with our supporters. We're the adult group of CHADD Vancouver.
There are positive aspects to having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), AND negative aspects to having ADHD too.
Global ADHD Awareness Week Website
Take the short Harvard/NYU/W.H.O. Adult ADHD screener test to find out if you might have Adult ADHD. Or share it with a friend or family member who you think might have adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Media Coverage of Lower Mainland ADHD Awareness Week Events we and our supporters are organized.
CKNW 980 AM Radio just after the week ended. I was interviewed by Jon McComb the host of The World Today Show on Adult ADHD
News 1130 AM Radio Sunday Oct 14th: Vancouver first in Canada to proclaim ADHD Awareness Week- Ninety per cent of adults with ADHD are undiagnosed I was interviewed by Brock Hunter @brocknhunter Thanks also to News 1130 AM's @BruceClaggett
CKNW 980 AM Radio Sunday Oct 14th: ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland I was interviewed by @alisonbailey980
The Sing Tao Daily Newspaper Oct 15th: ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland Chinese story English translation
Vancouver Mayor Declares ADHD Awareness Week in Vancouver, BC Oct 14-20th 2012 2nd Year To Do So
Vancouver Area ADHD Awareness Week Activities.
These activities were made possible by the hardworking, creative, energetic volunteers of my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group, whose members range from Whistler to Vancouver to Mission, and our many supporters. Our parent group is CHADD Vancouver. Thanks to our supporters: Mills Office Supplies for printing our ADHD Awareness Posters, The Roundhouse Community Center for hosting our information table, and all the libraries and bookstores in
6 8 BC cities doing ADHD book displays with our ADHD Awareness Week poster.
ADHD Book Displays + our ADHD Awareness Week Poster In Libraries:
26 24 Libraries in 8 BC Cities. It's our first time we've helped to organize an ADHD book display. We've gotten great responses from BC librarians and bookstore We're working with Libraries in Vancouver and the lower mainland. to have ADHD book displays. They'll have a display with books on ADHD, books by authors who have gone public with having ADHD and one of our ADHD Awareness Week posters.
Vancouver Public Libraries: We'll have displays in the Britannia library, Champlain Heights library, the
Kerrisdale Library, Kitsilano library, Carnegie library, West Point Grey library, Marpole library, Hastings library, Dunbar library, Collingwood library, Terry Salman library, Kensington library, Mount Pleasant Library and the Firehall library where our group first started meeting until we outgrew it and moved to Ravensong Community Healthcare Center
Richmond Public Libraries:
All 5 3 Richmond Public Libraries will have ADHD book displays Brighouse library, Cambie library and Hamilton library. We were told Ironwood and Steveston would but they didn't.
Surrey Public Libraries: The Guilford library, Newton Library North Vancouver City Public Library will have an ADHD book display
Burnaby Public Libraries: McGill library will have an ADHD Book display
Coquitlam Libraries: Poirier library will have an ADHD Book display
Maple Ridge Public Library will have an ADHD book display
North Vancouver District Public Library Lynn Valley will have an ADHD book display
Aldergrove Public Library will have an ADHD book display
ADHD Book Displays In Bookstores: Odin Books on Broadway will have an ADHD book display in their window 14-20th and one of our ADHD Awareness Week posters.
Chapters Bookstores will also have ADHD book displays with books on ADHD, books by authors who have gone public with having ADHD and one of our ADHD Awareness Week posters. Two Vancouver Chapters stores, Broadway store, the Robson store, Burnaby Metrotown store and the Richmond store in Richport Town Centre.
ADHD Information Table. We had it on Sunday October 14th to start off ADHD Awareness Week in the Lower Mainland. Volunteers of my The Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group, the adult Group of CHADD Vancouver, had an information table at the popular Roundhouse Community Center in Yaletown the first day of ADHD Awareness week Oct 14th from 10am -5pm
Background: They've had ADHD Awareness Days/Weeks nationally in the US since 2004. Zero ADHD awareness days/weeks nationally in Canada.
Vancouver was the first city in Canada to declare ADHD Awareness Week last year. Thanks to Parks Commissioner Sarah Blyth who was the first politician in North America to go public with having ADHD in office, Councillor Andrea Reimer and Mayor Gregor Robertson who worked with me (Adult ADHD Coach Pete Quily) to help make it happen.
My Vancouver adult ADD Support group first did an ADHD Awareness event back in 2006. We did a talk together with the Dianne Sugars Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver and did a call in show together on BC Almanac
So the members from my Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group and I decided to raise awareness of ADHD especially in adults by doing the activities above for ADHD Awareness Week in Metro Vancouver BC (Vancouver and surrounding cities).
Please contact me if you'd like to help out with next year's ADHD Awareness event and get the word out about ADHD in BC.