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Events update galore: the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, our Annual General Meeting, and save-the-dates for AIDS Awareness Week!
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Welcome to our new Board members!
The 2014-2015 ARCH Board of Directors: Marlene, Janice, Jacqueline, Michel, Alison. Susan, Thomas, Dana, Lloyd.
Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Meeting. At the meeting, we welcomed new Board members Michel Beauvais, Dana Hirst and Jacqueline Murray.

We are pleased to recognize Craig Lahey, Nathan Lachowsky, and Tony Marcerollo for their service as part of ARCH's Board of Directors.
This year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life was another successful event! 80 people participated in the walk, raising approximately $12,000 to support the ARCH Clinic. Money raised at the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life helps to fund the ARCH Clinic which provides HIV-related care to 500 patients throughout Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin, Grey & Bruce Counties.
Join us for these upcoming events...
A full events listing is available online at ARCH's brand new website: http://archguelph.ca/events. LGBTQ+ events in Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin, Grey & Bruce Counties are listed at http://www.qlinks.ca/events/default.aspx.
10 Days of Resilience: From September 25 - October 4, Guelph is home to events to create awareness of gender-based violence in our communities.



The Central West Opening Doors Forum is designed to strengthen HIV counselling skills, services and resources, by bringing together caregivers, social service providers, health care workers, addiction workers, counsellors, clergy, families, friends and people living with HIV, to support and learn from each other. We will present a forum that will provide an opportunity to discuss the complex issues of supporting individuals and personally managing life issues as they relate to HIV. Click here to register now! 

Events for people living with HIV:

  • Peers in Motion - a monthly physical activity
    • Guelph Lake Nature Walk, October 7th 2-4pm.; transportation to Guelph Lake is available!
    • Yoga Class at Tranquil Yoga Studio, October 22nd from 6:30-7:30 pm.
  • Social Hour, September 29, October 6, 13 & 20
    • snacks & discussion, every Monday from 2-4pm 
  • Women's Conversation Cafe, Oct 16 from 6-8pm
    • connect with others over shared experiences and build a supportive and caring network
  • Movie Night, September 30, October 28
Save the dates!
AIDS Awareness Week takes places each year between November 24 and December 1. This year, we are pleased to be hosting a number of events throughout the week to increase public awareness of HIV and reduce HIV stigma in our communities. We will be hosting evening events November 24,25 and 26 - including HIV testing and the reception for our Red Scarf Project.
Get involved with ARCH!
  • Volunteer with us! We are looking for people to do evening bar outreach, help us with special events during AIDS Awareness Week, and share their graphic design skills. Get in touch with us at volunteer@archguelph.ca.
  • ARCH volunteers new and old are invited to join us for training on October 18. Contact volunteer@archguelph.ca to RSVP.
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