Monday, April 22, 2013

Victoria Lyme Awareness and Support Group MEETING: Sunday, April 28th, 6 to 8 pm

MEETING:  Sunday, April 28th, 6 to 8 pm, Four Mile Bar & Grill -
Tea Room, 199 Island Highway ,Victoria , BC  250-479-2514
Ask for the TEA room, which is reserved under "Victoria Lyme".  If you
are having dinner, be prepared to order right away. Remember we are
welcome regardless of whether we order food. You can find the menu at Note there are
gluten free options.

DRAFT Agenda
Note that some items may be carried forward to the next meeting to
ensure that members have time to express and address concerns and
*Please let us know if you would like us to add to this agenda by
emailing us at

INTRODUCTIONS. Welcome message.
First time attendees are encouraged to use this time to introduce
themselves and share any issues or ask questions.


1.  Bill C-442 (National Lyme Disease Strategy)  See:  (Dave)
For full wording of bill C 442,  go to 

2. Lyme Support Library  - our group's library can give you the chance
to read a book and decide if you would like to purchase for your own
personal use, or save your money. Are there any books that anyone
would like to see in the library? Do you have a book or DVD to donate?
$10 to join the library, one book out at a time, to be returned at
next meeting.  Our library books/dvds:

    Beyond Lyme Disease
    Ending Denial:  The Lyme Disease Epidemic
    Healing Lyme, by Stephen Buhner
    It's All in Your Head - Around the World in 80 Lyme Patient Stories
    Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
    The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments
    Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease
    Under our Skin (DVD)

3.  Our new t-shirts will be distributed at the meeting.  If you haven't paid, they are $7.00 each.


4.  Lyme Awareness Event - 130 to 330 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the
BC Legislature (front entrance).  Set up at 1 p.m.
Committee will report on plans to-date and consultation on additional details. (Dave,
Tara, Merina)
Worldwide Lyme Protest:  

Facebook page for the Victoria event:

5.  Under Our Skin - May 7th at the Hillside Senior's Wellness Centre, 7 pm, 1454 Hillside Avenue.  Reminder to email  or telephone 250‐370‐5641 and press ‘2’ to reserve your seats.  MC for this event is needed - any volunteers? 


6.  Recent studies, news, and articles:

a)  Connecticut Student Disabled by Tick-borne Disease on School Trip Wins $41.7M 

b)  Numerous well-known people with Lyme Disease have been in the news lately, including:

e)  Penn Researchers Attach Lyme Disease Antibodies to Nanotubes, Paving Way for Diagnostic Device

INFORMAL DISCUSSION (information sharing, support, orientation for
newcomers, questions, ideas for upcoming meetings)

NEXT MEETING will be on May 26th, 2013.