Upcoming community events: organ donation celebration and watershed roundtable

Service BC celebrates organ donation with the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Nechako Watershed Roundtable launches on Oct. 21 and 22.

Service BC celebrates organ donation

On Oct. 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Service BC Centre, the Kidney Foundation of Canada invites the community in honouring Vanderhoof’s Service BC staff for their support of organ donation.

Over 500 people in B.C. are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and almost 400 of those are waiting for a kidney, the foundation said.

95 per cent of B.C. residents say they support organ donation but only 19 per cent have registered on B.C.’s organ donor registry.

The foundation has committed to increase organ donor registration and kidney transplants by 50 per cent over the next five years.

 

Watershed Roundtable Launch

On Oct. 21 and 22, the Nechako Watershed Roundtable will be officially launching to the public at UNBC’s campus in Prince George.

Formed as a group of representatives from diverse organizations including the First Nations and government agencies with a shared commitment and concern to protect and improve the health of the Nechako watershed, the roundtable aims to provide recommendations to community members on key challenges in the Nechako watershed stewardship, as well as advice in developing initiatives that integrate the concerns into their actions.

The group adopted a Roundtable governance structure in the spring of 2015 and its inaugural meeting is planned for October. Guided by a core leadership committee, the Roundtable aims to direct and advise on water stewardship activities in the Nechako River Basin.

 

 

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