VOCAL Ottawa - Voices of Canadians about Lyme

Saturday  3 June  2017  1:00 PM    Saturday  3 June  2017 5:30 PM
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VOCAL Ottawa: Voices of Canadians about Lyme disease

Join this Canada-wide initiative on Saturday June 3rd at Parliament Hill (and in other capital cities across Canada) from 1-5:30 pm.

OUR GOAL: To raise awareness about this EVER growing silent epidemic to the general public, and to unite Canadians across Canada who are suffering from Lyme disease!

HOW CAN YOU HELP: Please continue to share this information, and invite your family and friends to join this event.

VOCAL (Voices of Canadians about Lyme disease) will be hosting events to raise awareness of Lyme disease including galas, walks, and demonstrations. We will be hosting an event on Parliament Hill; the seat of our federal government, and are inviting musical performers as well speakers, including celebrity advocates, doctors and researchers! Our goal is to bring more recognition to the general public as to the risks and severity of Lyme disease, and to the plight of those living with Lyme disease.

Note: that we are a completely grass roots organizing committee comprised of people living with Lyme Disease committed to bringing more awareness and action to this worldwide silent epidemic. We have several movements underway in Canada that are attempting to change this.
We have extended invitations to various people including journalists, Naturopathic Doctors, Researchers, celebrities living with Lyme Disease, Canadains living with Lyme Disease, authors, politicians, etc.

For more information please email vocalottawa@gmail.com

Sponsorship Information:
Sponsorship Opportunities for VOCAL Ottawa: Voices of Canadians about Lyme Disease
In Ottawa on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm.

Thank you for your interest in sponsorship opportunities for VOCAL Ottawa 2017.

Lyme disease is the fastest-growing vector borne disease in Canada. Its numbers are vastly under-reported and patients who go undiagnosed and untreated can be stricken with debilitating symptoms for years afterward. On Saturday June 3, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm., in cities across Canada, VOCAL will be hosting events to raise awareness of Lyme disease, including galas, walks and demonstrations.

In Ottawa, the nation’s capital, VOCAL Ottawa plans to make an especially big splash. We will be hosting an event on Parliament Hill, and are inviting musical performers, as well speakers, including celebrity advocates, persons living with Lyme Disease, doctors, politicians and researchers. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about this potentially debilitating but little-understood illness, and unite Canadians across the country who are suffering from it.

By sponsoring our event, you will have the opportunity to show solidarity with Canadians affected by the disease, particularly those living in the National Capital Region. Funds raised will be used to cover the numerous costs associated with orchestrating this event such as: travel and accommodation for guest speakers, costs of the rental of audio-visual and sound equipment, printing, and much more! By allying yourself with this growing cause, your company will be in a position to establish a long-standing relationship with a growing cause that will become increasingly important to Canadians in the coming years and decades.

Sponsorship Opportunities
☐ $2000 to $5000
Full page ad in event program guide
Front page of Event program guide will mention: “Brought to you by” your company
Press materials for VOCAL Ottawa 2017 will mention: “Brought to you by” your company
Your company logo displayed prominently on all promotional materials
PLUS your company logo on event T-shirts
Signed copy and meeting the author (Lori Dennis) of Lyme Madness
☐ $1000
3/4 page ad in event program guide
Front page of Event program guide will mention: “Brought to you by” your company
Your company logo displayed prominently on all promotion materials
PLUS your company logo on event T-shirts
☐ $500
Half page ad in event program guide
Your company logo displayed prominently on all promotion materials
PLUS your company logo on event T-shirts
☐ $250
Quarter page ad in event program guide
☐ $100
Your company logo displayed in event program guide
☐ In kind: Donations of audio-visual equipment, hotel accommodations, printing, etc.
Dependent on the cash value of the In Kind sponsorship the items given will be accessed from the above list

Choose one of two ways of sponsoring:
1. Please make cheques payable to the Event Coordinator: Jennifer Drury: VOCAL Ottawa 2017, Mail to: Jennifer Drury, 3693 Marcil Road, Bourget, Ontario, K0A 1E0
2. Etransfer to: vocalottawa@gmail.com
Please use the password: VOCAL 2017 for the Etransfer and email sponsorship sheet to: vocalottawa@gmail.com

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111 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/08/2017 14:23
Better late than never! A very humerus and inspirational speech from Wendy Woodhall at #VOCALOttawa!
Lesley Fleming
-- 05/08/2017 14:23
https://youtu.be/M9jrEIg-Kqs

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 09/06/2017 19:02
Another of our fantastic speakers from #VOCALOttawa, Dr. Elena Frid!

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 08/06/2017 16:54
And here's Lori Dennis's fantastic speech from #VOCALOttawa!
Sherri Rose
-- 08/06/2017 16:54
Lori Dennis That was fantastic!

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 08/06/2017 11:37
Here's the first of many amazing speakers from #VOCALOttawa, Ethel Nalule! We've set up a YouTube account for #VOCALOttawa; stay tuned for the posting of all speeches shortly!
Debora Thornton
-- 08/06/2017 11:37
Awesome!
Dawn Goodman
-- 08/06/2017 11:37
Thank you, Lesley. VOCAL Ottawa was an amazing success! It really sets the mark for what we can achieve next year...
Dale Allaire
-- 08/06/2017 11:37
This was an amazing speech, from a Trent University student.

Craig Mckerr Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 06/06/2017 02:24
I understand the entire group of speeches have been recorded on one video. Any info. on where/when it might be posted.
Lesley Fleming
-- 06/06/2017 02:24
we are working on it and info will be posted as soon as possible!

Marianne Pethke Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/06/2017 13:32
More photos

Marianne Pethke Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/06/2017 13:46
4th batch of photos VOCAL Ottawa

Marianne Pethke Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/06/2017 11:54
2nd batch of photos VOCAL Ottawa
Jen Blue
-- 05/06/2017 11:54
Beautiful pics Marianne
Wendy Woodhall
-- 05/06/2017 11:54
Those are amazing pictures. Still chokes me up.

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/06/2017 12:03
And here's another fantastic video from our #VOCALOttawa emcee, Carol Anne Meehan! Check out this link to her blog and scroll down!
https://www.carolannemeehan.com/
Lesley Fleming
-- 05/06/2017 12:03
https://www.carolannemeehan.com/

Marianne Pethke Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/06/2017 11:41
Here is the first batch of photos I took from Vocal Ottawa

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/06/2017 11:10
Thank you so much to Sarah Surkos for putting together this video of #VOCALOttawa for us! Fantastic job!!!!
Sarah Surkos
-- 05/06/2017 11:10
Ethel Nalule
Jen Blue
-- 05/06/2017 11:10
Too much to see!! This is wonderful.
Donna Seymour
-- 05/06/2017 11:10
Great video! Thnx for sharing Susan!
Wendy Woodhall
-- 05/06/2017 11:10
I made it through the fist song without crying but that damn Fight song always gets me. Incredible video and I just feel so proud of my Lyme community...my Lyme family.

Craig Mckerr Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
Anyone know which video Dr. Frid is on ?
Jen Blue
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
Tried sharing it with you but don't know if it worked since we are not "friends" but if you go here https://www.facebook.com/DrElenaFrid/ on her Facebook page it should be at top
Craig Mckerr
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
It's there but only for thr first 60 seconds - not the whole speech.?
Jen Blue
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
OK I saw it let me check
Jen Blue
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
Craig Lesley and I organized the event and she had a student film the whole thing as it was streamed live on Facebook. She said that shortly she will have the video for all....I'll let you know

David Conner Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/06/2017 21:13
Look what's on TV at the Ottawa airport Lesley Fleming.
Lesley Fleming
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnoz02h15xr0j0v/Vocal%20event%20-%20June%203%202017.mp4?dl=0&fb=1&fb_action_ids=10158822141875607&fb_action_types=groups.post&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1274494619314890%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22groups.post%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D
Marianne Pethke
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
Great video Jonathan Hooper! Thank you.
Arlene Rill
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
Super job
Amalfe Averion-Konarzycki
-- 04/06/2017 19:27
Great video 💚

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Such an amazing day yesterday for #VOCALOttawa! So many fantastic speakers and musical guests! Such a great turnout! Thank you to everyone who had a part in this event, from all of our volunteers, speakers, sponsors and guests, to our emcee Carol Anne Meehan, and to all of you who voiced your support over the past few months! Thank you to the media who covered our event, CTV News Ottawa, 1310 NEWS The Carol Anne Meehan Show, CFRA, CBC Radio Ottawa, CKCU, The Ottawa Citizen, etc. And last but not least, to our event planning committee, Sally Baillie, Jen Blue, Kristy Lockhart, and Joel Elliott!
Debora Thornton
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
I wish I could have been there. Awesome crowd. Well done everyone.
Nadine Coculuzzi-Laporte
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Thank you is not enough. But thank you...💚💚💚
Dale Currie
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Such an awesome rally Leslie, thank you for your leadership throughout this event. A wealth of information shared and heard by all. 👍❤
Debora Thornton
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Also thank you for all of your hard work.
Gail Mulligan Creelman
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Thank you,awesome job!
Peggy Shepherd Johnson
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication organizing this great event! I was able to watch the live stream with Riley and we were able to feel part of the great event - thank you <3
Penny Dota
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Thank you Leslie and Vocal team for all your efforts to raise awareness of this terrible disease! It was a great turnout and I hope this turned some heads/opened some eyes as to how fundamentally inadequate the 💲funding💲 from our Government is and how this needs to change so we can provide hope for a brighter future for all those suffering. Many thanks 💚✅💚
Brigid Tremblay
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Well done!! So sorry I could not be there.
William McDonald
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Very well done, I was there, with my brother
Krista Voigt
-- 04/06/2017 13:46
Amazing work, ladies!

Armand Doucet Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 22:21
This was a great event! Well organized and informative with people who have been impacted by this horrible disease. Great job!

Lynds Lodbrok Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/06/2017 01:39
Not sure if Yolanda tuned in to the live stream, But you all have her support!!! Great job today everyone! Thank you for being a voice for all of us who couldn't be there! 💚

Susan Finkle Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/06/2017 04:51
Lucy got a like from Yolanda Hadid!

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
Jen Blue
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
The Group (w Lynn Rivard & Talia Boileau) wrote and performed a bilingual LYME song.....way to go! Loved it.
Cody Glive
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
Leslie was crucial
Dale Currie
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
Awesome First Rally, what a great afternoon.
Wendy Woodhall
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
Beautiful and emotional. Thank you.
Caroline Granger
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
Super beau! Good job Lynn et Talia 💗
Bernard Trottier
-- 03/06/2017 20:31
Excellent, très bien👍❤️

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Maureen Landry
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Truth Shines! Now for God's sake, MPs need to be made to draft a new bill to guarantee patient access to ILADS protocols. Legislation is the only way to do this.
Joan Pifer
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Finally the FULL story! Keep going!!! Too many are suffering, and could have been helped......thank you for sharing the education Dr. McShane💚
April Dyck
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
I can't wait to see Dr. McShane in 3 days, 4 nights, but who's counting!!!! 😀
Cody Glive
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
"OLD INADEQUATE STUDIES" - preach!
Lisa Dennys
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Thanks Dr. McShane!!
Arlene Rill
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Laurie Bass
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
This is what Minister Philpott needs to hear!
Crista Brown
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Love Dr McShane 💚
Berni Kerr
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
I'm so grateful to have her as my doctor, can't imagine where I'd be today without her recognition and treatment!
Dale Currie
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Dr. McShane explains exactly how ignorant our health system is towards Lyme.
Riley Johnson
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Dr. McShane you are amazing! Thank you for giving me the ability to walk again
Amy Gaylord-Preston
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
We need a change in how we look at medicine.
Amy Gaylord-Preston
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Awesome! Thank-you, Dr McShane.
Juli Wilson-Bracken
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Way to go Dr. McShane! I am so thankful for you! I am afraid to think of where I would be without you!
Berni Kerr
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Excellent Presentation Dr. McShane ORDER OF CANADA!!
Wendy Woodhall
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Dr. McShane is amazing. What a hero!!
Amy Gaylord-Preston
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Babesia being spread by mosquitoes.
Christine Levesque
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Thank you Dr. McShane🙏
Cathy Petrie
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Thank heavens for doctors like her.
Gail Mulligan Creelman
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Thank you Dr McShane! Thank you
Louise Billings
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Wow --Thank you Dr McShane --the real story !
Amy Gaylord-Preston
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Would love a copy of this speech!
April Pasley
-- 03/06/2017 20:09
Excellent speech. I wish my family lived near you. All 9 of us would benefit.

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Leslie McBain
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Bravo Mary Chartrand. Thanks for speaking out potty mouth and all. You did make me laugh and that is a good thing!
Cody Glive
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Are the cops coming to shut it down?
Cody Glive
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Someone has the iPad upside down
Shannon Spence
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Mary Chartrand, I am so sorry that you have to live with this. In awe of your courage (and grateful for your potty mouth - I was in bits and you made me smile). Bravo!!
April Dyck
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Yeah it's upside down
Cora Sutcliffe Laforge
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Turn IPad around~~~~~~~~
Cara Scott
-- 03/06/2017 19:44
Me arse! Lol

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 19:22
Candace Uhlik
-- 03/06/2017 19:22
Woot woot Elizabeth!
Cody Glive
-- 03/06/2017 19:22
Get the politicians sick and watch how fast things change.
Marlene Martinson
-- 03/06/2017 19:22
This is absolutely awesome, Elizabeth! So proud to call you my friend.
Emily Holmes
-- 03/06/2017 19:22
Thanks Leslie for speaking!

Lesley Fleming Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 19:19

Andrew Beaucaire Cameron Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 17:30
Just starting to get Vocal! Going to be a great afternoon!

Lynds Lodbrok Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2017 17:34
Thank you for live Streaming!!!
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