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MainConnect NewslettersVancouverOctober 2020 Vancouver Newsletter


October 2020 Vancouver Newsletter

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.

Oscar Wilde


World Smile Day 😊
October 2, 2020

On World Smile Day, people worldwide are encouraged to do an act of kindness and make one person smile. 

World Teacher Day 👨🏽‍🏫👩🏽‍🏫
October 5, 2020

This day honours teachers and teacher organizations making vital contributions to the education and development of our future leaders.

World Mental Health Day 👥
October 10, 2020

Mental health is a hot topic. This is good news. It means the stigma for mental health issues is slowly going away. Mental health issues are finally getting the attention they deserve.

Global Handwashing Day 🤲🏽
October 15, 2020

Hopefully, you already wash your hands with soap throughout the day. But do you wash your hands the right way? Global Handwashing Day is a great day to make sure you’re doing it right. Check out these video demonstrations if you’re not sure. 


Kannikar Yutthakram

Kannikar is hardworking, respectful, and friendly. She just completed her observation practicum, where all teachers have commented that she is the best practicum student they have ever had! Well done!

Thanksgiving is October 12th 🦃

Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.

Halloween Is October 31st 👻

Halloween brings out the ghouls and goblins, creatures, and strange folk. They come creeping about the neighborhood seeking favors over trickery.

Medical Assistants Recognition Day 🩺 Is October 21st

Medical assistants are health professionals who support the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. Their responsibilities can include both administrative and clinical duties.  Depending on the type and size of the facility, what state, certifications available and the laws affected by where they work, medical assistants can play a variety of roles.  


While there's a high demand for flu shots every year, B.C. pharmacists say the demand will be much higher heading into the fall.

With heightened awareness of respiratory illnesses because of COVID-19 and 2 million doses of publicly funded flu vaccines available in B.C. this year, the British Columbia Pharmacy Association expects there to be a higher demand for flu shots.


ECE Students Create Art to Show Understanding of Reconciliation 🧡

Karen, one of our ECE instructors said, "My students and I wanted to share that today, we learned all about the importance of Orange Shirt Day and how we can be supportive allies to the parents and children from the Indigenous culture. We had a lot of tears and secret sharing moments for tonight's class."

Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is about honouring the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada.

Thank you for sharing this with us!