Our last BOOK CLUB until the fall is coming up on June 7th at 7 pm MST and is hosted by our amazing Sergeant at Arms, Brandy!
Our book for this BOOK CLUB is The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill. A reminder that this book is dark and gritty and deals with some heavy content. It will give us a lot to discuss and is expertly written however we don’t want these topics to negatively affect any of our members! Please read the content warnings below before deciding on whether to join BOOK CLUB this round.
We’ll be discussing the ENTIRE BOOK at the upcoming chat!
Below are the content warnings for The Lonely Hearts Hotel, please read them before deciding on whether to join BOOK CLUB this round. The book is dark and gritty and deals with some heavy content. It will give us a lot to discuss and is expertly written however we don’t want these topics to negatively affect any of our members!
**CONTENT WARNINGS: The Lonely Hearts Hotel. This book is gritty and dark. It contains quite a bit of graphic sexualized violence, emotional and physical abuse, drug and alcohol use, and the struggle of orphans and teenage pregnancy. Additionally, the book is set in the early 1920’s and there are outdated cultural norms depicted**
#membersonly. Safer, Sober Spaces Guidelines in effect.
We are so lucky to have the amazing folks from AAWEAR coming to facilitate Harm Reduction 101: Naloxone Training. Join us on June 12th from 6pm – 7:30pm MST on Zoom to learn about Harm Reduction and how to use your Naloxone Kit…. If you don’t have a Naloxone Kit, AAWEAR will be providing them and you can pick up from a no-contact pick up location! Click the button below to RSVP
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Though we are a sober community, the BLGC recognizes the importance of harm reduction within the community, city, province, and country. Harm reduction is about the quality of life of individuals, the wellbeing of our society and literally saves lives.
Why Naloxone Training? The use of Naloxone and rescue breathing are the only safe and effective method of reversing Opioid poisonings. In 2020 alone, more than 1,280 Albertans lost their lives to drug poisoning. The use of Naloxone, correctly, can reverse poisoning and save lives.
AAWEAR, aka the Alberta Addicts who Educate and Advocate Responsibly, is a provincial group of people in Alberta with a history of drug use. They meet to build the capacity of people who use drugs so that their voices can be heard, and their health can be improved. AAWEAR wants all Albertans to recognize that folks who use drugs are people who deserve respect and understanding within our communities.
So join us for Harm Reduction 101: Naloxone Training!! June 12th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Zoom. Click the button below to RSVP!!
The BLGC is super excited to announce our upcoming Games Night, coming up on June 15th at 7:30pm MST!! The amazing Heather came up with this idea, and our president, Kira, will be hosting! Golly, we’re so gosh darn pumped!
We’ll be meeting up on Zoom and then either playing games on Zoom or alternatively going onto Jackbox to play (technology permitting!)! For the folks that don’t know, Jackbox is an online gaming site that allows folks to play a variety of super fun games from their various devices.
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Our next Hang Out: Sober Parents Edition will be road-captained by the amazing Heather on June 29th at 7:30 pm MST on Zoom.
From ‘mommy juice aka wine to ‘rose all day’ to having alcohol always present at playdates to sporting events, there are definitive challenges for Sober Parents and Caregivers. With the societal norms surrounding parenthood and alcohol use, there is an increasing need for safer, sober spaces for parents and caregivers to come together and share in their experiences.
A Hang Out: Sober Parents Edition is open to all members who want to come and hang out (parents/caregivers or not), but the topics will be focused on the specific challenges and experiences that are present whilst being a sober parent.
#membersonly. Safer, Sober Spaces Guidelines