March 22nd AGM & Dinner Postponed and our COVID-19 response

Dear VCCFA members,

With the recent public health advice to make organizational decisions towards ‘social distancing’ to flatten the curve and prevent spread of COVID-19 in Canada, our “in-person” meetings such as the monthly speaker events have been put on hold over the next few months until further notice. This will include the March 22nd AGM. The VCCFA executive team will continue monitor the situation closely. Announcements and updates will be provided on our website.

Here are a few useful links about COVID-19 that we have compiled for your reference:

· Government of Canada website on COVID-19

· BC Provincial Heath Services Authority

· Global Affairs Canada Travel Health Notices

· Government of Canada on COVID-19 - Resources for Canadian businesses

The CCFS fundraising campaign to purchase medical supplies for hospitals in China has ended on February 23, 2020. We would like to thank you for your support and contribution in this meaningful endeavour. The Bethune International Peace Hospital, the Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (BPAFFC), and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) expressed their deepest appreciation for our sincere care for the frontline medical staff, our letters of encouragement, help and full support of CCFS and all Canadian friends during the challenging time presented by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please refer to CCFS Fundraising Campaign

Update # 3 dated March 8, 2020 for the latest information.

We wish everyone the best health. Thank you.

Best regards,

Carol Charlebois, President

Victoria-Canada-China Friendship Association

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