Good Afternoon Lewy Warriors!
It's the end of the month which means it's time for another monthly update! May has been another month of working behind the scenes and gearing up for this summer's events. We're inching closer and closer July which means that we are weeks away from the launch of the next art show's promotional material and event rollout. We're shooting all of the paintings and prints over the next week or two at a wonderful studio in Kitchener and then we will begin to share more information including the show's poster, dates, and more. Keep your eyes peeled!
We also finally met with our liaisons from UWO, Emily and Ashley, for a lovely lunch. We discussed our plans for the future, brainstormed some ideas and had a wonderful time. We wanted to thank them both for their support and all that they've done for CLBDI over the past few years. They have been an integral part of CLBDI and it was so nice to finally meet them in person. They let us know that, even though we haven't been running fundraising events through the first two quarters of 2022, we are still receiving donations and reaching new people. Though I do keep track of our website's traffic, it is amazing to hear that people are not only donating but also finding our website and community helpful and inspiring.
You might have noticed that we've added a territorial acknowledgment to our homepage. We chose to do this because CLBDI stands in solidarity with and respects the Indigenous Peoples of our region and across Canada. It is our formal statement recognizing the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
Also, coming throughout this summer and fall will be our expansion onto other social media platforms and more original CLBDI and Lewy Body Dementia-related content. We have plans to launch our YouTube page (finally) and to get on Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to give us a follow when we launch!
In case you missed it, the Intentional Lewy Body Dementia Conference is coming up on June 15th and 16th in Newcastle, England! The ''Living With Lewy" strand of the event (done in collaboration with the Lewy Body Society out of the UK) is free to attend both physically and digitally for any caretaker, medical professional or dementia patient. It features tons of amazing speakers such as Norma Loeb, Susan Williams, Timothy Hudson, and more. If you are interested in attending, click here to browse the programme and fill out a registration form. It should be noted that since this is happening in the UK, the times indicated on the agenda are UK times. That means that for those living in Eastern time zones, the times indicated are actually 5 hours ahead, for Central time 6 hours ahead, for Mountain time 7 hours ahead, and for Pacific time 8 hours ahead. The conference will also be recorded and will likely be available online for those who cannot attend.
That is all for today but we will be posting multiple times in June as we move towards the launch of our second online art show. Check out last month's update for more information on the show including some links to some of our featured artists and visit the Community page on our website to read all about last year's show.
Have a wonderful June!
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.