Monday, July 4, 2011

Diabetes Event 2011

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

On March 26, 2011 PGSYS with the Canadian Diabetes Association organized an event called, “The Big Picture of Diabetes”. This free event was held in English and Punjabi and was held at the Civic Centre. Its main purpose was to increase the awareness of diabetes among the Prince George and Northern BC South Asian populations.

Speakers included:
1.   Tarlok Sablok: MC
2.   Manorma Bhat: Dietician
3.   Dr. Parmjit Sohal: Gave General Info on Diabetes
4.   Manpreet K Sidhu: greeter

     At the door, people had the opportunity to have their blood pressure and blood glucose checked. They also received information on diet and nutrition, and general information on diabetes in Punjabi. MLA Shirley Bond and Mayor Dan Rogers also came and said their greetings. Tarlok Sablok was the MC and introduced the speakers. Dr. Sahol then did a presentation about diabetes in Punjabi, and Manorma the dietician finished off with information on nutrition and health.  
     We would like to thank all the volunteers that made this event possible. They helped with a variety of tasks including setting up, greeting guests, taking surveys, registering guests etc. 
     We would also like to thank our sponsors who made this event possible!

·      Canadian Diabetes Association: Boyanne Young
·      SD57: Arvinder Singh Billing
·      Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple
·      Guru Gobind Sikh Temple
·      Grewal Group
·      Pharmasave

   The event was very successful and a lot of people felt it was very useful. Gaining knowledge on diabetes is the key to prevention.

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People getting their blood pressure checked

Dietitian's table where public had their questions answered on nutrition

MLA Shirley Bond with members of the public

PGSYS volunteers

Guests checking their blood glucose

MC Tarlok Sablok welcoming the public

Mayor Dan Rogers and welcoming remarks

Dr. Sahol giving a presentation on diabetes

Arvinder Billing giving a presentation on SD57

Manpreet (lead organizer) giving thanks to the dietitian Manorma for the information she gave the public

Manpreet giving out door prizes


Team: Boyanne Young (Canadian Diabetes Association organizer), Manpreet, and guest speakers

The entire team of speakers and volunteers!

Dietitians table

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