The AIDS coalition of Cape Breton is holding a candlelight vigil to honour World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1. Everyone is welcome to attend the vigil, held in remembrance of those who died from HIV/AIDS, and to raise awareness of its local and global impact as a pandemic.
The vigil will be held at St. Phillip’s Orthodox Church on 57 Hankard Street, Whitney Pier. Participants include the Sons of Membertou Drummers, Christine Porter, Phyllis Marsh Jarvis, John Lovell, Brian Steves, and Jo-Anne Rolls. The service will be officiated by Reverend Waterman. The service starts at 6:00pm, and a reception will be held afterwards in the church hall.
The Cape Breton AIDS coalition is a community-based, non profit, volunteer-driven organization working to prevent the spread of HIV in the community, and to support those living with HIV/AIDS. The coalition carries out this mandate through providing advocacy, education and services including a sharp needle exchange, anonymous testing, a Feed Nova Scotia food bank, peer support, counselling referrals, safer sex information and supplies, and educational resources and workshops. For more information, visit www.accb.ns.ca or call toll-free at 1-877-597-9255.