– At Welland City Hall on Thursday, August 3rd
A Call-Out from the Ontario Health Coalition
Posted July 24th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – Join us at our next Save Our Hospital regular monthly planning meeting, Thursday August 3, 6:30 pm. In Committee Room of the Welland City Hall, First St. in downtown Welland in Niagara, Ontario.
All are welcome!
We Can’t “Bear” to Lose Public Medicare
Last fall, Jeff Hanks, co-chair of the London Health Coalition spotted a giant teddy bear in Costco. His idea, to create the slogan “We Can’t ‘Bear’ to Lose Medicare” and do a media event with it to educate the public about the threat of health care privatization was taken up by the Ontario Health Coalition.
After a kick-off in London last fall and a special event in Sault Ste. Marie in the early spring, volunteers Peter Boyle and Don Arkell took the giant bear on a tour across Ontario to 20 towns. Everywhere, the giant bear has been a hit, garnering dozens of media stories and helping with our public education initiative.
Thank you Jeff for the great idea, and thank you all for coming out to the events in your communities!
~ Protecting Public Medicare for All ~
For more on the Ontario Health Coalition and its advocacy work for saving publicly funded health care in the province click on – www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca
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