Show Us Your Pride Side Photo Contest!

Canada Day and Canada’s largest Pride Parade: Both fall on the same weekend and both are a great reflection of the incredible diversity and freedoms we’re lucky enough to have in Canada! So this year, we’re asking VHA staff and service providers to submit your “proudest pictures” –whether they’re from Canada Day celebrations or a Pride Day party.


The picture with the most votes will win a $100 gift card! Runners-up will each win a $50 gift card.


PLUS: every Entry Gets A Free  Portable Phone Charger or selfie stick!

Send your photo by JULY 7th to sskoczylas@vha.ca OR

Post your selfie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #VHAprideside


We enjoyed reading our entries from the poetry contest – and thought it would be best to share with all of you. After all sharing is caring!

I wake up early

Not like I used to

But early just the same

I know you are coming

I wander through the house

Peering into every room

I raised my family here

But now it is empty

I am not sad

There were happy times

I now have grandkid

But like the house I’m empty

Will I ever leave my house?

NEVER! I love this house

I am independent.

That’s where you come in.

I could not do this

If it were not for you

My gift from heaven

It’s why I call you Angel

How are you?

How do you feel?

What can I do for you?

Is there anything else before I go?

Just questions to most

But not to you

You mean every word

And everything to me

Personal Support Worker

True to every word

Always personal and very supporting

You work very hard

Again, I’ll call you Angel.

You’re my friend and my support

With all the love I have

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

–by Estrella Rafael

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