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The Giant Colon continues its tour across Canada with a stop on Christian Island, a large island in Ontario’s Georgian Bay. The Island is home to the Beausoleil First Nation, a Chippewa people. Throughout most of the year, the island’s population is about 700 people, a number that swells during the summer months due to tourism,
An astounding 674 member of the community came to learn about the pathologies of the colon! Young and old alike were gathered for the Beausoleil Health Fair, an educational event that took place on Thursday, August 5th.
A morning prayer was led by Leon King, followed by an opening ceremony by the newly elected Head Chief Roland Monague. Also in attendance were Alethea Kewayosh from the Aboriginal Cancer Strategy (of Cancer Care Ontario), Rina Chuya-Alanag, Population Screening Manager for the Strategy and Fire Chief Alan Manitowabi.
After the cut, you’ll find pictures from the incredible, eye-opening day-long event.
The Giant Colon just returned from Manatoulin Island, Ontario, where it greet 1217 guests! That’s roughly a third of the community’s population, including hundreds of students and their teachers.
Also present were Chief Hazel, Health http://hesca.net/tramadol/ Director Mary Jo Wabano, the principal of Wasse-Abin and many Elders, who were given a tour in Ojibwe. Our visit coincided with Senior Citizens Month. First Nations that live on the Island include Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK), Sheguindah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River, Wikwemikong and M’Chigeeng.
Could this be the start of a whole new leg of the Giant Colon Tour? We hope so! After the cut, enjoy a picture gallery of the many people the Giant Colon educated!
How colon-smart is your workplace? The Giant Colon Tour stopped in at the Bruce Power Health & Wellness Fair in order to raise awareness in an Ontario region with a 14% higher colorectal cancer rate than the national average. The event was a joint venture with Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation, and it was an electrifying success.
More and more responsible and health-conscious businesses are holding health fairs and information sessions just like this. As a result, more and more men and women are being armed with the knowledge they need to prevent, treat and beat colorectal cancer. Kudos to the many Canadian businesses putting keeping their minds on our behinds!
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Look at the magnificent Giant Colon, curled up in all its glory! That’s an aerial shot of the St. Lawrence lobby at Queen’s Park in. The Giant Colon will be there today and tomorrow to delight and perplex Torontonians yet again. Like it did during its last visit at Dufferin Mall, the Colon and its crew are generating quite a buzz for Toronto’s Twitter community. Here’s what people are saying:
- “Embarrassingly excited to walk through the giant colon in T minus 10 minutes.”
- “Yes, my friends, that is, in fact, THE GIANT COLON. I’m actually pretty excited about this, kudos to the Ministry of Health Promotion!”
- “There is a giant colon in the lobby. You can walk through it. http://ow.ly/1njJY I’m in slight shock.”
- “Going on a date to it tomorrow! Really! Ah romance. RT The Giant Colon will be back in Toronto at Queen’s Park tomorrow…”
- “No surprise there. I guess I have always just assumed that Queen’s Park might be at the end of the Giant Colon.” (funny!)
Nothing slips past you, Toronto!
Coming up this weekend, the Giant Colon will be at Salon des Générations in Montreal, at the Olympic Stadium. Entry to this trade show for all ages is free!
Then it’s on to Peterborough (March 23rd – 24th) and then Pembroke (March 26th – 27th) for Dr. Preventino and his knowledgeable sidekicks.