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Spring Has Sprung!

It’s April and we are finally starting to see some signs of spring including the blooming of the many beautiful flowers we get here on Vancouver Island. One flower that is particularly important across Canada this month is the daffodil, as April was named daffodil month by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). The yellow daffodil […]

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February is Heart Health Month

Did you know that February is heart month!? Heart month is a national campaign that was started to try and rally Canadians together to raise awareness and funds to support healthy hearts. Heart disease and stroke are significant health problems for Canadians today; in fact, these disease take one life every 7 minutes and 90% […]

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Welcome Year 2017!

Happy New Year everyone! At the Be You Promise we would like to welcome everyone into 2017 with wishes of health and happiness. The coming of a new year always brings the possibilities for new beginnings and here at the Be You Promise, 2017 offers us another opportunity to continue spreading the word on ways […]

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Have a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season!

   Well it is December and this means the holidays are arriving quickly. It is time to get together with friends and family and celebrate the holiday season and welcome the New Year. Regardless of how you choose to spend this cold winter month, all of us at the Be You Promise want to wish […]

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween has arrived once again and here at the Be You Promise we are looking forward to the festive fall event. Over the last few weeks signs of the holiday have been seen from the spooky decorations to the jack-o-lanterns hanging on light posts. There are so many different ways that this day can be celebrated, […]

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School’s Out for the Summer!

It’s June, which means the school year is coming to a close. Many of you have spent the last 8-10 months pouring over books and studying for endless hours and now summer is almost here! It is an exciting time of year and we can only imagine that many of you are looking forward to […]

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Mental Health & Awareness Week

  May 2-8, was National Mental Health Awareness Week, and we want to join the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in spreading the word about the importance of mental health. As CMHA says, mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Mental health is a state of well-being, and staying mentally healthy […]

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Daffodil Month – The Month to FIGHT BACK!

With the month of April there comes signs of spring, with more rain and more sun, and beginning signs of many blooming flowers. One flower that is particularly important in april is the Daffodil, as April was named Daffodil Month by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Alcohol Consumption in Canada

Canada’s Chief Public Healthy Officer has recently released a report on alcohol consumption by Canadians. 2015 Alcohol Consumption in Canada – Chief Public Health Officer’s Report The purpose of this report was to educate and raise awareness about alcohol-related health risks, with the hopes of inspiring some important conversations about how we are currently dealing […]

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The Rise of Fentanyl

There have been recent reports indicating that the drug fentanyl may be the cause of a spike in overdose related deaths across B.C. and Canada. In December of 2015 the Vancouver police reported that fentanyl is the likely culprit of 17 overdoses and three drug-related deaths. According to the Coroners Service of B.C., 300 people […]

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New Beginnings

  The year 2015 has come to an end and we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and we would like to wish you a happy new year. Looking back over the past year there have been a lot of changes and many things to celebrate. Ringing in the New Year with the Be You […]

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Christmas Collection of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

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Celebrating the Holidays

Well it is December and this means the holidays are arriving quickly. It is time to get together with friends and family and celebrate the holiday season and welcome the New Year. Regardless of how you choose to spend this cold winter month, Be You wants to wish you happy holidays and a happy New […]

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National Addictions Awareness Week

As you may already know from our previous blog, this week (November 15-21) is National Addictions Awareness Week. The theme, ‘Addiction matters’ is meant to portray the message that addiction is a chronic health condition that affects individuals, families, and communities. Although addiction is a serious health condition that negatively impacts everyone, it is preventable […]

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Healing People, Helping People

Have you ever noticed that time seems to go by faster as you get older? Holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries all come and go; before we know it, here they come again. As we age, we have fewer first time experiences or unique memories that stand out. Our lives get busy; days, months and years fly by, […]

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NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK – Because Addiction Matters

Canada’s Temperance Foundation (CTF) marks NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK – BECAUSE ADDICTION MATTERS From November 15–21, 2015, BeYouPromise.org will join with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the country to mark National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). This year’s theme is “Addiction Matters,” drawing attention to substance […]

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Spectrum Community School Presentation

The Be You Healthy Choices and Anti-Drug Outreach Program was delivered to four classrooms at Spectrum Community School in Victoria, BC. A total of 92 students from Grade 1o, 11 and 12 participated in the program where our Out-Reach Coordinator, Luke de Leseleuc presented his very genuine, positive and transparent story in a mindful and […]

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Celebrating October!

It is almost the end of October and here at BeYouPromise.org, we hope you are enjoying the beautiful autumn weather and all that the beginning of the fall season has to offer. October is full of fun events that are cause of celebration, but this month is also breast cancer awareness month.   The Canadian […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Welcome to October! This week, October 4 – 10, is Mental Health Awareness Week across Canada, so we thought it would be a good idea to join the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in spreading the word about the importance of mental health. As the CMHA says, mental health is more than just the absence […]

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Freedom & Independence

September has come and gone, and while we were sad to see the summer coming to an end, this month marked the beginning of many exciting things. A brand new school year has begun, which can be an exciting time for many new students who have made the move out of their parent’s home and are […]

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Peer Pressure. What do you do?

So this week is the beginning of a new school year. It’s been an exciting time of year for you; filled with shopping for the first day’s outfit, school supplies and ingredients for school lunches. It’s a fresh start for most and a culmination of hard work for others. But along with all of that […]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders, refered to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

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What’s Your Canvas Going to Look Like?

Hi my name is Luke de Leseleuc (the last name is pronounced, The Lazy Luke, but hey, I am not lazy…lol), and I’ve been asked to introduce myself to the readers of the BeYouPromise.org Blog. I always seem to have a hard time with introductions on paper. I find it much easier to do it […]

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Summer Music Festivals

The month of August has been accompanied with more beautiful weather and many opportunities to enjoy the many activities that comes along with summer. In particular, music festivals are a popular summer past time for individuals of all ages, and August is jam packed with a variety of music festivals to attend all over British […]

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The Most Important Beverage

It is the month of July and with that comes the peak of summer. Yes, beautiful sunny summer with hot weather, warm beaches and longer days spent outside. At BeYouPromise.org, we hope you are all enjoying this beautiful time of year and are able to soak up as much sun as possible. However, because our […]

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“Be You” Shines in Healthy Living Guide

A piece from an editorial feature from June’s edition of the Healthy Living Guide. Click here to view the ad. Drug and alcohol abuse leads to a substantial number of problems in our community, from health problems, like mental and physical illness, to social and economic problems. Today, 80% of crimes are linked to drugs […]

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Grads, the challenge is yours.

Well, the school year is coming to a close and for those of you that have spent the last 8-10 months pouring over books and studying for endless hours into the night, summer is almost here! It is an exciting time of the year and we can only imagine that many of you are looking […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The month of March can be an exciting time as we come to the end of winter and begin the slow thaw into spring. March is also the month well known for the national holiday St. Patrick’s Day, which has become a widely known boozy celebration across Canada. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day has become […]

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24th Annual Victoria Health Show

BeYouPromise.org launched a national campaign called “The Be You Promise” to educate and generate awareness among Canadians through inspiring hope and health, to live a sucessful, fulfilled and fun life without abusing drugs or alcohol. We’re putting the challenge out to Victoria to take the Be You Promise, a vow to yourself to be the […]

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Happy New Year!

Now that the office parties, family gatherings and nights out with friends have come to an end for 2014, many of us promise ourselves with a New Year’s resolution to better health. Making the choice to lead a healthy life and recognizing that you don’t need illicit drugs or excessive amounts of alcohol to relax […]

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