I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during this time. The Manitoba Chapter, CHS and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) are working hard to maintain regular events during this unprecedented time, but unfortunately many of them have been postponed or cancelled. Locally, we have had to cancel the Healthy Aging Workshop, Code Rouge nationally, and WFH has cancelled the World Congress.

We are very sorry to have to announce that one of our best programs, our annual summer camp will also be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We were hoping that the situation would improve in the summer but due to the fact that a nurse and physiotherapist will not be able to attend, as well as the inability to ensure that measures to maintain a safe camping experience are impossible to guarantee at this time, we have no other choice than to cancel camp.

CHS and CHS-MC is shifting gears to create virtual events and we are working to make sure to engage you and your families in excellent quality programming this year. We will need your input and your creative ideas on what your family would enjoy for group activities and educational programs this summer.

We are inviting camp families and child educators in our community to join us for a Zoom planning meeting at 8 pm on Monday, May 28th. We will take your feedback to a CHS meeting in early June where the National office and Chapter leaders will work to create a Camp Online program. Please contact the Chapter office at info@hemophiliamb.ca for the login information.

Chapter President, Milena Pirnat