It’s that time of year again for National Non-Smoking Week!

Every January, cities across Canada participate in National Non-Smoking Week and Vancouver is definitely no exception. This year, National Non-Smoking Week runs from January 18 to 24 so keep your eyes and ears open for interesting tidbits related to the campaign!

There are a few timely messages at the top of the non-smoking agenda, particularly e-cigarettes, flavoured cigarettes, and smoking in movies. Read on to find out what the issues are…

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Whistler Event Photos

Spring has definitely arrived! If you feel that your winter mountain sport was taken from you prematurely, then feast your eyes on the images below. The photos where taken at our event at the Roundhouse on Whistler. One lucky girl won a lesson with Ashleigh McIvor! There was sun. There was snow. It was as though mother nature herself wanted to celebrate a smoke free roundhouse patio.

Big thanks to Ashleigh McIvor, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist in Ski Cross and all around great person. Memories were created.

Video from the Powell River Kings game

We have a couple of videos from the Powell River Kings game. Matt Scarth was on hand to sign posters and chat. He and his fans make some good points on why they made the call to not use tobacco.

Our favourite moment is when we asked why he chooses to be tobacco free; he tells us how it’s helped him to be in the plays and situations he loves best. You can tell he loves the game.

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Your Call has been invited by…the Vancouver Canucks!!

Exciting news – the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Organization has invited Your Call to be a part of game night on March 23! Come show your face at Rogers Arena when doors open at 5pm, or whenever you can get there. We will be at the Community Corner in the concourse until 8-8:30pm.

Why this is a big deal

The Your Call Campaign is being featured at this game to introduce all Canucks fans (including you!) to its purpose of encouraging young people to get the facts about tobacco and make their own informed decision about it. That’s right – the organization behind the Canucks wants YOU to find out more about the campaign. They are even going to do a short interview with the campaign team, so come out to the game and watch for that on the jumbotron!

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that there will be lots of cool freebies available for you like hockey towels and sunglasses, on top of great resources for smoking cessation. If you’re feeling lucky, come by to enter the draw for awesome prizes!

You do not want to miss out on this event!!


Ashleigh is back! The Roundhouse on Whistler. March 21. Be there.

Ashleigh McIvor, the 2010 Winter Olympic Gold Medalist in Ski Cross, is a busy gal. Skiing all that powder is a tough job, but somebody has got to do it! All kidding aside, we’re glad Ashleigh has found the time to hang out with us. Join us in the Roundhouse on Whistler, 11:30am – 1:30pm. We have something to celebrate. That means we have prizes to give away.

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Vancouver Giants in Action!

Your Vancouver Giants will be playing what’s bound to be an exciting game on Friday, March 14 at the Pacific Coliseum (7:30 – 10:30pm) so come out to support them and learn more about their involvement with the Your Call Campaign! Athlete Ambassador Mason Geertsen will be delivering a message about the campaign, including an invitation to you to make your own call about tobacco use. You may have seen him featured on rink boards around town, but if not then you can be on the lookout for some of those now!

More reasons to come out to this game:

  • FREE hockey towels will be given away
  • FREE QuitNow and other cessation resources will be available
  • FREE posters of Mason Geertsen will be given out
  • You can enter a draw for great prizes!


It’s Hockey Season!

Come cheer on the local Powell River Kings hockey team and find out about their Athelete Ambassadors who support Your Call! Luke Nogard and Matt Scarth want to meet you and tell you about their call on tobacco.

Date: February 25, 2014

Hap Parker Arena: Powell River Kings Hockey Club Society
5001 Joyce Ave, Powell River, BC V8A 5R2

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Baseball event was a success!

THANK YOU to everyone who came by the Vancouver Coastal Health booth and showed such great enthusiasm and support for the Your Call Campaign! It was an exciting game and the atmosphere was alive with energy as the Canadians commanded an impressive win ;) Check out some great shots from the incredible evening!



WHO? You and your friends!

WHAT? Vancouver Canadians vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game

WHEN? Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:05pm

WHERE? Nat Bailey Stadium: 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3H4

WHY? Because fresh air, fun interactive activities and supporting our local Canadians baseball team is a fantastic way to spend a summer evening with family and friends.

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We had a very successful launch for the Your Call Campaign!

It was a cold and snowy day up on the mountain, but everyone was in good spirits. Ashleigh McIvor, 2010 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medalist in Ski Cross is supporting this campaign and on this day she mingled with people, help spread the word on healthy living and smoke-free mountains, skied some runs with skiers and snowboarders and invited everyone to take photos with her (and her medal!).

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