The Public Relations Committee meets Brie!
Guy Hansen, Chair, Public Relations
The Public Relations Committee finally meets Brie Phillips and her faculty advisor through Skype. First time Skyping: John Sushelnitsky, Peggy Prendergast,
Gordon Fardoe, Guy Hansen, Helene Beauchemin.
Brie Phillips was raised in a border town just
Our Personal Wellness
Linda Blair, Chair, Wellness Advocacy Committee
At an event entitled A Conversation on
Women's Heart and Brain Health on
February 11, I had the priviledge of hearing
Dr. Olga Toleva, an award winning International
Cardiologist, speak about her research in heart
health, especially women's heart health. Women
have the same heart health concerns as men
However, our heart attacks can look different.
Patti Le Blanc spoke of her personal experience
with her heart attack. She felt a heavy pressure on
her chest as well as a very sore jaw. Fortunately,
she was seen by Dr.Toleva. A very quick and precise
diagnosis was made from the tests done.
Ladies, we need to learn from others' experiences.
First, focus on doing one thing at a time.
Multitasking is NOT something to strive for and/
or be proud of as this practice is hard on our heart.
Secondly, focus on taking care of yourself. We are
very good at taking care of others. Now, remember
to take the time to care for yourself. Thirdly, we
need to support one another. That support helps
with the quality of our recovery.
Gentlemen, we need your suppport, too.
Reminders to look after ourselves is something
many of us need.
To learn more about heart health, be sure to phone
the RTAM Office to reserve your spot at our March
20 event, as this event is limited to the first 25
people who call. Hope to see you there. §
West of Flin Flon. She is currently enrolled
in The Pas Campus of UCN and is studying
to become a teacher. Brie was our first recipient of
RTAM’s bursary specifically for Indigenous students.
One of Brie’s assignments was published online. It
was a story Brie’s grandmother had told her.
Brie’s grandmother was born in Winnipeg, lived
just west of Flin Flon with her husband from The
Pas. Grandmother had told Brie about all beings
and their connection to the earth, as well as to each
other. Brie wrote this story down, titled it quite
Her book has wisdom from an earlier time, including
direct quotes from her grandmother herself.
The book is beautifully written and selfillustrated.
It fits so well with both our Truth and
Reconciliation Commission of Canada and our
celebration of MANITOBA150.
Public Relations is interested in publishing this
book and gifting it to every school in Manitoba. As
of this writing, we have gone so far as applying for
a grant from Manitoba’s Indigenous and Northern
Initiatives Fund (we’re waiting}.To this effect, we
also met with Brie on Skype. Peggy and Gordon
attended, along with the PR committee. §
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