Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Love quotes?

                                    Hello everybody!


The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is looking for your TOP THREE positive quotes about body image, self-esteem, eating disorders recovery, prevention, awareness, and general feel-good inspirational quotes! 

These quotes will be made into an artistic creation by our talented PEDAW poster artist, Gillian! 


So if you'd like to participate and contribute your some of your favorite quotes, please click the link here:  http://bit.ly/1nVpZkl


Monday, July 7, 2014

PEDAW Mural Contest: WINNERS!

As you may know, we recently partnered with the Vancouver Graffiti Management Team to hold unique PEDAW Mural Contest inviting BC amateur artists to paint or draw 2 dimensional artwork that reflects the question:

“What does ‘love our bodies, love ourselves’ mean to you?”  

The purpose of this contest is to brighten up the streets of Vancouver by showing everyone we can ‘love our bodies, love ourselves’ and promote positive body image through public art!  

June 30th was the entry deadline, and we thank-you all for entering our contest! Out of the many amazing submissions we’ve received and with several debates amongst the PEDAW Committee members, the committee found these as our TOP THREE:


FIRST PLACE WINNER:


















PRIZE:
•Your art painted on a container mural in Vancouver by a professional lead artist!
•An invitation to paint with the lead artist!
•Original artwork displayed at the 2014 Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference in Vancouver on Monday, October 6th and Tuesday, October 7th, 2014!
•Free admission to EDAC Pre-Conference happening Sunday, October 5th, 2014


SECOND PLACE WINNER:
PRIZE:
•Original artwork displayed at the 2014 Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference in Vancouver on Monday, October 6th and Tuesday, October 7th, 2014!
•Free admission to EDAC Pre-Conference on Sunday, October 5th, 2014!


THIRD PLACE WINNER:


PRIZE:
•Original artwork displayed at the 2014 Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference in Vancouver on Monday, October 6th and Tuesday, October 7th, 2014!
•Free admission to EDAC Pre-Conference on Sunday, October 5th, 2014!



Please let me offer you a much deserved congratulations on winning our PEDAW Mural Contest!

I am sending off the images of your artwork to the City of Vancouver who is currently in the process of confirming details of the mural space.

We truly appreciate everyone's enthusiasm to help us bring awareness of body image and eating disorsders. This is such an important topic and your active role and support helped start meaningful, preventative, and engaging discussions around eating disorders, so for that, thank-you.

Sincerely,
Amy Pezzente
PEDAW Coordinator

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit: If I had a Younger Sibling in Highschool


Check out the speech I did at the Balancing Our Minds 2014: Tools for Youth Wellness!  This was an event organized by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks. It was a free, one-day workshop for high school age youth in BC to learn about mental health and engage in fun activities and thoughtful dialogue.

Balancing Our Minds 2014: Tools for Youth Wellness will be hosted at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, and was attended by approximately 1,500 youth, teachers and parents from across the province!

Here is my presentation titled, "If I had a younger sibling in highschool...." which tells some of my personal struggle with an eating disorder, how I am today, and the things I would say if I had a younger sibling in highschool.



ENJOY!