Roar and Reconnect

Roar and Reconnect event

When: September 23, 2023 at 11:00am - 5pm

Where: Derek Doubleday Arboretum
21177 Fraser Hwy
Langley, BC V3A 4M6
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Contact: Vanessa · · 7788636502

Roar and Reconnect

We miss seeing all of you and it’s about time for us to reconnect!

Join us for a day of catching up and exploring Greater Vancouver Zoo at Aldergrove. We will meet and have a chat about our lives, our health, and HIV, also share ideas for our program. Lunch will be provided before we head to the zoo and worry less, transportation, and zoo tickets will be provided. All you have to do is show up and have fun!

This event is a FREE event by and for youth living with HIV, plus ones are welcome!

Meeting and lunch location: 

Derek Doubleday Arboretum (Interpretive Centre Meeting Room)

21177 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC V3A 4M6

We will leave to the zoo together after our lunch.

Check out the zoo details here

Looking forward to seeing you!

Things to bring

As we are visiting the zoo during rainy season, we might need to bring our belongings depending on the weather.

- water bottle

- umbrella in case if it pours

- light jacket or sweater 

- comfortable footwear

About Positive Program

Positive Programs is a special place for young people living with HIV and/or Hep C to connect and share our experiences. We offer free programs and assistance for youth with HIV and Hep C throughout British Columbia. Although most participants are living have HIV, we are striving to better serve those living with Hep C too. Our programs include one-to-one supports, leadership opportunities, and camps. 

Youth living with HIV and Hep C are welcome in all YouthCO's programs and disclosure is not mandatory for participation. Here at YouthCO you can meet others, fight stigma, and get supports from one another.

Land acknowledgement

Our office is located on unceded, stolen land, home to xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Swx̱wú7mesh, səlilwətaɬ Nations. Our work takes place on ancestral and traditional territories, and current homelands, of many Indigenous Nations taken through colonization that continues today.


Greater Vancouver Zoo is wheelchair accessible, however it's not accessible with transit so rides will be provided. Please reach out if you have other accessibility needs. 

We do not need to disclose our HIV or Hep C status to the group to participate. All participants agree to maintain confidentiality.


For other inquiries or just simply to have a chat with us, please email Jibreel at [email protected] or Vanessa at [email protected].


Will you come?