Submitted by the Nelson Options for Sexual Health Clinic
What could be more enticing than burgers, beverages, and choice? The Nelson Options for Sexual Health Clinic is hosting Chews and Brews for Choice on Nov. 2 as a fundraiser to support their local clinic initiatives.
On Nov. 2, nine establishments in Nelson are partnering with Options, and participating in Chews and Brews for Choice to support the Nelson Options Clinic. By visiting Backroads Brewing Company, Nelson Brewing Company, Kootenay Co-op Grocery, Rel-ish, Yum Son, Red Light Ramen, Adventure Hotel, The Dam Restaurant and Pub, and Mike’s Place Pub you can support Nelson Options fund initiatives in our community.
According to Statistics Canada, 78 per cent of all Canadians support the right to reproductive choice and Options for Sexual Health wants not only to honour that right, but also to champion it. Last year, the organization held their first Chews and Brews event in the Lower Mainland, where specific menu items were featured as “choice” items for that day, giving patrons an opportunity to support the organization. As a feminist, choice-driven organization, Options embraces everyone’s right to choose — including choosing to not support the organization.
Each partner location will be providing support in various ways: from portions of their proceeds to percentages of specific items, there will be ways to choose to support Options, or not. Visit the Nelson Options Facebook page for details on each venue.
Options for Sexual Health has over 60 clinics throughout the province, and the Nelson Options clinic has been providing sexual and reproductive health services in Nelson for over 30 years. Located at the Nelson Health Centre at 333 Victoria Street, the Nelson Options Clinic is open every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and provides sexual and reproductive health services for people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.
This year, the Nelson clinic was identified as the Options for Sexual Health Clinic of the Year — a huge honour for the clinic in recognition of the work they do to keep access to sexual and reproductive health services in our community. The clinic team of volunteers, nurses, admin staff, and doctor work with passion and dedication to reach as many people as possible in a community with limited to no options.
For more information on Options for Sexual Health and the services they provide, visit optionsforsexualhealth.org.