Below is a graphic, listing the details for arranging for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Seniors.
At the bottom of the post, there is a link, with the details in a printable PDF format.
Here is a link to the 1 page COVID-19 information in a printable PDF format:
More than 275,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in British Columbia and the vaccines are proving to be highly effective in reducing outbreaks in settings such as long-term care.
We are now inPhase 2 of BC’s Immunization Plan and an online registration tool is being developed to support Phase 3.
Seniors 80+ years old and Indigenous seniors 65+ years old, will be able to schedule their vaccine appointments in March. The regional call centres will open up to seniors by age, according to the schedule outlined above.
As a result of changes in dose scheduling, everyone in the province who wants to be immunized will be able to receive their first dose of the vaccine by July. BC will also be receiving its first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines next week. This will allow us to look at potentially vaccinating additional priority populations and front-line essential workers.
This is no doubt exciting news for everyone in our province – every immunization brings us closer to the end of a pandemic that has impacted our lives in so many ways. In the meantime, we need to ensure we are continuing our efforts to keep each other safe until we reach the later phases of our Immunization Plan and our communities are better protected.
— Mike Starchuk, MLA Surrey-Cloverdale
Happy holidays to you and your loved ones.
For some, this will not resemble a traditional holiday season from past years.
Our current set of circumstances do not permit gatherings outside of our households, but this won’t last forever.
Thanks to all of you for doing your part during the season. We know it has not been easy.
It is important to, “Be kind, be calm and be safe” this holiday season.
Mike Starchuk, MLA Surrey-Cloverdale
As we move into the second week of the first session of the 42nd Parliament, I’d like to update my Surrey-Cloverdale constituents of the progress of setting up and equipping a Constituency office.
As some of you may know, there has been a massive IT issue in the Legislature and they have been working around the clock to resolve these technical issues. All MLAs have their email up and running in some form, but the new MLA’s are in various states of operations. Equipment (computers and phones) still have not arrived, which create a number of connectivity issues with using personal equipment to connect to constituents.
With regard to my office set up, I was not able to move into the former MLA office, as that lease arrangement had ceased. We have found some vacant space in a building near 64 Avenue and 176 Street. We have an office floor and design plan currently in the drawing stages, before it goes to the Legislature for approval. Once that is complete, we will be able to apply for a tenant improvement permit from the City of Surrey, and then work can begin.
With regards to the IT and equipment issues, the hope is to have the equipment here before Christmas. Once this is achieved, my Constituency Assistant (CA) will be able to begin the daunting task of creating a “system” to address the files that will be generated.
Members of the public have been very understanding with the technological challenges I am facing, in this transition, and your patience is greatly appreciated during these challenging times.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing, visiting and hearing from you in the near future.
Because of COVID, all Swearing-In Ceremonies were done virtually.
Here is me signing the Oath Of Alligiance,
and becoming the MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale, over Zoom,
on November, 24th, 2020.
Thank you to the people of Surrey-Cloverdale… I am honoured, and so very grateful!
The journey for myself has just begun, but for the BC NDP and John Horgan and his team, the journey still continues… for the next four years.
I am excited and honoured to be the first BC NDP MLA in Surrey-Cloverdale, and the first professional Fire Fighter to be elected to the BC Legislature.
To Marvin Hunt, I thank you for your years of public service, both as a City Councillor, and as an MLA. I wish you well in your future endeavors.
The people of BC have made it clear, the vision of the BC NDP, under the leadership of John Horgan, is what is needed to move British Columbians out of a Pandemic, in a safe and secure manner. British Columbians know the BC NDP is prepared to lead us in an economic recovery at the same time providing investments into our healthcare and educational systems. These investments will lead us in job growth of 18,000 additional jobs annually.
I have spent the last month speaking to the people of Surrey-Cloverdale, in a safe, socially distanced manner. We talked about what matters the most to them and what the BC NDP can bring to Surrey-Cloverdale. We talked about their voices being heard and we talked about the future of Surrey-Cloverdale.
I am sure the residents of Surrey-Cloverdale are excited to have a new hospital coming, with a regional cancer center as part of the new hospital.
I am sure the residents are excited to have SkyTrain connecting them to the regional transit system.
I am sure the residents are excited to have additional school spaces coming to Surrey-Cloverdale
All of the above-mentioned projects, that are coming to Surrey-Cloverdale, will improve healthcare, education and transportation. These are the things the residents told me they cared the most about. These projects will create many new jobs and help move our economy out of the pandemic. These construction projects will help families in Surrey-Cloverdale.
I wish to thank my team. They inspired and pushed me every day. Like all good teams, behind them are a great team of volunteers.
Special thanks to the members of Surrey Fire Fighter Association – Local 1271.
Thanks to my friends and family who were a big part of my decision to pursue this next step of my life.
And again, thanks to the people of Surrey-Cloverdale, for putting their trust in me. I am honoured, humbled, and so very grateful.
Thanks for stopping by MikeStarchuk.com
For those who have been here before, you may already know about me.
For those new visitors, let me introduce myself…
My name is Mike Starchuk.
In 2014, I retired holding the position of Chief Fire Prevention Officer, with Surrey Fire Services. My 32 years of service as a first responder, firefighter and public safety officer have provided me with first-hand knowledge, and a unique perspective on the growth of the city, and its citizens. During my time with the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association, I was active with health and safety initiatives in the city and across the province. I am currently a Partnership in Education Program facilitator for the International Association of Fire Fighters. I am one of four Canadians who facilitate leadership and political action training for the 320,000 members in North America. I was one of the founding members of the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society, which is one of the leading charities in Surrey.
In 2014, I was honoured to be elected as a Surrey City Councillor. I enjoyed the opportunity to work hard on behalf of my community, and make changes and to proudly represent the people of Surrey, whether in my office, out in the communities and neighbourhoods, or representing the City of Surrey in another municipality.
Now, I am announcing that I am running to represent the people of Surrey-Cloverdale, in the upcoming Provincial election.
Having lived and worked in Surrey my whole adult life, I feel connected to, and a part of the Community, and with my experience, feel uniquely qualified to address the challenges and help the Community move forward.
I look forward to engaging with voters, as COVID-19 safety procedures allow.
I hope on October 24th, you will cast your vote for me, so I may continue to represent the City I love; the City I have called home for over 50 years; the City I work, live and play in.
Thank you for your consideration.
To see a short video about Mike, click the image below…