Virtual Book Launch - AS York book

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Hearts Linked by Courage, Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey offers 23 short stories by York Region residents impacted by dementia. AS York will host a virtual book launch, featuring many of the authors, to celebrate the book's release during Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

Images of Hearts Linked by Courage book, laptop and coffee talking about AS York's new book

Celebrating the people who have make the Hearts Linked by Courage book a success.

See below for the book launch, recorded over Zoom. To purchase the book, click here.

Watch the virtual book launch, which took place Jan. 20. 2021.

 

 

Watch the Hon. Michael A. Tibollo, associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and MPP for Vaughan-Woodbridge as he congratulations AS York for the launch of its book and shares information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

 

Enjoy the slideshow that took place at the beginning of the book launch.

 

Meet our authors in this slideshow

 

Check our our book trailer for Hearts Linked by Courage

 

Congratulations to our three winners of our prize packs: Deb Jay Thomas; Jennifer Dance Bowen; and Nancy Carter.

Here is the list of rules for each of the three contests:

Contest No. 1 

The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) presents a Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 1 to Canadian residents 18 and older, excluding residents of Quebec. 

To enter for your chance to win a copy of an AS York Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 1 , which includes a copy of Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey; a copy each of Dr. Allan Carswell’s books including Our Lingering Farewell and Memories of the Real Helen Carswell, both published by I C Publishing; a $25 gift certificate to Loblaws, a forget-me-not pin and seeds and an Alzheimer Society facemask, send your first and last name in the chat function to Yolanda Mol Amelink within three minutes of the contest announcement. A winner will be chosen by an AS York representative and the contest winner will be notified during the book launch with an email sent to them on Thursday, Jan. 21. The winner has until Friday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. to answer the skill-testing question, returned the sign contest waiver and provide a Canadian mailing address. The prize pack will be mailed to the winner and AS York is no longer responsible for the prize. The value of the AS York Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 1 is valued at about $90.95Full contest rules are available at bit.ly/HeartsLinkedRules 

Contest No. 2 

The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) presents a Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 2 to Canadian residents 18 and older, excluding residents of Quebec. 

To enter for your chance to win a copy of an AS York Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 2, which includes all four Hearts Linked by Courage books, courtesy of I C Publishing including: Hearts Linked by Courage, A Collection of poignant and insightful stories that will live in your heart forever; Hearts Linked by courage, Sharing the Caring, Hospice Georgina; Hearts Linked by Courage Real-life stories of challenge, triumph and hope from the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe; and Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey, send your first and last name in the chat function to Yolanda Mol Amelink within three minutes of the contest announcement. A winner will be chosen by an AS York representative and the contest winner will be notified during the book launch with an email sent to them on Thursday, Jan. 21. The winner has until Friday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. to answer the skill-testing question, returned the sign contest waiver and provide a Canadian mailing address. The prize pack will be mailed to the winner and AS York is no longer responsible for the prize. The value of the AS York Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 2 is valued at about $75.80. Full contest rules are available at bit.ly/HeartsLinkedRules 

Contest No. 3 

The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) presents a Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 3 to Canadian residents 18 and older, excluding residents of Quebec. 

To enter for your chance to win a copy of an AS York Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 3, which includes Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey, a forget-me-not pin and seeds and an Alzheimer facemask, send your first and last name in the chat function to Yolanda Mol Amelink within two minutes of the contest announcement. A winner will be chosen by an AS York representative and the contest winner will be notified during the book launch with an email sent to them on Thursday, Jan. 21. The winner has until Friday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. to answer the skill-testing question, returned the sign contest waiver and provide a Canadian mailing address. The prize pack will be mailed to the winner and AS York is no longer responsible for the prize. The value of the AS York Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 3 is valued at about $25.95 and is courtesy of AS York. Full contest rules are available at bit.ly/HeartsLinkedRules 

Here are the full list of contest rules.

Alzheimer Society of York Region Hearts Linked by Courage Full Contest Rules

1. Agreement: These rules govern the “Hearts Linked by Courage” (“Contest”). No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The act of entering the Contest constitutes acceptance of the Contest rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Contest judges, which decisions shall be final and binding upon all entrants.

Sponsor: Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York).

Eligibility: The Contest is open to all legal residents of the Province of Ontario that are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. You are not eligible to enter if you are (or you live with) an employee, officer, director, representative, agent, consultant or supplier of the Contest Sponsor or any of its affiliates (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”). Contest Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the potential winners. Incomplete or illegible entries, bulk drop offs, photocopies, scanned copies, facsimiles or other mechanically or electronically reproduced entries will not be accepted and will be disqualified.

Contest Entry: To enter the Contest, send your first and last name to Yolanda Mol Amelink in the chat function of Zoom. The Contest Period begins at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 20, 2020 and ends at 8 p.m. ET Jan. 20, 2020. Limit of one entry per email address per day. The prize will be awarded to randomly selected entry. The winners will be selected between 7 and 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2020 by an AS York representative. An AS York representative will contact the winner by email Thursday, Jan. 21. The winner must answer the skill-testing question, sign a waiver and provide a Canadian mailing address to an AS York representative by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. ET in order to claim the prize. If the winner misses the deadline, they no longer have access to the prize. The prize pack will be mailed to the winner and AS York and its affiliates are no longer responsible for the prize.

Prizes:

Hearts Linked by Courage Prize Pack 1 includes a copy of Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey; a copy each of Dr. Allan Carswell’s books including Our Lingering Farewell and Memories of the Real Helen Carswell, both published by I C Publishing; a $25 gift certificate to Loblaws, a forget-me-not pin and seeds and an Alzheimer Society facemask. The prize is valued at about $90.95.

Hearts Linked by Courage Prize 2 includes all four Hearts Linked by Courage books, courtesy of I C Publishing including: Hearts Linked by Courage, A Collection of poignant and insightful stories that will live in your heart forever; Hearts Linked by courage, Sharing the Caring, Hospice Georgina; Hearts Linked by Courage Real-life stories of challenge, triumph and hope from the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe; and Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey. The prize pack is valued at about $75.80.

Hearts Linked by Courage Prize 3 includes Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey, a forget-me-not pin and seeds and an Alzheimer facemask. The prize pack is valued at about $25.95.

Waiver of Moral Rights: As a condition of being declared a winner, each selected entrant releases the Sponsor and its related parties from any and all liability in connection with the Contest and/or the prize; (ii) confirming compliance with these Contest rules; (iii) consenting to the use of his or her name and photograph, in any and all forms of media, without further compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor and/or its advertising and promotional agencies.

Indemnity: By participating in this Contest, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or related companies and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives, advertising, media buyers and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind (including but not limited to lawyers’ fees) arising out of or relating to your participation in the Contest; your receipt or use of any prize; your violation of any term of these Contest rules; your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or any claim that your submission caused any type of damage to a third party.

Privacy: We use your personal contact information to administer this Contest, including contacting, announcing and promoting prize winners.

Banning: The Sponsor may, in their sole discretion, prohibit any person from entering the Contest whom it believes to be abusing the rules. Such abuse includes entering false information and voting more times than is permitted under these Contest rules.

Other: Odds of winning depend on the number and caliber of eligible entries received. This Contest is governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein and is void where prohibited by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest or the Contest rules at any time without notice. All prizes must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and are not convertible to cash. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize or portion of the prize with a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes are awarded as-is and no warranties or guarantees are implied or expressed. Sponsor are not liable for any lost, late, misdirected or stolen entries or inability to process entries, or any errors, damage or negligence that may arise in connection with this Contest, including technical failures on any website or software, viruses, website disruptions, malfunctions or website down-time, human error or property damage incurred by any Contest entrant. Sponsor are not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest. Use of any automated system including robotic or form-filling software to enter or participate in this Contest is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all entries by anyone using such assistance. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address provided at time of entry. Authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

Hearts Linked by Courage book

Hearts Linked by Courage Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey is a collection of stories by York Region residents impacted by dementia and is now available to purchase (book arrives Dec. 3). Thank you to the Carswell Family Foundation for making this book a possibility.

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Front cover of AS York's book from I C Publishing of a grey butterfly on a forget-me-not flower

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