Abbotsford epilepsy charity launches virtual art class during COVID-19

Monday, Oct 19, 2020

The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education is hosting virtual art classes for people living with epilepsy across BC, where the aim is to improve communication, concentration, reduce feelings of isolation and increase self-esteem and confidence.

COVID-19 is changing the way organizations offer support to their community like never before, including Abbotsford-based charity The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education (CESE).

The Centre has been offering virtual art sessions on Facebook Live, with a focus on mandala rock painting. The charity is offering free supplies to some attendees to increase access to the creative session. This story was featured in the Abbotsford News.

The Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation donated $4,500 to support the organization as it continues to provide services to BC-based children, youth, individuals, and families. CESE will continue to offer the classes once a month to support those with epilepsy throughout the pandemic.

Since 1998, the Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in British Columbia has pioneered landmark education programs that have been adapted provincially, nationally and internationally. 

They provide direct support to families and individuals struggling with seizures, create children’s education and materials and comfort items, send children to summer camp, and promote research for a brighter future with a seizure free tomorrow.