An often unspoken-of issue was brought before the District of Kent council on Monday.
Miel Berenstein appeared as a delegate on the June 27 meeting to discuss Project AIM, which stands for Access to Incontinence and Menstrual Products). AIM’s goal is to provide free incontinence and menstrual products to anyone in the community who needs it, no questions asked.
Berenstein said the need for incontinence products in particular within the district is growing due to an older population; she estimated the yearly cost of those products averages to between $3,500 and $5,000 per person per year. In addition to older people, people living with a variety of medical conditions may need these products as well and, without AIM’s services, may be otherwise unable to obtain them.
Berenstein is hosting a Garage Sale for Good at Miellie Meadows in Agassiz (2614 Else Road) on July 16 and 17 to support the cause. The event will feature live music, a silent auction, food trucks and more.
To learn more or donate to the cause, visit www.projectaimcommunity.com.
In other council business:
– Coun. Susan Spaeti was appointed chair of the Regional Aquatic Centre Fundraising Committee, with Mayor Sylvia Pranger as alternate chair.
– Pranger attended the 50th anniversary of the Agassiz Speedway and congratulated Pat Schepanowsky for 47 years of dedicated volunteer work for the organization.
– Council approved additional funding and a staff report for options to deal with an unusually high amount of brush and green waste this year.
The next regular District of Kent Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Municipal Hall. Online attendance is also available via Microsoft Teams.