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September 8, 2019
Blue ribbon at Metchosin Day fair

Produce blue ribbon
Dr. O'Connor with a blue ribbon for best pineapple and citrus basket in Metchosin Day's annual produce and vegetables contest
The office garnered a blue ribbon for best pineapple and citrus basket in Metchosin Day's produce and vegetables contest. The pineapple was donated to be a draw prize for participants in the Metchosin Day annual 5km run, and went home to its new adoptive owner.

March 20, 2019
Office seventh anniversary

Seventh anniversary lunch
To commemorate the office being open for seven years, the team enjoyed a special lunch by the sea
The medical office has been open seven years this week. To mark the occasion, the team enjoyed a lunch outside in the sunshine.

March 20, 2019
Office seventh anniversary cake

Seventh anniversary cake
To mark the office being open seven years, a '7' cake was created for lunch. It is a healthier version of a cake, featuring various blueberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
A special '7' shaped cake was created for the occasion. It featured a generous amount of healthy berries.

November 15, 2018
Presentation at 2018 Family Medicine Forum

Wither The Office Plant Family Medicine Conference Research Poster
Dr. O'Connor hands out lemons grown at the medical office in front of research poster
Dr. O'Connor attended the 2018 Family Medicine Forum in Toronto, with research poster entitled Wither the Office Plant: Growing plant-based foods inside the family practice office.

March 11, 2018
Fruit greenhouse online

Fruit greenhouse
Looking inside the new plant-based whole-food greenhouse, with blooms and fresh fruit on the branches of lemons, limes, and Chilean guavas
Spring has sprung. To help encourage consideration of implementing a plant-based whole-food diet to reduce some burden of chronic diseases, there is a new greenhouse next to the patient parking lot. The initial crop is lemons, limes, Chilean guavas, as well as some starter plants.

November 10, 2016
Presenting at national family physician conference

Research poster presented at national family medicine national conference
Dr. Pete Hobza, Jazlin Mayhue, BSc, and Dr. Robert O'Connor next to the presented research poster at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver
Dr. Robert O'Connor, Dr. Pete Hobza and Jazlin Mayhue attended and presented their research at the Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver. The Family Medicine Forum is the annual National conference for Canadian family physicians.

October 23, 2016
Kody joins the team

Kody the Kodiak
Kody the Kodiak welcoming people to the medical office
Kody the Kodiak has joined the team. Hand-carved in Metchosin, he welcomes young and old on the way to the office. Many thanks to sculptor Dave for the kind addition.

April 5, 2016
First pineapple harvest complete

Pineapple first harvest
Harvesting the first pineapples for a healthy afternoon snack
The first batch of office-grown pineapples have been harvested. Eaten one day in the office, the pineapples taste a bit zestier than ones from the grocery store.