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SUPPORT GROUPS, MEETINGS & EVENTS
VANCOUVER CHAPTER MEETINGS 2017
Saturday Feb 11 Speaker ET Lauren Wolfe from Nightingale will discuss hernia products and issues
Saturday April 22 Speaker Allison McCarlie (Coloplast Ostomy Products) and new ET nurse Christie Mann (unless she has to work)
Saturday June 17 Round table with ET nurses Arden Townshend and Andy Manson, New Westminster Ostomy Care & Supply
Saturday Sept 23 AGM Speaker TBA
(And for the love of gawd, will you chronic late comers please ARRIVE ON TIME. It's RUDE and DISRUPTIVE to our volunteer speakers when you show up at 2 pm!! Thank you!!)
COMOX VALLEY OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
COFFEE REMINDER – Our next coffee date is Thursday, January 26th at 1:30 pm at Quality Foods in Driftwood Mall, Courtenay. You will find us in their private meeting room on the 2nd floor behind the coffee bar and opposite the washrooms. We meet every 2 weeks so just drop in whenever you can.
We had a fantastic turnout at coffee last time 24 people came. Almost ran out of room!
OSTOMY CLINIC AT PHARMASAVE - Kim Mayenburg, ET will be seeing people on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 2 pm or later if required. To make an appointment contact Pharmasave at 250-339-4563.
MEETING – Our next meeting is Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 7 pm at the Comox Valley Community Health Centre, 961 England Avenue, Courtenay.
LAST MEETING SUMMARY CLICK HERE
2017 Meeting Dates:
Sunday, February 12, 2017
(Guest speaker will be ET Ly Truong).
Sunday, April 9/17
(Guest speaker will be ET nurse Maureen Mann).
Sunday, June 11/17 (AGM) speaker TBA
Sunday, September 10/17
Sunday, November 12/17
Sunday, December 3/17 (Christmas Party) TBA
Woodward Room, Begbie hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 2101 Richmond Road, Victoria BC
WEST KOOTENAY / NELSON Ostomy Peer Support Group
NEXT MEETING: Thursday January 26
The West Kootenay group is a Nelson-based support group for people who have had, or are awaiting, ostomy surgery (gastrointestinal or urinary diversion). We offer peer support, information and friendship in a casual setting. All persons interested in ostomy rehabilitation, education and welfare are welcome.
Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month except December
Location: Jubilee Manor, 500 West Beasley St.
For further information on upcoming meetings,
please contact: 250-352-5620
COQUITLAM/MAPLE RIDGE OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
FIRST MEETING Saturday February 4 10:00 -12:00
Life Care Ostomy and Wound Care Clinic
1-22722 Loughheed Hway Maple Ridge BC V2X 2V6
This support group is pleased to announce their first meeting February 4! An ET nurse will be in attendance. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-992-4590
KAMLOOPS OSTOMY GROUP
No meetings in January 2017.
Our February 6 support group meeting will be from 1:30-3:00pm at the Centre for Seniors Information in the Brocklehurst Shopping Centre -- #9A-1800 Tranquille Road. CSI is beside the Dollar Store. There is LOTS of free parking. Please contact Edie at 250-819-0945 for more information.
FURTHER INFORMATION: 250-819-0945
MID-ISLAND Ostomy Coffee Group
Mid-Island Ostomy Group’s regular COFFEE BREAK starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 6 Sessions are held in the Second Floor meeting room of Country Grocer on Bowen Road Access is via the stairs through the door at the left of the entrance to
the store cafeteria.
Pick up a coffee or goodie at the cafeteria on the way and enjoy some friendly company CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Regular Meetings always the first Friday of each month: 10:30 a.m. in the Second Floor meeting room at COUNTRY GROCER on BOWEN ROAD. Access via the stairs through the doorway on the left of the main entrance to the cafeteria area. Once again bring your questions, information, suggestions, donated supplies and your sense of humour!
CHILLIWACK & AREA
Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 1: 30 (except January, July and August) at the Atchelitz Thresherman's Association, Canora Building, 44146 Luckakuck Way (Heritage Park), Chilliwack, BC
Ostomy Peer Support Group
Next meeting date TBA