British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). Join us for the professional presentation and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years.

No registration is required. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the raining days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC accepts donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11時沿著美麗的河堤和公園散步在下雨天或寒冷季節步行於列治文購物中心)。點擊查詢活動更新 打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

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Monday, August 31, 2020

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Here are some support group leaders have kindly offered to open these meetings up to anyone in Canada who wishes to join: 

Support Group

Date

Time

Speaker(s)

Topic

How to access the meeting

Tri-Cities Prostate Cancer Support Group

September 1st, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST

Marcy Dayan, BSR, MHA, registered physiotherapist

Pelvic floor issues, incontinence rehabilitation, and other issues

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81172645456

Meeting ID: 811 7264 5456

No password required.

Vancouver Prostate Cancer Support Group

September 3rd, 2020

11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Marcy Dayan, BSR, MHA, registered physiotherapist

Pelvic floor issues, incontinence rehabilitation, and other issues

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83921317888?pwd=cnpkTUVOZVYwS0NyNFpUWVBTcnpjUT09

Meeting ID: 839 2131 7888

Passcode: 849781

Chilliwack Prostate Cancer Support Group

September 3rd, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST

Peter Brown

 

Presentation from Dr. Tomasz Beer

Presentation from the 2019 PCRI Conference – information on chemotherapy, genetic testing, immune or injection therapy, pills, etc.

Please register in advance at the following link and the Zoom details will be emailed to you:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqf-CvrjMqEtB10lwlCpoq2_dTVaGTUUug

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Speaker Series

September 8th, 2020

11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Dr. Anne Katz,

PhD, RN, FAAN, sexuality counselor, and author

 'What's a man to do? Sexuality after prostate cancer'

Please register in advance at the following link and the Zoom details will be emailed to you:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlduqorT8vH9BQW425luhTDa0ksKT4P7Nq

Richmond Prostate Cancer Support Group

September 10th, 2020

6:30 pm –8:30 pm PST

Dr. Wellam Yu Ko, RN, PhD

Testosterone: An Overview (概述睾丸激素)

English/Cantonese presentation

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83173071250

Meeting ID: 831 7307 1250

No password required.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Speaker Series

September 15th, 2020

11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Dr. David Berman,   MD, PhD, Professor, and Director at Queen's Cancer Research Institute

 'What's in your pathology report?’ 

Please register in advance at the following link and the Zoom details will be emailed to you: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYufumvqDIiGdbcER7ZxpLS_WWqZPkd-U7l

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Speaker Series

September 22nd, 2020

11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Dr. Rachel Murphy,  scientist, Cancer Control, BC Cancer

Nutrition and Cancer

Please register in advance at the following link and the Zoom details will be emailed to you: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qceqrqDosE9zNkV5i8-1cNWQ37M0Td2JZ

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Speaker Series

September 29th, 2020

11:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Dr. Danny Vesprini,  MSc, FRCPC, researcher, professor, and radiation oncologist

'Active Surveillance: Why, Who, How and How Not'

Please register in advance at the following link and the Zoom details will be emailed to you:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcOytqTksHdDC0wRxhWS-ZMZFW_SKhHaa

 

The SIRvivor exercise program will be back with virtual/online classes beginning at the end of September (see poster below).  

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Blue Walkers schedules September 2020 年9月「藍天健行」時間表

September 1 & 3, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Our dates to drop off the recycling items to the 5555 Lynas Lane recycling depot.

Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke (From Lynas Lane to Terra Nova)

GPS address of the meeting place: 5400 River Road, Richmond


September 8 & 10, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

West Dyke Trail (From Terra Nova to Williams Road)

GPS address of the meeting place: Terra Nova Public Washroom, Richmond


September 15 & 17, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

South Dyke Recreational Trail (From No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to No. 2 Road Pier)

GPS address of the meeting place: No. 3 Road Fishing Pier, Richmond


September 22 & 24, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

South Arm Park (Meet at the front door of South Arm Community Centre)

GPS address of the meeting place: 8880 Williams Road, Richmond

 

September 29 & October 1, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Minoru Park (Meet at the Grandstand of the Minoru Oval)

GPS address: 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond

 

We started to walk weekly from May 18, 2017!

Friday, August 14, 2020

The first virtual Support Group Meeting for Partners of Prostate Cancer Patients on Wednesday, August 19th, 7pm!

 


Don't miss our very first Partners in Prostate meeting next Wednesday!
Prostate cancer is often called a couple's disease given the impact that a diagnosis often has, not only on the patient, but also their partner.

Communication about topics like intimacy, treatment side effects, and fear of the unknown can be difficult, but research has shown that providing support to the partners of prostate cancer patients improves health outcomes for both the patient and their partner.

Join us for a judgment-free, partners-only, confidential and positive conversation on August 19th at 7 pm PDT over Zoom.

Open to all partners of prostate cancer patients, male or female, let's create a community that will support and empower each other throughout our partners' journeys.

Glenda Standeven, authour of What Men Won't Talk About... and Women Need to Know: A Woman's Perspective on Prostate Cancer, motivational speaker, cancer survivor, and wife of a prostate cancer patient herself, will be facilitating this meeting.

If you have not used Zoom before, or are having difficulties getting set up with it, please feel free to contact Richelle Green at richelle@prostatecancerbc.ca for assistance.

Please register in advance below, as spots are limited.
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC | 604-574-4012 | #4-17918 55th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 6C8 | www.prostatecancerbcsupportgroups.ca

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Blue Walkers schedules AUGUST 2020 年8月「藍天健行」時間表

August 4 & 6, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Our dates to drop off recycling items to the 5555 Lynas Lane recycling depot.

Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke (From Lynas Lane to Terra Nova)

GPS address of the meeting place: 5400 River Road, Richmond


August 11 & 13, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

West Dyke Trail (From Terra Nova to Williams Road)

GPS address of the meeting place: Terra Nova Public Washroom, Richmond


August 18 & 20, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

South Dyke Recreational Trail (From No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to No. 2 Road Pier)

GPS address of the meeting place: No. 3 Road Fishing Pier, Richmond



August 25 & 27, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

South Arm Park (Meet at the front door of South Arm Community Centre)

GPS address of the meeting place: 8880 Williams Road, Richmond


We started on May 18, 2017!


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP July-September programs 2020 年7-9月前列腺健康專題講座

Due to the Minoru Centre was closed for COVID-19 from April, we are changed to Zoom Meeting. 
明納中心因COVID-19關閉,更改為 Zoom Meeting, 請在家中按時上網

Meeting ID: 831 7307 1250
One tap mobile +1 778 907 2071,,83173071250# (Vancouver)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kz3qvRj7b

July 9, 2020, Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm – English presentation  (Chinese sharing)
202079日,星期四 6:30pm-8:30pm - 英語講座(國語和粤語翻譯) 
Dr Sheila Garland PhD, R PSYCH video on“Sleeping Well With and BeyondCancer  (無癌-睡個好覺)

August 13, 2020, Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm – Mandarin/English presentation  
2020813日,星期四 6:30pm-8:30pm - 國語/英語講座
Dr Chichun (Wally)Lin, MHS, Psy.D. (啟鈞博士) presenting on "Social and Family Supports" (社會與家庭支持系統)

September 10, 2020, Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm – Cantonese/English presentation  
2020910日,星期四 6:30pm-8:30pm - 粤語/英語講座
Dr Wellam Yu Ko, RN, PhD. (余威廉士) presenting on "Testosterone: An overview" (概述睾丸激素)


Monday, July 6, 2020

Blue Walkers schedules July 2020 年7月「藍天健行」時間表


July 7 & 9  Also, our dates to drop off recycling items to the 5555 Lynas Lane recycling depot.
Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke (From Lynas Lane to Terra Nova)
GPS address of the meeting place: 5400 River Road, Richmond

July 14 & 16
West Dyke Trail (From Terra Nova to Williams Road)
GPS address of the meeting place: Terra Nova Public Washroom, Richmond

July 21 & 23
Garry Point Park & Steveston Village (From Garry Point to No. 3 Road)
GPS address of the meeting place: Garry Point Parking Area, Richmond

July 28 & 30
Nature Park Trail (Meet at Nature Park parking lot)
GPS address of the meeting place: Richmond Nature Park


COVID-physical distancing