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/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講英語普通話廣東話幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵預防治療康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

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)

This blog is provided as a public service. Any persons using the information or documents provided on the blog do so at their own risk. Reference: Oncology Guide to Reliable Websites

Friday, April 2, 2021

SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program

Richmond Minoru Centre for Active Living is starting up a new in-person low impact exercise class in May for men with prostate cancer. 

Please call 604-276-4300 for registration #73982, is a $25 fee + $1.25 GST!


For other cities and virtual class, please see the flyer:

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Support Groups in Challenging Times - 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Workshop

 

Last chance to register for our 2021 free, online prostate cancer support workshop!
See the full program and speaker's bios here

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about:

  • supporting your own mental health in order to better support others
  • how to communicate empathetically in a virtual environment
  • free resources available to you and other prostate cancer patients
  • the immense value support groups provide especially during isolation and challenging times like these
  • and more!

We are also very excited to present a COVID-19 and Prostate Cancer Panel featuring 5 renowned Canadian prostate cancer experts who will be available to answer any of the tough questions that may be on your mind while navigating prostate cancer treatment, diagnosis, or symptoms throughout this pandemic. 

Registration for this free Workshop closes March 17th at 11:59 pm.

Register Now!

If you wish to review the recording, slides, handouts, and other resources from the Workshop, please visit this link: https://mailchi.mp/prostatecancerbc/support-workshop-followup

Friday, March 12, 2021

April 8, 2021 Zoom Meeting - The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program

Please join our support group monthly meeting via Zoom on Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Ms Jenna Bentley, BA, Program Coordinator, Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program, Vancouver Prostate Centre

Topics: An overview of the PCSC Program and the free resources/supports offer

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID:  836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576  





Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

Richmond Blue Walkers schedule 2021「藍天健行」時間表

We walk along the beautiful river dikes of Fraser River and trials in parks

every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 11 am.



Meeting places:

On the 1st and 2nd weeks of the months, please meet at the parking lot of "Terra Nova Public Washroom".

 

The 3rd and 4th weeks are at "No. 3 Road Fishing Pier". (The 5th weeks TBA)

You may find the meeting place by entering the above address on the Google Map.

 

Routes:

1st week - Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke (From Terra Nova to Cambie Road) 

2nd weekWest Dyke Trail (From Terra Nova to Garry Point Park) 

3rd weekSouth Dyke Recreational Trail West (From No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to Garry Point Park) 

4th weekSouth Dyke Recreational Trail East (From No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to Horseshoe Slough Trail)

Alternative trails for severe weather conditions:

1. South Arm Park (Meet at the front door of South Arm Community Centre)    Google Map address of the meeting place: 8880 Williams Road, Richmond

2. Minoru Park (Meet at the Grandstand of the Minoru Oval)   Google Map address of the meeting place: 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond

3. Richmond Shopping Mall

We started to walk for an hour weekly from May 18, 2017, and increased to twice a week after 3 months!  

From November 2017 we set to 2 hours or 10 km twice a week!


Thursday, February 25, 2021

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP March meeting 2021年3月 前列腺健康專題講座

Here is the link to the Prostate Cancer BC newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/prostatecancerbc/february-2021-newsletter

  

Our Richmond Support Group meeting on March 11, 2021, Thursday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – English/Mandarin presentation by Dr Chichun Lin MHS, Psy.D.

[我們三月份的健康講座 2021311,星期四 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – 啟鈞博士 英文/中文講座]

 

Topic: Depression Issues among Immigrant Men with Prostate Cancer 

[主題男性移民者及前列腺癌患者的憂()鬱症狀況]

1. What is depression? 

   [什麼是憂()鬱症?]

2. What are the depression issues among immigrant men?

   [男性移民者經歷哪些憂()鬱症狀況?]

3. What are the depression issues among men with prostate cancer?

   [男性前列腺癌患者經歷哪些憂()鬱症狀況?]

4. What are coping approaches for the depression issues?

   [可以怎麼面對這些憂()鬱症狀況?]

 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576

 

One tap mobile +17789072071,,83652543535#,,,,,,0#,,8024576# (Vancouver)

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbFUuwnXxW

 

Friday, February 12, 2021

February 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Canada Debrief

 

It's official!

We are proud to announce that the newly-formed Prostate Cancer Support Canada is officially a division of Prostate Cancer BC.
 
This new initiative will be backed by a National Support Group Council led by group leaders, Sue Sohnle from Edmonton and Jo-Anne Phillips from Moncton.

The newly branded Prostate Cancer Support Canada will assist any prostate cancer support group leader in Canada that chooses to utilize this one of a kind organization - dedicated to helping newly diagnosed men and their families across Canada.
For more information on Prostate Cancer Support Canada
2021 Virtual Prostate Cancer Support Workshop

It's no secret that the past year has not been easy for most of us - the isolation, the uncertainty, the waiting. For many prostate cancer patients and their loved ones, that stress has been amplified even further.

Please join us for this free, online workshop that will help you continue to manage your support groups, and your anxiety, during these challenging times.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Maintaining connections
  • Empathetic communication in a virtual environment
  • Avoiding Zoom fatigue
  • Resources that are available to the Prostate Cancer community through Prostate Cancer Support Canada and Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
  • Mindfulness and mental health with prostate cancer

In addition to the above topics, an expert panel featuring Dr. Fred Saad and Dr. Michael Cox will be available to answer questions related to COVID-19 and Prostate Cancer. 

For more information, or to register, for the free 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Workshop, click here

The Reef Knot Kit

Our Reef Knot Kits have gone through a full makeover and are continuing to evolve in order to ensure they are providing the most up-to-date and pertinent information for patients and their loved ones across Canada.

In addition to the new Prostate Cancer Passport, designed to help patients navigate their diagnosis, treatments, PSA scores, and appointments, each free kit now includes two incredible books, 'Prostate Cancer: Understanding the Diagnosis and Its Treatment' by Dr. Fred Saad and Dr. Michael McCormack, as well as 'Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm' by Gogs Gagnon. 

Please note that while each Kit will include the above materials, the Nutrition and Exercise Guides are not yet available for distribution, but will be shortly. 
For more information, or to order yours, click here
Upcoming Nationwide
Support Group Meetings

Optimizing Sexual Health After Prostate Cancer - February 23rd

Register now for our February meeting, featuring Reanne Booker, MN, BScN, NP. Following Reanne's presentation will be an opportunity for Q&A, followed by small group breakout room discussions.
Learn more.

Nationwide Partners in Prostate Meeting - February 24th

Please join us at our partners only support group, moderated by Glenda Standeven. This group is a safe space for partners to discuss their questions, concerns, and thoughts about their partner's prostate cancer with other partners.
Learn more.

Other Resources

Free Cancer Exercise Program - Research Study

For more information on Excel, a 12-week exercise program intended to provide exercise options for rural and remote cancer patients, please click here.

'Prostate Cancer, COVID-19, Resiliency and You' Workshop

The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program is offering an online workshop on Thursday, March 4th. Please note that this Workshop is only available to prostate cancer patients and their partners who are already enrolled in the PCSC Program. Learn more.

Uro Today Lectures

The Uro Today website features many informative videos on Prostate Cancer treatment, imaging, and more. To view their large selection of lectures, click on the photo and scroll down to Prostate Cancer.

Virtual Zero Prostate Cancer Summit

The Zero Prostate Cancer Summit, a 5 day American event that brings together the top minds in medicine, research, education, and advocacy with a national community of passionate prostate cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones, has gone virtual this year. Learn more.

Upcoming Life on ADT Session

The ADT Educational Program consists of a free 90 minute online class and book which has been proven to significantly raise patients’ self-efficacy in managing ADT side effects. It is most effective if taken early, before patients are overwhelmed by those side effects. Open the poster for upcoming sessions here.

Active Surveillance Webinar Recording

Click on the photo to view the recording of the January Active Surveillance Patients International meeting featuring a panel of active surveillance patients around the world. Learn more about ASPI.

In Memoriam

John Stevenson, Sechelt, BC

We are sad to announce the passing of John Stevenson, a longtime volunteer and prostate cancer support group leader in the Sunshine Coast area of BC.  He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Foundation. Please click here if you wish to read his obituary and send condolences to his family.

If you were forwarded this email and wish to be added to the nationwide support group mailing list in order to begin receiving newsletters directly, please click here

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

ADT Educational Program: Upcoming Classes

Here is an update on upcoming online classes for the Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Program. The next three classes will be held on February 17th, March 15th, and April 15th, all at 3:00 PM, Pacific time/6:00 PM, Eastern time. 

The online ADT Educational Program is a free resource to help patients manage ADT side effects and engage in healthy lifestyle behaviours (e.g., physical activity). The program provides support to both prostate cancer patients and their partners or loved ones.  

  

Classes are offered monthly, and patients need to register ahead of time at www.LifeOnADT.com. The class is a one-time, live (90 min.), facilitated webinar. After attending, Canadian patients are mailed a free copy of the ADT book (linked below).  

https://www.amazon.com/Androgen-Deprivation-Therapy-Second-Essential/dp/0826183913 


The class plus the book—can significantly raise patients’ self-efficacy in managing ADT side effects. However, it is most effective if taken early, before patients are overwhelmed by those side effects. 


If you can, please inform the prostate cancer community about upcoming classes. Questions can be directed to Carly Sears, the Project Coordinator at LifeOnADT@gmail.com 

  

Please note, Dr. Lauren Walker will also reach out to you next week with information about an important new study on a novel approach for erectile difficulties. 



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Blue Walkers schedule February 2021「藍天健行」2月時間表

February 2 & 4, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke (From Terra Nova to Capstan Way)

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



February 9 & 11, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

West Dyke Trail (From Terra Nova to Garry Point Park)

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



February 16 & 18, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

South Dyke Recreational Trail West (From No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to Garry Point Park)

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



February 23 & 25, Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11am

South Dyke Recreational Trail East (From No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to Horseshoe Slough Trail)

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



Alternative trails for severe weather conditions:

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

    Google Map address of the meeting place: 8880 Williams Road, Richmond

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

    Google Map address of the meeting place: 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond

We started to walk for an hour weekly from May 18, 2017, and increased to twice a week after 3 months! 

From November 2017 we set to 2 hours or 10 km twice a week!