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Support Groups

Most support/networking groups in BC meet monthly at a set location and time. The meetings are informal and provide a forum for personal discussion with men who currently have, or have already recovered from prostate cancer.

We invite specialists whose fields relate to prostate cancer to give talks. We also prove question-and-answer and sharing periods. In addition, we maintain a large lending library of up-to-date books and video tapes. Some support group topics are: incontinence, stages of prostate cancer, sexuality and sexual potency, new research findings, nutrition, pain and symptom management, the function of the prostate gland, and new research and treatment options.

Meetings are free and everyone is welcome. To see what is going on in a particular support group, go to www.procansupport.com.

Set Locations
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  Abbotsford
  Contact Val Strijack
T. 604-574-4012
E. info@prostatecancerbc.ca

Please contact for details
Ashcroft
  Contact David Durksen
C. 250-457-3020
E. ddurksen@coppervalley.bc.ca

When Please call us for information
Where Ashcroft Health Centre (Hospital)
Burnaby
  (East Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster)
Contact Rene Andersen
T. 604-521-0641
E. pcabsg@telus.net

Dave Malcolm
T. 604-299-6663

W. www.prostatecancerburnaby.org

When The 1st Saturday of each month
Time 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Where Burnaby Gen. Hospital - 3935 Kincaid Ave. Burnaby
Campbell River
  Contact Joe Dahoy
T. 250-923-4611

When Meets 9 months of the year
Winter (Sep through Mar): 3rd Saturday of the month, 2:00 pm
Summer (Apr, May, Jun): 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Where Campbell River Adult Care, 12-142 Larwood Road, Campbell River, BC
Chilliwack
  Contact Dale Erikson
Chairman, PCCN Chilliwack
T. 604-824-5506
C. 604-819-5775
E. deerikson@shaw.ca

When The 1st Thursday of each month, except January, July and August
Time 7:00 pm
Where Mt. Cheam Lion's Club Hall, 45580 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack

Blue Walkers Walking Club

Please join us for our blue walkers weekly prostate cancer walking clubs.

Chilliwack: Every Wednesday, 9:00 am, Rotary Trail on the Vedder River at the Peach Road Parking Lot. In extreme weather, we meet at the Cottonwood Mall. We send out an email to the group every Monday or Tuesday to announce any changes or if it is the status quo.

Contact Dale Erikson 604-824-5506 or Marc Gosselin 604-824-5506 for more info.

Comox
  Contact Bob O'Blenis
T. 250-338-2313
E. rbob@telus.net
W. www.cvprostatecancer.org

When 2nd Monday of each month (except Jul/Aug)
Time 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Where Community Health Centre, 961a England Ave., Courtenay
Coquitlam
  Contact Craig Asmundson
T. 604-928-9220
E. rasmunds@sfu.ca

When The 1st Tuesday of each month
Time 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6J5

Blue Chatters Coffee Club

Please join us for our weekly coffee get together every Friday at 10 am at the Alliance Friendship Café at 2823 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam. That’s in the strip mall at the Southwest corner of Shaughnessy and Lougheed. Meet us for a chat about anything! Drop in, no charge, no registration, everyone welcome.

Cowichan Valley
  Contact Gordon Thomas
T. 250-743-6960
E. gandmthomas@shaw.ca

When The last Thursday of each month
Time 2:00 pm
Where Board Room CCS Office. 100-394 Duncan St, Duncan
Cranbrook
  Contact Dennis Parsons
T. 250-489-5249
E. jdparsons1@shaw.ca

Kevin Higgins
T. 250-427-3322
E. kevbevhiggins@live.com

When The 3rd Wednesday of each month except Dec, June, July, August
Time 7:00 PM
Where College of the Rockies, Cranbrook Campus
2700 College Way, Cranbrook BC
Kamloops Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
  Contact Larry Reynolds
T. 250-376-4011
E. larube_kam1@shaw.ca

When Once a month, the third Saturday of every month
No meetings in July and August
For more info, please call 250-376-4011
Time 10:00 am
Where Seniors Activity Centre, 9A-1800 Tranquille Road, Kamloops (Brock Shopping Centre)
Kelowna Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
  Contact Mr. Bren Witt
T. 250-762-0607
E. sbren@telus.net or oprc@telus.net

When 2nd Saturday of each month
Time 10:30am
Where Okanagan Regional Library, Ellis St. (Meeting room 1 upstairs)
Free parking in library parkade
Nanaimo Prostate Cancer Support Group
  Contact Tony Orchard
T. 250-591-2780 (home phone)
E. tonyorchard@shaw.ca

When The 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time 7:00 pm
Where Nanaimo Cancer Society
777 E. Poplar St. Nanaimo
Office: 250-741-8180
  Nelson - West Kootenays
  Contact David Toews
T. 250-825-9346
E. davidtoews@shaw.ca

North Shore
  Contact Ted Butterfield
T. 604-780-5397
E. tbutterfield@shaw.ca

When 4th Wed of each month
Time 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Except December)
Where Lions Gate Hospital, Main floor Seminar Room A
Parksville and Qualicum Beach Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
  Contact Court Brooker
T. 250-752-7489
E. brook@shaw.ca

When The 1st Tuesday of each month
Time 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where "The Gardens" 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach
Facebook: "Qualicum Beach/Parksville/Oceanside Prostate Cancer Support Group"
Prince George Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
  Contact Ross Birchall
E. prostatecancer.pg@gmail.com
W. www.pgpcsg.org

When Last Thursday of each month at 7 pm
Where Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge (1100 Alward St, Prince George)
  Prince Rupert Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
  Contact Judy Rea
T. 250-622-6533

  Quesnel Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
  Contact Ron Campbell
T. 250-992-2726
E. mercury54@telus.net

When Please contact
Richmond
  Mandarin, Chinese & English will be spoken
Contact Daniel Leung
T. 604-836-6423
E. dleung2000@gmail.com

When Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where Richmond Public Library, Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

For more information, please visit: http://richmondprostate.blogspot.ca/

Blue Walkers Walking Club

Please join us for our blue walkers weekly prostate cancer walking clubs.

Richmond: We walk on every Thursday 9-10am, along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in one of the 3 shopping malls during the raining days or cold seasons).

The locations and meeting places for May/June 2017 are posted on our website at www.ChineseProstate.com.

Contact Daniel Leung 604-836-6423 for more info.

Surrey
  Contact Bob Tomyk
T. 604-594-5257
E. robert.tomyk@gmail.com

When Last Saturday of each month (except July and December)
Time 10:00 am
Where Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave, Surrey V3S 2E7
More Info: www.pccnsurrey.ca
Sunshine Coast PC Support Awareness Group
  Contact John Stevenson
T. 604-885-4282
E. seawind@sunshine.net

When The 1st Tuesday of each month and every other month October to June
Time 7:00 pm
Where St. John's United Church, Davis Bay, Sechelt
Vancouver
  Contact Len Gross
T. 604-434-2100
E. lengross@shaw.ca

When The 1st Thursday of each month
Time 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where Canadian Cancer Society Board Room. 565 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Vernon PSA (Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness) Group
  Contact Lloyd Mitchell
T. 250-549-2362
E. lloyd-marion@shaw.ca

Ed Eyford
T. 250-545-6220
E. eaeyford@telus.net

When The 4th Monday, September to November and January to May
Time 7:30 pm
Where 3402-27 Ave., Vernon
Victoria Prostate Cancer Support Group (c/o Island Prostate Centre)
  Contact Leanne Kopp
T. 250-388-0214
E. supportgroup@islandprostatecentre.com

When The 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where Begbie Hall (Royal Jubilee Hospital Grounds), 2101 Richmond Avenue, Victoria
Women Only Support Group
  Contact Bev Shapiro
T. 604-737-0895
E. bubblesblondie@yahoo.ca

When The 1st Thursday of each month
Time 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where Canadian Cancer Society Board Room. 565 West 10th Ave., Vancouver

Need a speaker?

We would like to help you, your association, your company, your friends, family or co-workers learn more about this disease. We are happy to set up a presentation with one of our professional "survivors", either big or small at your facility. Send us an email or give us a call and let us know how many people you would like to educate and we can arrange for one of our speakers to come in for a visit.

prostatebc@telus.net or 604-574-4012

Don't want to attend a Support Group, give us a call 604-574-4012 and we can have a counseling volunteer contact you for a personal 1-on-1 talk over the telephone.