Our Annual Family Picnic will be held at Stanley Park in Vancouver on Saturday August 18, 2018. It will held in Shelter #2 at the Miniature Railroad site on Pipeline Rd. starting at 12:00 noon (to approximately 3 or 4PM). It is a potluck picnic with BCAS providing chicken and/or subs, chips, bottled water and soft drinks. It is asked that everyone bring either a salad or dessert to share. There will be games and prizes for the little ones plus our fiddle playing member, Brad McDowell will entertain us. . All family members and caregivers are welcome. Please RSVP if planning to attend. Hope to see you there!
Federico Villa from Italy has Friederich’s Ataxia and is embarking on a cross Canada journey to meet other ataxians and help create awareness. He arrives in Vancouver the evening of June 7th and we have agreed to meet him on Friday June 8th at 1:00pm in Stanley Park. We will be meeting at the Miniature Railway Picnic site where we have held past picnics. Both shelter #1 and #2 (adjacent) are available at this time. I have not reserved it so it is first come first served. However I foresee little problems with them being used. Let’s aim for Shelter #2 as that is where our picnic is confirmed for August.
As you enter Stanley Park continue on Pipeline Road and watch for the Miniature Railway sign on the right. Public transit has stops in the park closeby, there is a pay parking lot with accessible parking and accessible washrooms near both shelters. Here is a link with a map.
As many will be travelling during lunch hour it was suggested that each bring their own lunch to relax and enjoy.
Please RSVP if planning to attend or if you have any questions.
Hope to see you there!
It was decided to alternate our meetings between Tuesdays and Saturdays to give all members a chance to attend one or the other or both. The meetings will still be held at City Cente Library in Surrey from 1:00-4:00 PM in Room 405. Please mark your calenders for upcoming dates. Tuesday Jan 30, 2018 Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 – (Cancelled due to weather) Tuesday March 27, 2018 Saturday April 28, 2018 Tuesday May 29, 2018 Saturday June 30, 2018 – AGM July/August – No Meeting – Family Picnic Date: TBA
Our next support group meeting is on Saturday Nov. 25th from 1-4pm at City Centre Library in Surrey (room 405)
This will be a regular Support Group meeting so bring any questions, stories or info you wish to share.
PLEASE NOTE: The Tree Lighting Festival will be taking place at Surrey City Centre Plaza during this time with some events also being held at the library. With our coffee break being at 2:30 this will leave the second half of the meeting open for those who want to venture outside to join the festivities or wander the main floor of the library to see the christmas tree displays, etc.
Please RSVP if planning to attend.
The AGM will be held on Saturday Sept. 23rd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at City Centre Library in Surrey. (room 405) A new executive will be nominated/voted in. The annual membership due of $10 will also be collected. Please RSVP if planning to attend. Hope to see you there!