Come visit our booth (#85) at the Rehab Equipment Expo at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC on Friday January 6, 2017. The expo is being held from 8-4 with a shuttlebus running every 15 mins. from Lansdowne Mall in Richmond. Admission is $2 and includes a free box lunch available from 11:30-1:00. We hope to see you there!
A meeting will be held Sat. Nov. 26 from 1-4pm at City Centre Library in Surrey. Dr. Paul Adams will speak from 1-2pm on ataxia research being done in the province of British Columbia as well as an ataxia project being done at KPU. A regular support group meeting will follow. Please RSVP if planning to attend.
Our next meeting will be on Saturday October 29th at 1pm. at City Centre Library in Surrey (Room 405).
A Physiotherapist will be speaking on balance and co-ordination exercises to help those with ataxia.
Also an Occupational Therapist will give tips and suggestions to help make our daily life easier.
Both work for Fraser Health at Peace Arch Hospital. They will speak for approx. 1 hour starting at 1pm with a question period afterwards.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPEAKERS HAVE CANCELLED AND THAT IT WILL NOW BE AN OPEN SUPPORT GROUP MEETING.
Please RSVP if planning to attend.
Our next support group meeting will be held on Sat. Sept. 24th at City Centre Library in Surrey from 1-4pm.
However our regular room of 308 is no longer available. We will now be in Room 405, a newly built meeting room on the 4th floor just to the left of the elevators.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
The BC Ataxia Society Annual Picnic is being held on Saturday Sept. 10th.
It will be held in Stanley Park in Vancouver at shelter #2 near the Miniature Railway. It will be held from 12noon – 4pm.
It is a sheltered area with both sun and shade, accessible washrooms and a parking lot with handicapped parking available on a first come first served basis. There is also a large children’s playground and grass area for the little ones to play.
The BCAS will provide the basics including cold drinks and Buckets of Chicken. We ask that everyone bring either a salad or dessert to enjoy a potluck meal.
New, current and old members as well as their family, friends and caregivers are all welcome.
Please RSVP by Fri. Sept. 2nd with numbers and salad or dessert if planning to attend.
We hope to see you there!
Please note – the family picnic has been postponed from August 7th and changed to SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH. it will still be held at Stanley Park at picnic shelter #2 next to the miniature train. Sorry for any inconvenience that the date change has caused.
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The BC Ataxia Society Annual Family Picnic has been confirmed for Sunday August 7th.
It will again be held at Stanley Park at picnic shelter #2 next to the miniature train. It is a sheltered area with plenty of room and picnic tables, a grass area, childrens playground, accessible washrooms and parking lot.
The picnic is for all members, their family and caregivers.
Details will given closer to the date but for now save the date and plan for a day of fun with family and friends.