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We are four women of all ages who would like to start an informal Vancouver IC Support Group to connect with other IC patients and partners/family members in a positive and supportive group environment.
We will meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month
Next meeting: Sunday March 20th, 2011
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Place: Waves Coffee - 1850 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
We will decide on a better meeting place based on the number of people that show up on March 20th, 2011.
We look forward to meeting other people in the Vancouver area!
If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact Jeanette/Amanda/Debbie/Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
To follow-up on the post above:
If you are planning to join us on March 20th, please send a quick email to us at email@example.com so that we have a sense of numbers.
03-03-2011, 05:08 PM
This is absolutely perfect timing -- I just logged in because I was thinking, "I'm going to start a Vancouver support group." Lo and behold, the hard work is already done! ;) I popped an email to the address above. Really looking forward to connecting with folks!
03-04-2011, 07:36 AM
Haha! I was looking to do the same thing! See you on march 20th!
Great to see that there is a lot of interest to start a group in Vancouver!
I look forward to meeting you all on March 20th!
Have a great weekend,
Vancouver Interstitial Cystitis Support (IC) Group
What: An opportunity to connect with other people living with IC in a positive, supportive and informal group environment
When: 3rd Sunday of every month
Time: 4 Ė 6 pm
Where: Room 4007, Providence Building, St. Paulís Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Room directions: Make your way to the 4th floor cafeteria; look for room 4007 (towards the garden terrace)
For questions and/or to be added to the contact list, please email Jeanette/Lisa/Amanda/Debbie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
01-31-2012, 03:54 PM
isnt it in feb on the 19th ???
01-31-2012, 04:21 PM
Yes, the next meeting is on feb 19th 2012. We are going to have a naturopath come and speak.
Look forward to seeing you all on Feb 19th! :-)
I now envy Vancouver for 2 reasons:
1) You're starting a support group (we don't have one here where I live)
2) You live in a really beautiful city - one of my favorite vacations ever was to Vancouver
Wishing your support meeting much success and understanding!
01-31-2012, 06:19 PM
you should come here again...but living here kinda is getting annoying and expensive
anyways i am excited to go to this meeting and meet people who are'nt mean to me lol
its easy to get to far as i know :)
i wonder who is going any one ive talked to ??
I am one of the Vancouver IC Group organizers. I look forward to meeting you at our Feb 19th meeting. We always have a great group of people attend! We are an informal group and try to keep the meetings positive and fun.
For those of you who are living in areas where there is no support group, I would encourage you to start your own. That's how the Vancouver group started about one year ago. I didn't have much knowledge about IC or starting groups, when I reached out to others in Vancouver. We now have about 50 members :) We started small and informal, meeting once a month in a coffee shop. Then we found a comfortable meeting space at the local hospital and have been meeting there since. We don't have a budget, but have managed to organize several guest speakers who have generously shared their time and expertise for free. We have organized some potlucks and often someone will bring in treats and snacks to share.
If anyone is interested in setting up a group, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Vancouver organizers: email@example.com
It would be wonderful to see more support groups in Canada!
02-08-2012, 12:24 AM
Hi Jeanette ,
Thanks so much for posting , I do hope many will see this and attend these meeting , it is great thing to have, I have attend one and it stop going as of not many people attending it is to bad that more people would not attend these meeting ..
So thanks so much Jeanette for posting, it sure would be if we could have more Support groups meeting in Canada !
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