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Next PCSO meeting Thursday, 15 August – It’s our annual PCSO barbecue!

It’s our annual PCSO barbecue! Holding the BBQ in August continues to be very successful, so we’ll plan this popular event again as a lead-in to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September.

When: This year’s date is Thursday, 15 August starting at 4:00 pm with food starting around 5:00 pm.

Where: We’re holding the BBQ once again on the grounds of the beautiful Maplesoft-Jones Centre at 1500 Alta Vista Drive at Industrial Ave., Ottawa [MAP]

Note – There is no outdoor seating, so please remember to bring your lawn chairs.

Food: Lolacher’s Catering is providing both a burger and a sausage, plus beverages, salads, snacks and a dessert tray.

Please respond to Doug Nugent by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) not later than Tuesday 6 August that you and possibly a partner/guest are coming. In your reply, please indicate your burger choice for each person in your party: Beef, Chicken or Veggie. The sausage, (included), is mild German (pork).

Please note that if you are a recent member or have not been to a monthly meeting lately, or ever, you and your partner are certainly most welcome. The barbecue is a profoundly un-stressful occasion, and it’s a great way to meet other people in our support group and guests in a very casual setting on the beautiful grounds of the Maplesoft-Jones Centre. Also please be aware, masks are recommended but not mandatory for activities inside the Centre.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and your guests for this festive occasion and remember – BRING LAWN CHAIRS.

Rain Date: In the event of inclement weather on 15 August, the BBQ will be held on Thursday, 22 August at St Stephen’s Anglican Church. We’ll endeavour to keep everyone informed with details of any changes through website updates and notification emails to all PCSO members.

Tentative PCS Ottawa meeting schedule 2023 – 2024

Here’s the PCS Ottawa meeting schedule for now through to our annual BBQ event in August 2024.  These meetings will be ‘hybrid’ – both virtual and in-person – unless noted otherwise. The *In Person* portions of hybrid meetings will be held at the Maplesoft-Jones Centre unless otherwise noted. Please check for updates on our website and by email notifications before each meeting.

Dates Format Details
2024
15 August Annual PCS Ottawa BBQ *In Person* Watch our website for details
19 September Sharing session In-person portion at the Maplesoft-Jones Centre
17 October Guest speaker Jennifer Jones, PhD, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN
21 November Guest speaker Mélina Ladouceur, MSW, RSW, NBC-HWC Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
19 December Annual PCS Ottawa Xmas Party *In Person* St. Stephen’s Church – Watch our website for details

Past Events

Next PCSO meeting Thursday, 20 June 2024 – Guest Speaker Jill Burns, MPH, RD, DipNurs(UK)

Our next regular monthly PCSO meeting will be at the Ottawa Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft-Jones Centre [MAP] on 20 June 2024, starting at 6:30 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Jill Burns, Senior Community Health Promoter with the Ottawa Cancer Foundation.

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Next PCSO meeting Wednesday,15 May 2024– Guest Speaker Mélina Ladouceur, MSW, RSW, NBC-HWC Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist.

Our next regular monthly PCSO meeting will be at the Ottawa Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft-Jones Centre [MAP] on 15 May 2024, starting at 6:30 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Mélina Ladouceur, MSW, RSW, NBC-HWC Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist.

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Monthly Meeting 21 March 2024

Please come out and join us for our next regular meeting on 21 March 2024.  It’s a hybrid sharing session, and everyone, including your partner, is welcome to join!

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Next PCSO meeting 15 February 2024 – Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Corkum, Radiation Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital.

Our next regular monthly PCSO meeting will be at the Ottawa Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft-Jones Centre [MAP] on February 2024, starting at 6:30 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Corkum, Radiation Oncologist, the Ottawa Hospital.

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Monthly Meeting 18 January 2024

Please come out and join us for our first meeting of 2024.  It’s an in-person sharing session, and everyone, including your partner, is welcome!

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Time once again for our ever-popular Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa Christmas Gathering

The words Annual Christmas Gathering on a red background vignetted by pine needlesAfter a productive year thanks to the wonderful support of both our members and our Board of Directors, the Christmas season will soon be upon us, so let’s celebrate!

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Next PCSO meeting Thursday 16 November 2023

Please join us for our next regular monthly meeting on Thursday 16 November 2023 at 6:30 pm.  Our guest speaker Mr. Bear Johal will give a presentation on Vacuum Therapy for Penile Rehabilitation.

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Regular PCS Ottawa Meetings

Unless otherwise stated, Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa’s regular meetings take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street, Ottawa [Map] on the third Thursday of each month except for July and August. There is ample parking at the back of the church.

Our meetings start with a social gathering at 6:30 pm, followed at 7:00 pm with brief business announcements, followed by either a guest speaker or a sharing session.

As most of our meetings are offered in a hybrid format, you also may attend virtually, so watch our website page Meetings and Events or your e-mail inbox for specific joining instructions.

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