Time once again for our ever-popular Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa Christmas Gathering
The annual PCSO Christmas Gathering will be held on Thursday, Dec 21st, beginning at 6:30PM at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church [MAP].
Food and beverages will be provided, and we’re planning to have music to complement the evening. You are welcome to bring your partner, a friend, your chauffeur, another family member – all are welcome.
We look forward to you joining us to celebrate this past year and more good things ahead for 2024-2025.
Please note: The use of masks is not currently mandatory at St. Stephen’s; however, concerns remain regarding COVID, common flu infections and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), so please feel free to wear a mask if you’ll feel more comfortable. We’ll have plenty of masks and hand sanitizer on hand, and we’ll have lots of tables and chairs set up in our large meeting space so everyone will be able to spread out.
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.
|07 September||Annual PCS Ottawa BBQ *In Person*||Re-scheduled from 18 August. Details on our website|
|09 September||Winchester Hospital Free PSA Clinic||08:00-11:00 am See our website What's New section|
|21 September||Sharing session *In Person*||St Stephen's Anglican Church|
|10 October||Guest speaker/sharing session||Richard Wassersug, PhD - Me and ADT & other topics|
|16 November||Guest speaker||Bear Johal - Vacuum Therapy for Penile Rehabilitation|
|21 December||PCS Ottawa Christmas Party *In-person*||Watch our website for details|
|18 January||Sharing session||TBA|
|15 February||Guest speaker||Dr. Mark Corkum, the Ottawa Hospital – Salvage Therapy|
|21 March||Guest speaker||TBA|
|18 April||Annual General Meeting *Virtual only*||Sharing session to follow AGM|
|16 May||Guest speaker||TBA|
|20 June||Guest speaker||TBA|
|16 August||Annual PCS Ottawa BBQ *In Person*||Watch our website for details|
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.
Next PCSO meeting 10 October 2023 - Guest Speaker Richard Wassersug, PhD
Our next regular monthly PCSO meeting will be on 10 October 2023, in-person at the Maplesoft-Jones Centre [MAP] and online virtually on ZOOM, starting at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Richard Wassersug, PhD, and his topic will be ADT & Me - With Some Asides On Other Topics that Should Interest Most Every Prostate Cancer Patient.
Dr. Wassersug is Canada’s leading expert on the impact of ADT on prostate cancer patients, and Co-lead of the highly successful Life on ADT Educational Program in Canada, featured on the Resources page of the PCSO website. He plans to keep his prepared remarks brief, so that plenty of time will be available to share our ADT experiences with him and with each other. This will be a PCSO guest speaker event you won’t want to miss!
Monthly Meeting 21 September 2023
Please come out and join us for our first meeting of the PCSO 2023-2024 season. It’s an in-person sharing session, and everyone is welcome!
Our Annual PCSO Barbecue is back on again for Thursday 7 September!
Due to the current weather forecast the PCSO BBQ is being moved to St. Stephens Anglican Church [Map] (our regular meeting location). The date and time have not changed! (this Thursday, 7 September, beginning around 4PM).
Next PCSO meeting 15 June 2023 – Guest Speaker Sean Tobin, Mental Health Practitioner with Public Safety Canada.
Our next regular monthly PCSO meeting will be at the Maplesoft-Jones Centre [MAP] on 15 June 2023, starting at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Sean Tobin, Mental Health Practitioner with Public Safety Canada. His presentation will focus on dealing with issues of anxiety and maintaining mental health while dealing with cancer.
PCSO meeting 18 May 2023 – Guest Speaker Dr. Rayan Delbani, the Ottawa Hospital
Our next regular monthly PCSO meeting will be at the Maplesoft-Jones Centre [MAP] on 18 May 2023, starting at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Rayan Delbani, the Ottawa Hospital, and her topic will be Modern Day Palliative Medicine.
PCS Ottawa Annual General Meeting 20 April 2023
The PCS Ottawa Annual General Meeting will take place Thursday, 20 April 2023 starting at 7:00 pm. A moderated sharing session will follow the AGM portion of the evening.
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.
The Walnut is the official newsletter for PCS Ottawa, currently published approximately four times a year.
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