Past Meetings

Have a look at some of the presentations made at our past meetings, where available...

Annual End-of-Year Social Evening

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 7:00pm

This is our annual the End of the Year Potluck and Social Evening.  Please bring your favourite recipe and a good appetite. Our members always put on a great spread for this evening; no one goes away hungry.

Prostate Cancer Canada continues to develop its annual Wear Plaid for Dad campaign. It's a simple way to raise funds for PCC’s research, awareness and support programs and to get people talking about prostate cancer.

This initiative is being supported by a number of celebrity Ambassadors, ranging from sports icon Don Cherry to noted Canadian actor Eric McCormack to comedian Dave Thomas to auto racer James Hinchcliffe. Check out the posts to the PCC Facebook page.

PCC has again partnered with Hudson’s Bay stores to sell plaid shirts for less than $40 each. $20 from each purchase goes to PCC.

So once again, let’s all wear plaid – the wilder the better – to the June Potluck and Social Evening so that we can take another group photo to submit to PCC.

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our [relatively] NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful, well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

"Stop, Start, Continue" Meeting.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 7:00pm

Our planned presentation on the TrueNTH Canada program had to be cancelled as the representatives from Prostate Cancer Canada could not attend. That session will be rescheduled for the Fall of 2017.

We have decided to conduct another "Stop, Start, Continue" meeting to assess the current state of our group's operations and to decide what we are doing now that we should stop, identify new things that we should start doing and decide which of our current activities should continue. We have done this in the past and it has been a valuable exercise.

At this stage in our group's history, we are faced with declining membership and increasing calls on the resources that we do have. Your suggestions will be most welcome.

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful, well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

Trish Lymburner, MSW, RSW - Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Trish Lymburner, MSW, RSW

Trish Lymburner, MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker at the Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Centre.  She has received training through the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) in Sexual Health and Cancer, Sex Counselling in Cancer and Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer. 

Trish has been facilitating the Women's Sexual Health Program at Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Centre for over five years and she is currently part of an interdisciplinary group that is working to establish a Men's Sexual Health Program.   She is also a specialist in ensuring that patient education addresses patient learning styles and has trained the interprofessional team in ways to maximize their patient education skills as ways to discuss sexual health with patients.

Trish says, "I will be discussing ways to cope with changes in sexual health due to prostate cancer and resources of where to receive additional support. I will also discuss coping strategies for couples who are experiencing these changes."

For more information about Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Centre, go to http://mhcwcancer.ca/aboutus/Pages/Overview.aspx

You can forward your questions or suggestions for our April meeting to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

Anybody with an interest in prostate cancer is most welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

We look forward to seeing you at Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful, well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

Margaret Wallis-Duffy, R.M.T. - 5 Keys to Living Your Healthiest Life

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 7:00pm
Today's seniors are living longer than ever, so it is now more critical than ever to live longer— better! 
 
Wellness and physical optimization are crucial for retired persons to thrive into their later years with grace, vitality and independence. Drawing from her experience working with countless seniors at Wallis for Wellness and at Brampton Civic Hospital, Margaret  will share the pillars of health that form the foundation of a long, healthy life, and she wants you to know that it's never too late to start adopting these healthy habits.
 
After working for years (25 to be exact) with all walks of life, Margaret has found 5 key aspects of health that need attention as a person ages:
  • pain
  • sleep
  • digestion
  • energy and
  • cognition. 
Addressing these 5 pillars can unlock many more years of quality time with family and help you make the most of your retired years. Come learn about what the latest science says about health and what natural, sustainable solutions you can employ to get to the root cause of your health concerns in order to live your healthiest holistic life. 
 
Margaret is a frequent speaker at wellness events and guest on TV shows.  We are looking forward to her presentation.
 
Contact information for Margaret:

Margaret Wallis-Duffy R.M.T.
Wellness Educator and Media Spokesperson

CEO of The WOW Group of Companies
mwallis@wallisforwellness.com
Office: 905-840-3486
Check out her latest health video, "Insight on Eye Health, A Holistic Look at Cataracts": https://youtu.be/8-yhgsTo3FI

Website http://www.wallisforwellness.com/

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful, well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

February Monthly Meeting - Sharing Meeting

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 7:00pm

By popular request, this will be another sharing meeting, an opportunity for you to bring your questions about your own situation to the group and to share your journey with other members.
In addition, Paul Henshall will once again lead us through the Stop / Start / Continue exercise to discuss what we do now that we should stop, what we should start doing and what we should continue doing.

Remember that our group’s two objectives are:
 To support men and their families affected by prostate cancer, especially those newly diagnosed.
 To increase public awareness of prostate cancer

We accomplish the second objective through our various awareness activities at church and corporate health fairs and at car shows and cruise nights, with our flagship event, Cruisin’ for a Cure, being the most impactful. We will continue with these activities unless someone can come up with a better way to reach men and their families.
However, for a variety of reasons, meeting our first objective is becoming increasingly difficult, due to such factors as every man’s natural reluctance to open up to strangers, the wealth of resources available online and the continuing controversy surrounding the use of the PSA blood test to test for potential prostate cancer.

Rest assured that all support groups are scrambling for ways to increase or perhaps just to maintain their membership levels. That is always the topic most discussed whenever the leaders of support groups get together. (For example, PCCN Brampton represents Ontario on a monthly telephone conversation with support group leaders from all ten Provinces. None of us can come up with any really good ways to contact newly diagnosed men without huge budgets for advertising and/or many volunteers to staff rooms at major cancer hospitals.)

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful, well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada - Update on Prostate Cancer Canada

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 7:00pm

Mr. Rocco Rossi, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prostate Cancer Canada and Managing Director of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network, is the speaker for our first meeting of 2017.

If you have ever heard Rocco speak, either at an awareness event or in the media, you know what a dynamic individual he is.  He has brought the same enthusiasm that has made the Heart & Stroke Foundation into the success story that it is to the cause of prostate cancer awareness, support and education.

If you have never met him before, do not miss this opportunity!

PCC is once again running its very successful Rock the Road Raffle, with a modified Dodge Challenger donated by the Trillium Auto Dealers Association as the Grand Prize. Rocco will almost certainly have some raffle tickets available at the meeting. (Sadly, the suit is not included as part of the Grand Prize.)

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful (we are no longer competing with hockey teams for spaces), well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

Annual Christmas Social Evening

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 7:00pm

(Watch this space for details to come.)

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful (we are no longer competing with hockey teams for spaces), well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

 

Peter Mallette, "From Survivor to Advocate"

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 7:00pm

In this Expert Angle session recorded on May 17, 2016, Peter Mallette, Executive Director of the Atlantic Region of Prostate Cancer Canada, shares his story “From Survivor to Advocate. Peter will talk about:

  • His family history with prostate cancer
  • Learnings from his diagnosis and treatment
  • His experience from volunteer to passionate advocate

Peter Mallette's Biography:

Peter joined Prostate Cancer Canada as Executive Director of the Atlantic Region in December of 2010.  Previous to that, Peter spent 33-years in broadcast journalism as a television news anchor, reporter, and producer for CTV News in both Ontario and Nova Scotia. Peter is a prostate cancer survivor having been diagnosed and treated in 2005.  As Executive Director of PCC Atlantic, Peter leads a team of three people who are raising money and awareness about Prostate Cancer, and strengthening and growing the Prostate Cancer Canada support group network throughout the Atlantic region.

Peter is a great speaker, an imaginative promoter and a passionate advocate for men and their families affected by prostate cancer.  He is also a huge fan of prostate cancer support groups and credits the Halifax group for their kindness to him when he was diagnosed, throughout his treatment and to this day.

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road. (GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is plentiful (we are no longer competing with hockey teams for spaces), well lit and free - and there are no stairs to be navigated.

Dave Cook, Local Historian and Author of "Fading History"

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 7:00pm

Dave Cook’s family lived near the Junction area of Toronto in the 1940s before they moved to establish a farm on the 6th Line, south of the Village of Malton. His family homestead was expropriated by the Federal Government in 1956 as part of the Toronto Airport expansion. The family then moved to Applewood Acres in south Mississauga.

In 1966 Dave was hired by CHIC Radio in Brampton and later accepted a job in the lucrative Toronto market at CHIN Radio. He was employed as an on-air news announcer. He left radio in 1974 to work as a newspaper reporter with The Mississauga News and later, its sister publication, The Etobicoke Gazette.

In 1980 he was elected Councillor, City of Mississauga and Regional Municipality of Peel and served three terms and retired in 1988. 

After retiring from Council, Dave’s lifelong hobby in motorsports led him into a new career as he accepted a job as general manager of Mosport International Speedway. When the race track was sold to a U.S. promoter he retired from motorsport and turned his attention to writing and publishing books on community history. Dave was presented with the Heritage Mississauga Foundation Award in 2009 and two years later was named a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

Outline of Dave's presentation:

My presentation will cover a brief outline of the many stories I write about in my books. Topic range is from sports to royalty. All stories originated in the western areas of the GTA. Many of the topics are of international significance known the world over but took place in the Milton, Mississauga, Port Credit and Etobicoke areas. I write and talk about the Last Grand Duchess of Russia, the Lancaster Bomber, AVRO Arrow and Flying Saucer. I tell about Franklin Roosevelt’s top secret train trip with his war cabinet through Niagara, Hamilton, Oakville, Mississauga, Etobicoke and on to Manitoulin Island and then what took place there that resulted in a military tribunal. I will tell about my neighbour Col. Harlan Sanders of KFC fame, I talk about some of the interesting, and humorous happenings during my research.” – Dave Cook

You can forward your questions or suggestions to:  info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario.  The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road.

(GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is both plentiful and free.

September 2016 Monthly Member Meeting

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 7:00pm

Welcome to the 2016-2017 season of meetings for Prostate Cancer Canada Network Brampton.

September's meeting will feature a recap of this year's very successful Cruisin’ for a Cure statistics and highlights.

Then we shall have an open mike round table to review the different treatments we all have had and to discuss any recent issues. This is particularly useful when a recently diagnosed man wants to chat about the pros and cons of the choices available.

Finally, we shall take a few minutes to look at how the club functions now and consider how we can move forward in this new season. Last year's "Start, Stop, Continue" session generated some interesting ideas.

You can forward your questions or suggestions to: info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-6650.

We look forward to seeing you at our NEW meeting location, Norton Place Park Community Centre, 170 Clark Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario. The building is located north of Clark, east of West Drive and west of Dixie Road.
(GPS coordinates 43°42'27.5"N 79°43'39.5"W)

Parking is both plentiful and free.

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