Affirmation tools to help cope with chemotherapy and other medical treatments will be presented by Anne Marie Evers the last Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Evergreen House, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Free. 604-988-9907.
Getting To Know Dementia: Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how changes in the brain affect behavior, the different types of support available and how to begin planning for the future Thursday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in North Vancouver. This workshop is suitable for persons with an early diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members. Location given upon registration at 604-984-8347.
Nourish Yourself: A free nutrition workshop for women to learn to love their healthy body Thursday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. at the North Shore Women’s Centre, 131 East Second St., North Vancouver. Discover how eating well can bring vitality, positive feelings and a sense of well-being.
Communication Strategies 101 - Transforming Guilt and Frustration: A two-part series on coping more effectively with the challenges of family communication Monday, Feb. 23 and March 2, 3-5 p.m. in Room 203 at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Learn practical strategies for communicating healthy boundaries, improving your approach to communication and transforming feelings of guilt and frustration into a renewed sense of self-empowerment. 604-982-3320 nscr.bc.ca
Transitioning Through Divorce: A free workshop for women Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. 604-925-9260 firstname.lastname@example.org
Divorce Care Support Group: All are welcome to this support group with facilitators that have experienced the pain of divorce Tuesdays, Feb. 10-April 21, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave. Learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to building your life. This is an ongoing group and participants can start at any time. $35. 604-922-0911 westvanbaptist.com
Soul Power Healing: Join certified soul healer and teacher Sara Baker to learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques Feb. 25, 7 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver. Admission by donation. 604-928-7781
Insight Meditation Through Mindfulness: Free introductory classes on vipassana meditation Tuesday, Feb. 17 and 24, 7-9 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Bring a mat and cushion. Registration required. 604-987-4471 x8175 nvdpl.ca
Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours: A moderately strenuous tour where participants learn about the role the mountains play in collecting and storing drinking water Sundays, Feb. 22, March 8 and 15, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 19 and March 12, 6-9:30 p.m. at Mount Seymour. $18 with own snowshoes; $25 includes snowshoe rental. 604-432-6359 metrovancouveronline.org
Kazlaw Community Award: B.C. Bike Race and Kazimirski Law Corporation are giving away one entry to the sold-out 2015 B.C. Bike Race. The Kazlaw Community Foundation is looking to community members to nominate someone who makes mountain biking happen in their community. Submissions due Feb. 16. bcbikerace.com/registration/contests
Capilano Universe Lecture: A presentation on optimizing the brain’s memory with instructor and physiotherapist Tracy Dignum Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7-8:45 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca
Hands and Arthritis: Physiotherapist and certified hand therapist Dolores Langford will hold a health forum Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Learn how to reduce hand pain, use tools and gadgets to make daily activities easier and practice effective hand exercises. Admission is free, but donations gratefully accepted. Registration required. 604-984-0286 x8144. nvdpl.ca
School Age Screening Clinic: Leap Therapy for Kids will offer free screenings for gross motor skills and fine motor/sensory skills for ages six to 12, Friday, Feb. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 1093 Roosevelt Cres., North Vancouver. Registration recommended. email@example.com
Taizé Contemplative Service: A candlelight service with piano, flute and Celtic harp music Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. There will be Taizé songs, silences and prayers. 604-985-0408 st-andrews-united.ca
BMO Vancouver Marathon race weekend will take place April 30-May 3. Leading up to the run SportMedBC will present monthly free speaker sessions with informational talks for runners by certified sports medical professionals March 4 and April 8 at BMW dealerships throughout the Lower Mainland. There will also be a session during the event’s Health, Sport & Lifestyle Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. bmovanmarathon.ca
Sports, Fitness & Health
24Fit Bootcamp Challenge Workouts every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Brockton school, 3467 Duval Rd., North Vancouver. People of all fitness levels are welcome. Includes complete wellness evaluation, body scan analysis and coaching. Free. 604-230-5075
Aboriginal Support: A variety of programs are offered for families and individuals at the So-Sah-Latch Health and Family Centre, 422 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. 604-985-7826
Aikido Martial arts classes are held Tuesday to Friday, 7-8 a.m. and Monday-Thursday, 6-7 p.m. for beginners; Monday-Thursday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for Taijutsu classes; Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for weapons classes at 121 East First St., North Vancouver. Unlimited free beginner classes are being offered to any adult that can provide confirmation that they are unemployed. 604-983-8730 firstname.lastname@example.org nsaikido.org
Arthritis Support/Motivational Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Learn tips and tricks for living well with arthritis. New members welcome. Paulette, 604-983-3429 email@example.com
Badminton: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Thursdays 7:40-9:40 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fees: $5.45 for adults, $4.10 for students, $3.35 for children and $12.50 for a family. 604-987-7529
Badminton: A program for ages 16 and over Fridays, 1:15-3:15 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. 604-982-8300 jbcc.ca
Belly Dancing: From beginner to advanced. Learn the art of this sensual dance while getting a full body workout and having fun. Instructor Pooneh Alizadeh is a professional modern Egyptian and folkloric dance instructor and choreographer. The first class is free. Everyone welcome. 604-809-2187
Bollywood Workout: Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. at Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. $9. 604-987-7529 shiamak.com
Box Lacrosse: Registration is open for new and returning players. Boys and girls between five and 16 who are looking for a way to keep in shape, develop hand-eye co-ordination and meet new friends are encouraged to participate. northshoreminorlacrosse.com
Co-ed Indoor Soccer: Sundays, 7-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. $6. 604-925-7270
Community Fitness: The Morning Glory Fitness Movement is a band of fun, health-conscious North Shore residents that meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. to participate in a 45-minute outdoor boot camp. Rain or shine. All welcome. Free. Workout locations: morninggloryfitness.wordpress.com.
Dragon Boat: All ages and levels of experience are invited to join a women’s team that trains two days a week in Deep Cove. Cait, 604-773-5235 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon Boat: North Shore Dragon Busters, a breast cancer survivor team, is looking for crew members. Practices are Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Deep Cove. 604-988-0606 dragonbusters.ca
Dragon Boat: Women looking for a dragon boat team or who would like to try it are invited to join the Perfect Catch, a Deep Cove-based team that practises Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Karin, 604-980-0108 email@example.com
Fitness Classes for weight loss for people who want to start a program alongside others who are in a similar situation Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. Different dance styles are incorporated into a one-hour class for a fun way to get a cardio, core and full body workout. $30 per month for unlimited use. 604-971-3578 firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Body Blast: A fast-paced, high-intensity workout alternating between weights, cardio and core to keep the heart rate high to maximize calorie expenditure Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St. Fee: $6.55 drop-in or part of the North Vancouver Recreation Commission fitness membership. 605-987-8138
Girls Hockey: Now accepting new players, girls ages five to eight. nsfiha.org
The Gleneagles Women’s Golf Club is looking for new members. The group plays Tuesdays from May to September with tee times starting at 8 a.m. at 6190 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Yearly fee: $105. 604-921-7353
Health Sessions for Women: Learn about perimenopause and menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and forgetfulness) one Thursday a month in the Dover Lounge at 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. $5. All proceeds to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Registration is required, 778-231-9860 or email@example.com.
Hearts in Motion Walking Club: The following is a list of walks on the North Shore: Parkgate Community Centre, Monday and Thursday at various times; Capilano Mall, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8-9 a.m. Janet, 604-983-9976. Caulfeild Village, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at various times. Rosemin, 604-922-3999. Annual membership fee: $10.
Health Walks: Explore the North Shore outdoors and other parts of the Lower Mainland, guided by volunteers. Walks are free. greenclub.bc.ca
Hiking club for women 50 years and older meets every Tuesday. Time and location arranged on Monday. Good physical condition is required to enjoy a scenic, invigorating day. Renata, 604-929-4694
I Hope Family Centre offers a variety of free health-related services. Visit familyservices.bc.ca for schedules and locations.
Jazzercise: Colleen Brown teaches Mondays to Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Lions Gate Hospital gym, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. 604-986-5934
Mild Fitness Classes Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. $1.
Moderate Fitness Classes Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. $1.
Nia Classes: An integration of Western dance modalities with Eastern martial arts that incorporates yoga Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 1:05 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee $10.25. nianow.com/dianne-vowles
North Shore Fitness League: Classes for women of any age, shape or ability, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. $6, first class is free. 604-926-5185
North Shore Tai Chi Spirit Josie Loehrich teaches a variety of tai chi and qigong classes at Highland’s United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Drop-in prices start at $5. 604-986-9276 meetup.com/northshoretaichi
North Vancouver Outdoors Club meets the last Monday of each month for trips and weekly events. firstname.lastname@example.org northvanoutdoorsclub.ca
North Vancouver-Vancouver Women’s Fastball League offers fastpitch softball in competitive and less-competitive leagues for women aged 19 and older and masters for women aged 35 or 45 and older. Marilyn, 604-682-3579 email@example.com
Norwest Men’s Curling Club is looking for new recruits. They curl from October to March on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45-3:15 p.m. at the North Shore Winter Club, 1325 East Keith Rd., North Vancouver. No experience is required and instruction is provided where necessary. 604-218-9424 604-987-7050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Osteoarthritis: The Oasis Clinic offers free assessments and education with an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and nurse on how to better manage osteoarthritis symptoms. A doctor’s referral is required. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. 604-904-6177
Persian Women’s Walking Club: The Canadian Cancer Society will offer free weekly walks on the North Shore for the Persian community led by trained walk leaders. Schedule: Sundays, 10 a.m., Ambleside Park, meet at the flower clock at 13th Avenue and Marine Drive, West Vancouver; Tuesdays, 3 p.m., Mahon Park, West 21st Street and Jones Ave., North Vancouver and Wednesdays, 6 p.m., William Griffin Recreation Centre, 851 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. 604-215-5202 email@example.com
Postures and Prompts: Join yoga teacher Andrea Winterbottom through a series of breathing and yoga postures to open channels that allow creativity to flow the first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration required. 604-929-3727 nvdpl.ca
Qigong Tai Chi Fusion: Learn a wide variety of qigong and tai chi style sets of exercises, stances and meditation that will help improve flexibility, strength and peace of mind Thursdays, 7:35-8:35 p.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. $72 for 12 sessions or $9 drop-in. 604-987-8138 x200 nsnh.bc.ca
Qigong/Taoist Yoga Classes by the Ocean: Gentle movements to transform stress into inner peace and renewed energy Wednesdays, 9:45-11 a.m. at the Silk Purse Art Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. First class is free when registering for six weeks for $90 or four weeks for $60. Drop-ins welcome by donation. 604-926-0857
Squash and Racquetball: Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. $5.80/$4.60/$2.70. Court reservations: 604-983-6301.
Stroller Fitness: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. $6. 604-987-8138
Table Tennis: Daily at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. $5 for 45 minutes. Reservations: 604-983-6301
Tai Chi Lessons: The Taoist Tai Chi Society offers a variety of classes at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver; and West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. 604-681-6609 taoist.org/vancouver
Tai Chi and Qigong beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. and intermediate/advanced classes 8:30-10 a.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Cost: $72 for 12 sessions or $9 drop-in or $102 for 1.5 hours and $12 drop-in. 604-987-8138 x200 nsnh.bc.ca
Tre Classes: Drop-in tension and trauma release exercises will be offered every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at North Shore Women’s Centre, 131 East Second St., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. 604-984-6009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Walleyball Daily at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Fees: $5.80/$4.60/$2.70. Reservations: 604-983-6301.
Wellness and Health Awareness: Pelly Clinic offers free health care classes every second Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 3093 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-988-0132
West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club Open House: Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 650 20th St. 604-922-0411 westvanlbc.ca
Wild Woman Workouts: These classes will appeal to women of all ages and levels of fitness who are looking for a fun, creative and fulfilling workout for body, mind and spirit, offered at OneDance Creative Arts Centre, 286 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. $15 or pay what you can. 604-771-5683 studiowild.ca
Women’s Bowling: Women of all ages are invited to join a bowling group Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. at North Shore Bowl, 141 West Third St., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. $16.50/three games. Cathy, 604-985-1212 email@example.com
Golfers wanted: The Gleneagles Golf Club Society has a number of openings for the 2014 season. Players of all ages will be accepted although the majority of members are seniors. Women play Tuesday mornings and men play Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6190 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. firstname.lastname@example.org
Renew Vitality with Qigong/Taoist Yoga Classes by the Ocean: Gentle movements to transform stress into inner peace and renewed energy Wednesdays, 9:45-11 a.m. at the Silk Purse Art Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. First class is free when registering for six weeks for $90 or four weeks for $60. Drop-ins welcome by donation. 604-926-0857
Tai Chi and Qigong: Beginner classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. and intermediate/advanced classes 8:30-10 a.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. One hour $72 for 12 sessions or $9 drop-in or $102 for 1.5 hours and $12 drop-in. 604-987-8138 x200 nsnh.bc.ca
Tre Classes: Drop-in tension and trauma release exercises will be offered every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at North Shore Women’s Centre, 131 East Second St., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. 604-984-6009 email@example.com
12-Step Meetings for women in recovery are held daily at Avalon Women’s Centre. 604-913-0477
Al-Anon: Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Men only Wednesday nights at 7:45 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. 604-688-1716
Alateen Meeting: A group for youths ages 10-18 where alcohol is a problem in the family meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. 604-688-1716
Alcoholics Anonymous 604-434-3933 vancouveraa.ca
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers both early stage support groups (for those in the early stages of dementia) and family caregiver support groups on the North Shore. The groups offer a safe environment where participants can learn, laugh and help each other through mutual understanding. 604-984-8348 1-866-984-8348 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambleside Aloha Alanon: A support group for people affected by a loved one’s drinking meets Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. 604-922-9171
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., at Avalon Women’s Centre. 604-913-0477 avaloncentres.org
The BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society Support Group meets the last Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November at 2 p.m. at The Summerhill, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. There will be the occasional guest speaker. Free. 604-770-2131 email@example.com
Better Breathers: An education and support group for individuals with chronic lung diseases, and their family members and friends. The group meets the first Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. (except July and August) at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Free. Rosemary, 604-904-6200, ext. 4150 firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding Information, Support and Encouragement: La Leche League Canada has discussion meetings on the second Monday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Babies welcome. 604-988-1284 lllc.ca
Breastfeeding Support and Baby Drop-in: Hosted at the John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. 604-982-8315
Bridges: A new support group for people living with a mental health condition meets every second Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Canadian Mental Health Association, 211-260 West Esplanade Ave., North Vancouver. Group meetings focus on recovery, wellness and self-help strategies in a safe, friendly environment. 604-987-6959
The Canadian Hard of Hearing North Shore Branch holds a monthly series of informal workshops and discussions around the issues affecting the hard of hearing on the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. No meeting in July and August. Subjects to be addressed will include the latest technology for hearing aids, coping strategies, speech reading and improving hearing environments. Everyone welcome.
Cancer Connection: The Canadian Cancer Society has peer volunteers offering one-to-one information and emotional support to people living with cancer. 1-888-939-3333
Co-dependents Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for people with relationship difficulties, holds weekly meetings on the North Shore. 604-515-5585
Comfort Keepers will host free support and information sessions for individuals caring for aging parents or family members with chronic illnesses at home, in long-term care or assisted living facilities the third Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 206-1801 Welch Ave., North Vancouver. 604-998-8806 email@example.com
Compassionate Friends North Shore Chapter: A non-denominational support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age meets the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-878-9904 604-913-9215.
D-Chat: The Canadian Diabetes Association is offering a free, confidential telephone-based support program to connect diabetes mentors with those newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The goal of the program is to empower and guide participants towards a path of healthy living by having them regularly connect with a peer. 1-800-226-8464 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eating Disorder Support Group: For parents, partners and caregivers meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Family Services of the North Shore, 203-1111 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-988-5281 x202
Family Caregiver Network Groups meet the first Thursday, 7-9 p.m., or second Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at North Shore Community Resources in Capilano Mall, 203-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. A Farsi and English speaking volunteer will be available at the Wednesday group. Participants discuss the challenges and positive experiences of caregiving and learn how to access health care and community services. 604-982-3320 email@example.com
Grandparent Connections: A meeting place for grandparents to connect with other grandparents and learn from each other by sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences, Thursdays (September-June) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Family Resource Centre at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. A free program, snacks and childminding provided. Carol Lundrigan, 604-987-8138
Healing ADHD: Learn how to empower yourself and your child. This group will meet every first and third Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver and every second Saturday for hikes or activities. 778-230-3039 meetup.com/vancouver-addventures
The Hominum Vancouver Chapter: A support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single, meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at various locations. Bernie, 604-688-8639 or Don, 604-329-9760
Husbands Only Caregiver Support Group: Husbands caring for a wife with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are invited to register for this group, which meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Kerri Sutherland, 604-984-8348 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders has an online support group. Chat.lookingglassbc.com is a free resource designed to bring Canadians struggling with eating disorders together in a safe and anonymous setting.
Mood Disorders: The North Vancouver Mood Disorders Support group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Free. 604-922-4327 604-873-0103 email@example.com
Nar-Anon: A support group for family and friends affected by those addicted to drugs meets Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. in Seminar Room A at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St.; Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver and Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. 604-926-6453 nar-anonbcregion.org
North Shore Cancer: A support group for women that provides an opportunity to meet other people who are dealing with cancer, meets the third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Share feelings, experiences and ways to cope. $2 donation.
North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month, 1-3 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. By donation. Leslie, 604-730-0889 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Shore Parkinson’s Family Caregiver Group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Amica West Vancouver, 659 Clyde Ave. This is a special group for caregivers, family and friends of people living with Parkinson’s to share ideas, caregiving coping strategies, information and resources, good conversation, and more. 604-662-3240 email@example.com
North Shore Self-Help Parkinson’s Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. This is a group for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers to meet for support, information and resource sharing, conversation, coffee and good humour. 604-980-0575
North Shore Prostate Support and Awareness Group: A cancer support group where you can hear about the latest medical information, meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, (except December) 7-9 p.m. at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St. firstname.lastname@example.org
North Shore Schizophrenia Society holds monthly support group meetings for family and friends of those with serious mental illnesses, 7:30 p.m. at the Family Support Centre, 205-1865 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. 604-926-0856 northshoreschizophrenia.org
North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre offers support for stroke survivors and their families. 778-340-5803 nssrc.org
North Van Hearing Voices Group: A drop-in support group for people who hear voices and would like to talk about their experiences in a supportive, non-judgemental environment meets every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the YWCA, 318-260 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. 604-983-6018
Overeaters Anonymous offers a 12-step program of recovery from compulsive eating Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. 604-435-4517
Parenting Group: Gather with other parents to discuss spiritual topics, parenting issues and social connection, the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Childcare is offered. 604-929-1336 mtseymourunited.com
People in Pain: Network A monthly support group for individuals who live with chronic pain and their families meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. 604-628-8801 email@example.com pipain.com
Post-Partum Support Group: Hosted at the John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver, Fridays 12:30-2:30 p.m. 604-255-7999
Respiratory Disease Education: Lions Gate Hospital is offering sessions to help persons living with asthma, COPD or other chronic respiratory diseases develop management strategies to control their disease. Smoking cessation classes also available 604-988-3131 ext. 4954
Single Mom’s Support Group: Facilitated by the North Shore Women’s Centre. Discuss pertinent issues and network. 604-984-6009 northshorewomen.ca
Skin Cancer Support Group: Monthly meetings for individuals and families dealing with melanoma. Location varies. Everyone welcome. 604-985-1999 saveyourskin.ca
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday, 5 p.m., at the Lions Housing Complex, 1300 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Dianne, 604-929-3649
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 1058 Ridgewood Ave., North Vancouver. Get support with weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle. New members welcome. 604-987-1956
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd. Verna, 604-985-6280 tops.org
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Thursday, 9-10 a.m. at Kiwanis Court Lounge, 2151 Gordon Ave., West Vancouver. Marion, 604-926-5658
WWAP (Women Who Aren’t Parents): A group for women without children to connect, support and encourage each other to follow their passions, dreams and goals meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for food, activities and discussions at a variety of places. New members welcome, free to join. firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Parent Program offers one-to-one support, a regular group drop-in, parenting classes, out-trips, and ongoing advocacy, education and support, including helping young parents complete Grade 12. Provided by North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Child minding provided. Nina, 604-258-8325.
Spiritual & Emotional Health
Chanting for Contemplation and Reflection in the style of Taize, France, the second Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church 530 East 12th Ave., North Vancouver. Free. 604-985-0408 st-andrews-united.ca
Community Prayer Service: Lynn Valley United Church will throw open its doors to community members who want or need a time of group prayer Fridays, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. at 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. This will be a silent retreat with no religious affiliation required. Free.
Conversations with God: A free spiritual study group based on the works of Neale Donald Walsch meets the first and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Joan, 778-321-2092 email@example.com
Counselling: Need help managing change, stress or relationship issues? The Canadian Mental Health Association is offering short-term, low-cost counselling to adults who cannot otherwise afford the costs of this service. Meagan, 604-987-6959, ext. 228
Full Moon Meditation for women held every month during a full moon at Sat Nam Yoga, 203-106 West First St., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. 604-983-2300 satnamyogacentre.ca
Karma Yoga Class: Sundays, 10-11:15 a.m. at Sat Nam Yoga, 203-106 West First St., North Vancouver. By donation with proceeds going to the North Shore Women’s Centre. Everyone welcome. 778-227-2445
King’s Touch Healing Rooms: Receive healing prayer and encouragement, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Canyon Heights Church, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. Free walk-in appointments. 604-985-7131 ext. 2
Laughter Yoga: Saturdays from 11-noon and Sundays 1-2 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Free. 604-618-9535 laughteryoga.ca
Lectio Divina Sacred Word Meditation: Drop in and find solitude and guidance through reading sacred texts together Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation: Learn simple, effective meditations to improve states of mind, reduce stress and increase vitality and health with Buddhist nun Kelsang Delek Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. $10 per class or $40 for five. 604-221-2271 meditateinvancouver.org
Meditation in the Christian Tradition: Mondays, 7 p.m. at the St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, 545 Mahon Ave., North Vancouver, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish, 2347 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver, and Fridays, 9:30 a.m., in a private North Vancouver home. Groups are part of the ecumenical B.C. Christian Meditation Community. Anyone interested is welcome. Free. Colleen, 604-985-1592 email@example.com wccm.org
Meditation Circle: Drop-in for a peer-led practice suitable for beginners every Tuesday, 9:30-10 a.m. at North Shore Women’s Centre, 131 East Second St., North Vancouver. Participants are welcome to stay after for tea and conversation. Free, but donations gratefully accepted. 604-984-6009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation Drop-In: Calm your mind and destress every Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. at The Oracle, 103-1346 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. The classes are led by experienced meditators with a different theme each week. Admission by donation with proceeds going to charity. 604-984-9098 email@example.com
Meditation for Everyone: Practical classes Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in $12 per class or $60.90 (non-members)/$48.70 (members) for six classes. 604-221-2271 kmcvancouver.org/classes/north-vancouver
Mindfulness Awareness Meditation: Learn Shamatha-Vipashyana meditation Mondays, 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave, North Vancouver. Sessions start with guided instruction and practice for about 20-25 minutes followed by walking meditation, then more sitting practice. At 8 p.m. there is a question and answer period around any practice questions and a dharma talk. There is no requirement to attend the whole session: you can stay for as little or as long as you like. Free.
Mindfulness Meditation in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Tradition meets every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Admission by donation. Newcomers welcome. 604-980-4310
Mountaintop Unity: Free spiritual meetings with guided meditation, prayer, healing and conversation every Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., at community office No. 1, second floor, John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. 604-787-1477 mountaintopunity.ca
Satsang Meditation: Release stress, feel peace, emerge anew, every other Monday, 7-9 p.m., 31-150 East Queens Rd., North Vancouver. 604-831-7773 canelamichelle.com
Silver Dragons Meditation: Classes led by North Shore Zendo will take place Thursdays, 9:10-10 a.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. $4/$2. 604-987-5820 mollienyehouse.com
Therapeutic Touch: Free drop-in relaxing, rejuvenating and healing sessions are offered: on the first Thursday of the month, 7:30-9 p.m., in seminar room A at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver; the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 1:30-3 p.m. at 652 Kerry Pl., North Vancouver; and the third Thursday of the month, 7:15-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. 604-980-6604 bctherapeutictouch.com
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