Past Meetings

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

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.

End of Season Social Evening

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 7:00pm

You can forward your questions or suggestions for this meeting to: info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-1812.

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 free

Dr. Calvin Law, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Cancer - Radiation Overview

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Dr. Calvin Law
Dr. Calvin Law

Dr. Calvin Law, GastrointestinaI Site Lead at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Law graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1994. Dr. Law then immediately entered General Surgery Training at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery in 1999. During his residency, he developed an academic interest that led him to Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where he completed a Masters of Public Health in 2002.

From 1999 to 2001, he completed a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto. He was then appointed to the surgical staff at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and as an adjunct scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, with a cross appointment to the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. His clinical practice is devoted to Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology. His research is focused on health services research and population studies, especially in the delivery of care and outcomes in patients with surgically treatable cancer.

He leads the team at Sunnybrook, which includes Dr. Andrew Loblaw, with the goal of improving cancer treatments and where possible making them more cost effective as well. 

You can forward your questions or suggestions for this meeting to: info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-1812.

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

Dr. Andrew Loblaw, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - The Future or Prostate Radiotherapy

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 7:00pm
Dr. Andrew Loblaw
Dr. Andrew Loblaw

Dr. Andrew Loblaw of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will discuss The Future of Prostate Radiotherapy

As long-time members know, Dr. Loblaw is a particular favourite of our group. He is a radiation oncologist, clinician scientist and an associate professor in the departments of radiation oncology and health policy management and evaluation at the University of Toronto. He has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Royal College's Clinician Investigator Program. His clinical practice focuses on prostate cancer.

Dr. Loblaw drops in frequently to update us on his research into innovative radiotherapy treatments and on resulting patient experiences.

His objectives this time are:

  • To review historical outcomes for external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer
  • To understand the biology of high dose per day radiotherapy
  • To review current standards and future directions in prostate cancer treatment

You can forward your questions or suggestions for Dr. Loblaw to: info@pccnbrampton.ca or telephone 905-458-1812.

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 free

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