For information about osteoporosis, to find a support group near you or to create a group in your community, please contact:
Chair: Cherylle Unryn
123 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 2Z1
Phone: (204) 772-3498
Fax: (204) 772-4200
Brandon and surrounding area:
Phone Joan McTavish at (204) 727-8951 or email Leanne Treloar at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada wishes to express our gratitude to all those who helped to make our first annual Bones ‘n’ Beer event such a great success, with a special thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Integrationworx for your generous support.
Upcoming Chapter events
Public Forum: Men and Osteoporosis…So you think it can’t happen to you? Know your risks
To help raise awareness that men get osteoporosis too, Dr. Cory Baillie, MD, Rheumatologist, will address this very important topic.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: Eastern Star Chalet, 525 Cathcart Street, corner of Cathcart and Grant (Charleswood) in Winnipeg
The event is free to attend, but please contact the Chapter office at 204-772-3498 or email@example.com to pre-register as space is limited.
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‘Reducing the risk of and managing Osteoporosis’
Do you want to learn more about reducing your risk of osteoporosis and practical tips on how to manage osteoporosis? Consider having a trained volunteer spokesperson from the organization meet with you and your group of colleagues for a personalized session. An excellent selection of pamphlets about calcium, exercise, drug therapies and many other topics will be made available to you at each session.
To arrange a date and location that is convenient for both you and the speaker contact the Winnipeg Chapter or either of the branches. There is no charge for these services however a donation to the Chapter is appreciated.
‘Supporting the Newly Diagnosed’
This program is designed for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Once a month, we offer the opportunity to attend a presentation containing accurate and pertinent information and an introduction to the variety of resources available through our Chapter. Participants can share their stories and have their questions answered.
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, contact the Chapter office for further information. There is no fee to attend but registration is required as space is limited.
‘Osteoporosis – Navigating a new sense of self’
This is a seven-session peer support group program. Sessions are free but registration is required. Participants will receive interactive information about bone health and have the opportunity to actively engage in discussions and share experiences. A new topic will be addressed each session. There is no fee to attend but registration is required.
Spring 2015 session:
To be announced
Available positions / Volunteer postings
Our aim is to help people avoid or reduce the pain and suffering of broken bones. We can’t do it without volunteers though! Please contact the Chapter office if you can help us help people to keep their bones strong and healthy by volunteering in one (or more!) of the following capacities:
Educators: join us in fulfilling our mission to provide life-changing education to the public and work toward a future Canada without osteoporotic fractures. We provide extensive training with ongoing continuing education and support, and we have a terrific social community of volunteers and staff collaborating and networking toward a common goal.
Special event committee members for our upcoming 10th annual Cheese and Wine event: In honour of this momentous occasion, we are billing it as a “Purple Tie Affair”. The organizing committee meets about once a month from now through January and twice a month until event day, March 12th. There are lots of different areas that need more hands, so contact us if you, or someone you know, wants to work with some great people, have fun, gain valuable experience and contribute to a very worthwhile cause. The Chapter must cover all of its operating expenses through fundraising events such as this, so help us make it an event to remember!
Please call the Chapter office at 204-772-3498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org