Manitoba Chapter

Contact information

For information about osteoporosis, to find a support group near you or to create a group in your community, please contact:

Manitoba Chapter
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


Upcoming Chapter events

Bones ‘n’ Beer Fundraiser

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Danny’s BBQ and Smokehouse Restaurant

Tickets: $75
Call the Chapter office at 204.772.3498, email or click here to purchase on-line.

This casual guys’ evening includes:

  • Appetizing wings and a mouth-watering rib dinner
  • 4 craft beers
  • Comedy routine by emcee Big Daddy Tazz
  • Sports talk from retired Winnipeg Blue Bomber defensive tackle and well-known media personality, Doug Brown
  • Upscale silent auction

 Gals are welcome too!


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)

The event is free to attend, but please contact the Chapter office to pre-register as space is limited.


Spinal Column Newsletter

Spinal Column – 2014-06 – Issue 011


Spinal Column – 2014-06 – Issue 11

Fracture Risk and Diagnosis for Men

Men and Osteoporosis

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors

Treatment for Men with Osteoporosis



Spinal Column - Issue 010

Spinal Column – Issue 010


Spinal Column – 2014-03 – Issue 10

Being mindful of fashion

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Awards

Falls Protection Products



Spinal Column - Issue 9  

Spinal Column – 2013-09 – Issue 09

‘Breaking News on Broken Bones’ Awareness Campaign

Upcoming Events

Pharmacy Q&A

MLCC Coin Boxes – Update




Spinal Column – 2013-05 – Issue 08

Pharmacy Q&A

Fight Fractures with Flapjacks

Cheese and Wine Event

Spring into Gardening Safely (feature article)


Brandon News



Spinal Column - 2013-02 - Issue 007  

Spinal Column – 2013-02 – Issue 07

Spine Sparing Techniques

5th Annual Tea with a Twist

Upcoming Public Forums

Calcium and Drug Interactions

Feature OCM Supporter – The Winnipeg Foundation

Coin Boxes at MLCC

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 6  

Spinal Column – 2012-09 – Issue 06

Featured OCM Supporter – Manitoba Community Services Council

OCM Brandon Branch

Fracture Risk Assessment Tools – CAROC and FRAX

Volunteer Opportunities

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 5  

Spinal Column – 2012-07 – Issue 05

Successful Spring Forum – “Building Strong Bones”

Fond Farewell – Marg MacDonell

Warm Welcome – Cherylle Unryn

Featured OCM Supporter – The Winehouse

MLA Breakfast

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 4  

Spinal Column – 2012-01 – Issue 04

FOCUS on Advocacy Inaugural ForumFractures = Osteoporosis Care for Us

Nordic Walking and Osteoporosis

Featured OCM Supporter – Seine River

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 3  

Spinal Column – 2011-11 – Issue 03

No Bones About it – OC Annual General Meeting was a huge success!

VIP reception

Manitoba Delegate New National Board Chair – Cheryl Baldwin

Community Partner Award – Canada Safeway Pharmacy

Well-deserved Award – Award for Overall Excellence

SupplementMake Your First Break Your Last – Insist on Assessment

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 2  

Spinal Column – 2011-08 – Issue 02

Kudos to Award Winners – Lieutenant Governor’s Award (Marg MacDonnell) & Honourary Life Membership Award (Marian Kremers)

Social Media Debut – OCM’s Very Own Facebook Page and Twitter Stream!

Navigating a New Sense of Self - A 7-session peer support group

Newly Diagnosed Program – Offering You an Overview of Osteoporosis and Teaches You How To Live Well With The Disease

How Does Research Improve Osteoporosis Care?

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 1  

Spinal Column – 2011-03 – Issue 01

Osteoporosis Patient Bill of Rights

New Clinical Practice Guidelines: Get Up To Speed

Manitoba Chapter to Host National 2011 AGM

Wrist Fractures

Safe Driving With Osteoporosis

The Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) – A national network of people living with osteoporosis


Speaker services

‘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.


Support groups

‘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 month in two Winnipeg locations. There is no fee to attend but registration is required.

Fall 2014 session:

Weekly on Tuesdays starting September 16 through October 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main Street, West Kildonan, R2V 1Y3

Please contact the Chapter office register.  Call 204-772-3498 or email


Available positions / Volunteer postings

Multicultural Seniors Speakers’ Bureau: There are many seniors in our province who are not fluent in English. The Manitoba Chapter has received a grant from New Horizons to help reach out to those people in their own language. We are looking for volunteers aged 55+ who can speak English and an additional language to join the Multicultural Seniors Speakers’ Bureau. Some educational material is already available in a variety of languages. If you or someone you know can help, please contact the office.

Education Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to join the Speakers’ Bureau to make presentations on Osteoporosis and/or host displays at Health and Wellness Fairs.