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:
Email: or call the Manitoba Chapter office at (204) 772-3498.


Upcoming Chapter events

2nd Annual Bones ‘n’ Beer
With a sold out event last year, the Bones ‘n’ Beer event is back. This year’s evening will be even bigger and better! Same great ribs, same great drumsticks, premium beers! Join us at Investors Group Stadium! Tickets are just $80 each ~ or ~ buy a table of 10 for your favourite people for $700.

  • Thursday, October 15th at The Pinnacle Room at Investors Group Field

Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email




Fall Public Forum: “Gals Get It…Guys Get It Too!”
Many people don’t know that men get osteoporosis; one in five men will experience a broken bone as a result of osteoporosis during his lifetime. The horrifying reality is more than 95% of men who fracture for the first time aren’t offered screening or treatment for their underlying osteoporosis, i.e., nothing is done to prevent the next fracture! Approximately 250 men in Manitoba break a hip every year. 37% of those men who suffer a hip fracture will die within the year following the broken hip, so awareness is very important.

  • Wednesday, October 28th , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Sturgeon Creek II Retirement Residence in Winnipeg
  • Keynote speaker Dr. Cory Baillie, MD, will discuss “Men and Osteoporosis”
  • Exercise presentation: “Keeping You Moving” will be presented by Rebecca Atkinson, Physiotherapist

This is a free event but registration is required. Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email



5th Annual Bridge Tournament
Monday, November 16th at Norberry-Glenlee Community Club, 26 Molgat Avenue in Winnipeg
Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email for more information.


Spinal Column Newsletter


Spinal Column 2015-07 – Issue 014

10th Annual Cheese and Wine Event Report

Brandon Branch News

Spring Forum Report

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors


Spinal Column – 2015-02 – Issue 13

2014 in Retrospect

New Chapter Executive Committee Members

5th Annual Bridge Tournament Report


Spinal Column – 2014-11 – Issue 12

New Exercise Recommendations Launched

Bones ‘n’ Beer Event Report

Spring Forum Report

Hilda Tottle Award


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 – 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 Manitoba Chapter. 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. Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email


‘Break Through’

This is a seven-session peer support group program. Participants receive interactive information about bone health and will have the opportunity to actively engage in discussions and share experiences. A new topic will be addressed each session.

Fall 2015 session schedule and location:

Weekly on Wednesdays starting September 9th through October 21, 2015 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at The Waverley/Rosewood Seniors’ Community by revera

Pre-registration is required – contact the Chapter office by phone at (204) 772-3498 or email


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.

Join our Volunteer Development Committee to help us make a difference, or join one of our Special Event Committees and help plan and implement our fundraisers!

Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email for details about the positions listed here.

Upcoming Events