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SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program


SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program is part of a provincial initiative to create sustainable and accessible community exercise programs for men with prostate cancer, supported by the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program, a comprehensive cancer survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, located at Vancouver General Hospital. In September 2019, BCRPA launched SIRvivor BC the in two BC communities, West Vancouver and West Kelowna.

Each year in British Columbia, approximately 2,800 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is estimated that only 12% of these men currently meet the recommended physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity and two days of resistance training per week. The available exercise options are often designed for the general population, delivered on a one-to-one basis at a high cost, and/or predominantly offered in metropolitan cities.

SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program is an evidence informed group-based exercise program for prostate cancer survivors. This program is delivered twice a week for 12 weeks for men with low-to-moderate risk prostate cancer. The program was successfully piloted in BC, Calgary and Halifax and results showed men improve their body composition, flexibility, dynamic balance and muscular endurance.


Programs currently offered:

Location

Registration

Cost

Dates and Times

Westbank Lions Community Centre
2466 Main Street
West Kelowna, BC  V4T 1Z1

Contact 778-797-8800 or
recreation@westkelownacity.ca

$120

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Sept 10 - Nov 28
3pm-4pm

West Vancouver Community Centre
2121 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 4Y2

To register, contact 604-925-7270 or visit online at activewestvanrec.ca

$168.00

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Sept 24th - Dec 12th
8:30am - 9:30am

 

For further information please contact Noelle Virtue, Project Manager at nvirtue@bcrpa.bc.ca.