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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

Ladysmith

Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Ave, Ladysmith, BC


Call 250-245-6424 or visit online at www.reccowichan.ca  

$50 for first time registrations

April 7 to June 25, 2020  Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:00pm-5:00pm

New Westminster

Century House, 620 8th St, New Westminster, BC  V3M 3S6

Call front desk 604-519-1066 or visit online at newwestcity.ca/activeliving

$50 for first time registrations

April 8 to June 27, 2020 Wednesdays and Saturdays  11:15am-12:15pm

Penticton

Penticton Community Centre
325 Power St, Penticton, BC V2A 7K9

Call 250-490-2426 or visit online at www.penticton.ca/recreation

$50 for first time registrations

April 7 to June 25, 2020 Tuesdays 3-4pm Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm

 

Prince George

Hart Pioneer Centre 6986 Hart Highway,
Prince George, BC  V2K 3A8

Call 250-962-6712

$50 for first time registrations

TBC

Vancouver

Killarney Community Centre 6260 Killarney St, Vancouver, BC V5S 2X7

Call 604-718-8211 or visit online at 
https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Home

$50 for first time registrations

April 7 to June 25, 2020  Tuesdays & Thursdays 
3:00pm-4:00pm

West Kelowna 

Multi-Sport Centre
2139 McDougall Road, West Kelowna, BC  V1Z 4A4

Call 778-797-8800 or email recreation@westkelownacity.ca

$50 for first time registrations

April 7 to June 25, 2020  Tuesdays & Thursdays 
10:30-11:30am

West Vancouver

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

Call 604-925-7270 or visit online at activewestvanrec.ca

$50 for first time registrations

March 31 to June 18, 2020  Tuesdays & Thursdays  
8:30am-9:30am

 

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