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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

Kelowna

Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 4P9

Call 250-469-8800 or email visit online at rec.kelowna.ca

$50.40

Sep 14 to Dec 17, 2020

Mondays and Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm

No class Oct 12

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

Oct 6 to Dec 17, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm

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

October 13 to December 17, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:45  -2:45 pm

 


Contact Us

To discuss becoming a host site for SIRvivor, please contact Emmie Li at physicalactivity@bcrpa.bc.ca for more information.