Our office has a variety of resources available, including videos and books, literature about MS, in addition to newsletters and publications regarding a variety of MS and disability-related organizations. Our professional staff can provide information, referrals, education, one-to-one support and advocacy, and answer questions and help you find the information you're looking for.
Information & Educational Seminars
If you have an idea about an educational seminar please feel free to contact Sherry Wezner at (250) 762-5850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Summer Camp
MS Summer Camp
The MS Summer Camp is for children and youth age 8-15 and will include choices that suit every camper’s interests – from sports, nature study, performing arts to more traditional recreational activities like canoeing and swimming. The campers will go on an overnight canoe trip to near-by Provincial Park on the Big Rideau Lake.
The MS Leadership program is suited for campers age 16-21. This program will focus on leadership development, learning self-sufficiency and self-confidence while still enjoying traditional camp activities. Campers will participate in an overnight canoe trip where they will develop skills in leading a group, grow in character and learn much more about the value in community and helping others.
Toll-free: 1-866-922-6065 ext. 3135
Exercise programs are free to participants, geared toward those affected by MS of all ages, mobility, ability and fitness levels, venues are fully accessible. These programs will run through to late spring.
In Vernon: Yoga by Ann Foss
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
People Place, 3402 27 Avenue
In Kelowna: Qigong by Harold Naka
Wednesdays at 11:15 am
1540 KLO Road, Phase 1, Activity Room
In Westbank: Qigong Harold Naka
Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Westbank United Church, 3672 Brown Road
We provide exercise subsidies for those who wish to take part in various exercise programs in the community, such as fitness and aquatic programs. Please contact Sherry Wezner for more information at 250-762-5850 or e-mail email@example.com.
Walking and Rolling Group
The Walking Group will be starting for the summer, on Monday, May 13th, 11 a.m. at the Dolphins. The group will be meeting every Monday, except on statutory holidays. Come on down and join us for a nice walk along the water!
Our coffee groups provide a great opportunity to get together to share ideas and provide encouragment!
Every other Wednesday at 2 pm at the Bliss Bakery at 109-1289 Ellis Street, as of January 9, 2013. Next one is on May 15, 2013.
Every other Thursday at 10:00 am at the Cherry Pit in West Kelowna starting January 3, 2013. Next one will be on May 23
Self Help Group
The next self-help group meeting will be held on May 16, 2013, from 11:00-12:30 upstairs in Room 202 at Trinity Baptist Church. Hope you can attend! For more information, call Sherry Wezner at 250-762-5850.
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The MS Review is provided in quartly editions, coming out in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. If you would like to be on the newsletter committee or would like to request to receive it by mail or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also access it here.
Sign up to receive this e-mail-based news brief that keeps you up-to-date on the latest information that the Okanagan Chapter has to offer: notice of events, new research and much more at your fingertips. To have your name put on the MS e-News! mailing list, e-mail email@example.com or call (250) 762-5850.
Equipment Provision Program
The Equipment Provision Program (EPP) is a province-wide program. It's run by the BC Division & Okanagan Chapter of the MS Society of Canada. The program helps those who are living with MS and in financial need to acquire equipment required to maximize their quality of life.
Equipment Provisions include:
· Mobility Aids: (eg. manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, canes, walkers, scooters)
· Personal Care: (eg. patient lifts, bathroom safety items)
EPP can assist by providing equipment or financial assistance to acquire a new piece of equipment or pay for repairs on current equipment (based on financial need). For more details go to http://www.mssociety.ca/bc/epp.htm. To speak with someone directly about your changing needs, please contact the Chapter office.
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Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program
VLAP was launched by the MS Society of Canada, BC Division because people with MS often need legal/advocacy support to meet their needs. This program utilizes volunteers who have legal expertise and/or advocacy experience to support clients. To learn more about this program and to access information booklets and guides visit the BC&Y Division VLAP website. Concerns regarding CPP Disability applications, family law issues and wills are just a few of the issues that can be addressed through the VLAP program.
If you are interested in using VLAP program services please contact the MS Society at 800-268-7582 and ask to speak to Chapter Coordinator. The Coordinator will complete an intake form and then the VLAP Coordinator at the BC Division office will review the form and contact you.
To date, VLAP has assisted more than 800 British Columbians living with multiple sclerosis through lawyer referral and advocacy. We are grateful to The Law Foundation and the Notary Foundation who made our vision possible - as well as the many lawyers, advocates who volunteer their time to make this program possible - you really are making a difference in the lives of persons living with multiple sclerosis.
Information for Service Providers
Information about services offered by the MS Society of Canada, and up-to-date news about MS and its management. Contact Sandy to arrange an informational session or to request publications for your office.
Fundraising events take place throughout the year.
For more information call 250-762-5850. We can help!
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