Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Who: Families, Friends and TBI Survivors

What: Free Workshop on Understanding TBI

When:  Monday June 13th, 2016 @ 3-5:30pm   Wednesday Sept 7th, 2016 @ 3-5:30pm, Monday Oct 3rd, 2016 3-5:30pm

Where: GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre 4255 Laurel St in room 189

For More Info and Registration: Email or call 604-737-6221



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VGH Bike-Apalooza - a community event for staff and visitors

Back for its third year in a row, the north lawn adjacent to the Heather Pavilion will once again host dozens of exhibitors all focused on cycling and healthy living. Although hosted on hospital grounds, this is a free community event and everyone is welcome.

This year, VGH Bike-apalooza will be held on Thursday September 8th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm along the West 10th Avenue Bikeway between Willow and Heather Streets. In addition to general awareness and celebration of cycling, Bike-apalooza aims to help summer bike commuters extend their riding into the shorter, wetter and cooler days of autumn and winter. Over 700 attendees have joined in over the past two years.

It’s FREE – come enjoy samples, giveaways & prizes from our list of exhibitors;

  • Bike Dr Bike Shop,
  • Canadian Blood Services,
  • City of Vancouver/Bike Vancouver,
  • CUSO,
  • Cycling BC,
  • Denman Bike Shop,
  • Dunbar Cycles,
  • eProdigy Bikes,
  • HUB Cycling,
  • Icebreaker Merino,
  • Kintec Footwear & Orthotics,
  • KitsFairview Community Policing w/ VPD’s Garage 529,
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/Team in Training
  • OnTheRivet,
  • Reckless Bike Shop,
  • Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club,
  • Two Wheel Gear,
  • Urban Racks,
  • Vancouver Bike Share (Mobi),
  • VGH Wellness Centre,
  • W4th Physiotherapy,

There will also be tours of the award winning VGH Cycling Centre, which has been described as one of Metro Vancouver’s best, located in the hospital’s former laundry building on West 10th Avenue near the entrance to the Emergency department. In addition to secure, inside space for 182 bikes, the centre has showers for men and women, towel service, 105 well-ventilated storage lockers for wet bike gear and a bike repair area. There are memberships for full and part time riders. They also host regular workshops on bike repair and other bike related topics.

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Community Meeting – Residential Care in Sechelt

Learn more about the new Silverstone Care Centre that will replace Shorncliffe and Totem Lodge. VCH staff and partners will be on hand to share information, listen to your thoughts and concerns, and answer questions.

Who: Residents of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast 

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 

Time: 5 p.m. -7 p.m. 

Where: Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre  5604 Trail Avenue,  Sechelt BC


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The 3rd Annual Stone Centre Patient Engagement Day

Come join the Vancouver General Hospital Stone Centre team for a night of informative presentations on kidney stone prevention, treatment, and research. At this event, you will meet and hear from an interdisciplinary care team including a urologist, renal dietician, and researcher. Learn about kidney stones, healthy diet choices, ongoing research, and recent discoveries. There will also be a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served after the talks. Guests are absolutely welcome.

Date: Tuesday September 13, 2016

Cost: Free

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location:  Vancouver General Hospital, Jim Pattison Pavilion, Paetzold Education Centre (889 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V5Z 1M9) 

RSVP: Please RSVP by September 12, 2016 by contacting the Stone Centre research team or signing up online

Contact: Call 604-875-4111 x62421 or email

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Open House: Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre

  • Are you passionate about delivering care that will have a profound and positive impact on youth struggling with acute mental health and substance use challenges?
  • Are you an allied health professional that has worked on a youth outreach team?
  • Are you a nurse with specialized youth mental health and addictions training?
  • Do you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and at-risk youth? 


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come on over to the HOpe Centre at Lion’s Gate Hospital on Wednesday September 14th to find out about the exciting opportunities we have coming up at the new Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre.


Dale Handley, Clinical Planner (Youth Mental Health and Substance use Services) and Tanis Evans, Manager (Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use) will be providing details and answering questions about working at the Carlile Centre.


Be part of this multi-disciplinary team and develop this brand new regional program, while developing your own skills and experience!


Date: Wednesday September 14th, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Telford Burke Room at the HOpe Centre

(On the first floor, across from the elevators)

1337 St. Andrew’s Avenue, North Vancouver V7L 3L4   

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If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Huynh, Recruitment Advisor at or 604.675.2500 ext. 21971



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