Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

Paddle for Health 2018

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Paddle for Health is a paddling fundraiser where proceeds go to our very own Island Kids Cancer Association!

No previous paddling experience is required. A team of experienced guides and safety crews will take care of you every step of the way. Launching from Willows Beach you are in for a beautiful morning of relaxed paddling past Cattle Point into Cadboro Bay to Gyro Beach where we’ll stop for a leg stretch and snack break before paddling back to Willows Beach to a waiting BBQ lunch with great company for a great cause! You can participate with a voluntary $50 donation upon sign up with additional pledge collection expected. 

Kayaks and canoes available to borrow are limited and can be requested at registration.

Pediatric Oncology Families can participate at no cost.  Please contact Susan Kerr at islandkidscancer@gmail.com if you want to take part in this fun event!

We look forward to sharing with you a day filled with smiles, prizes, Paddle for Health T-shirt, BBQ lunch and inspiration!

Paddlers Arrive 8:30 AM    

Launch 9:30 AM    

BBQ 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Check out the Paddle for Health fundraising site at https://www.paddleforhealth.ca/our-event/

 

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

The Inside Ride - Victoria 2018

The Inside Ride Is Coming Once Again!  Mark your Calendars - November 4th!

National Partners, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Association and their Inside Ride is coming to town in support of Island Kids Cancer Association.  Money raised will benefit our CARE 4 Kids Program, providing outreach and support to kids with cancer and their families from across Vancouver Island.  This is a local event and funds will remain on Vancouver Island!

Here are the details:

Date:  November 4th, 2018

Venue:  Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence

Address:  4371 Interurban  Road, Victoria

Time:  10:00 am Team Captain arrival

           11:00 am   Ride!

           12:30 pm  Wrap Up

This is a party with a purpose and a ton of fun!  A team fundraising event where 6 riders cycle for 10 minutes each for a great cause.  Awards are given to the team with the highest mileage, spirit award, best costumes and highest fundraisers.  So get your team together early and register soon!

Get more info at https://insideride-british-columbia-academic.greatfeats.com/event/IKCAVictoria

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Jul
7
5:30 PM17:30

Oncology Family Potluck

Elk Lake at Hamsterly Beach (off of Hamsterly Road. Here's a link to Google Maps: https://www.google.ca/maps/search/elk+lake/@48.5355777,-123.3926526,17.51z)

Bring whatever works for your family - do not let food prep or lawn chairs become a hurdle limiting your enjoyment of this opportunity to spend time together. Pizza or other take-out is totally valid. The idea is to get together, build community, and the let the children play. Michelle and I will be there no matter what, so come if you can. We are looking forward to seeing you and meeting new families.

I will bring my portable gas BBQ with plenty of gas. You are welcome to use it! Michelle will bring condiments so you don't have to lug those along.

Please feel free to bring your own portable BBQs and as many of the following items as you want to:

  • Something for the BBQ (burgers, hotdogs, mushrooms, zucchini, whatever)
  • Salads or other sides
  • Plates, forks, cups, napkins
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Chairs
  • Beach toys 
  • Note: if you don't have some of these items, don't worry. Others will have some to share and we're a generous bunch.

Regards,

Julia C. Taylor

250-508-2231

(and Michelle Purvis-Fuentes)

 

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

WildPlay with Power to Be

Power to Be (a nonprofit organization that empowers people to explore their abilities through inclusive nature adventures) is leading our June IKCA event at the Victoria WildPlay Element Park. Come and challenge yourselves by swinging through the trees on suspended obstacle courses and zip lines! 

Family program outing 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

ESCape (a group for teens 13 years and older and young adults on treatment or post-treatment) 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Please RSVP to Susan Kerr at islandkidscancer@gmail.com before June 7th

 

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Jun
10
9:30 AM09:30

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

PISE has offered the use of their gym once per month for Island Kids Cancer Kids and Families.

This is a fun, active session for the whole family. Games and activities will be played that are adaptable to any age and skill level, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment. There will also be some free time for you and your family to play a sport or activity of your choosing, such as basketball or building with big foam blocks.  Learn some activities to try at home and explore different movements !

Sunday June 10th  9:30 - 10:45 am Gym time (Please RSVP by June 7th)

We will have access to a room for coffee and tea for those who want to chat. There are also many amazing trails near by !

Please RSVP to Susan Kerr at islandkidscancer@gmail.com.

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Jun
10
9:30 AM09:30

Parent Chat Sessions

Island Kids Cancer Association is pleased to help facilitate drop-in chat sessions for parents/caregivers of children on active treatment or in long-term follow-up.  Topics of discussion will vary and be based on input from you!  

Please note that the Tuesday June 5th parent chat session (previously scheduled at Jeneece Place) has been CANCELLED andit has been added into the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) Gym time scheduled for June 10th. There is a board room with snacks/tea/coffee for the parents, as well as hiking trails around the facility.

Please see June 10 PISE event listing, and contact Susan Kerr at islandkidscancer@gmail.com with any questions.

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

Goldstream Oncology Family Camping / Potluck

Hi Oncology families,
Michelle and I reserved a double spot at Goldstream for the weekend of June 1-3.  We are inviting all of you who would like to camp on the same weekend. If you would like to join us in our spot we have room for a few more. Otherwise, reserve a spot near ours (#74).

Alternatively, if you want to come out for a few hours to chat, play, and eat, you are welcome to do that as well. If this is your option, please bring a chair and some food.

June 1 - June 3, 2018
Goldstream Campground spot #74
- or make your own reservation
Please RSVP
(FYI the group campsites are already all booked up for every single weekend until September 21!)
Regards,
Julia C. Taylor
250-508-2231 (texts ok)
(and Michelle Purvis-Fuentes)

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May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

PISE has offered the use of their gym once per month for Island Kids Cancer Kids and Families.

This is a fun, active session for the whole family. Games and activities will be played that are adaptable to any age and skill level, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment. There will also be some free time for you and your family to play a sport or activity of your choosing, such as basketball or building with big foam blocks.  Learn some activities to try at home and explore different movements !

Saturday May 5th 11-3:00 pm  Family Sport and Recreation Festival

This is a drop in - free event for all families to meet everyone at PISE and to try lots of different recreation activities.

Please RSVP to Susan Kerr at islandkidscancer@gmail.com.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Chat Sessions

Island Kids Cancer Association is pleased to help facilitate drop-in chat sessions for parents/caregivers of children on active treatment or in long-term follow-up.  Time has been booked at Jeneece Place so that parents/caregivers can drop in from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Topics of discussion will vary and be based on input from you!  

Here are the upcoming dates for Parent Chat Sessions:  Thursday February 15th, Thursday March 1st, Tuesday April 3rd, Thursday May 3rd, Tuesday June 5th.

Please click here for more information.

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Jan
13
to Jun 16

PISE Physical Literacy Program

Just a reminder that the PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) Physical Literacy Program will be starting up again!  Click here to learn more about Physical Literacy. This year will be a bit different from the previous years in that it will be open to other kids and families with health challenges. There are programs currently for kids ages 18 months-10 years.  If you have a child who wants to participate, but is over 10 years of age, please contact Susan Kerr.

We understand that it is hard to commit to every class, so please feel free to sign up and inform Susan on your ability to participate class by class.  Parents can work out in the facility and will have a strength and conditioning coach available to them. There is no cost to you or your family as this is sponsored by Island Kids Cancer Association.  Siblings are strongly encouraged!

Here are the details so far - with the exception of kids over 10 years of age:

Start Date: Saturday, January 13th

January 13 - March 3 (no class Feb 10th)

April 7 - June 16  ( no class May 19th)

Times:  ages 18 months - 3 years     10 am - 10:45 am

ages 3-5 years (2 options)     9 am - 10 am or  11 am - 11:45 am

ages 6-10 years     10 am - 11 am

Venue:  PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) - 4371 Interurban Road, Victoria

If you would like more information, or would like to sign up for this program, please contact Susan Kerr (susekerr@gmail.com or 250-888-5862).  Questions are encouraged and welcomed!

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