Events & seminars

Check here regularly as we will be posting up-to-date event and seminar information for the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area.  We will see you there!

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Upcoming events

Lion’s Gate Hospital Ostomy Education Day

October 13, 2018, 9:15 to 4pm

Seats are limited so RSVP to

Topics will include personal stories of living well with an ostomy, skin care, and parastomal hernia prevention.

Fraser Valley Ostomy Group Meeting

This group meets at the Ricky’s in Cloverdale (19219 56 Avenue, Surrey).

Meetings for 2018 (Tuesday evenings):

  • February 20
  • April 17
  • June 19
  • September 18
  • November 20

The fun starts at 6:30pm – see you there!

You can get more information by getting in touch with us at or (604) 522-4265, or by contacting the group directly at

Vancouver United Ostomy Association (UOA)

The Vancouver group meets at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver. This venue has easy access by transit – get off at Joyce-Collingwood and the meeting is less than a block south. This organization meets four times per year.

Please note that due to a scheduling issue at the venue, these meetings will now be Saturdays. Meetings will continue to be at 1:30.

Meetings for 2018 have concluded, but there’s still time to buy tickets for the Christmas Party! December 1, 2018 at the Holiday Inn, North Shore. Call 604-926-9075 to reserve your space. Tickets are $20, kids under 15 are free (and get gifts!)

More groups

Vancouver United Ostomy Association (UOA) 20-50 Group

The next two meetings will be July 26, and October 18, 2018! 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Vancouver Public Library – Oakridge Centre Branch @ 191-650 W. 41st Avenue


A casual get-together for younger folks with an ostomy!


Chilliwack Ostomy Group

This group meets the 3rd Monday of every month except January, July and August.

Join them at 44146 Luckakuck Way (Heritage Park), Chilliwack – meetings are at 1:30 in the Atchelitz Thersherman’s Association Canora Building.