Click on our Calendar above for upcoming events!
We extend an invitation to
Attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Society
Wednesday 5th June, 2013 11:00 am
Held in the Great Room at Ross Place, 2638 Ross Lane Victoria BC Canada
2. Reports & Motions
3. Our Supporters
4. Introduction to what is new....people, logo
Join us for a Casual Luncheon
It is important you RSVP 250 475 6677
April 2013 Newsletters Available
Our April 2013 editions of The Brain Wave and The Transmitter are online.
30th International Epilepsy Conference
This coming June 23rd to 27th, 2013, the 30th International Epilepsy Congress is happening in Montreal.
Check it out. We will see you there.
2013 Parkinson's World Congress
Next October the world will be arriving in Montreal to share knowledge and best practices on Parkinson's. It is hard to know when such an amazing event will take place in Canada again. We encourage our members to take advantage of this opportunity.
Peninsula Co-op Charity Golf Classic
This year, the 2013 Peninsula Co-op Charity Golf Tournament is being held on Thursday 20th June 2013 at Olympic View Golf Club. You can register NOW!
go to www.co-opgolf.com
WIN the Raffle this year! Cruise & Air Fare for 2
Get your tickets before June 20th.
The draw will be 1:30pm on June 20th 2013 at the Peninsula Co-op Charity Golf Classic. You do not have to be present to win.
Win return WestJet flights for 2 people to any scheduled WestJet destination AND enjoy a 5 day Cruise for 2 people (inside cabin) to either Baja Mexico, Bahamas, or Western Caribbean itineraries. Prize is valued at $4100.00 Restrictions, taxes, certificate fees apply. License #52904 (Players must be 19+ years to play. Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111 *www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca "Know your limit, play within it.")
Purchase tickets: 5 for $20 or a single ticket for $5
Tickets are being sold at the Peninsula Co-op Food Centre at Keating Cross Rd, Saanichton and the Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre in Victoria. 250 475 6677
Join the Purina Dog Guide Walk and support the Seizure Response Dogs program at the Lions Foundation of Canada!
On May 26, 2013 come out (with your dog) and walk along the ocean, starting at Ogden Point at 10:00 am to support this great program! Ted and Pat Mills and Ted's seizure response dog Yogi are seeking support- check out the website and consider sponsoring them.
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If you or a family member are newly diagnosed with epilepsy, you will likely have lots of questions…what to expect now, and what epilepsy means for the future… Do lifestyle choices affect epilepsy? Are there things to do to minimize seizures? What about complementary & alternative therapies?..ways to minimize medication side effects?…implications for ability to learn at school?… concerns about obtaining or keeping a job?…worries about safety?…how to identify and deal with myths and misperceptions about epilepsy?…what (and whether) to tell other people… Our professional staff can address your questions and concerns in a confidential setting, and help you find practical solutions to the challenges you may face…
If you are a parent of a child with epilepsy, we can help address social and learning issues at school. We can discuss safety concerns at school and in recreational activities. At your request, we will offer free, age-appropriate and flexible education sessions for school staff and classmates.
If you are a teen with epilepsy, we’ve got info and suggestions for things like driving, drinking, work, dating and sexuality, sports, taking medications, managing at school, and much more.
Concerned about employment issues? Worried that people will find out you have epilepsy and you will lose your job? We’ve got important information to share about your rights and responsibilities. If you think it would be helpful, we can offer a free inservice about epilepsy at your workplace.
If you are a senior newly diagnosed with epilepsy, we can help you deal with the special issues you face (did you know that approximately one in fourteen seniors has epilepsy?)
If you decide you want to connect with someone who knows what you’re going through, we can help you connect with other people living with epilepsy…We can also connect you to other useful community resources…
Click here for a full listing of the different ways our Epilepsy Program can help you. We welcome you to contact us by phone at (250) 475-6677, in person by appointment, or email our Epilepsy Information Desk.