NEXT US TOO MEETING - TUESDAY
MAY 14, 2002
CAMPUS AUDITORIUM, WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH CENTRE, 7:00 -
BRAMPTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 20 LYNCH STREET, BRAMPTON,
SPEAKER - ARLENE DALTON
Arlene's topic is "Yoga, Meditation and Health". Arlene
is a Yasodahara Ashram Certified yoga instructor with a background in Social
Services and Early Childhood Development. During 10 years as a Program
Facilitator/Life Skills Instructor, she has developed and delivered a number
of classes related to disability management, specifically to individuals with
chronic pain disorders. Currently, she teaches Hatha yoga to Seniors, Adults,
Teens and Kids.
Arlene will attempt to clear up some common misconceptions about what yoga
really is. She will explain how Hatha yoga asanas (postures) combined with
meditation or mindfulness can help us to cope successfully with difficult
Arlene will teach us some basic asanas, so she suggests that we wear
comfortable clothes. Since we will not have any mats, we will not do any
"floor work". Instead, we will do a few very basic standing postures, followed
by a brief "mindwatch" and ending with a short relaxing meditation. This
promises to be an interesting session!
In this two-part meeting, some 70 members and guests
first heard Daniela Brancatella and Kristen Walmsley from the Canadian Cancer
Society describe the 2002 Relay for Life, to be held on June 21.
Then Dr. Richard Casey, a Urologist from Burlington, discussed "New
Non-Hormonal Treatment of Localized and Metastasized Prostate Cancer." This
topic is of vital concern to many of our members and was very well received.
The June meeting will be our usual social wind-up to the
season and a "Computer Night" highlighting our web site and showing you some
of the many other resources available on the Internet. If you have been
considering purchasing a computer, take this opportunity to talk with our
resident computer "geeks", Mukul Luthra and Jim Dorsey.
The May New Member meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, May 28 in the auditorium The following people joined our group
in April: Emanuel Albergaria, Edmund & Erna Schulz.
Gerry Brunjes and others are again actively working to
incorporate US TOO as a charity in the Province of Ontario. This has been
delayed by the Ontario Public Servants' strike that has just ended. Once
incorporated, we will register as a Charitable Institution under the Federal
Income Tax Act. Once both processes have been completed, we can more easily
fund our proposed information centre, as donors can write off their
contributions on their Income Tax returns.
A Prostate Cancer Awareness booth was once again set up at the Wal Mart at
Highway 10 and Bovaird on Saturday, May 4. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Ian
Smith and his usual cohorts dispensed information to many people passing by.
Thanks to Ian, Bill Dolighan, Bob Nelson, Murray Laidlaw, Morris Rambout, Fred
Norris and Byron Wynter, several recent and potential PC victims and their
families were made aware of US TOO for the first time. Great job, gentlemen.
If we can spare just one person from some portion of the PC ordeal, our
efforts are well worth while. And if we could round up more volunteers, we
could spread the word even faster and farther.
RELAY FOR LIFE
A reminder that US TOO - Brampton will be entering a team in this year's Relay
For Life, operated by the Canadian Cancer Society. Team Captain Jim Dorsey is
actively seeking 10 to 12 team members to participate in this overnight
non-competitive relay.. You can call Jim at (905) 453-3038 or Ian Smith at
(905) 454-3880. This year's Relay will be held at the Caledon Fairgrounds
starting on Friday, June 21st and finishing Saturday morning.
If you don't fancy a night out with the boys, you are welcome to sign up for
just the "Survivors' Victory Lap" on the Friday evening. Many of our members
have done the Victory Lap over the last few years and have always enjoyed the
Victory Lap and other activities immensely. So much so that last year's group
didn't get home until quite late!
2002 GOLF TOURNAMENT
Our 2002 Golf Tournament will be held on June 24 at the Acton Golf Club. If
you'd like to join our golf committee and help make this an outstanding event,
contact Morris Rambout at (905) 793-8843 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Morris will
have application forms at the May 14 meeting; cost per golfer is $60.00.
DON GRANT IS BACK!
Don is back from his two-month stay at The Villages in central Florida and
reports that he'd rather still be back there. They apparently forced him to
play golf 38 times while he was there. And he liked it. For more information,