Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Community Recreation & Wellness Programs - Vancouver Island

  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Peer Support
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

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Nanaimo Specialty Fitness

Tuesdays: 12:30 - 1:30pm
2020 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Instructor: Jody
Where: Nanaimo Aquatics Center

This is a supervised weight training program for people living with physical disabilities, including MS.
Participants will receive assistance getting onto machines and learn weight training exercises suited to their varying needs.

For more information and to register online, click this link. Page 58.

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

Duncan

MS Functional Fitness For Life

2020 details to be announced.


Greater Victoria

You can register for any program in Victoria by the following means. If you have never registered before, contact us for more detailed information as we will require a waiver.

Call us: 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301
Email us: emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

Aquatics

Mondays: 12:30 - 1:30pm
2019 Sessions: September 9- November 25 (Please note classes do not run on Stat holidays.)

Instructor: Ana
Where: Oak Bay Recreation Center; 1975 Bee Street

A special waterfit class designed for people living with MS. This class is a fun, adaptable, workout focused on stretching, strengthening, and stabilizing, all while keeping you cool.

For more information and to register online, click this link.

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca


Yoga Class- Victoria

Day of the Week – Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
2020 Sessions: To be announced

Instructor: Christina Marie

This class is customized based on what each student requests to work on that given day. Each class is unique, adaptable, and tailored to the needs of the students while maintaining breath and body awareness as a focus. (Please note: access to studio is limited by two stairs)
Visit Christina's website at www.christinamarieyoga.ca

For more information and to register online, click this link.

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

Art and Games at Silver Threads

Day of the Week- Wednesdays: 10am-2pm
Wednesdays; January 8- July 29 AND September 2- November 25th, 2020

For more information and to register online, click this link.

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

Aung Medical Qi Gong

Day of the Week: Fridays; 11:00am-12:00pm
2019 Sessions: Ongoing
(12 week sessions. No drop in please as each session begins to build skill from the first date onward.)

Instructor: Susanne
Location: Cook St Village Activity Center (380 Cook Street)

Learn the fundamentals of Aung Medical Qi Gong. Become aware of the circulation of Qi (vital energy) throughout your whole being- body, mind, and spirit. This introductory class focuses on breathing patterns. We'll also practice some gentle movement exercises.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-268-7582 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

Sidney Gentle Seated Exercise

Day of the Week: Thursdays, 10-11am

Instructor: Nancy
Location: Sidney Army and Navy Club (9841 Fourth St)

A gentle, chair-based relaxation class that includes simple stretches, breathing exercises and basic yoga principles.

For more information and to register online, click this link..

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

MS Warriors Dragonboat Team

The dragonboat season runs each year from March through September.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

MS Intermediates

A specialized small group training designed for people living with MS who are more independent in their physical activity. This small group training will provide a tailored fitness session focusing on improving and/or maintaining your strength, endurance and core strength, all while meeting fellow Y members sharing in your experiences.

Program Sessions: Mondays @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Fridays @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eagle Creek YMCA-YWCA)

For more information and to register for these programs, contact the Healthy Living Coordinator at: healthyliving@vancouverislandy.ca OR #250-386-7511, ext 316.

MS Art and Games at Silver Threads

Day of the Week- Wednesdays: 10am-2pm
Wednesdays; January 8- July 29 AND September 2- November 25th, 2020

For more information and to register online, click this link.

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

First Friday Lunch- Victoria

Day of the Week- Fridays; Times may vary 
Where? Cook Street Village Activity Center; 380 Cook St.

  • February 7, 2020 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. PST we will join Cook Street Village Center on their Chinese Lunar New Year Lunch Special. tickets will be courtesy of the MS Society
  • March 6, 2020 at 12:00p.m. PST
  • April 3, 2020 at 12:00p.m. PST This Friday Lunch will be host at the Victoria office at 306-3301 Douglas St.
  • May 1, 2020 at 12:00p.m. PST
  • June 5, 2020 at 12:00p.m. PST

For more information and to register online, click this link.

If you have any trouble registering online, call 1-800-268-7582 ext 7301 or email emil.medrano@mssociety.ca

*We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

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