Localife Edmonton

THE NEXT EVENT

Localife Edmonton is heading to The Rec Room West Edmonton Mall on July 10 from 6-9 p.m.!

If you are a young adult who was diagnosed with cancer between 15-39 and is currently over 18, come by and meet other young adults who truly understand what it’s like to live with, through, and beyond cancer in your late teens, 20s, and 30s!

Make sure to email localifeedmonton@youngadultcancer.ca to stay in the loop!

 

NEWS

Localife Edmonton catches up at the bowling alley (May 10, 2018)

Everyone had a blast at Schank’s!

Nothing’s taboo at Localife Edmonton! (December 7, 2017)

Localife Edmonton spent a causal Friday evening in November just hanging out, eating pizza, and talking about life in general.

A stroll, a snack, and a chat (November 14, 2017)

On October 21, 2017, Localife Edmonton members met at Laurier Park in the river valley to enjoy a beautiful, sunny stroll through the river valley trails.

Localife Edmonton plays its cards right (July 4, 2017)

See what Localife Edmonton got up to during its latest night out!

Not your grandma’s bingo! (April 3, 2017)

It wasn’t your grandma’s Bingo — it was music-based! A song was played, and if it was on your card under one of the Bingo letters, you marked the spot with a dabber!

Lost together (October 31, 2016)

Localife Edmonton ventured out to the Edmonton Corn Maze on October 6.

Escaping the everyday (May 16, 2016)

On May 7, Localife Edmonton made a solid attempt to escape (from escape rooms that is).

Localife Edmonton resurrects annual event (November 4, 2015)

On October 26, 2015, Localife Edmonton reunited for our now annual event of pumpkin carving!

Localife Edmonton gets “board” (May 7, 2015)

Amidst great snacks and hundreds of amazing board game options, we chose to play the most nostalgic games — Sorry! and Candyland.

‘Twas three nights before Christmas (January 7, 2015)

The Localife Edmonton leaders got a little creative with their latest recap, and you can’t miss it.

Pumpkin artisans (Novmber 3, 2014)

People say you learn a lot about yourself when you go through cancer, and for the most part, I would agree with that statement. However, I think you learn a lot more about yourself when you go through cancer with a knife in your hand. To test my theory, for Courtney’s first official event as the Edmonton Localife co-leader, we decided to get everyone together in late October for a good old-fashioned Jack O-Lantern carving party.

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LOCALIFE LEADERS

My name is Mandy Lamothe. I’m 34 and have been a medical secretary for the last five-and-a-half years.

In 2013, I found a lump on my right side of my neck shortly after my mom started chemo for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (rare as hers was in her brain). By March 2014, I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. By April 2017, I was diagnosed with lung mets.

In my spare time, I can be found hiking the River Valley with my doggies, doing yoga, hanging out with my hubby, or out watching the latest movie.

 

 

Hello! My name is Pamela Springston. I am a teacher who loves to read, play volleyball, cuddle my dog, travel, spend time with friends and family, and volunteer. I am also a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor.

In the spring of  2103, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 29. After completing my chemotherapy and taking some time to recover, I took a year off of work to travel and volunteer around the world.  In May 2015, I came back to Edmonton refreshed and ready to go back to work as a junior high school teacher.

Now, I am happy to be accepting one of the Localife leader positions so I can be a resource and mentor to other young adults affected by cancer. I hope to plan events that will encourage us to be a supportive community and reduce the sense of isolation brought on by cancer. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas about how we can improve our program!

 

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at localifeedmonton@youngadultcancer.ca!