Localife Edmonton


Pam and Matt are busily planning the next Localife Edmonton event.

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



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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Courtney's PhotoHello! My name is Courtney Kerrigan and I am a Registered Nurse. I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer when I was 20 and in my first year of university.  I have now been cancer-free for five years, and I’m excited to give back. Attending Survivor Conferences and Retreat Yourself Adventure opened my eyes to the support I never realized I needed. I am at a point where I am ready to give back to the community that is so supportive of all young adult cancer survivors.



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!