Localife Vancouver

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Localife Vancouver goes to (Gas)town (December 9, 2016)

This localife event was highly anticipated by us leaders; this was going to be our first foray into leading an event all by ourselves.

You can’t beat Jimy Mac’s! (February 22, 2016)

Once again, Localife Vancouver hosted a casual meet-up at Jimy Mac’s Pub on the night of February 1, 2016. We had five new members join several of our regularly awesome attendees!

Growing our west coast community (November 9, 2015)

On a very beautiful Vancouver evening, Localife gathered at the Craft Beer Market for a “get to know you” event.

Creative community building (July 17, 2015)

In the lovely suburb of Vancouver called Kerrisdale, our largest-ever Localife Group gathered to find our inner artists.

Localife Vancouver works on their bowling skills (June 1, 2015)

On the very first day of June, Localife Vancouver drew out nine people for Monday night bowling and appetizers.

Localife Vancouver gets chatty (December 18, 2014)

Localife Vancouver hosted coffee talk on a brisk but clear Tuesday night in December where 11 people gathered in a cozy room at a local coffee shop.

Cosmic bowling (September 29, 2014)

On September 13, eight enthusiastic people gathered in Coquitlam for Cosmic five-pin bowling!

Localife Vancouver holds inaugural event! (August 25, 2014)

Localife Vancouver launched with its very first event at the Tap and Barrel Olympic Village on August 12!

Exciting things happening for Localife West (March 27, 2014)

We are uber excited about announcing we have selected four incredible leaders to join the Localife family!


Localife Leaders

I was diagnosed with Stage 3B colon cancer at the age of 30 while starting to build my career as a film maker and raise my 18-month-old daughter. I went through six months of chemotherapy and several operations to come out on the other side as “in remission.” What I wasn’t expecting was the emotional trauma that came with the whole experience.  About a year after treatment, I sought out help and found YACC! After my first Retreat Yourself in BC in 2014, my life changed drastically — but definitely for the better.

I have always wanted to give back to the community that welcomed me with open arms and I am ecstatic to be brought in as one of the Vancouver Localife Leaders. I can’t wait to meet and connect with more young adults and I look forward to making many new friends!

I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in 2002 at the age of 24. After treatment, getting back to “normal” was not easy because I did not know what that was anymore. Once I was feeling like myself again — eight years later — I had a relapse. I was about to begin my undergrad for Therapeutic Recreation at the time, talk about unfortunate timing!

I found YACC soon after that, and I am grateful for it. I attended my first Retreat Yourself in 2013 along with my husband, who has been my biggest supporter. I have also been to the Survivor Conference in 2014, and returned to Retreat Yourself in 2016 as a peer supporter. I am grateful for the support of YACC. It is unfortunate to see the amount of young adults living with cancer, but the support of this community is overwhelmingly great!

It is an honour to give back to this community. It would be my absolute pleasure to provide the same support that I have received. I look forward to connect and spend time with other young adults in our local area.


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