Localife Ottawa

The next event

Hello YACCers!

We hope that everyone is managing during self-isolation. We know that it can bring back some memories of our cancer treatment.

Localife Ottawa is planning a virtual meet up with Google Hangouts (you do not need a google email account, and we’ll send the link to all registrants).

The goal of this is to get together and get to know each other. Hopefully this will allow those who have been shy to attend an event to join us. Even if you disable your video, we would be happy to have you join our chat!

We would like to do a round of Two Truths, One Lie; then have a talent show — or non-talent show, lol!

Event details:

  • Who: Young adults in the Ottawa area diagnosed with cancer between 15-39 and currently between 18-39
  • When: Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: The comfort of your own home via Google Hangouts
  • RSVP by Friday, April 3

As this is an official Localife event; you will get a ballot and be entered in a draw to win a gift card! 

Please email [email protected] to let us know if you would join us and if you would like to participate in the talent show so we can make a schedule!

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Localife Leaders

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Hi YACCers! My name is Gabrielle Fecteau. I am a cancer thriver. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (stage 3B) in 2015 at 19-years-old. Since then, I have been to Localife events in Ottawa, Retreat Yourself 2018, Retreat Yourself as a peer supporter, and the Survivor Conference.

When I am not getting involved with YACC, I am reading, writing, and spending most of my time with those I love.

YACC has changed my life by connecting me to others who get it. I am beyond thrilled to be able to give back as one of the Localife leaders in Ottawa. Many smiles!

Hello, my name is Valerie! I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015 at the age of 30. I had three surgeries, eight rounds of chemo, and 25 sessions of radiation. When I got diagnosed, I reached out to support groups, however these groups only had elderly ladies and I felt out of place. My first YACC event was a Localife event; I am so happy I connected with YACC and got the support I was looking for! Since then, I’ve attended many more Localife events and Survivor Conference 2016.

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