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Chapter Information

Central / North Vancouver Island

Chapter  President: Joyce Taekema 

 Our next GNABC Chapter meeting will be held on Monday, May 13 (5-7 pm) in the basement classroom @ Eden Gardens.

 Just want to provide you with a couple of updates:

  1. We will not be featuring an educational speaker in April. The GNABC annual conference will be held later this week in Coquitlam, which is the educational opportunity we are supporting. Congratulations to Sharon Hughes and Pat Meyer on being the recipients of the membership draw for free registration to the conference!

  2. Our next chapter meeting will be held a week earlier, on May 13th, because of it being Victoria Day on the week we would normally hold our meeting. Will send a flyer at the end of the month.

  3. And, a reminder that it’s membership renewal time. (Membership with GNABC provides an automatic conjoint membership with CGNA.). Online renewal is easy to do at the link below.

Feel free to contact me at any time regarding thoughts/suggestions/questions you may have regarding our chapter/association. Your input is valued. Together we can do more! 😊


Joyce Taekema on behalf of the Central/North Vancouver Island Chapter GNABC.

Central Okanagan

Chapter President Lia Sambrielaz

Annual General Meeting – Monday, April 15, 2019 *NOTE: must RSVP to Nicki Gill if attending*

Time: 1630-1800 AGM

Location: Coast Capri Hotel lounge (Vintner’s Grill), 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC

Future Meeting Dates: June 17,  September 16, November 18, 2019

Chapter Executive:

  • Past President: Cathy Farrow

  • President-elect: Susan Arnott

  • Secretary: Nicki Gill

  • Education: Wendy Remesz

  • Membership: Nelly Vanderby

  • Treasurer: Michelle Earl

Fraser Valley

Chapter President Sukhdeep Sran

Meeting date:

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Surrey Memorial Hospital – 13750 96th Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2 – Critical Care Tower –  8th floor, room 008

Chapter Executive:

  • Sukhdeep Sran- President

  • Kristen Westine – Past-President

  • Karen Versario – Treasurer

  • Rajdeep Gill and Ashton Magnusson – Education Coordinators

  • Colleen Greenhalg – Membership

  • Arshdeep Mallhi – Secretary


Chapter President Tanya Beatty 

Lanette Nordick – Secretary

Martha Filek and Ann Stoughton – Education Chairs

Simon Fraser


Meeting date:  Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Meeting time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Meeting topic: Congestive Heart Failure, Presented by: Danielle Chatterton, RN, MSN, CNS   

Meeting location: New Vista Care Centre, Fireside Room, Main Lobby - 7550 Rosewood Street, Burnaby, BC.


Memberships available at the door $65.00/yr or Drop-in education session just $10.00

GNABC Membership renewal is March 2019

We look forward to having you join us. Remember, Nursing Colleagues, your GNABC Chapter is only as strong as the support it receives from member attendance, interactive learning and networking exchanges. We hope you will come and bring along a nursing friend and/or colleague to our upcoming meeting.

Chapter Executive:

  • Traci Skaalrud: President

  • Deborah Coulombe: Past -President

  • Flordeliza “Jackie” Godia: President-Elect

  • Onisia Recchia: Secretary

  • Maria Theresa “Tess” Batoon: Treasurer/Membership

  • Vacant: Education

  • Marie Blair: Member-at-Large/Registration

Prince George


Meetings are held every second month from September to June on the 4th Wednesday. Meetings are usually dinner meetings at 5:30 PM, held at a local restaurant. 


Lillian Hung  Chapter President

Hello GNABC members and friends,

I invite you to join our monthly meeting/education:

CNA Specialty Certification for RNs and LPNs

Presented by: Jenifer Tabamo, RN, MSN, CMSN(C), GNC(C),

 Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medicine Program

Date: February 13, 2019 Time: 4-5 pm

Where: T14 Multipurpose Room, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

***NOTE: Teleconference is available – Please contact Lillian Hung for details.



Lillian Hung RN PhD GNC(c)
Chapter President

**Our meeting venue will be alternated between Richmond and Vancouver due to merging of the two chapters. Location of each meeting will be announced at this website and our meeting poster.**

GNABC’s Vancouver Chapter merged with the Richmond Chapter in February 2016.  The decision to merge was finalized at our GNABC Board teleconference meeting on Dec. 7th, 2015.  The name of the merged chapter is “Richmond/Vancouver Chapter.”  The decision was made in collaboration with your Richmond Chapter President, Felicia Wong, and was supported by the GNABC Provincial Board.  There is no action that you need to take as Richmond Chapter members.


Chapter President Corinna Templeton

Upcoming meetings: 



Meeting Location: Hillside Health Centre, 1454 Hillside Ave

Meeting Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

Click here for meeting details…

Our information sessions are free to members and students (please bring student card).

Drop in rates for everyone else is $10 per session.