Chapter Information

Central / North Vancouver Island

Chapter  President: Joyce Taekema 

Our next GNABC Chapter meeting will be held on Monday February 11th one week earlier than usual, as the following Monday is Family Day. 

We will feature a presentation by Pam Edgar, on behalf of the UVIC Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health, entitled, “Self-Management Programs: Tools to Help Navigate Life’s Rough Patches”.

Pam Edgar’s Bio:

In 1975, when she was 14 years old, Pam was involved in a  motorcycle accident. She sustained four compound fractures, a broken pelvis and a severed femoral artery. There were eight hours of surgery, six more within a week, 3 1/2  months in traction followed by four years of surgeries and physio before graduating from high school. Life continued: a job, marriage and a child, then divorce along with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1988.

Finding the Self-Management Programs came at a notable time in her life, in 2004. Being able to present tools to people to help them navigate an often rough passage through personal health care and the system it is, has become a silver lining to her story and given value to her experiences.

As well as a University of Victoria, Institute On Aging and Lifelong Health, Chronic Conditions/Pain Workshop Facilitator & Master Trainer, Pam is also a radio personality on Community/Campus Radio CHLY, who hosted the program 'Living for the Health Of IT' for 10 years, a current host/producer of 'Songwriter's Circle', a daughter, mother and grandmother living the best she can with what she's got.

February 11, 2019: 5-7 pm

Entrance/exit to Eden Gardens requires a code – please contact Joyce

Food will be provided for this meeting with gluten free/dairy free options.

RSVP to if planning to attend.

Drop in fee for non-members: $10.

Looking forward to “being with you”!

Kind regards,

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

Central Okanagan

Chapter President Lia Sambrielaz

Next Meeting – Monday, February 11, 2019 *NOTE: change in date due to statutory holiday*

1630-1700 Chapter Meeting

1700-1800 Educational Session: Depression in the Geriatric Population – speaker Dr. Okorie, Geriatric Psychiatry.

Location: Cottonwoods Care Center, 2255 Ethel St, Kelowna, British Columbia

Lobby Meeting Room

Members and visitors welcome

Drop in fee for non-members: $10

Upcoming Meetings: AGM April 15, 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:  

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

Upcoming Meeting:

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 Coloumbe: 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.