The New Normal:
COVID-19 has made physical meetings impossible for us so we will adapt to hold Zoom Teleconferences on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 6:30pm. If you require assistance using Zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you going!
Next Zoom Meeting: Dec 16/20: 6:30pm
Come and join us for our first Christmas Zoom Special. We don't know exactly what we are doing yet, but Santa's elves are working on it! :)
This Lyme Support Group reformed as the Greater Vancouver Lyme Group in 2018.
In 2019 we changed our name to encompass all of BC and hopefully act as an umbrella group for other Lyme organizations within BC. The group meets monthly in New Westminster on the third Wednesday of each month.
BCLyme is registered as a non-profit society in British Columbia: S0071691
We are an informal group attended by Lyme sufferers and advocates. Attendance is free and open to all. The group invites prominent guest speakers and shares current information on all aspects of Lyme Disease.
Unfortunately, in 2020, we had barely begun when COVID-19 struck. Our sponsor closed our meeting room and we were forced to suspend all monthly in-person meetings due to Social Distancing restrictions. In October 2020, we began holding monthly Zoom meetings, again on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
Because we were obliged by law to hold an Annual General Meeting this year, a Zoom meeting was held Oct 21/20. At that time, we had no funds and we opted to waive elections. Voting via Zoom was found to be difficult and costly, therefore we have no change in Directors at this time.
In 2020, COVID-19 struck and we initially suspended monthly meetings. On November 18/20, we had the pleasure of Dr.
Klassen ND, Dr. Mukai ND and Dr. Shamess ND, all from Tandem Clinic in Vancouver for an informative Zoom session.
We had several prominent speakers in 2019, including Jim Wilson, Canlyme, investigative journalist & author, Mary Beth Pfeiffer and Aparna Taylor ND, a representative from ILADS (International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society)
In 2018, our featured speaker was Dr Ernie Murakami M.D. Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus, UBC.