The New Normal:
COVID-19 has made physical meetings impossible for us so we will adapt to hold Zoom Teleconferences. If you require assistance using Zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you going!
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. Members have shown a strong preference to keep Zoom meetings.
Because we are obliged by law to hold an Annual General Meeting each year, a Zoom AGM meeting was held Oct 20/21. At that time, voting was held with a show of hands and we opted to waive elections, keeping the current executive. A financial statement was given to all present at that time and accepted. Discussion took place re: membership. Because no dues are charged it was agreed by all that casual membership be determined simply by those who attend the Zoom meeting. Those wishing more information may contact BCLyme at: email@example.com
Speakers: (See Past Events tab)
We began 2021 in February with Robert Giguere from IgeneX Inc. in another informative Zoom session. In April 2022, featured a story by author Debbie Kimberg, Texas mother of three boys with Bartonella and several other Lyme co-infections. Debbie surprised us all by joining us and describing her sons' treatment using disulfiram.
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.