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November 2016

Cardiac Meditation Group: An introduction to Meditation

November 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - December 13, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

Sign up for a four-week course on meditation facilitated by our cardiac counsellor, Gwen Bevan.  In these four weeks, you will learn about and practice meditation, silent and walking meditation, visualization, pain management meditation and plan your home meditation practice.  This course is open to currently enrolled participants of the VGH Cardiac Rehab.  To register, please call 604-875-5389.  No cost to enroll.   Dates:  Tuesdays, November 22 to December 13, 2016 Time:  4:00pm to 4:45pm Location:  9th floor, Diamond Health…

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December 2016

Seasonal Closure

December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Classes will be cancelled on Thursday December 22, 2016.  Open Gym all day on Thursday December 22, 2016 until 4pm.  We will be closed Friday December 23, 2016 to Monday January 2, 2017.  We will resume regular programming on Tuesday January 3, 2017.  The VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health Team wishes you a happy, safe and active holiday.

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February 2017

Closed for Family Day

February 11

We are closed for Family Day weekend from Saturday February 11 to Monday February 13, 2017 for Family Day.  We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday February 14, 2017.

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Closed for the Annual Have a Healthy Heart Fundraiser

February 16

Our program will be closed on Thursday February 16, 2017 for our Annual Have a Healthy Heart Fundraiser.  All classes cancelled.  We hope you can join us at our fundraiser on this day.

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20th Annual Have a Healthy Heart Fundraiser

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Save the Date to join us on our 20th Annual Have a Healthy Heart Fundraiser on Thursday February 16, 2017.  Click here for more information. For our fundraiser letter, please click here. For our donation form, please click here.

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March 2017

Gentle Hatha Yoga

March 31 - May 12
VGH Center for Cardiovascular Health, 6th floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, Vancouver V5Z 1M9 Canada
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In-Joy is a yoga practice using the more active and dynamic styles of yoga, which emphasizes internal heat, lengthening, balance, core strength and contracting of our muscles.  This is complimented with restorative/yin yoga which holds asanas (positions) for a longer period of time while supported by props, such as chairs, blocks, straps and cushions.  All levels of Yogis/Yoginis are welcome as poses are given optional modifications geared to each individual's experience. Please call 604-875-5389 to register.  This program is available…

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April 2017

Closed for Easter Holiday

April 14 - April 17

Program will be closed on Friday April 14 to Monday April 17, 2017.  We will resume regular programming on Tuesday April 18, 2017.

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Olive Oil Education and Tasting Evening

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for an Olive Oil Education and Tasting Evening with the Vancouver Olive Oil Company.  This event is open for VGH program participants and their guest(s).  Please call 604-875-5389 to register. Event Date:  Wednesday April 19, 2017 Event Time:  7:00pm - 8:15pm Event Location:  VGH cardiac rehab gym There is no charge for this event.  

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May 2017

Vegetarian Cooking Class

May 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Choices Market Kitsilano, Canada + Google Map

  Personal Chef Karen and Program Dietitian Michele will show you how to create easy, delicious and healthy vegetarian meals (some vegan) - using nuts/seeds, tofu, lentils and legumes in different ways, whole grains, tasty vinegrettes and sauces....as well as give you plenty of tips and techniques to inspire you to cook using more plant based foods. MENU:  Homemade Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Milk  Miso Glazed Tofu Skewers Cashew Cheese Quinoa Wraps Mini Chickpea Burgers with Wild Mushrooms Whole Grain Mason…

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Closed for Victoria Day

May 20 - May 22

The gym will be closed for Victoria Day from Saturday May 20, 2017 to Monday May 22, 2017.  We will resume regular programming on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

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