December 2022 Support Group Holiday Meeting

2022 – A Great Year of Accomplishments!

I would like to thank all of your Steering Committee (SC) members for a great year.  We have accomplished a lot thanks to their hard work and enthusiasm.  Major achievements include:

·         Awareness presentations to several organizations;

·         We put together an impressive awareness booth, with a professionally developed banner stand and brochures, that we manned at several Health & Wellness Fairs and Hockey Games;

·         We had some impressive presentations at our monthly meetings;

·         We provided direct support to cancer related fundraising events such as “Play-for-a-Cure” and the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundaton “Grow-On” campaign; and

·         We have networked with the Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) to have our awareness posters and brochures distributed to local urologists and we successfully solicited presenters for our 2022 program and upcoming Winter 2023 program including uroglists, radiologists, and social worker.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2022, 5:30 PM



Our Christmas party is planned for a 5:30pm start on Tuesday 13 December 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 located at 5030 Howard Ave.; this coincides with that Legion’s bi-weekly spaghetti dinner.  This dinner costs $10/person and normally runs from 4:30pm to 6:30pm; it includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a bun. 

The Legion will segregate part of the hall for our members and they will let us remain and enjoy the hall after the dinner has finished and everyone else has left.  Here are some of the advantages of this venue, which is a nice new and cheerful building:

·         There will be no cost for the hall rental assuming a sufficient number of members attend the spaghetti dinner starting at 5:30pm;

·         The $10/person cost for the dinner is reasonable;

·         There will be a bar with bartender on duty;

·         The hall will be nicely decorated with Christmas decorations and music; and

·         The Legion will allow our members to bring potluck desserts;

The Steering Committee hopes that you also find this plan to be equally exciting.  In order to assure success, we would like to know the following:

·         Numbers of members and guests who plan to attend;

·         Who will be bringing desserts; and

·         Any suggestions that would make this event memorable.

We need to know if you’re coming.

Please e-mail us ( or contact any of our Steering Committee members; their contact information can be found on our website (

Future Planned Monthly Meetings

For the upcoming 2023 winter meetings (February to May) the following doctors have indicated a desire to meet with us and provide a presentation:

·         Dr. Igor Gaisinsky  (Diagnostic Radiology);

·         Dr. Jonathan Peng (Radiation Oncologist); and

·         Dr. Ryan McLarty (Urologist), who is new to Windsor.

If there are other ideas you have for presentations, please let us know.

2022 Grow On Windsor Campaign

A huge thanks goes out to all of you who either joined our PCSWE Grow On Team or donated generously to this year’s campaign. With your support, the Grow-On Windsor 2022 campaign exceeded their $300,000 goal and donations are still rolling in. Our Team is proud to have contributed a total of $4,441, which ranked us 7th out of the 37 teams participating.


Garry W. Loeper, CD, MScEng, PCIP, PMP, PEng


cell: (613) 913-4799


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