The Future is Mine – Adult Burn Survivor Program has a variety of social, support and educational programming – typically several events each month are scheduled throughout the Lower Mainland and Province.
Future Is Mine – Program Director Ann Coombs
We are available to:
- Share information about support and recovery of burn & trauma
- Discuss benefits of the tools available through The Future is Mine
- Request resource information for survivors
- Inform you of activities and programs offered through The Future is Mine
For information about The Future is Mine and the Adult Burn Survivor Program, please contact the Burn Fund office at 604-436-5617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FUTURE IS MINE – Lower Mainland Spring/Summer 2017
April 8, 2017 11:00 am – Sakura Days (Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival) @ VanDusen Gardens – Sold Out
Spring is a beautiful time of year to welcome the Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver. This is a longtime Vancouver tradition and you can access the endless activities throughout the Lower Mainland on the web link. Be a part of the walking tours and endless treats at VanDusen Gardens with friends and family. Always a sellout rain or shine! http://www.vcbf.ca/community-event/sakura-days-japan-fair
May 6, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am BC Sports Hall of Fame
You and family members are welcomed to join in another first for our very own private tour of this great sports lovers Mecca right in the centre of Vancouver! Bring your runners and enjoy the climbing wall with the kids, table tennis, hockey and soccer shootouts and more after the tour! RSVP a must. Kids certainly welcomed! http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/
May 9, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Peer Support Group Meet Up @ The Burn Centre – Date Change
Here is another opportunity to bring your family and friends to share and offer support to the members of The Future Is Mine adult burn community. Our guest speaker is known to many of the FIM community, Murray Greissel who will be talking about Critical Stress Management. Please send your RSVP so we can prepare refreshments. All are welcomed!
May 13, 2017 – 10th Annual Brenna Innes Memorial Soccer Tournament
Join us for the 10th Annual Soccer Tournament to celebrate the life of Brenna Innes whose life was taken in a house fire. Co-ed, recreational 7-aside tournament held at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. NO soccer experience required!! FIM team players are provided FIM t-shirts. Spectators and cheerleaders are also welcomed. Proceeds go to the BC Burn Fund! Please support the FIM Team by your donation found at: https://chimp.net/campaigns/the-10th-annual-brenna-innes-memorial-soccer-tournament
June 10, 2017 10:00am – 12:00 Noon Discover Nature on the Fly
Join us at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary for an outdoor experience surrounded by managed wetlands where millions of birds seeking feeding and resting areas are seen during their annual migrations along the Pacific Coast. Ranked as one of the top 10 bird watching sites in Canada! Bring your walking shoes, cameras and binoculars (loaners are available at the Gift Shop) and enjoy a ‘birding’ experience with our own tour guide. Children are welcomed! Check out the website to see what lies in store for us on this first time adventure. http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com
July 16, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00pm Burn Camp Kick-Off
A great day to support the departing young burn survivors who are leaving for a super bonding experience at Burn Camp! Enjoy the fun, pancake breakfast and try and stay dry when the water fights begin. Face painting and the presentation of the Awards to our Future Is Mine Bursary Winners make this a memorable day. Thank you for joining in with your enthusiasm for these young survivors as well as our adult burn survivors who are the successful Bursary 2017 applicants!
August 5-7, 2017 – 8th Annual Meet Up on Gambier Island
August Long Weekend – Rick and Pat Chang again generously open up their Oceanside home on Gambier Island so members of the adult burn community can join in the hiking, oyster picking and surrounding beauty. Whether you choose to camp outdoors on the glorious property or sleep inside this is an event not to miss! Pat Chang’s cooking is the best! Reservations are a must with first time attendees given priority along with those who have volunteered for the Burn Fund. The BCPFF Burn Fund covers water taxi costs for you and a guest.
August 27, 2017 @ 1:05 pm – Meet Us at The Nat! 8th Annual Baseball Event
Cheer on the Vancouver Canadians and join the community with family and friends for A&W Family Day. Every year we have a sell out; as well as the best seats in the stadium generously donated by the Vancouver Canadians behind home plate in the shade. Limited tickets so they will go fast!! Always a great event for The Future Is Mine!
Come and end the summer with a home run!