Chinese Renal Association

The Chinese Renal Association, Vancouver is a chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC &

Yukon Branch. CRA was formed in January 30th 1993 by a group of renal patients with the

support of Nephrologists, Dr. Anthony Chiu and Dr. Kit Yeung. The association has numerous

goals such as to provide patient services, peer support and to share our own experiences with

new patients and their families. Our association also helps in promoting organ donation

awareness among the Chinese community.

 

溫哥華 華人腎病互助會是加拿大腎臟基金會卑詩及育空分會屬下的一個組織, 是由一群熱心華人

腎病患者及腎科醫生,趙兆源醫生與中央醫院楊再傑醫生, 支持下於一九九三年一月三十日成立的。

其宗旨為推廣華人社會各界人仕對腎病之認識、預防、器官捐贈之宣傳, 主辦各類護理、營養、

心理講座及病友聯誼活動; 並定期出版 (腎之友), 把有關腎病的各種知識, 以及本會的訊息及活動

通知各會員, 令腎病患者, 可以獲得各種的幫助, 交流患病經歷與心得。

 

Annual events: Annual Dinner, One day trip/Picnic, Kidney Health Forum and

Christmas Party/Election of committee

 

The Chinese Renal Association holds three informal peer/family support sessions per

month as follow:

溫哥華 華人腎病互助會每月舉行兩次病友聚會:

 

1: On the First Day of each month at MacDonald's Restaurant, 1527 Main Street,

Vancouver, BC from 10:30 AM to Noon.

每個月的第一天在溫哥華麥當勞餐廳,1527 Main街,

從上午10:30至中午。

 

2: On the First Saturday of each month at Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No.3 Road,

Richmond, BC, from 10:30 am to Noon.

每個月第一個星期六在 Lansdowne 中心,5300第三路,Richmond BC,

從上午10:30至中午

 

3. On the 15th of each month at Royal City Centre Food Court, 610 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Other educational and social events are scheduled throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome.

 

To view Chinese Renal Association events, please visit: BC & Yukon Branch Events Calendar

To contact the Chinese Renal Association, please email: ChineseRenalAssoc@kidney.bc.ca



CRA presented Cecilia with comfort items to be donated to
the two community dialysis units at Grandview Hwy and West 6th Ave


CRA Chapter Operating Committee
 

Terry Chan

 

Patrick Cho 

 

Ken Lee                   

Liasion Representative (KFOC) / Patient Services

 

Activities

 

Patient Services                                         

Kha Leong

 

Wing Chiu Leung

 

Elizabeth Ng

 

Jack Tse

 

Cathy Wong

 

Ka Yee Wong

 

Monica Lee,

Patient Services

 

Editor/Patient Services

 

Membership

 

Treasurer

 

Liaison Representative

 

Secretary / Assistant Liaison Representative

 

Patient Services / Acting Secretary

Winnie Yu 

Co-editor 

 

Harrison Hot Springs - August 12, 2017

 

 

 Click here for more photos http://spark.adobe.com/page/JzUtsstYNkkLq/

 

 

2017 CRA 25th Anniversary Dinner

 

Anniversary Dinner -   A video of that captured most of the activities

 

Dr. Lan's seminar 2016 - Part 1

Dr. Lan's seminar 2016 - Part 2

Healthy Diet for Renal Patients

Looking back 24 years of CRA by Dr. Kit Yeung

Chinese Renal Association Seminar 2015 Part 1 of 2

Chinese Renal Association Seminar 2015 Part 2 of 2

 

CRA Calendar 2017
For CRA Members

MAR 21    CRA Volunteer Workshop, Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant -  27 volunteers

APR 07    25th Annual Dinner, Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant - 151 participants,
23 volunteers

MAY 15    The first monthly gathering at Royal City Centre in New Westminster -
Dr. Yangmin Zeng, 16 members

AUG 12    Picnicking, Harrison Hot Springs - 56 members

OCT 21    Fall Seminar, VGH Round Room - Dr. George Lam
(Royal Columbian Hospital Nephrologist) and Marianna Leung
(St. Paul’s Pharmacist), 56 participants,
18 volunteers

DEC 15    AGM and Christmas Lunch, Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant -
81 participants,
11 volunteers

MONTHLY    Gatherings at

1. McDonald’s Restaurant (Main Street @ Terminal Ave.);
2. Lansdowne Centre Food Court (Richmond);
3. Royal City Centre Food Court (New Westminster) for all members

 

For the Public

 

JAN 17    KFOC’s TV show “PLUGGED IN”, filmed at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant,
was aired on Shaw TV Channel 4 until FEB 03 - Tanya (St. Paul’s Dietician),
5 volunteers

FEB 09    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s was cancelled due to heavy snow

APR 09    Kidney Health Seminar, Vancouver Fo Guang Shan Temple - Ken Lee,
27 participants,
4 volunteers

MAY 11    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 24 participants, 7 volunteers

JUN 16&17    Kidney Health Info Booth, Pricesmart (Richmond) -22 volunteers

AUG 17    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 20 participants, 5 volunteers

UG 26    Chinese Opera and Kung Fu Fundraising, Chinese Cultural Centre in Chinatown -
400 audience,
19 volunteers, over $14,000 was raised.
KFOC also filmed the TV show “PLUGGED IN” on location

OCT 19    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 12 participants, 5 volunteers

NOV 19    Info Booth at “LIve Well with Diabetes Public Health Forum” by KFOC -
2 volunteers

 

2017    Individual patient services, about 40-50 calls from patients

2017    Publication of newsletters in Feb, Jul and Sep - average of 500 copies
per edition were distributed to the public, including dialysis centres,
kidney clinics in hospitals, nephrologists, renal nurses, social workers,
dietitians and all CRA members

2017    The number of CRA voting members has increased to approx.180, compared with
35 members in 2011


CRA Calendar 2016

For CRA Members

FEB 06    Workshop regarding Diet for Kidney Patients to celebrate Chinese New Year by KFOC,
Pacific Gateway Hotel - Mrs. Jane Chu (VGH Dietician), 60 members

APR 02    Annual Dinner, Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant - 120 participants, 18 volunteers

JUL 09    Picnicking, Central Park (BBY) - 62 members

SEP 24    Fall Seminar, VGH Round Room - Dr. James Lan, 80 participants, 15 volunteers

NOV 08    Weekly Nordic Walk: Every Tue of the Month, St. Paul’s - 12 members

DEC 15    AGM and Christmas Lunch, Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant - 80 participants, 10 volunteers

 

MONTHLY    Gatherings at McDonald’s Restaurant (Main Street @ Terminal Ave.) and
Lansdowne Centre Food Court (Richmond) for all members

 

For the Public

 

FEB 18    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 7 patients / families, 6 volunteers

MAR 09    Chinese TV Program “Leisure Talk” Recording, Fairchild TV - Mrs. Jane Chu (VGH Dietician),
4 volunteers

MAR 10    Info Booth for World Kidney Day, Pricesmart (Richmond) - 10 volunteers

MAR 12    Info Booth, Richmond Library - over 150 ppl visited, 9 volunteers

MAR 23    “Leisure Talk” aired on this day

MAR 26    Kidney Health Seminar, Richmond Library - Ken Lee, 70 participants, 8 volunteers

MAR 26    Info Booth, Richmond Library - over 200 ppl visited, 9 volunteers

APR 30    Health Fair Booth, CCM Centre (BBY) - 800 ppl visited, 12 volunteers

MAY 17    Promotion of Organ Donation by supporting the Chinese Kidney Donor Eileen Zheng’s
“Gift From Within Tour” (a bike journey across Canada) -
13 volunteers

MAY 19    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 9 patients / families, 6 volunteers

JUN 04    Chinese Opera and Kung Fu Fundraising, Richmond Night Market - 12 volunteers

JUN 18    Chinese Opera and Kung Fu Fundraising, Chinese Cultural Centre in Chinatown -
200 participants,
18 Volunteers, a total of $13,500 raised on both Jun 04 and Jun 18

AUG 18    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 12 patients / families, 6 volunteers

OCT 22    Info Booth on Peritoneal Dialysis Education Day by St. Paul’s PD Unit -
60 participants,
10 volunteers

NOV 17    New Patient Orientation, St. Paul’s - 12 patients / families, 5 volunteers

DEC 29    TV Show Segment “Healthier You” Recording, Flamingo Chinese Restaurant
(aired on Shaw TV Channel 4 on Jan 20, 2017 at 4:15pm for two Fridays)
- Tanya (St. Paul’s Dietician),
5 volunteers

 

2016    Individual patient services, average of 12-15 incoming calls for help / month

2016    Publication of newsletters in Feb, May and Aug - average of 500 copies per edition
were distributed to the public, including dialysis centres, kidney clinics in
hospitals, nephrologists, renal nurses, social workers, dieticians and all CRA members

2016    The number of CRA voting members has increased to approx. 200 from last year’s 170,
compared with 35 members in 2011


CRA Calendar 2015 

For CRA members

 

April 11             Annual Dinner, Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant -170 participants, 22 volunteers

May 1                KFOC Organ Donation Summit, Vancouver Convention Centre – 40 members

May 2                Volunteers workshop, Pacific Gateway Hotel – 30 members

Aug. 22             Picnicking, Whistler – 50 members

Oct. 31              Fall seminar, VGH Round Room – 70 participants, 25 volunteers

Dec. 12             AGM and Christmas Lunch, Pink Pearl – 60 participants, 10 volunteers

 

Two (2) monthly gatherings each month at McDonald’s and Lansdowne for all members

For the Public

Feb. 5             New Patients Orientation, St. Paul’s – 7 patients/family, 4 volunteers

March 12        World Kidney Day, health booth set up at Price Smart, Richmond – 10 volunteers

March 27        Workshop at Lutheran Church Vancouver – 70 participants, 6 volunteers 

April 25           Health Fair, CCM Centre, Burnaby – 800 participants, 12 volunteers

May 14            New Patients Orientation, St. Paul’s – 17 patients/family, 6 volunteers

May 29            Video recording at Fairchild TV for June 17 & 18 program – Dr. Yeung, 6 volunteers

June 4             Health Booth at Killarney Centre – 100 participants, 5 volunteers

July 2              Workshop, Killarney Senior Group – 40 participants, 6 volunteers

July 4              Workshop at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, Richmond – 30 participants,   4 volunteers

Aug. 5             New Patients Orientation, St. Paul’s – 12 patients/family, 5 volunteers

Aug. 29          Chinese Opera & Kung Fu Fund Raising, Richmond night market – cancelled  due to weather, fund raised over $9,000

Nov. 5            New Patients Orientation, St. Paul’s – 26 patients/family, 6 volunteers

2015              Individual patients service, average 8 – 10 incoming calls for help/month

2015              Publication of Newsletter in March, July and October, average 500 copies/each

                      edition were distributed to public including dialysis centres, kidney clinics of                                                      

                       hospitals and kidney doctors, nurses, social workers and dietitians, all CRA  members & etc.

2015              The number of CRA voting members has been increased to 170 from last year’s  140 and from 35 four years ago



 

 

 

 

 

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