Hello and thanks for stopping by!
Please pardon our appearance. We’re building a new PCCNO website to better serve our members and the community of men and families living with prostate cancer in the Ottawa area.
In the meantime, you can access our quarterly publication, the Walnut via the links below.
Our next meeting is October 18th at 6:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
Thanks for your patience. We look forward to unveiling our new look soon.
Nov 22, 2016
Prostate Cancer Canada is proud to be one of Movember’s Canadian beneficiary partners. Through this relationship we are advancing prostate cancer research and support services for men and their families living with the disease.
In this issue, we look at how the Movember movement is helping to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
Feb 22, 2015
Cracking Open This Walnut
Zowie! We’re under new management! The biggest change will be in how we’re going to help the newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient. (Details on page 2.)
Meanwhile, our illustrious new leaders (see banner on page 2) seek secretarial help (Page 4).
And finally, to learn the secrets of regularly winning small amounts in the lottery, )Visit page 13.)
Dec 22, 2014
Ho-Ho-Hold on! You’re going to want to examine our new layout. If you’re reading The Walnut for the first time, you’re in for a prostate cancerous treat. We may have all had it, but we certainly haven’t had it! Come to our Christmas party on Dec. 18 to find out why.
And if you’re a veteran reader, well then you already know what we’re all about, don’t you? We’re a fun bunch, aren’t we?
You, too, are invited to the Dec. 18 bash. But the big question at the party will be, “Will we have chocolate macaroons?
Nov 22, 2014
Timing in life is everything, we’re told.
It’s MOvember, the ideal time for a Canadian Task Force’s stunning announcement about PSA tests to bring prostate cancer to the forefront of the news.
Hence, this issue’s focus is on that announcement and the reactions from a Globe and Mail columnist, Prostate Cancer Canada, and our own PCCN Ottawa co-chairs.
Apr 22, 2014
THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE ON THURS., APRIL 24!!! SO, PLEASE, DO NOT SHOW UP FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETING ON APRIL 17!!! NO SERIOUSLY, DON’T DO IT! WE WON’T BE THERE. WELL, SOMEONE WILL BE, BUT IT WON’T BE US.
THE CHURCH NEEDS THE ROOM AND SO OUR MEETING WILL BE A WEEK LATER, ON THURS., APRIL 24.
(THIS HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN ANNOYING CAPS BECAUSE OUR EDITOR FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK. ANYWAY, DID WE GET YOUR ATTENTION?)
Mar 22, 2014
Variety, we hear, is the spice of life.
This explains why our March issue has something for everyone who has prostate cancer, had prostate cancer or ever thought of prostate cancer.
Plus, just letting you know that the book, “Understanding Women” is now out in paperback. See photo page 6.
Jan 22, 2014
Potpourri. A miscellaneous collection of things.
Walnut Potpourri. A miscellaneous collection of recent happenings for which there is no definitive theme or common denominator but which may provide amusement, entertainment, enlightenment, knowledge, or awareness, all dependent on the reader’s perspective and the editor’s mood at any given moment.
January 2014 Walnut Potpourri. Some of the above.
Happy New Year!
Dec 22, 2013
“Yule” really love this month’s meeting. Aside from the usual holiday season’s boundless frivolity and imbibing, we’ve invited comic Ruvin Geller to raise some yuks at the December meeting.
Plus, member Hal Floysvik and his Trillium Dixieland Band will perform, we suspect, seasonal Dixieland music.
Please stop reading this issue and come out to the festivities instead. As for The Walnut, yes, we have stuff in it.
Nov 22, 2013
This is Stache month. It used to be MOvember. No matter. The idea is the same.
Grow something on your upper lip and tell people you’re looking better all because of prostate cancer. They won’t believe you. The looking better part, we mean.
For those already sporting facial fuzz, we thank you for your permanent support of the cause. No matter what it makes you look like.
Sep 22, 2013
The big news, aside from it being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is it’s also election time.
The campaigns are done, the politicking and verbal sparring, too. Come out to the association’s elections on Sept. 19 and vote.
Even vote more than once. We won’t tell.
Aug 22, 2013
Summertime and the living is easy…
Please note that this issue is for both July and August.
The Walnut’s editorial stiffs, er, staff are bound by union rules not to do anything constructive for two months. Mind you, some would say this is a consistent theme.
Have a wonderful and restful summer. See you in September! (Wasn’t that a song, too?)
Feb 22, 2013
Food, magical food, wonderful food, marvellous food, fabulous food…(from the musical “Oliver”)
Devour what you read, friends. For in this issue we are careful not to bite off more than we can chew. You’ll find sage advice – free as always – about nutrition plus more about exercise’s role.
Don’t let us catch you on the couch with a bag of chips!
Jan 22, 2013
Our beloved readers may have noticed our December issue came out askew.
Some pages were up; some were down. Not unlike days with prostate cancer, come to think of it.
It goes like that in the publishing business from time to time. So we humbly apologize for any dizziness December might have caused, with or without Christmas festivities.
We will do what we can to prevent this from happening again. In the meantime, all the best to our readers for a healthy and happy 2013!