Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering?  Group Facilitators for Depression Recovery Course sought. Must be available for 8 sessions tentatively from March 10-April 28, 2019 on Sunday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. Must be willing to pay own training to be completed online prior to event (15 hours) and will be reimbursed once 8 week program completed as group facilitator.  Your role is to facilitate as “group leader” and only to ensure discussion continues flowing smoothly.  Volunteers may not “recruit” for their own business or engage in conflict of interest activities.  Interested potential volunteers please use our contact page:  Contact for Volunteering
Regular event registration below.  


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Christmas Dinner–December 25, 2018 from 4-6pm

Thrive Dinner exclusively for

College, University & Foreign Students

Our delicious, free student dinner is a great place to meet new people or bring a friend.  Enjoy a plant based meal for the first time or as part of your daily routine.  We know you’ll love the food and fellowship.  Have an opportunity to ask your diet, health and lifestyle questions while interacting with healthcare professionals too or enjoy casual conversations around the table.  Meet potential new friends or bring a friend with you.  FREE ticket required.  Seating is limited!

Dinner is hosted in Oak Bay Village (Oak Bay Ave).  Directions with ticket.


(Regular dinners return in January 2019)


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Movie Screening:  “Secret Ingredients” 

January 12, 2019

from 7-9pm

Doors open @ 6:15pm 

FitBit Draw

“Secret Ingredients” official movie trailer:  Secret Ingredients Movie Trailer

Ticket required, seating capacity controlled.  Donation @ the door to help offset screening fees and support our William Head Institution and Thrive Collegiate / University and Foreign Student programs.

Sign-up here:  Secret Ingredients Free Movie Ticket


The Story

While the debate rages on about GMOs and pesticides, this powerful film by Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith, shares remarkable stories of people who regain their health after discovering the secret ingredients in their food and making a bold commitment to avoid them.

The secret ingredients in our food may be a lead driver of our obesity, infertility, cancer, digestive problems, autism, brain fog, skin conditions, gluten sensitivity, allergies, fatigue, anxiety, and many other conditions. Meet more than a dozen people whose turned around serious health conditions after adopting a diet that avoids genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food sprayed with toxic herbicides like Roundup. Learn from leading physicians who say that these are not coincidences. They see illness and recovery like this every day in their practice. And listen to the scientists who explain why.

At the heart of the story is Kathleen DiChiara and her family of five who were collectively struggling with 21 chronic diseases. They were like many other families – despite living a healthy lifestyle and making a point to exercise and ‘eat right’ – they were constantly struggling with one condition after another. When Kathleen was faced with a severe health crisis, she became determined to figure out what was causing these conditions. Everything changed when she identified the secret ingredients that were keeping them a perpetual state of illness – and eliminated them from their kitchen. The results were dramatic. Kathleen’s experience is not uncommon. The film shares many other powerful stories of people who regained their health after changing to an all organic diet, free of GMOs, Roundup and other toxic pesticides. Skin and digestive conditions disappear; cancer patients now have a clean bill of health; autistic children are now thriving; infertile couples now have healthy babies. These experiences are backed up by physicians, scientists and experts who explain the science, and the political history, of GMOs and Roundup.



Beachfront Walk

We’re partners with Doctors of BC to bring you this Walk with your Doc.  A family physician with a Masters in Public Health will be joining us.  Coming soon…a Cardiac Surgeon too!

Join us for a medium paced walk from Oak Bay Marina to Willows Beach round trip.  Meet new friends and learn more about health while we walk.  Your opportunity to be interactive with your doc!

Sign-up so we know you’re coming!   (Directions where to meet with ticket)

FREE Ticket: TBA



Movie Screening:  CODE BLUE

            COMING in 2019!  

“Code Blue” official movie trailer:

Would you change your habits to live a longer, healthier life?
code blue provides the prescription to do just that.

code blue is a feature length documentary that reveals insufficiencies in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage, and reverse disease. It presents the hurdles to the proposed shift: why is this not an integral component of the curriculum taught in medical schools? Why does this not resonate with the majority of current day practicing physicians? What is causing the lapse in communication to the general public? The unwillingness of some to believe that the American public—addicted to the quick fix—will embrace lifestyle changes is also addressed, as well as the undercurrent influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries that help shape public policy.

code blue follows the story of a passionate physician, Dr. Saray Stancic;  medical student, Saul Bautista; and expert physicians/scientists who have the foresight to envision the potential of incorporating lifestyle medicine into clinical practice. Interwoven between these stories are successful individuals and organizations, as well as the personal narratives of chronically ill patients who learn to embrace this revolutionary method of medical treatment.

Ticket required, seating capacity controlled.  More information coming this Winter–movie release delayed.   Movie release re-scheduled by producers for release in early 2019.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s Story:  Prevent & Reverse Cardiovascular Disease–From Steak to Plant-based Diet

Dr. Michael Greger:  Why He Became a Doctor and Practices Lifestyle Medicine


Coming this Fall & Winter…

  • Optimize Your Brain–6 week course (2 hours per week 6:30pm-8:30pm tentative dates, January-February 2019)  Optimize Your Brain Introduction Video
  • Diabetes Undone–4 week condensed course (2.5 hours per week 3pm-5:30pm, tentative dates, January-February, 2019)  Diabetes Undone Intro Video  *Note some statistics are given in US measure.  We will provide Canadian numbers as well. Course has been taught in Canada, USA, and Guam.  The dietitian in the series is Brenda Davis, RD–a world renowned author, speaker, and former head of the American Registered Dietitian Vegetarian Society.  She is a well respected authority on nutrition and is from Kelowna, BC, Canada.
  • Depression & Anxiety Recovery--8 week course (2 hours per week 6:30pm-8:30pm, tentative dates March 10-April 28, 2019 on Sunday’s)  NDRP Introduction from Director and The Effects of Depression and/or Anxiety

Dinner with the Doctor–Think Green Supper Club

Space is limited!  Register early to avoid disappointment.   (Wait listed guests may get a spot 24 hours before event if there is a cancellation.)  We SELL OUT every month.

We will feature whole food, plant-based Fall inspired food.  This event will be amazing!

Reserve your spot today!  

Join us for an amazing evening and explore a whole food, plant-based diet.
$15.33 registration online.   

Wait list enabled when event is full.  Please include your phone number, as we will call you when a spot is available and email registration link.  Thank you for your consideration!

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