Community Activities

Community activity programs

The C-vivor fitness group help you reap the benefits of physical activity whilst connecting with peers impacted by cancer.

Connect with others impacted by cancer through the community activity programs

Around 27,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer each year, and of those diagnosed, 66 per cent will survive for five or more years. As people diagnosed with cancer are living longer, the need to address quality of life, psychosocial, and survivorship issues has become more important. For every person diagnosed with cancer there are others who are intimately involved as their carer and family member. It’s for these reasons that Cancer Council Queensland has developed a community activity program.

Community activity programs are activity-based peer support programs which brings together people who have been affected by cancer to participate in a regular physical or leisure activity.

Community activity programs groups are led by trained Cancer Council Queensland volunteers, and meet regularly across the state. Groups can undertake physical activities including yoga, Tai Chi, and walking, or leisure activities such as book clubs, singing, and art sessions.

Are you interested in joining a group?

We currently have groups in the Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast., Toowoomba, Townsville, and Wide Bay Burnett regions.

Please note: All new group members are required to complete an Community Activity Program Registration and Waiver before participating in any group activities. To download these forms, click here . Please complete and bring the form along with you to your first session.

Please refer to individual listings for group sessions in 2018. Please check back in 2019 for groups session dates for that year.

Are you interested in starting your own group?

Would you like to donate your time and skills to creating your own community activity programs group?

You may have skills, experience, or an interest in a specific activity that could be the perfect social connection for someone experiencing cancer in your local community.

If you would like to know more about how to start your own community activity programs group, please call our Volunteer Hotline on 1300 851 957.

Gold Coast

Please be aware that spaces in some groups are limited. To secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based on the Gold Coast , please contact the office on 5503 3700 or email communityactivities@cancerqld.org.au

Book Club
Details

Last Thursday of the month 10am – 11am, February to November 2018

Southport

No cost as group chooses books available in ‘book club’ from City Library

Walking Group
Details

Thursdays, 9am – 10am

Southport

This group caters to people who are gradually returning to exercise, as well as those who want to increase their activity level. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and hat, sunscreen and own water bottle are recommended. Shade, seats and drinking fountains are available throughout the park.

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
April 19 to June 7
June 28  to August 23
September 6 to October 11
October 25 to December 13

Yoga Group Southport
Details

Thursdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm during Queensland School term

Southport

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for yoga. Yoga mats and cushions are provided.

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
April 19 to June 28
July 19 to September 20
October 11 to December 13

Yoga Group Palm Beach
Details

Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm, 29 August to 12 December 2018

Palm Beach

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for yoga. Yoga mats and cushions are provided.

Sunshine Coast

Please be aware that spaces in some groups are limited. To secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based on the Sunshine Coast, listed below, please contact the office on 5451 6000 or email communityactivities@cancerqld.org.au

Walking Group
Details

Tuesdays 7:30am – last session for 2018 is December 18, 2018

Buddina

Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and exercise clothes. Hats and sunscreen and drinking water are recommended.

Walking Group
Details

Wednesdays 7am – last session for 2018 is December 12, 2018

Maroochydore

Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and exercise clothes. Hats and sunscreen and drinking water are recommended.

Walking Group
Details

Mondays 7:30am – last session for 2018 is November 26, 2018

Noosaville

Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and exercise clothes. Hats and sunscreen and drinking water are recommended.

Townsville

Please be aware that spaces in some groups are limited. To secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based in Townsville, listed below, please contact the office on 4796 8400 or email communityactivities@cancerqld.org.au

Tai Chi Group
Details

Fridays 9.30am – 10.30am

North Ward

Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and closed in shoes

Block 2 
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
June 1 to July 6
July 27 to August 31
September 21 to October 26
November 16 to November 30 (excluding Nov 23)

Brisbane

Please be aware that spaces in some groups are limited. To secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based in Brisbane, listed below, please contact the office on 3634 5100 or email communityactivities@cancerqld.org.au

Yoga Group
Details

Mondays 5pm – 6pm

Springfield Lakes

With the approval of their doctor, participants can attend at any stage of their cancer journey, not just once treatment is finished. Exercises will be adapted to each individual participant. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for yoga.

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
January 22 to March 29
April 17  to June 29
July 16 to September 21
October 8 to December 14

Yoga Group
Details

Tuesdays 10am – 11am, 12 October to 14 December 2018

New Farm

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for yoga.

Cairns

Please be aware that spaces in some groups are limited. To secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based in Cairns, please contact the office on 4047 5500 or email communityactivities@cancerqld.org.au

Yoga Group
Details

Fridays, 12pm -1pm

Cairns

Participants should bring a yoga mat and a towel and wear comfortable loose clothes.

Block 1
Block 2
July 6 to August 3
Sept 28 to Nov 2

Mackay

Check back here soon for details on the Mackay community activity program groups

Rockhampton

Please be aware that spaces in some groups are limited. To secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based in Rockhampton, please contact the office on 4932 8600 or email communityactivities@cancerqld.org.au

Moving Meditation
Details

Wednesdays 10am, October 24 to November 28 2018

Allenstown

Wear loose comfortable clothing and socks (if bare foot is not suitable). Bring drinking water to keep well hydrated throughout the session.

Toowoomba

Check back here soon for details on the Toowoomba community activity program groups