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 bring together people who have been affected by cancer to participate in a regular physical or leisure activity.

Community activity program 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 CoastRockhampton, Sunshine Coast and Townsville regions.

Please note: All new group members are required to complete an Community Activity Program Registration Form 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.

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.

Brisbane

Please be aware that groups are subject to volunteer availability and spaces in some groups are limited. To find out more about any session cancellations, 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 131120@cancerqld.org.au

Yoga Group
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Mondays 4:30-5:30pm

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
July 15 to Sept 20
Oct 8  to Dec 13

Yoga Group

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Tuesdays 8:45 – 9:45am

New Farm

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for yoga.

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Jan 29 to Apr 4
Apr 23  to Jun 27
TBA
TBA

Cairns

Please be aware that groups are subject to volunteer availability and spaces in some groups are limited. To find out about any session cancellations, to secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based in Cairns, listed below, please contact the office on 4047 5500 or email 131120@cancerqld.org.au.

Yoga Group
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Tuesdays 10am -11am, July 16 to August 27, 2019

Cairns

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

Gold Coast

Please be aware that groups are subject to volunteer availability and spaces in some groups are limited. To find out about any session cancellations, to secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based on the Gold Coast, listed below, please contact the office on 5503 3700 or email 131120@cancerqld.org.au

Book Club

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Fourth Thursday of the month 10am-11am

Southport

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

Walking Group
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Second and fourth Thursdays of the month 9am – 10am, July to December

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.

Yoga Group Southport
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Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Southport

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

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Feb 7 to Apr 4
May 2  to June 27
July 18 to Sept 19
Oct 10 to Dec 12

Yoga Group Palm Beach
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Wednesdays 1pm-2:30pm, commencing February 6, 2019

Palm Beach

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

Rockhampton

Please be aware that groups are subject to volunteer availability and spaces in some groups are limited. To find out about any session cancellations, to secure your space or to find out more information about the groups based in Rockhampton, listed below, please contact the office on 4932 8600 or email 131120@cancerqld.org.au.

Moving Meditation
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Wednesdays 10am – 11am

Allenstown

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

Block 1
Block 2
Jan 23 to Mar 6
June 5  to Jul 3 (excluding June 12)

Sunshine Coast

Please be aware that groups are subject to volunteer availability and spaces in some groups are limited. To find out about any sessions cancellations, 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 131120@cancerqld.org.au.

Walking Group
Details

2019 dates TBA

Buddina

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

Walking Group
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Wednesdays 7:30am

Maroochydore

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

Walking Group
Details

2019 dates TBA

Noosaville

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

Townsville

Please be aware that groups are subject to volunteer availability and spaces in some groups are limited. To find out about any session cancellations, 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 131120@cancerqld.org.au.

Tai Chi
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Fridays 9:30am – 10:30am

North Ward

Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and closed in shoes

Block 1 
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Feb 1 to Mar 8
Mar 29 to May 3 excluding Good Friday
May 24 to June 28
July 19 to Aug 23

Block 5 
Block 6
Sept 13 to Oct 18
Nov 8 to Nov 30