What are our upcoming events?

We organize a variety of events throughout the year with a primary focus on serving the needs of those with arthritis.

ARThritis Soirée 2018


Why ARThritis Soirée?

The ARThritis Soirée is an evening designed to attract the city’s most prominent business and community leaders, philanthropists, doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, and donors through an appreciation of art and a desire to support arthritis research.

Research has shown art adds to one’s well-being and therefore is a great element in managing chronic diseases on a holistic level. Moreover, art adds an extra factor of excitement and depth to the Soirée each year with the introduction of a different art form. Arthritis Research Canada is thrilled to welcome Colin James for an up-close and personal performance.



From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada’s greatest musicians.

For his 18th album, Blue Highways, Colin pays tribute to some of his long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell to name a few.  In the spring of 2015 after wrapping up his Hearts on Fire Tour, Colin was loving playing with his band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage.

What better time to make a record!  Especially the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favourite blues tracks.  In less than a week Colin was recording in The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver and in just two days, Blue Highways was born.

ROAR 2017

Event Details

What: Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) 2017: Managing Arthritis and You

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 9:30am – 12:30pm PST

Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room, 350 West Georgia Street or online by webcast

Who: Presented by the Arthritis Patient Advisory Board of Arthritis Research Canada, the event will feature six speakers and topics:

  • Paul Fortin: Managing Lupus and You – Navigate Your Journey With “My Lupus Guide”
  • Cheryl Koehn: What’s a Brain Like You Doing in a Joint Like This?
  • Linda Li: Fitbit/FitViz update – Stepping Out or Stepping Aside: Activity Trackers and Arthritis
  • Diane Lacaille: Good News About Lifespan for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Clayon Hamilton: Patient Partners Step up to the Research Plate
  • Kelly English: Wearing Many Hats…A Patient’s Experience

For more information and to register, please visit or call 1-844-207-0400.