Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society

Notice of Special Event and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

We would like to invite you to our AGM Special Event which will be held virtually on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
For existing members of LMGRS, this meeting will offer a chance to reconnect with us to find out what we’ve been doing over the last year.
For those of you who are new guests, you will learn more about who we are and what we do.

We will have an opportunity to meet and greet, and then participate in a wonderful presentation by Debbie Balcome. You are welcome to stay after the presentation for our AGM which will run between 7:30 – 8:00pm.

The Theme for this meeting will be:

Believing in and Caring for Ourselves
by Debbie Balcome of Rain Down Words

In this presentation we will be using Intuitive Writing to connect with our true selves and where writing from authenticity leads to a clear vision of our purpose and embracing all the different parts of ourselves.

What is Intuitive Writing?

Intuitive writing is a powerful method consisting of practical techniques designed to tap into that inner wellspring where words, stories and rich symbolism exist. Once activated and explored, this soul wisdom can generate a wealth of creative material and become a trusted guide in our everyday lives.

Why Write?

1) Discover and express your unique voice
2) Honour and record your stories
3) Become your own compassionate witness
4) Honour the beauty and wisdom of your soul
5) Strengthen Intuition, Creativity, and Inner-Guidance
6) Discover and manifest your life purpose

Each person’s stories are as unique as their fingerprints and it’s an incredibly freeing experience to write whatever comes up without constraint, censorship, or judgement.
Follow the thread, trust the pen, and see where the words take you.

Debbie Balcome is a creative expressionist who invites you into the awakening of your intuitive self. As a practicing Intuitive Writing Guide, and Grief and Loss Facilitator; she welcomes you to dive deep into thought, and meditation to reclaim the connection with your ‘wise self ’.

As a mother, space holder & student of life, Debbie has accepted her life’s challenges as a chance to look inward, for clarity and new perspectives. She has gained the courage and tools to take the first step or the next step into her “New Normal” by restructuring her life and creating new dreams.

Through loss, she discovered the many depths of herself and how her mind, body and spirit all connect through her intuitive energy to everything around her. Some of her hardest moments have brought about surprising revelations, which created an opportunity for her to edit her life frequently and to live in the present moment.

Debbie creates an opportunity to guide you towards your inner wisdom, intuition, and creativity. She creates a safe space for you to explore your patterns, trends and unique emotions and encourages you to embrace the different parts of yourself by accessing your subconscious and unconscious mind to discover and express your unique voice.

Debbie is a certified Intuitive Writing Guide and is a Grief Group Facilitator with The Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society.  She loves the rain, so Vancouver is the perfect place to call home.

Debbie inspires you to honour your intentions, tap into your life’s purpose and connect with your highest self. She invites you to journey into the vast depths of yourself, with compassion, awareness and without judgment. Connect with your inner voice, listen to your intuition, and follow your passions.

This event will be set up on the Zoom platform. If you are interested in attending, please email us with your name and email address before June 17, 2021. You will then receive a Zoom invitation from us, which will have a link you click on the designated date and time.

Register at:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Chris Newell, President LMGRS


Bereavement Day – 3rd Sunday in May
“An opportunity for those caregivers who care for the dying and the bereaved to offer a service of remembrance or special gathering to honour and recognize bereavement as a part of life, not to be forgotten and ignored. It is a chance for grieving individuals to publicly, yet privately, acknowledge their grief with others who are grieving so that they do not feel alone or different.”  BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH)

Blue Christmas Service
Offered at certain churches for those who have experienced a loss, to “help hurting people cope with the holidays”. Check local churches in your area

Honour a Life
“Honour a Life is a night we come together as a community to honour our loved ones and remember those who have passed. Christmas can be a very difficult time for those who have suffered loss, and we hope that this event can offer both peace and fellowship through this difficult time.” In Vancouver (at VanDusen) and New Westminster. Offered by Kearney’s Funeral Home