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 Colleen Talbot  President

Ellie Gelhorn  Past President

  Linda Randall Vice President 

 Dodie Barber  Victoria Chapter Liaison

 Stefanie Barber  Victoria Chapter Liaison

 Ashok Bhargava  Treasurer

Louise Byron Director

   Les Ebl  Director

Ryan Hill Director

 Bev Irwin  Clinic /Bursary

Jennifer Louie Director

Kim Klewchuk Secretary


Our Mission


To improve the quality of life of all individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families through awareness, education and research.

The Daisy


The association’s symbol is the daisy, which represents the challenges of spina bifida and hydrocephalus:

  • The heart of the flower represents the brain, which in the case of persons living with spina bifida, is often affected by hydrocephalus

  • The daisy’s petals are cloven, thereby representing the various lesions caused by spina bifida and hydrocephalus

  • The daisy’s leaf and stem are irregular and depict the unusual form of the spinal cord and backbone of a person born with spina bifida

  • The beauty of the flower reflects the beauty of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus who, in spite of their challenges, live happy and productive lives.



Click here to view  Current Bylaws of
The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of British Columbia

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