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It's Volunteer Appreciation Week!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   April 15, 2015 16:28
We greatly appreciate our many volunteers.

They are the heart of our organization - we would not be able to provide the level of support to survivors and their families without their dedication through our chapters and at our events.

‪#‎NVW2015‬ ‪#‎volunteersrock‬ ‪#‎grassroots

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National Volunteer Week 2015

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   April 15, 2015 16:04
Volunteers Rock…


The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) is proud to be taking part in Volunteer Canada’s 74th Annual National Volunteer Week (#NVW2015), during April 12 to 18.

Each day from April 13 to 18, SBIA will be posting thank you messages featuring some of our many volunteers on our social media accounts. Please take the time to see us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Follow the #NVW2015 and #SBIA for the fun.


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Connections: Winter 2015

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 16, 2015 21:03
 

 

This latest edition of Connections features a report from the 2014 Fall Retreat - we included a few photos (the full album can be viewed on our Facebook Page).

You can find a sneak peek of the upcoming Spring Retreat on page 7.

Our annual BrainLove campaign takes place in March. Visit participating businesses across Saskatchewan and donate $1 to receive a BrainLove sticker.

We have included the poster for the upcoming Brain Blitz presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan. 

Download the full issue: Connections - Winter 2015.pdf (3.20 mb)

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Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association Applauds SUMA Resolution

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 6, 2015 15:00

Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association Applauds SUMA Resolution

 

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2015


The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association applauds the resolution by SUMA to encourage the province of Saskatchewan to pass mandatory bicycle helmet legislation.

Research suggests bicycle helmet legislation increases helmet usage and decreases the risk of severe brain injury. In jurisdictions that introduced helmet legislation, helmet usage increased by 30% and the risk of severe brain injury was reduced by an estimated 45%, according to current research.

“This resolution by SUMA is an impressive demonstration of co-operation and leadership by public officials who are in the closest contact with their constituents, and therefore in a position to understand the devastation a preventable injury can cause both an individual and a family”, said Saskatchewan Brain Injury Executive Director, Glenda James. “We appreciate this support from SUMA, and we encourage the Government of Saskatchewan to enact legislation making helmet use for wheeled activities mandatory”.

Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability among young people. 

Unfortunately, the only cure for brain injury is prevention.  

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association strives to prevent brain injuries and improve the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families.


For more information, please contact Glenda James at 306.692.7242 

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Save the Date - Brain Blitz presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 6, 2015 09:53

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Hayley Wickenheiser - Special Guest at Brain Blitz!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 5, 2015 09:45

For Immediate Release

February 5, 2015 

Olympic Gold Medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser

Special Guest at Brain Injury Prevention Gala

 

Saskatoon – The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) is thrilled to announce the 2015 Brain Blitz presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan will feature five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, on Saturday, May 9th at TCU Place in Saskatoon.

As a decorated Olympian, Wickenheiser has led the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team to four gold medals and one silver medal. She is widely considered the greatest female ice hockey player in the world.  At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she was elected to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOAC) Athletes Commission.

Wickenheiser knows the importance of preventing brain injuries in sports. "More than ever before, experts as well as laymen are truly beginning to pay attention to concussions and their effects on both children and adults. This is especially true and important in a sport such as hockey,” said Wickenheiser.  I am so excited to come to my home province and to attend the Brain Blitz gala for such a great organization helping those with brain injury and continuing to shine a light on a topic that was once shunned in sport."

SBIA partners with WorkSafe Saskatchewan to help educate youth and adults about ways to prevent brain injuries, including concussions. “Brain injury is invisible and its impacts can be devastating to families,workplaces and communities. We are grateful that Hayley is coming to shinea spotlight on brain injury and its effects,” said Phil Germain, Vice President, Prevention & Employee Services, WorkSafe Saskatchewan.  We are very pleased to support SBIA's efforts to prevent brain injuries, support survivors and their families, and promote awareness and education in Saskatchewan.”

Off the ice, Hayley’s achievements include: Sports Illustrated’s number 20 of 25 Toughest Athletes in the World, a two-time finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation Team Athlete of The Year, twice named among the Globe and Mail’s “Power 50” influencers in sport, and named among QMI Agency’s top 10 “Greatest Female Athletes in the History of Sports.” In 2011, Hayley was appointed to the Order of Canada and most recently was inducted to Canada’s Walk of Fame. Wickenheiser’s passion for sport is matched by her desire to give back to the community in her work with organizations such as JumpStart, KidSport, Project North, Right to Play, Ovarian Cancer Canada and many others.

“We are extremely delighted to host such an amazing ambassador for hockey and the province of Saskatchewan,” said Glenda James, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association. “Hayley is a powerful role model whose understanding of brain injury can have an impact on how we view concussions and the choices we make.”

 

Get Your Tickets:www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx

For More Information:  Phone: (306) 373-1555   Email: info_sbia@sasktel.net

Download full release: 02-04-15 - Hayley Wickenheiser.pdf (1.10 mb)

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Happy New Year!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   January 1, 2015 14:33

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Happy Holidays

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   December 18, 2014 11:30

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Remembrance Day - We Will Remember Them

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   November 11, 2014 10:12

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Happy Halloween - Be Safe Out There

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   October 31, 2014 14:05

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