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Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays

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Remembrance Day - We Will Remember Them

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Happy Halloween - Be Safe Out There

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Happy Thanksgiving - From our Table to Yours

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Barb Butler - Her Advocacy is Personal!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   October 2, 2014 09:38

The Regina Leader-Post has a wonderful story with SBIA Board Member, Barb Butler, talking about her journey with brain injury. it is a fabulous story that everyone should read!

Click here to access the story.

Here Barb Butler (right) is pictured with Regina Chapter Member Gordie Fisher at the 2013 Brain Boogie.

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Connections: Fall 2014

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   September 28, 2014 23:53

This latest edition of Connections features a report from the 2014 Brain Boogie - check out page 3 for a great shot of our long-term partners and Brain Boogie sponsors.

You can find a brief story about the upcoming Fall Retreat on page 7 with the poster on page 5.

On page 6 you will find the details for all of our Regular Programs, many of which are back up and running after taking a break for the summer.

All this and more inside this issue!

 

Download the full issue: Connections - Fall 2014.pdf (1.83 mb)

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Brain Boogie - Positive Steps in Motion

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   September 4, 2014 11:44

Boogie for Change in our Communities


For Immediate Release 


All it takes is a fall – or a collision whether you are at home, on the field or on the road – to become one of the 2200 Saskatchewan people who acquire a brain injury each year. 

Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE killer and disabler of children, youth and those under 44.  Brain injury can result from common every day activities and can affect one’s life in a dramatic way with significant changes to personality, abilities and mobility.

The only cure for brain injury is PREVENTION! 

It is for this reason that the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association strives to prevent brain injuries.  But those who have survived brain injury seek support and programs in their own communities.  The Brain Boogie raises money to make that happen in cities around the province.

The 12th Annual Brain Boogie will be taking place:

September 6, 2014: Saskatoon & Regina

September 13, 2014: Prince Albert

September 20, 2014: Yorkton

The Brain Boogie is a provincial walk-a-thon event to raise money for the programs that support brain injury survivors and their families. Participation in the Brain Boogie by survivors and their families is very strong because survivors value the programs the Brain Boogie supports and they enjoy the sense of community that the event offers.  Some survivors spend the entire year collecting pledges, sometimes a loonie at a time. 

The Brain Boogie consists of a group walk through a designated route, followed by a Family Fun Brain Boogie Celebration with BBQ & other fun activities.  Each location’s event is unique with some offering yoga warm-ups and in Yorkton, a Zumbathon!

Get your boogie on! Join us for the fun while showing your support!

 

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For further information about the Brain Boogie and individual locations, please contact

Glenda James, Executive Director, by email at info_sbia@sasktel.net or by phone at 306.692.7242.

Download the full release: Release - Sept4.pdf (1.08 mb)

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Connections: Summer 2014

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   July 16, 2014 20:21
 

The latest edition of Connections is ready for you!

We have an article about the 2014 Survivor & Family Camp at Arlington Beach Camp - you can find more photos from Camp on our Facebook Page.

We have partner features with BHP Billiton and Saskatchewan Blue Cross.

We have a report about Brain Injury Awareness Month powered by SK Blue Cross.

We also information about the upcoming Brain Boogie:

August 30th - Moose Jaw

September 6th - Saskatoon, Regina, and Yorkton

September 13th - Prince Albert

 

Download Newsletter: Connections - Summer 2014.pdf (1.86 mb)

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 29, 2014 13:26

Making the Invisible, Visible

For Immediate Release

Emilia Becker is a 19 year old brain injury survivor. But you wouldn’t know that if you met her because YOU CAN’T SEE A BRAIN INJURY.

That is the theme for the 2014 Brain Injury Awareness Month powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross in June. It is also the theme of the poster recently released and distributed to hundreds of schools, municipalities, politicians and community groups in Saskatchewan.

Emilia was 11 years old when she acquired a brain injury. It was a sunny, fall day and she was riding in the school bus she had been taking daily for years. But that day the bus collided with a truck.

As a result, Emilia had to adjust to a new reality. She had to relearn basic skills. Simple tasks now took great concentration. Although she has been fortunate in regaining most of her skills, she is not the same person she was before her injury.

Emilia says she often wished she was wearing a cast on her head so that people would remember that she was living and working with a permanent injury – an invisible one, but no less challenging for its lack of visibility.

Emilia very eloquently describes her experience and how a brain injury can affect both an individual and her family. She drew a standing ovation from close to 400 people when she spoke at the annual BHP Billiton Brain Blitz Gala presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan in Saskatoon last May. This summer, she is telling her story to groups around the province between June and August 2014 in order to raise awareness about brain injury.

Brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death 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.

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For more information, please contact Glenda James at 306.692.7242.

Emilia Becker can be contacted for an interview at sbia.education@sasktel.net

Download the Full News Release: BIAM News Release 2014.pdf (130.73 kb)

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