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Jim Hopson, former President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders to speak at the Brain Blitz Gala

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   March 29, 2016 12:39

We are so excited to announce Jim Hopson, Saskatchewan Roughrider team president  will be the guest speaker at Brain Blitz Gala on Saturday, May 7 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.


Tickets are available at www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx

Jim hopson - Press Release - March29 2016 Brain Blitz Gala.pdf (290.78 kb)

Anthony Calvillo autographed footballs up for auction

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 2, 2015 17:17
Anthony Calvillo, three time Grey Cup winning quarterback, took some time to meet with Aimy Thiessen,
Brain Blitz committee volunteer and sign a couple of footballs.

For a chance to bid on one of these autographed balls, come to The Brain Blitz presented by
WorkSafe Saskatchewan.

Get your tickets at www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx.

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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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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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Connections: Spring 2014

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 15, 2014 13:34

 

 

The new issue of Connections is ready for you!

Inside this issue we are kicking off summer with a report about the BHP Billiton Brain Blitz presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan. You can find the report on pages 1-2 and our sponsors on page 7. Go to our Facebook Page for more event photos!

On page 4 we have a report from the Spring Retreat, which took place at the end of March, 2014.

We also have a partner feature with Phil Germain of WorkSafe Saskatchewan discussing the partnership with SBIA.

You will also find the 2014 poster for Brain Injury Awareness Month powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross.

Finally, we are kicking off the 2014 Brain Boogie - find the poster, and information about signing up and beginning your pledge collecting summer! 

Download the full issue: Connections - Spring 2014.pdf (1.88 mb)

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Community Event with Matt Dunigan and Graeme Bell

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 1, 2014 14:06

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2014 Brain Blitz Emcee is Catriona Le May Doan!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   April 10, 2014 10:00

Unusual Pairing of Sports Legends will Share Stage in May

For Immediate Release 

Saskatoon – An unlikely pairing of Hall of Fame legends will share the stage as Catriona Le May Doan joins Matt Dunigan at TCU Place in Saskatoon on Saturday, May 3.  Le May Doan, the evening’s emcee, will collaborate with the evening’s keynote, quarterback legend Dunigan, in an interview style address at the 2014 BHP Billiton Brain Blitz Gala presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan.    

Le May Doan is a two time Olympic Gold Medalist in speed skating, a five time World Champion, and one of Canada’s most successful and highly decorated athletes. Known as “the fastest woman on ice”, Le May Doan broke 13 world records, and was inducted into both the Order of Canada and the Sports Hall of Fame. In her post competition career, Le May Doan has served as an Olympic broadcaster and as Honourary Coach of Canada’s Special Olympics team.

Le May Doan’s appearance is made possible thanks to Saskatchewan Blue Cross, which recently joined SBIA as a long-term partner for Brain Injury Awareness Month in June. “We’re proud to partner with the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association to increase awareness and promote prevention of brain injuries," says Todd Peterson, VP Sales and Marketing at Saskatchewan Blue Cross. "It's shocking to realize that brain injury is so prevalent [CDC counts 1.7 million per year] and that thousands of people in Saskatchewan are currently living with a brain injury disability. Our goal for this strategic partnership is to support the improved health and wellness of Saskatchewan residents, as we've been doing for over 65 years."

BHP Billiton is once again the title sponsor for the Brain Blitz.  "At BHP Billiton, safety is a core value, which means it is at the centre of everything we do both at work and at home. We take great care to ensure that our employees go home safely to their families every day, and that they are provided with tools and knowledge to help them lead safe lives outside of work.” said Chris Ryder, Vice President Corporate Affairs at BHP Billiton Canada Inc. "The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association plays a key role in extending awareness and educating our communities about the dangers of, and potentially life altering impacts resulting from, acquired brain injury and we are extremely proud to be working with this important organization." 

WorkSafe Saskatchewan is the presenting sponsor of the BHP Billiton Brain Blitz. Phil Germain, Vice President, Prevention & Employee Services said, “The impact of an injury to the individual, their families, workplace and community can be devastating, not to mention the strain these preventable injuries place on our health care system.  We are very pleased to support SBIA's efforts to reduce brain injuries and promote awareness and education in Saskatchewan.”          

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For more information and tickets: www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx

Contact: Glenda James 306.692.7242 or info_sbia@sasktel.net

Download full release: News Release - Brain Blitz Emcee 2014.pdf (554.78 kb)

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Connections: Winter 2014

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 18, 2014 13:44
 

The latest edition of Connections is ready for you!

Inside this issue:

  • Information about the upcoming Spring Retreat (March 29-30)- Register Online!
  • Save the Date for the upcoming Brain Blitz (May 3) - Buy your tickets online!
  • BrainLove is in the air... Get ready for the launch on March 3
  • Brain Walk is taking place on March 16
  • Living with a Disability Expo on March 31
  • Partner Feature with BHP Billiton
  • Updates  to our Regular Programs - them all here.

Download the full issue: 

Connections - Winter 2014.pdf (1.21 mb)

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2014 Brain Blitz Speaker - Matt Dunigan

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   December 19, 2013 10:00

CFL All-Star Matt Dunigan - Special Guest at Brain Injury Prevention Gala

For Immediate Release

Saskatoon – The 2014 BHP Billiton Brain Blitz presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan takes place Saturday, May 3 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, featuring legendary quarterback and Analyst for the CFL on TSN, Matt Dunigan.  The Brain Blitz Gala is the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association’s (SBIA) largest annual fundraiser.

In 2006, Dunigan received the League’s highest honour with his induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as well as being named as one of the TSN Top 50 CFL Players of the modern era. 

A three-time CFL All-Star and five-time divisional All-Star, Dunigan won two Grey Cups – 1987 with the Edmonton Eskimos and 1991 with the Toronto Argonauts. Following a successful college career at Louisiana Tech, Dunigan played with six CFL teams throughout his professional career: Edmonton Eskimos, B.C. Lions, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Birmingham Barracudas, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Dunigan still holds the CFL record for total yards in a single game with 713 yards. 

In an interview style format, Dunigan will share stories about his life and his football career.

"Life is full of choices - to speak or to listen, to encourage or to dishearten, to play or to watch, to love or to hate. I have chosen to speak, encourage, play and to love in the wonderful city of Saskatoon!” said Matt Dunigan, “I’m looking forward to being teammates with the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association and making a difference in the world of sport.”

BHP Billiton is once again the title sponsor for the Brain Blitz.  "At BHP Billiton, safety is a core value, which means it is at the centre of everything we do both at work and at home. We take great care to ensure that our employees go home safely to their families every day, and that they are provided with tools and knowledge to help them lead safe lives outside of work.” said Chris Ryder, Vice President Corporate Affairs at BHP Billiton Canada Inc. "The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association plays a key role in extending awareness and educating our communities about the dangers of, and potentially life altering impacts resulting from, acquired brain injury and we are extremely proud to be working with this important organization." 

 

WorkSafe Saskatchewan has become a partner with the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association and is the presenting sponsor of the 2014 BHP Billiton Brain Blitz.  Phil Germain, Vice President, Prevention & Employee Services said, “The impact of an injury to the individual, their families, workplace and community can be devastating, not to mention the strain these preventable injuries place on our health care system.  We are very pleased to support SBIA's efforts to reduce brain injuries and promote awareness and education in Saskatchewan.”   

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For more information and tickets: www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx

Contact:   Glenda James: (306) 373-1555    Email: info_sbia@sasktel.net

Download Release: Dec 19 - Brain Blitz News Release.pdf (833.32 kb)

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