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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)

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

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BrainLove - Media Release

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 13, 2014 11:03

For Immediate Release

A new kind of love is in the air, but the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) isn’t talking about romantic love.  

BrainLove is a partnership between the provincial organization and the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association (SRPA) to encourage the public to learn about the brain and make the health and safety of their brains a priority during Brain Awareness Month in March.

“You have only one brain and it controls ALL of the body’s functions.  Keeping it safe and healthy should be of utmost importance to everyone” says Glenda James, SBIA Executive Director.  A healthy brain begins with healthy choices at play, at work and in social activities.  

The two provincial organizations are teaming up with the BrainLove campaign not only to raise awareness, but also funds for educational programs.  Glenda James, Executive Director of SBIA and Sandi Lougheed, President of the SRPA formalized the partnership recently with a contract signing and photo opportunity at the annual gathering of the Elks and Royal Purple in Saskatoon.

“Royal Purple has a long history of raising funds for educational purposes and we are thankful to be joining SBIA in our mission to educate,” said Sandi Lougheed, President of the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association.

Beginning March 3, participating businesses around the province will be collecting donations on behalf of SBIA and SRPA. For a donation of $1 or more, customers will receive a BrainLove sticker.

The funds raised by the BrainLove Campaign are used to support those living with brain injuries and their families; as well as supporting prevention programs with the goal of reducing the incidence of brain injury. 

BrainLove kicks off a busy season of activity for SBIA with the annual Spring Retreat for survivors and families at the end of March, followed by the annual BHP Billiton Brain Blitz Gala presented by Worksafe Saskatchewan on May 3 at TCU Place which features Matt Dunigan as the keynote speaker.  Tickets are $150 and available at www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx    

 

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For more information: www.sbia.ca

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


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