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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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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    



For more information:

Contact: Glenda James | Phone:  (306) 373-1555 | Email: 

Download Release: BrainLove media release_forreleasse.pdf (475.57 kb)

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BrainLove Launch!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   January 27, 2014 10:27

The BrainLove Campaign is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association and the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association to raise awareness about brain injuries, encourage brain health, and raise funds for ongoing education and prevention programs, as well as support for brain injury survivors and their families.

For Brain Awareness Month in March, we will be collecting donations at your local businesses - a $1 donation can be added to your bill and in return you will receive a BrainLove sticker!


You will be able to donate $1 at participating businesses beginning March 3, 2014. 



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.”   


For more information and tickets:

Contact:   Glenda James: (306) 373-1555    Email:

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

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Happy Holidays!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   December 18, 2013 11:38

Happy Holidays from the Staff and Board of Directors of SBIA - we are very grateful for all our supporters!


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Get Your Melon Helmet Today!!!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   November 26, 2013 11:31

Here we have a SK Roughrider Melon Helmet being proudly worn during the 101st Grey Cup. The helmet was rubbed for luck throughout the game, and we all know how that ended... in Victory!!!!Melon Helmet at Grey Cup


Rubbing this helmet will not produce a genie, but it may win a Grey Cup... and wearing one when playing on wheels will protect your brain!

Give a gift that shows your Rider pride, and keeps on giving - Protection for your loved one and help for SK brain injury survivors!

$100 donation to SK Brain Injury Association will get you this helmet and a $50 charitable receipt.



Pick-up available in Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, and Prince Albert. Shipping to anywhere Canada at a cost of $30.

Call 306.373.1555 or email to get your helmet today!!!!

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Connections: Holiday 2013

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   November 20, 2013 01:24

We have released our special edition of Connections for the Holidays!

Inside this issue we have:

- A report from the recent Fall Retreat with a few pictures. More photos can be found on our Facebook Page

- Feature interview with our partner, BHP Billiton

- Information about upcoming Holiday Parties across the province

Connections - Holiday 2013.pdf (576.66 kb)



Connections: Fall 2013

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   September 22, 2013 22:57

The Fall 2013 issue of Connections is now out! Inside you will find a report about the 2013 Brain Boogie with a few photos. As well as information about the fast approaching Fall Retreat. You can register online at

Download this issue:

Connections-Fall 2013.pdf (1.02 mb)

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Connections: Summer 2013

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   July 15, 2013 11:25

The latest edition of Connections is ready for you! Inside this issue, you can catch up on past events including reports from the Brain Blitz, Camp, and Brain Injury Awareness Month.

You will also be able to learn about upcoming events, including the Brain Boogie, which is sure to be a blast!

Big shout-out to our Brain Blitz sponsors, and our long-term partners. They are featured on Page 7 of the newsletter. Without them our prevention and education work would not be possible. 

Download the full newsletter

Connections- Summer 2013.pdf (2.64 mb)

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From CBC: Brutal Attack in Hockey in B.C.

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 17, 2013 18:33

Here is an article about an incident in BC - it again showcases the need to install respect for not only your own brain and health, but you need to respect other players, as well. Much of the behaviour mentioned in the article is unnecessary and shouldn't be taken lightly.

Click for the CBC Article

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