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The latest edition of Connections is here!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 9, 2018 16:28


 

 

 

      The latest edition of Connections is here!

It features a report from the 2017 Fall Retreat. More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page.

Brain Blitz is on pages 3 & 4.

The Programs can be found on page 5 and information about the Spring Retreat can found on Page 6, 7 and 8.

Keep warm and stay safe!

 

     

 

 

 

Download the full issue: Winter 2018.pdf (3.57 mb)

     

 

 

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Links to Chasing Normal

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   October 2, 2017 11:04

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Connections - Fall 2017 Newsletter

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   September 26, 2017 00:30

 

The latest edition of Connections is here!

It features a report from the 2017 Brain Boogie. More photos from the 15th Annual Walk/Run can be on our Facebook Page.

Volunteer of the Year is on page 5.

The Programs can be found on page 5 and information about the Fall Retreat can found on Page 4, 6 and 8.

Keep warm and stay safe!

 

     

 

 

 

Download the full issue: Fall 2017 Newsletter.pdf (4.18 mb)

     

 

 

 

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Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 23, 2017 07:39

For Immediate Release

 

As we enter graduation season, high school seniors across the country take an important step toward the realization of their dreams and career goals. 

Three years ago, when Hailey Harms escorted her friend Evan Wall as he achieved that rite of passage, life changing injury was not a part of their future plans.

Hailey was a competitive skater who hoped to make the national team and compete in the Olympics. Evan was a linebacker who won MVP his senior year and excelled in maths and sciences.

Three years later, due to unrelated brain injuries, their lives will never be the same.

Hailey sustained multiple skating-related concussions and was told she would never be able to skate again.

Evan was in a car accident that left him where he is today - working hard to regain control of his speech and mobility.

Two talented, ambitious teenagers from the same rural community sustained completely separate brain injuries that changed the course of their lives forever. Brain injury can happen to anyone.

Evan and Hailey’s stories are featured in a four-part video mini-series for Brain Injury Awareness Month being released nationally on social media over the next two weeks under the hashtags #BIAM17 and #thisisthefaceofbraininjury.

The video mini-series can be viewed at www.sbia.ca

Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.  Close to one and a half million Canadians live with the consequences of brain injury everyday. 

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is a charitable organization that strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families.   Visit www.sbia.ca for more.

 

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Contact: Glenda James at 306.692.7242 |1.888.373.1555 | email info_sbia@sasktel.net

 

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2017 BIAM SBIA VIDEO news RELEASE.pdf (221.28 kb)

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)

Questions for Provincial Election Candidates

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   March 29, 2016 10:25

Election Day is almost here, but here are some Questions for Provincial Election Candidates
From Poverty Free Saskatchewan, Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry and Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger
that folks may want to ask local candidates and take into consideration.

Questions for prov candidates - PFS, RAPM, REACH handout, Mar 15.pdf (67.83 kb)

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SOAR and The Shooting Stars Foundation Partnership

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   April 30, 2015 11:59

We are so excited to be partnering with The Shooting Stars Foundation!


The SOAR program will be supported by The Shooting Stars Foundation for 2015 and 2016.


The cheque presentation was made April 28, 2015 in Regina.
Glenda James with Mike Sillinger and Jamie Heward, who will be telling his story at the May 9 Brain Blitz
presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewanat TCU Place in Saskatoon are pictured.

 

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2015

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   April 16, 2015 13:17
We are featuring some of our young volunteers today.

It is a statistical fact that when young children volunteer with family members they grow up to be active volunteers in their communities.


Thanks to all the families that volunteer to improve the lives of others.


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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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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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