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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

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Remembrance Day - We Will Remember Them

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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


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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.

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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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