BIAWE 2010

The BIAWE has participated in a variety of events and fundraising initiatives.

Please check out the upcoming events below and please review the menu options above to see some of the highlights from previous events.

We thank all those who generously gave to the BIAWE.

Taste of The Caribbean: May 1st, 2010

We hosted our 5th Annual Taste of the Caribbean Fundraiser Gala on May 1st, 2010.

It was a fantastic night of fun in support of the Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County with a Caribbean Buffet, Dancing, DJ and Steelpan by E. Man & Caribbean Dancers

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us at our 5th Annual Taste of The Caribbean Fundraiser! This year’s event saw great music, dancing, limbo, some fantastic food and wonderful prizes. Thanks go out to all the sponsors of the event. Thank you to all the volunteers for offering their time and talents.

We look forward to seeing you all again at next year’s gala

Road Safety Challenge: May 12th, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex participated in the Road Safety Challenge

Road Safety was the message from several Windsor-Essex agencies during this event as they kicked off a month-long event schedule for the region. That includes the “Helmets on Kids” program that began in Windsor last year. It’s a program aimed at providing children with
free helmets, if they can’t afford to buy them.

Pasta Fundraiser: June 9th, 2010

We hosted a Pasta Fundraiser at Mr. Bigg’s in Belle River on June 9th, 2010.

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the BIAWE is raising awareness with another one of our Pasta Fundraisers.

Tickets were $10 each:

All you can eat pasta, rolls, salad, tea & coffee … Some great door prizes were given out!

It was a fantastic night for all of us, check out the slide show to see the highlights.

Rediscover Your Bike, June 12, 2010

The event was a great success, with an estimated 130 participants, taking part in fitting, bike safety checks, the bike rodeo, and/or the trail riding at Little River Park.

For the injury prevention component of this event, The Windsor Paramedic Bike-Patrol Association was available to fit helmets and to give instruction on proper use.

Rediscover Your Bike

BIAWE Bicycle Survey

BIAWE Donation for a Softouch Wand, June 27, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex donated $2000 that was designated for a Softouch Wand.

Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital is committed to providing the best care possible for the people of Windsor and Essex county and this neurosurgery tool will help in that endeavor.

BIAWE Donates Funds towards a Softouch Wand

Donation for Softouch Wand

BIAWE Joins Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program, August 3, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex County places a high value on our relationship with you, our donors. Without your support we would not be able to achieve our mission to enhance the lives of residents of Windsor and Essex County affected by acquired brain injury through education, awareness and support. We thank you for your commitment to us.

We believe that transparency and accountability are essential to our success. With this in mind, we have recently joined Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program.

BIAWE Joins Imagine Canada's Ethical Code Program

BIAWE Joins Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program

Drive-In Movie Night: Friday August 20th, 2010

BIAWE hosted a Drive-In Movie Night at the Ottawa Street Market plan Parking Lot on August 20, 2010, featuring the Disney Picture film “Up”

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Shoppers Drug mart (Walker & Ottawa Street)
  • Classic Bingo 4
  • Poirier Electric Limited
  • Open Air Productions
It was a fantastic night, everyone enjoyed the show. We look forward to more drive-in movie nights to come.

Thumbs Up Fore Golf: September 9th, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County & the Johnson family cordially invite you to the:

1st Annual Bill Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament

Together, BIAWE and the Johnson family have established this golf tournament to support other families in our community. Bill was an avid golfer, but tragically, was involved in a car accident and suffered a catastrophic brain injury. It was a long and hard recovery, but with support, Bill was able to return home. Golf became a therapeutic part of his life. Bill always gave everyone the “thumbs up” sign. Unexpectedly, Bill passed away January 1, 2009. Bill would have celebrated his 40th birthday August 5, 2010. This tournament aims to celebrate his life, to support of community and help others through the BIAWE.

Date: Thursday September 9, 2010

Check out the website: for details and registration.

Ambassadors Ride Street Party: September 26th, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County partnered with the Ambassadors Ride Street Party.

Sunday September 26, 2010

Main Street Belle River (Notre Dame St.) 1-7pm

Biggs Backyard BBQ & Street party

Check out the website: for updates.

BIAWE Street Ride

BIAWE Dinner & Annual General Meeting: September 28th, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County hosted a dinner & Annual General Meeting with a honoured guest speaker: Dr. Nathania Liem.

Tuesday September 28, 2010

Malden Park (Malden Road)

  • 5:00 – 5:30pm: Dr. Nathania Liem – Beyond Disabilities; A New Initiative
  • 5:30 – 5:45pm: BIAWE Annual General Meeting
  • 5:45 – 6:30pm: BIAWE Dinner; All Guests welcome to join us for dinner.
BIAWE Dinner & AGM

BIAWE Skating Fundraiser: November 14th, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County, located in Windsor, hosted a Skating Fundraiser.

Sunday November 14, 2010

South Windsor Recreation Complex

  • 11:30am: Tickets go on sale
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Skating

$5 / Adults
$3 / Kids under 12

Remember to bring your helmet!”

Helmets are strongly encouraged!

We have an Executive Director!!!

December 17, 2010

Laura Kay

Please join us in welcoming Laura Kay as our new Executive Director. The Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex selected her based on her excellent qualifications, suitability and outstanding references.

Laura’s main priorities are to maintain and expand existing programs, increase membership, referrals and participation in activities and to meet the needs of the BIAWE.

In addition, Laura will work in a liaison capacity with the Windsor Essex County Injury Prevention Coalition and Mental Health Connections. She has many years of experience in the non-profit sector working as a staff liaison with boards and leading campaigns from their inceptions to completion.

Check out Laura’s full bio