BIAWE 2011

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.

Past Events

Apple Picking

BIAWE hosted a Social Event!!!
When: September 21, 2011
Where: Theiseen Orchards Ltd. Leamington
Why: To meet and have fun with other ABI Survivors
Cost: Free

East Enders Reunion

September 10, 2011

BIAWE hosted a Reunion!!!

Thank you to all those that come out to the event. It was a great event, many memories were shared.

Concussion Workshop

September 8, 2011

BIAWE hosted a Concussion Workshop

The workshop was a huge success. The speakers were great and the feedback was very positive.

CTV, Windsor Star, CKLW and Cogeco TV all showed and did interviews. Thanks goes out to the organizing committee and all the volunteers that helped out for a job well done.

Movie Night

BIAWE hosted a Drive-In Movie Night

Featuring: “The Princess Bride”

Location: Ottawa Street Market Place Parking Lot

Date: Friday August 5, 2011

Special thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart. All proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex County

Thank You to all the volunteers. Thanks to the community for supporting us. It was a wonderful night!!!

RONA Community Appreciation Day

June 25, 2011

Thank you to all those that came, it was a great success!!!

Fun in the Sun!

When: Wednesday, June 1st – 4 pm to 6 pm

Where: Optimist Park – 1075 Ypres Boulevard, Windsor

What: BBQ by M&M Meat Shops • outdoor games • scavenger hunt

Why: To meet and have fun with ABI survivors their caregivers, family members & friends

Who: Everyone Welcome • please bring a lawn chair or blanket

Cost: ABI Survivors are Free Suggested Donation $5

Register: Contact Laura Kay

Phone: 519-981-1329


Our next event will be held in September

Thank you to all those that came, it was a great success!!!


ThinkFirst is proud to launch our new ThinkFirst SMART HOCKEY Video, presented by Scotiabank and Reebok CCM Hockey.

Canadian kids are passionate about hockey! Many of us have favourite players and work hard to be like them on the ice. Even when wearing the required gear, players can suffer injuries, which is why it is important to think first and keep respect in the game. This is why ThinkFirst Pensez d’Abord Canada created a new hockey video with support from Scotiabank and Reebok CCM Hockey.

Check out the full story from Think First here: ThinkFirst SMART HOCKEY


Taste of the Caribbean Fundraiser

April 2, 2011

Thank you to all those who could join us for a wonderful night!!!

A night of fun in support of the Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County.

Caribbean Buffet, dancing, DJ and Steelpan by E. Man.

No speeches, No Raffles, No Silent Auctions

Partial charitable receipt available.

Cocktails at 6:00pm, Cash Bar, Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.

Tickets $100

After The Crash

February 17th, 2011

Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex County & Ontario Brain Injury Association


After the Crash

At the historic MacKenzie Hall,
3277 Sandwich Street, Windsor
Thursday, February 17th, 2011

“We are extremely pleased to be teaming up with the Ontario Brain Injury Association in order to have After the Crash performed here in Windsor,” says Melanie Gardin, President of the Brain Injury Association of Windsor Essex County. “We have heard great reviews about the performance and can only image the impact the play will have on our local attendees”, she continues. This is the first time the play will be held in the area.

“After the Crash” is about what comes after the brain injury. The play was written and directed by Julia Gray as part of a Toronto Rehab research project led by Drs. Angela Colantonio and Pia Kontos. After the Crash is based on information gathered from brain injury survivors, their family caregivers and health care providers in a series of focus groups along with findings from a literature search. The result is a moving even disturbing story about the devastating effects of a traumatic brain injury on Elliott, a lawyer, his wife, family and friends as he goes through the rehabilitation process and attempts to recover. The play takes the audience through a roller-coaster ride of emotions, and explores topics such as grieving and loss of self, how to deal with behavioural issues arising from brain injury, how to engage patients and families in the rehabilitation process and how to communicate effectively with a person who has sustained a brain injury.

While the play is written with Health Care Providers, Case Managers and Care Decision Makers in mind, anyone can benefit from learning about the after effects of brain injury. Brain injury can be catastrophic and often happens suddenly. “Your whole life could change overnight” says Ms. Gardin. The actors in this play reinforce the need for compassion for survivors and providing them with respect,
choice and control.

Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability for people under 40 years of age with motor vehicle collisions and falls accounting for the majority of injuries. These sudden injuries can result in physical, emotional-behavioural and psychosocial impairments that can be temporary or permanent.
“The play is effective because it appeals to your emotional side while being extremely educational. I am sure the knowledge that we learn from the play will be remembered by our guests, which is our goal”, says Gardin.

After the Crash will take place on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 pm at McKenzie Hall. Tickets are $15 and include Hors D’oeuvres along with a cash bar. For more information or for tickets please contact the Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County at 519-733-4900 or by email at This event is sponsored by Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Bayshore Home Health, and FJD Disability Management.

Ontario Trillium Foundation



Trillium Grant


We are so pleased to announce that we have received approval for a Trillium Grant.

Objectives of the Trillium Grant

  • To enhance the quality of life for brain injury survivors by maintaining and expanding programs
  • Increase brain injury awareness and reduce incidence of brain injury

Stay tuned for more information. We are very excited !!!


Why are sports fans concerned about the number of concussions sustained by hockey players? Why do boxers get punchy? Why do so many of them have to take early retirement?

The reason: Acquired Brain Injury

ABI The Untold Story
ABI The Untold Story

BIAWE Newsletters

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BIAWE Event Calendar

We keep a running calendar which you can see on the right, you can see a larger calendar here

BIAWE Events 2010

We have participated and hosted a number of events this year. You can see the highlights and photo galleries here: BIAWE 2010 Events

BIAWE Events 2009

We participated and hosted a number of events in 2009. You can see the highlights and photo galleries here: BIAWE 2009 Events