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.
BIAWE hosted a Social Event!!!
When: September 21, 2011
Where: Theiseen Orchards Ltd. Leamington
Why: To meet and have fun with other ABI Survivors
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.
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.
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 â€¢ outdoor games â€¢ scavenger hunt
Why: To meet and have fun with ABI survivors their caregivers, family members & friends
Who: Everyone Welcome â€¢ please bring a lawn chair or blanket
Cost: ABI Survivors are Free Suggested Donation $5
Register: Contact Laura Kay
Our next event will be held in September
Thank you to all those that came, it was a great success!!!
ThinkFirst SMART HOCKEY
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.
After The Crash
February 17th, 2011
Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex County & Ontario Brain Injury Association
ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS DRAMATIC WORK
After the Crash
At the historic MacKenzie Hall,
3277 Sandwich Street, Windsor
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
â€œWe are extremely pleased to be teaming up with the Ontario Brain Injury Association in order to have After the Crash performed here in Windsor,â€ says Melanie Gardin, President of the Brain Injury Association of Windsor Essex County. â€œWe have heard great reviews about the performance and can only image the impact the play will have on our local attendeesâ€, 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.
â€œThe 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 goalâ€, 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 Dâ€™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 email@example.com. This event is sponsored by Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Bayshore Home Health, and FJD Disability Management.
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 !!!
ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY – The Untold Story
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
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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