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May 2014

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We would like to thank Island Savings Credit Union for continuing to fund our Families First Program.

Families First provides family members with a comprehensive opportunity to become further educated about the issues they and their loved ones will be facing as a result of a member of the family experiencing a brain injury. The program supports family members as they learn about rehabilitation, legal issues, financial issues, services and resources available and the long-term implications of the injury.

The overarching goal of our society is to lend a supportive and helping hand to those...

Join us for a presentation by Recreation Integration Victoria, and for our Annual General Meeting!

Don’t miss your chance to see how your Society is doing. Celebrate our achievements and meet your Board of Directors.

You can meet friends old and new and join in a sing-a-long with VBIS’s very own, ever popular “Forget-Me-Notes” band. 

Complimentary food and beverages will be on hand smiley

 

Our office will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 19th. We will re-open on Tuesday - see you then smiley

Our office will be closed on Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st for Canada Day. We will re-open on Wednesday, July 2nd. See you then!

Do you love parades? Want to be a part of our parade float on Monday, May 19th 2014 in the Victoria Day Parade?! We'd love to have you join us.

Just contact Anna, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 250-598-9339 or e-mail her here and she'll sign you up!

We are so excited to welcome our newest team member, Leah!

Leah will be starting in a new role, as Intake Coordinator, on Monday, May 26th. She will be the smiling face you see at reception every day.

Growing up on a dairy farm outside of Vancouver, Leah followed the salt air to Victoria. After completing her Biology degree at the University of Vitoria, she fell in love with life on the rock.

Leah is very honoured and excited to be joining VBIS in her new role as Intake Coordinator. From her varied careers and interests she brings with her a wide range of skills, particularly those developed...

This year a group of passionate VBIS clients and volunteers have decided to particpate in the Spring Sprint event happening at the University of Victoria on Sunday May 25th in order to raise awareness for the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada! 

The Victoria Brain Injury Societies' very own walk and run group that happens every Wednesday from 11am to 12pm decided they wanted to take their active rehabilitation further by helping support local organizations and causes. As a result they have signed up to participate in this wonderful event with the team name The Brain Stormers! If you want to join...

We are so grateful to Harbourside Rotary for renewing funding for our Music Program. This program has become one of our most popular, to the point where we can barely fit all of the participants in one room!

The Music Program has numerous benefits for brain injury survivors. In terms of physical rehabilitation, using rhythm, pitch, vision and hearing enables clients’ brains to sing words that they aren’t able to speak. Music therapy also has the unique opportunity to focus on the client as a whole person with many abilities and strengths. This program provides clients with positive, successful...