This year VBIS has had the honor of being chosen by the Victoria Legal Support Staff Association (VLSA) as their charity of choice for their annual silent auction! The event is happening on December 2nd at the Comfort Hotel on Blanshard, and VLSA and VBIS would like to encourage anyone who can to come out and support the event! All proceeds will go towards helping VBIS and our many programs so we can continue to provide comprehensive and quality service. We want to express our sincerest gratitude to VLSA for their support, this will make a huge difference for us this year! You can read more...
This Sunday we are proud to announce our involvement in the 1st ever Backfit LIFE Fair happening at the Backfit Clinic (1092 Mckenzie Avenue) in Victoria! We are inviting you to Live Inspired, Free, and Empowered with us, so mark your calendars for September 28th! All proceeds from the event will go to support VBIS and our programs, so come out, bring your friends and family, and enjoy a full day of fun and learning! There will be interactive lectures, classes, and tons of local vendors to keep you moving and learning about all sorts of wellness issues.
Like many victims of acquired brain injury (ABI), when Heidi Fink suffered a concussion back in May she was left incapacited, unable to work or even take care of herself properly. Thats when her friends kicked into gear and made Heidi the happy recipient of what she calls a 'meal train'. While she was in bed recovering from her incident, her friends set up an ongoing food delivery system for the down and out chef, which meant she could focus her time and energy on recovery instead of the now difficult task of feeding herself that used to be as routine as... well, her work.
We have relocated today's picnic to the Victoria Curling Centre at 1952 Quadra Street! The Centre is right across the parking lot from the VBIS office. If you have any questions, please call our office at (250) 598-9339.
This story highlights the importance of laughter, and of the vital work of organizations like the Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) in our community. This story was written by VBIS volunteer Gray Leigh, as told to him by Andy L.
Laughter has been termed a source of healing in many cultures, a respite from the unavoidable and persistent trials that plague everyday life. The human condition has, since time immemorial, been defined by an eternal need to seize the day and draw out as much delight from each and every experience as one can. The ability to make light of the obstacles...
The Victoria Foundation, funders of the Victoria Brain Injury Society's Coping Strategies class (which happens every Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm and Friday from 10am - noon), have shared a story on their blog about one of our members here at VBIS.
We wanted to take a little space to write a short thank you to the Rotary Club of Saanich for their generous donation to the Victoria Brain Injury Society. Pictured here is Nicole Nelson with Deborah Webb, a director at the Rotary Club of Saanich.