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November 2011

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Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne to Perform at Benefit Concert to Help Local Organization Cut Down on Waitlists

VICTORIA, BC (11 AM – November 2, 2011) – Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne and friends will lend their vocal talents to the Victoria Brain Injury Society at the 4th Annual Black & White Gala on Saturday, November 19th, 2011.  

Due in part to increased awareness of the connection between Sidney Crosby-like concussions and brain injury, the Victoria Brain Injury Society has seen an upsurge in the number of people accessing their services. In order to meet...

Today participants of the Coping Strategies program wrapped up 20 weeks of learning, laughing and friend-making.

Today's celebration included a lot of yummy treats brought in by participants, and a lot of fond memories recalled from weeks gone by.

One participant, Greg, sat down with Director of Resource Development, Nicole Nelson, to share his story and his experiences in the program.

Here is what Greg shared:

It happened in the early morning hours of July 31st 2009 while I was showering. It was my last day of work before my five week holiday. I knew right away something was wrong. There was...

Did you know that the Victoria Brain Injury Society offers a Creative Arts Program for brain injury survivors?

Facilitator Katusha Dmitrieva runs the program every Monday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Fernwood area.

This holistic approach to recovery offers survivors a chance to use the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

We believe that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps survivors work through challenges, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self...