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June has been officially declared Brain Injury Awareness Month in British Columbia. The Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of Our Province of British Columbia, signed the proclamation into effect on May 27, 2011.

The Victoria Brain Injury Society works diligently to ensure British Columbians are made aware of the impacts brain injury can have on our entire community.

VBIS will be closed from December 23, 2011 to January 2, 2012. We will reopen on January 3, 2012. Tha happiest of holidays to everyone. See you in the new year!

National Volunteer Week pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy.

If there ever was an organization that relies so heavily on their volunteers to carry out the variety of services and support to the people served, it is VBIS. Our large and dedicated volunteer team consists of a wide variety of people from all walks of life, all of whom give so much of themselves. This week, we celebrate all they have accomplished and thank them for their passion and dedication.


The Victoria Brain Injury Society's Run & Walk Team joined brain injury survivor David McGuire for the last 2 kilometers of his epic journey across Canada on Friday, December 9th, 2011.

David sustained brain injury in 2005, and his life changed dramatically after brain injury. He wants to bring awareness to this cause and although he was told by doctors that he’d never walk again, he decided was going to run! And run he did. A marathon a day, in fact! The event was called A Run to Remember and David ran from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, BC.

David’s goal is to inspire people...

We had a joyful Holiday Celebration that filled the VBIS office with delightful songs, bright smiles and festive cheer!

Our all-star volunteer, Andrea Schneider, organized the entire event, with the help of Brenda Hurd and Anna McLauchlan.

Over 70 people made their way through our open doors, enjoying delicious treats, graciously donated by Cobbs Bakery on Shelbourne, Safeway (University Heights and Oak Bay), the Market on Yates and Dominos Pizza on Quadra. Board member Barbara Toller brought a lovely pot of hot apple cider and Caffe Fantastico supplied scrumptious coffee!

We had a rousing...


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