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In 2010, Caitlin Saunders was told she may never walk again.

But guess what? Against all odds she will be running a half marathon on October 7th, 2012.

Caitlin is a warrior. She fought every day, even when the battle seemed unwinnable. Soon she took her first step; then another; then another. Now she is aiming to reach her goal of completing the half marathon this Sunday.

Caitlin is going the extra mile, and she wants you to join her. She is spearheading a pledge drive to raise critical funds for the Victoria Brain Injury Society. And there is a great need. Currently, the Society serves...

VBIS will be closed for the day on Thursday, October 11th 2012.

On Sunday, October 7th, Terri walked across the finish line at the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, having completed her first 8k race!

Here is Terri’s story, in her own words:

About three years ago I decided to be proactive regarding my health, both physically and emotionally. I started exercising in Sooke. I was referred by them to the Victoria Brain Injury Society. I started off using the dance program. I enjoyed this so much I used some of the other services as well, such as the arts, peer support and writing programs.

Last summer, the Victoria Brain Injury Society started a Walk and...

The Victoria Brain Injury Society presents the 5th Annual Evening of Black & White…Because Grey Matters Gala Fundraiser in the Pacific Ballroom of the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This enchanting evening will include an intimate concert with the inspiring group Destino, a champagne reception, tapas, silent and live auctions and much, much more.

Destino means destiny in Spanish and Italian. It was truly destiny that brought this uniquely diverse group together. Destino is made up of three handsome young men and one stunning young woman that love...

Please join us  at the Victoria Brain Injury Society in a Celebration of Life for ARTHUR EBY who died in September after a long battle with illness on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

As part of the celebration, we will be sharing stories.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”

Eskimo Proverb


VBIS will be closed from December 22nd, 2012 - January 1st, 2013.

We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd 2013.

Have a wonderful holiday season, from all of us here at VBIS!

Communication between brain injury survivors and their support person are often stressful and marked by irritation.

This 4-session group for brain injury survivors and their support person focuses on developing effective partner communication skills. Working with two other couples, the survivor and their partner, either romantic or otherwise, will learn about the common effects of brain injury along with communication strategies that honour both the survivor’s and the support person’s needs.

The goal of the group is to develop concrete, practical strategies that the survivor and the support...

Come and join us for a Holiday Celebration!

We want to share some Holiday cheer with you on Wednesday, December 19th 2012 from from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We’ll have snacks and refreshments, so come and join us, why don’t you!!!

This invitation is open to all VBIS members, board members, friends and supporters.