Opus has chosen the Victoria Brain Injury Society as their charity of choice for their 13th Annual Christmas Donation Drive! Opus has been raising funds for local community groups for the past 12 years. Opus matches all donations in gift cards of equal value to the funds raised to assist each group’s programs.
So, if you’re thinking of shopping for art supplies this holiday season, make sure you support this generous business! All proceeds from the Opus Christmas Donation Drive will go to the Victoria Brain Injury Society’s Creative Arts Program. Thank you Opus!
Wow, we pulled it off! What an absolutely fantastic fundraising event. We are simply stunned by the amazing effort everyone put in – all of the time, energy and hard work of our volunteers and staff members; it was evident on the big night that we had an out-of-this world team!
We really couldn’t have asked for a better group of people: dedicated, passionate and determined. Each and every one of them. We are so grateful for the time everyone put in, and that they were willing to put up with the hectic flurry of activity on Saturday night. We are thankful for their smiles, laughter and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
People who sustain a brain injury experience multiple changes and losses in their lives. These losses become apparent in many areas of a brain injury survivor’s life when they pop up unexpectedly. Common examples include activities like making a quick choice on what clothes to put on or preparing dinner or meeting up with friends or going to work. The implications of these losses are personal, multiple, meaningful, and painful. Grieving these losses can assist people with an ABI to let go of the old in order to develop new patterns and horizons in their lives.