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2018 Brain Boogie

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   July 31, 2018 17:15


For Immediate Release


A Walk in the Park to support the Long Journey After Brain Injury 


What began as a normal work day for Bob Spuzak, became life altering for him and his family when his vehicle collided with another at a dangerous intersection on the Trans Canada Highway. With “Prayers for Bob”, his family rallied friends, church, co-workers and extended family to support his long journey through recovery.   


Every August, they gather in Moose Jaw’s Crescent Park, armed with pledges and team spirit to celebrate Bob’s progress and to raise funds at the Brain Boogie.  The Brain Boogie supports the programs that mean so much to Bob, his family and other survivors throughout the province who find support and community where Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) groups meet. 


“Immediately after the accident, everyone was there for us but once they heard, ‘He’s going to make it!’ people’s attention returned to their own lives, unaware of the very long, hard journey ahead,” says his mother, Andy Dellabough.  Because of the support of his family and church, Bob’s story is different from that of others whose brain injury isolates them, but SBIA programs are still important for peer support and learning. 


The Brain Boogie is a fun walk held in five cities around the province. It is held on August 25th, 2018 in Regina & Yorkton, August 26, 2018 in Moose Jaw, September 8, 2018 in Prince Albert, and September 9, 2018 in Saskatoon. This event is anticipated all year by SBIA’s enthusiastic members. In each location, it begins with registration at 10 am, and is followed by a BBQ and a family fun Boogie celebration. Each city adds a different spin to the event. In Regina, the Saskatchewan Roughrider cheerleaders lead a warm up; in Moose Jaw, a local yoga studio leads it; in Yorkton, the event is held as a golf tournament and steak night. In Saskatoon, the Coors Light CRUSH Dancers lead a warm up & cheer on participants. 


The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families. Brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of children and those under the age of 44. SBIA aims to change these statistics with awareness through events like the Brain Boogie.



For further information, contact: Glenda James, Executive Director 1.306.692.7242 


CONNECTIONS - Summer 2018

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   July 17, 2018 09:44




The latest edition of Connections is here!


It features a report from the 2018 Survivor and Family.
More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page. 

Brain Injury Awareness Month is on page 4.

The Programs can be found on page 6 and information about the Brain Boogie can found on Page 8.

Stay cool! And be safe!






Download the full issue: Summer 18.pdf (3.44 mb)



June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 4, 2018 10:29

For Release June 1, 2018

More than one million people in Canada are living with a brain injury, and that number increases daily. 
During Brain Injury Awareness Month this June, brain injury associations across the country are putting a face to this epidemic through posters, events, and social media using the hashtags, #BIAM18 and #BIAM2018.
Brain Injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  The focus in 2018 is on WHERE brain injuries can happen.


•    Lisa was a Grade 1 teacher attending a conference when she developed a severe headache.  Fortunately for her, a friend took her seriously, and helped her to get to a nearby hospital where an aneurism was discovered.
•    Nikki was walking home from a neighbour’s house when a drunk driver’s truck hit her.
•    Bruce was at work on a roof when he fell, landing on the pavement below.
•    Rachel was celebrating Thanksgiving with her family at their farm on a beautiful day when the ATV she was riding hit a bump, threw her into the air and landed on top of her.
•    Damien was driving a car in the Yukon that left the highway and rolled over.


Videos of these people telling their stories will be posted in June at
Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44. 
The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is a charitable organization that strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families.  Working with local lodges of the Canadian Royal Purple Society in Saskatchewan and across Canada, we are spreading the message that Prevention is the ONLY Cure for Brain Injury. Visit for more information.

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Interviews can be arranged with each of the people featured in the videos.
Contact: Glenda James at 306.692.7242 |1.888.373.1555 | email


CONNECTIONS - Spring 2018

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 7, 2018 12:38





      The latest edition of Connections is here!

It features a report from the 2018 Spring Retreat. More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page.

BrainLove is on page 5.

The Programs can be found on page 6 and information about the Camp can found on Page 3 and 4.

Happy Spring! See you at Camp!






Download the full issue: Spring 2018.pdf (2.85 mb)




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National Volunteer Week Hits SBIA #NVW2018

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   April 16, 2018 12:14




The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) is proud to be taking part in Volunteer Canada’s 77th Annual National Volunteer Week (#NVW2018), during April 16 to 21.

Each day from April 16 to 21, SBIA will be posting thank you messages featuring some of our many volunteers on our social media accounts. Please take the time to see us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Follow the #NVW2018 and #SBIA for the fun.


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Useful Websites for Lists of Apps:

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   March 21, 2018 14:23


Technology is becoming more and more useful as time progresses.
The following are lists of websites, applications and utilities that are available
to help make life easier to navigate.


Websites that List Applications:

1.      Life-Changing Apps for People with Brain Injury


2.      Top 18 Most Useful Apps for People with TBI’s


3.      Apps as Assistive Technology technology-at/


4.      10 Occupational Therapy Apps for Brain Injury Patients


Favourite/Must Have Utilities/Apps

1.      Find My iPhone app

2.      Calendar

3.      QuickScan Pro – Barcode

4.      YouTube

5.      DocScanner

6.      WhatsApp



Free Apps to Enhance Life Skills

1.      Any do app (time management)

2.      Cozi Family Organizer

3.      Find Friends

4.     iBooks with VoiceOver

5.      Breathe2Relax

6.      JustBefore: Working Memory Trainer

7.      Dragon Dictation

8.      Type’n Talk

9.      Pocket Verbal Ability

10.    Peak

11.   Uber app

12.   Pill Time/Med Time

13.  Elevate Brain Training

14.  Alarmed-Reminders

15.  MBraille



Purchased Apps

1.      Social Skills $3.99  

2.      Answers YES/NO $1.99

3.      OneTouchDial $1.99

4.      Social Skills $3.99

5.      Answers YES/NO $1.99

6.      OneTouchDial $1.99

7.      Snap Dial $.99

8.      Lumosity Pro

9.      Due – Reminders & Timers $6.99

10.    Viskey $5.49



The latest edition of Connections is here!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 9, 2018 16:28




      The latest edition of Connections is here!

It features a report from the 2017 Fall Retreat. More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page.

Brain Blitz is on pages 3 & 4.

The Programs can be found on page 5 and information about the Spring Retreat can found on Page 6, 7 and 8.

Keep warm and stay safe!






Download the full issue: Winter 2018.pdf (3.57 mb)





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UoR Kin students take part in #GivingTuesday for SBIA

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   November 21, 2017 02:14

If other organizations or individuals would like to host a fundraiser on behalf of SBIA, we can help!

Xmas Poster for 3rd Party Fundraisers(1).pdf (725.62 kb)


National Philanthropy Day November 15th - Celebrating the Impact of 10 years of giving

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   November 14, 2017 10:20


SBIA is proud to co-present Ken Dryden

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   November 7, 2017 10:39