In this Issue >>>

Defy Limitations Gala Christmas Celebration Telus Grant Superhero Social

Volume 1 February 2014

Knowing What We Do!
Now in 3D: The Future of Brain Research >>> pg. 6 There’s an APP for That!>>> pg. 5 Brain Injury as !ignificant"y Affecte# $y %ife Four Ti&es >>>pg. '( B)) )a"en#ar >>> pg. '* + ', -#son .e/s >>> pg. 0 Tren#ing in Professiona" !ports: )oncussion %a/suits >>> pg. *' A#1ertise /ith us! >>> pg. 2 Ac3no/"e#ge&ents>>>pg. **
On January 14, 2014, the Honourable Anne McLellan, OC PC, former Deputy Prime Mini ter of Cana!a an! Director of the "#L$% #!monton Community &oar!, pre ente! a che'ue for (1),000 from "#L$% to &rain Care Centre at our #!monton office* "he che'ue !emon trate! "#L$%+ upport for &CC+ Assisti1e 4e1ice Training Progra&. &CC ,ill u e the -rant to e'uip our in tructional pro-ram ,ith the late t technolo-y uch a .Pa! , cell phone , oft,are, etc* "he -rant ,ill al o upport the trainin- of taff on the ne, e'uipment* All in all, it ,ill -reatly ai! &CC+ A i ti/e De/ice "rainin- Pro-ram an! help client achie/e a -reater 'uality of life an! fo ter in!epen!ence ,ith the u e of technolo-y* "he "#L$% upport ,a in

4r. 5arnet )u&&ings an# 4irector of Fun# 4e1e"op&ent6 !te1e Boy#6 accept the grant fro& The onoura7"e Anne $c%e""an6 P.).6 8.). /ho ser1es on the Te"us -#&onton )o&&unity Foun#ation Boar#.

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re pon e to a -rant application by &CC to "#L$%+ Community &oar! in late 0all 2011* "#L$% Community &oar! pro/i!e fun!in- of up to (20,000 to charitie in the ma2or re-ion in ,hich "#L$% !oe bu ine * &CC -reatly appreciate "elu + #!monton Community &oar!+ upport of our pro-rammin- re'ue t* 3u!o to "elu 4

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Board of Directors >>>
Presi#ent Treasurer !ecretary )hief Financia" 8fficer $e&7er at %arge $e&7er at %arge 4irector 4irector !tephanie Bo"#t Ryan Barry Tracy 4es%aurier @ait"in )"uff Bruce irsche6 A.). Auentin Ranson .ancy -. )u&&ing Frances Binger

Brain Care Centre Staff Directory >>>
Executive Director "#erations $anager "''ice Coordinator Director o' Fund Develo#ment Client (ervices $anager (ervice Coordinator /nta+e Coordinator0 (ervice Coordinator (ervice Coordinator (ervice Coordinator (ervice Coordinator "ccu#ational 5)era#ist %ead (u##ort Facilitator0Counsellor (u##ort Facilitator0Counsellor Community %iving Coordinator ,e)abilitation 5)era#y 4ssistant Volunteer Coordinator Community Engagement Coordinator<(ignature Events (ervice0(u##ort Coordinator C4=CC 8 Edson (ervice Coordinator 8 Edson Dr. Garnet Cummings %ouise &ensen ()amim *)anb)ai (teve :oyd $i+e ,yan -icole (avignac $adison (teele 1eidi $ast &ulie 1anson 4dam Grimmelt (te#)anie (ilva 5eresa %a,oc7ue89al+er %isa :aranies+i &ean ,oy %arissa (t.4rnaud &anine 5remblay 4ndrea Carroll =a#irny 5annis 4rsenault %aura (ee Ext 1 0 Ext 112 Ext 110 Ext 11; Ext 124 Ext 11. Ext. 114 Ext 122 Ext 122 Ext 11 Ext 126 Ext 12 Ext 112 Ext 12. Ext 12; Ext 1 Ext 111
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Message from BCC’s Executive Director
. hope that e/eryone ha! a afe an! memorable Chri tma %ea on an! my be t ,i he for a happy an! healthy 2014* .n late 7o/ember, our ne, 0un! De/elopment Director %tephen &oy! an! . met ,ith John Day, an! #!monton la,yer ,ith bu ine intere t in Ja per* John i al o /ery in/ol/e! ,ith the Marmot &a in 8e ort 9roup in Ja per* One of the item ,e !i cu e! ,ith John ,a ho, the &rain Care Centre coul! become in/ol/e! in the Ja per in January e/ent thi year* John facilitate! a pro2ect ,ith the Marmot &a in team to encoura-e helmet afety ,hile :iin-* An!rea Papirny, the Centre+ #/ent Coor!inator, ,ent to Ja per early in January to meet ,ith the taff at Marmot %:i re ort an! coor!inate the lo-i tic of our in/ol/ement* A a re ult of that meetin-, &CC ,ith be ,or:in- ,ith Marmot %:i 8e ort on t,o ,ee:en! !urin- Ja per in January to promote a,arene a,arene about concu ion an! helmet u e on the :i hill by :ier an! no,boar!er * An campai-n ,a !e/elope! by &CC taff calle! the ;<Lu/urbrain Campai-n*= %taff from the

4r. 5arnet )u&&ings -;ecuti1e 4irector

#!monton an! #! on office of &CC ,ill be in Ja per on the ,ee:en! of January 2)th an! 0ebruary 1 t to launch thi pro-ram* %taff ,ill pre ent a concu ion in> er/ice to the :i patrol an! ,ill ,or: ,ith the rental taff to a i t an! teach the correct ,ay to fit a helmet* "he pecific -oal of the ;<Lu/urbrain campai-n= are? "o pro/i!e e!ucation to the taff of Marmot &a in about helmet afety, ho, to properly fit a helmet an! concu ion e!ucation* "he campai-n ,ill e!ucate @remin! taff at Marmot &a in, one of Cana!a+ lea!in- :i@ no,boar! re ort , about the importance of fittina helmet properly, concu ion pre/ention, an! e'uip them ,ith the :no,le!-e on ,hat to !o if omeone u tain a blo, to the hea!* "hi :no,le!-e ,ill enhance the :ill et of the Marmot &a in taff an! potentially impro/e the outcome in the e/ent of an in2ury* "o promote the <Lu/urbrain Campai-n, focu in- on helmet fittin-, concu ion e!ucation an! ,hy i it mart to ,ear a helmet* "hrou-h the u e of ocial me!ia an! a conte t to -i/e a,ay cool priAe , &CC can -enerate po iti/e thin:in- an! !ra, attention to concu ion pre/ention an! mana-ement* "o promote &rain Care Centre a the lea!er of brain care, the local community re ource in the Ja per re-ion for pre/ention e!ucation an! upport er/ice for per on impacte! by ac'uire! brain in2ury* "here are many people that u tain a traumatic brain in2ury, ,hether it i mil! or mo!erate, ,ho !o not :no, ,hat to !o or ,here to -o for upport* &CC pro/i!e that upportB ,e ,ant people to :no, more about u , inclu!in- ,here an! ho, ,e can be reache!* "he <Lu/urbrain Campai-n= conte t ,inner an! picture from Ja per ,ill appear in the neCt i ue of Co-no co*

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Message From The President >>>
A hu-e than: you to e/eryone ,ho upporte! &rain Care Centre+ Defy Limitation 9ala on 7o/ember J4 Hhether it ,a throu-h atten!in-, !onatin- auction item , /olunteerin-, or financial upport, e/ery part ,a inte-ral to the ucce of our 9ala* . hope you foun! it to be a fun ni-ht but al o an informati/e

ni-ht* "han: al o to the &rain Care Centre taff for all their har! ,or: an! the eCtra hour put in for the 9ala, a ,ell a the amaAin- ,or: they !o each an! e/ery !ay at &rain Care Centre* On behalf of the &oar!, . ,oul! al o li:e to than: Ly!ia 3a,un for her time ,ith the &rain Care Centre &oar! of Director * Ly!ia ha ta:en on a number of role !urin- her er/ice on the &oar! inclu!in- Pre i!ent, Pa t Pre i!ent, an! %ecretary* A a care-i/er, brain in2ury i omethin- that i /ery near to Ly!ia+ heart an! ,e are -rateful for the in i-ht an! !e!ication he pro/i!e! a a &oar! Member* Boar# of 4irectors Presi#ent !tephanie Bo"#t

Welcome! >>>

.ico"e !a1ignac6 B!c.

A#a& 5ri&&e"t6 B.A.

7icole 2oine! the &rain Care Centre team in October 2011 a a %er/ice Coor!inator an! i currently an acti/e member of our concu ion pro-ram* Prior to comin- to &rain Care Centre, 7icole ,or:e! a a !i ability upport ,or:er a ,ell a a re earch a i tant at the $ni/er ity of Alberta*

A!am 2oine! the &rain Care Centre team in January a a %er/ice Coor!inator @ %upport 0acilitator* He brin- ,ith him a /ariety of intere t , a ,ell a hi eCperience a a Douth an! 0amily Coun ellor *

.n the pa t, &CC ha ha! a rotary line y tem, ,hich ,oul! ho, the Centre i mo/in- to a Eoice number li te! belo, in your caller .D* Plea e !i continue !ialin- the e phone o/er .P phone y tem* number , a they ,ill no lon-er connect to &CC* FG0 4FF F)F) i no, the only phone FG0 4F4 )IFG number for &CC+ main line* Hith the FG0 4FF FJ1I ne, y tem, thi number can ea ily FG0 4FJ 1211

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Now in 3D: The Future of Brain Research >>>
&y &rienne Mc3enAie, M%c, Online Eolunteer

$nra/elin- the my terie of the human brain, the miniature brain or-anoi! brain i tric:ier than it oun! * Hi!ely con i!ere! the mo t complicate! or-an in the bo!y, the a/era-e a!ult brain ha o/er 1F0 billion cell pac:e! into an area not much bi--er than a ba eball1* .t i a hi-hly or-aniAe! y tem, ,ith an intricate cellular tructure, -i/in- ri e to a compleC 1>D or-an* 0or cienti t , tu!yin- the brain po e uni'ue challen-e * #Caminin- i olate! cell in a !i h eliminate the brain+ compleC architecture, an! animal mo!el often fail to accurately repro!uce human !i ea e * CompleC computer mo!elin- tool are pro-re in- rapi!ly, but are no ub titute for tu!yin- !i ea e in a biolo-ical y tem* %o ho, !o cienti t tu!y !i ea e that !i rupt the !elicate !e/elopment of the human brainK #arlier thi year, cienti t from the .n titute of Molecular &iotechnolo-y of the Au trian Aca!emy of %cience in Eienna ma!e a hu-e leap for,ar! for the fiel! ,hen they ucce fully -enerate! a elf>or-aniAin-, 1>D mini> brain, or ;brain or-anoi!= in their laboratory2* Only 4mm in iAe, the e tiny brain or-anoi! pac: a bi- impact for brain re earcher aroun! the ,orl!1* Le! by enior author Dr* Juer-en 3noblich, the Au trian team ho,e! that the 1D brain or-anoi! re emble human brain in e/eral important ,ay * Ju t li:e the !e/elopin- human contain a hot pot ,here neuron are born !eep in i!e the brain* A it !e/elop an! -ro, , the or-anoi! pro!uce a layere! pectrum of eC'ui itely or-aniAe! cell , from early pro-enitor cell to fully !e/elope! neuron * Hith uch :ey imilaritie to the human brain, the e miniature brain or-anoi! ,ill be /aluable mo!el in the 'ue t to un!er tan! brain !i ea e * “Under highly controlled growth conditions, these cells can form brain progenitor cells that selfassemble into pea-sized brain organoids.” "he :ey to the brain or-anoi!+ ucce i the in!uce! pluripotent tem cell* Pluripotency !e cribe the tate ,hen a in-le cell can !e/elop into many other type of cell * 0or in tance, a pluripotent cell coul! become a mu cle, :in or brain cell* $nli:e embryonic tem cell , in!uce! pluripotent tem cell are ma!e from a!ult :in cell * 9enetic fine>tuninenable re earcher to coaC the e !ifferentiate! a!ult cell into a more embryonic tem cell>li:e tate* "hi tate, :no,n a pluripotency, enable cell to !ifferentiate into a /ariety of !au-hter cell , inclu!in- neuron an! other brain cell * "o ma:e the brain or-anoi!, cienti t u e! :in ample from a!ult human an! -enetically coaCe! them bac: into a pluripotent tate* $n!er hi-hly controlle! -ro,th con!ition , the e cell can form brain pro-enitor cell

that elf>a emble into pea> iAe! brain or-anoi! * "heAu trian team al o te te! ,hether :in cell from patient ,ith brain !i ea e ,oul! pro!uce brain or-anoi! that recapitulate! a !onor+ !i ea e* 8emar:ably, :in cell from a patient ,ith microencephaly 5a !e/elopmental brain !i ea e6 ,ere tran forme! into a brain or-anoi! that ,a it elf abnormal compare! to healthy control * . the brain or-anoi! the perfect mo!elK 7ot 'uite yet* Hithout bloo! /e el to upply oCy-en an! nutrient , the brain or-anoi! remain tiny, an! !oe not yet recapitulate the full compleCity of the human brain+ 1> D tructure* 7onethele , the brain or-anoi! ha earne! it place in cientific hi tory a a hu-e tep for,ar! in the battle to un!er tan! brain !i ea e*
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.et/or3s .e/s >>>
7et,or: Acti/ity Centre ,ill be hol!in- it econ! annual %prin- 0lin- 0un!rai er on %atur!ay March 22n!, 2014 at 0inna-an &ar &i tro an! &illiar! locate! at 11)I0 0ort 8oa!, #!monton* "ic:et are (10 each ,hich inclu!e co/er char-e an! a complimentary hi>ball or 12oA !raft* Door open at Fpm 5:i! ,elcome until Gpm6* "here ,ill be a ilent auction, )0@)0 !ra, an! raffle priAe * All are ,elcome4 Procee! ,ill -o to purcha e ne, electronic for 7et,or: Acti/ity Centre* .f you ha/e any ilent auction item to !onate, or if you are intere te! in purcha in- tic:et , plea e contact Chel ea at FG0>4F4>11I1*

Christmas Celebration >>>
On "hur !ay December )th, 2011, &rain Care Centre, in partner hip ,ith 7et,or: Acti/ity Centre an! HJ%, ho te! the annual Chri tma Celebration* %taff an! client en2oye! a ma-ical e/enin- complete ,ith a plate! tur:ey !inner, carollin- an! priAe * Photo Cre!it? $mar Junai!

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Edson News >>>
By Tannis Arsenau"t6 !er1ice )oor#inator6 -#son

)o&&unity Access for Persons In )ontinuing )are< the )AP)) Progra&
CAPCC pro/i!e upport to people li/in- in continuin- care ,ho are ocially an! culturally i olate!* .t i primarily uch a M%, brain focu e! on tho e un!er I) year ol! li/in- in lon- term care facilitie ,ho can communicate their preference throu-h peech or bo!y lan-ua-e* "hi pro-ram i for tho e impacte! by a ran-e of !i abilitie in2ury, mental health !i or!er , or any combination* O/er the pa t fi/e year a the CAPCC coor!inator, . ha/e upporte! many client from Ja per, Hinton, #! on an! Drayton Ealley* . ha/e a i te! them ,ith plannin- trip , tran portation, a i tance for hoppin-, recreation uch a ,immin-, playin- !art , :arao:e ni-ht , an! lon- ,al: in community M often ,ith one on one taffin- a i tance* . coor!inate the in/ol/ement of companion 5u ually from lon->term care centre 6 to !e/elop an! implement er/ice plan that meet the nee! of the client * 3>&ri %olution in Drayton Ealley i an eCample of a local a-ency that pro/i!e upport taff ,ho ma:e the e plan a reality, re ultin- in client ha/in- a couple of hour of taffe! outin- e/ery ,ee:* Client really en2oy ha/in- thi er/ice to acce acti/itie that they other,i e coul! not* . continue to monitor an! chan-e plan for client to match their life tyle choice * Human Services - Disability Policy and Supports Division provides annual funding to !! for the !"P!! program.

:rain Care Center Edson (u##ort Grou#
Location? &CC Office> #! on Meetin- are hel! e/ery fir t an! thir! He!ne !ay of the month from 1pm to 1pmB the -roup !oe not meet !urin- the ummer month of July an! Au-u t* "he -roup upport in!i/i!ual an! familie affecte! by a brain in2ury* .f there are any concern or 'ue tion plea e contact Laura at the #! on &rain Care Center Office*
Fe7ruary 5th Fe7ruary ':th $arch 5th $arch ':th Apri" *n# Apri" '6th $ay =th $ay *'st 4rayton Ja""ey BI 5roup 0ir t an! "hir! Mon!ay of each month at Mitch+ <102 4141 )0 %treet, Drayton Ealley 1?00pm> 1?00pm

-#son !upport 5roup 0ir t an! thir! He!ne !ay of each month at &rain Care Centre #! on office )24> )0 %treet, #! on 1?00pm M 1?00pm

Phone? 1>GII>F12>F)I0 #mail? lauraLbraincarecentre*com
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0or more information on the e -roup or er/ice pro/i!e! in #! on an! Drayton Ealley plea e contact &rain Care Centre "oll 0ree at 1>GII>F12>F)I0*

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Alberta Caregiver College® is a virtual college dedicated to providing courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of caregivers to provide for their family member. Upcoming courses
The Alberta Caregiver College® offers courses for caregivers (family, friends or neighbors) of brain in ury and stroke survivors in the fall and spring. Courses are from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. and are held at the !lenrose "ehabilitation #ospital at $%&'%($$$ Avenue, )dmonton, and are available at various Telehealth sites across Alberta. The course is also available via webcast from your home * please indicate on your form whether you are attending via Telehealth at one of the sites or via webcasting.

Caregivers of Survivors of Brain Injury and S ro!e
Sessions Accessible via a Telehealth site or in your own home via Pilot Webcasting sessions.

There are many issues that caregivers of a brain in ury or stroke survivor may have to deal with when caring for their loved one.
Session " # $uesday% &pri' ((% (0") +ntroduction and ,verview of the Caregiver College Session ( # $uesday% &pri' (*% (0") -hysiological Aspects of .rain +n ury and /troke (0nderstanding .rain +n ury1/troke) Session + # $uesday% May ,% (0") 2unctional and 3obility +ssues after .rain +n ury1/troke (-hysical and ,ccupational "ehabilitation) Session ) # $uesday% May "+% (0") .rain +n ury ( The +nvisible +n ury (Cognitive and )motional Changes) Session 5 # $uesday% May (0% (0")

-or more informa ion or o regis er% call 56%(5'7(8&'& or e(mail 9ynda.3ar:ues;albertahealthservices.ca

/tress and Coping 2ollowing Traumatic Change and Chronic 4isability (Caring for the Caregiver) Session , # $uesday% May (7% (0") Community "esources for Caregivers of +ndividuals with .rain +n ury and /troke (Community "esources)

. became a %ocial Hor: tu!ent at &rain per onal torie of brain in2ury but their a!2u tin- to a per on+ po t> brain Care Centre on %eptember I, 2011 an! ha/e ha! the opportunity an! pri/ile-e of hearin- o many coura-eou torie of ur/i/al an! brain in2ury* . ha! not pre/iou ly ,or:e! ,ith people ,ho ha/e ac'uire! a brain in2ury an! ,a ea-er to learn from both taff an! -roup an! ob er/ation of client meetin- , . am -rateful to ha/e -aine! ome un!er tan!in- about taff an! client+ per pecti/e of the challen-e a ociate! ,ith brain in2ury* "he ,on!erful la!ie in ,omen+ -roup ha/e not only hare! ,ith me their pa ion in life* Hhen be-innin- my time in ,omen+ -roup, . ha! anticipate! that people may be un,illin- to hare their torie of brain in2ury ,ith me a . !i! not ha/e a connection ,ith them yet* Ho,e/er, . 'uic:ly learne! that it ,a 'uite the effect brain in2ury ha on memory an! moti/ation an! ho, little i un!er too! re-ar!in- the !ifficultie face! by the per on ,ith a brain in2ury* "he a!/er ity that client ha/e o/ercome ha been in pirin- an! ha ho,n me ho, upport an! connection can help ,ith
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in2ure! elf* . ,ill continue to ta:e ,ith me the :no,le!-e an! per i tence !emon trate! by taff an! client here at &rain Care Centre, applyin- it to my practice a a %ocial Hor:er* "han: you &CC for ai!in- my e!ucation* 8enee

client at &CC* "hrou-h my time pent in oppo ite* . ha/e learne! about the

Brain Injury Has Significantly Affected My Life Four Times>>>
&y 7icole Hall, Online Eolunteer My name i 7icole HallB . am a 24 year ol! 8e-ina, %a :* re i!ent* &rain in2ury ha i-nificantly affecte! my life four time * My 2ourney ,ith brain in2ury be-an in 1JJJ ,hen my -ran!ma ha! a tro:e* %he pent the neCt iC year in a rehabilitation facility before he pa e! a,ay from a brain blee! in the ummer of 200I* My -ran!ma ,a the fir t family member . ha! lo t, an! it impacte! me !eeply* in2ury* He !ie! ei-ht !ay later a a re ult of the in2urie he incurre! in the acci!ent*

.n 2012, my family an! . ,ere finally tartin- to ettle an! mo/e for,ar!* Li:e !N2O /u, ,e -ot a call about my !a!* He ha! been foun! !aAe! an! barely con ciou out i!e 8e-ina an! ,a bein- !ri/en into 8e-ina to the ho pital* My family ru he! to be ,ith him* My !a! en!e! "hen, in December 2002, . ,a up nee!in- a pecial type of brain in-in- Chri tma carol in my chool+ ur-ery M coilin- M an! ha! to be -ym an! -ot pulle! into the office by tran porte! by air ambulance to the principal ,ho ai! my !a! ,a on %a :atoon, %a :* My !a!+ reco/ery the phone* . thou-ht thi ,a o!!, he ,a e/eral ,ee: in %a :atoon, an! ha! ne/er calle! me at chool before* then more ,ee: in a 8e-ina My !a! tol! me that my mom ha! been Ho pital, before he ,ent home* Lon-> ta:en to the ho pital an! that my term, my !a! ha been able to return cou in ,a comin- to pic: u up* He ,or: almo t fulltime an! ha -one on ai! he lo/e! u an! then he hun- up* to compete in mountain bi:e race an! My brother an! . foun! out late that champion hip * ni-ht that my mom ha! eCperience! a brain aneury m rupture an! re'uire! “...the most unfair thing emer-ency brain ur-ery* My mom that has e er happened to pent the neCt year in .C$, the ho pital an! then Ha cana 8ehab Center me ! happened.” before he came home* .t i 11 year later an! my mom till atten! ,ee:ly "hrou-hout the la t 1) year upport -roup meetin- an! ha ne/er brain in2ury ha ta:en many thin- from !ri/en a-ain nor -one bac: to ,or:* My me? my mom+ ability to be the ame entire family chan-e! that !ay, an! ,e mom he ,a before her brain in2ury, continue to !eal ,ith her in2ury e/ery my hi-h chool ,eetheart, my nai/ety !ay all the e year later* &rain in2urie 5. ha/e become ome,hat of a reali t6, are life>lon-* an! my ability to -o to my !a! ,ith .n 200F, . ha! 2u t -ra!uate! e/erythin- > . realiAe hi !aily tru--le from -ra!e 12 ,ith a cholar hip, an! are much more than mine* Ho,e/er, the mo t unfair thin- that ha e/er brain in2ury ha al o -i/en me a uni'ue happene! to me M happene!* My hi-h per pecti/e on life* . realiAe nothin- i chool ,eetheart ,a e/erely in2ure! permanent no matter ho, many plan in hi-h,ay auto colli ion an! en!e! up ,e may ma:e or i!ea ,e ha/e about uncon ciou in the .C$ ,ith a brain ,hat ,e thin: i fair* "hrou-h my

Photo: My family at my youn-er brother 3ri topher+ -ra!uation in 2011* My !a! 3im, my -ran!pa 7orman, my mom Monica, my brother 3ri topher an! my elf are in the photo *

encounter ,ith brain in2ury . ha/e learne! to be in!epen!ent, con i!erate an! elfle B .+/e al,ay put my family an! other fir t* . no, ,or: at a chil! !e/elopment center an! it on the &oar! of Director for the %a :atche,an &rain .n2ury A oc* . encoura-e e/eryone to -et in/ol/e! ,ith upportin- brain in2ury a,arene an! pre/ention4 Ei it ,,,* bia*ca an! chec: out e/ent li:e the &8A.7 &OO9.# in %a :atche,an* An!, "HA73% 0O8 8#AD.79 "H.% A8".CL#* ;7e/er !oubt that a mall -roup of thou-htful, committe! citiAen can chan-e the ,orl!B in!ee!, it+ the only thin- that e/er ha *= Mar-aret Mea!
PPP7icole i a family member of ur/i/or an! member of the %a :atche,an &rain .n2ury A ociation &oar! of Director *

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*er ice +oordination# Pro/i!e ca e mana-ement an! coor!ination to a i t client to i!entify an! obtain the upport they nee!* "he er/ice i !e i-ne! to help client !e/elop optimal in!epen!ence an! community reinte-ration* Common -oal area inclu!e? the ,ant or nee! of the client an! a uch, client mu t be acti/e participant in the occupational therapy proce * .nter/ention plan are create! ,ithin the conteCt of an in!i/i!ual+ !aily life* "he focu i on enablinoptimal le/el of participation in their o,n home an! community an! fo terin- increa e! le/el of in!epen!ence ,ith their !aily ta : * "hi i achie/e! throu-h :ill buil!in- a ,ell a throu-h a!aptation of the en/ironment or the acti/ity* 8eferral to occupational therapy can be ma!e throu-h a &rain Care Centre %er/ice Coor!inator* /nformation 0 1ducation# &rain Care Centre offer comprehen i/e, up>to>!ate information relate! to the effect of brain in2ury on plan in!i/i!ual , familie an! the community* Plea e contact the office for information on ho, to arran-e an e!ucation e ion* Brain Basics: An -1ening of -#ucation an# *upport ,acilitation# "o further enhance an! upport an .%P, &rain Care Centre offer a %upport 0acilitation pro-ram* "hi er/ice inclu!e one to one coun ellin- e ion !e i-ne! to a i t in!i/i!ual , couple an! familie ,ith !i co/erin- an! utiliAinre ource an! trate-ie for maCimiAin,ellne after brain in2ury* "hi proce may inclu!e a re/ie, of inta:e information, i!entifyin- per onal tren-th an! nee! for upport, -oal ettin-, an! information about brain in2ury, intro!uction to copin- trate-ie an! e!ucational re ource , an!@or referral to community re ource * 0or tho e nee!ina!!itional upport in buil!in- ne, :ill in the community, %er/ice Coor!inator can refer in!i/i!ual to the %upport for Community Li/in- %er/ice 5%CL%6* -ccupational .herapy# Occupational therapy 5O"6 upport &CC er/ice plan by enablinclient an! familie to mana-e co-niti/e an! phy ical chan-e after brain in2ury* Our Occupational therapi t ha the :ill to a e the co-niti/e an! phy ical a pect of !aily functional acti/itie 5i*e*? meal preparation, tran portation mana-ement, mana-inappointment an! che!ule etc*6* "ypical -oal area for occupational therapy er/ice inclu!e acti/itie an! ta : relate! to elf>care, pro!ucti/ity an!@or lei ure* All -oal area an! inter/ention are client centre! an! ba e! on %ife !3i"" )"asses Understanding 2rain /n3ury 4U2/5: "hi cla i one of &rain Care Centre+ mo t popular e ion 4 Any an! all are ,elcome4 Learn about all of the po ible chan-e one mi-ht eCperience after an ac'uire! brain in2ury* Participant ,ill -ain un!er tan!in- an! in i-ht, ,ill feel connecte! to a lar-er community of ur/i/or , an! ,ill ha/e -oal for ,here their 2ourney ,ill ta:e them* *elf-1steem# "hi cour e u e pro/en co-niti/e techni'ue to help in!i/i!ual learn ho, to control the elf>critical inner /oice an! buil! up a healthy en e of elf ,orth* Dou ,ill lea/e thi four e ion cour e ,ith u eful :ill that can ea ily be applie! to your !ay to !ay life an! trate-ie to u e ,hen you face ituation in ,hich your en e of elf ,orth i challen-e!* Dn#erstan#ing i a cour e offere! once per month to parent , pou e , care-i/er , iblin- , frien! of people affecte! by brain in2ury, community member , /olunteer an! profe ional ,ho ,oul! li:e to learn more about brain in2ury an! it effect * "he e ion run "ue !ay e/enin- * Plea e contact &rain Care Centre+ Office Coor!inator for information an! re-i tration* chan-e in memory an! attention after brain in2ury or tro:e* Open to ne, an! returninclient * 6sserti eness .raining# A erti/ene i often

lin:e! ,ith elf>e teem* .t i a :ill ,hich can be practice! an! -ro,n4 &ein- a erti/e mean you can confi!ently communicate your thou-ht , opinion , an! belief ,ithout beinpercei/e! a a--re i/e by other * Dou ,ill learn that it i not o:ay for other to i-nore you, to !eny your ri-ht to be hear! or to ha/e a !ifferent point of /ie,* "hi -roup i a -reat chance to learn ne, communication :ill an! thi -roup i a -reat chance to learn ne, communication :ill * 6nger, ,rustration and /mpulsi ity# An-er i a u eful emotion ,hen u e! ,ell* .t can -et you mo/in-, an! -i/e you the ener-y to protect your elf or your /alue , to tan! up for omethin-* $ e! inappropriately, it can lea! to a--re ion an! ayin- thin- Qin the heat of the moment+ that are later re-rette!* .t+ impo ible to a/oi! people or thin- that an-er or irritate you > but you can learn to control ho, you react to them* "hi -roup teache you ho, to po iti/ely eCpre your elf ,hen feelin- fru trate! an! an-ry, an! you ,ill be -i/en the chance to practice the e :ill in a afe en/ironment* 1lectronic De ices 6ssistance +ommunity 7i ing %rogram "he A i ti/e De/ice "rainin- pro-ram offer client one>on>one trainin- on /ariou electronic !e/ice , uch a , computer , cell phone an! electronic tablet * "he e !e/ice can a i t ,ith memory, communication, or-aniAational :ill an! help to !ecrea e ocial i olation* "hrou-h in!i/i!ual mo!ifie! computer pro-ram an! app client can become more in!epen!ent at home an! ,ithin their community* CLP pro-ram offer life :ill cla e relate! to !e/ice afety, ecurity an! u a-e I#entity Theft: "hi cour e e!ucate in!i/i!ual on the importance of :eepin- your i!entity afe an! a/oi!in- cam *

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5roups techni)ues to improve their current time en e of their ability to cope an! feel Io&en’s 5roup: "hi p ycho ocial upport connecte! ,ith other eCperiencin- imilar management systems as &ell as ne& systems -roup i for ,omen li/in- ,ith ac'uire! challen-e * "hi -roup meet on a bi ,ee:ly as needed. brain in2ury* Area of focu inclu!e ba i * information on the brain an! brain in2ury, health an! ,ellne , copin-, an! acce inupport * "hi -roup pro/i!e a afe en/ironment in ,hich -roup member can eCplore the many ucce e an! challen-e that are inherent in life ,ith a brain in2ury* "hrou-h peer upport, -roup member ha/e the opportunity to normaliAe their eCperience an! learn from other + eCperience * $en’s 5roup: #Presently $nactive% "hi i a upport -roup for male ,ith brain in2urie to enable them to interact ,ith peer an! !i cu trate-ie for o/ercomin- trial an! tribulation in their !aily li/e * Men+ 9roup focu e on peer connection, buil!inhealthy communication trate-ie , an! encoura-e the un!er tan!in- of brain in2ury in relation to /ariou topic * 9roup member are encoura-e! to hare their eCperience , ,hich facilitate !i cu ion an! un!er tan!in- of brain in2ury amon-roup member * ?oung A#u"t 5roups E?A5F: "hi -roup pro/i!e upport for a!ult bet,een the a-e of 1G>10 ,ith a brain in2ury that encounter per onal, ocial, an!@or emotional challen-e in their li/e * "he Doun- A!ult 9roup focu e on buil!inocial net,or: , community in/ol/ement, e!ucation on brain in2ury, an! /ariou topic a ociate! ,ith promotin- ,ellne * Opportunitie for harin-, i!entifyin-, an! !e/elopin- copin- trate-ie , an! natural peer upport are eCplore! !urin- the cour e of each e ion* )aregi1ers’ 5roup: "hi -roup i !e i-ne! for familial care-i/er ,ho are pro/i!inupport to omeone ,ho ha u taine! a brain in2ury* Peer upport i encoura-e! to a i t care-i/er in !e/elopin- a tron-er Bu#get Boosters: Do you ha/e !ifficulty :eepin- trac: of your moneyK . it har! to :eep your bill trai-htK Do your pen!inhabit reflect your prioritie an! /alue K . your pen!in- intentional an! min!fulK Do you hate bu!-etin-, but li:e ha/in- moneyK &u!-et &oo ter i a -roup that ,ill tri/e to help people ma:e better financial !eci ion ,ith confi!ence an! fin! peace ,ith money* "hi monthly -roup ,ill pro/i!e financial a!/ice, -ui!ance an! coachin- an! ,ill inclu!e pre entation on a /ariety of topic * "here i al o an optional mi!>month !rop>in -roup ,here you can come an! a : one of the -roup facilitator about your per onal financial -oal * 'or8shops )"u7 )8..-)T Communication 9roup? "hi t,ice monthly -roup promote peer connection, healthy li/in- an! pro/i!e opportunitie for !i cu ion* Come an! 2oin u for a li/ely hour an! a half of learnin- an! !i cu ion4 !u7stance Dse an# Brain Injury 5roup E!DBIF: #Presently inactive and undergoing revamping.% "hi in!i/i!ual upport -roup for i for tru--lin- ,ith a!!iction an! 19pressi e 6rt .herapy# This group uses art, music and photography as mediums to help clients &or' through issues surrounding grief and loss. *tress, 'orry 0 6n9iety# This group offers strategies to help clients develop more effective coping s'ills. +aregi er *8ills .raining 'or8shop# "hi four ,ee: interacti/e ,or: hop i !e i-ne! to e!ucate care-i/er on ho, to help their lo/e! one to become more in!epen!ent in functional acti/itie * "he metho! you ,ill learn are re earche! ba e! an! ,i!ely u e! an! tru te! by profe ional * "hi cla in2ury* 6cti e 7i ing 0 Nutrition# "hi ,or: hop lay the foun!ation for a healthy life tyle* "he ,or: hop pro/i!e client ,ith information re-ar!in- eatin- healthy u in- the Cana!ian 0oo! 9ui!e, an! trate-ie on ho, to be more acti/e* %trate-ie can inclu!e ho, to hop on a bu!-et, imple recipe , an! acti/ity lo- to help client reach in!i/i!ual -oal * i open to care-i/er of in!i/i!ual ,ith brain

brain in2ury* %$&. i a afe place for client to reco-niAe their ymptom common to brain in2ury an! ub tance u e, e*-* hort> term memory lo , !imini he! 2u!-ment an! moo! !i turbance * &y harin- life eCperience -roup member learn to reco-niAe tri--er an! beha/ior, trate-ie for copin-, ho, to buil! healthy relation hip an! ho, to acce Care Centre* community re ource * "hi -roup run ,ee:ly at &rain

)"asses an# !upport 5roups are offere# to in#i1i#ua"s /ith 7rain injury. EBrain Basics an# )aregi1ers’ 5roup are offere# to caregi1ers of peop"e "i1ing /ith Brain Injury.F )ertain groups are run on an inter&ittent 7asis or are 7ase# on nee#. Therefore6 %:1:1)/*.:6./-N and; or an 6**1**&1N. /* :1<U/:1D for all groups and classes offered at 2rain +are +entre.

.ime &anagement# Participants &hose time !pace is "i&ite# so p"ease register ear"y. Dates may be sub3ect to change. management s'ills have been affected by a %lease see the calendar for specific dates. brain in(ury &ill learn ne& strategies and

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On %atur!ay 7o/ember J, 2011 &rain Care Centre ho te! the DefyinLimitation 9ala at the 8ama!a Hotel R Conference Centre4 "he ni-ht be-an ,ith champa-ne an! a hi-h octane performance by &oomin- "ree "ai:o4 A hi-hli-ht of the e/enin- ,a ,ine pairin- per onally electe! by ,ine coin urer an! foun!er of #notri #berhar! "amm to compliment each cour e that ,a er/e!* #/eryone ha! a bla t playin- a ne,

a!!ition to our e/enin-, an interacti/e roun! of hea! an! tail 4 A,ar! ,a pre ente! to Dr* Julianna 7a-y ,ho er/e! on the boar! of !irector of 7A&.% an! #&.8% for many year , an! ,ho !e!icate! her life to ,or:in- ,ith patient ,ith ac'uire! brain in2ury at the 9lenro e 8ehabilitation Ho pital in #!monton* "he e/enin- :ic:e! into hi-h -ear ,ith A$8A M #!monton+ mo t /er atile

!ance ban!4 9ue t !ance! the ni-ht a,ay to all their fa/ourite hit 4 honorary patron Mr* %tephen R Mr * Lynn Man!el, ,ho recei/e! a tan!ino/ation from the cro,!* &rain Care Centre ,oul! li:e to than: all ,ho atten!e! the e/ent, a ,ell a tho e ,ho /olunteere!, participate! in the ilent auction, an! pon ore! the e/enin-* He rai e! (2J,)00*00 for &rain Care Centre pro-rammin-4

"he Patric: Hir chi Lifetime Achie/ement He ,ere o -rateful to thi year+

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&y "ri tan Hyne , Online Eolunteer

Appearin- in the annal of p ychiatry a early a 1J20, Punch>Drun: yn!rome i an ol! boCin- term !e cribin- the

chil!ren* 7aturally then, many retire!

commi ioner 9ary &ettman ta:e a

player harbour re entment to,ar! the ti-ht>lippe! official tance an! imply 7HL* "hey blame the lea-ue for claim the 7HL+ ;Vme!icalW recor! ,ill pea: for them el/e ,= /a-uely u--e tin- no concealment too: place* "he 7HL ,a , after all, the fir t 7orth

co-niti/e impairment that come from a purpo efully fo terin- a culture of lon-, tou-h career* "o!ay it i :no,n a Chronic "raumatic #ncephalopathy 5C"#6* Durin- a fran: concu ion, a forceful blo, to the hea! cau e an accelerate! impact of the brain a-ain t the inner :ull M thi can !ama-e the /iolence an! profitin- at the eCpen e of their health*

.n li-ht of all thi , a -roup of 200 American port lea-ue to e/en player are no, ee:in- reparation throu-h a cla >action la, uit* "he main alle-ation of the ca e i implement ba eline neurolo-ical te tin-* "hi ,hole fia co i n+t cominout of the blue, min! you* "he la, operate on prece!ent* .n an inter/ie,, !eputy commi ioner of the 7HL, &ill Daly, a!mitte! no urpri e* "hi -roup of 200 former 7HLer eem to be

fra-ile ner/ou ti ue* Hith particularly concealment* "he retire! player claim e/ere or chronic concu ion , u ceptible area of the brain ti ue become inflame! or e/en !ie* %uch the 7HL ,a a,are of the !an-er of chronic hea! trauma, but faile! to ufficiently e!ucate the player * "he

!e-eneration ha been ho,n to cau e, player are bur!ene! ,ith the amon- t other con!ition , AlAheimer+ an! !ementia*

a!!itional proof of cau ationB that i , if a 2umpin- on the -ol!en ban!,a-on of career in the 7HL directly contribute! to the 70L* .t ,a only a matter of time* A (FI) million !ollar ettlement bet,een retire! player an! the 70L i

"a:e a contact port li:e hoc:ey* their pre ent co-niti/e !ecline* %tic: , ice, an! bare :nuc:le naturally colli!e ,ith hea! * . ee player out e/ery ea on ,ith e/ere concu ion * Dou can ea ily ima-ine the -ame i ripe for the emer-ence of C"#* Perhap you e/en recall pre>1JFJ 7HL, ,hen helmet ,ere optional* A lot of 7HLer ,ere "he -reat 7HL an! her loyali t ittin- !o,n, ta:in- the full hoc: of impact !irectly to ,ill certainly not ta:e thi their hea! * . haAar! to a ume that C"# ,a n+t in the /ocabulary of player bac: then either* .n their retirement, ho,e/er, many uffer ,ith the lon-> term effect * 0or eCample, )2>year ol! Jamie Macoun lament that hi 1,12G -ame career a a !efen emen ha left

...the N=7(s “>medical? records will spea8 for themsel es,” @

in the final ta-e of liti-ation* O/er 4,)00 retire! player ,ill benefit from the payout, an! (10 million ,ill -o to me!ical re earch* .n eCchan-e, the 70L ,on+t ha/e to !i clo e recor! about ho, much they :ne, about the !an-er of brain in2ury* After all thi , the 70L ,ill al o eCpect immunity from further la, uit in the ame /ein* "he pre i!infe!eral 2u!-e ha yet to appro/e the ettlement, thou-h* Hhile mo t player are 2umpin- at the -uarantee! payout , eCpert in port la, u pect that, for ome, thi ,on+t be enou-h*
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thou-h* A fe, re pecte! retire! player ha/e !ubbe! thi -roup of 200 a bunch of nobo!y player out for a ca h -rab* #/en ome retire! player ,ho uffer from co-niti/e !eficit tay loyal to the

lea-ue, claimin- the !an-er of hea! in2ury ,ere a common en e ri : of

him tumblin- for the name of hi o,n collectin- an 7HL alary* 7HL

"he momentum from thi

mall

lea-ue an! the fan !e perately ,ant to pre er/e the hi toric /iolence of the port * . certainly !on+t fore ee any

face u pen ion * Perhap the ol! player of a brutal -ame !urin- an era of i-norance !e er/e to ha/e their retirement ,eetene!* A little humility mi-ht be truc: upon both lea-ue in the form of a hit to the poc:etboo:* 8e-ar!le , the e ca e ,ill continue to !ra, out in un a/ory fi-ht bet,een la,yer * "o -et

/ictory may moti/ate ome to ee: lar-er in!epen!ent payout an! !eman!

moral 2u tice M forcin- the 70L to relea e ra!ical oftenin- of hoc:ey or football* their recor! * Concernin- the aforementione! i ue of proof of cau ation, the plaintiff 7HLer e/o:e! eCpert te timony from neurolo-i t an! neuro ur-eon B li:ely the 7HL plaintiff ,ill !o the ame* Clearly then, the cruC i in concealment* Con i!erin- they a-ree! to ettle, the 70L li:ely ha/e ome :eleton in their filin- cabinet * Perhap the 7HL ituation !iffer in thi re-ar!* .f the recor! are a clean a &ettman claim , &i- hit an! -oo! fi-ht are ,hat a lot of the e tic:et ell for* . !o, ho,e/er,

appreciate ho, the threat of financial liability i forcin- the lea-ue into a proacti/e tance on hea! in2ury* An!

ri-htfully o, becau e to!ay ,e can ha/e to a point close to ettlement, the 70L the be t of both ,orl! * 0or eCample, player fou-ht in court for nearly three

the 70L partnere! ,ith the multinational year , o it ,ill be intere tin- to ee ho, technolo-y -iant 9eneral #lectric la t year in a ()0 million !ollar initiati/e to !e/elop ultra>protecti/e material an! ,ay of pottin- the early i-n of C"#* the 7HL ca e play out* Only 200 tron-, the 7HL plaintiff may run out of le-al po,er ,ell before the 7HL !efen!inla,yer e/en bu!-e* Hhoe/er -et pai!, let+ hope ome morali tic compromi e

the 200 player ,on+t ha/e a le- to tan! #ffort are al o un!er,ay to ha/e on in court* On the other han!, if the court !eman! ,hat i better :ept ecret, the lea-ue may in!ee! motion for ettlement a the 70L ha * Let u not for-et, thou-h, the

in!epen!ent neurolo-i t at e/ery -ame* i reache!* .+m ure ,e can pre er/e the "he 7HL ha ta:en a har!>no e! tance on rule 4GB hit tar-etin- the hea! ,ill -et you a ma2or penalty ,ith automatic -ame mi con!uct* 8epeat offen!er pirit of the -ame ,hile re pectin- the anctity of human con ciou ne .

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Wellness Week 2014
La t prin-, &rain Care Centre pilote! ;Hellne Hee:,= ,here client atten!e! e ion at &rain Care Centre relate! to health an! ,ellne * %ince la t year ,a uch a ucce , ,e

%ince the enrolment of our fir t participant in January 2011, &rain Care Centre+ 5&CC6 Concu ion Pro-ram continue to acti/ely upport in!i/i!ual ufferin- from prolon-e! ymptom of concu ion* .n the pa t year, the Concu ion Pro-ram team ha helpe! po t>concu i/e client to achie/e their -oal throu-h the er/ice of Occupational "herapy, Coun ellin-, an! A i ti/e De/ice "rainin- 5Community Li/inPro-ram6* .n or!er to e/aluate the effecti/ene of our pro-ram, a e ment are a!mini tere! before an! after an in!i/i!ual complete the Concu ion Pro-ram* A e ment are ba e! on an in!i/i!ual+ 'uality of life, po t>concu ion ymptom an! e/eritie , a ,ell a a ratin- of client -oal pro-re ion* After re/ie,in- the !ata collecte! in the pa t year, &CC ha een i-nificant a!/ancement in client -oal , a ,ell a a noticeable increa e in e/eral participant + QSuality of Life+ core* 0or the fir t year of client er/ice, &CC+ Concu ion Pro-ram i prou! to announce that ,e ha/e een numerou po iti/e outcome from the pro-ram reflecte! not only by impro/ement in in!i/i!ual a e ment core , but al o in o/erall client achie/ement ,ithin the pro-ram* Al o on-oin- i &rain Care Centre+ effort to increa e public a,arene of concu ion* Lari a %t* Arnau!, &CC+ 8ehabilitation "herapy A i tant, ,or: ,ith Mi!-et an! &antam hoc:ey team in or!er to e!ucate the athlete , coache , an! parent about concu ion mana-ement* %he plan to eCpan! thi e!ucation to other port in the near future* Lari a promote the pre/ention of port concu ion, encoura-e a,arene of the i-n an! ymptom of concu ion, ,hile al o pro/i!ininformation on ho, to mana-e a concu ion if it occur * &CC Concu ion Pro-ram promote the i!ea that :no,le!-e an! appropriate mana-ement of concu ion at the time of in2ury can i-nificantly re!uce one+ ri : of prolon-e! concu ion ymptom * .f you are intere te! in recei/in- more information on &CC+ Concu ion Pro-ram, plea e /i it our ,eb ite 5,,,*braincarecentre*com6 or call FG0>4FF>F)F)*

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Moti/ate!, frien!ly, enthu ia tic an! ,ell>traine! /olunteer are crucial to ucce ful e/ent !eli/ery an! an important part of an or-aniAation+ team* "hey are -enerally the Qamba a!or + of an e/ent > creatin- the fir t an! mo t la tin- impre ion on all participant * Hithout a -reat ro ter of e/ent /olunteer , it i neCt to impo ible to put on a 'uality e/ent* "han: you to our #! on Ca ino /olunteer ? 3alina A :in, &arb &aer Pillay, %tephanie &ol!t, "racy De laurier, Dale 0errerly, John 9artner, %hirley Hall, "han: you to the Defyin- Limitation &ob Han on, Jane, #r,in 3iltat, An-ela 9ala /olunteer ? 3alin A :in, &arb &aer Lin! ay, Chri tina MartineA, &ill Pillay, 9urpaul &ara, 8yan &arry, Michael Mathe, on, Earin:a Moneny, Mi:e &il!er heim, %tephanie &ol!t, 8oA Otto, %harlene Piper, Suentin 8an on, &ro,n, %yl/ia Cao, #liAabeth Carl on, Mar-aret 8u ell, "e! %hiel! , CraiOli/ia Carmichael, 3atilin Cluff, %an!ra Hith the a!!ition of ne, e/ent o/er %lepic:a, 7orman %tron-* the pa t year, &rain Care Centre i Cra,for!, 7ancy Cummin-, De hane "han: you to the al,ay ,on!erful Ol! Deenoo, "racy De Laurier, De/on, eein- 2u t ho, important our e/ent %cona &rain Care Douth an! $mar /olunteer are to our or-aniAation* Me-han Duec:, Michaela #ifler, %te/e 0lo,er , "om 9illar!, &harti 9upta, Hali Junai! ,ho came an! helpe! at the Hithout the con tant enthu ia m an! Chri tma Celebration4 upport of the e elfle in!i/i!ual , our Halpin>Hall, #lina 3im, 7atalie Lan-, Je ica Li, 9race Lu, Earin:a Moneny, e/ent ,oul! not be able to run a He appreciate all your upport4 %a/io 7-uyen, 3elly 7i bet, Maureen moothly, nor ,oul! they run a O+&rien, Juana Par:, &arbara Pe!rycA, efficiently* .f you are intere te! in becomin- an Suentin 8an on, Luc 8oy, &rian %him, e/ent /olunteer, plea e contact Janine . ,oul! li:e to ta:e thi opportunity to Aly a %itter, An!re, Ha!!ell, 0ran 5JanineLbraincarecentre*com6* than: the amaAin- /olunteer ,e ha/e ha! ,or:in- our e/ent o/er the pa t fe, month * He really coul!n+t ha/e uch ucce ful e/ent ,ithout your har! ,or:* Tin-er*

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The /on#erfu" fo"3s /ho ha1e supporte# the $ai"out )a&paign *(', are: Mr * Joan A* &aer, Dou- R Maureen &li , %tephen an! Lin!a &oy!, Jac'ueline #!!y Caithne , "re/or Do!!, Har/ey 0or!, Chun- Do, 3a,ata, Mar: Lan-er, Helen .* Lee , Mar-aret Melton, Da/i! "e! Mitchell, # ther %* On!rac:, He ley Par on , 9len Per chbacher, 9ertru!e 8abino/itA, Martin R %an!y 8omano,, 9ioia %allu tio>Jar/i , Henry R Hil!a %ta iu:, M * %uAanne Eallee, Mi:e R An-ela Heir, 9othamica Hic:rama e:ara, %u an Hirtanen, Ju!ith Horonu:, Marty hu: Hou in- M Da/e Marty hu:, MaCimum Mobility M %te/e Erien!, Helcome Home Con truction .nc* M Paul Afon o*

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1141401 Alberta Lt!*> Da/i! R Donna 7il on, Alberta Health %er/ice B Alberta Human %er/ice M Di ability Policy an! %upport Di/i ion, Alberta Hor:erZ Health Centre M 3e/in 0laherty, Cummin- , An!re, R Mac:ay LLP, A"CO 9a , Con truction R 9eneral Hor:er Z $nion Local 7o* J2 M Patric: Mc9ill, Mitch+ 0amily 8e taurant, "he 8i/er Community Church, $nite! Hay of 0ort McMurray, Alli on A:-un-or, Laura An!er on, #!na An!re , Hilf R Loi A pene , &ob an! .!a &aer, %helly An!rea R &arry 3enney, 9eor-e R %arah &o e, Hilliam M # &oytAun, Au!rey &ro!er en, Charle R Dolan!a Campbell, Marilyn Ca :ey, Arlene R Eerne Clar:, Cheryl Demore t, Dori # hpeter, Anne 9oo!,in, Helen J* 9ratti!-e, .n-a Han en, Dori M* Hol! ,orth, A!a M* Hole, 3* Lynn Hy :a, %oren R Loui e Jen en, Anne>Marie 3allal, Dou-la H 3elly, Hilliam 3elly, "erry R 3en 3in-, Marni 3uhlmann, Dr* Jame 8* Le,i , Eictoria Lit:e, Jo>Ann Mac!onal!, Janet Ma:are,ich, Mufty R &ill Mathe, on, Hilliam Melny:, &rian R Mar-aret Micia:, Peter R 8uby Miller, 8i:a Mueller, Lin!a R An!y 7y:olai hyn, 8oberta OZrior!an, Darleen %mith, Janet L* %mith, Jean ",itchell, Joyce HilcoC, &ren!a,Hi on*

&CC+ -ratitu!e i eCten!e! to the follo,in- incre!ible people ,ho ho te! a 1r! party e/ent to upport &rain Care Centre? !usan Lohnstone an! family@frien! > 8ayanne Doucet, Maria Cecilia 0erreyra, Tane #* Hamm, DouPi'uette, Jaclyn %chmi!t*

Heartfelt than: to Co tco Hhole ale 7orth He t ,ho ha/e !e i-nate! &rain Care Centre throu-h the $nite! Hay of Alberta Capital 8e-ion Campai-n*

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4onations /ere recei1e# in recognition of: Lorie &ennet, He ley Hilliam &ro!er en, Diane &uchanan, Mary Do!!, Alan 0inley, Lou Hyn!man, "homa 5"im6 9lenn Jar/i , Lorne Lemay, John Mcinto h, &arbara 5&i chler6 Moore , Hu-h 8obert on an! Antoinette 8oy* A -rant ,a recei/e! on behalf of the "#L$% #!monton Community &oar! to upport the &rain Care Centre+ A i ti/e De/ice "rainin- for &rain .n2ury Pro-ram*

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