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Welcome

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Brain Injury Association Sudbury & District Website.

Browse our website to learn more about our organization, and the programs and resources we provide.

Please contact our office if you are interested in any of our programs, events or would like to see any special awareness sessions sponsored.

Thank you to the ongoing support and dedication of the many members, sponsors, supporters and volunteer who contribute to making BIASD a successful organization.

Please also join us on Facebook for up to date information & reminders.




Golf Tournament

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2014 Tournament:

Our 2014 golf tournament took place on Thursday July 10th at the Lively Golf and Country Club, 305 Sixth Avenue, Lively, Ontario. The price was $125/person, or $500/team of 4, or $400 per team for survivors. This included 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner afterwards, and lots of fun!!! Many prizes were donated by various organizations for this event such as an iPad Air, courtesy of our Eagle Sponsor, Four Bicycles, courtesy of our Elite Sponsor, as well as many more.

Other details include:

  • Putting Challenge
  • 10:30 am registration, with Shot Gun Start at 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Golfer Gifts
  • Hole Contests
  • Toonie BBQ
  • Prizes
  • Hole-in-One Trip to the Agusta 2014 Master’s Tournament

The registration for next years 18th Annual Charity Golf Challenge form can be found here, 2015 – Golf – Registration Form, and emailed to: golf@biasd.ca, or mailed to

BIASD
Attn: Golf Committee
2750 Bancroft Drive
Sudbury, Ontario
P3B 1T9

Or by phone at 705-670-0200.

Everyone at the BIASD would like to extend a big thank you to this year’s Albatros Sponsor:

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Helmet Program

On, Saturday, June 4, 2011, The Brain Injury Association Sudbury & District launched it’s “Helmet Awareness Campaign” in memory of Mr. Stephane Blais, a 17 year-old Sudbury man who succumbed to his injuries as a direct result of not wearing head protection.

The three (3) main objectives of the campaign are:

  1. To increase the use of helmets in the Greater City of Sudbury to reduce head injuries due to sporting accidents.
  2. To increase awareness & knowledge about the need for helmets in preventing head injuries and death in children.
  3. To increasing the number of helmets purchased in the Greater City of Sudbury.

The Helmet Awarness Campaign features “Vouchers” that are distributed to the general public featuring a $15.00 discount to be used toward the purchase of a new helmet redeemable at local “Community Partners”.

BIASD’s initial goal was to distribute 1,000 vouchers in the Greater City of Sudbury before June 2012. We were successful, of out of the 1000s of coupons distributed, almost 400 were redeemed between June 2011 and June 2012. From June 2012 until June 2013, almost 500 coupons were redeemed. BIASD hopes to continue this upward trend in 2013-2014, and help get more helmets into the Greater Sudbury community.

A special thank you to the Union Gas Centennial Community Grant in which a one-time grant of $1000 has been awarded to The Brain Injury Association Sudbury & District. As a result of this grant, BIASD distributed five-hundred (500) “Vouchers” to the general public featuring a $20.00 discount to be used toward the purchase of a new helmet redeemable at any of our local “Community Partners”.

We are thankful to our nine (9) Community Partners and have agreed to accept & redeem the vouchers on behalf BIASD:

  1. Canadian Tire – New Sudbury
  2. Canadian Tire – South End
  3. Canadian Tire – Chelmsford
  4. Canadian Tire – Hanmer
  5. Canadian Tire – Espanola
  6. Pinnacle Sport
  7. Skater’s Edge
  8. The Outside Store
  9. Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian supplies

For more information regarding the Campaign, please contact:

Guy Villeneuve, Helmet Campaign Chair
Brain Injury Association Sudbury & District
Tel: 705-561-1440 / E-Mail: guy@villeneuvefinancial.ca


Bike Helmet Stats

  • A helmet gives you a real chance of walking away from a collision. Wearing a helmet can reduce your risk of head injury by up to 85%.[i]
  • In jurisdictions where there are mandatory bike helmet laws, more people use helmets and injury rates are, on average 25% lower than in areas without helmet legislation.
  • Bicycle injuries are the third leading cause of injury for children between the ages of 10 and 14 years old, with traumatic brain injuries accounting for almost one third (29%) of all cycling-related hospital admissions.

[i] Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Young Cyclist’s Guide. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/cycling/youngcyclist.shtml#protect

UPCOMING EVENTS

Survivor & Caregiver Support Group Meeting
Emotional Stages of the Brain
2015-MARCH-31
(6:00pm-8:00pm)
MS Centre of Hope
2750 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury ON

Porketta Bingo
2015-MARCH-13
(1:00pm-3:00pm)
MS Centre of Hope
2750 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury ON

2015 ABI Provincial Conference
Call for Abstracts
2015-NOVEMBER-11 to 2015-NOVEMBER-13
Seeking presentations from people with lived experience (survivors and caregivers). This is an opportunity to share with representatives within the field of ABI.
Deadline for Abstract Submission is April 9, 2015
Niagara Falls, ON

Survivor & Caregiver Support Group Meeting
The Occipital Lobe
2015-APRIL-28
(6:00pm-8:00pm)
MS Centre of Hope
2750 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury ON

Yard Sale & BBQ
2015-JUNE-13
MS Centre of Hope
2750 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury ON

BIASD Golf Tournament
2015-JULY-09
Lively Golf and Country Club
305-A Sixth Ave, Lively ON

Holiday Gala
2015-DECEMBER-10
Begins at 5:00pm, Dance at 7:30pm
United Steel Workers Hall
66 Brady Street, Sudbury ON


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