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For those of you who might not have been in the know, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  There are a host of activities rolling out across Southeastern Ontario and beyond, and I thought it would help to showcase a few of them with you. 

In Quinte, the Brain Injury Association has organized a number of events, kicking things off June 1st with a BBQ and candlelight vigil, followed by an art exhibit from the 9th to the 26th at the Belleville Public Library, as well as a Bike Rodeo for the kids on June 16th at the Safety Village.  In addition, there are two golf tournaments: The EMS Tournament on June 18th (open to all) and the Survivor Tournament  June 28th.  And on top of all of that they have also organized a Ride for Brain Injury on June 23rd!  Contact the Brain Injury Association of Quinte District for more information at 613-967-2756.

 A short drive to Ottawa on June 13th will land you at the Fourth Annual Ottawa and Eastern Ontario Brain Injury Awareness Day, at the Hampton Inn in Ottawa.  This free event is open to survivors, family members, health care and legal professionals.  More information is available at www.vistacentre.ca

 And I can’t end without one final plug for the upcoming System Navigation Workshops for professionals.  “Top 10 Challenges to Meeting Brain Injury Survivors’ Needs” will visit Brockville on June 8th and Kingston on the 14th.  Space is still available, and you can register at  http://braininjuryhelp.ca/education-events/

 Maybe our paths will cross!  It’s a great month to learn a little more about our brains and make connections in our community. May each of you find yourselves a little more “aware” or just more connected byJuly! 

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