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Nov 15
A Painting for Strive Centre Vancouver
15 Nov, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
This painting was created by a Strive Centre Vancouver participant. He expressed that his artwork is part of his healing journey and wishes to remain anonymous. Below is a dedication in his own words. Dedication: I have an Acquired Brain Injury and have struggled to find proper services since 2010. In 2016 I heard about the Strive Centre and my friend Dana had come here with me to help me find better services. Although we all suffer differing effects of our head injuries, it is the staff at the Strive Centre who have shown me the most compassion and understanding of…
Aug 21
Listen to Strive’s 2018 Acquired Brain Injury BBQ Guest Speakers
21 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive held its annual ABI Awareness BBQ in June. Despite the downpour, over 100 people braved the weather, socialized, and had lunch at Queen's Park, New Westminster. Guest speakers, Shannon Vrsnik, Director of Assisted Independent Living and Jennifer Burgmann, an inspiring brain injury survivor and advocate stole the show. Jennifer is part of our Assisted Independent Living program and resides with a home share provider. We wish to take this opportunity to thank both speakers and everyone who helped organize this highly successful event. Tune in to Shannon's speech here. Jennifer's story can be listened to here. Looking forward to…
Aug 21
Strive Celebrates its 30th Anniversary on Grouse Mountain
21 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive celebrated in style at the top of Grouse Mountain. Close to 250 individuals, employees, family members, and home share providers attended. It was a celebration to remember, and the best part was having all facets of Strive together to enjoy the occasion.  Founded in 1988 by a Psychologist and Social Worker with the shared belief that even the most challenging individuals could live successfully in the community, Strive began as a modest group home for three young adults with developmental disabilities from the former Woodlands Hospital. Today, Strive serves individuals, not only adults with developmental disabilities, but also children, youth, and…
Apr 9
Join Strive at its Annual Acquired Brain Injury Awareness BBQ
9 Apr, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Join us on Wednesday, June 13th for our annual ABI Awareness BBQ! This fun, inclusive, and free event takes place in New Westminster from 12 pm to 3 pm in Queen’s Park. This is a community celebration that includes food, music, games, and special guest speakers. We aspire to bring together community members in the Lower Mainland affected by acquired brain injury for a diverse social gathering and celebration. This event also increases public awareness of ABI by offering interactive information, speakers, and the opportunity to meet people living with acquired brain injuries. Food options include hot dogs, veggie dogs, fruit, and veggies. Games include…
Mar 23
Strive to Hold an Open House for NAOSH Week
23 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive is proud to be participating in NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health Association) Week again this year!  Join our NAOSH Open House on Monday, May 7th, we'll be promoting awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace. The open house will showcase ways in which Strive (and other organizations) can make safety a habit. This event will feature: Interactive displays for kitchen safety Interactive ergonomic safety at a desk Build a First Aid kit discovery station Full display of what is in an Earthquake Kit Date: Monday, May 7, 2018 Location: #500-4370 Dominion Street, Burnaby BC V5G 4L7, Tonnar Brace…
Mar 23
Meeting Space Available for Short-term Rentals in Burnaby
23 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive’s Head Office has a stunning space available for meetings, get-togethers, training events, and seminars! The Tonnar Brace room, named after Strive’s founder, is available for short-term rentals and is over 1,700 Sq./Ft. The room has excellent natural light from two directions, a small updated kitchen, a snack vending machine, and an ample supply of tables and chairs. The Tonnar Brace room is located in Burnaby at our Head Office, near BCIT and the Grand Villa Casino, right across from the Delta Hotel. There are plenty of restaurants located nearby: Personas, Starbucks, and Atlas Steak + Fish (just to name a few directly…
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