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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…
Dec 18
Donations and Grants at the Strive Centre Vancouver
18 Dec, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
The last few months have been a whirlwind of developments for the Strive Centre Vancouver. Thanks to MEC and Feel Films, their shelves are stocked with shoes and backpacks for the monthly Nature Walk program. They reached out to MEC and Feel Films and both companies generously donated an ample supply of backpacks and shoes for participants to use. Each participant now has their own pack, which includes bottled water, a rain poncho, and a healthy homemade snack made by participants in the Healthy Baking program. An anonymous philanthropist donated $5,000 towards the Centre’s growing music program. Registered Music Therapist,…
Oct 18
Strive Finalist for Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year
18 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive is one of the finalists for the Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year! Strive was nominated and selected as one of the finalists by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby.  "For a Not-For-Profit organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the Burnaby community and its citizens, and in doing so has made Burnaby a better place to live, work, and play," according to the Burnaby Board of Trade. Thank you for this tremendous honour. Strive relocated its head office to Burnaby last November and this is an excellent culmination to that year. We wish to take this…
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