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…
Aug 18
A Thinking Ape Ltd. Raises $3000 for Strive
18 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive received close to $3000 from A Thinking Ape Ltd. Huge thanks to their incredible team for organizing everything and coming 2nd place in the Tech's Got Talent lip sync battle. Strive truly appreciates their efforts and creativity! These funds have been allocated towards:  A new computer and speakers for Freedom Place tenants.  A new smart TV for Freedom Place tenants. A new, accessible fridge for Strive Centre Headway New West. This will be utilized by the centre's incredible cooking program. An Arjo lift and sling for Strive Centre Footprints in North Vancouver, as well as a hospital bed mattress.
Jul 18
Headway Member DJ James Shares his Story
18 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
On Wednesday, June 7th, approximately 150 individuals gathered at Queen’s Park in New Westminster to raise awareness for ABI. This event was run by the Strive Centre Vancouver and Strive Centre Headway New West, offering an inclusive venue for participants, caregivers, and members of the community. Food was offered, along with games, swag, dancing, and live music by DJ James. James also gave a fantastic speech and told his story of recovery. Below is his speech. Hi. Most of you know me as DJ James but today my name is just James. I suffered my stroke in August of 2010.…
Jun 18
An ABI Survivor Makes Waves with Pool Therapy
18 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Weekly pool therapy has changed Kevin Fuson’s life and restored his mobility. Exercise has been and continues to be an essential component in Kevin’s recovery process. His dedication to recovery, positive attitude, and volunteering efforts are exemplary. Kevin sustained an Acquired Brain Injury and experienced significant memory loss. Eventually his memories returned and became a source of motivation. For two and a half years he didn’t even consider getting out of his wheelchair. The return of his memories changed his perspective, especially when he could recall playing hockey from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. prior to his injury. Kevin played…
Apr 18
Strive Selected as Charity of Choice for Fundraiser in Vancouver
18 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Awesome news! Strive has been chosen by A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd. as their charity of choice for the 2017 Tech's Got Talent fundraiser. They are planning a series of fundraising events including a silent auction and competing in an epic lip sync battle on June 1st. Thank you SO much for your support, A Thinking Ape! On June 1st A Thinking Ape is going head to head with Vancouver tech companies in Tech's Got Talent, an EXCELLENT charitable lip sync battle at The Imperial in Vancouver! All proceeds raised…