Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM)

Every year in June, brain injury associations and advocates across Canada join together for Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM) to raise awareness through posters, events, and social media!

The importance of spreading awareness is one way we can reduce the prevalence of brain injury and increase the public’s understanding. BIAM presents an opportunity to start a conversation about brain injury through local and national forum through various events and campaigns held throughout the country.

Having a month dedicated to brain injury awareness promotes unity in the face of what is often an invisible disability. It reminds brain injury survivors that they are not alone and brings awareness to the support programs that are within their reach.

BUONA SERA: AN ITALIAN NIGHT IN IN SUPPORT OF BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH 2021

BUONA SERA

AN ITALIAN NIGHT IN IN SUPPORT OF BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH 2021

June 3, 2021

7:00 pm

Virtual dinner

The MBIA is proud to host Buona Sera, an evening of fine food, music, and real talk. We are excited to be working alongside Deluca’s Italian Foods, and have prepared a great evening.

HOW IT WORKS: 

  • Place an order of your choice from Deluca’s means and wine through the MBIA website.
  • Receive your online code to enjoy the program on June 3rd, 2021

Click here to learn more about how Buona Sera works!

HOSTED BY ACE BURPEE of 103.1 Virgin radio

2015 Manitoba Hero, and host of The Ace Burpee show on Virgin Radio will walk you through an evening of Jazz and real talk about MBIA’s work in the community.

Ace’s philanthropy and good deeds have been felt in all corners of our province and he is truly a Manitoban Treasure.

ENTERTAINER OF THE EVENING: Connor Derraugh

An accomplished Canadian Jazz Artist, we are excited to have Connor reaching out to you while you enjoy some of Winnipeg’s best Italian food.

Playing both the saxophone and piano, Connor at age 13, performed and composed a piece for the Jazz Legend, Oscar Peterson’s memorial concert.

For more information about Connor click this link

SPEAKER OF THE EVENING: Val Bergeron

Val Bergeron is a Manitoba resident and traumatic brain injury survovr. Wall will share her journey through her history of traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation and returning to the things she loves. Grateful for the support, Val credits agencies like MBIA for helping her through her long and winding road to recovery.

Why sponsor Buona Sera?

Every year in June, brain injury associations across Canada celebrates together brain injury awareness month (#BIAM) to spread awareness through a unified simultaneous campaign with posters, events and social media.  BIAM is an opportunity to start the conversation about brain injury through local and national media with the implementation of various campaigns held from coast to coast.  

As the local brain injury association, Manitoba Brain Injury Association (MBIA) will do it’s part in spreading awareness and increasing public’s understanding of an invisible disability affecting 1.3 million Canadians. June’s month long campaign will be kicked off on June 3rd, 2021 through BUONA SERA: A virtual dinner and evening of entertainment. 

To continue the awareness campaign MBIA will also be holding weekly virtual events dedicated to brain injury awareness such as: 

June 9: One-woman Play 

June 16: Comedy Night 

June 23: Self Care and Meditation 

June 30: Connecting to Culture/Culmination Night

When you sponsor BUONA SERA, you are automatically sponsoring the monthlong celebration. With your help, through sponsorship, we can de-stigmatize brain injury, educate the public on prevention and support Manitoba Brain Injury Association continue to provide services.  

Click here to Become a sponsor

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  • Individual Tickets
    $50.00
    • One 12” Pizza (Available options: Margarita, vegetable and chicken sausage, vegetable)

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    • De Luca’s gnocchi al forno in meat sauce
  • Dinner for 2 Tickets
    $100.00
    • French Baguette
    • De Luca’s gnocchi al forno in meat sauce
    • Chicken Parmigiana
    • Mediterranean Salad x2
    • Cannoli x2
    • Almond Amaretti GF x2
  • Family Tickets
    $175.00
    • De Luca’s Charcuterie Board
    • Two 12 ” Pizza (any variety that we carry)
    • Almond Amaretti GF x4
  • Support Tickets
    $15.00
    Access Code only to Online event
  • Add Ons
    $40.00
    Red wine

    or White wine

  • Charcuterie Board
    $75.00

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National Brain Injury Awareness Month!

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