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It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award. The BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards, worth $5,000 each, are presented annually to individuals with disabilities who have risen above extreme challenges, demonstrating remarkable determination towards pursuing their rehabilitation goals and, in turn, have regained their own form of independence. The names of our 2017 recipients, along with this year’s event info, are listed below. Bonnie Zhu James Mcleod James Ryan Kris Harrison Lindsay O’Connell Shannon Elmer William Mc Creight What: 2017 BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards Where: GF Strong Gym Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. ***Lunch provided***
KPMG Managing Partner, Walter Pela and Senior Manager, Chris Jameson dropped by the BC Rehab office with a $5,000 donation.
KPMG Managing Partner, Walter Pela and Senior Manager, Chris Jameson dropped by the BC Rehab office with a $5,000 donation. Thank you, Walter, Chris, and KPMG very much for your generous donation in support of people with physical disabilities. Your generosity will extend, through BC Rehab to the many British Columbians who live with disabilities.
CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winners of the $5,000 Gert Vorsteher Educational Bursary - Amanda Albers & Jeremy Jackson!
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District would like to thank BC Rehab for their support. It took almost 3.5 years of fund raising for the Arts Council to raise money for the elevator project. As a 100% volunteer organization all the money we raise goes towards projects, programs, events, supporting the arts for all members of our community as well as maintaining the space we occupy.
BC Rehab Foundation is pleased to announce that Tetra Society & BCITS will be receiving $25,000 a year for three years to enable them to continue their great work! If you would like more information regarding the three year proposal please contact the BC Rehab office.
The 2016 Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards

It is that time of year again!!  BC Rehab has opening the application process for the 2016 Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards! The Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards, worth $5,000 each, are presented annually and are designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have demonstrated determination and resilience in reaching their rehabilitation goals and personal independence.   If you are unfamiliar with the award program and would like more information or you’d like to pick up an application, please come down to the BC Rehab office in room 193 of GF Strong and speak with Trynka.  Past and present clients of GF Strong or another rehabilitation facility in British Columbia may apply for this award. GF Strong staff, such as Social Workers and Physiotherapists, may also nominate individuals for the award.

 

The deadline for application submissions is February, 29, 2016. The Gert Vorsteher Award ceremony will take place sometime in May 2016.

Congratulations to the 2014 Gert Vorsteher Bursary winners!

The Gert Vorsteher Memorial Bursary for students with disabilities was created by BC Rehab Foundation in 2014 to award two educational grants of $5,000 each to British Columbians with a physical disability who intend to pursue post-secondary education that will lead to employment and greater personal independence.

The Student Solutions therapists and vendors, along with members expo allowed participants to gain exposure to the fairly new field of assistive medical devices. The program continues to raise awareness about Assistive Technology (AT) and provides valuable experience to students collaborating with AT users to solve problems and create solutions to everyday challenges faced by people with disabilities.
BC Rehab has partnered up with Union Gospel Mission and Wheelin’ Mobility to present a mobile wheelchair and equipment repair service in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) and the feedback has been amazing.

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