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“Brain injury is invisible because you can’t see inside other people’s skulls, and there’s a lot of survivors in the community that people don’t realize. So what we do with this event is we get a lot of the survivors to come out and they get to be open and say ‘I’m a survivor and I can still do stuff.” - David Johnson, Executive Director

The 16th annual Gur Singh Memorial Golf Tournament on September 6th is at the Dunes of Kamloops. The Main focus of this event is to raise funds for the Kamloops Brain Injury Association. Tickets for the golf tournament and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling the Kamloops Brain Injury Association office at 250-372-1799 or visiting the downtown office at 408 Victoria St.


Layne Matechuk

Layne Matechuk will be in Kamloops as the guest speaker of 2019 for a September 5th presentation at the Paramount Theatre. The presentation at the Paramount will feature Matechuk and his family sharing their experiences with his recovery from his brain injury. There will also be guests from the Kamloops Blazers. On September 6th Layne and his father Kevin will help kick off the Gur Singh Memorial Golf Tournament. The annual event will take place at the Dunes Kamloops.

Layne is a survivor of the April 2019 bus crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Matechuk, 19 was one of the 13 people injured in the Humboldt Bronco bus crash. Layne was seriously injured, with head trauma and other injuries. He was in a coma for a month and had to learn again how to walk and talk. He is continuing his rehabilitation.

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Did You Know?

Every year 160,000 people experience an acquired brain injury.

Brain injury is leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age of 40.

Approximately 1.5 million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury.