On October 3, 2017, NRS was thrilled to have so many of our community partners join us at Second City Theatre to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary, and to pay tribute to OBIA as it too celebrates its 30th anniversary. All proceeds from the event were donated to OBIA, supporting the incredible work they do in the area of awareness, advocacy and support.
The evening started with dinner, cocktails and networking. As Master of Ceremonies, Patricia Howell began the evening by sharing how NRS has grown over the years, noting it has expanded from offering Occupational Therapy Services to adults with brain injury out of Marie Hren’s home, to offering a full range of in-clinic and in-community services, for adults and children with a wide range of serious injuries, across Ontario, in various languages. She highlighted some of NRS’ latest new programs, including our Pain Management Program and our Driver Assessment and Training Program.
Marie Hren and Harriette Brown, Co-Directors of NRS, did a toast to the NRS staff, commending their compassion, skill and teamwork.
Ruth Wilcox, Executive Director, OBIA, then shared how OBIA has grown over the years, and gave thanks to NRS for choosing to celebrate our anniversary by supporting them.
Comedian Munish Joshi, comedian and advocate for individuals with brain injury, shared some of his family’s funny and touching experiences- evidence indeed that laughter is the best medicine. This was followed by the incredible Second City Comedy Show. A big high five to OBIA’s Katie Muirhead and NRS’s Ranjeet Hira and Marie Hren for getting on stage for the improv – you were awesome!
To all of you, our partners from the legal and rehab community, here’s to another 30 years, working together to help people rebuild their lives after serious injury!