Brain Awareness Week

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Brainigo Brain Fitness Centre

Organized by:
Brainigo Brain Fitness Centre

Participating Organizations:
Brainigo Brain Fitness Centre set up information tables at Gaglardi Academy an independent school as well as at a local recreation centre for the Comox Valley Minor Hockey Championship.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1000

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Description We setup 2 information tables at separate locations in our community. These were visited by a number of people. Objective The create awareness and provide material on brain research and how important it is to really think about our brain and how it functions and how we can look after it. Planning Activities The independent school had participated in a colouring activity and gave all students a pencil with a brain eraser. They were a huge hit with the children. Future Plans We will have a person at each table so that we can interact with the visitors and answer any questions that they have. This will also help us understand how effective the event is.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media as we were able to share it to the school's facebook page as well as the hockey leagues site.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

I feel that it benefited the local community by gaining a better understanding of the brain It benefited our organization by being able to promote our company by providing literature at the information table

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

I would have someone at the table to gain better insight to how successful it was

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Valeri Diamond

Contact Phone:

250-898-7051

Contact Email:

valdazzle@shaw.ca

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