Toronto Rehab patients and staff participated in the opening ceremony of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) along with Toronto Mayor John Tory (Read Story). Our staff members in attendance were grateful for Mayor Tory’s interest in rehabilitation, something that he has been experiencing himself this summer as he recovers from an operation and is using a kneeling scooter and a walking cast. There’s nothing like this kind of experience to heighten the awareness of accessibility and the need for support for rehabilitation medicine.
As you click on the links in the newsletter, you will also see that we have refreshed the website. I hope that you will read the stories, scroll down to experience the new look and get in touch with us with your views on the site. Does it work for you? Is it easy to find what you are looking for? Do you have suggestions? The time and energy that goes into a site refresh is considerable but it is the end user – you – who will tell us whether the redesign is successful.
And, looking ahead, we have events coming up this fall that we hope will spark your interest. BMO is the presenting sponsor of the Rocket Ride for Rehab which will be held this year at First Canadian Place. Please register or donate. A new event is the musical No Change In The Weather, scheduled for its Toronto run from October 3-12. It features the music of Newfoundland, the story of that Province’s entry into Confederation and subsequent events and a portion of the entire box office for the Toronto run will be donated to Toronto Rehab Foundation, so plenty of reasons to go to the theatre!
All Star Games Reveal New Possibilities
Promoting the therapeutic benefits of recreation and leisure activities was the focus of the Lyndhurst All Star Games held on August 21, 2019 at Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Center for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation. Patients, families, staff, and volunteers enjoyed activities such as bocce, handcycling, and wheelchair basketball followed by a BBQ lunch. We are grateful to our corporate sponsors who made this event possible. Learn more
Join Us on Rehabilitation Day September 17th
For this year's first annual Rehabilitation Day in Toronto, we will kick off with one of our popular breakfast symposiums which will address Stroke - an important health and rehabilitation topic affecting millions worldwide. Register today for Stroke Matters
Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, proclaimed September 17, 2019 as Rehabilitation Day in recognition of the life-changing impact that rehabilitation services have on the lives of many people in our city. Learn more
Rocket Ride for Rehab is back on October 30th and is better than ever! Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, BMO, First Canadian Place is opening up its main floor lobby for our popular spin event. Over the past four years, supporters of Rocket Ride for Rehab have raised close to $800,000 to support the amazing work that is done at Toronto Rehab – a place where incredible truly does happen. Register today
Registration is ONLY $50 for a one-hour spin session
Suggested minimum fundraising goal per rider is $500
Raise over $1,000 and you will have access to our VIP cocktail lounge
Complimentary SWAG, GIVEAWAYS and MORE!
Prizes for the top individual and team fundraisers