April 2017 LEAFlet:

CBC Spotlight on Crystal Phillips

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CBC with some real, quality programming (maybe we’re biased a bit)

In honour of our country’s 150th birthday, the CBC is celebrating the next generation of Canada’s change-makers through their prime-time documentary series, We Are Canada. And wouldn’t you know it, our very own executive director Crystal Phillips has been named one of just a few from across the country! A huge honour!

Starting April 9th, We Are Canada profiles three Canadians each week. You can catch Crystal’s story on April 16th, Easter Sunday! Great time to gather the family and see how Crystal and other passionate Canadians are leading Canada into the next 150 years.

CBC Spotlight on Crystal Phillips

Canada_150.png

CBC with some real, quality programming (maybe we’re biased a bit)

In honour of our country’s 150th birthday, the CBC is celebrating the next generation of Canada’s change-makers through their prime-time documentary series, We Are Canada. And wouldn’t you know it, our very own executive director Crystal Phillips has been named one of just a few from across the country! A huge honour!

Starting April 9th, We Are Canada profiles three Canadians each week. You can catch Crystal’s story on April 16th, Easter Sunday! Great time to gather the family and see how Crystal and other passionate Canadians are leading Canada into the next 150 years.

Want to see more? 

CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE 


Biking Then Beer, In That Order

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Like-minded and bike-minded people

Wanna have fun for once? Get on your bike, ride around town with a few dozen Branchies, then grab a beer. Best part – it’s all in support of Branch Out! That’s right, the wildly successful YYC Bike Night is back at Last Best Brewery. Get all your info by following YYC Bike Night in support of Branch Out on Facebook!

Last Best has even gone and created a NEW BRANCHY BREW (see: $1 from each sale goes back to Branch Out) called WitBier that promises to make your tastebuds tapdance! 

FOLLOW YYC BIKE NIGHT ON FACEBOOK 


Rust Busted!

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There isn’t a fast enough shutter speed to catch up to Emily Kent (pictured)

If there’s a high chance for awkwardness at a high school reunion, then there’s an even greater chance at a speed skate reunion. Skates aren’t as sharp, legs aren’t as strong, skinsuits fit different. But there was nothing awkward about former speed skating Olympians and alumni skaters coming out of retirement for the Rust Buster event at the Olympic Oval!

Not only did they bang out some laps in head-to-head racing, they also raised a bunch of funds for Branch Out! 

This is now an annual event, so make sure to catch next year’s races.

Missed this year’s races?

WATCH THE RACES HERE 


NeuroCAM Ninja
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Two big, beautiful brains in this picture!

Each month we highlight one of our grant recipients and the research they do. This month it’s UofC researcher Manuela Schuetze. She received a 4 year grant from Branch Out in 2016 for her PhD research relating to autism. 

Manuela Schuetze: "My project will be the starting point to develop personalized non-pharma therapies, by investigating possible reasons for varying success rates of intervention programs in Autism. This work can help health practitioners make informed decisions for individual cases."


Glial Guy of the Month: Jeff Shikaze

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 Great vest, not made from real gorilla chest

More like Jeff Shi-CRAZY how much this guy likes to support! Jeff is a former speed skater that lives life a little slower on the marathon running scene. But he relit his speed skating flame to jump on the Rust Buster committee and show off his incredible event organizing skills.

He even gathered over $1,000 worth of prizes for the event! Guy is more connected than the alphabet in cursive.

For taking initiative with Rust Buster, gathering some great prizes, and helping a lot of alumni skaters have some fun, Jeff is our glial guy of the month!


March's Brainwave

Branch Out turned 6 years old in 2016 and raised approximately $xxx 000 towards research into neurological disorders. How much did Branch Out raise in 2010, its first year?

a)    $25,000

b)    $35,000

c)     $45,000

d)    $55,000

Congrats to for Shrida Sahadeva for correctly answering C) $45,000

P.S. You also win a Neurons are Neat card. Way to go!


April's Brainwave

As we gear up for the Branch Out Bike Tour in just 2.5 months here’s a little motivation for your training 

What time did the fastest rider do the 100km lap in 2014?

A)    4 hours, 13 minutes

B)    2 hours, 53 minutes

C)    3 hours 44 minutes

D)    3 hours 27 minutes