Nov 152017
 

As you may remember, I crowdfunded an update to Concussion Is Brain Injury back in 2016. I’m pleased to announce that it’s finally launched!

Kirkus Reviews: “the intricate details of the author’s experience are riveting and enlightening.”

After many years of incubation, Concussion Is Brain Injury is re-birthed with a brand-new reader-friendly structure, all-new chapters, and updated information on my newest (experimental) treatments. The Treating the Neurons and Me edition tells my story in all its rawness and, in separate sections, outlines the lessons I learned, the treatments I underwent that dramatically healed — and keep healing — my damaged brain. I’ve written it for people with brain injury and those who know people with brain injury, with sections and related blog pages for those who want to know more about the technical details.

Self-Publishing Review: “Jeejeebhoy’s tale is highly emotional…uplifting, while giving a realistic view of recovery.”

Brain injury is a hidden epidemic and unfortunately is not treated under the current standard of care. Although fellow Torontonians like Dr. Norman Doidge have spread the news about the neuroplasticity of the brain and treatments harnessing that, most people with brain injury remain untreated. As I write: “traditional rehabilitation, involving cognitive therapy and rest, were ineffective.” Rest and strategies are not treatment. My goal in writing Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me is to change that and give people knowledge of how they can begin to heal their brain.

Concussion Is Brain Injury

Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me is out now in paperback or ebook. Please check out my website page on it for all the details.

Oct 192017
 

We are thrilled to share fabulous news about one of our Toronto alumnae: Heritage Toronto is honoured to name Arlene Chan (neé Lumb, Canada Alpha 1970) as the recipient of the 2017 Special Achievement Award. Presented by the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors, the Special Achievement Award celebrates individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the preservation and education of Toronto’s heritage. A community advocate, librarian and author, Arlene Chan has spent her lifetime documenting and sharing the Chinese Canadian experience in Toronto.

Born in Toronto, Chan learned her most important lessons at the feet of her mother, Jean Lumb, CM, a restaurateur and social justice advocate. Lumb taught her daughter the importance and rewards of community work, especially with her successful “Save Chinatown” campaign in the 1970s that fought to protect the area from redevelopment. After earning a bachelor of arts and masters in library science at the University of Toronto, Chan chose to devote herself to projects that carry on her mother’s legacy.

Among her many accomplishments, Chan is the author of seven books on the history and culture of Chinese Canadians; she is currently working on a historic guide to Toronto’s Chinatowns. She is the President of the Jean Lumb Foundation and oversees the Jean Lumb Awards which provide scholarships to high school students of Chinese heritage. Chan has also collaborated with numerous organizations on interpretive projects, community programs, and walking tours, including her work with the Ontario Heritage Trust, Toronto Ward Museum, and Heritage Toronto.

Chan’s generous spirit is reflected in her many volunteer commitments. She is a Little Pear Garden Dance Company board member, a member of the Toronto Public Library’s Chinese Canadian Archive advisory group, and serves on the Heritage Interpretation Working Group for the New Toronto Courthouse.

“Arlene Chan’s knowledge and affection for Toronto and its Chinese community are well reflected in her work. Her literary efforts are treasure houses of information and celebration for all those who seek to learn, understand and enjoy.” David Crombie, former Mayor of Toronto

Huge congratulations to our Toronto Tri Delta sister Arlene on this honour!!!

Event Details

The Special Achievement Award will be presented at the 43rd Heritage Toronto Awards on Monday, October 23, at The Carlu, a tour de force of Art Moderne design and a National Historic SiteAt this premier event for the heritage sector, more than 500 attendees will enjoy the Mayor’s Reception, hosted by Mayor John Tory. Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony, hosted this year by Christopher Hume, the long-time architecture critic and urban issues columnist at The Toronto Star.

Tickets to the event are sold out. This event is Heritage Toronto’s major fundraiser of the year, raising monies in support of its public programming.

Heritage Toronto is a charity and agency of the City of Toronto that celebrates and commemorates the city’s rich heritage and the diverse stories of its people, places, and events.

Oct 112017
 

Tri Deltas at TFR 2017: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer, Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter proudly participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Our enthusiastic team consisted of Carly Klassen, Carrie Illsley, Colin Watson, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer and Michelle Mercer.

Thanks to our sponsors, we raised $1716, or 114% of our $1500 goal! We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of family, friends, and the following Tri Deltas and Tri Psis: Arlene Chan, Carmelina Macario, Corinne Winnel, Eleanor MacLean, Elizabeth Melo, Georgina Klassen, Jena Crone, Joan Lockhart, Jocette Illsley, Laura Knapp, Nancy Gahm and Susan Weston.

Once again, Michelle Mercer was our top fundraiser and Carrie’s partner Colin Watson was our token male. Congrats, Michelle! Thanks for joining us, Colin!

Colin Watson at TFR 2017

This is the only alumnae fundraising activity that takes our chapter out into the community, both in terms of sponsorship (collecting from non-members) and visibility (wearing our letters). So mark your calendar and join us for the next Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 16, 2018!

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

 Posted by at 1:58 pm
Sep 182017
 

Left to Right: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer,

Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

Congrats to the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team for completing the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17 and for raising $1716 for cancer research! We beat our goal of $1500 by $216, thanks to the generous support of our Tri Delta sisters, Tri Psi mothers, family and friends.

Our token male and group photographer again this year was Carrie’s partner Colin Watson.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth update in the coming days…

Colin Watson at TFR 2017

 Posted by at 4:14 pm
Sep 112017
 

The Terry Fox Run is less than a week away, but it’s not too late to join or sponsor us!

Bring you, bring your family, bring your friends to the #TerryFoxRun on Sunday, September 17th! Starting at 10 a.m., our core group will be completing a 5 km walk at the Mooredale location. You’re welcome to join our small but mighty group, or create your own challenge at any participating location. For more information or to donate, check out our team page at http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta or read our previous post at http://torontotridelta.ca/2017/08/13/bring-you-to-terryfoxrun-2017/.

Thanks to the Tri Deltas, Tri Psis, family and friends who have already sponsored our team. You will be with us in spirit at the Run on Sunday.

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

ccklassen@hotmail.com

 Posted by at 9:20 am
Aug 282017
 
When: September 7th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave) – front room space booked for us!
On September 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave) we will be holding our annual recruitment event along with DDD Drinks. Feel free to stop by say hi, join us for appetizers and drinks – connect with a sister you haven’t seen in a while. We will be introducing all avenues to connect with DDD, from our social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to both of our websites – we hope to connect with you and help you Fall Back into DDD. Don’t forget to bring your donation for St. Jude’s too! Hope to see you there!
 Posted by at 10:33 pm
Aug 132017
 

Terry Fox Run – September 17, 2017

Do you have any plans on Sunday, September 17, 2017? Well, you do now! You’re invited to join the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team for the #TerryFoxRun! For the fourth consecutive year, our chapter is participating in this important annual tradition.

Since the early 1970s, Tri Delta’s chosen philanthropy has been Children’s Cancer Charities. The Terry Fox Run allows us to support this cause in a Canadian context.

Bring You

… and your family and your friends! There’s no registration fee and you can choose from over 900 Run sites across Canada. If you’d like to meet up with our core group, we are gathering in the parking lot at Mooredale (146 Crescent Road) at 10 a.m. This site was chosen because it is a central location in a beautiful neighbourhood that is TTC accessible, i.e. close to Rosedale Subway Station. We’d love for you to join us – sporting Tri Delta colours/letters, of course!

Be Brave

Haven’t laced up your running shoes all summer? No worries! Our core group does a 5 km walk, so it’s easy to catch up with sisters while enjoying some light exercise. However, if a 10 km ravine run is more your speed, that’s certainly an option for you!

Be Bold

Our Team goal is to raise $1500. Set a lofty personal goal and challenge family, friends and co-workers to match your donation. Your personal fundraising page makes it easy to recruit friends and thank sponsors.

Be Kind

If you can’t join us at the Run, then please sponsor us today! Do it now while it’s top of mind. It only takes two minutes on our page at http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta. (Note that is it http and not https.) And while you’re there, don’t forget to leave us an encouraging message in the Our Supporters section at the bottom.

Thanks for your registration and/or donation! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you on September 17th!

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

ccklassen@hotmail.com

 Posted by at 2:15 pm