‘WipeOut’: Extreme Sports and Brain Injury

Date: Tuesday April 14, 2009
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Place: Municipal Hall, District of North Vancouver, 355 West Queens Rd. – Council Chambers
Cost: free! (but please register by email to: [email protected] )

WipeOut, produced by Lionel Goddard and the Knowledge Network, tells the story of three young BC men who thrived on extreme sports until traumatic brain injuries changed their lives. Olympic gold medalist Ross Rebagliati narrates this documentary, which offers unprecedented insight into the lives of those who are part of what doctors call the “invisible epidemic” – brain injury, the leading cause of death and disability among men under the age of 35.

After the film, there will be a panel discussion and question and answer period with a variety of experts in the field. Confirmed panelists include:
• Brian Hunt – Medical/surgeon, featured in the video
• Richard Kinar – BC Director, Brain Injury Association of Canada

View the trailer or the entire video at http://wipeout.knowledgenetwork.ca/index.html

Schedule:
7:00 – 7:10 pm Introductions for the workshop and the documentary
7:10 – 8:10 pm Viewing of the WipeOut documentary
8:10 – 8:25 pm Coffee/snack
8:25 – 8:55 pm Panel Discussion and Question & Answer period
8:55 pm Closing and final comments

To register, please e-mail: [email protected]

Sponsored by the North Shore Safety Council and the District of North Vancouver