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It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2018 BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award.
British Columbia Rehabilitation Foundation was looking for long-term partners who are dedicated to establishing, maintaining and operating projects and programs which are focussed on providing assistance to individuals living with physical disabilities. We invite proposals from organizations in British Columbia for full or partial funding of projects and programs up to $25,000 annually (but not including overhead or general and administrative expenses) that include rehabilitation, improved accessibility, education or vocational training, research into clinical methods and assistive devices, and the expansion of opportunities of any kind for disabled individuals. Funding will be considered on a recurring, multi-year basis or for single projects or programs.
CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winners of the $5,000 Gert Vorsteher Educational Bursary.
It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award. The BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards, worth $5,000 each, are presented annually to individuals with disabilities who have risen above extreme challenges, demonstrating remarkable determination towards pursuing their rehabilitation goals and, in turn, have regained their own form of independence. The names of our 2017 recipients, along with this year’s event info, are listed below. Bonnie Zhu James Mcleod James Ryan Kris Harrison Lindsay O’Connell Shannon Elmer William Mc Creight What: 2017 BC Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards Where: GF Strong Gym Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. ***Lunch provided***
KPMG Managing Partner, Walter Pela and Senior Manager, Chris Jameson dropped by the BC Rehab office with a $5,000 donation. Thank you, Walter, Chris, and KPMG very much for your generous donation in support of people with physical disabilities. Your generosity will extend, through BC Rehab to the many British Columbians who live with disabilities.
CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winners of the $5,000 Gert Vorsteher Educational Bursary - Amanda Albers & Jeremy Jackson!
The Arts Council of Ladysmith and District would like to thank BC Rehab for their support. It took almost 3.5 years of fund raising for the Arts Council to raise money for the elevator project. As a 100% volunteer organization all the money we raise goes towards projects, programs, events, supporting the arts for all members of our community as well as maintaining the space we occupy.
BC Rehab Foundation is pleased to announce that Tetra Society & BCITS will be receiving $25,000 a year for three years to enable them to continue their great work! If you would like more information regarding the three year proposal please contact the BC Rehab office.
The 2016 Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards

It is that time of year again!!  BC Rehab has opening the application process for the 2016 Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards! The Gert Vorsteher Memorial Awards, worth $5,000 each, are presented annually and are designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have demonstrated determination and resilience in reaching their rehabilitation goals and personal independence.   If you are unfamiliar with the award program and would like more information or you’d like to pick up an application, please come down to the BC Rehab office in room 193 of GF Strong and speak with Trynka.  Past and present clients of GF Strong or another rehabilitation facility in British Columbia may apply for this award. GF Strong staff, such as Social Workers and Physiotherapists, may also nominate individuals for the award.


The deadline for application submissions is February, 29, 2016. The Gert Vorsteher Award ceremony will take place sometime in May 2016.