Upcoming Events

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Millennial Minds
vs Boomer Brains
Battle of the Bands

NOV 17

GET YOUR BAND OUT OF THE BASEMENT & ROCK OUT LOUD FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

A 10-week musical extravaganza produced by League of Rock

Did you know that playing an instrument on a regular basis might help keep your mind sharp as you age?

Millennial Minds vs. Boomer Brains Battle of the Bands is a fantastic opportunity to get great coaching from professional musicians & play at a signature venue in Toronto before a live audience.

Millennial Minds vs. Boomer Brains Battle of the Bands brings together young and old for a 10 weeks musical experience, culminating in an evening of entertainment and charitable giving. What makes this band battle unique from others is the intergenerational challenge; both on stage and off – through musical talent and fundraising ability.

BATTLE TRAINING BEGINS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016REGISTER
FINAL BATTLE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
TIME: 7:00-11:00 PM
THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
410 SHERBOURNE ST., TORONTO
TICKETS: $65
Early bird price : $50 (before October 1, 2016)PURCHASE
MORE INFO AT MMVBB.ORG

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Past Events

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The Millennial Mind

Why Should I Care?

NOV 05

Young Person’s Cabinet Presents:
The Millennial Mind: Why Should I Care?

Be inspired by those who represent the kind of smarts, insight, and innovative thinking that Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet is dedicated to protecting.

Attendees will learn about topics such as: why you should care about your brain health now, the damage stress and unhealthy eating habits have on mental acuity, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

MODERATOR: Pauline ChanHealth Reporter, CTV News Toronto
PANELISTS: Julian BrassFounder & CEO, Notable
Sasha Gollish,Athlete & Road Safety Engineer
Dan Jacob, Co-Founder, TedxToronto
Nicole Verkindt, Founder OMX & Dragon, Next Gen Den
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Elizabeth Chertkow, MDCM, CCFP, NCMP
Family physician
DATE: Thursday November 5, 2015
TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30PM (DOORS: 5:00PM)
LOCATION: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Ave, Toronto
Tickets: $95 (Group Rate $75)* EARLY BIRD SPECIAL+: $80

Enjoy appetizers and drinks, door prizes
and Q&A with the panelists.

All proceeds support the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Because our grey matter, matters.

* Group Rate applies to 5 or more tickets | Early Bird Special applies to tickets purchased before October 11| 2015Charitable receipt provided for maximum allowed by law

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L.A. LAUNCH EVENT

OCT 14

70% OF ALZHEIMER’S SUFFERERS ARE WOMEN
YOU CAN’T IGNORE A NUMBER THIS BIG.

CAMILLA BELLE | LISA EISNER | JACQUI GETTY | MELANIE GRIFFITH
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON | KELLY LUNCH | LIBERTY ROSS | MOLLY SIMS
SHARON STONE | LILLY TARDIKOFF KARATZ | JAMIE TISCH
AMBER VALLETTA

Invite you and other notable guests to join them for a private evening celebrating the U.S. launch of:

A GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR BRAIN-AGING DISEASES THAT AFFECT WOMEN

EVENT CHAIRS: GEORGE & TRISH VRADENBURGFounders US Against Alzheimer’s Network
SPECIAL GUEST: PAULINE MAKI, PHDUniversity of Illinois at Chicago

DATE: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2015
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
LOCATION: GAGOSIAN GALLERY, BEVERLY HILLS
WITH: DJ ISAAC FERRY

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U.S. Launch Event

MAR 23

70% of Alzheimer’s sufferers are women.
You can’t ignore a number this big.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON | TAMARA MELLON, OBE | WENDI MURDOCH
MARTHA STEWART | TRUDIE STYLER | IVANKA TRUMP | BARBARA WALTERS

invite you and other notable guests to join them for a private evening celebrating the U.S. launch of :

a global foundation for brain-aging diseases that affect women

EVENT CHAIRS: DR. LISA AIRAN & DR. TREVOR BORN
DATE: Monday, March 23, 2015
TIME: 6-8pm
LOCATION: Urban Zen | 711 Greenwich Street, New York City
DJ SET: ALEXANDRA RICHARDS

Evening made possible by:


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Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang

Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker

Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Michèle Maheux

Michèle Maheux

Ellen Moore

Ellen Moore

Dr. Vivien Brown

Dr. Vivien Brown

The Executive Brain

Life Lessons from Smart Women

MAR 4

The Executive Brain: Life Lessons from Smart Women

Be inspired by outstanding business leaders who represent the kind of smarts, insights and innovative thinking that the Women’s Brain Health Initiative is dedicating to protecting.

MODERATOR: Amanda LangSenior Business Correspondent, CBC News and Anchor,& The Exchange with Amanda Lang
PANELISTS: Jeanne BekerJournalist, Author and Fashion Entrepreneur
Jennifer CarterPresident & CEO, Hermes Canada
Michèle MaheuxExecutive Director & COO, TIFF
Ellen MoorePresident & CEO, Chubb Insurance Co.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Vivien BrownVice President, Medical Affairs, Medisys Health
CO CHAIRS: Lisa Borsook & Eileen Greene & Corinne Pruzanski
DATE: Wednesday March 4, 2015
TIME: 8:00 am – 10:30 am (Doors: 7:30 am)
LOCATION: Tiff Bell Lightbox, Toronto
Tickets: $95 (Group Rate $75)*

Enjoy breakfast, door prizes and Q&A with the panelists.

All proceeds support the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Because our grey matter, matters.

* Group Rate applies to 5 or more tickets | Charitable receipt provided for maximum allowed by law.

Mark LashMark LashMercedes BenzPWCStrikemanWeirFouldsBOXXDLKHermesIllumaliftIllumaliftIllumaliftWaySpa

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Still Alice

Private Premier Screening

Jan 22

Still Alice Private Premier Screening

Be one of the first to see Lisa Genova’s novel STILL ALICE come to life.

With a Golden Globe winning performance by Julianne Moore and co-starring Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish, STILL ALICE is both heartbreaking and inspiring.

DATE: Thursday January 22, 2015
TIME: 7:00 pm (Doors 6:30 pm)
LOCATION: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St. W, Toronto
TICKETS: TICKETS: $50*
SPONSORED BY: Cineplex
Sony
Mongrel
PROCEEDS SUPPORT: Baycrest
Alzheimer
WBHI

* Charitable receipt for maximum allowable by law

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Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang

Janice Fukakusa

Janice Fukakusa

Kimberley Newport-Mimran

Kimberley Newport-Mimran

Wendy Freeman

Wendy Freeman

Marie Josee

Marie-Josée Lamothe

The Executive Brain

Life Lessons from Smart Women

OCT 2

The Executive Brain: Life Lessons from Smart Women

Be inspired by outstanding business leaders who represent the kind of smarts, insights and innovative thinking that the Women’s Brain Health Initiative is dedicating to protecting.

Presented By: RBC
MODERATOR: Amanda Lang,
Senior Business Correspondent, CBC News and Host,
Lang & O’Leary Exchange
PANELISTS: Janice Fukakusa,
Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer, RBC
Kimberley Newport-Mimran,
President & Creative Director, Pink Tartan
Wendy Freeman,
President, CTV News
Marie-Josée Lamothe,
Managing Director – Branding, Google Canada
SPECIAL GUEST: Lynn Posluns,
Founder & President, Women’s Brain Health Initiative
CO CHAIRS: Lisa Borsook & Corinne Pruzanski
DATE: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors: 5:00 pm)
LOCATION: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St., Toronto
Tickets: $95 (Group Rate $75*)

Enjoy appetizers and drinks, swag bag, door prizes and Q&A with the panelists.

All proceeds support the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Because our grey matter, matters.

* Group Rate applies to 5 or more tickets. | Charitable receipt provided for maximum allowed by law.

RBCMercedes BenzWeirFouldsMark LashBell MediaMusePink TartanPurdys

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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The Genius of Marian

Sept 16

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: The Genius of Marian

The heartbreak of Alzheimer’s, the power of art, and the meaning of family

PRODUCED BY: Alzheimer's Society of Toronto
Guest Speakers: Lynn Posluns, President, Women’s Brian Health initiative
Carolyn & Claire Poirier will share their personal journey with their mother’s early onset of dementia
ADMISSION: Pay-what-you-can
DATE: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
TIME: DOORS 6:00PM
SHOW 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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Women of Influence

Health Panel

Spring

Women of Influence Luncheon Series

PRODUCED BY: Women of Influence
Expert insight on what every woman should have top of mind to keep her in good health.
FEATURING: Dr. Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP, Vice-President, Medical Affairs, Medisys Health Group
Leslie Beck, Nutritionist, Health & Nutrition Author & weekly Globe & Mail contributor
Lynn Posluns, Founder & President, Women’s Brain Health Initiative
LOCATION & DATE: Calgary – Westin Calgary – Wednesday March 19, 2014
Ottawa – Château Laurier – Thursday March 27, 2014
Vancouver – Sutton Place Hotel – Wednesday April 9, 2014
Montreal – Hôtel Omni- Thursday May 29, 2014
TIME: 11:15 am – 2:00 pm

Women of Influence

Luncheon Series

MAR 6

Women of Influence Luncheon Series – Toronto

PRODUCED BY: Women of Influence
Expert insight on what every woman should have top of mind to keep her in good health.
FEATURING: Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Physician & International Speaker on health prevention and healthy aging
Leslie Beck, Nutritionist, Health & Nutrition Author & weekly Globe & Mail contributor
Lynn Posluns, Founder & President, Women’s Brain Health Initiative
WITH GUEST MODERATOR: Dr. Marla Shapiro, Host of CTV’s Dr. Marla & Friends, Canada AM’s Health & Medical Expert
DATE: Thursday March 6, 2014
TIME: 11:15 am – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Sheraton Toronto – 123 Queen Street West

Mind Over Matter
Sylvie Belleville

Sylvie Belleville, PhD

Melissa Andrew

Melissa Andrew, PhD, MD, MSc (PH), FRCPC

Liisa Galea

Liisa Galea, PhD

Jens Pruessner

Jens Pruessner, PhD

Marc Poulin

Marc J. Poulin, PhD DPhil

Sandra Black

Sandra E. Black, O.Ont., MD, FRCP(C), FRSC, FAAN, FAHA

Mind Over Matter

Cross-Country Tour

Nov

Mind Over Matter Cross-Country Tour

Find out why our grey matter matters

Today, more women than men suffer from Alzheimer’s and depression.And stress may cause women’s brains to age prematurely.What makes these facts even more alarming is that there are currently fewstudies being undertaken to find out why.

Learn more about the Women’s Brain Health Initiative and hear from some of Canada’s leading experts about the impact their work will have for women as they age.

Please note, these events are private. Video recordings of each speaker will beavailable online in Spring 2014 as part of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative Education Series.

GENEROUSLY HOSTED BY: Deloitte

EVENT: Brain plasticity and cognitive reserve or why training the brain can help brain aging
LOCATION: Montreal
DATE: Wednesday November 13, 2013
TIME: Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30
WITH: Sylvie Belleville, PhD
Full professor, Psychology Dept, Université de Montréal
Researcher & Research Director, Institut Universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

EVENT: Women and dementia: a focus on fitness and frailty
LOCATION: Halifax
DATE: Friday November 15, 2013
TIME: Breakfast 8:30-9:30
WITH: Melissa Andrew, PhD, MD, MSc (PH), FRCPC
Geriatrician, Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University

EVENT: Aging & the female brain – how stress, hormones & experience impact brain health
LOCATION: Vancouver
DATE: Monday November 18, 2013
TIME: Breakfast 8:30-9:30
WITH: Liisa Galea, PhD
Professor, Distinguished University Scholar, Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia

EVENT: Sex and age specific effects of stress in health and disease
LOCATION: Ottawa
DATE: Wednesday November 20, 2013
TIME: Breakfast 8:30-9:30
WITH: Jens Pruessner, PhD
Associate Professor, Departs. of Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology & Neurosurgery,
Douglas Institute, McGill University

EVENT: Know Brainers: How Exercise Helps Boost Brain Health with Aging
LOCATION: Calgary
DATE: Monday November 25, 2013
TIME: Breakfast 8:30-9:30
WITH: Marc J. Poulin, PhD DPhil
Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Alzheimer Research, Hotchkiss Brain Institute,
Professor, Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, and Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

EVENT: Sex Differences in Brain Imaging of Dementia and Aging
LOCATION: Toronto
DATE: Wednesday November 27, 2013
TIME: Lunch 12:00-1:00
WITH: Sandra E. Black, O.Ont., MD, FRCP(C), FRSC, FAAN, FAHA
Brill Chair in Neurology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & University of Toronto

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Queen’s Park Launch

Mind Over Matter Tour

Oct 9

Mind Over Matter Tour Launch

HOSTED BY: Dr. Helena Jaczek, Liberal MPP Oak Ridges-Markham,
Parliamentary Assistant
to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Christine Elliot, MPP Oshawa-Whitby, PC Health Critic
France Gélinas, MPP Nickle Belt, NDP Health Critic
AND GUEST SPEAKER: Guest Speaker: Gillian Einstein, PhD.
Director, Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience & Women’s Health
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto
DATE: Wednesday October 9, 2013
TIME: 7:30 am
LOCATION: Legislative Dining Room, Queen’s Park

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Hope-Knot Top 100

Club Launch

Sept 10

Hope-Knot Top 100 Club Launch

GENEROUSLY HOSTED BY: Heather Reisman
CEO of Indigo Books & Music
FEATURING: Arianna Huffington
Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group
WITH EMCEE: Jeanne Beker
Host, Fashion Television Channel
AND GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Pauline Maki.
Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology & the Associate Director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago
DATE: September 10, 2013

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Parliament Hill Launch

of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative

May 7

Parliament Hill Launch of WBHI

HOSTED BY: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works & Minister for Status of Women
The Honourable Senator Linda Frum
GREETINGS FROM: Niki Ashton, MP, NDP Women’s Critic
The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, MP, Liberal Health Critic
GUEST SPEAKER: Jens Pruessner, PhD.
Director, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Associate Professor, Depts. Of Psychology,Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Douglas Institute, McGill University
DATE: Tuesday May 7th, 2013
TIME: 5:30pm
LOCATION: Banking Committee Room, 256-S, Centre Block.

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Still Mine

Private Premiere Screening

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Still Mine Private Premiere Screening

Be one of the first to see Michael McGowan’s latest film at the Canadian premiere of STILL MINE with host Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice President, CBC.

Enjoy appetizers and drinks at Tryst, swag bag and Q&A with cast members.

Guests receive an exclusive HOPE-KNOT pin designed by jeweler Mark Lash.

All proceeds support the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Because our grey matter, matters.

DATE: Monday, April 29th, 2013

TIME: 5:00pm – Food and Beverage

Tryst Night Club, 82 Peter St. Toronto, ON.

6:30pm – Private Screening

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St. W. Toronto, ON.


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