August 2018 Newsletter

From the Desk of the Executive Director


I can’t believe that we are halfway through the summer already!  We have achieved so much in the past few months and have so many community members to thank for helping make us better.

We are so pleased to officially announce a new member to our team; Melisa Caccia has recently joined our Board of Directors and we are so pleased to have her on board.  To learn more about Melisa, please click here.

Finally, I chose the above quote for today to encourage those of you who are struggling.  Whether the struggle is medical, personal, or professional, please keep in mind that the morning is always a little bit brighter.

And as always, if you are struggling and need to talk, my door is always open.



Support Group Meeting, Community Room at the Bayfield Mall

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Please fill out the form to RSVP.

MoMondays with Guest Speaker Greg Smith


On September 17th at 7pm, Greg Smith will be a guest speaker at MoMondays in Barrie.  Greg will be talking about his experiences with Epilepsy; Greg spoke last month in Aurora (you can watch the promo at 1 minute in by clicking here).

We are looking to put a group table together for this event.  If you are interested in sitting with Epilepsy Simcoe County, please send us an email at  To purchase a ticket for this event, please click here (availability is limited).

Join the Pirates of the Epilep’seas at the Dragon Boat Festival!

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On Saturday, August 25th we will be down by the waterfront rowing for our organization.  Even if you are not paddling with us, please feel free to come down and show your support!

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You are invited to purchase a t-shirt by clicking here.

Enter Our Monthly Draw for a $50 Coffee Card

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Donate $10 to have your name entered in a draw to win a gift card to coffee place of your choice!  For every additional $10 you donate, is another entry into the draw! To donate, please click here.




ESC Membership


We are in the process of redeveloping our membership and what it entails; a membership for 1 year is $15, but as we are past July the fee is only $7.50 for the remainder of 2018.  Becoming a member allows you one vote at our Annual General Meeting each year as well as access to our Resource Library. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here.






ICYMI:  Pretty in Purple

In Case You Missed It!  This past May, Connect Hair Studio generously hosted Women’s connection 4 – Pretty in Purple for our Chapter.  Through this amazing event, Sharon Smith raised $5,119.84 to help us better support those in simcoe County living with Epilepsy through counselling and various programs.  We wish to extend a huge thank you to Sharon and her team for helping make us better!

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