July 2018 Newsletter

From the Desk of the Executive Director


This picture truly says it all!  

This summer we have had the privilege of having two summer students with us to work on various projects, and the office has been full of collaboration and ideas.  Between our students and our amazing Board of Directors, we are working endlessly to ensure that our clients receive better services through counselling, programs, and more.

Absolutely none of this would be possible without the generosity of our community and our supporters.  We are so thankful for everything that you do, and how you help to make us better!

We hope you’re enjoying the summer as much as we are; with the sunshine comes a lot of exciting upcoming events for Epilepsy Simcoe County!



Support Group Meeting

July_Support Group Meeting

Please email us to RSVP.

Pretty in Purple

Capture1.PNGThis 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!   #BetterTogether   #CommunityMatters

6th Annual Jesse Hibbert Ball Tournament

Capture2On June 23rd we hosted our 6th Annual Ball Tournament in memory of Jesse Hibbert.  We had four amazing teams come out to play, and through this year’s event we were able to raise $2,185.

Congratulations to Team Metz who were the winners of this year’s tournament.

Dragon Boat, August 25th

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, August 25, 2018.jpgWe have a few spaces left for paddlers in our Dragon Boat this year.

Practices for paddlers are scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th at 6:30pm, Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30pm, Friday, August 10th at 6:30pm, and Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm.

If you would like to register, or need more information, please do not hesitate to send us an email at epilepsysimcoecounty@rogers.com



From pants to sweaters, we’ve got you covered; be sure to click here to view all merchandise.

40% for all sales (using the above link) goes directly to our Chapter.



Can Anxiety Cause Seizures and Do Seizures Cause Anxiety?


Anxiety – especially panic attacks and severe anxiety reactions – overwhelm the brain. They can cause severe physical and emotional responses, and in some cases it may feel as though your brain is firing on all ends.

One of the worries that people have is that their anxiety is causing a seizure. Others already know they have a seizure disorder, and worry that anxiety may make it worse. Still others are concerned that their epilepsy may be causing their panic attacks. We explore all of these briefly in this article (click here to read more).

Looking for Volunteers

Capture.PNGWe are looking for volunteers who wish to participate in events, in the office, and / or behind-the-scenes.  Did you know that volunteering is actually good for you? Find out how by clicking here, and then give us a call at 705.737.3132 to find out more.