December 13 2011

Sport Concussion Library

November 10 2011

ORANGE U GLAD 2 C ME? Dash for Cash Press Release

September 2011


Read about Dave Irwin and other incredible athletes and their stories....

September 2011

Dave Irwin is named to the Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre's Board of Directors at the first annual RMASC's Golf Tournament at Silvertip Golf Course in Canmore.

May 2011

Canadian Association of Athletic Therapists AGM Banff

Dave Irwin is keynote speaker with Dr. Cantu Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at BU SM (Boston University), Co-Director of the Center for the study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.

What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive concussions. CTE has been known to affect boxers since the 1920s. However, recent reports have been published of neuropathologically confirmed CTE in retired professional football players and wrestlers who have a history of head trauma. This trauma, which includes multiple concussions, triggers progressive degeneration of the brain tissue, including the build-up of an abnormal protein called tau. These changes in the brain can begin months, years, or even decades after the last concussion or end of active athletic involvement. The brain degeneration is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, paranoia, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.

November 23, 2010

Dave Irwin Article featured in 'Your Canmore'
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March 20, 2010

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March 10, 2010

Micasport announces Scott helmets and goggles to be involved in the 2011 Dave Irwin Foundation DASH FOR CASH event at Sunshine Village.

Lutz Brode, President of Mica Sport Canada announced he is partnering with the Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury to donate Scott Helmets and goggles to the 2011 Dash for Cash event at Sunshine Village.


March 5, 2010

Dave Irwin and Lynne Harrison were in Collingwood, Ontario at Osler Bluff's Pete Crompton Foundation Fundraiser on March 5, 2010. Judy and Jeff Crompton held the 7th annual Pete Crompton event in honour of the memory of Pete Crompton and most recently Ken Crompton. This annual fundraiser presented a cheque in the amount of $25,000 to the Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury


March 2, 2010

Dash for Cash raises over $30,000

On Saturday, Irwin's Foundation for Brain Injury raised $34,709 to help fund research and outreach programs for people recovering from brain injuries, at the eighth annual Dash for Cash ski race. For more go to:


February 27, 2010

The 2010 Dash for Cash at Sunshine Village raises $34,790 on the day of race and remaining pledges trickling in bring in close to $40,000. The SUNSHINE DASHERS were the top fundraising team winning FOUR PAIRS OF ATOMIC SKIS and Matt Hamer of Canmore won top fundraiser for the third year in a row


Erwin Stricker,Alberto Tomba, Christian Ghedina, Dave Irwin, Lynne Harrison at Casa Italia, Whistler 2010 Olympics

Dave Irwin and Christian Ghedina read Crazy Canucks book by Janet Love Morrison

February 13, 2010

Whistler Olympics - Dave Irwin at Casa Italia House


February 13, 2010

Whistler's Armchair Books hosts Book Signing with author Janet Love Morrison and Dave Irwin

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January 28, 2010

Slow Road to Recovery

Listen to legendary skier Dave Irwin as he speaks with Beaver associate editor Nelle Oosterom about the challenges of living with a severe head injury.


January 24, 2010

Former ski racer carries torch in B.C.

Dave Irwin dedicates run to brain injured For more go to:


June 27, 2010

Gobi March
Lynne Harrison will be running a self supported 250 km footrace through the GOBI Desert in June 2010 to raise awareness and money for The Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury. For more information go to: and click on the GOBI MARCH.


February 27, 2010


World Cup 2009

Winterstart World Cup Lake Louise - photo at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise including from left to right, Felix Belcyk, 2009 World Champion Skiercross Ashleigh McIvor, Dave Irwin, Canadian Mountie, Steve Podborski and Janet Love Morrison. Front and Centre Matt Hamer.


January 2010

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Oct, 2009

Irwin’s greatest victory: recovery
The one-time Crazy Canuck skier now devotes his life’s work to raising money for research and to increase awareness about prevention and treatment to those who suffer brain injuries


May, 2009

2009 Dash for Cash
The 2009 Dash for Cash Event was another year of great success!!! We raised over $20,000 for Brain injury programs, prevention and awareness and research!! Matt Hamer was again the top fundraiser (two years in a row!!).... Matt won a ton of prizes, including KOMBI gloves, ATOMIC Skis, KARBON ski suit, GRIZZLY PAW keg party for 10, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise accomodation for two people, WOW!!!

Our 2010 event will be around the corner before you know it! We will again host the event at Sunshine Village and hope that you can make it!!


June, 2008

Read about Dave Irwin's visit to Powell River in the Powell River Peak - May 28, 2008 issue.

Peak Online


June, 2008

Read about how Lynne assisted Dave Irwin in his recovery from Severe Brain Injury in BEST HEALTH magazine June 2008 (page 130). On Newstands now (published by Readers' Digest)

Best Health Mag


May, 2008

For more about Dave's story see the

The Fifth Estate


May, 2008

Lynne Harrison will be running a self supported 250 km footrace through the SAHARA Desert in October 2008 to raise awareness and money for The Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury. For more information go to: and click on the SAHARA Race.


May, 2008

To voice your concerns about the lack of CSA standards for snowsports helmets please go to:


March, 2008

Seven years following his acquired brain injury, former Crazy Canuck Dave Irwin returned to the same hill where the accident happened....(Full story at link below)


November, 2007

2007 Calgary Snow Show

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June, 2006

2006 Canada's walk of Fame Event in Toronto

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Thursday, January 16, 2003

Recovering Irwin spearheading fundraiser

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March 24, 2003

Triumphant Return
Cover page from the Sun

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Nov. 15, 2002

Calgary Herald Article
"Race for Safety"

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April 2, 2006

Impact Magazine
"Real Survivors "

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A painting of Dave Irwin
by Ken Wesman

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