Brain Injury Association of Windsor Essex County

About The Memorial


“May we always remember, that the human brain is as fragile as a butterfly’s wings…”



Canada’s first memorial dedicated to those afflicted with a brain injury was presented to the City of Windsor on June 6th, 2014 during a Butterfly Release Celebration. This one-of-a-kind memorial created by local sculptor Jack Byng depicts the release of two butterflies from outstretched bronzed hands. The life of a butterfly symbolizes the life of an individual with a brain injury. Much like a butterfly that develops from a caterpillar during the chrysalis process, the journey of a person with a brain injury can be transforming. Often, an individual with a brain injury is not the person that they once were. Brain injuries can have a lasting effect on families. The care that families provide is critical to the journey made by an individual with a brain injury. The support that caregivers give is represented by two extended hands that are releasing the butterflies.

The bronze sculpture sits on a five foot high granite base. Names of those living with brain injuries and those who are no longer with us will be engraved on the base. This sculpture was commissioned to raise awareness of brain injuries and to provide a lasting memorial to all those affected by brain injuries in our community.


This Year’s Sculpture Presentation & Butterfly Release Celebration
  • to be announced
  • Assumption Park Riverfront

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

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Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County PO Box #22070 11500 Tecumseh Rd East Windsor, ON N8N 4G6 Phone: (519) 981-1329

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