The Climb to $1.75 Million Reaches 85%.
Not even a mountain of snow is enough to keep us from announcing that we have reached 85% of or goal for the "Focused on You" Major Campaign. Though multiple fundraising efforts, Catch the Ace, and the amazing support of our donors and volunteers we have been able to raise $1.48 million. Funds raised continue to aid in the purchase much need updates to the hospitals existing Diagnostic Imaging Suite.
Foundation ED Chris Doucette, DRDH Board Member Tina Shorter, and DRDH Board Chair Dick Rabishaw put on their winter boots to snap a picture of this great accomplishment.
Construction of the X-ray suite has begun and we anticipate “going live” with the new suite by April 2020. However, even with this great success we still have ways to go, with the purchase of the Ultrasound unit to take place in the early part of this coming summer.
CIBC is "Focused on You"
February 21, 2020
The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation are the grateful recipients of a $10,000 grant from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada. CIBC is committed to making a significant and lasting contribution to the well-being of our communities in Canada. On Friday, February 21st members of the Foundation and CIBC got together to view the new portable X-ray unit and present the Foundation with a check in front of the DRDH Foundations "Tree of Caring". The grant has been used to aid in the continuing efforts to raise $1.75 Million for the Focused on You Diagnostic Imaging Campaign. The Foundation would like to thank CIBC for its commitment to exceptional health care in our area. We would also like to thank our grant writing team for their hard work in preparing this successful grant application.
From left to right: DRDHF Board Chair- Leo Buckley, DRDHF Executive Director- Chris Doucette, DRDHF Vice-Chair- Tina Shorter, CIBC Senior Manager, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit Group- Sylvain Hardy, CIBC Director & TEam Leader, Cash Management- Lisa Presley, DRDH Chief Financial Officer- William Willard
Ontario Power Generation Supports Diagnostic Imaging Campaign
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) made a donation of $10,000 to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation’s Focused on You Diagnostic Imaging Major Campaign. The Campaign is working to raise funds for Diagnostic Imaging upgrades, including a new X-ray, portable X-ray, and ultrasound equipment. The Foundation is very thankful to OPG for their commitment to exceptional health care in our area.
With the Focused on You campaign at 75% of the $1.75 million goal, support from organizations like OPG helps us move closer to achieving our goal. The Foundation also recognizes the efforts of our grant team, who volunteer their time and effort to write strong grant applications.
Jennifer Gardiner and John Greig of Ontario Power Generation were able to join members from the DRDH Hospital and Foundation to make the donation. Pictured above, from left to right, is Dick Rabishaw - DRDH Board Chair, Richard Bedard, DRDH CEO, John Walden – DRDH Foundation Board Member, Chris Doucette – DRDH Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Gardiner – OPG Stakeholder Relations Advisor, and John Greig - Manager, OPG Des Joachims Generating Station.
8th Annual Kitchissippi Run & Bike Provides $8,000 to Major Campaign
November 12, 2019
On November 7, 2019 the Kitchissippi Committee was pleased to make an $8,000 donation from the 8th annual Kitchissippi Run and Bike. The Committee hopes that their support can bring the DRDH Foundation closer to ‘crossing the finish line’ and reaching their goal of raising $1.75 million for diagnostic imaging upgrades. Pictured here presenting the donation in the hospital’s X-Ray room in Kitchissippi swag, from left to right, are Committee Members Melissa Cloutier, Amy Joyce, Amanda Haughton, Colette Giroux, and Chris Doucette. Missing from the photo is Kitchissippi Committee Member Barb Gallagher.
Stephens Family Leads by Example
Thank you to Michael and Barbara Stephens for their incredibly generous donation made to the DRDHF "Focused on You" Diagnostic Imaging Campaign. When asked about the donation they stated, "We are happy to be able to donate to the diagnostic imaging campaign. We know from experience how important this equipment is, and key to keeping our hospital's service at the top level." The foundations Major Campaign is at 75% of our goal and with donations like this we move closer and closer to our goal of 1.75 Million dollars.
The Ace Has Been Found!
October 31, 2019
John caught the Ace of Spades which had been eluding ticket buyers for the past 30 weeks of the Catch the Ace lottery. John was certain the Ace was to be found in Envelope 3, his choice for the whole draw. John was just hoping his ticket would be drawn to confirm his suspicions and it was from among the 10,730 tickets that had been placed in the rotary drum on Halloween evening. His wife, Lorna, bought his ticket at ValuMart, so, she accompanied John to the Legion to celebrate his win. John was going to take some time to let the lottery winnings sink in.John, by having his ticket drawn, received the weekly prize of $10,730; the prize is based on 20% of the weekly ticket sales. For “catching” the Ace of Spades, John is to receive an additional sum of $227,932.50. This amount is the progressive jackpot (cumulative prize), based on adding 30% of sales from each week of tickets sold and is given out upon the Ace of Spades being caught. The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation will be pleased to give John a cheque for $238,662.50.
The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation thanks the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 436 for hosting the draw on Halloween night and for selling pulled pork sandwiches, chilli and baked beans to all who attended the draw. Members also supplied buns and a variety of desserts. Lee-Ann McCarthy of the Legion kindly donated the revenues received from the sale of the food towards the Major Campaign.
The Deep River Catholic Women's League
October 22, 2019
Thank you to the Deep River Catholic Women’s League for their generous donation to the “Focused on you” Diagnostic Imaging Campaign. Through the fundraising efforts of their Fall Raffle, we are the grateful recipients of a $500 donation. This picture is taken in front of the hospitals “Tree of caring” where the Deep River Catholic Women’s League were happy to see their medallion shining bright on a rainy fall day.
Pictured (from left to right): DRDHF Board Members- Wayne Inch and John Walden, DRDHF Executive Director- Chris Doucette, Deep River Catholic Women’s League Secretary- Coreen Alexander, Deep River Catholic Women’s League President- Annette Chaplin
CNL Black Bears Charity Hockey Tournament
October 10, 2019
This year the CNL Black Bears Hockey Club hosted its annual charity hockey tournament at the Petawawa Civic Center from Wednesday January 16 to Friday January 18, 2019. While there were many winners on the ice, the real winners were those worthy causes close to the heart of the Renfrew County community. The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation is grateful to be one of those worthy causes. The Blacks Bears organizers have been working closely with the Deep River and District Hospital to ensure funds donated from the tournament this year are directed to medical items greatly needed to help us care for those in our communities. Through entry fees, prize tables, jersey raffles, and other fundraising activities, $19,000 was generously donated for the purchase of a new vacuum pump for the organization. To date the Black Bears have donated just over $46,000 to the DRDH Foundation. In recognition and in appreciation of their donations, a plaque for Black Bears Hockey Club has been placed on the “Tree of Caring” stationed prominently in the hospital waiting room.
Picture: (From left to right)
John Hoyle- CNL Black Bears Representative, Leo Buckley- DRDHF Board Chair, Chris Doucette- DRDHF Executive Director, Janna Hotson- Chief Nursing Executive, Allison Lepack- Manager of Clinical Services/Director of Care, Sarah-Lynn Parker- Registered Nurse/Skin and Wound Care Champion
19th Annual Northern Credit Union and Deep River Delegates Charity Golf Tournament
September 26, 2019
The 19th Annual Northern Credit Union and Deep River Delegates Charity Golf Tournament took place this year on August 8th, 2019. This year’s tournament rained a grand total of $16, 239. The annual tournament through nineteen years has now raised over $240,000 for the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation and remains one of the Hospital's largest fundraisers. Rain wasn’t enough to spoil a great day for 80+ golfers and volunteers. Golfers enjoyed 18 holes, a live and online auction, and an amazing steak or chicken dinner cooked by the Deep River Golf Club. At the end of the day the team of Darren Becks, Jeremy Stewart, Pam Yakabuskie and Brad Payne came out on top.
The Delegates, Northern Credit Union, and Foundation would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, and participants for their continued generosity and look forward to seeing everyone next year for the 20th Annual Northern Credit Union and Deep River Delegates Charity Golf Tournament.
First Annual Pig Roast
August 15th, 2019
The foundation’s first annual pig roast was hosted this year at the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club. The mouth-watering meal was catered by Ullrich’s while the music was played by local DJ Clark Ramsay, which all made for a very pleasant and delightful time on a beautiful evening on the Deep River waterfront. This year, thanks to all those who supported the event, the Annual Pig Roast was a huge success, raising approximately $7,000 for the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation! The funds raised at this great event will go towards the foundation’s “Focused on You”
diagnostic imaging campaign in order to purchase diagnostic equipment to help sustain the hospital’s exceptional services through the best technology available! Thank you to all those that participated in this event in support of the foundation, and to those that donated their time and services to make this night one for the books! On behalf of the foundation, we are truly lucky to be immersed in a town that has a deep and fundamental regard for the better of its community!
Kitchissippi Run supports "Focused on you" Major Campaign
August 7th, 2019
The 2018 Kitchissippi Run (and bike) raised $5,000 for the DRDH Foundation. Pictured here presenting the donation are event organizers Colette Giroux and Amy Joyce (back row), along with DRDH Foundation summer student Rayan Ben Letaifa, DRDH Foundation Board Member John Walden, and DRDH Foundation Executive Director Chris Doucette. On September 30, 2018, the 7th annual Kitchissippi Run took place through the Petawawa Research Forest. The event was another great success, raising $5,000 for the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation and attracting 170 participants.
Mark your calendars, because Laurentian Hills will be host to the 8th annual Kitchissippi Run on October 6, 2019. Funds raised this year will be applied to the DRDH Foundation’s Focused on You major campaign, which aims to raise $1.75 million for the purchase of new diagnostic imaging equipment for our hospital. Register today and start collecting pledges through the Race Roster website, or the old-fashioned way with the pledge form on the Facebook page.
Jan's Valu-Mart Customers Contribute
July 25th, 2019
In July, Jan kindly sought Valu-Mart customer support for the DRDH Foundation through her give a little fundraising campaign. Customers were asked to top up their orders with a small contribution to aid the Foundation’s fundraising activities to acquire replacement diagnostic imaging equipment for our local hospital. With great community involvement, Jan and her store staff were able to raise over $1100 in a campaign that ran for two short weeks! The total contribution is reflected in the big cheque held by Jan and the Foundation’s Executive Director, Chris Doucette. Thanks to the generosity of everyone who helped participate in the community event.
New Foundation Executive Director
July 2nd, 2019
The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation is proud to announce the successful completion of its Executive Director search and welcomes Chris Doucette to the position. Chris was born and raised in Petawawa and comes to us with experience in charitable organizations, funded programming and program development. The hiring committee was pleased with the positive response that was received as a result of the posting, which demonstrates the dedication and support of the communities we serve. Please join the Foundation in welcoming Chris to the organization!
"Focused on You" Thermometer
July 1st, 2019
The unveiling of the fundraising thermometer for the foundation's "Focused on You" major campaign. This campaign is aimed at raising the necessary funds for purchasing of diagnostic imaging equipment. We have now almost reached 60% of our goal of 1.75 million dollars!
The mayors of Deep River, Laurentian Hills, Petawawa, and the Garrison Petawawa Commander were all present to support this great achievement on Canada day!
Foundation receives $10,000 grant from TC Energy
June 11th, 2019
The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation (DRDHF) is very pleased to receive a $10,000 grant from TC Energy to support the Foundation’s “Focused on You” campaign. The campaign goal is to raise $1.75 Million dollars to replace aging diagnostic equipment necessary for ongoing care at the Deep River and District Hospital. TC Energy representatives, Dan Stencill and Chris Murray, were at the Deep River and District Hospital on June 11th, to present a cheque for $10,000 to the Foundation.
TC Energy, formerly TransCanada, is a leading North American energy infrastructure company, whose business includes pipelines, power generation and energy storage operations across North America. TC Energy supports local initiatives to build strong and vibrant communities where they live, work and operate. Present to receive the cheque were: Leo Buckley (left), Board Chair, DRDHF, Dan Stencill, Community Relations and Indigenous Relations Liaison, TC Energy, John Walden Board Member, DRDHF, Tina Shorter Board Vice-Chair, DRDHF, Chris Murphy, Area Manager, TC Energy, Dianne Lemire Major Campaign Team, DRDHF, Jim Gibson, Board Member, DRDHF, and Richard Bedard (right), President & CEO, DRDH.