Events

Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary Pledges $30,000 towards Tub and Chair


Thank you to the AMAZING Emo and District Auxiliary for thier first pledge payment towards a tub and chair for Emo Health Centre.
They have paid $15,000,00 towards thier total pledge of $30,000. The Foundation is so grateful for thier support!

Our Gala was the Bee's Knees


 

Canada Day Cash Lottery Winner Announced!

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that this year’s Annual Canada Day Cash Lottery was able to raise a net profit of over $16,000. These profits will be used to purchase five high-low beds for Rainycrest Long Term Care Home.

The big draw took place July 1st, 2016 at the Sorting Gap Marina amongst a small gathering of spectators.

The grand prize winner of $10,000 was Iris Shute of Devlin. Iris, who recently retired from Riverside Health Care, has been a longtime supporter of the annual draw.

The 2nd prize of two thousand dollars went to Joe Kneisz of Fort Frances, and 3rd prize, one thousand dollars, went to Matthew Chilton of Fort Frances. While Kenny Desjardins, Shane McDonald, Rick Johnson and Duane Cridland walked away with five hundred dollars each.

Riverside Foundation would like to congratulate the winners, and thank everyone who purchased a ticket this year.

This year’s lottery was able to exceed last year’s profits by just over $4,000. The Canada Day Lottery continues to be such a success because of the supportive district we live in!

The Foundation is so thankful to all of the local businesses who help sell tickets and for all of the volunteers who help make this raffle a success.

A very special thank you goes out to Manitou Weather Station Fishing Lodge for their generous donation of our early bird prize, and to owner’s Duane and Grace Cridland who won $500, and generously donated it back to the Foundation.

The next big fundraiser for Riverside Foundation will be the annual fall gala. “Mobsters and Dames” will take place September 24th, 2016 at Fort Frances Curling Club. The Foundation will be asking guys to suit up and gals to dress to kill for this fun 20’s inspired prohibition themed event.

For more information about the upcoming gala, or about other ways to give to Riverside Foundation for Health Care please contact the Foundation.

 

Mama Needs to Let the Sunshine In - Spring Luncheon was a great sucess!



New Mechanical Ventilators for LaVerendrye General Hospital!

We are excited to announce that LVGH now has not only one, but two new mechanical ventilators all thanks to the LVGH Auxiliary!

The Auxiliary raised a generous $45,000.00 for these purchases.

February 3rd, members of the Auxiliary executive committee were thrilled to attend in-service session to learn about the new equipment. These ventilators are among the most popular units in Canada. They have capability of ventilating neonates, pediatrics, and adults and also the ability to provide blended air.

Riverside Foundation and the staff of Riverside Health Care would like to thank the Auxiliary for their amazing donation, and thank all of the Auxiliaries for all of the amazing things they do!

5 Vital Sign Monitors Purchased for Rainycrest

Riverside Foundation has recently approved a request of 5 new vital sign monitors for Rainycrest.

The monitors are now in, and are benefiting the residents and staff of Rainycrest

The monitors cost just over $11,500.00. We were able to purchase them thanks to a generous donation from Shoppers Drug Mart and Duncan Keith.

Local Dr. Runs in Support of Foundation, Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Thank you Dr Jenks for ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October to raise funds for a new bili-blanket!
This much needed peice of equipment cost over $11,000
With the support of the Community, Riverside Health Care Staff, and the Foundation- we were able to raise the funds in no time!
The Bili-Blanket and Timer are in and being put to use in the LVGH Nursary.


Rainycrest and LaVerendrye General Hospital Among Recipients of Keith’s Donations

Riverside Foundation for Health Care was recently the recipient of two generous donations from Chicago Blackhawk’s Duncan Keith.

Keith, who just visited Fort Frances on August 1st,2015 donated $5,000 to Rainycrest Long Term Care Home, where his mother used to work, and another $5,000 to La Verendrye General Hospital (LVGH).


“Riverside is honored to receive such a generous donation for the La Verendrye and Rainycrest sites,” expressed Livia Lundon, Foundation Chair. “It was remarkable that Mr. Keith took the time to personally visit our facilities to share Lord Stanley’s cup and create memories for our patients in hospital, residents of Front Street Manor and Rainycrest Home. Duncan demonstrated what community service and giving back really means.  He was a class act from start to finish.”


While the funds for Rainycrest will be used to help purchase Vital Sign Monitors, and the $5,000 donated to LVGH go towards the purchase of a transportable Defibrillator/AED/ Cardiac Monitor for the ER.


 Thank-you to the community for your continuous support!