The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Duck Flies South for his Retirement

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – March 12, 2019 – After 21 years of service at the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF), famous Duck-Fest (previously Duck Race) mascot Lakeshore Louis, is heading for a sunny retirement, far away from winter’s bitter cold. The LGHF decided close this colourful chapter of its history since the lottery associated with the duck, who raised near 1.5 million dollars during his career, was no longer reaching its goals. By way of farewell on the 12th of March, 2019, Lakeshore Louis toured the Hospital, collecting donations, photos and thank yous, and celebrated his retirement at the LGHF office, surrounded by employees and volunteers.

The celebration gave the LGHF the opportunity to express its deepest gratitude to Bill Wexler, the volunteer behind the mascot, who gave life to the character for many years, as well as to his wife Ardeth.  Several volunteers who participated in the event every year were happy to share stories over a delicious cake, in festive yet nostalgic atmosphere.

The LGHF invites anyone interested in adopting one or a few iconic rubber duckies to pass by their office in the main entrance of the Lakeshore General Hospital, before the end of April.  After which, all the ducks will be given to another charitable organization and recycled.

A wind of change is now being felt at the LGHF as they are preparing a brand new exciting lottery, which will be launched this spring in collaboration with Air Canada Rouge and TWMG Inc.

 

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Cités Nouvelles, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Carolyn Flower International, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., Gym Fit Forme, IG Wealth Management Team Laudi (Dorval), Legal Logik, North East Mortgages, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Pointe-Claire Plaza, Quorum Lakeshore Inc., Rise Anxiety and Depression Clinic, The People Guru, TWMG Inc., Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

 

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.

The 18th edition of the Lakeshore Ball. A Great Success for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation – $460,000 were Raised

Pointe-Claire – November 19, 2018 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) held, for the 18th year in a row, the most prestigious event of all its activities, the Lakeshore Ball, which took place on November 17th at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. Co-presided by Desjardins, F.J. Machine Shop, the Mehra Family Foundation, Roxboro Excavation, Unigear-Santasalo and West Island Roofing, the evening drew a parallel between cultural diversity and light. Radio host Shaun McMahon of The Beat 92.5 lent his hosting talent to the event, which raised $ 460,000, amount that will be used to enhance health care for the West Island community, by purchasing equipment that will improve both the Obstetrics and Intensive Care departments.

It is to the sound of bagpipes, musicians and dancers in folk costumes from around the world, that more than 350 dignitaries, partners and guests were welcomed at the Lakeshore Ball. Cocktails, a five-course meal, an open bar, live performance by the band Electrik, a silent auction and testimonials were part of the magnificent evening.

“This year, the theme brought us around the world, which was a tribute to the cultural diversity of our community. We celebrate this diversity as it brings light, joy and richness into our lives; it broadens our horizons and allows us to flourish, ” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF. “A major event such as this one does not happen alone and the LGHF has the privilege and the pleasure of being able to count on pillars of our community that are also examples of generosity. To that end, I sincerely thank our Co-Presidents, our Sponsors, the Ball Committee, the Board Members, the Volunteers, and the LGHF team for their passion, commitment and hard work. ”

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Cités Nouvelles, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Carolyn Flower International, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., Gym Fit Forme, Jewel 106.7, Legal Logik, North East Mortgages, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Pointe-Claire Plaza, Quorum Lakeshore Inc. Radimed, Rise Anxiety and Depression Clinic, Sherri Newman RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN), Team Laudi (Investors Group), The People Guru, Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.

 

On the picture from left to right:

Mme Nadia Malik – Director of the Board of the LGHF

Najia Hachimi-Idrissi – Associate director and CEO of the Montreal West Island IUHSSC

Howard Zingboim- Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

David Cescon – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Dr Gerry Polyhronopoulos – Director of the Board of the LGHF

Heather Holmes- Managing Director of the LGHF

Shaun McMahon – The Beat 92.5

Jean-Yves Brunet – Couverture West Island Roofers

Yvan Houle- Director of the Board of the LGHF

Yvon Théoret – Roxboro Excavation

Janet Grant -Unigear-David Brown Santasalo

Serge Poirier – Desjardins

Neel Mehra – Mehra Family Foundation

Raj Mehra – Mehra Family Foundation

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Duck-Fest Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – September 4, 2018 –  The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s (LGHF) Duck-Fest event will once again be held in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair on September 16, 2018, at the Holiday Inn – Pointe-Claire,  from 10 am to 3 pm. Along with the draw of the seven prizes that will take place at 2:30 pm, this 22nd edition of the fun-filled family event offers activities in the Duck-Fest play zone. All funds raised will go towards improving health care for the West Island community.

Duck-Fest play zone

By purchasing a $10 ticket on-site or online at www.fondationlakeshore.ca , you get a chance to win one of seven fabulous prizes, including a Caribbean cruise for two. You also gain access to the Duck-Fest play zone, receive a fun plush toy to cuddle as well as a coupon redeemable for a delicious cream cone at Baskin Robbins in D.D.O.

Come and join the fun with your family:

  • Measure your skills in the Cash Cube, by catching one of the lucky tickets;
  • Experience exciting virtual reality games
  • Strike a pose with Lakeshore Louis, our famous mascot and you will be included in our photo album

Seven prizes that will be drawn at 2:30 pm:

  1. 7 day cruise to the Caribbean for two, offered by Expedia CruiseShip Centers, a value $3,500
  2. A $1,500 Club Piscine Pierrefonds Gift Card
  3. Exquisite Dinner for 2 every month for 1 year at Bâton Rouge D.O. (value $1200)
  4. Unlimited Annual Membership at Cardio Plein Air West Island (value $1,100)
  5. Private Dining Experience for 6 people at Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel (value $1,100)
  6. Car Detailing by Avanti AutoSpa (value $1,000)
  7. $1,000 Cash Giveaway

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the event sponsors mentioned above, as well as Cora Pointe-Claire, Baskin Robbins D.D.O., Le Monde Ubisoft – Expérience Lapins Crétins, Mariani Delights.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Cités Nouvelles, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Domesti Serv, Duke & Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., Jewel 106.7, Legal Logik, North East Mortgages, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Quorum Lakeshore Inc. Radimed, Sherri Newman, Re/Max Royal (Jordan), Team Laudi (Investors Group), Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.

The 21st Annual Golf Tournament of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, a brilliant success!

Pointe-Claire (Québec)—June 5, 2018—The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $216,000, which will be used to enhance the quality of care and facilities at the Lakeshore General Hospital. Sponsored by the Tenaquip Foundation, Uptown Volvo, the event attracted nearly 200 participants. Rain, wind and cold did not deter 50 courageous golfers who played the championship course of the Elm Ridge Country Club in Île-Bizard.

Before teeing off, all were treated to an exquisite brunch offered by Desjardins and enjoyed trying their skills at golf-dart, courtesy of Kelitos Sports. On-course culinary tastings were offered by 40 Westt, Bâton Rouge D.D.O., la Maison Verte and Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, who all kindly braved the elements to support the golfers. A tasty cocktail followed by live performance by the Acafellas Barber shop quartet and a fabulous gourmet meal concluded the event.

“We are particularly grateful to our golf committee and its co-chairs, David Cescon and Renée Yardley, for their dedication to the success of our tournament. Also, a heartfelt thanks to our Sponsors and our Annual Partners for their continued support, which help us to raise funds that will improve healthcare for the patients of the Lakeshore General Hospital,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Cités Nouvelles, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Domesti Serv, Duke & Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jewel 106.7, Legal Logik, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Quorum Lakeshore Inc., Radimed, Sherri Newman-BLVD Immobilier, Team Laudi (Investors Group), Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.

 

Photo (from left to right)

David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF and of the golf committee

Richard Kelertas, RAK Consultants CANADA Inc.

Renée Yardley, Co-chair of the Golf Committee and Director, LGHF

Heather Holmes, Managing Director, LGHF

Dennis Bodin, TD Wealth Private Investment.

Dave Jennings, Director, LGHF

Grant Rivett, Group Insurance and Annuity Advisor

Patrick Vena, Director, LGHF

FREE Breakfast on the Occasion of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation 2018 Duck-Fest

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – May 8, 2018 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is launching the sales period for the 2018 Duck-Fest, formerly known as the Duck Race, with a FREE breakfast on May 29th from 6am to 9am at Cora restaurant in Pointe-Claire. The purchase of a Duck-Fest ticket for $10, on site that day, entitles you to a complimentary breakfast at Cora, located at 187, Hymus Blvd in Pointe-Claire. The funds raised will go towards improving health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

In addition to the free breakfast, the Duck-Fest ticket features a coupon redeemable for a delicious homemade ice cream cone at Miss Manitts Bakery, and gives the lucky winner a chance to win one of the following seven fabulous prizes:

1. Expedia Cruise Ship Center
7 day cruise to the Caribbean (Value $3,500)
2. Club Piscine Pierrefonds
Gift Card (Value $1,500)
3. Bâton Rouge DDO
Exquisite Dinner for 2: every month for 1 year @ Bâton Rouge DDO (Value $1200)
4. Cardio Plein Air West Island
Annual Unlimited Membership (Value $1,100)
5. Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
Private Dining Experience for 6 people (Value $1,100)
6. Avanti AutoSpa
Car Detailing (Value $1,000)
7. $1,000 cash
Cash Giveaway ($1,000)

The Duck-Fest Event
This ultimate family-oriented event offers a host of activities for the young and the young at heart in addition to the possibility of winning great prizes. Presented in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair, Duck-Fest will be held on Sunday, September 16th, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire, and the draw for the winning tickets will be at 2:30 pm.

The LGHF would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event mentioned above, including Ubisoft World and Mariani Delights.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Domesti Serv, Duke and Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jewel 106.7, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Radimed, Sherri Newman – BLVD Immobilier, Team Laudi (Investors Group), Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.