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.

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.

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.

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Duck Race Event Completely Renewed

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – August 31, 2017 –  The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s (LGHF) Duck Race event will be held in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair on September 10, 2017,  at the Holiday Inn – Pointe-Claire,  from 10 am to 3 pm. The 21st edition of this fun-filled family event proposes a completely renewed formula offering many activities in the “Yellow Ducky Play Zone”. The seven-prize draw will take place at 2:30 pm and funds raised will go towards improving health care for the West Island community.


Yellow Ducky Play Zone

By purchasing a $10 Duck Race ticket on-site, you will not only get a chance to win one of seven fabulous prizes, including a cruise for two to the Bahamas, but you will receive a magnificent plush Lapins Crétins toy, for the enjoyment of the young and the young at heart, as well as a coupon redeemable for a homemade flavour of the day ice cream cone at Miss Manitts Bakery.


You will also have the opportunity to have even more fun by participating in a host of activities offered in the Yellow Ducky Play Zone, while receiving prizes for each one. Here are a few examples:

  • Measure your skills in the Cash Cube, by catching one of the lucky tickets;
  • Participate in the Duck Race by advancing yours with a straw;
  • Pose with our mascot and be part of our photo album.


The seven prizes that will be drawn at 2:30 pm:

  1. A cruise for two to from New York to the Bahamas offered by Expedia CruiseShip Centers, valued at $4,000;
  2. A private cocktail-dinner package for 30 people valued at $1,500 offered by L’Espace Beaconsfield;
  3. A $100 per month gift certificate for one year at Bâton Rouge, DDO;
  4. His and hers Seiko watches worth $1,100 from Hemsleys Jewellers;
  5. A cash prize of $1,000 courtesy of Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère;
  6. One gift basket per month for one year valued at $1,000 from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory;
  7. A two-night getaway for two in Quebec City, sponsored by the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, including train travel voucher, valued at $1,000.


The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the event sponsors mentioned above, including Le Centre d’Amusement Les Lapins Crétins, Mariani Delights, Montessori Pointe Claire and Squish Candies.


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, Catsys IT & Media, Groupe Spinelli, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Château Dollard, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Maison Fusion, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City, West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


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.

FREE Breakfast on the occasion of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation 2017 Duck Race

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – May 1, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is launching the sales period for the 21st annual Duck Race with a FREE breakfast on May 31st, from 6am to 9am at Cora restaurant in Pointe-Claire! Anyone purchasing a $10 ticket for the race, that day on-site, receives a complimentary breakfast offered by Cora restaurant, located at 187 Blvd. Hymus in Pointe-Claire. Funds raised will go towards improving health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.


This year, the Duck Race concept has been completely renewed and will be presented in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair, which will be held on Sunday, September 10, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Holiday Inn in Pointe-Claire. This ultimate family event offers a host of activities for the whole family in addition to the possibility of winning great prizes.


Ticket holders have a chance of winning one of seven fabulous prizes, including a cruise for two to the Bahamas offered by Expedia CruiseShip Centers, valued at $4,000. Other prizes include: a private cocktail-dinner package for 30 people valued at $1,500 offered by L’Espace Beaconsfield, a $100 per month gift certificate for one year at Bâton Rouge, DDO, his and hers Seiko watches worth $1,100 from Hemsleys Jeweller, a cash prize of $1,000 courtesy of Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère, one gift basket per month for one year valued at $1,000 from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and a two-night getaway for two in Quebec City, sponsored by the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, including train travel voucher, valued at $ 1,000.


The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the event sponsors mentioned above, including Mariani Delights, Miss Manitts Bakery and Le Centre d’Amusement Les Lapins Crétins.


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, Catsys IT & Media, Groupe Spinelli, Radimed West Island, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Château Dollard, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Maison Fusion, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix SouthwestOne/MedEquip, Pianos Bolduc, Plus Belle la Vie, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Spa CurAge, Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City and What’s Up West-Island.


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.