Great success for the 6th edition of the Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Pointe-Claire (Quebec) – March 31, 2016 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) held the 6th edition of the Annual Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event on March 21, with close to 200 guests in attendance. The colorful evening helped raise $ 50,100, which will be allocated to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lakeshore General Hospital. In addition to an auspicious evening where guests could savor a four-course meal, an open bar, and freely flowing wine, the LGHF relied on proceeds from a silent auction of 37 various items, the auction of jewelery, and the raffle of two gift baskets, an iHome clock, and most notably the grand prize: a Judith Ripka necklace valued at more than $ 1,000.


“We are particularly grateful to our hosts, the owners of the restaurant Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar in DDO for their hospitality and their tremendous generosity. Thanks to their donation of food, alcoholic beverages, and service, all proceeds collected during the evening will be directly reinvested in health care in the West-Island community, “said Ms. Heather Holmes, Managing director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.


Ms. Holmes and Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, took advantage of the event to present the Humanitarian Award to Mr. Nick Di Tomaso, for his exceptional contribution to the betterment of the West-Island community for a quarter of a century, by way of his time, his commitment, and his passion.


The LGHF wishes to thank the sponsors of the evening, the silent auction and raffle donors and its annual partners, without whom the event would not have been as successful:


Sponsors
: Rideau Funeral Home, Rouge Nail Bar, Suite 88 Chocolatier, Les Délices Lafrenaie, Le Diplomate Audiovisual, Hemsleys Jewellers.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Radimed West-Island, Réseau Sélection, Spinelli, TC Media, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Catsys IT & Media, Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Complexes Funéraires Yves Légaré, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), L’Espace Beaconsfield Inc., Mansfield Athletic Club, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Rouge Nail Bar.


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 programs and specialized training for the professional staff – initiatives not supported by the government.


View the 2016 Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event photo album

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises $61,605 at its 2015 National Bank Duck Race!

Pointe-Claire (Quebec) – September 2, 2015  The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is happy to announce that its 19th National Bank Duck Race, held on August 29th, 2015 at Valois Pool in Pointe-Claire, raised $61,605: these funds will be used to finance the Siemens Symbia S Gamma Camera. This equipment detects the presence of tumors and diseases in the bones and organs like the brain, heart, thyroid, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc.


“Our objective each year is to bring our community together in order to have fun and raise funds for the Lakeshore General Hospital.” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF. “We are thrilled at the success of this 19th edition: not only did we surpass our attendance record, but also the funds raised exceeded last year’s numbers”, she added.


As of 11am, children and adults alike were able to let go and enjoy numerous activities: euro bungee, inflatables, dance and cheerleading performances, zumba, reptile show, local bands, face-painting, temporary tattoos, and carnival games. Lakeshore Louis, the LGHF mascot, was also there to welcome the 330 party-goers, much to the delight of the many children present.


At 4pm, the crowd eagerly gathered around the pool to watch the much-awaited Race. 5,000 ducks raced in a friendly competition, propelled by the water-kicking of dozens of children and lifeguards. Here are the winners:

  • 1st prize (7-day cruise for 2 to Bahamas from New York. Value: 4,000$): Léopold Malo
  • 2nd prize (2-night getaway for 2 to Muskoka. Value: 1,000$): Sylvie Toupin
  • 3rd to 7th prizes (Tim Hortons gift card. Value: 200$): Premnath Dhanesar, Josette Drouin, Mr. Bichai, Jean-Nil Belzile, Ken Jones
  • 8th prize (Elliptical. Value: 1,000$): Michelle Adams
  • 9th prize (Hand-crafted mirror. Value: 800$): Odette Di Muro
  • 10th prize (Family portrait package. Value: 600$): Pierrette Archambault
  • 11th and 12th prizes (Birthday party package. Value: 250$): Guy Nadeau, Felicia Weinmann


“As the event’s title sponsor, National Bank is pleased to have contributed for a fifth year in a row to the success of this race which is so important to West Islanders,” said Nancy Hammond, Regional Vice-President – Western Montreal for National Bank. “With about 300 employees, 21 branches and millions of dollars granted in financing, the Bank will continue to play a leading role in the area’s economic and social development.”


The LGHF would like to thank its donors, sponsors, and event partners for helping to ensure the success of the event, notably National Bank, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, Tim Hortons, SPA Munari, Spinelli Nissan, Cora’s Pointe-Claire, Elran, Dairy Queen (des Sources blvd.), City of Pointe-Claire and Valois Pool. Thank you to all ticket sales locations, including the National Bank branches. Most of all, thank you to our community, our Board of Directors, and our many amazing volunteers for their phenomenal participation.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1965, 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 programs and specialized training for the professional staff – initiatives not supported by the government.


The LGHF is grateful to its annual partners for their valuable support and commitment to the community: TC Media, Radimed, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Catsys IT & Media, Desjardins, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Marriott Terminal Aéroport de Montréal, Pharmaprix South West One/MedEquip and Spinelli Nissan.