Press Release

Press Release

Press Release

On Saturday, June 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Foundation and teams of volunteers will be collecting money from motorists in the parking lots of West Island shopping centres. All funds raised during this event called “Change for Change” will be used to improve the Lakeshore General Hospital’s Emergency Department.

(COVID-19) With unprecedented generosity, the 13 members of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation will match every dollar donated


Pointe-Claire (Quebec) – April 21st, 2020 – 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation has focused its efforts on supporting medical teams in their fight against COVID-19. To protect you and those around you, we need to keep our hospital equipped and ready. Given that this pandemic has greatly impacted all of our fundraising initiatives, our ability to respond is compromised. To address this issue, the Board of Directors has made a collective commitment to match every donation until May 1, up to a maximum of $20,000. We urge the community to take advantage of this offer and double their impact by making an online donation today.

The needs are critical and constantly evolving. More than ever, we are appealing to the generosity of our entire community to support our medical teams who are facing this unprecedented situation. That’s why between April 20, and May 1, the Board of Directors will match every dollar donated. For example, if you donate $10, the Foundation will receive $20! Every contribution is important, no amount is too small.

The funds raised during our COVID-19 Response Campaign will go towards to purchase of extra personal protection equipment (PPE) such as protective hoods for intubation, protective eyewear and thousands of washable gowns. As well, to avoid unnecessary circulation within the hospital and ensure faster medical imaging analysis, doctors are in need of iPad tablets. The situation is evolving hourly, and we need to adapt fast to our changing reality.

“This time of year is usually a flurry of activity between fundraising events and mailings to our donors. Due to the pandemic, it is impossible for us to carry on with our regular activities, and therefore we are faced with a significant financial shortfall, explains Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. “While looking for solutions, the generous individuals who sit on our Board of Directors really took the matter to heart and rallied to match donations. I am both very touched and proud that our Board members lead by example, and understand how important it is to equip our hospital for us all.” Adds Mrs. Holmes

The time is now to help provide critical emergency care. The medical teams who work at the Lakeshore General Hospital have always been there for us and now it’s our turn to be there for them.  Together, ça va bien aller!

Annual Partners: The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation 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, Groupe Spinelli, Scotia Bank, The Suburban, West Island Blog, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Catsys, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore , Château Dollard, Château Vaudreuil, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Clark Group Realty, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, évoilà5 Pointe-Claire, Kim McKay Fitness, LONO.APP, Mauve Mango Creations Inc., Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Medicom, Pharmaprix Simplement Santé Lakeshore/MedEquip, Plaza Pointe-Claire, RBC, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.


About the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation:
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 Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises $480,000 thanks to the 19th edition of the Lakeshore Ball!

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 19, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is extremely pleased to announce that the 19th edition of the Lakeshore Ball, which was held at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel on November 16th, raised $ 480,000, which will be used to improve the level of care provided by the Lakeshore General Hospital. This resounding success is namely due to the generous Co-Presidents of the Ball, Air Canada Rouge, Couvertures West Island, David Brown Santasalo, Desjardins, The Mehra Family Foundation, Roxboro Excavation Inc., and the many sponsors of the event.

Over 300 guests and dignitaries enjoyed an elegant and entertaining evening, which included a cocktail, five-course meal, open bar, silent auction, as well as beautiful performances, starting with a violinist and ballet dancers who opened the evening. Guests also witnessed the creation of a painting by famous artist Eric Waugh, and had a blast dancing to the live performance by the band Electrik. Emotion reached its peak when sand artist, Marie Linda Bluteau, created a breathtaking story of a distressed 911 call, followed by the patient being rushed to the Lakeshore General Hospital by ambulance for a hemorrhagic stroke, and the life-saving care he received.

“I am extremely grateful to our generous Co-Presidents, Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors, as well as our Ball Committee, Board Members, Volunteers, Foundation Team, and to our 300 guests who made the 19th Annual Lakeshore Ball such a success. The funds raised through this event make a huge difference for the Lakeshore General Hospital, as they allow us to fund projects and purchase state-of-the-art equipment so that we can continue to offer premium care to our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Foundation.

 

Annual Partners: The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, The Suburban, West Island Blog, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Carolyn Flower International, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore, Château Dollard, Château Vaudreuil, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, évoilà5 Pointe-Claire, Kim McKay Fitness, Mauve Mango Creations Inc., Medicom, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Plaza Pointe-Claire, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

 

About the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
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:

  • Jean-Yves Brunet, Couvertures West Island
  • Ron Mehra, The Mehra Family Foundation
  • Pina Guercio, Air Canada Rouge
  • Serge Poirier, Desjardins 
  • Shaun McMahon, Co-host
  • Janet Grant, David Brown Santasalo
  • Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • Yvon Théorêt, Roxboro Excavation Inc.
  • Dr. Fadi Aris, Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Renée Yardley, Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Najia Hachimi-Idrissi, Associate director and COO of the Montreal West Island IUHSSC
  • David Cescon, Co-Chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board