The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises $61,000 thanks to its Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – April 30, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is very pleased to announce that the 9th edition of its very popular Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event, held on April 29, was a great success. Sponsored by Bâton Rouge D.D.O., Air Canada Rouge, Château Dollard, Cupcake Couture, Italvine, Pasticceria Alati-Caserta and Saputo, the event raised $61,000, exceeding last year’s amount, thanks to last-minute donations. The funds will be going towards enhancing the quality of care offered at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

 

The Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event was already sold out several weeks before, with a list of over 250 guests. Thanks to the great generosity of Bâton Rouge D.D.O owners, the evening began with a cocktail hour, followed by a delicious four-course meal and an open bar. Air Canada Rouge, who recently signed an annual partnership with the LGHF, generously contributed to the evening’s success by offering a $2,000 Air Canada Vacations voucher as a raffle prize. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction filled with fabulous items graciously donated by thirty local companies. Once again, the atmosphere quickly enlivened thanks to DJ George Thomas International’s entertainment and upbeat music.

 

“I want to express my tremendous gratitude to the owners of the restaurant, John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos, without whom this event would not be possible, not to mention all their staff who volunteered during the entire evening. It is thanks to their generosity and dedication to our cause that the Foundation has been able to organize this wonderful evening for nine years now. I would also like to thank our sponsors, donors and guests, your support is invaluable and directly contributes to improving health care for our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

 

Humanitarian Award
One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Humanitarian Award to recently retired uniGear, a David Brown Company, President, Ron Mehra. Ms. Holmes and Co-Chairs of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon, were thrilled to pay tribute to this great philanthropist for his sense of community and great generosity to the Foundation over the years. Mr. Mehra – a well-known business man from the West Island community – received his award under long, warm applause.

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, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Carolyn Flower International, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, 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. Financial Services 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.


Cheque presentation photo, from left to right:

Peter Gianopoulos – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

Dr. Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Jimmy Sotiropoulos – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

Duncan Bureau – President of Air Canada Rouge

John Frintzilas – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

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

 

Humanitarian Award photo, from left to right

Dr. Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Ron Mehra –  recently retired uniGear a David Brown Company President

Sonia Mehra  –  Ron Mehra’s wife

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

Press Release

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

Unparalleled Success of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s 2016–2018 Capital Campaign And the Unveiling of the New Recognition Wall

Pointe-Claire — November 5, 2018 — The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) announced today the closing of the 2016–2018 Capital Campaign Life can change in an instant, which exceeded all expectations by raising a total of 8.2 million dollars, hence $200,000 more than the set target. The Capital Campaign aims to expand, modernize and improve the infrastructures and equipment in three priority areas, namely the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units as well as the Mental Health and Geriatric Units of the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH). The Foundation took advantage of this important announcement to unveil the new Recognition Wall, a true work of art designed to highlight the tremendous generosity of donors. The Recognition Wall is located in the corridor of the main entrance of the Lakeshore General Hospital. (LGH).

“I am extremely proud to announce that at the end of our 2016–2018 Capital Campaign, the LGHF has surpassed its 8 million dollar goal, thanks to the great generosity of our loyal donors and the hard work of the Foundation’s outstanding team. Over and above our Annual Campaign, which aims to raise the funds to meet the timely and functional needs of the LGH, we have embarked on this major campaign to provide our community with state-of-the-art human and compassionate care, close to home. We want to ensure that the care being given at our hospital meets the highest standards, when our loved ones, our friends and community members need it the most,” says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

The population served by the LGH has increased fivefold since it opened in 1965, going from 60,000 to close to 300,000—a 400% increase. The West Island community is aging and the LGH is now dealing with increasingly complex medical and psychosocial conditions.

 

The three priority sectors to be expanded and improved

1. Development and integration of the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units—5 million dollars: Phase 1 completed: Includes the addition of four new specialized Intensive Care rooms, for a total of 15 rooms increasing the admission capacity to an additional 270 patients per year. Phase 2 in progress: Includes the overhaul of the 11 existing ICU rooms, the reconfiguration and integration of the 8 Cardiology beds and the concentration of vital care expertise into one multifunctional efficient location.

2. Relocation and reconfiguration of the Mental Health Unit—1 million dollars (project to be completed after ICU): Move the unit into a wider and brighter setting, while increasing the number of single occupancy rooms, reducing overcrowding and providing patients with greater privacy, dedicated activity spaces and creating a therapeutic environment conducive to rehabilitation and quick social reintegration of patients.

3. Improvement and expansion of the Geriatric Care Unit—2 million dollars (project to be completed after Mental Health Unit): Provide best practice care through a holistic approach, including specialized furniture, single rooms, isolation rooms to contain infections, bathrooms with wheelchair and specialized equipment access, improved common areas and therapeutic socialization zones to help our seniors return home as quickly as possible.

 

A dynamic modern-looking Recognition Wall

The LGHF wrapped up its Capital Campaign by unveiling the new Recognition Wall, which pays tribute to all those who, since the inception of the LGHF, have generously and significantly contributed to improving health care for West Islanders. There are many individuals, patients, businesses, municipalities, annual partners and board members, whose involvement is recognized and highlighted, in addition to the Foundation’s history, some accomplishments and patient testimonials. Designed by Brook Global, the Recognition Wall will be updated annually through an Easy-Change System.


The Foundation would like to thank the following Donors for their great generosity:

  • 40 Westt Steakhouse & Bar
  • Cedar Park Heights Men’s Softball League
  • City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux
  • Elsie A. Vincelli Watson
  • Eric T. Webster Foundation
  • Estate — Hélène Cooper
  • Estate — Marguerite Deschamps
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary
  • Lakeshore Light Opera
  • Howard Webster Foundation
  • Trottier Family Foundation
  • West Island Muslim Community

 

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), 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 back row

Mrs. Lynne McVey – President and CEO of the Montreal West Island IUHSSC

Mr. Sami Malick – West Island Muslim Community

Dr. Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Mr. Alex Bottausci – Mayor of DDO

Mr. Micheal Gibson – Mayor of Kirkland

Mr. Jim Beis – Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Mr. Georges Bourelle – Mayor of Beaconsfield

Mrs. Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Mr. Richard Legault – President of the Board of Directors of the Montreal West Island IUHSSC


From left to right front row

Mrs Linda Turcotte, for Mrs Elsie Vincelli Watson

Mrs Fran MacGuaig – Auxilliairies of the Lakeshore General Hospital

Mrs Daveen Garland – Lakeshore Light Opera

Mr. Derek Lucas – Cedar Park Heights Softball

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

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.