Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Receives $75,000 Donation From Aurora Cannabis

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – June 18, 2018 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is thrilled to announce that it has received a donation of $75,000 from Aurora Cannabis Inc., which operates Aurora Vie, a Health Canada licensed medical cannabis production facility located in Pointe-Claire, Québec. This generous donation will be used to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital, which benefits everyone in the community. The donation is Aurora’s first major charitable donation in the West Island.

“We are delighted that Aurora has chosen our Foundation to be the first recipient of its community giving program in the West Island,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. “After establishing their new facility in Pointe-Claire last spring, Aurora began reaching out to the leaders of our local community and emphasizing their commitment to Montréal and the West Island. Aurora’s donation will go a long way in helping us achieve our 2018 financial goals. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this active member of our community.”

“Working with groups involved in community health and wellness is an important part of our corporate responsibility,” said Cam Battley, Aurora’s Chief Corporate Officer, who was born and raised in Montréal. “As a leading producer of medical cannabis, we believe in supporting the communities in which we operate. Funds raised by the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation provide vital support and advance patient care at the hospital. We are delighted to contribute to their efforts.”

Over the years and thanks to generous donors, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation has acquired state-of-the-art medical equipment, financed major renovations to hospital structures and invested in specialized programs and training for professional staff. All this translates directly into better care for the West Island community. Aurora’s generous contribution will help finance more beds specifically adapted for geriatric care, in order to meet the increasingly complex health care need of aging West Islanders.

“We all know someone who has spent time at the Lakeshore General Hospital, and this hospital is a cornerstone of the West Island community,” said Andrea Paine, National Director of Government Relations for Aurora Cannabis. “We are happy to support this West Island health care institution with more high-tech beds and improvements to their geriatric wing, which, once realized, will have a direct impact on the quality of patient care for our community.  As a company committed to ensuring that our own patients receive the best care possible, Aurora felt that the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s goals aligned with our corporate responsibilities; which we take very seriously. We are honoured to do our share for a healthier West Island.”

 

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.

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.

Unprecedented Success for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – March 27, 2018 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 8th edition of the Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event, held March 26th, had an unprecedented success. Sponsored by Bâton Rouge and Château Dollard, the event raised over $ 67,000 to improve health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

More than 260 people enjoyed a wild and fabulous gourmet evening at the restaurant Bâton Rouge DDO, which included a cocktail, a succulent four-course meal, an open bar, a silent auction and many surprises. “We are particularly grateful to the restaurant owners, John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos, who for the past 8 years have shown great generosity by graciously offering us their hospitality, food and alcohol. Even the restaurant staff donated their time and service! The event has become very popular in the West Island and was sold-out a week prior to the actual date. It has evolved over the years and we are delighted that it has become the talk of the town party. The DJ kept the crowd hopping all night, and the guests were dancing non-stop. I would also like to thank our sponsors and generous donors, who enable us to enhance health care close to home for our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

Humanitarian Award
The Co-Chairs of the LGHF’s Board of Directors Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon and Ms. Holmes took this opportunity to present the Humanitarian Award to Sélection Retraite, of the Réseau Sélection group, in recognition of their outstanding contribution, unwavering commitment and true passion for improving health care for the West Island 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, 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, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jewel 106.7, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick – RE/MAX Cadibec Inc., 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 Cheque Presentation (from left to right) :

Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair LGHF
Peter Gianopoulos, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner
Heather Holmes, Managing Director, LGHF
David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF
Jimmy Sotiropoulos, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner
John Frintzilas, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner

 

Photo Humanitarian Award (from left to right) :

Stéphane Maisonneuve, Senior Vice President, Operations Québec, Sélection Retraite
Jackie Cyr, Vice President, Health and Center of Excellence, Sélection Retraite
Lucie Laperrière, General Manager, Sélection West Island
Heather Holmes, Managing Director LGHF
Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair LGHF
David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Nears Capital Campaign Goal

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 27, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is proud to announce that after the first year of its 2016-2018 Life can change in an instant Capital Campaign, it has raised $7.1 million, or 89% of its $ 8 million goal, thanks to the generosity of many donors. This Capital Campaign’s objective is to expand, modernize and improve infrastructures and equipment in three priority areas, including the Cardiac and Intensive  Care Units as well as the Mental Health and Geriatric Units of the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH).


“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 a major two-year Capital Campaign to provide our community with state-of-the-art human and compassionate care, which we are so fortunate to provide, close to home, at the LGH, ” says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.”  The population served by the LGH has increased five-fold since it opened in 1965, going from 60,000 to close to 300,000. Our community is aging and the LGH is now dealing with increasingly complex medical and psychosocial conditions. We want to ensure that the care being given at our hospital meets the highest standards, when our loved ones, our friends and our community need it the most,” adds Heather Holmes.


The three priority sectors :

Develop and integrate the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units:

Phase 1: 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: 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.

Relocation and Reconfiguration of the Mental Health Unit

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 spaces and creating a therapeutic environment conducive to rehabilitation and social reintegration of patients.

Improve and expand the Geriatric Care 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.


The Major Donors (over $25K)

40 Westt Steakhouse & Bar

Cedar Park Heights Men’s Softball League

City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Eric T. Webster Foundation

Estate – Hélène Cooper

Estate – Marguerite Deschamps 

Hydro Québec

Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary

Lakeshore Light Opera

Trottier Family Foundation

West Island Muslim Community

3 Donors who wish to remain anonymous


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, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, 94.7 Hits FM, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Domesti Serv, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, 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), 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.


Photo (from left to right )

Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Anita Deschamps, Estate – Marguerite Deschamps

Marie-Claire Richer, Montreal West Island IUHSSC

Louise Rousselle-Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation

Lorne Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation

Marie-Claude Durand, Hydro Québec

Sami Malick, West Island Muslim Community

David Cescon, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation