Hike for Hospice

hikelogo2Hike for Hospice: Sunday May 1st, 2016
Crystal Palace – Perth, ON
Rain or shine, it’s time to hike for Lanark County’s Hospice Palliative Care Services! 

Along with the walk, there will be: A Silent Auction, BBQ & Refreshments, Live Music, Wine Raffle (tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5)

To register please visit: chpca.convio.net/communityhomesupportlanarkcounty

Proceeds raised will be split between the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Smiths Falls Hospital Foundation.

Sold Out!


Thanks to strong sponsorship support and enthusiastic ticket buyers, some who even set their alarm. Our 2016 Black Tie Bingo is sold out.
That being said, if you would still like tickets we have started a waiting list. Please call the office and we will place you on the list. 613.264.0638

Save the date!

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Save the date for our Annual Black Tie Bingo Gala!

Our 6th Annual Black Tie Bingo Gala will take place Saturday April 9th, 2016 at Codes Mill on the Park Banquet Facility. Tickets go on sale Monday February 1st at 8:30am.

This year the Laboratory Department will be receiving funds to purchase an Auto Coagulation Analyzer.


Take the Plunge!

Join us for the very first event of Perth’s 200th Anniversary year!

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 9.13.49 AMThe Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District Foundation is non-profit corporation created to serve as a guardian of gifts and bequests to the GWM site of the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospital. It is designed to enhance the health care system by increasing public awareness and by providing financial support. Through generous contributions from companies and individuals, the Foundation has funded many important projects. 

Funds from this Plunge will be directed to the I.C.U. at the Perth Site.

Friday January 1st, 2016
Royal Canadian Legion 244
26 Beckwith St., Tay River, Perth, ON

8:00am Registration
8:00-10:00am Breakfast
10:15am Safety briefing
10:30am The Plunge

Please let us know that you are plunging; contact Stan Munro: 613-268-2572 or the GWM Foundation Office: 613-264-0638

Visit the Official Perth Polar Bear Plunge website here.

For non-plungers wishing to raise funds only, download this form.
More pledge forms at: The Beer Store // The Perth Courier // Chamber of Commerce // The GWM Foundation Office // The Perth Legion
*Cheques should be made payable to The GWM Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Key Information for Plungers
Pledges are due before plunging (during registration) // The minimum total pledge for each plunger is $25. A suggested target is $100 // Please keep all cheques/money and pledge sheets together in a large envelope to submit when you register for the plunge // Remember to wear some sort of footwear, and to bring warm/dry clothes to change into // Plungers eat breakfast for free! Available at the Legion. All others are invited to join us for breakfast (for a small fee) // HAVE FUN!

2015 Fall Lineup

FallLogoLabor Day is now behind us and the back-to-school excitement is happening, vacations are over and we are all back into our fall routines. Before we know it Thanksgiving will be here!

Fall is one of our busiest times in the fundraising world of our Foundation staff.  We are excited to welcome our Board of Directors back to the table after enjoying their summer break. Our staff will be working on new initiatives that will raise awareness of the Foundation as well as some fun fundraising ideas for our staff and community. Stay tuned.

During the month of November you’ll see our direct mail campaign hit your mailboxes. Our goal for the 2015/2016 year is to raise $656,683 (click here for detailed list).

July 1st is just around the corner and summer fun is waiting. This time of year our community expands with visitors and cottagers enjoying our great lakes and beautiful community.

We all picture picnics by the water and marshmallows roasting over the fire and although you can never have too much fun accidents can happen! Hospital’s don’t close over the summer and if you need one you could not ask for better staff than at the Great War Memorial site of the Perth & Smiths Falls Hospital.

Enjoy your summer!

2015 Annual General Meeting

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1. Call to Order – Ms. Karen Rennie, Chair
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Declaration of Interest
4. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting – Mrs. Margot Hallam,
Executive Director and Recording Secretary
5. Business arising from the previous Minutes – Ms. Karen Rennie
6. Report of the Chair – Ms. Karen Rennie
7. Financial Reports: ‐ Ms. Jocelyn Gordon, Secretary/Treasurer
a. Investment report: Mr. Moe Johnson, Wood Gundy
i. Auditor’s Report: Mr. Chris Stranberg, CA, Kelly, Huibers, McNeeley Chartered Accountants
8. Report of the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital –
a. Mr. Richard Schooley, Chair, PSFDH & Mrs. Beverly McFarlane, President & CEO
9. Report of the Auxiliary to the GWM Hospital – Mrs. Olga McKenna
10. Other Business – Ms. Karen Rennie
a. Update on new By‐law legislation
11. Report of the Nominating Committee – Mr. Paul Martin
a. Election of Officers & Directors
12. Closing of 2014/2015 Annual General Meeting, Ms. Karen Rennie


click here to view 2014 AGM minutes