Civitan Classic Cruisers
The Civitan Classic Cruisers meet each Monday at the Civitan Hall on County Road 43 from the Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. The members exhibit their favourite cars and admire others on display. There is a 50/50 draw every Monday (Licenced by Drummond/North Elmsley Township) and there are hamburgs and sausage available from the BBQ. The event is chaired by Ebert Conboy and BIll Kelford.
The $1,311.28 raised from the draws last year was donated to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Oncology Department on Victoria Day. Margot Hallem was on hand to receive the cheque and thank everyone for their support.
Advancement of Women’s Health
PHOTO L to R: Avish Shaw, SDM Owner, Marilyn Larocque, Margot Hallam, ED GWM Foundation, Shannon Gent, Tori Hutchinson, Ted Quinn, Mackenzie Whan, Nancy Shaw, VP Clinical Services, Jessica Noonan
Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation and Perth Shoppers Drug Mart Harvest Funds for the Advancement of Women’s Health Through the Tree of Life Campaign.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, “All women within the Perth & District catchment area will benefit from this year’s Tree of Life Campaign. Established in Perth in 2008, The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each autumn. “The GWM Foundation would like to acknowledge the continued community and local business support such as the Shoppers Drug Mart Campaign” said Karen Rennie, Chair of the GWM Foundation.
This was a unique year for the staff of SDM, in November they lost their friend and colleague Gail Lambert. Gail joined the Perth Shoppers Drug Mart team in November 2009. Gail brought with her a positive attitude, a smile, a sense of humour and a kindness she shared with employees and customers.
As a breast cancer survivor Gail was a strong believer in women’s health and prevention. While Gail was the team captain for Trees of Life/Growing Women’s Health Campaign (2012/2013) at Shoppers Drug Mart she raised the standards and expectations for this 4-week yearly fundraiser for women’s health in Lanark County. These high expectations have continued with each team captain that has taken on the challenge. Our 2016 fundraiser raised a new time high of $4358.
Once again, our donations will be going to the Great War Memorial site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. The Owner, Managers and Employees of Perth Shoppers Drug Mart are proud to announce that this year our donation will be purchasing pink gowns for the new Ontario Breast Screening Program Clinic at the Perth Hospital. These gowns are being purchased in memory of our friend and co-worker Gail Lambert who we sadly lost suddenly on November 3rd, 2016.
The Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation serves as a conduit of community support, linking donors and the general public with the Hospital. This allows the Foundation to financially support the acquisition of medical equipment and the expansion of services and facilities at the GWM Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
Vital Sign Machines
The Perth Lions Club are strong supporters of the GWM Foundation and to date they have raised over $134,982 on equipment for the GWM site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
On Monday, February 6th at the Perth Lions Club meeting, Margot Hallam executive director of the GWM Foundation accepted a cheque from Lions Club President Lion Frank Wilson (L)and Lion Rick McCauley (R), clubs secretary in the amount of $3200.00.
The funds are going to purchase a vital sign machines for the Emergency Room at the GWM site of the PSFDH. Thank you to all members of the Perth Lions Club!
Palliative Care Room
The official “ribbon cutting” of our Palliative Care Room (Room 222) took place Tuesday September 15th, 2015. A very special thank you to the Beechey Family and the Residential Hospice Fund of Dignity House Hospice who made this happen.
Wednesday, February 13,2013 (Left to Right: Namish Parikh, Head of X-Ray; Linda Bisonette, CEO & President of PSFDH; Patricia Warren, Manager of X-Ray; Richard Schooley, Vice Chair of PSFDH Board; and Dr. Robert Chaplin, Chair GWM Foundation.)
Portable Ultrasound for the Physiotherapy Department donated by the Perth Lions Club – 2014
Courtesy of Garnet Hazard located in the main lobby.
GWM Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart Harvest Funds for the Advancement of Women’s Health Through Tree of Life Campaign
January 16, 2015 – Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, Perth will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health as Shoppers Drug Mart’s 2014 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has brought in more than $10,000 for Women’s Programs at the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each autumn. “All women within the Perth & District catchment area will benefit from this year’s Tree of Life Campaign. Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life Campaign was established in Perth in 2008. We are very pleased and grateful for this year’s contribution of $2600 from Shoppers Drug Mart”, said Karen Rennie, Chair of the GWM Foundation.
The success of the 2014 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Avish Shah, owner of Perth Shoppers Drug Mart. “Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organization at national, regional and local levels, in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Tree of Life campaign proceeds to the GWM Foundation.”
The Foundation serves as a conduit of community support, linking donors and the general public with the Hospital. This allows the Foundation to financially support the acquisition of medical equipment and the expansion of services and facilities at the GWM Foundation Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.