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Virtual Fundraising 101 with Grand River Hospital Foundation

Mia Huber

During an extraordinary year, our community has come together and unified in a single cause. To care for the safety and health of one another during this pandemic. We are very grateful for all the support in so many ways that Grand River has received because of our community. Because in our community the Care. Never. Stops. This year, more than ever, we are looking to our community of leaders to donate support, skills, and passion in joining our cause!  Although we are unable to come together for in-person events and fundraisers, there are still incredible opportunities to connect virtually. What's better than engaging and creating FUN (and funds) with...

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Gifts of Care During the Holiday Season

Mia Huber

The generosity of our community has always been a special part of the Holiday’s at Grand River Hospital. This Holiday Season more than ever Grand River Hospital was operating under extraordinary circumstances, and our community have shown up providing incredible support through Gifts of Care.  Grand River Hospital Foundation received boxes and boxes of Gifts of Care including treats, toys and quilts for our Grand River Kids and NICU, blankets for Cancer Care, and countless supplies needed for each Area of Care.  Thank you so much for your continued generosity, support and care for Grand River Hospital: Alissa Bingeman Centre...

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Elora Singers: A Gift of Music for Grand River Hospital Staff

Paul McIntyre Royston

The Elora Singers would like to invite the staff, caregivers, patients, and volunteers of Grand River Hospital to be our guests for our online holiday music concerts, "A Nativity Festival". This series of 3 brand-new concerts was recorded over the last two months following many hours of planning and recording, and observing very strict safety precautions.The concerts are broadcast on YouTube and are available on demand until January 4.  We are so grateful to all of you for your dedication to helping those most vulnerable and for keeping us safe. We hope we can bring a few minutes of joy to...

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Holiday History at the Hospital

Mia Huber

As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we are reaching out to our community to uncover amazing stories that help tell our collective story. Our wonderful Grand River Hospital Archives team has shared with us some priceless pieces of Grand River Hospital Holiday History:  Our 1949 Operating Nursing Staff in the Operating Room work room at Kitchener Waterloo Hospital. This image was used as the department's 1949 Holiday Card, sent to other departments and physicians in the hospital. From left to right, Anne Leslie, Marjorie McQueen, Elaine Snider, Kathleen Esch, Doris Murray, Shirley Shantz (Sim), Emma Farquharson. This photograph was taken in December...

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A Warm Welcome to New Members of our Board

Angela Olano

Please join us in welcoming two new members to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Rounding out our team of dedicated community leaders, Dr. Neil Naik and Hongwei Liu joined the Board in the fall of 2020. Dr. Neil Naik practices family medicine in Waterloo, Ontario where he teaches family medicine and office management to medical students as an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.  Dr. Naik grew up in the GTA and studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his residency in both urban Newfoundland and rural Nunavut, and further enhanced his education with an...

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