Past Events

June 18th 2011
The 2nd Annual Car & Motorcycle Poker Rally held Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at Boyd Motors in Kurtzville was a huge success. Participants enjoyed great weather for a wonderful ride to Goderich, Blyth and Listowel then back to Boyd Motors in Kurtzville for prizes, dinner and auction items. There were around 50 cars and 12 bikes and 100 people who enjoyed a great pork dinner.
The Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation raised $3,100.00 to go towards their CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon 2011 project which is an Ultrasound Machine. Thanks to Doug Boyd, Kurtzville for providing a great venue! Thanks to all who participated and see you next June 2012!
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June 16th 2011
The Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation members co hosted a staff appreciation complimentary summer lunch on Thursday, June 16th with the hospital kitchen for the employees of the Listowel Memorial Hospital. The Foundation members BBQ’d up hamburgs and sausage on a bun while the kitchen provided 3 wonderful salads and beverages. The foundation members served ice cream sundaes for dessert to the employees of the hospital.
The Foundation members hosted this lunch as a meet your foundation members and the foundation wanted to thank the hospital departments and doctors for all their great donations to our spring gala, June 2, 2011.
Everyone enjoyed the event! Thanks!
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June 4th 2011
Saturday night at the Listowel Golf Club was full of glitz and glam, as the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation held its first Steppin’ Out GALA.
Jazz and Pizazz was the theme for the sold-out event on June 4, offering a night of relaxation, entertainment and dinner. LMHF chair Ron Coghlin said the purpose of the foundation and events like this is to supplement funds from the Ministry of Health.“By doing this, we’re able to afford what might otherwise be unobtainable goals for things like doctor recruitment, new equipment, and of course, new facilities,” he said Coghlin said the idea was conceived last summer when LMHF realized there was a need to be more proactive in the effort to continue providing a high level of health care, as well as keeping up-to-date facilities to attract new doctors.
Planning for the event was started, and Coghlin said he was surprised by the cooperation he saw from everyone he talked to. “Of all the people I asked to help, not a single person turned me down,” Coghlin said. “It certainly is a testament to the commitment of North Perth residents to their health care system.”The end result was a fundraising gala that is expected to become an annual event for the LMHF.
The amount of planning for Saturday’s event was evident by the beautifully decorated room, the silent and live auctions running throughout the night, the live entertainment provided by jazz quartet The Diplomats, and the dinner catered by Alex Petter. Listowel-Wingham Hospital Alliance CEO Karl Ellis said the gala was a credit to the hard work of Coghlin and administrative assistant Mich Matheson, but many more people deserve to be thanked. “Without events like this, the hospital wouldn’t be what it is,” he said. “Everybody that’s here tonight, along with people who weren’t able to come this evening, deserve thanks.” Ellis said the capital needs for Listowel Memorial Hospital amount to $5 million over the next five years of equipment and renovations, plus an additional $3 million this year for the construction of the Fisher Family Primary Care Clinic.
Matheson said about 220 people attended the event, and estimates more than $200,000 was raised. Plans are being made to increase the size of the venue next year after seeing the response.“We were floored, we didn’t think it would go as well as it did,” she said. “It was a phenomenal first year.”
Article obtained from the LIstowel Banner by Andrew Smith
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May 2011
RBC Knows the Values of This Commnity's Local Nurses
RBC knows the value of this community’s local nurses. Recently, RBC made a $10,000 donation to the Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance in support of local nurses. The donation is “building on an ongoing commitment to support health care and nurses,” according to a release from RBC. “The donation will fund training programs and educational opportunities that will allow nurses to provide leading-edge health care to the community.” As part of RBC’s health care investment, RBC will be launching the Nursing Excellence Awards program during National Nurse’s Week, from May 9 to May 13. The community is invited into their local RBC branch to read the stories of six exceptional nurses and vote for the nurse they feel is most deserving of a bursary for professional development. The winners will use the bursary for training programs and continuing education to further develop their skills and provide the most advanced healthcare services to the community. “Continuing education programs are a vital component in the ongoing training and professional development of nurses,” said Karl Ellis, CEO of Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance, who was on hand for the donation. “The RBC Nursing Excellence Award will allow nurses to benefit t from these programs and ensure that our loved ones receive the best possible care.” “Our health care system is built upon the strength of our nurses,” said Bruce Gehlen, regional vice-president for Central Ontario, RBC. “This program is RBC’s way of thanking nurses for their tremendous work in keeping our communities healthy.”
April 2011
Radiothon Kickoff Meeting
We had our first radiothon meeting in Wingham @ CKNX and the date is set for Saturday, October 15, 2011. This year’s CKNX Healthcare for Heroes Radiothon is their 10th Anniversary for this huge fundraiser. The goal this year is to raise one million dollars collectively among the 16 participating hospitals . To date the Radiothon over the last 9 years has raised over 6.2 million.


March 2011
Event Cooks Up Fund's for Listowel Memorial Hospital
Good food for a good cause!
That was the name of the game at a recent fundraiser at Roadhouse 23 in Listowel, held March 25 and 26 to support the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Mitchell Road restaurant owners Gus and Voula Assimakopoulos donated the proceeds of a buffet meal to the foundation. Thanks to hundreds of hungry customers, the event raised $4,800.

“The foundation really appreciates the donation and the hard work,” said Michelle Matheson, administrative assistant for the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation. “It’s great to have local businesses who want to donate.”

The money will go towards purchasing a vital signs machine for the local hospital.

The Assimakopoulos family donated all their time and food for the event, and the staff “worked very hard,” said Gus.
This isn’t the first time Roadhouse 23 owners and staff have stepped forward to raise money for local health care, as they’ve hosted several similar events in the past. “We like to help the hospital,” said Gus. “Everyone uses it. We need to have it for us today and our kids tomorrow.”
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CHEQUE-UP — Roadhouse 23 owners recently hosted a fundraising event to support the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, raising $4,800. Pictured during the cheque presentation are (from left) Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation administrative assistant Michelle Matheson and Roadhouse 23 staff Bonnie Gile, Angie Hoekstra, Vaso Assimakopoulos, Bob Magdalinos and co-owner Gus Assimakopoulos.
The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Made a Generous Donation
The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command has made a generous donation to the Listowel Memorial Hopstial Foundation of $7,500.00. This wonderful donation has been designated to purchase Triple Intravenous Pumps. It is your generous donation that helps make it possible for us to purchase necessary pieces of equipment, thank you!
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Liz Phelan, VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive; Linda Stevens, Pres. Br. 259 RCL Listowel; Judy Sage, LA Pres. Br. 259 RCL Listowel; Michelle Matheson, LMH Foundation Representative; Karl Ellis, CEO\President LWHA; Derek Moore, Dist. C Charitable Foundation/Bursary Chairman
January 2011
The “Win a Meal Draw” put on by the LMH Foundation has been won by Dr.Rob Annis for the month of January. He received Gift Certificates for Crabby Joe's. This ticket was drawn by Barb Elms from Stores in the Listowel Memorial Hospital.
October 26th and 27th

Feige’s Fine Dining in Listowel held a Fundraiser at their wonderful venue in Listowel on Tuesday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
The fundraiser was for the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation and proceeds were directed towards the Listowel Foundation’s projects for the 2010 CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon.
The Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation projects for 2010 radiothon were an Incubator for Obstetrics and new IV Pumps, total price for project is $120,000.00.
Feige’s offered a 5 course dinner for $50.00 per person and donated half back to the foundation. There were different seating times both nights and 58 people enjoyed a wonderful meal and evening out.

Thanks goes out to Mark and Monica from Feige’s for the wonderful event and their generous donation of $1,455.00. The Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation greatly appreciates this donation.

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October 16, 2010

The CKNX Health Care heroes Radiothon live at CKNX, Wingham is Saturday, October 16, 2010.

Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation also hosted an event at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Listowel the same day from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.

Many people dropped by to listen to the entertainment and also make a donation to the radiothon on behalf of Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Events going on were flower decorating by Elroy Bartman, Elvis Tribute, North Perth Singers, The Serenaders and kids events.

There were other various events going on by Knox Church such as a bake sale, food booth, book sale and rummage sale.

The CKNX radio station also had a roving reporter at the church for a couple of hours.

This outside event for radiothon for our hospital foundation has been held the last 5 years at Knox Church Hall and has been a huge success. The event held at Knox in October 2010 helped raise $17,300.00, thanks to everyone.


This is a picture of a $15,000.00 donation made at the CKNX radio station the day of the radiothon, Saturday, October 16, 2010. This donation was made by Rosemary Terpstra. The donation itself was from Herman and Rosemary Terpstra, Terpstra farms, Brussels. We gratefully appreciate this large donation to help make our 2010 CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon Project become a reality.







September 18th, 2010


Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation held it’s first Car & Poker Rally On Saturday, September 18, 2010.

The fundraising event was the kick off to the upcoming CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon to be held Saturday, October 16, 2010.

There were 40 cars and motorcycles registered at Boyd’s Motors, Kurtzville that headed out to three different locations throughout Kincardine, Dunkeld and Mildmay. The participants then enjoyed food and socializing while out touring the countryside. Once the tour finished and people returned back to Boyd’s Motors everyone enjoyed a Pork BBQ, silent auction and prizes handed out. There were 78 people who enjoyed the BBQ and visiting the great venue of Boyd’s Motors.

This event helped raise over $2300.00 which went towards the purchase of an Incubator for Obstetrics and new IV pumps. These were Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation’s project’s for the 2010 CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon. Total project cost is $120,000.00.

Thanks to everyone who participated and made this event a success. See you next year, Saturday, June 18th, 2011, Boyd’s Motors, Kurtzville.

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