Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation announces The Society of United Professionals as a returning Platinum Sponsor

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is very excited to announce that the Society of United Professionals is returning to  the Gran Fondo Lake Huron, presented by Bruce Power as a title sponsor of the 110k Distance!

The Society of United Professionals Local 160 is proud to sponsor this year’s “Gran Fondo Lake Huron”.  This event covers a range of things that we are interested in promoting locally including health, exercise, sport and community building with proceeds going towards the Southampton Hospital.  Our congratulations go out to the organizers of this great event!

Tracy Murray, the Foundation Executive Director continues to be amazed and grateful for the community’s support  in becoming sponsors.  “We are so appreciative of the Society of United Professionals returning platinum sponsorship. Without crucial sponsorship support we would not be able to host events like this, that not only benefit the hospital through the fundraising efforts of the participants but benefit our community as well by attracting tourists and providing a fun experience for the people who live and visit here. It is always great to have organizations like the Society of United Professionals involved with the Foundation and the community.”


For further information, please contact:

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230, ext. 3230 or

Eric Tiisler, Chairperson, Society of United Professionals 519.361.2673 ext.17999

Brubeck Body Guard Joins the Gran Fondo Lake Huron, Presented by Bruce Power

The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to welcome Brubeck Body Guard to the 2019 Gran Fondo Lake Huron, Presented by Bruce Power as this year’s proud 70KM sponsor. “We believe supporting sport activities are a vital part of maintaining health and wellness in our community and Grand Fondo Lake Huron is a bike ride available for both elite and recreational athletes” Nadine Harding, Brubeck Body Guard said in a statement.

Brubeck Body Guard is launching a men’s and ladies thermo-active apparel collection in Canada on June 1st, 2019 and will be available at Martin’s Bike Shop, specialty retailers and online at

Brubeck is a leading manufacturer in Europe of thermo-active apparel for sport enthusiasts. We get it. We have been engineers of thermo-active since 2005. We understand the importance of science behind your sportswear – right from the fiber to the finished garment. At Brubeck Body Guard, we have engineered a completely new seamless product. Whether you are doing ultra-distance riding, running or a yoga challenge, Brubeck’s thermo-active sportswear will adapt to your body and conditions just like a living organism.

We are the year-round base layer for athletes, participants and everyday heroes. From elite athletes to indoor/outdoor sport enthusiasts, we offer superior moisture management, odour control and functional fabrics to further your comfort, endurance, performance and muscle recovery.

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The Gran Fondo Lake Huron, presented by Bruce Power is happy to announce that Shawcor Ltd. has returned again this year as a Gold Sponsor

Shawcor was a Gold sponsor for last year’s inaugural fundraising event in August. Tracy Murray, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation says “it’s no surprise that Shawcor has returned this year as a Gold sponsor. They were so enthusiastic to participate in last year’s event, both in a sponsorship capacity and to actually ride as a team in the event. We are just as excited as they are that they are back again this year!”

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Shawcor Ltd is a ‘Made in Canada’ success story. Founded in 1932, Shawcor has grown from a small Canadian pipeline coating company to a global energy services leader through engineering innovation and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Shawcor’s five business units offer world-class engineering solutions for corrosion protection, non-destructive evaluation, and instrumentation and control applications.

For thirty years, Shawcor has been supplying Shawflex nuclear grade electrical cables to support operations at all of Ontario’s Nuclear Power Generating Stations.

Last year, Shawcor participated in the Gran Fondo Lake Huron as both a Gold sponsor and with a five person cycling team. Being part of this amazing event and seeing the community rally around this meaningful cause made it a fixture on Shawcor’s summer calendar. We are excited to be returning in 2019 and are looking forward to continuing our support for this great community event. Aaron Klejman, P.Eng

For more information contact:

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230 x3230


Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Promation Nuclear as a Gold Sponsor for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Promation Nuclear has joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team for the second year in a row!  As a Gold Sponsor, Promation receives 5 complementary registrations, signage at the event as well as at the start and finish for all courses, recognition on the website and social media marketing at the Gold level.

Originally founded in 1995, Promation—a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality tooling, automation, and robotic systems—is a privately owned Canadian Corporation that embodies its commitment to embracing ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity within its business practices, and is proud to be an inclusive, socially responsible corporation.

The Nuclear division has been delivering custom engineered solutions to the nuclear industry for over a decade, and has been a reliable Tooling partner to Bruce Power since 2011.  As a natural evolution in this ongoing successful relationship, Promation is proud to have established a local presence since 2017 in the Grey-Bruce region by opening an additional office in downtown Port Elgin.

“As an engaged and socially responsible employer in the region, we participate in many regional events and fundraisers, from gala dinners and golf tournaments to Santa Claus parades, free swim and skate days, as well as skating competitions at the Plex.  So, when this opportunity first presented itself, it immediately caught my interest for a number of reasons—the clear tremendous community engagement and involvement, the important cause it was supporting, the opportunity for company team participation and morale development, the active lifestyle nature of the event resonated with our own company values, and the fact it was a very unique event. 

As such, we acted quickly to commit our support…and because we thought it was such a great opportunity, we also invited many of our business friends and partners, who also shared our enthusiasm and quickly signed on! 

I would say the Saugeen Shores Memorial Hospital Foundation’s inaugural 2018 Gran Fondo was a resounding success, and the SMHF team delivered amazing value in their support, promotion, and flawless execution of the event…so naturally, it’s easy to once again support the bigger and better 2019 SMHF Gran Fondo this year!!”

Darryl Spector – President, Promation Nuclear

Executive Director of the Foundation Tracy Murray States, “We are so fortunate to have businesses like Promation in Saugeen Shores who get excited and involved in community events like the Gran Fondo. Not only is Promation a proud sponsor of our event they also have a team of enthusiastic riders returning to take part in the Gran Fondo Lake Huron again this year.”

For further information, please contact:

Tracy Murray,Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230 x3230

Darryl Spector, Promation Nuclear 647-444-2543

Bruce Telecom is a brand new Silver sponsor for the 2019 Gran Fondo Lake Huron, presented by Bruce Power!

The world has changed dramatically in one century. Bruce Telecom has never lost sight of why it started in 1911 – to help people connect, to stay intensely local, and to provide exceptional service to customers.

Its rural roots are as authentic as the farmers who came together to start it all. Together they created the Bruce Municipal Telephone System, a co-operative between local community members where trusted partners and opinions mattered. Although the business has evolved over 100 years, the foundation of values they built have remained committed to loyalty, honesty and quality.

Today Bruce Telecom is the region’s local communications leader. Trustworthy home phone, freedom of mobile, access to high-speed Internet, digital television – Bruce Telecom is readily available with the high-quality, secure, reliable technologies that ensure its customers across the region have everything they need to keep on top of it all just about everywhere they are.

Bruce Telecom employees come from the local area, not a large corporate centre, or a far-off place. They enjoy their work because they’re helping neighbours and families directly.

Bruce Telecom has been determined in holding true to one simple promise through over one century of transformations and reinventions: Connecting our Community.

“Bruce Telecom is very proud to support local healthcare. We recognize that hospitals rely on contributions from local businesses and residents to help bridge the gap between government funding and the resources required to meet the needs of the community. Our staff, friends, neighbours and customers benefit from our local hospitals and this is our way of giving back and connecting with the communities we serve in a meaningful way. We were blown away by the success of last year’s inaugural Gran Fondo Lake Huron and are thrilled to be onboard for this year’s event!” Erin Hammond, Sales and Marketing Manager at Bruce Telecom.

For more information contact:

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230 x3230

Tetra Tech comes on board as a Silver Sponsor for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron

Things are gearing up for the 2019 Gran Fondo Lake Huron with the expectation that year two of this annual fundrasing cycling event in support of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation will be bigger and better than last year.

“We are anticipating an increase in riders and spectators over last year’s already impressive numbers said Board Chair, Jim Barbour” “It’s exciting to see the community getting behind this important event not only with sponsorship support but also participating in this great day of riding and fun festivities afterwards.”

“Just as our community has grown over the past year with new residents and businesses so has the interest in this event. New sponsors are signing up to show their support and participate in the Gran Fondo this year.” Stated Foundation Executive Director, Tracy Murray. One of the newest sponsors for 2019 is Tetra Tech, based out of Kincardine.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

“Having been a dynamic player in the Canadian Nuclear Industry for over 20 years, Tetra Tech recognizes the importance of social responsibility and community engagement as demonstrated by our local staff and management team. Tetra Tech has been and will continue to be very active in the local community and making investments to support projects and charities. When we learned about the Gran Fondo Lake Huron Fund raiser in support of Saugeen Memorial Hospital, we immediately extended our support recognizing the great work this foundation offers to the local community.

We look forward to participating in this year’s Gran Fondo and to continue our investment in local charities and community projects in the tri-county area.” Marwan Zayouna, Sr. Manager – Tetra Tech Canada Inc.

Only a few Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron. For more information or to book your sponsorship opportunity please contact the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230 x3230

Saugeen Shores Awarded As A Bicycle Friendly Community

The Town of Saugeen Shores received the bronze award at the Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto on Monday to be designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community!


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Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Welcomes Stow It Self Storage as a Returning Silver Sponsor

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is excited to welcome Stow It Self Storage as a returning Silver Sponsor for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron for 2019.

Stow-It Self Storage, Grey Bruce’s largest storage provider with locations in Port Elgin and Owen Sound, is the professional storage solution for your office, home and cottage.  They offer award-winning service combined with affordable storage lockers and large vehicle parking spaces. Their class A facilities give you comfort of knowing that your precious goods are in a safe, secure and clean environment.  With a wide range of storage options, including climate-controlled lockers and heated parking, they have the solution you need.  Boxes, packing supplies and U-Haul moving equipment rentals round out their services making Stow-It Self Storage a one stop shop for all your moving and storage needs.

CEO Steve Levack was happy to return as an event sponsor again in 2019 and stated “Anyone who missed last year’s event will want to be sure not to miss another!  The spectacular routes provide a challenging, scenic and thrilling ride.  Add hard working volunteers to the support of the community and you experience a day not soon to be forgotten.  Knowing that it all results in tremendous financial funding for our local hospital guarantees a feeling of time well spent.”

Executive Director of the Foundation, Tracy Murray, is pleased to have Stow it Self Storage on board: “Having generous sponsors like Stow It Storage return again to the Gran Fondo this year means so much to the Foundation. It is always exciting to announce sponsorships and support from local businesses like Stow It, knowing that they believe in and support the work of the Foundation in support of our local hospital as much as we do.”


For further information, please contact:

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, 519-797-3230, ext. 3230 or

Steve Levack,, Stow It Storage