Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Bayshore Broadcasting (98 the Beach/Mix1065) has joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team again this year as the Official In-Kind Media Sponsor

Bayshore Broadcasting will promote this exciting event in markets all across South-Central Ontario with broadcast and digital marketing strategies, on-air interviews and contesting.

Jim Barbour, Foundation Chair stated,  “Bayshore Broadcasting and 98 the Beach have been outstanding community partners with the Foundation over the years and the power of radio has really made an impact on increasing community awareness of the Foundation and what we do to help keep well equipped, high quality care hospitals in our communities.”

Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation is one of Canada’s fastest growing private broadcasters operating 9 radio stations covering Ontario’s cottage country from the Lake Huron shoreline at Grand Bend, north to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula at Tobermory, east along Georgian Bay to Orillia and all of the Muskokas.  Over the past three years, the Light the Way Day Radiothon on 98 the Beach in Saugeen Shores has raised over $200,000 for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, and are thrilled to continue to support events and initiatives that keep quality healthcare close to home.

98 the beach morning show host Brian Longmire adds “I can’t wait to get back on the bike again this year and be part of such an incredible event that not only raises funds for our local hospitals, but promotes healthy living while showcasing our beautiful little piece of the province.”

Brian will also be working closely with the Grand Fondo marketing team to attract riders from the entire region serviced by  Bayshore Broadcastings stations.

Some sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you and your organization are interested in supporting quality, patient centered care close to home please contact the Foundation office

For further information, please contact:

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

Brian Longmire, 98 the Beach 519-832-9800 x108

Bruce Power to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Bruce Power has committed to being the Presenting Sponsor for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron.

Bruce Power donates over $1.3 million every year to community organizations and events.

Bruce Power uses the strength of our people and innovative technology to provide electricity to a quarter of the homes, businesses, schools and hospitals in Ontario.  In order to do this, they rely on the support and commitment of our surrounding communities and everyone that lives here. Given that, Bruce Power has a social responsibility to engage, assist and champion the needs and causes close to home.

“Bruce Power is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Gran Fondo,” said Chris Mercanti, Bruce Power’s Manager of Community Relations.”This event was a huge success in its first year, and I have no doubt it will be even more exciting in 2019. We look forward to supporting the organizers and participants in this special fundraiser.”

Tracy Murray, Executive Director of the Foundation stated “This is our second year running the Gran Fondo Lake Huron fundraising cycling event in support of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Bruce Power was such a strong supporter last year as a Platinum sponsor and now to return as The Presenting Sponsor of this event we couldn’t be more thrilled or grateful for their tremendous support of our organization!

Bruce Power has such a strong commitment to social responsibility and giving back to the surrounding communities especially initiatives in the healthcare, mental health and education sectors. We are so thankful for their ongoing support of the Foundation and are honoured to announce that the Gran Fondo Lake Huron will now be the Gran Fondo Lake Huron Presented by Bruce Power.”

Some sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you and your organization are interested in supporting quality, patient centered care close to home please contact the Foundation office.

For further information, please contact:

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

Christine John, Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power 519-361-7493

Eastlink is returning to the Gran Fondo Lake Huron for the second year in a row as a proud In-Kind Gold Sponsor

“We’re proud to support the communities we serve through partnerships like the one we have with the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation,” said Ron Mervis, Eastlink Regional Manager. “GranFondo is a great flagship event that brings community members and visitors together for a worthy cause helping to raise money for much needed hospital equipment. We are pleased to be returning as this year’s Gold Sponsor.”

Eastlink is Canada’s largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider delivering world-class communications services, including high speed internet, video/TV, phone, data services, security and smart home solutions, to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.  Eastlink showcases the people, places and events that shape the communities it serves via Eastlink Community TV providing exclusive local programming.

It’s always wonderful to welcome back a supporting organization to any of our events. We are so pleased to have Eastlink return in 2019 as an In-Kind Gold Sponsor again for the Gran Fondo. Last year was the first time we brought the Gran Fondo Lake Huron to the community and it is inspiring to see so many organizations and riders already jumping on the band wagon to return again this year for even more fun and excitement this summer said Tracy Murray, Executive Director of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

For more information contact:

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

Betty Uiselt | Producer Eastlink | Eastlink Community TV
Betty.Uiselt@corp.eastlink.ca     T: 519.426.3090 and 1.866.286.3484

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Welcomes Acuren Nuclear as a Returning Silver Sponsor

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Acuren Nuclear Services (ANS) has once again joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as a Silver Sponsor.

ANS has been providing Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) solutions and tooling innovations to support a long standing working relationship with Nuclear Power Stations in Canada including Bruce Power NPP and collaborations with fellow Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies.

Locally, Acuren Nuclear Services has had its HQ in Port Elgin since 2008.  “Healthy, vibrant and prospering communities are one of the foundations for successful businesses. Engagement with our neighbours, friends and colleagues through great events such as the Gran Fondo is important to our company and our employees” states Kevin Woit. “We believe that communities can only succeed by working together with local businesses and that’s what Acuren is committed to doing.”

Foundation Board Chair, Jim Barbour is glad to see organizations like Acuren returning to support this important Foundation Fundraiser once again. “We are very pleased that Acuren has returned as sponsor to the 2019 Gran Fondo Lake Huron. Their continued generous support of the work we do is very-much appreciated.”

For further information, please contact:

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

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to have The Saugeen Shores Hub join the Gran Fondo Lake Huron this year as an In-Kind Gold Sponsor

This is the second Annual Gran Fondo Lake Huron fundraising event for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation but a first for us having the Saugeen Shores Hub as an in-kind sponsor and we couldn’t be happier, stated Foundation Executive Director Tracy Murray.

Saugeen Shores Hub is an independent digital news source devoted to Saugeen Shores. Collectively the team has over 50 years’ experience in print and digital news and has been bringing community events and initiatives to an ever-growing audience of Saugeen Shores residents, visitors, organizations and businesses since its inception.

“It has been a pleasure to cover Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation initiatives over the years and their successful inaugural Gran Fondo fundraiser was no exception,” said Saugeen Shores Hub owner Matthew Joyce. “We are pleased to offer our support to this year’s event and wish the Foundation continued success in their efforts, keeping health care close to home.”

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Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Abraflex as the returning Paisley Rest Stop Host

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Abraflex has once again joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as the host of the Paisley Rest Stop!  Cyclists on the 70k, 110k, and 160k routes will be thrilled to be welcomed to the Paisley Annex for a lovely rest stop hosted by Abraflex. This stop has become known as the “Butter-tart stop” as cyclists last year were amazed to arrive for a break and find fresh butter-tarts waiting for them.

Abraflex is a manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment to the nuclear power generation industry. Abraflex has evolved over the years as the times and needs for industrial solutions have changed.

As of 2017 Abraflex set up their full-time operations in Paisley, Ontario and supply the need for Personal Protective Equipment in the Nuclear Power Generation Industry, as well as the manufacture of Specialized Products including Piping, Gaskets, Wear Resistance and Rubber Lining, Material Handling services and Decontamination Services. They currently supply the Mark-III-B Protection Suit and Radiation and Contamination Protection Shields, Curtains, and Tents.

Abraflex as a company has a focus on their own safety as well as the safety of their customers without exception.

Owner of Abraflex, Desiree Norwegian states “Working and living in our amazing community of Paisley, in Bruce County, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is an essential partner not only for our company but also our community.  The work that the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation has already accomplished for our community is astonishing and we are very excited to be a part of the Gran Fondo once again this year.”

For further information, please contact:

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230, ext. 3230 tmurray@gbhs.on.ca

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Desiree Norwegian, Owner/Treasurer, Abraflex (2004) Ltd. 519-709-3557

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Progressive Results Group (PRG) at the Gold Sponsorship Level

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is excited to announce that Progressive Results Group has returned to the 2019 Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as a Gold Sponsor!

After a successful event last year, at which the PRG came on board as a Silver Sponsor, the company has decided to return this year as a Gold Sponsor.

Progressive Results Group is a successful marketing company that was founded in Kincardine in 2010, and which has expanded to five different locations across Ontario, including Hanover, Mount Forest, Owen Sound, and Saugeen Shores. Their services include consulting and marketing through social media, print, web design, and video production.

President Dylan Bartlett is pleased to be involved with this year’s Gran Fondo, stating, “Our entire team is so proud to support this exciting community event! It’s interactive, fun and for a great cause, we hope to help make this year bigger and better than ever!”

For further information, please contact:

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

Or Dylan Bartlett, President, Progressive Results Group 844-454-2769

SAUGEEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE LAVEER ENGINEERING AS A RETURNING SPONSOR FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL GRAN FONDO LAKE HURON

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to be running the second annual Gran Fondo Lake Huron event in August 2019. Last year, the annual fundraiser got the tradition off to a good start, with a total of over $140,000 having been raised for hospital equipment needs.

This year, the Foundation looks forward to hosting another stellar event, and thanks their gracious sponsors for all the support. At the inaugural event in 2018, Laveer Engineering Limited was generous enough to be a Silver sponsor of the Gran Fondo, and the Foundation is grateful to welcome them back, this year as a Gold sponsor! As a Gold sponsor Laveer will receive complementary ride registrations, signage at the start and finish of all 4 distance rides, website and social media marketing and recognition as well as kit package recognition and/or a sponsor booth at the registration area the day of the event.

Peter Gowthorpe, Director with Laveer Engineering states “We really enjoyed the event in 2018.  It was great to see the level of industry and community engagement.  The event organization was fantastic which is not always the case with a first-time event.  We are looking forward to a bigger and better version of the Gran Fondo in 2019 and seeing more corporations step up and contribute to a fantastic cause.”

LAVEER ENGINEERING LIMITED has a team of principal engineers with extensive project experience. The organization has worked on successful first of a kind tooling and field execution projects with unique constraints associated with nuclear.

Turn-key design services focused on mechanical and electrical design of components and assemblies in the areas of welding, machining and inspection. Integrating proven practices and standards with their innovative approach, Laveer can deliver a design package tailored to their customers’ unique requirements. Laveer can produce ruggedized designs including limited space/limited access applications.

Executive Director at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Tracy Murray states “The Foundation is absolutely thrilled to have Laveer Engineering return as a sponsor for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron’s second year. The fact that many sponsors have already returned from last years’ event shows that they had a positive experience in 2018 and as much fun as we did taking part in the event!”

For further information, please contact:

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

Peter Gowthorpe, Laveer Engineering  289-861-1200  ext. 2900

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