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 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

Price Increase Dec 4

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Remember the ride

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Residents Letter of Notification

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Attention Residents

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Shawcor as a Gold Level Sponsor

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Shawcor is joining the Gran Fondo Lake Huron Team as a Gold Level Sponsor.

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 Ontario’s Nuclear Power Generating Stations. In 2018, as a commitment to provide world class service to the Bruce Power community, Shawcor has opened a sales office in downtown Kincardine with plans to grow this presence over the coming year. As a new member of the Bruce community, they are very excited to participate in this special event.

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Foundation.  Executive Director Sally Kidson says, “Costs of medical equipment continue to rise and having state of the art equipment is key to prompt diagnoses and excellent care.  We hope to raise $150,000 with the Gran Fondo Lake Huron for this purpose.  But it is a lot more than a fundraiser for the Foundation.  This event is for our entire community and beyond!”

Jim Barbour, Foundation Chair commented that “the Board of Directors particularly liked the idea of this event because it promotes wellness with raising funds for health care.  The funds raised from this event will help purchase a new MRI for our regional hospital in Owen Sound.  Patients from across Grey and Bruce Counties use this service.  As well, some funds will be allocated to purchase equipment for the Southampton Hospital.”


For further information, please contact:

Sally Kidson, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230, ext. 3230 or

Aaron Klegman, Shawcor 226-909-4425

Tiverton Rest Stop Hosted by 7ACRES

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Paisley Rest Stop Hosted by Abraflex

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

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Abraflex has 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.

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 our 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, Rubber Lining and Material Handling services. They currently supply the Mark-III-B Hazmat Suit and Radiation and Contamination Protection Shields, Curtains, and Tents.

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

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Executive Director Sally Kidson states “We are very pleased to have Abraflex host our Paisley Rest Stop off-site at the Paisley Arena. Cyclists will enjoy walking along the edge of the river, wandering over the scenic bridges and possibly visiting the bakery during their 70, 110 or 160 rides. Having someone local from beautiful Paisley ensure that the rest stop will feature something unique for our cyclists.

For further information, please contact:
Sally Kidson, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230, ext. 3230
Desiree Norwegian, Owner/Treasurer, Abraflex (2004) Ltd. 519-709-3557