Gran Fondo Lake Huron – NEW Fun Event for the Entire Family on August 19

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Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Bruce Power as a Title Sponsor of the 160km Gran Fondo Ride

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Bruce Power has joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as a Title Sponsor of the 160k Route!  The 160k Route includes a section through Tiverton and past the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station.

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 third 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.

“While generating electricity is our business, Bruce Power is a company powered by its people and our employees know the value of supporting our community and the things that are important to our community’s health,” said John Peevers, Manager, Communications and Media Relation, Bruce Power. “We’ve built a strong relationship the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, having donated $1 million to the Hospital Campaign and supporting annual events as well.  “It’s exciting to see the Hospital Foundation branch out into a new, exciting event and we are pleased to support the Gran Fondo Lake Huron.  It’s pretty powerful stuff.”

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Executive Director Sally Kidson states “We have just received an updated list of needs for equipment for the Southampton hospital and our share of costs for the Owen Sound Hospital.  Our overall annual goal is $500,000 with a specific goal of $150,000 for this ride.  It is a key component to ensuring we can purchase all that is required for the patients in Saugeen Shores and area.  We are excited to have Bruce Power joining us as a $10,000 sponsor and look forward to working with them to ensure the sponsorship is used to the max!  “Bruce Power has provided amazing support and energy to our Foundation”, states Jim Barbour, Foundation Chair.  “We are very grateful for that.”

For further information, please contact:

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

John Peevers, Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power 519-361-6583

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Outlaw Brew Co. as a Gold Sponsor

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Outlaw Brew Co. has joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as a Gold Sponsor!  The first of the event’s Gold Sponsors, Outlaw Brew Co. will receive 5 complementary registrations, signage at the start and finish line, Gold Level social media and website recognition and an opportunity to contribute to the rider registration kits.

Outlaw Brew Co. is a country inspired brewery, bar & restaurant located in the historic building that was once the Southampton Hotel dating back to 1867.  From the farm to your glass, they offer patrons a premium selection of their own handcrafted beers, brewed right in-house.

Andrew Woodley is pleased to support the Gran Fondo After Ride Picnic.

Many people might think that the Gran Fondo is only for cyclists, but that’s not exactly the case.  Although the cycling routes are the cornerstone of the event, the Foundation is also planning a fun, relaxing after ride picnic for the cyclists, families and guests.  “That’s where Outlaw Brew Co. comes in”, states Jim Barbour.  “Outlaw has graciously decided to support the event with their special craft brews to help refresh cyclists post-ride.”  Also, a fenced beverage garden will be set up in the picnic area as part of the post-ride celebrations.  (subject to final Municipal approval).  “It’s going to add a very special touch to our day!”

For further information, please contact:

Sally Kidson, Executive Director @ 519-797-3230, ext. 3230; skidson@gbhs.on.ca.

Andrew Woodley, Outlaw Brew Co.  @ 519-797-1515; johnny@outlawbrewco.ca.

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Laveer Engineering as a Silver Sponsor

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Laveer Engineering has joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as a Silver Sponsor!  As a Silver Sponsor, Laveer receives 3 complementary registrations, recognition on the website and social media, and signage at the event.

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. In addition to their design capability, Laveer offers a range of services that dovetail their team’s experience.

Projects can range from playing a narrowly defined role such as a technical reviewer to being a full-scale, start-to-finish supplier involved in all aspects of project development, execution, and completion.

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.

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Executive Director Sally Kidson states “We have just received an updated list of needs for equipment for the Southampton hospital and our share of costs for the Owen Sound Hospital.  Our overall annual goal is $500,000 with a specific goal of $150,000 for this ride.  It is a key component to ensuring we can purchase all that is required for the patients in Saugeen Shores and area.  We are thrilled to have Laveer join us as a Silver Sponsor of this signature event.”

Peter Gowthorpe, Director with Laveer Engineering states “The Gran Fondo Lake Huron matches our corporate goals of being involved with the community, participating in important events and ensuring that we keep health care close to home.  As avid cyclists, my team and I are looking forward to hopping on our bikes, enjoying the ride and raising funds for the hospital”.

For further information, please contact:

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

Peter Gowthorpe, Laveer Engineering  289-861-1200

The Bruce Documentary – Coming Spring 2018

‘The Bruce’ is a 3-part documentary series exploring the history of Bruce County and the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. The series was created as part of the non-profit Ontario Visual Heritage Project, in partnership with the Bruce County Historical Society, and in collaboration with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.

The series will be launched in the spring of 2018 at free screening events in Bruce County. It will be broadcast on TVO, and distributed for free to schools and libraries in the region. Copies will also be available for sale on this website and through our partners.

Screening dates and broadcast dates will be announced here in early 2018.

For further details visit their website: http://thebrucemovie.ca/

Town of Saugeen Shores Podcast

Sally Kidson, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation executive director, had a great interview about the work of the Foundation, Light the Way and The Gran Fondo with the good folks at the Town of Saugeen Shores Economic Development Department – along with Darryl Spector from Promation Nuclear who is one of the Gran Fondo Sponsors!

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes Promation Nuclear as a Silver 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 as a Silver Sponsor!  As a Silver Sponsor, Promation receives 3 complementary registrations, recognition on the website and social media, and signage at the event.

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.  Promation is supported by its four divisions; Nuclear, Automotive, Industrial, and Defence.

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 Nuclear Ltd. is proud to have established a local presence in the Grey-Bruce region with the recent opening of our office in downtown Port Elgin.  Promation holds firmly to our strong social values and local involvement within the communities in which we operate, and this opportunity to support the Gran Fondo Lake Huron initiative aligned very closely with our own core values, so therefore was a natural decision.

 

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Executive Director Sally Kidson states “The cost of hospital equipment keeps rising and the need for state of the art equipment is real.  With the new Emergency Room and Lab expansion project nearing completion, we need to find new ways to increase our current fundraising goals.  This ride, with a goal of $150,000 to be raised, will help fill the gap between what we do now and what the need is going to be.”

For further information, please contact:

Jonna Ebel, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-389-2137

Darryl Spector, Promation Nuclear 647-444-2543

Win dinner for two at Ristorante Rosina in Port Elgin!

Win dinner for two at
Ristorante Rosina in Port Elgin!

Every rider registered before December 31 for the Gran
Fondo will be entered to win. Enjoy great food and fine dining while supporting the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

 

 

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes RE/MAX Land Exchange as Platinum Sponsor of the 70k Ride

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that RE/MAX Land Exchange has joined the Gran Fondo Lake Huron team as a Platinum Sponsor of the 70k Ride!  As a $10,000 Platinum Sponsor, RE/MAX Land Exchange will be participating at several levels to support this event.  Watch for the RE/MAX balloon at the start and finish gate, rider’s shirts, and out and about on the 70k course.  Realtors from the RE/MAX Land Exchange offices in Port Elgin and Southampton will also be riding in the event.

Renate Sieber-Schlegel, Broker of Record for RE/MAX Land Exchange is pleased at how the Gran Fondo goals reflect the values of the brokerage.  “We know that many of our clients are looking for health care close to home.  Supporting an event of this magnitude that, in turn, raises funds for the Southampton Hospital aligns with our own corporate goals and image.”

Renate is pleased that the RE/MAX Land Exchange offices in Southampton and Port Elgin are very excited to be involved in this signature event.  “We like that the ride goes beyond the borders of Saugeen Shores into our beautiful agricultural areas.  We are happy to be a part of this.”

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Executive Director Sally Kidson states “The cost of hospital equipment keeps rising and the need for state of the art equipment is real.  With the new Emergency Room and Lab expansion project nearing completion, we need to find new ways to increase our current fundraising goals.  This ride, with a goal of $150,000 to be raised, will help fill the gap between what we do now and what the need is going to be.”

For further information, please contact:

Sally Kidson, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230, ext. 3230
Scott Saunders, RE/MAX Land Exchange Ltd. 519-797-1755