Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces SNC-Lavalin as a Platinum Sponsor of the 30k Gran Fondo Distance

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to welcome SNC-Lavalin as the Platinum Level title sponsor of the 30k distance for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron.

“SNC-Lavalin’s business is all about providing great solutions to customers, so it is only natural that we support the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation in providing great solutions like priority equipment to support health care professionals who serve this community,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear at SNC-Lavalin. “With cycling enthusiasts on staff, the inaugural Gran Fondo Lake Huron is of genuine interest. We can’t be any happier knowing the route will pass our new Port Elgin office as we cheer everyone on.”

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin’s employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin is the steward of the CANDU technology that Bruce Power operates to provide 30% of Ontario’s electricity.

“The rides are all named after sponsors,” exclaimed an excited Executive Director for the Hospital Foundation.  Sally Kidson stated that having SNC-Lavalin recognize the value in sponsoring the 30k distance is extremely important.  “When building a new event, every single step along the way matters” and having sponsors for all four distances builds credibility for the event.  We expect that the SNC-Lavalin 30k will be extremely popular with recreational cyclists.  The ride goes right past their Port Elgin office before heading out to the country roads.

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Foundation and the goal is to raise $150,000 that day.  Jim Barbour, Foundation Chair commented that the participation of SNC-Lavalin is very special.  “We’re looking forward to watching their team in the event.”

For further information, please contact:
Sally Kidson, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230, ext. 3230 or
Ken Chiu, SNC-Lavalin 416-252-5315 ext. 54541,