RVH Foundation Events



Scotiabank Renfrew made a generous contribution to the 2015 Celebration of Life, an annual event that supports the RVH Oncology Unit. On hand for the presentation (from left to right) were: Nancy Rousselle – Customer Service, Scotiabank Renfrew, Alyssa Gillan – Janet Robertson’s Daughter, Hannah MacMillan – RVH Foundation, April Gillan – Janet Robertson’s Daughter, and Stacey Kelly – Branch Manager, Scotiabank Renfrew.


The Calabogie Lions Club made a $1,000 donation to the RVH Foundation. Presenting the cheque at the site of the Nephrology expansion project are: John Gervais (Welfare Committee), Hannah MacMillan, RVH Foundation Development Coordinator, John Buscomb (President), Barb Desilets RVHF Executive Director, Morris O'Shaughnessy (Secretary) and Kimberley O’Shaughnessy, I Choose RVH Campaign Manager.   


MJ Blimkie presents a cheque on behalf of the S&K Snowmobile Marathon to Barb Desilets, RVH Foundation Executive Director and Randy Penney, RVH President and CEO. Missing from the photo is Glen Belanger. The marathon has not taken place for a number of years. Blimkie and Belanger felt residual funds amounting to $1,057 should be directed to a good cause in the community and decided to donate it to the RVH dialysis expansion project. 


Valley Bluegrass 2014 donation

The 20th annual Valley Bluegrass Festival was another overwhelming success, enjoying good weather, a large crowd, and great entertainment. Organizers proudly presented proceeds in the amount of $10,000, which included sales of a special edition print by Joanne Beattie Kalimeris, to the RVH Foundation.

The Valley Bluegrass Festival has been supporting RVH since 1997, donating more than $100,000 towards new equipment and upgrades.

“This level of dedicated contribution from people and organizations in our community is invaluable to the growth and sustainability of our community hospital,” says Barb Desilets, RVH Foundation Executive Director. “We are truly grateful for the Festival’s longstanding support.”

Organizers include, front row, left to right: Barb Dickson, Shelley White, Carole Mooney, Julie Johnston.

Back row l to r: Arnold Dickson, Kevin White, Bob Johnson, Guy Jamieson, and Darrell Mooney


Thank you to our donors for supporting the 2014 Tree of Lights.



Kaitlyn Curley and Megan Winters make and sell both wreaths and porch pots for the holiday season. This year they created 10 pots and 13 wreaths to raise $500 for the Foundation. Both girls have aunts who had breast cancer, so decided to direct the proceeds to Digital Mammography along with the festive pot for the waiting room!



Steven Byce donated $431.15 to the Foundation, which he collected before having his hair cut to give to Locks of Love.



Proceeds from the 2014 Celebration of Life day were presented to both the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation and Hospice Renfrew by Janet Robertson and supporters. Scotiabank Renfrew matches a portion of the fundraising efforts, which added another $5,000, bringing this year’s total donation close to $25,000. The final tally is divided between both organizations to support health care services in the community.

Lead organizer Janet Robertson extends her gratitude to all of the volunteers and generous businesses who participated in special Celebration of Life events – especially the Rocky Mountain House for hosting the breakfast and Finnigan’s Road House for hosting lunch.

The next Celebration of Life day is already booked for Friday, January 30, 2015.

In the photo are: Barb Desilets (RVH Foundation), Janet Robertson, Diane Caughey (Hospice), Jon Pole (myFM), Mike Brydges (Scotiabank) and Nancy Rousselle (Scotiabank).


Thank you to the walkers, runners and sponsors who came out to support the "I Choose RVH" Walk/Run!




Thank you to everyone for supporting the 2014 Charity Golf Classic.


2014 donations

Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club members Dieder Stehle, Bob Nigro, Joanne Chapeski, Rose Lesk, Tim Chapeski, and Terry Howard present a cheque for $300 to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. They have been supporters of the RVH Foundation since 2010.


Yummy fundraiser for RVH Oncology

The owner of Renfrew Subway, Navin Patel, and the Renfrew Subway family held a very successful fundraiser for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit on February 25th

The group was inspired to do their part to help cancer patients in Renfrew and area after hearing personal stories at the Celebration of Life event held last month. 

Subway had volunteers in helping behind the counter and in the lobby to keep up with the steady stream of customers ordering sandwiches.

Patel donated ten per cent of all sales from the day, plus donations from a large jar at the cash register.

They were pleased to present RVH Oncology Nurse Manager Rhonda Normandeau and nurse Elizabeth Stewart with a cheque for $700.

Lynn McNulty, Renfrew Subway Manager would like to thank MYFM for their support and coverage of this event, the Renfrew Mercury for helping to advertise the event, and a huge shout out goes to the volunteers who made the day a lot of fun!  “We would also like to say a big thank you to the Subway Monkey who was waving to everyone outside and made a lot of children happy that day.”

However, the biggest thank you of all goes to the community for once again demonstrating how much they care, adds McNulty.  


2013 donations




Thank you to everyone – sponsors and donors, golfers, volunteers and the organizing committee. Through your generosity and dedication we exceeded our hopes for the 2013 Charity Golf Classic. The funds raised will make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families and further our commitment to Caring for Tomorrow

RVH Foundation Golf Classic 2013






The doctor is in! Queen Elizabeth Public School’s Junior and Senior Kindergarten class during hospital day. Their teacher is Michelle Wyatt and Joanne McGregor, Early Childhood Educator for the class, is also a CTA Community Rep.

To learn how you can make a real difference in our community or to obtain information about the foundation and its programs, please call us at 613-432-4851 ext. 263 or email us. We would love to hear from you.



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