Introducing The Doug & Billie Kemp Emergency Department at Bowmanville Hospital

BOWMANVILLE, ON – On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, along with members of the Kemp family and Lakeridge Health, unveiled The Doug & Billie Kemp Emergency Department.

The ceremony marks a milestone in the Kemp family’s unprecedented $2-million dollar leadership gift announced in July 2018. This gift will be directed to the redevelopment and expansion project for Bowmanville Hospital to help modernize facilities and transform the level of care offered to residents of Clarington and beyond.

“As a family, we are proud to honour my parents, Doug and Billie Kemp, this way,” said Mr. Kirk Kemp, President, Algoma Orchards Ltd. “Our family has been a part of Clarington’s generous community for generations, and felt it was our responsibility to help pave a brighter and healthier future for its residents. Bowmanville Hospital is and always will be a cornerstone in this community and we are proud to support this crucial project.”

“The Kemp family has exemplified the true meaning of philanthropy and the spirit behind each gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation,” said Chris Kooy, Board Chair, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Kirk in particular, has played a significant role in the history of our Foundation, and continues to do so as Campaign Chair for the redevelopment’s We Care, We Can Campaign. We are incredibly grateful to have families like the Kemps in our community, whose remarkable impact will be celebrated for years to come.”

“The Kemp family’s dedication to the Clarington community is truly inspiring,” said Matthew Anderson, President & CEO, Lakeridge Health. “This tremendous gift is a significant boost to our plan to expand and modernize Bowmanville Hospital.”

Click here to view photos from the Unveiling event.

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health Corporation, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Michael Richard, Poppy Chairman, Bowmanville Legion Branch #178 ~ Poppy Fund, presented Kirk Kemp, Chair of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s We Care, We Can Campaign and the Foundation’s CEO, Frank Cerisano, with a cheque for $20,000. The funds were raised through the Branch’s annual Poppy Campaign and will be directed to the Foundation’s “Breath of Life” Fundraiser, which will go to support the purchase of three new ventilators for Bowmanville Hospital.

Mechanical ventilators are used when patients need assistance breathing. These complex machines can be adjusted to meet the needs of each patient. By supporting the “Breath of Life Fundraiser,” generous donors like Branch #178’s Poppy Fund are helping to save a life, one breath at a time.

The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been one of the Legion’s charities of choice for many years. The Branch recently supported the Foundation’s “Buy A Bed” fundraiser and “Back the Cat” campaign, which led to the purchase of a new CT Scanner for the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bowmanville Hospital.

“Bowmanville Hospital plays a fundamental role in our community. We are proud to continue to support such an important cause,” said Mr. Richard. “Our volunteers dedicate many hours to canvas and deliver poppy boxes throughout Clarington. Thanks to their efforts and the generosity of our residents, we are thrilled to keep the funds right here in our community where they are so heavily needed.”

“The Foundation is extremely thankful to share a long-standing partnership with the members of Bowmanville Legion Branch #178 ~ Poppy Fund,” said Mr. Kemp. “Year-after-year, they rise to the challenge and continue to impact the delivery of care offered at Bowmanville Hospital. We are very grateful for their support and demonstrated commitment to accessing local health care in Clarington.”

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

On June 17, 2019 members from all of Lakeridge Health’s foundations – Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, Lakeridge Health Foundation and Port Perry Hospital Foundation – participated in Dineen Construction Corporation’s 28th Charity Golf Tournament at King’s Riding Golf Club. The proceeds of this year’s tournament – an incredible $20,000 – will go to support all of Lakeridge Health’s hospital foundations.

BOWMANVILLE, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s Annual General Meeting finished with a special leadership gift announcement. Chris Kooy, Chair, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, was pleased to announce a $500,000 pledge from Edmond and Sylvia Vanhaverbeke and The Edmond & Sylvia Vanhaverbeke Foundation. This gift will be directed to the We Care, We Can Campaign in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.

Edmond and Sylvia Vanhaverbeke have been instrumental ambassadors for the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and the Clarington community for many years. Since 1993, they have donated to Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, both personally and through The Edmond & Sylvia Vanhaverbeke Foundation. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, Ed served as a valuable member of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“Sylvia and I are proud to support the We Care, We Can Campaign,” said Mr. Vanhaverbeke. “For us, Bowmanville Hospital is one of our most important institutions in Clarington and it is vital to support it in this way so that generations, present and future, can have access to the best local health care possible.”

The Vanhaverbeke family has generously supported many of the Foundation’s initiatives, including the “Buy A Pump/Bed” fundraisers, “Back the Cat” Campaign and Eye Centre, to name a few. In addition to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, Ed and Sylvia have supported Durham Hospice, UOIT and Durham College Foundations, CAMH, Ontario Philharmonic and more.

“We are thankful for the generosity of Ed and Sylvia and grateful for their support and the impact their gifts continue to make on the delivery of care at Bowmanville Hospital,” said Mrs. Kooy. “Their unwavering support truly exemplifies their philanthropic spirit and dedication to our community. This commitment to our cause helps us take one step closer to an improved patient care experience for Clarington.”

“Ed and Sylvia’s support and dedication is truly inspiring,” said Mr. Frank Cerisano, CEO, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Their incredible dedication and commitment to the Hospital and community is very apparent. We are privileged to be Ed and Sylvia’s charity of choice and to receive this remarkable gift, a gift that will significantly help strengthen the We Care, We Can Campaign and continue to pave the way for others to follow.”

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s We Care, We Can Campaign Cabinet has recruited two new members to help solicit and secure meaningful gifts for the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. Kirk Kemp, Campaign Chair, is pleased to welcome Bob Leveille of Wilmot Creek and Tyler Smith, Realtor, Homesmiths Real Estate Team, to the Cabinet.

“The Hospital has always been there for my family. Being part of the campaign is the very least I can do to help,” said Mr. Leveille. “This is our Hospital. As a volunteer for the We Care We Can Campaign, I am proud to help make the Hospital one of the best in Ontario.”

“I am honoured to be included on the Cabinet of the We Care, We Can Campaign,” said Mr. Smith. “As a lifelong resident of the area and someone who was born at Bowmanville Hospital, I am excited to help bring a world-class medical facility to our growing community.”

“We are fortunate to live in a community with generous volunteers like Bob and Tyler, who are willing to step up and help in any way they can,” said Mr. Kemp. “The campaign is off to a great start and will only continue to grow with time. I am thrilled to take on the role as Chair and share a commitment to our Hospital and our community with my fellow Cabinet members.”

The Cabinet was introduced at the Foundation’s Campaign Presentation & Celebration event that took place on April 17, 2019 at the Garnet B. Rickard Complex. This dedicated group of volunteers is comprised of members from of all sectors of the Clarington community with one important focus in mind: a new, state-of-the-art health care facility in Clarington for our families, friends and neighbours.

  • Campaign Cabinet Members include:
  • Kirk Kemp, Campaign Chair
  • Lawson Gay
  • Bob Schickedanz
  • Steve DeBoer
  • Angel Van Leeuwen
  • Todd March
  • Bob Leveille
  • Tyler Smith

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, – Friday, May 10, 2019 – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Newcastle Lions Club presented Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $8,000. The funds will be directed to the “Buy A Bed” Fundraiser and the Eye Centre at Bowmanville Hospital.

“Bowmanville Hospital is a very important part of our community and when the opportunity arose to support these great initiatives, it was a unanimous decision that we were happy to take part in,” said Debra McGaffin, President, Newcastle Lions Club. “We are proud to support a project that will offer the community peace of mind knowing that a state-of-the art hospital is just around the corner to support the needs of our growing and aging population.”

The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been one of the Newcastle Lions Club’s charities of choice for many years. The members have supported several important initiatives including the “Buy A Bed”, “Buy A Pump” and “Back the Cat” fundraisers, all of which have been instrumental in strengthening the quality of care Bowmanville Hospital provides to the community. One of the Club’s primary purposes is to support sight-related activities, and for that reason have continuously donated, for the last 12 years, to the Regional Eye Centre at Bowmanville Hospital.

Founded in 1947, the Newcastle Lions Club will celebrate an incredible 72 years of serving the community this month. From their involvement in the Santa Claus Parade and Fall Festival to Foodbank Drives and the Spring Road Clean-up, it is clear that the Club is dedicated to their community and its well-being.

“We are extremely grateful for this gift,” said Mr. Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “The support that our community’s service clubs demonstrate to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation continues to astonish us. Thanks to the Newcastle Lions Club for sharing in our important fundraising initiatives and for working together with us to build a healthier Clarington for all.”

The Newcastle Lions Club welcomes new members who want to contribute their time and effort to better support our community. For more information on how you can become a member of Newcastle Lions Club, please contact Lions President Debra McGaffin at 647-773-1110.

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital.  For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com

BOWMANVILLE, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is off to a strong start as awareness and excitement continue to build for the Redevelopment and Expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation hosted a special Campaign Presentation & Celebration at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex where they announced a new Campaign Cabinet, Campaign Logo and an incredible $5-million gift from the Municipality of Clarington.

In February of this year, the Municipality of Clarington Council took steps to approve the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s municipal ask of $5-million to the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. This marks the largest gift to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. The support of the Municipality is a major milestone for the Foundation as it continues to raise funds for the largest campaign in its history.

“Clarington Council was delighted to invest in local health care,” said Mayor Adrian Foster, Municipality of Clarington. “Our families, friends and loved ones rely on Bowmanville Hospital and the redevelopment and expansion project will ensure access to the care they need right here in Clarington, which is incredibly important to the future of our community.”

The Foundation has been busy recruiting a Campaign Cabinet; a group of strong community leaders who will play an important role in supporting the Foundation’s efforts to solicit and secure meaningful gifts for the project. The Campaign Cabinet is comprised of volunteer representatives from all sectors of the Clarington community. Led by Chair, Kirk Kemp, President, Algoma Orchards Ltd., these enthusiastic volunteers will provide a vital link between the Hospital and community. This is just the start, as Campaign Cabinet is expected to recruit a few more members.

Campaign Cabinet Members include:

• Kirk Kemp, Cabinet Chair
• Lawson Gay
• Bob Shickendanz
• Steve DeBoer
• Angel Van Leeuwen
• Todd March

“When an opportunity to further support the redevelopment of Bowmanville Hospital was presented, I was thrilled to take on the role as Campaign Chair,” said Kirk Kemp. “I applaud these men and women for their commitment to our Hospital and our community. Each one of them will help transform the local health care and continue to build momentum for this important campaign in our community. I am looking forward to achieving great things for Bowmanville Hospital.”

The Foundation also unveiled the new Campaign Brand and Logo: We Care, We Can – Investing in Our Health Care at the celebration event.This logo will live throughout the course of the campaign, as they work collaboratively with the Cabinet to meet financial goals and help Lakeridge Health deliver a fully redeveloped and expanded health care facility for the Clarington community.

“This incredible gift provided by the Municipality of Clarington comes at a pivotal time for health care in Clarington and across Durham Region,” said Matthew Anderson, President & CEO, Lakeridge Health. “We are extremely grateful for the Municipality’s support as we work to modernize facilities and enhance health care services to ensure people living in our community have better access to care close to home.”

“The support exemplified by the Municipality of Clarington is monumental to the Foundation and to Bowmanville Hospital,” said Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Their commitment to our Hospital and community is demonstrated once again through their decision to make this very generous gift to support the expansion project. We are extremely grateful for Mayor Foster and Council’s continued support.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, – Monday, April 8, 2019 – On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Major the Reverend Canon David Saunders, along with the congregation of St. Martin’s Anglican Church in Courtice, presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $10,000. The funds will be directed to the redevelopment and expansion project for Bowmanville Hospital.

“Many of our members have received care at Bowmanville Hospital and value the friendly, patient- focused approach taken by staff,” said Canon Saunders. “We recognize the need for a facility as important as our community hospital and the challenge it faces to continue to provide the vital services, comfort and patient centred care our residents have come to know, while serving Clarington’s growing population. We feel it is extremely important to donate our funds to support the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and the much needed redevelopment project, which will benefit so many in the local community and those well beyond its borders.”

Located in the chapel of White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence, St. Martin’s Anglican Church is a mixed denominational congregation made up of White Cliffe residents and others living throughout Clarington. For nearly 30 years, St. Martin’s has been supporting many community programs, including Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre, Oshawa Refuge, food banks and recently, a $10,000 donation to Durham Hospice, Clarington site. This is the first gift from St. Martin’s Anglican Church to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.

“The generosity demonstrated by St. Martin’s Anglican Church is an example of the incredibly benevolent and caring community the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is fortunate to belong to,” says Ms. Russell. “This gift marks an incredible accomplishment for the Church and their small congregation.

We are extremely thankful for their investment in our Hospital, in the lives of people and the community.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, Monday, February 25, 2019 – The Hennessey family had a lot to celebrate this Family Day. While watching the Peterborough Petes play the Niagara Ice Dogs, Steve Hennessey announced a $100,000 gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. This gift will go to support the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital and is made in honour of Kathleen Hennessey who was fondly remembered.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of my grandmother’s passing, and, as a family, we thought this was the perfect way to honour her memory while supporting a very important initiative,” said Mr. Hennessey, Realtor and Board Member, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Clarington has been great to our family over the years and we hope that by supporting the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital, it will continue to do the same for families in and around Clarington.”

As descendants of Irish immigrants, Kathleen and Herbert Hennessey raised nine children in Peterborough. In 1964, Kathleen became the family’s sole caretaker when her husband suffered a stroke. The majority of the Hennessey family still resides in and close to Peterborough. Several of Kathleen’s descendants reside throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Clarington and some have moved as far as Western Canada, primarily in the province of Alberta.

“We are grateful to the Hennessey family and for this generous gift,” said Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Steve has been a valuable member of our Foundation’s Board of Directors for several years and we thank him and his family for demonstrating

such a deep commitment to the health of our community and for reinforcing the true spirit of philanthropy.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.


BOWMANVILLE, Thursday, April 4, 2019
– Last week, Brendon VanderVeen of Funding Innovation presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $6,961.32. The funds were raised through the company’s 2018 Art Easel Program. To date, seven locations in Clarington display art easels with 100% of proceeds donated going to support the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. We are always looking for new store to join the program! Contact Andrea Russell at (905) 623-3331 x 1884 for more information.

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