It is an exciting time of growth and transformation in Durham Region.
In 1991, the population of Clarington was just over 48,000. Today, Clarington is home to nearly 98,000 residents, and that number will continue to rise.
As the region’s population grows, the demand for health care services continues to rise. To meet this demand, Lakeridge Health is embarking on a master planning and consultation process with the province, health care providers, community stakeholders and citizens.
The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been working collaboratively with Lakeridge Health and cannot wait to unveil the Hospital’s Master Plan this spring. Lakeridge Health’s plan for the Bowmanville site will ensure there is enough room for a growing and aging population. We are currently at Stage 1 in the planning process.
There are so many ways to support the Redevelopment and Expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.
On October 25, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation hosted their Annual Fundraising Gala, The Venetian Masquerade Ball. Halminen Homes, the event’s Venue Sponsor, topped the evening when Campaign Chair, Kirk Kemp announced The Halminen Family Foundation & Lakeside Self Storage’s $2-million-and-1-dollar pledge to the hospital’s redevelopment and expansion project. This is the largest personal gift to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.
On 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.
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.
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.
Listen to Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer of Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, Kirk Kemp, Campaign Cabinet Chair and President of Algoma Orchards Ltd., and Mayor Adrian Foster, Municipality of Clarington discuss the announcement.
On the KX96 Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer:
On the CKDO Morning Show with Terry Johnston:
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville announced a $1,000,000 gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.
Surrounded by fellow volunteer members of the Association, friends, community leaders and Hospital staff, Past-President, Jocelyn Pierrepont, stepped forward to show the Association’s commitment to Bowmanville Hospital with the announcement of this leadership gift.
St Marys Cement Bowmanville (part of international building materials supplier, Votorantim Cimentos) surprised Board members, guests and staff with a surprise $250,000 pledge to Bowmanville Hospital’s redevelopment at the 2018 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Gala. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in Bowmanville in 2018, St Marys Cement has proudly supported Bowmanville Hospital Foundation for 21 of those 50 years!
Listen to Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer of Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and Tanya Pardy, Human Resources Manager of St Marys Cement Bowmanville discuss the donation on the KX96 Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors and guests, the Foundation raised an incredible $381,174 gross in proceeds which will be used to purchase 26 new stretchers and mattresses and support redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital – our most successful in 32 years of our Gala’s history!