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Peter Jennings is a journalist and published author who now calls Georgian Bay home. Prior to writing full time, Peter spent his career in corporate communications running agencies handling marketing, advertising, branding, PR and content production.

In 2021, Peter first visited Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) as a patient, and learned about the Heartfelt Thanks program. Appreciative of the great care received, he made a donation in honour of the Emergency Department & Diagnostic Imaging teams. Over the next year, Peter responded to a number of the Foundation’s requests for support, as he feels strongly that it’s important to give back and help others where he can.

In December 2022, Peter attended the Foundation’s Virtual Breakfast of Champions, and learned about the Monthly Giving program. At the end of the meeting, he became a monthly giving donor, and joined a family of 50 other individuals who choose to invest in their local hospital and make a significant impact through a regular monthly gift.

“In a wonderful community like Midland and beyond, few things can be more crucial than a robust hospital. The constant demand for brilliant health providers and up-to-date equipment (such as the much needed MRI technology) requires diligent support from the general public. This is why I choose to donate to Georgian Bay General Hospital on a monthly basis. I hope you will too.” ~ Peter Jennings

In 2023, all new monthly donations will be matched by GBGH volunteer and donor, James Layter. To learn more, visit or contact Lisa Wanamaker ( or 705-526-1300 ext. 5342).

On March 22, 2023, Coland Developments Corporation announced a $100,000 gift to the Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) Foundation. The gift will support the GBGH Foundation’s Impact Fund, supporting the most critical priorities for the hospital. Coland Developments’ co-owner and shareholder, David Colagiacomo, first shared the news of the gift at the Foundation’s Power of Giving Gala in September 2022, with the first $20,000 donated to the event.

Coland Developments is a developer and general contracting construction company that specializes in the design build of medical and dental buildings, retail buildings, institutional buildings, daycare buildings, hospitality and professional or corporate buildings.  They are currently renovating the medical offices at 240 Penetanguishene Road, developing the Midland Town Centre (710 Balm Beach Road E.), and have future plans for Midland Market Square (Highway 12, west of Beamish Road).

“Coland is working to build a stronger, healthier and safer community in Midland because we believe that this is an excellent, growing area that merits investment and first-class development,” shares Robert Colagiacomo, President of Coland Developments. “We are committed to this partnership with the GBGH Foundation because we recognize the needs of Georgian Bay General Hospital are long-term, and we want to work together to strengthen health care in this community.”

The annual pledge of $20,000 over the next five years will help the GBGH Foundation to address the mounting list of high priority equipment needs at the Midland hospital. GBGH has identified more than $11-million in equipment and technology that must be replaced or updated in the next few years, including a new MRI machine.

“This important partnership with Coland Developments is right in line with our mission is to empower GBGH to deliver exceptional health care,” says Nicole Kraftscik, CEO, GBGH Foundation. “They are strengthening community health care through development, and investing in the hospital to benefit every patient who comes through our doors.  We are incredibly grateful for their commitment.”

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