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Sometimes, a new sport, game or book brings a group of friends, colleagues
        or neighbours closer together. For the neighbours in Wycliffe Cove, Victoria
        Harbour however, their desire to support the Georgian Bay General Hospital
        Foundation ignited a spark that quickly spread through their close-knit
                                                                              TED & LAUREL CHIVERS
        In 2016, Ted & Laurel Chivers attended a Breakfast of Champions at GBGH, and
        learned about the Cornerstone Partners program. They quickly recognized the
        powerful impact that this growing program could have on their community hospital,
        and made a commitment to support the hospital financially each year.

        Soon after, Ted & Laurel hosted a wine & cheese gathering at their home, inviting their neighbours to
        come and learn more about how they too could have an impact at GBGH through the Cornerstone   DAVE MINK WITH GBGHF
        Partners program. The spark ignited! Within a few months, six neighbours had joined Cornerstone,   ED NICOLE KRAFTSCIK
        and today this community contributes $26,000 each year to the GBGH Foundation’s Impact Fund.

        Over the past 5 years, the Cornerstone Partners program has also attracted a number of business members. Similar to
        Wycliffe Cove, many of our local business owners have a desire to support local health care, and are inspired to join the
        Cornerstone Partners when presented with the opportunity.

        Welcome to our New & Ascending Cornerstone Partners!
        New:                    Ascending:
        Chris & Joan Tulley     Dave, Michelle & AJ Mink (Gold)
        James Layter            Bob & Sheila Burk (Diamond)
        William Stoner          Ron Chalmers & Gord Fraser (Diamond)
        Jane (Jeannie) Connolly

        If you know of a local business, community group or neighbourhood who might be interested in learning more about the Cornerstone
        Partners program (and igniting a spark of their own), please contact Christine Baguley ( or 705-526-1300 ext 5338).


                                      Kickstart Your Heart – January 31 to February 14, 2022
                                      Join us as we all come together to celebrate love, hearts, and purchase new defibrillators
                                      & crash carts for our Hospital. We are partnering with Conrad & Donna Huber again this
                                      year to ensure GBGH is equipped to keep our hearts beating. For more details visit:

                                      Glenn Howard Charity Golf Classic – Friday, August 12, 2022
                                      The Glenn Howard golf tournament returns, with a brand new look! This year’s tournament
                                      is presented by Scotiabank, and will take place at the Midland Golf & Country Club. For
                                      more details visit:

                                      Virtual Breakfast of Champions – March 24, May 19
                                      Join us for a VIRTUAL behind-the-scenes tour, informative presentation and interactive
                                      Q&A about your Georgian Bay General Hospital! A great opportunity to learn about how
                                      the Hospital & Foundation work together to serve our community. To RSVP, contact Lisa
                                      Wanamaker (, or call 705-526-GIVE (4483).
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