Central Manitoulin Lions Club Donates an additional $1,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre

Mindemoya, ON – On November 8, 2022, the Central Manitoulin Lions Club donated $1,000 the Manitoulin Health Centre. These funds are earmarked for the Let’s Emerg Together campaign, the renovation and expansion of the Mindemoya Emergency Department.

For the past five years the Central Manitoulin Lions Club has been hosting an annual haunted trail. The haunted trail takes place at the Pioneer Museum so funds traditionally have been donated back to the museum which is overseen by the Historical Society. After discussions with Ted Taylor, the Historical Society president, it was determined the Lions Club, in conjunction with the Historical Society would donate the proceeds to the Let’s Emerge Together program in support of the expansion of the local hospital’s emergency department.

The haunted trail raised just over $970, but the Central Manitoulin Lions Club decided to round the donation up to equal $1,000. This is the second $1,000 donation this year by the Central Manitoulin Lions Club towards the Let’s Emerg Together campaign. When speaking with Alison Sloss, the Vice-President of the Central Manitoulin Lion’s Club, she said “It’s definitely a cause that we will all benefit from, especially the Central Manitoulin community”.

“Thank you so much to the Central Manitoulin Lions Club and the Historical Society for this kind donation. This is one of the many benefits of living in a small community. We are so fortunate to have such great service organizations that continue to put health care in our community first” said Paula Fields, President and CEO of MHC.

Media Contact: 

Kelly Timmermans

Communications and Development Co-ordinator

Manitoulin Health Centre

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Pictured above, left to right: Tim Taylor, Historical Society President; Dennis McGregor, Chairman of the Board of Directors for MHC; Alison Sloss, Vice President Central Manitoulin Lions Club; Paula Fields, President and CEO of MHC; Judy MacKenzie, President Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary; Carol Gilmore, Secretary Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary

The Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) is a two-site small rural hospital serving the people of Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island). We are proud to operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinabek people. MHC is committed to ongoing action, awareness, and education that build on reconciliation efforts, and to work against anti-Indigenous racism. We honour the land and First nations presence, practices, language, ceremonies and protocols.