The Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Donate $2,800 to the Manitoulin Health Centre

Mindemoya, ON – On November 8, 2022, the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) received a donation of $2,800 from the Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club. These funds are earmarked for a new chemotherapy chair in the newly expanded and renovated Emergency Department at the Mindemoya site.


After a beloved community member passed, the membership of the Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club determined the donation would be specifically made to acquire a new chemotherapy chair for the new chemotherapy suite in Mindemoya. Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club President, Brian Mitchell said “Many community members have to travel away to receive chemotherapy treatment. The membership felt if we could contribute with a new chair, those patients would be able to be comfortable while receiving their treatment at home. This will help in the healing process and will allow families to focus on the health of their loved ones. We serve, where there is a need, there is a Lion”.


When asked about the donation, Paula Fields, President and CEO of MHC said “Thank you so much to the Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions for this generous donation. I have a close family member who spent a great deal of time in one of those chemotherapy chair and reminded me daily just how uncomfortable it was. This new chemotherapy chair will be a very welcome addition to the chemo suite. Thank you again to the Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions and your membership for making health care a priority in the community.”


Media Contact: 

Kelly Timmermans

Communications and Development Co-ordinator

Manitoulin Health Centre

(705) 368-2300, ext 2335                 


Pictured above, left to right: Dennis McGregor, Chairman of the Board of MHC; Brian Mitchell, President, Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club; Roxeanne G, Treasurer Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club; Annette Murphy, Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lion Member; Judy MacKenzie, President Mindemoya Ladies Auxiliary; Carol Gilmore, Secretary Mindemoya Ladies Auxiliary; Paula Fields, President and CEO of MHC


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.