The Haweater Shriners Donate $5,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre

Mindemoya, ON – On November 8, 2022, the Haweater Shriners donated $5,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC). These funds are earmarked for the Let’s Emerg Together campaign, the renovation and expansion of the Mindemoya Emergency Department.

With monies donated in the past, this brings the total donation to the Let’s Emerg Together campaign on behalf of the Haweater Shriners to $20,000. The funds are donated directly from Haweater Shriner members. Over the years, the Haweater Shriners have donated to a variety of Island health care facilities. Willis Campbell, the President for the past 7 years said “The Haweater Nobles considered the Let’s Emerg Together campaign, the renovation and expansion of the Mindemoya Emergency Department, as a priority. Quality health care in our community is top of mind for our membership”. In August of 2022 the Presidency of the Haweater Shriners was passed along to Noble Jim Ramsey.

Dennis McGregor, Chair of the Board of Directors said "On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to acknowledge the Haweaters Shiners for this generous donation and continued support of MHC and the community as a whole".

“I am always in awe of our local service club organizations who continue to step up for the community, particularly for the hospital. We are truly blessed to have such caring people in our midst. The funds donated by the Haweater Shriners will go a long way to get us to the finish line on this massive fundraising initiative” said Paula Fields, President and CEO of MHC.  Ms Fields went on to say “I am so proud of this community to have come together to help raise $2.5 million dollars to ensure the hospital remains financially responsible with no long-term debt for the next generations. Thank you to the Haweater Shriners for getting us that much closer to our goal”.

Media Contact: 

Kelly Timmermans

Communications and Development Co-ordinator

Manitoulin Health Centre

(705) 368-2300, ext 2335                 

Pictured above, left to right: Willis Campbell, Past Pesident, Haweater Shriners; Ted Taylor, Haweater Shriners; Dennis McGregor, Chair of the Board of MHC; Paula Fields, President and CEO of MHC; Jim Woods, Haweater Shriners; Judy MacKenzie, President, Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary; Carol Gilmore, Secretary Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary (regrets Jim Corrigan, original Haweater Shriner member)

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.