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Georgian College Students supporting RVH

The RVH Foundation has partnered with Georgian College Advertising students in their final semester. The students have been tasked with developing an advertising campaign in support of Advanced Cardiac Care or Child and Youth Mental Health Services at RVH. Click the links below to view these campaigns!

Advanced Cardiac Care Services

Child & Youth Mental Health Services

Toronto Argonauts JUMP for RVH!

Curtis Newton and Cam Walker of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club join the Jumping Jack Challenge to raise awareness for Advanced Cardiac Care programs at RVH – an initiative that was recently launched by Georgian College Advertising and Marketing students in cooperation with the RVH Foundation. Now it’s your turn! Post your individual and team videos to social media and remember to tag RVH Foundation on Facebook and @RVHFoundation on Twitter. Be sure to include the hashtag #TeamRVH and challenge your friends and colleagues to JUMP for RVH next! Donations supporting this initiative can be made online at

When a heart attack happens...time is muscle...heart muscle! Do you know how far you are from Advanced Cardiac Care? 
Heart of Gold is a social website and donation portal that harnesses the power of geomapping – demonstrating the need for Advanced Cardiac Care by pin pointing the viewer’s location on a map and identifying factors like distance to help and average response times in an emergency. The web based campaign is designed to raise awareness AND funds in support of Advanced Cardiac Care.

Check it out!

We invite everyone to check out the new website and encourage you to share across social media channels. Don’t forget to add your own pin to the map! Together, we will continue to transform healthcare for the people of Simcoe Muskoka. 

Hearts and Minds

Inspiring care.....

Thanks to generous support from people throughout this region, the ‘I Believe’ campaign for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Phase 1 Expansion was a huge success, exceeding the $35 million goal! We could not have done it without your generous support. Everyday we see the impact those donations have on our patients.

Now that the Phase 1 Expansion is open, we can focus our efforts on bringing more services and programs to the residents of North Simcoe Muskoka. One of our next exciting initiatives is to develop Advanced Cardiac Care at RVH.

We live in an area where heart problems are prevalent and on the rise. North Simcoe Muskoka is the only Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) in the province without advanced cardiac services within its boundaries and as result, more than 3,000 people from Simcoe Muskoka currently travel to Southlake Regional Health Centre each year to receive treatment. The program will provide advanced cardiac diagnostics and interventions, such as coronary angioplasty in the future. This would ensure all North Simcoe Muskoka residents who suffer a heart attack will have access to treatment, which must be received within 90 minutes of a heart episode

The Advanced Cardiac Care unit will allow for interventional and preventative treatment and procedures for our patients now provided at Southlake Regional Health Centre. In the future, two new cardiac catheterization labs will provide advanced cardiac diagnostics and interventions, including angioplasty and angiography. In order to prepare for this change Southlake has agreed to work with RVH to ensure a smooth transition.

We endeavor to provide inspiring and excellent care, and the new Advanced Cardiac Care unit will be a great addition to our hospital. We will need the support of the community in order to be successful.


For a complete update list of players in this years game please check here frequently!

Hockey Night In Simcoe County

Last year's Hockey Night in Barrie VII was a resounding success!

The sell-out crowd at the Barrie Molson Centre on August 13, 2015 raised $228,400 bringing the total raised in eight years to $1.4 millions for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre - proceeds that will support the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre and future Child and Youth Mental Health mental health program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. 

Hockey Night In Simcoe County hits the ice on August 11, 2016 at the Barrie Molson Centre.

The 2016 game will mark the ninth year current and past NHL players have skated alongside community leaders, including Brown, the founder of the event.
To purchase your tickets, please visit  here!


M*A*S*H Bash

The most anticipated ski event of the season - M*A*S*H Bash invaded the hills of Snow Valley Ski Resort on Friday, February 5th to benefit the future Child and Youth Inpatient Mental Health Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Our 29th year of Bashing at Snow Valley was a resounding success, raising more than $20,000! Thank you to all who came out to support it!

Please contact the RVH Foundation if you would like to support this year's event. Details for the upcoming event will be posted to our website as they become available. 

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Fundraising Ideas

Are you having a special occasion and want to support Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre?  Are you looking for a reason to get your friends and family together, for a good cause? Here are a few ides...

Birthday Party

Golf Tournament

Bake Sale

Bike Ride

Car Wash

Hockey Game

Hair Cut

Ladies Night

Retirement Party



Baseball Tournament

Garage Sale


Is your club, school or organization planning an upcoming event?​

Perhaps a dance, a business opening or sports tournament? Why not consider making it a fundraiser for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre?

The RVH Foundation is happy to help guide you in the planning of your special event. Click the image below to download our Partners in Caring Package.

  • July 25, 2016  - The goal is to raise $25 million with construction for an advanced cardiac care centre to begin in 2017. read more
  • July 02, 2016  - The 2016 Crystal Cup was awarded to the team of Frank Berdan, Scott Elliott, Andrew Zyp and Derek Dean with a score of 61. The Crystal Classic raised almost $174,000 for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Hearts & Minds campaign. read more
  • June 28, 2016  - The Rotaract Club of Barrie has pledged $25,000 to RVH read more
  • June 22, 2016  - Their pledge will be directed to purchasing equipment for the cancer centre. This is the Procee’s third pledge to the health centre’s latest fundraising campaign with two previous gifts of $25,000 each. read more
  • June 15, 2016  - Huber Family helps bring advanced cardiac care close to home read more
  • June 09, 2016  - Crystal Bell, manager of RVH’s mental health and addiction program, shows off artwork completed by some of the more than 160 patients who have used the urgent crisis centre since it opened in October 2015. The art will be hung up in the centre read more
  • June 05, 2016  - Glen Plumridge began training less than three months ago and was beyond happy to have completed his first half marathon Sunday morning at the Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon read more
  • June 04, 2016  - At age 15, Amber McAuley did not think life was worth living. Suffering from severe depression and anxiety, she eventually tried to kill herself. read more
  • June 01, 2016  - The presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Barrie, Barrie-Huronia and Kempenfelt gathered recently at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) read more
  • May 26, 2016  - Kyle Graham and Josh Duncan from 104.1 The Dock radio were at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Thursday to raise money for the Radio for Cardiology campaign read more
  • May 25, 2016  - More than 1,100 people took part in the 29th annual Rotary Club of Barrie Fun Run or Walk event Wednesday night, which began at the Southshore Centre. read more
  • May 24, 2016  - A radiothon at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is set to raise $500,000 for a cardiac catheterization lab at the hospital. read more
  • May 18, 2016  - National Bank has made a huge deposit into an RVH account. The Barrie hospital today announced they’ve recently received a donation of $100,000 from National Bank. read more
  • May 17, 2016  - Tyger Shark digital creative agency has teamed up with Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to tell you if you’ll survive a heart attack. read more
  • May 13, 2016  - Wes Wannamaker was shopping in Barrie when he experienced his fourth heart attack. read more
  • May 04, 2016  - When Nathan Fraser was eight years old, he knew something was off. read more
  • May 04, 2016  - Every time I hear about a child’s struggles with mental illness, my heart breaks. read more
  • May 03, 2016  - The annual McHappy Day was a success in the area, with $52,000 being raised in Barrie yesterday. read more
  • April 22, 2016  - Avid cyclist Mark Herbst has been planning a solo bike trip across America for three years. read more
  • April 08, 2016  - Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has installed a new state-of-the-art CT scanner. read more
Message from the President/CEO
RVH has been caring for our community
since 1897 when the very first four-
bed hospital opened in Barrie.
In 2012, we opened our $450
million expansion that...

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