Hosted by Heritage Estate Winery, RVH is proud to have been chosen as the beneficiary of this charitable event, with all proceeds supporting patient care at RVH and the Specialized Seniors Recreation Therapy Program. This event promises to be a wonderful day where you’ll find delicious food, provided by “Krew Catering”, an artisan market, live music, raffles and prizes – all in a physically distanced way.
Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 35 charitable races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. This year, the Race took place virtually on the weekend of October 16-17. For the first time ever, Simcoe Muskoka was chosen to host one of the virtual races, and the region stepped up for our kids. Hundreds of people either walked or ran in support, and raised over $150,000.
Funds will support youth mental health emergency services through specialized mental healthcare, designed for the unique needs of young people. Youth will be cared for in a customized space that is private and calming with direct and immediate access to staff who specialize in managing their care. Your support will ensure patients have the right care when and where they need it, easing stress for patients and their families, along with taking away the sense of stigma often felt with emergency visits.
Cycling Across Canada for Child and Youth Mental Health Educational Programs at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Local teachers Nancy Newman, Aaryn Coutts and James Carson are pedalling their way from Cape Spear, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia to raise funds for educational programming for the Child and Youth Mental Health program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. They will cycle 7600 kilometres (4750 miles) in July and August, 2019.
The trio say they are motivated to help youth, as they see first hand in their educator roles the challenges some students face, including mental health.
Nancy is an avid cyclist; a former road bike racer who specializes in endurance riding. She enjoys the changing seasons on the roads and trails around the Collingwood and surrounding area while on her bike, snowshoes or skis. She has participated in a variety of fundraising events over the years.
James models an active lifestyle as an elementary Physical Education teacher. He enjoys all types of sport, spending time with his family, and helping others. James is passionate about being a mental health advocate, and is looking forward to crossing Canada to help as many young people as possible.
Aaryn is a passionate cyclist who highly enjoys being on her bike and riding with friends. She loves exploring, adventuring and cruising throughout Barrie and the surrounding area on two wheels. Aaryn came into cycling through her participation in a variety of charity bike riding events in support of stroke and cancer research. Raising awareness for mental health is a cause that is close to her heart. She is honoured and elated to be joining James and Nancy on this epic adventure across Canada.
This is the fourth year that Equipe ’78 is running the Toronto to Montreal charity ride. Each year a charity is selected to be the beneficiary of our efforts, and this time our efforts will support the fundraising efforts of Team Project Linear Acceleration, a cycling duo that participated in this year’s Race Across America. Along with cyclist Paul Millar, cyclist Mark Herbst rode in honour of his wife Jackie, a three time cancer survivor, raising funds for the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. Funds will be used to equip RVH’s new Linear Accelerator with specialized tools and technologies used to deliver radiation treatments to cancer patients, advancing patient care in this large geographical region. This will also help to further alleviate Simcoe Muskoka residents use of Toronto area cancer centres, benefitting patient flow and wait times in the GTA and in Simcoe Muskoka.
Registration for this fully supported event is free. Those participating in Stage 2 are required to also setup a fundraising page and raise a minimum $1,000.00. A custom rider jersey will be included. Follow the instructions in the registration confirmation email.
Stage 1 – The Training Ride – Ajax to Kingston – 230km
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. departure
Each rider is required to reserve their room by completing the form in this link https://reservations.sl.on.ca/ . Please use Group ID: 038281 Pin: 1477 when registering online. You can also call the college at 1 (833) 752-2663. The Room Rate is $62.00 plus taxes. The Promo Code is Racer Sportif. Riders will either return with the support vehicles or via self arranged transportation.
Stage 2 – The Gran Fondo – Ajax to Montreal – 540km
Friday, August 23, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. departure
Day 1 of Stage 2 is a repeat of the Training Ride. The ride starts at Ajax GO Station parking lot (100 Westney Road South, Ajax, Ontario, L1S 7H3) and ends at St. Lawrence College (23 Country Club Road, Kingston, Ontario, K7M 9A4).
Each rider is required to reserve their room by completing the form in this link https://reservations.sl.on.ca/ . Please use Group ID: 038134 Pin: 1111 when registering online. You can also call the college at 1 (833) 752 2663. The Room Rate is $62.00 plus taxes.
Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. – departure
Day 2 of Stage 2 departs at 8:00 a.m. from the St Lawrence College Residence in Kingston. The second day is a longer ride. The ride ends at 249 Boulevard Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 1Y3 just outside of Montreal. The support crew will load all equipment and riders and head to Le Nouvel Hotel and Spa (1740 Rene-Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1R3).
A block of single accommodation rooms have been prearranged. The price of the room is $199.00 per night plus taxes. Ride participants are required to reserve their rooms. Please call Lalia Elmtouni at (514) 931-8841 ext 2683. Promo Code is 842716 under the group name Racer Sportif. The return to Toronto will be either via the support vehicles or via self made arrangements.
Thank you to our event sponsors
Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Liberty North
To purchase tickets visit eventbrite.ca
Donations made in support of the RVH Obstetrics Bereavement Program and the RVH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will help support the evolution of space and technologies to deliver support for future generations. Thank you for your support.
Donations will be accepted in support of the
Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH.
Visiting Dunnett’s Dark Lair has become a Halloween tradition for hundreds of Barrie residents over the last 13 years. Chris Arnott is once again planning to delight trick or treaters with frightfully good decor at his home at 59 Dunnett’s Drive in Barrie, Ontario.
It is free to take in the chills, but guests are invited to donate to support the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). Donations can be made at the Dunnett’s Dark Lair display or using the donation form below.
Chris’ work over the years has not only thrilled trick or treaters locally, but it has also been recognized abroad in the 2017 Home Haunters DVD Awards, the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show for Best Home Haunt in 2017 and 2012, the Best Canadian Garage Haunt Award from the Canadian Haunter’s Association, and most recently, Best Canadian Yard Haunt for 2019 from the Canadian Haunters Association.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Presented by Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia
For more information visit huroniarotary.org/fire-ice-gala/
Friday, February 14, 2020
Holiday Inn Barrie
Presented by Paramedic Nat & Brainstorm Revolution
For more information and tickets visit eventbrite.ca
Family Fun Run/Walk
Bridget’s Run is a 1km/5km family fun run/walk in recognition of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Event organizers kindly chose Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Obstetrics Bereavement Program as well as Bridget’s Bunnies as beneficiaries of funds raised.
In honour of his little brother’s cancer journey and the 30-day diagnosis he received. Lt. Niles will carry the 30 lbs. rucksack and along the way, he will be wearing the name tags of those at 16 Wing who have been impacted by cancer. At any point in his journey, members of 16 Wing can join Lt. Niles and carry the ruck. As Lt. Niles says, “We all carry the burden of those affected by cancer. We carry their memories and their loss. But it is a burden that can be shared”. The ruck and name tags are symbols of this burden. While RVH does not treat paediatric cancer, Lt. Niles is passionate about raising funds in support of regional cancer care.
Please note: this effort is a personal fundraising effort conceived, organized and led by Lt. Aaron Niles to benefit regional cancer care and that 100% of the funds raised will be donated in support of patient care at RVH and the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Tanger Outlets Cookstown is supporting this cause in a big way. Proceeds from the sale of the $10 Pink Savings Cards will support Breast Cancer Imaging Services at RVH. Specifically, funds will be directed towards upgrading all four mammography units, which are at the recommended replacement point.
Since its inception, the Think Pink Golf Tournament has raised over $80,000 in support of patient care, and that would not have been possible without the generous contributions of the committee, sponsors, auction donors and players.
One of the key fundraising priorities for the future is to replace the aging mammography equipment and your support of this tournament helps RVH with that goal. With 20,000 mammograms performed each year at RVH, the mammography equipment is the work horse of diagnostics. The funds for the purchase of mammography equipment and other hospital equipment must be covered by donors. Equipment like this is not something the government supports.
Proceeds from Think Pink supports new equipment purchases like mammography equipment, and we know, state of the art equipment will give patients the best odds in the fight against breast cancer.