Everything was on our side for this perfect day on the water – incredible weather, the spectacular views of the city from Toronto Harbour, impressive boats and a wonderful complement of generous MAPP donors and their guests. It was perfect.
EllisDon designs, constructs, finances, operates and maintains almost anything that can be built. It completes in excess of $3 billion worth of contracts annually, across Canada and internationally. It started in London, Ontario as a general contractor, and today, it is a large company with construction at its core, building everything from skyscrapers to hospitals, and from transit systems to hydroelectric projects.
As Canadian Golf Magazine has said: “A round at Coppinwood shouldn’t be missed.” The Ken and Nancy Shaw Providence Golf Classic (PGC), presented by EllisDon, is back at Coppinwood Golf Club near Uxbridge, Ontario. We are delighted that Coppinwood is our five-year PGC partner, donating the green fees each year to help ensure we raise significant funds for Providence Healthcare.
Michelle Dubé, co-anchor of CTV News Toronto, was the keynote speaker at the 9th annual Women in Philanthropy (WIPP) Inspiration Evening held recently in Toronto. Her presentation took the form of a window into her world as a “news lady”, providing insight into some of the challenges she faces and the rewards that come with being a trusted newscaster who gets to be close to people for brief, but meaningful, glimpses into their lives.
Charity work has always been important to Dick Duff and we are delighted that he has chosen Providence as one of the charities he continues to support. If you see him at this year’s tournament, don’t hesitate to shake his hand and let him know what a legend he has been to you.
On September 9, Providence will be celebrating Grandparents’ Day with a “Walk, Run & Roll-a-thon”. I’ll be walking with my “grand-dog”, Henri (because I don’t have grandchildren), and I will also be walking to show my love for my Dad, who is an amazing grandfather for my two daughters (Dad won’t be at the event because he is on a four-month trip – at 90-years-old he will be kayaking in the Arctic). But most of all, I will be walking to honour my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Scott – Granny.
Ellen likes her bed! A 92-year-old mother of five, grandmother of nine and great grandmother to an increasing brood of little ones, Ellen is one of the 288 residents who live in our long-term care home – Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence.
Donors in our men’s philanthropy group – Men Advancing Philanthropy for Providence (MAPP) – has voted to make the Providence Healthcare Simulation Program its funded project for the next year. The donors have voted to direct $100,000 of their dollars to this innovative program, which was one of three projects presented by Providence staff for their consideration at the MAPP annual voting meeting in June.
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