Monthly Archives: September 2015


Make a Wish Program Recipient at Villa St. Gabriel Villa

September 11, 2015

St. Joseph’s Villa, Villa St. Gabriel Villa and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre continually strive to create opportunities for residents and patients to enrich their experience during their time at each of our facilities.  In antMItch and the Sudbury Wolvesicipation of unveiling the winners in June during Seniors Month, all three facilities launched a new program entitled “Make a Wish”.

In seeking to enhance the lives of our residents and patients, St. Joseph’s Villa, Villa St. Gabriel Villa, and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, granted one resident’s wish at each of the Villas and one patient’s wish at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.

On September 11, 2015, one such wish was granted at Villa St. Gabriel Villa for Mitch Morais.  Mitch’s wish was to meet a Sudbury Wolves player.  The facility received an overwhelming response from the Sudbury Wolves team.  Five players attended Villa St. Gabriel Villa to meet Mitch, present him with a signed jersey, hockey stick and tickets to their September 27th game when the Wolves will host the Mississauga Steelheads. This was followed by a one-on-one shoot out with the players and a howling moment with their mascot Howler.

Mitch and Howler

We wish to thank all families, volunteers, and staff who took the time to provide submissions for this program and continuing to work toward putting our residents and patients at the centre of all we do…Caring Beyond the Moment!






Mitch and his family attended the game on September 27th, 2015 whereby the Sudbury Wolves hosted the Mississauga Steelheads.

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The Sabourin Family donates another $10,000 to St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury for the Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund


Pascal Sabourin presents a cheque in honour of the Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund in the amount of $10,000 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Villa St. Gabriel Villa.  Since its launch in December 2013, the Fonds commémoratif   Monique Landry-Sabourin Memorial Fund has raised $50,000.  Funds will be placed towards Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

“The Sabourin Family decided to establish this fund in December 2013 to celebrate Monique’s tireless commitment from the vision to the construction and opening in March 2011 of a long-term care home in Chelmsford built on land generously donated by Gabriel Belanger ”explained Pascal Sabourin, Monique’s spouse.

Media Release – Monique Landry Sabourin Fund September 8,2015

Communique – Fonds commemoratif Monique Landry Sabourin Fund 8 september 2015

The Gabriel and Laura Belanger Fund


The St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury is pleased to launch the Gabriel and Laura Bélanger Fund in honour of Mr. and Mrs. Bélanger’s collective generosity to their community and to Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

Laura Bélanger has graciously donated $50,000 to start the fund which has been established to support initiatives at Villa St. Gabriel Villa in Chelmsford, Ontario.  Mr. and Mrs. Bélanger’s roots run deep within the community of Chelmsford and both played an integral part in the development of Villa St. Gabriel Villa which opened its doors in March 2011.

“The St. Joseph’s Foundation is most grateful to the Bélanger family for establishing this fund which will allow Villa St. Gabriel Villa to benefit for years to come”, stated Melanie Kanerva, Chair, St. Joseph’s Foundation.

“All of the dollars raised through these funds will go to specific projects and equipment for the Villa residents as chosen by the family on a yearly basis.  This year the funds will go toward the completion of the healing gardens at Villa St. Gabriel Villa.  On behalf of the organization and the residents we serve, I would like to thank the Bélanger  family and donors for their generosity”, stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO/Administrator.

Donations to the Gabriel and Laura  Bélanger  Fund can be made by contacting the St. Joseph’s  Foundation at 705-674-4447  or 1250 South Bay Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 6L9.

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